photo: Andy Pheby

Out of This World is an exhibition of abstract and colourful acrylic paintings by Andy Phebythat speak of a multi-layered world of space and colour. "I want to provoke and excite. When someone looks at these paintings, I want them to have the same sort of excitement I get when I make them - the excitement of living this life," says Pheby. The artist, who is not interested in Art Theory, makes his paintings in an anti-conceptual spirit that he believes stops people from looking at what is in front of them. This exhibition of playful and optimistic paintings takes place in the Dom Kultúry Dúbravka at Saratovská 2/A, Bratislava. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 17:00 and 19:00 and on Sunday between 10:00 and 13:00. For more information call 02/6920-3020.


After Shrovetide - Audience members will learn traditional dances after watching performances by folk dance and music ensembles.
Starts: March 10 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Dom Kultúry Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

Golden Pop Giants - Disco stars from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s - Baccara, Dr Alban, Ottawan and Samantha Fox - meet at a great retro-show.
Starts: March 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk700-Sk1,300. Sports Hall Pasienky, Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/5443-1707.

Chamber Music - The Bohdan Warchal Chamber Orchestra and dancers from the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory perform a show that will transport you to the 18th century.
Starts: March 11 at 16:00. Admission: Sk110-Sk130. Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

I'm a Young "Slowak" Architect! - This exhibition from the Young Blood cycle maps the young architectonic generation in Central Europe with an emphasis on Slovak architects.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00- 17:00, Thu 12:00-19:00 until March 16. Admission: free. Medium Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.

MADI Mobil 3 - This exhibition displays works by 62 artists from 14 countries who belong to the MADI movement (Mobility, Abstraction, Dimension, Invention), which produces works of art that depict movement.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until March 19. Admission: free. Z Gallery, Zichy palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel.: 0903/468-776.

Museum of Trade - The museum, recently moved to Bratislava from the Klobušice manor house (near Ilava), documents the development of the trade and hotel industries in Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00. Admission: Sk40. Linzbothova 16, Podunajské Biskupice.
Tel: 02/4524-3167.

Nové Zámky
Jozef Kostka - Drawings and sculptures by Jozef Kostka (1912-1996) from the collections of Slovak galleries are on display.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00 until March 23. Admission: Sk40. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Bjornsonova 1. Tel: 035/6408-440.

Border Fields - This exhibition presents works by contemporary Slovak artists Erik Binder, Vlasta Žáková, Adam Szentpétery, Daniel Fischer, Peter Maukš, Ivan Dudáš, Stano Filko and Denisa Lehocká, which walk a fine line between science and art.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 19. Admission: Sk20. Ján Koniarek Gallery, Kopplov Kaštieľ (The Koppel Manor House), Zelený kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-659.


Banská Bystrica
Chanson de Jazz, s' il vous plait! - Singer and dancer Jana Orlická, accordion player Philippe Naudot and guitarist Milan Kašuha demonstrate the close relationship between jazz and chanson.
Starts: March 7 at 18:00. Admission: Sk80, Sk120. Bábkové divadlo na Rázcestí (Puppet Theatre), Skuteckého 14. Tel: 048/4125-513.

Krňačky - More proof that racing on krňačky, traditional wooden sleds used by woodcutters for transporting logs out of remote forests, is growing more and more popular.
Starts: March 11 at 10:00. Admission: free. Polomka (close to Brezno). Tel: 048/6193-103.


Jan Kryl - The brother of Karel Kryl, the legendary singer who used songs to oppose the past regime, tours central and eastern Slovakia with both his own songs and Karel's
Starts: March 7 at 18:00. Admission: Sk70. Hall above the post office, Štúrová. Tel: 052/7875-114. (Other concerts take place in Levoča on March 6, Liptovský Mikuláš on March 8, Kežmarok on March 9, and Žilina on March 10.)

House of Dance - Folk ensemble Železiar teaches how to perform the folk dances karička and čardáš from Pozdišovce.
Starts: March 8 at 19:00. Admission: Sk???. Ferrocentrum, Tr. SNP 61. Tel: 055/7894-717.

photo: Courtesy of Peter Janík

photo: Courtesy of Peter Janík

Jewel is an exhibition of works by the internationally successful Slovak jeweller Peter Janík. The collection features his triumphant prototype jewels, which won awards in the US, Japan, Denmark, Germany and Italy. In 2002, the artist won the Tahitian Pearl Trophy in New York, which put him amongst the world's jewellery design elite. The exhibition takes place in the Kysucka galéria (Gallery of the Kysuce region) at Hlinkova 2 in Čadca. It is open Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 to 15:30 and on Sunday from 12:00 to 15:30 until March 31. For more information call 041/5332-166.

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