Western SLOVAKIA

Devín
CAMP:
RE-ENACTMENTS of Knights’ Camp – Knights’ Mounted Tournaments at the historical site of Devín near Bratislava include historical fencing, period dances, crafts, coin minting and period food and beverages that used to be enjoyed on festive occasions. On July 6, the event organised by Tovarišstvo Starých Bojových Umení a Remesiel (Guild of Old Martial Arts and Crafts) and the City Museum Bratislava, starts at 11:00. Tickets cost €4-€6; more information can be found at www.bkis.sk, www.tostabur.sk.

Bratislava
DISCUSSION:
TEDxBratisla-va – The fifth year of this conference that focuses on innovation, creativity, new technologies and ideas worth spreading around, will see, among other things, designer and engineer Štefan Klein, dancer Jaro Viňarský, Icelandic traveller Vilborg Gissurar-dóttir, US photographer Nan-cy Ann Coyne and others. There will also be “viewing parties” in other locations of Bratislava, for example, in Cvernovka.
Starts: July 5, 8:00; new Slovak National Theatre building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €50-€200 for the whole day. More info: www. tedxbratislava.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Baroque Explorations 2014 – Jolanta Kowalska-Pawlikowska, soprano; Zoltán Megyesi, tenor; Marian Krejčík, bass; Musica Aeterna and Szczawnicki Chór Kameralny will perform Baroque music.
Starts: July 4, 20:30; Franciscan Church, Franciscan Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ WORKSHOP:
Letná Jazzová Dielňa / Summer Jazz Workshop – The annual summer workshop for beginning professionals as well as for jazz amateurs will be led this year by Karle Ruzicka (saxophone-US/CZ), Michal Bugala (guitar-SK), Pavel Wlosok (piano and harmonium-IS/CZ), Robert Blazar (bass and double bass-CZ), Daniel Čačija (vocals-HR) and Peetr Solárik (drums-SK).
Starts: June 30-July 4; Bratislava Conservatory, Tolstého Street. Admission: €79. More info: www.facebook.com/pages/Letn%C3%A1-jazzov%C3%A1-die%C4%BE%C5%88a/237169460207; sjs@gti.sk.

Bratislava
MULTI-GENRE FESTIVAL:
Tutti Frutti – To mark the end of the multi-genre festival in the Trnavské Mýto market hall, musician Jonáš Gruska will play a piece composed specifically for the site on ventilation pipes as part of the Site-Specific Resonances event.
Starts: June 30, 18:00; Tržnica / Market Hall, Trnavské Mýto 3. Admission: free. More info: www.tuttifrutti-festival.sk.

Bratislava
SPORTS FESTIVAL:
Festival Divokej Vody 2014 / White-water Festival 2014 – The third year of this unique event offers aquatic sports (rafting for €1), relaxation and various competitions and games in the white-water complex in Čunovo near Bratislava, for adults and children.
Starts: July 5-6, 10:00; Areál Divoká Voda Čunovo. Admission: free. More info: www.divokavoda.sk.

Bratislava
MUSIC/MULTICULTURAL:
Medzinárodná Bratislava / International Bratislava – Within the Cultural Summer in Bratislava, the California Youth Symphony will play in the Slovak Radio building; visually impaired musicians from Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland will sing in the Main Square, as will Balkan Strings from Serbia; and jazz, ethnic and folk concerts will be offered in the Main and Hviezdoslavovo Squares .
Starts: July 1-6, evenings; various sites. Admission: various, mostly free. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
DANCE PERFROMANCE:
Genuine Transformer – This dance-movement piece will be performed to electronic music.
Starts: June 30, 18:00; Čitáreň U červeného raka reading space. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
CHESS:
Maxišach – Maxi-Chess – Open-air chess on the pavement in the park will be open and free to the public.
Starts: Fri 15:00-20:00; weekends 14:00-20:00 July 4 – Aug 24; Hviezdoslavovo Squa-re. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
OPEN-AIR CONCERT:
Kultúrne Leto na Magio pláži – The popular beach on the Petržalka bank of the Danube River will host several concerts, starting with Latin music by Azúcar Cubana on July 3.
Starts: July 3, 19:00; Magio Pláž beach. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Tom Odell – British singer Tom Odell, winner of Brit Awards’ prize of reviewers, who is considered one of the biggest surprises among newcomers, will play his brand of rock/pop in Bratislava, supported by Genius Locci.
Starts: July 5, 20:00 Genius Locci)-21:00 (Tom Odell); Stará Tržnica / Old Market Hall, SNP Square. Admission: €35. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Svet Japonských Bábik / The World of Japanese Dolls – Exhibition brings the 70 most common traditional Japanese dolls, reflecting an aspect of everyday life and local artisan skills.
Open: daily except for Mon 9:00-17:00 July 4 – Aug 24; Main building of the Slovak National Museum, Vajans-kého Nábrežie 2. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www. sk.emb-japan.go.jp; www. snm.sk.

