photo: UNIT-Gábor Gado Band (Courtesy of BKIS)

photo: Acoustic Colours (Courtesy of BKIS)

THE RECENTLY opened Bratislava JAZZ Club in the Astorka
Korzo '90 theatre will host Slovak Acoustic Colours and
Hungarian formation UNIT-Gábor Gado Band on January
29. The club's ambition is to gradually introduce contemporary
Slovak jazz talents. Acoustic Colours, set up by Michal Vavro
and Stano Palúch as an instrumental grouping, combines elements
of various musical genres - jazz, new acoustic, bluegrass and Slovak
folk. During the evening at the Astorka percussionist and drummer
Igor Sabo and bassist Juraj Griglák join the duo. Tickets cost Sk150.
The concert starts at 19:00, at Námestie SNP 33. For more information
call 02/5443-1707.


Hommage a Bohdan Warchal - The Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal plays Mozart at the traditional concert dedicated to the founder of the ensemble.
Starts: Jan 25 at 19. Admission: Sk140-Sk170. Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

Euroradio Special Day - Pianist Jordana Palovičová, flautist Ivica Encingerová and cellist Michal Sťahel play Mozart.
(Slovak Radio, joining the 12-hour event marking the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will broadcast the concert within the Euroradio network on January 29 as part of the Euroradio Special Day - The 250th Anniversary of Mozart's Birth.)
Starts: Jan 26 at 18:00. Admission: free. Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5464-1337.

30 years of Punk Rock - Legends UK Subs and The Vibrators play to celebrate their 30th anniversaries.
Starts: Jan 26 at 20:00. Admission: Sk290. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

Three Faces of Nepal - Photographer Pavol Strýček presents more than 100 photos of contemporary Nepal, where elements of the modern day rub shoulders with the country's ancient heritage - historical, busy and overcrowded Kathmandu is one face of Nepal, little visited Rolwaling valley the second, and Khumbu region the third.
Open: until February 6. Admission: free. Atrium of Apollo Business Centre, Prievozská ulica. Tel: 02/5830-3030.

Souffle - Twin souls, French Fanny Guyoumar and Slovak Igor Benco, exhibit their paintings.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 until January 31. French Institute, Sedlárska 7. Tel: 02/5934-7777.

Samo Tomeček - One of the finalists of Slovakia is Looking for SuperStar performs.
Starts: Jan 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk180. Záhorské centrum kultúry (Culture centre), Čulenova 5. Tel: 034/7722-155.

Arte a Confronto III - The display presents works by Italian artists, who won last year's international festivals Premio Citta and Premio San Crispino.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 until January 30. Admission: free. Merum Gallery. Štúrova 108. Tel: 02/5478-9416.


Shrovetide Concerts - Internationally acclaimed Slovak concert pianist Elena Letňanová performs with the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and other well-known melodies under the baton of Belgian conductor Bartholomeus Henri Van de Velde.
Starts: Jan 26 and 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk200. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47. Tel: 041/5620-979.

Krňačky - The competition on krňačky, a traditional wooden sledge used by woodcutters for transporting logs out of remote forests, takes place along with a fun show and carnival.
Starts: Jan 28-29 at 8:00. Admission: free. Donovaly ski resort. Tel: 048/4199-909.

Dolný kubín
On the Edge of Arts - German photographer Wolfgang Träger records changes of the artistic scene via portraits of artists.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17-00 until March 5. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galéria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 11. Tel: 043/5863-212.


Madonna of Spiš - The display, held on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the gallery, presents the theme of Madonna in the visual arts.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 and Sun 14:00-17:00 until February 11. Admission: Sk20. Tatranská galéria (Tatra Gallery), Alžbetina 30. Tel: 052/7721-968.

Schygra - Painter Peter Kocák, a follower of the artistic message of the renowned graphic artist Albín Brunovský, displays a selection of over 100 paintings and graphic works.
Open: until March 31. Admission: free. Átrium Gallery at Átrium Pension, Floriánova 4. Tel: 051/7731-113.

DRAUGHT horses and their drivers will compete in various disciplines in the Winter Competition for Hriňová's Fujara. The event takes place in Hriňová, near Detva, on Januray 28. A ceremonial march through the central-Slovak town will open the event at 8:30. Drivers will register themselves and their horses for competition at 9:30. Afterwards the horses will compete in a slalom race and drawing of logs. Visitors will select the most beautiful pair and the best horse driver of the day, who will be awarded Hriňová's fujara, a long wooden musical instrument. The competition will take place at a meadow below the Murínka estate. Tickets for visitors cost Sk20. For more information call 0455/497145.
photo: Courtesy of Town of Hriňová

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