FOLKLORE: Play and Wedding - Renowned music and dance folk ensemble Lúčnica demonstrates the rich folk traditions of Slovak shepherds and peasants and a wedding ceremony.
Starts: June 7, starting at 18:00. Admission: Sk300. National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9890.
FESTIVAL: Junifest - The biggest beer festival in Slovakia embraces the third year of the festival of national minorities.
Runs: June 9-18. Admission: Sk50. Incheba, Viedenská cesta. Tel: 02/5249-3975. www.junifest.sk.
FESTIVAL: The International Day of Water Sprites - The ninth year of this festival includes a parade of water sprites and nymphs, a competition for the best masks and a Danube fish soup cooking contest.
Starts: Jun 10 at 11:00. Admission: free. The Danube river bank close to Propeler, Old Town, Rybné námestie, Hviezdoslavovo námestie. Tel: 02/5920-1605.
EXHIBITION: Ostmoderne /Eastern Modern - Photos by Austrian photographer Hertha Hurnaus offer an untraditional view of late modernist Slovak architecture.
Open: Tue-Sat 11-17:00, Sunday 15:00-19:00 until June 11. Admission: free. Galéria architektúry Spolku architektov Slovenska (Society of Slovak Architects), Panská 15. Tel: 02/5443-5177.
FESTIVAL: Truck Country - Colourfully decorated big-rig trucks, heavily muscled truck-pullers, country dancers and musicians meet at an open-air event with a Wild West flavour organized for truck lovers.
Runs: Jun 9-11 at 14:00. Admission: Sk200 (one day). Piešťany airport. Tel: 033/7720-891(3).
EXHBITION: Trado ... - Italian artists from the Spazio Môj (My Space) group present a short film, paintings, photos and installation, in two galleries.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30 until June 21. Malá galéria Akcent, Kúpeľná 4. Tel: (037) 6517-604
Open: Tue 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00, Wed, Thu 9:00, 10:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00, Sat, Sun 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. Synagogue, Pri Synagóge. Tel: 037/161-86.
FESTIVAL: Blues Island - Ten bands, including Víťazný traktor, Bluesweiser, ZVA 12-28, Silvia Josifoska, René Lacko, Canned Heat Revival, Octopus and Jakub Kořínek, play a 10-hour blues marathon.
Starts: Jun 10, starting at 14:00. Admission: Sk149. The island Revište close to Žarnovica. Tel: 0905/347-415. www.reviste.sk.
FESTIVAL: Renaissance Days - Slovak and Hungarian musical ensembles perform Renaissance music and medieval fencing.
Runs: Jun 9-11. Admission: Sk180 (one day), Sk250 (the whole festival). Below the Castle Krásna Hôrka. Tel: 058/7328-101.
FESTIVAL: Ľubovňa Castle Likes Fairy Tales - The castle and open-air museum underneath host the eighth year of this successful event, which includes the Commedia ensemble from Poprad, marionette shows by Iva Liptáková, doll making presentations, painting on glass and various handicrafts.
Runs: June 6-8, 9:00-18:00. Admission: Sk110, Sk70. Ľubovnianske múzeum, (Museum of Ľubovňa), Zámocká 22. Tel: 052/4322-030.
FESTIVAL: Prešov Days - The week-long celebration features a traditional market, shows by historical fencing groups and concerts by Peter Lipa and Katka Koščová, as well as other music and dance performances.
Runs: Jun 5-11. Admission: free. Prešov city centre. Tel: 051/161-86.
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