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Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson
photo: Courtesy of GMB

OUT OF THE CITY - Land Artis an exhibition presenting pieces by Slovak artists active in the international visual arts community, who used land art to communicate with the local scene in the late 1960s to 1980s. It features land art by over 40 artists including Rudolf Sikora, from whose work the exhibition takes its name, Juraj Bartusz, Mária Bartuszová, Stano Filko, Július Koller, Otis Laubert, Christo, Jeanne Claude (USA), and Hamish Fulton (UK). The exhibition runs until November 25 and takes place in the Mirbach Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery at Františkánske Square 11 in Bratislava. It is open daily except Mondays from 11:00 to 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, call 02/5443-1556 or go to www.gmb.sk.

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
LECTURE:
Sushi - The Suši club gives another lecture about this typical Japanese food during which visitors will be able to taste fresh sushi prepared by Seiko, a Japanese specialist in sushi preparation.
Starts: Sept 20, 17:00. Ranger's house, Horský park, Lesná 1. Tel: 0903/710-888.

Bratislava
CONCERT:
Fifth Double Concert - A premiere of a unique project of Slovak classical music composers. The project consists of more than 40 three-minute long piano variations on the theme of the fifth; e.g., the tone interval Eb-B, also called a perfect fifth.
Starts: Sept 20, 18:00. Admission: free. The Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Prima-
ciálne Square. Tel: 02/6531-3745, www.slovakmusicbridge.eu.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Magic Bratislava - The biggest festival of magic in Slovakia features such world-renowned magicians as Lee Eun Gyeol from Southern Korea, Bill Malone, Aldo Colombini and Rachel Wild from the USA and Peter Marvey from Switzerland.
Starts: Sept 22, 20:00. Admission: Sk1,090-Sk1,290. Istropolis, Odborárske Square. www.rpromotion.sk.

Bratislava
VISUAL ART:
The Day of Insita - This event offers workshops for children and adults, guided tours of the triennial Insita, an exhibition of works by amateur artists, and many others.
Starts: Sept 22, 10:00. Admission: free. SNG, Water Barracks at Rázusovo nábrežie 2 and SNG, Esterházy Palace at Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. www.sng.sk.

Bratislava
PHOTOGRAPHY:
Fotomara-tón - The Zaostri (Focus on) civic association invites eager photographers to take place in the first photographic marathon in the Slovak capital. Over six hours, the attendants will have to take pictures of twelve themes.
Starts: Sept 22, registration will be from 9:30 to 11:00. Registration fee: Sk100 (in advance), Sk150 (at
the spot). Primaciálne Square. www.fotomaraton.sk.

Bratislava
CONCERT:
Carmina Burana - The Slovak Philharmonic, its choir, Oto Klein, Vladimír Chmelo, and Adriana Kohútková perform this popular composition by Carl Orff on the occasion of the 1,100th anniversary of the first written reference of Bratislava.
Starts: Sept 22, 19:00. Admission: free. Main Square. www.staremesto.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Young Package - A display of winning works by young designers up to 30 years old competing in the 12th year of the design competition, this time on the theme of packaging and works from paper and cardboard.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until October 3. Admission: free. Satelit, Dobrovičova 3. Tel: 02/5292-0184.

Nitra
EXHIBITION:
Eating Is Obliged! - This display presents art works on the theme of meals, created by Czech and Slovak contemporary artists Erik Binder, Otis Laubert, Juraj Meliš, and Evžen Šimera.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00
until October 21. Admission:
Sk30. Nitrianska Galéria, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Moravany nad Váhom
LIVE CONCERT:
Davová psychóza - The legendary punk band tours Slovakia on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
Starts: Sept 21, at 20:00. Admission: Sk120 (in advance),
Sk150 (at the door). Topvar Pub. www.davovapsychoza.sk.


Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Štiavnica
EXHIBITION:
Examples of the Mineral Kingdom in Slovakia - This exhibition presents typical as well as unusual minerals of Slovakia.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until March 31, 2008. Admission: Sk40. Berggericht, Nám. sv. Trojice 6. Tel: 045/6920-535.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
EXHIBITION:
We Are Here - This touring display of photos focuses on the theme of the life conditions of homosexuals in the European Union and Slovakia on the occasion of the European Year of Equality.
Runs: Sept 22-28, 9:00-19:00. Admission: free. Mlynská Street - in front of the Jakab Palace. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice
FESTIVAL:
Visegrad Days - The seventh annual culture festival of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia offers a colourful mosaic of theatre performances, concerts and exhibitions, including an exhibition of Czech Symbolism in Východoslovenská Galéria, kinetic objects by István Harasztuy, a concert by the progressive jazz Kaltenecker Trio, world-ethno singer Ági Szalóki from Hungary, Slovak world music band Družina, Polish band Andre Ochodlo & Atelier Klezmer Band, and the Czech band, Buty.
Runs: Sept 18-Dec 3. Venues in Košice. Tel: 055/6258-888, www.infinitymedia.sk.


photo: Courtesy of Stanica Záriečie

THE MULICA civic association has organised Mobility Week, a week-long event exploring ecological and sustainable means of transport in Žilina, and bringing streets without cars back to people. It consists of exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, happenings, cycle rides, and fairs to be held in the Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre and other venues across Žilina, beginning September 13. On Sept 22 the event will culminate in a 36-hour closure of one of the town's main arteries, Veľká Okružná Street, turning it into a new square full of games for children, cafes, info kiosks, and stages for cultural events. The Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, at the Žilina-Záriečie railway station, is located at Závodská cesta 3. For more information call 0904/047-441.

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