photo: ÚĽUV

The Centre of Folk Art Production (ÚĽUV) in Bratislava presents the Wooden World of Peter Zoričák, an exhibition of over 160 wooden sculptures and other carvings. Zoričák is an artist with a distinctive talent, who borrows not only folk topics and elements, but also methods, such as simplification and the use of folk elements as part of an artist's statement and atmosphere. The exhibition is in the gallery at Obchodná 64 and concludes on October 7. It is open every day, except Sunday and Monday, between 12:00 and 18:00. It is also open Saturday between 10:00 and 14:00. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5273-1344.
photo: ÚĽUV


Ty Syčáci and Slide&Udu - Petr Váša, one of the most significant personalities of the Czech alternative scene, renowned Slovak guitarist Martin Zajko and well-known percussionist Ajdži Sabo perform in a joint project.
Starts: Sept 28 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120 at advance, Sk140 at doors. Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Hot House - The Slovak-Czech jazz formation featuring trumpetist Juraj Bartoš, saxophonist Radovan Tariška, pianist Ondrej Krajňák, double-bassist Tomáš Baroš and drummer Marian Ševcík, performs another concert within the successful music cycle.
Starts: Sept 30 at 19:00. Admission: Sk170. Divadlo Astorka, Nám. SNP 33. Tel: 02/5443-2093.

Ida Kelarová - The phenomenal singer, arranger, teacher and Roma activist Ida Kelarová, who declares every one has the talent to sing, performs with the Aspora choir, accompanied by the Romano Rat ensemble, as part of her autumn tour.
Starts: Sept 30 at 19:00. Veľký evanjelický kostol (Great Evangelical Church), Panenská 28. Tel: 02/5935-664.

Festival of Esotericism - The 16th year of this festival features lectures, seminars, concerts, a tea house and a presentation of firms dealing with books on esotericism, relaxation music, natural cosmetics, minerals, aroma therapy, tea and others.
Runs: Sept 30-Oct 1, 10:00-21:00. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3.
Tel: 02/5935-6650.

In Memory of Karol Baron - This display presenting a cycle of six artworks memorializes this sensitive artist, who died during a car accident in 2004, with at least a trace of his trademark absurdity and bizarreness.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until October 22. Admission: Sk80. Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-3627.

Devil's Violin - Diabolské Husle (Devil's Violin), the gifted ensemble of Slovak virtuoso violinist Ján Berky-Mrenica, are masters of genres from classical to jazz and pop music.
Starts: Sept 25 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Spoločenský dom, Nám.Ľ.Štúra. Tel: 038/5323-569.

Nové Zámky
Visit - A presentation of the latest works by Hungarian visual artist Sándor Pinczehelyi, who is one of the representatives of unofficial art of the 1970s and the 1980s.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until October 14. Admission: Sk40, Sk10. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Björnsonova 1, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6408-440.


Detva Market - This traditional market of handicrafts is accompanied by a rich culture programme.
Runs: Sept 30-Oct 1. Admission: free. Námestie SNP. Tel: 045/5455-581.

Rimavská Sobota
Following Traces of Budapest Heroes - This display tells the story of a 19-year old girl, who participated in the Hungarian revolution in 1956 with photos by journalists from the French daily Paris Match.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-15:30 until October 8. Admission: Sk20, Sk10. Gemersko-malohontské múzeum, nám. M. Tompu 24. Tel: 045/5632-741.


Homage to Mozart - Renowned Czech chamber orchestra Virtuosi di Praga starts the Days of Czech Culture.
Starts: Sept 29 at 19:30. Admission: free. St Elisabeth Church, Hlavná street.
Tel: 055/6255-217.

Tokaj region
Day of Open Cellars - Producers of legendary Tokaj wine open their cellars for tasting young and mature Tokaj wines.
Starts: September 30, 11:00. Villages of Malá Tŕňa, Veľká Tŕňa and Viničky. Tel: 0908/996-042, 0905/313-352.

Dvorský Brothers Sing Slovakia - Four Dvorský brothers - Peter, Pavol, Miroslav and Jaroslav - are accompanied by the Orchestra of the State Theatre in Košice under the baton of conductor Dušan Štefánek.
Starts: Oct 1 at 20:00. Admission: Sk850-Sk1,200. Stará Športová hala (Old sports hall), Špitálska 7. Tel: 056/ 6888-721.

Dan Bárta
photo: GES

The eastern Slovak city of Košice will swirl with jazz during the 12th International Jazz Festival between September 27 and 29. The three-day festival features Czech, Hungarian and Polish jazzmen, with headliners such as Slovak jazz legend the Peter Lipa Band, the versatile Czech singer Dan Bárta and the Robert Balzar Trio. The first day of the festival will feature the Slovak Stage Meridian, the Luboš Šrámek Quintet and Polish formation the Zbigniew Jakubek Quartet. On Thursday, jazz fans can listen to the Slovak duo of prominent saxophonist Radovan Tariška and keyboardist Ondro Krajňák, the Czech-Slovak Opatovský Swing & Latin Band and the band of jazz singer Peter Lipa. On Friday, the festival will culminate with a performance by the Hungarian Brezó Quartet, the America-Polish-Hungarian Steve Logan Trio and the Dan Bárta & Robert Balzar bands. The festival will take place in GES club at Nám. L.Novomeského 13. Concerts start at 19:00 and tickets cost Sk199 for one day or Sk499 for the whole festival. For more information call 055/6224-303.

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