The Danubiana Meuleensteen Art Museum located at the Čunovo water works in Bratislava has launched a new project, Art on the Promenade. It is an exhibition of sculptures displayed in the adjoining park on the embankment of the river. The opening exhibition presents 19 monumental sculptures by Hans Van de Bovenkamp, a major Dutch-American sculptor. Inside, Danubiana hosts Austrian Art, the most representative exhibition of Austrian art ever presented in Slovakia. It offers a survey of Austrian painting from the early 1950s, through Viennese Actionism up to the Neue Wilden group, which emerged at the beginning of the 1980s. Together with the artists from the young generation, the exhibition also shows the current trends in contemporary Austrian painting. The display presents works of well-known artists, including Siegfried Anzinger, Christian L Attersee, Wolfgang Hollegha, Juergen Messensee, Josef Mikl, Herman Nitsch, Walter Pichler, Markus Prachensky, Arnulf Rainer, Franz Ringel and Alois Riedl. The Austrian Art exhibition closes on September 17 and the Hans van de Bovenkamp display closes on October 1. Danubiana is open daily, except Monday, from 10:00 to 20:00. Tickets cost Sk60. For more information call 02/6252-8501 or visit www.danubiana.info
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Songs and Opera - Baritone Martin Babjak is accompanied by pianist Daniel Buranovsky within the Musica Nocturna series.
Starts: Sept 12 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. The courtyard of Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1605.
FILM FESTIVAL: Mozart in Bratislava - The festival offers concerts and operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the silver screen.
Runs: Sept 15-24, at 20:00. Admission: free. Hlavné námestie (Main Square). Tel: 02/5464-1337.
LIVE MUSIC: BeOKEY - Markus Schulz - the American star, world DJ, producer and founder of a progressive branch of trance and house dance - will play from his debut Without You Near as he headlines the third BeOKEY party.
Starts: Sept 16 at 21:00. Admission: Sk349, Sk440. Dopler Club, Prievozská 18. www.dopler.sk.
EXHIBITION: Road into Future - Japanese artists of the young and middle generation present their paintings, sculptures, installations and photos created at the beginning of the 21st century.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 10:00-17:00, Thu 11:00-18:00 until September 27. Admission: free. Medium Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.
LIVE MUSIC: Jan Preston - One of Australia's leading female jazz/blues artists, pianist and singer performs within the Music in Town series.
Starts: Sept 11 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Dom Kultúry (The House of Culture), Námestie slobody 10. Tel: 034/6645-341.
FESTIVAL: Vinobranie - Vintners unveil the fruits of their harvest at the wine festival and offer tastes of burčiak, a thick, sweet, half-fermented grape cider and wine from previous years.
Runs: Sept 16-17. The centre of Pezinok. Tel: 033/6901-102.
Oravská Polhora, Dolný Kubín, Poland
FESTIVAL: Gajdovačka - The international meeting of bagpipers traditionally brings together players of this traditional music instrument from around Europe.
Runs: Sept 15-17. Most of the festival takes place in Oravská Polhora, with the remainder in the nearby Polish villages and the Slovak town of Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5864-928.
LIVE MUSIC: Gustav and Barbara Idijot - Austrian musician Eva Jantschitsch, hiding behind the stage name Gustav, plays and sings her music composed with the help of a laptop, electronic guitar and other instruments. Young Slovak producer Barbara Idijot, whose works are very similar, performs as well.
Starts: Sept 16 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100, Sk60. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie culture centre. Tel: 0908/491-222.
The Naive Art Gallery in Pezinok presents two temporary exhibitions. The Genius Loci display showcases works by foreign artists inspired by Pezinok's unique spirit. The displayed collection includes works by the most significant "naive" - or self-taught - Polish artist, Nikifor, with elementary architecture of his hometown, Krynica. Other exhibited artists include Jan Huška, the Czech innovator of fresh perspectives on fantastic palaces and temples, and Waldomir de Deus, the exotic and colorful Brazilian author. The exhibition runs until November. At the Fauna exhibition, animals have become the main motif. Naive painters often combine animals, which is a theme as old as humankind itself, with prosaic subjects from village life and disregard perspective. Slovak artists Juraj Lauko will be exhibited, as will works by Ondrej Šteberl and Mária Žilavá. Czech artist Jindřich Boška will introduce his paintings of beasts and wild animals. Štefan Siváň and Ján Hadnagy will represent Slovak sculpture. The display is open until January 2007. The Naive Art Gallery, an arm of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG), sits at Cajlanská 255 in Pezinok. It is open Tue-Sun between 10:00-17:00. For more information call 033/6404-035 or visit www.sng.sk.
FESTIVAL: Monthly Ride - This festival of contemporary arts incorporates the current trends of non-commercial art into one compact whole featuring drama, music and dance and film and fine arts performances.
Runs: Sept 14-Oct 13. Admission: Sk490 (pass for the whole festival). IC Culture Train culture centre, Vyšné Opátske. Tel: 055/6424-488.