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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

Twenty female artists from 13 countries display their works at the Converging exhibition, an event organized by the International Women's Club of Bratislava (IWCB). Some IWCB members have undergone professional training, some are amateurs, but all display their paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and needlework. Convergence is the theme of the exhibition and what the Women's Club offers to its members. For foreign artists, it is an opportunity to meet and share their vision. This, the exhibition's fifth year, takes place at Quo Vadis at Hurbanovo square 1 until May 10. It is open during the work week between 17:00 and 21:00. Admission is free.
photo: Courtesy of IWCB


Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Dan Bárta - Versatile Czech singer Dan Bárta comes to Bratislava.
Starts: Apr 19 at 20:00. Admission: Sk249. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Bratislava Chamber Guitar - The second year of this international festival features Duo Melis (Spanish and Greek guitarists Susana Prieto and Alexis Muzurakis), jazz/classical band Vienna Bolling Project, and the folk music/jazz Pacora Trio.
Runs: April 20-23, 19:00. Admission: Sk100 (one concert), Sk320 (for the whole festival). CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/5441-4325. www.bratislavafestival.sk

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Animated Dances - This dance-laser show combines various dance styles, such as traditional folk, hip-hop, acrobatics and ballet performed by leading folk dance and music bands Banda, Sľuk, FS Železiar and Heligonkári zo Zázrivej.
Starts: Apr 21 at 12:00. Admission: Sk380. Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio), Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/4341-3145.

Bratislava
PERFORMANCE:
Slovak Street Session - Dance choreographer Ján Ďurovčík and Aréna Theatre director Juraj Kukura meet in a project that reflects upon the youth street culture, complete with graffiti, break dancing, a fire show, flatland, bike trials, inline skating, skateboarding, free running and streetball.
Starts: Apr 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk199. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2557.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Prater Dance Jazz Ansamble - The tradition of concerts in Bratislava's jazz clubs continues with a performance by baritone saxophonist Erik Rothenstein, double bassist Juraj Griglák, drummer Marián Ševčík, pianist Luboš Šrámek, and their guests, guitarist Matúš Jakabčic and alt saxophonist Rado Tariška.
Starts: April 23 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Astorka Theatre, Námestie SNP 33. Tel: 02/5443-1707.

Nitra
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Slovak Cello Trio - A program of works by Joseph Haydn, Witold Lutoslawski, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and others within the Confrontations festival.
Starts: Apr 21 at 18:00. Admission: Sk40. Concert and exhibition hall Synagogue, Pri Synagóge. Tel: 037/161-86.

Trnava
EXHIBITION:
The World of Gallery - The World of Art - The gems of the Ján Koniarek Gallery's collections, including masterpieces by Miloš A. Bazovský, Martin Benka, Cyprián Majerník, Ján Želibský, Vincent Hložník and Ján Koniarek, are put on display for the gallery's 30th anniversary.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00 Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until May 6. Admission: Sk20. Kopplov kaštieľ (Koppel House), Zelený kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-391.


Central SLOVAKIA

Žiar nad Hronom
LIVE MUSIC:
Close Harmony Friends - The vocal band sings from its latest CD Antistress.
Starts: Apr 22 at 19:00. Admission: Sk120, Sk150. Mestské kultúrne centrum, (Town's Culture Centre), SNP 119. Tel: 045/6738-241.

Ružomberok
EXHIBITION:
Tree - The world's best 330 photos with ecological themes are on display after being selected by the 21st International Saloon of Ecological Photography from over 1,600 pictures taken by 306 photographers from 33 countries.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-16: 00 until May 1. Admission: Sk20. Liptovské múzeum (Museum of Liptov), Nám. Š. N. Hýroša. Tel: 044/4322-468.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Sabinov
SHOW:
First Roma Mini-Playback Show - Presentations of the best playbacks performed by Roma children.
Starts: April 21 at 16:00. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town centre of culture), Janka Borodáča 18. Tel: 051/9343-530.

Košice
EXHIBITION:
The Parisians - Slovak photojournalist Andrej Ďuríček participates in the Days of French Culture.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until April 30. Admission: Sk40. Slovenské technické museum, (The Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88. Tel: 055/6224-035.




The Multiplace Festivalis a source of inspiration, where the arts, science, research, and socio-political themes witness a creative usage of new technologies. Specialists from Bratislava, Trnava, Žilina and Košice will meet with counterparts from Prague, Brno and Vienna in the culture centre Stanica-Záriečie in Žilina and the A4 zero space in Bratislava to offer a wide range of concerts, performances, exhibitions, happenings, discussions, and workshops. The event seeks to bring closer those who follow the latest trends in media arts and information society. "We don't want to present new technologies, but new ways of thinking," say the festival's initiators. The festival will take place April 21 - 29. For more information, call 0908/522-725 or visit www.multiplace.sk.

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