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Western SLOVAKIA

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
THE GOLDEN Age Concert revives the ‘golden age’ of US jazz from the 1920s-40s, with Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra (US), Saxophone Syncopators (CZ/SK) and Fats Jazz Band (SK) playing ragtime, Dixieland and swing. The day before the concert, August 26, Arenella will give a workshop within the evening jazz ateliers in the KontAKT centre on Ventúrska Street. The Bratislava concert takes place on August 27 at 19:00 in the V-Klub in SNP Square 12. Admission is €16, and tickets can be obtained by calling 02/5293-3321 or via www.ticketportal.sk. The second, solo concert of the Dreamland Orchestra, takes place on August 28 in Kursalón in Piešťany at 20:00.

Bratislava
WORLD MUSIC:
La Noche Cubana – The Azúcar Cubana band, featuring new members and new tunes, plays Latin music onboard a ship on the Danube River.
Starts: Aug 25, 19:00; Martin boat, Pontoon No. 52, platform No. 1. Admission: €7. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Wiener Jeunesse Orchester – The internationally prominent Wie-ner Jeunesse Orchester makes its Slovak debut, as conducted by American Daniel Meyer, performing the works of Béla Bartók and Richard Strauss.
Starts: Aug 28, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €12-€22. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava
TATTOO FESTIVAL:
Tattoo Street Fest – The festival offers reputed tattooists (Samuel Po-túček, Erich Rabel, Adam Van Dame, Špendlo and more), musicians (Separ Strapo Boyband, Momo Tono S. – Decko, Zverina – Shomi, etc.) bike acrobatics, a Graffiti Jam, street ball and more.
Starts: Aug 29-31; Refinery Gallery, Vlčie Hrdlo 1. Admission: €12 (one day)-€27 (three days). Tel: 0918/666-633; www. refinerygallery.sk.

Bratislava
LGBTI EVENT:
Radio Kiki – The two-day summer party of the LGBTI community is comprised of discos, concerts, a barbecue, a debate and a literary club with domestic and foreign DJs and performers (DJ Coco, Douglas Dare, DJ Man Bear-Machine, etc.).
Starts: Aug 29-30, Batelier, Fuga, Továrenská 14. Tel: 0914 /267-889; www.batelier.sk; fuga.forumabsurdum.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Čechomor – Playing mainly traditional Czech folklore-inspired rock music (UK producer and Killing Joke front man Jaz Coleman produced their 2001 album Proměny) Čechomor are regular guests at Ateliér Babylon.
Starts: Aug 27, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava
SPORT:
Bratislava – Inline – The 11th year of the weekly Friday city summer rides in the capital will soon come to an end, with the 10th ride offering a traditional route and a drawing from raffle tickets by Bratislava-inline.
Starts: Aug 29, 21:00 (mee-ting time 20:00); relaxation zone / playground between Aupark shopping centre and Sad Janka Kráľa Park). Admission: free. More info: www. bratislava-inline.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Kremnica
FESTIVAL:
SLOVAKIA’S only festival of humour, Kremnické gagy / Kremnica Gags in its 34th year offers world renowned mime artist Milan Sládek as head of the jury that selects the Golden Gander (Zlatý gunár) award winner and the Struck Goose (Trafená hus) laureate who comes up with the most shocking act. The festival also features comedians, jugglers, caricaturists, magicians, puppeteers, theatre-makers and musicians from Slovakia, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. The festival takes place on August 29-31 in various venues around Kremnica. Ticket prices vary (usually from €4 to €13), while some events are free. More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at www.gagy.sk or 045/6782-780. Photo: Sme – Ján Krošlák

Banská Štiavnica
SUMMER FESTIVAL:
Leharo – The last summer event will bring dance by Juraj Fáber; music by Jerguš Oravec, Komajota and Heľenine Oči; as well as a karaoke show, a book bazaar, a barbecue and more.
Starts: Aug 30, 16:00; Počú-vadlo Lake. Admission: free. More info: www. banskastiavnica.sk.

Sliač
AIR SHOW:
SIAF 2014 – International Aerial Days SIAF 2014 is an air show where visitors can see planes like the F-4D Phantom II jet, the C-27J Spartan and Slovak acrobatic pilots flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum, a TU-154M, L-39 and more.
Starts: Aug 30-31, Sliač air base. Admission: €12 (one day). More info: www.siaf.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
JAZZ:
The sixth year of the Leto v Parku / Summer in the Park festival culminates with a concert by Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara (Hiromi Trio Project) who will be accompanied by bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips.
Starts: Aug 31, 19:30; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €10. More info: www. letovparku.sk.

Prešov
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Artis – The second year of the festival of chamber music brings for its final concert Slovak pianist and composer Peter Breiner with Boris Lenko on accordion, Stanislav Palúch on violin and Milan Rendoš on folk traditional instruments (fujara, gajdica, etc.) playing Breiner’s Slovak Dances.
Starts: Aug 28, 19:00; Orthodox Synagogue, Okružná 32. Admission: €8-€11. Tickets: MIC Prešov, Hlavná 67. More info: www.artis-oz.sk.

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