LIVE MUSIC: Andrej Šeban - Versatile guitarist Andrej Šeban gives a concert.
Starts: May 15 and 16 at 19:00. Admission: Sk300. Štúdio L & S, Námestie 1. Mája 5. Tel: 02/5296-7552.
PERFORMANCE: Signal - Austrian dancer Christina Hirt, cellist Christof Unterberger, guitarist David M Boyd, percussionist Willi Platzer and visual artists Eva Flatscher perform a dance, musical and visual show.
Starts: May 17 at 19:00. Štúdio 12, Jakubovo námestie 12. Tel: 02/5930-4720.
EXHIBITION: Vi:bra - This project deals with the transport connections between Vienna and Bratislava at a time when the journey between the two cities ironically lasts longer than it did during the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 until May 19. Admission: free. SAS Gallery, Panská 15. Tel: 02/5441-8607.
EXHIBITION: The Man, who Was Always on the Go - This display tells the story of Josef Polák (1886-1945), a Jew who launched the first Slovak-Jewish museum in Prešov.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until May 21. Admission: Sk60. The Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141.
EXHIBITION: Echo and Cultural situations - This exhibition presents photo-collages by Kvetoslava Fulierová and Július Koller.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 until May 31. Admission: free. French Institute, Sedlárska 7. Tel: 02/5934-7777.
FESTIVAL: Fencing at Červený Kameň Castle - The popular castle hosts the best swordsmen from the Czech Republic and Slovakia in a rich and colourful programme that also includes dance, music and fire shows.
Runs: May 20-21. Červený Kameň Castle. Tel: 033/6905-801.
Festival: Trdlofest - This competition for the best trdelník, a local speciality that's baked over an open fire, promises lots of fun, foods, drinks and various attractions.
Starts: May 20 at 10:00. Admission: Sk100. Františkánska záhrada (Franciscan Garden). Tel: 034/6903240-2, www.trdlofest.sk.
FOLKLORE: Play and Wedding - The prominent Slovak music and dance ensemble Lúčnica is accompanied by the Golden Violin orchestra in a performance of rich folk traditions from Slovak shepherds and peasants and the most beautiful wedding traditions.
Starts: May 21 at 18:00. Admission: Sk200, Sk230. Dom Kultúry, (House of culture), Nám. Slobody. Tel: 048/4155-085.
EXHIBITION: America and Architecture of the World - Stano Toman exhibits his photos.
Open: until May 31. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town centre of culture) Nám. Slobody 1269. Tel: 043/5864-978.
EXHIBITION: Jubilee Display - The exhibition of sculptures by Vojtech Löffler takes place for the artist's 100th anniversary.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until May 28. Múzeum Vojtecha Löfflera, Alžbetina 20. Tel: 055/6223-073.
LIVE MUSIC: David Hodek and Funkadelic Army - Eight-year-old David Hodek, often called a "Mozart on drums", rolls out a show with the band of funky saxophonist Gapa.
Starts: May 17 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. IC Culture Train culture centre, Vyšné Opátske. Tel: 055/6424-488.
|Wood and Its Shapes is the central theme of the popular art and handicrafts festival at the Old Castle in Banská Štiavnica, now in its ninth year. Visitors can watch craftsmen from around Central Europe bring life to almost-forgotten styles of handicrafts. The rich programme accompanying the event includes historical fencing groups, marionettes and a magician. The festival takes place between May 19 and 20 in Starý zámok (the Old Castle) at Starozámocká 11. Tickets cost Sk70. For more information, call 045/6920-761.|