photo: SNG

FOR THE 80th anniversary of the Slovak Radio, the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) has prepared an exhibition of sculptures from its collections to underscore the cooperation between the two institutions. The display presents works by six key figures of 20th century Slovak sculpture art: Jozef Kostka, Rudolf Uher, Vladimír Kompánek, Andrej Rudavský, Jozef Jankovič and Juraj Meliš. The exhibition takes place in the atrium of the Slovak Radio at Mýtna 1. For more information call 02/5443-2055.


Astorka Festival - Czech, Polish and Slovak ensembles perform plays, including one by the late Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, In Front of the Jewellery Shop.
Runs: Nov 13-18. Admission: Sk80-Sk200. Astorka Theatre, Namestie SNP 33. Tel: 02/5263-2434.

Ghymes, Družina and Kokavere Lavutara - World music bands give a concert.
Starts: Nov 14 at 19:00. Admission: Sk249. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5910-3101.

Kooperatíva Jazz - Guitarist Matúš Jakabčic and his guests perform.
Starts: Nov 14 at 20:00. Admission: Sk99, Sk129. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská Cesta. Tel: 02/6720-2557.

InDOOR - Paul Van Dyk headlines the biggest dance party ever held in Slovakia, featuring more than 18 world DJs on three stages.
Starts: Nov 16 at 19:00. Admission: Sk590, Sk1,250. Incheba, Viedenská cesta 4-7.

Next 2006 - This seventh festival of contemporary music brings the latest trends of music in performances by Pan sonic from Finland; star of the US downtown scene Andrea Parkins, with Dutch composer Anne Wellmer; the energetic Slovenian Alzheimer Trio; Otto von Schirach from Florida; the electronic formation Takeshi Fumimoto/Dieb 13; Martin Siewert; and Dawid Szczesny, among others.
Runs: Nov 17-18. Admission: Sk250. A4 - zero space, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 0918/716-072,

Folk-blues 6th Session - This blues festival features Mojo & BluesBanda, Boboš Erich Procházka, Ján Litecký-Šveda and the Žalman Brothers band.
Starts: Nov 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk120, Sk150. Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Music For The Divine - After the legendary Deep Purple came to town, one of its former members, Glenn Hudges, arrives to promote his new solo album Music For The Divine.
Starts: Nov 19, 20:00. Admission: Sk799, Sk1,200. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská Cesta. Tel: 02/6720-2557.

Colourfest - The fourth year of this festival subtitled Sounds of Customs features concerts by Hungarian groups and Ando Drom, Slovak group the Pressburger Klezmer Band, film screenings and exhibitions revealing the world's colourfulness and diversity.
Starts: Nov 16 - 18, 17:00. Admission: Sk200. House of Culture. Tel: 0905/423-265.

Little Pipe, Whistle - A programme marking the 20th anniversary of the children's folklore ensemble Borinka.
Starts: Nov 19 at 16:00. Andrej Bagar Theatre, Svätoplukovo nám. 4. Tel: 037/7721-578.


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: Nov 16 at 19:00. Admission: Sk800, Sk1,000 and Sk1,200. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47. Tel: 041/5620-979.

Liptovský Mikuláš
Humberto Ortega Villasenor - The works of a Mexican painter stemming from the history and culture of pre-Columbian Mexico.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until January 21. Centre of Koloman Sokol, Námestie Osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5514-032.


Chamber Concert - A concert by the Košice Conservatory Chamber Orchestra and cellist Eugen Prochác completes the Festival of Contemporary Art.
Starts: Nov 13 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90. Dom umenia (House of Art), Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/622-0763.

photo: SITA

NITRA native Ria Kmeťová exhibits her digital photos within the Towards West exhibition in the Akcent Gallery in Nitra. The display presents a series of digital photos depicting a joint theme of sunset and landscape. Kmeťová, a graduate of the University of Visual Arts - the workshop of famed photographer - Milota Havránková, took most of the photos to represent a view from a window. They are an account of a constantly repeating event: the world outside the window and sunsets. The gallery sits in the building of Mestký Kúpeľ at Kúpeľná 4. The exhibition is open daily between 10:00 and 19:30 until December 7. Admission is free. For more information call 037/6517-604.

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