Piešťany
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Piešťanský festival – The Piešťany Festival of classical music offers a host of concerts, including that of the Mucha Quartet, playing the works of Mozart, Dvořák, Maurice Ravel and Slovak Iľja Zeljenka on the occasion of the national holiday of Cyril and Methodius, the two Slavonic evangelists responsible for bringing Christianity to the region.
Starts: July 5, 19:00; Ss Cyril and Methodius Church. Admission: free. More info: www.piestany.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Východná/Liptov
FOLKLORE FESTIVAL:
Folklore Festival Východná – The oldest folklore festival in Slovakia celebrates its 60th anniversary with a four-day programme that includes battles of folklore ensembles, concerts of soloists, a choir and the orchestra of the Lúčnica ensemble playing together in a full-length performance.
Starts: July 3-6; municipality of Východná. Admission: €4-€24. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk; www. festivalvychodna.sk.

Banská Štiavnica
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Festival Bachovej Hudby – Bachtribute 2014 – The festival of Bach’s music focuses on the works of this genius composer, performed by organ players from three countries (Tomáš Mi-hálik, Imrich Szabó and Zuza-na Vontorčíková from Slova-kia; Peter Frisée from Austria and Filip Holacký from the Czech Republic).
Starts: July 1-5, various hours; St Catherine’s Church. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.bachtribute.com.

Banská Bystrica
ALTERNATIVE MUSIC:
Urpín fest 2014 – The festival promoting Slovak and foreign alternative underground music promotes music “against violence and intolerance”. Performers include Karpina (SK), Alkehol (CZ), Saturnus (DK), Shining (SE), Dorota Nvotová (SK), Chinaski (CZ) Claymore (BG), as well as metal and punk bands on side-stages.
Starts: July 4-5; Kremnička football stadium. Admission: €15. More info: https://sk-sk.facebook.com/events/520380688075796/.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
FESTIVAL:
MAZAL Tov Košice, the festival of Jewish culture, this year offers a new project, the Jewish Music of Visegrad, featuring bands from Slovakia (Kaschauer Klezmer Band), Hungary (Budapest Klezmer Band), Poland (Max Klezmer Band) and the Czech Republic (reading of blogger Beáta Beregrad to the music of EldoraRe). The festival also offers a photo exhibition, a tour of Jewish sites in the city, a quiz, and traditional Jewish cuisine and kosher wines. Events take places in various venues between July 4 and 6, with the guided tour on August 2-3. Tickets can be bought via Ticketportal, MiC Košice or one hour in advance at the site. More information can be found at www.mazaltov.sk.

Košice
EXHIBITION:
Daniel Hafner – The exhibition of Austrian artist Daniel Hafner presents the results of his residence in Košice within the K.A.I.R (Košice Artists in Residence) project.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until July 20; Kunsthalle / Hala Umenia, Rumanova 1. Admission: €0.70-€1. Tel: 0907/214-802; www.huk.sk.

Tatranská Lomnica
CRAFTS EXHIBITION:
Sú-časní majstri ĽUV / Current Master of Folk Crafts – Two contemporary masters of traditional folk crafts and arts, Jozefína Bilíková and Cyril Horák, present accessories made of cloth and metal. The exhibition offers works that are traditional, but with elements of modern design.
Open: Tue–Sat 10:30-16:30 until Sep 13; ÚĽUV Gallery, Tatranská Lomnica 36. Admission: free. Tel: 052/4467 -322; www.uluv.sk.