Bratislava's Stoka theatrewelcomes lovers of jazz, blues, blues-rock and more at its Bluesball on February 11. Starting at 19:30, Peter "Kroko" Vasil and the Krokoband, Juraj Turtev and Bluesweiser, Blues Club and Ján Litecký-Šveda with the Víťazný Traktor band will entertain the audience. Litecký-Šveda, president of the Slovak Blues Society, will also introduce the English version of Blues in Slovakia (Blues na Slovensku, published by Music Centre in 2003). Tickets are Sk200 and Sk100 for the society's members and for those arriving in carnival masks. Stoka is located at Pribinova 1. For more information call 02/5292-4470.

photo: Ján Litecký-Šveda/ Photo: Jana Grancová


Flamenco - Flamenquitos plays flamenco.
Starts: Feb 11 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90. Hlava XXII (Catch XXII music club), Bazová 9. Tel: 02/5542-2573.

James Harries - Emotional British singer / guitar player opens a series of SongRise concerts.
Starts: Feb 11 at 19:30. Admission: Sk150. Divadlo F7 (Theatre F7), Františkánske námestie 7. Tel: 02/6541-1717.

Valentine Voyage - Families with children are invited to join a voyage on the Danube with theatrical, musical and artistic performances celebrating St Valentine's Day.
Starts: Feb 12 at 14:30. Admission: Sk180, Sk250 (with dinner). Passenger port, Fajnorovo nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5443-1707.

Wu-Tang Clan Killa Beez - Hip-hop outfit performs a show full of adrenaline and energy.
Starts: Feb 12 at 20:00. Admission: Sk499. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

Centenary - Father and son, Karol and Matúš Benický, Slovak artists living in Prague, present their photos from the People from the Mountains and Human Family cycles.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 26. Admission: Sk50. Mestské museum (City Museum), Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 02/5920-5130.
CONCERT: Diabolské Husle Berkyho-Mrenicu - Music ensemble Diabolské husle (Devil's Violin) performs from its rich repertoire ranging from regional folk to classical and jazz music.
Starts: Feb 12 at 20:00. Admission: Sk200. Kino Hviezda (Hviezda cinema), Paulínska 1. Tel: 033/5511-022.

Jazz Concert - Slovak percussionist Dodo Šošoka plays with jazz musicians.
Starts: Feb 8 at 20:00. Admission: free. Art Jazz Gallery. Winterova 29, Tel: 033/7000-045.

Mayor's Market of Young Wines - Wine producers offer wines from their latest harvest.
Starts: Feb 11 at 10:00. Admission: free. Vinohradnícky dom (Vineyard House) u Richtára, Štúrova 93. Tel: 033/6433-489.

Valentine's Weekend - During the tours through Bojnice Castle visitors can meet Maria Antoinette and Luis XVI, listen to love stories and take part in various games and competitions.
Runs: Feb 9-12 10:00-16:00. Admission: Sk140, Sk70. Bojnice Castle. Tel: 046/5430-624.


Pohronská Polhora
Krňačky - Another competition on krňačky, a traditional wooden sled used by woodcutters for transporting logs out of remote forests, takes place.
Starts: Feb 11 at 10:00. Admission: free. Pohronská Polhora (close to Brezno). Tel: 048/6189-368.

Dogsled Racing - Dogs compete in 8 and 12 kilometre-long races in two rounds.
Runs: Feb 11-12 starting at 10:00. Admission: free. Recreation area Drozdovo (close to Nová Baňa). Tel: 037/6421-113.

Book Works by Martin Benka - The display presents paintings and book illustrations by one of the most important figures of the Slovak modernist movement in the first half of the 20th century.
Open: Tue-Sat 8:00-16:00 until February 25. Admission: Sk15. The Gallery of Literature and Arts at the Slovak National Museum of Literature, Osloboditeľov 11. Tel: 043/4134-036.


Bukake - Jazz trio of drummer Marcel Buntaj, keyboardist Juraj Tatár and bassist Martin Gašpar plays.
Starts: Feb 6 at 19:00. Admission: Sk69. Congress Hall, Námestie Majstra Pavla 54. Tel: 053/16-188.

Norwegian Glass - The display shows more than 50 modern Norwegian glass and ceramic works.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00; Sun 14:00-18:00 until February 20. Admission: Sk10. Krajské múzeum (Regional Museum), Hlavná 85. Tel: 051/7734-708.

photo: Photo: SME - Pavol Funtál

The Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnavahas prepared an unconventional project, in which not artworks but an exhibition itself is on display. Les Beaux Idealsinvites visitors to see the exhibition's concept through a text from the curator laid out to fit the ground plan of the Synagogue - the Centre of Contemporary Art. The text discusses the exhibition in relation to its setting, its origin and the reason for its existence. Artists Paľo Bálik, Radim Labuda, Svätopluk Mykita, Michal Moravčík, Milan Tittel and Lucia Tkáčová participated on the work. The Synagogue at Halenárska 2 is open Tue-Fri 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 16. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information call 033/5514-657.

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