Indonesian Cultural Evening
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and the International Women's Club (IWC) of Bratislava will present "Discover Indonesia", a cultural evening at 18:00 on May 11 at Bratislava's Hotel Danube on Rybné námestie. The evening will highlight the dance, music, food and traditional batik costumes of the island republic's Java region. Tickets are available for 250 Sk each at the weekly IWC coffee morning on Tuesday from 10:30 till 13:00 at Hotel Danube. Tel: 5934 0000.
Italian Institute film festival
The Italian Culture Institute in Bratislava invites you to see the film Il Ciclone (Cyclone) by Leonardo Pieraccioni. The movie tells the story of the Quarians, a Tuscan family whose life is completely turned round after a group of Spanish female dancers invades the family circle and interferes with its customs and opinions. Wednesday, May 9 at 20:00 in Kino Mladosť on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14 in Bratislava. Tel: 5441 0401.
Goethe Institute exhibitions
Dance Theatre Today - 30 Years of German Dancing is an exhibition of more than 60 photographs that capture scenes of renowned German dance groups and artists from the past 30 years. The Goethe Institute is holding this exhibition at Aréna Theatre on Viedenská cesta 10 in Petržalka till May 27. Tel: 6225 0013.
An exhibition entitled A European from Bratislava, features sculptures and pictures of Bratislava-born German artist Georg von Kovats. The exhibit is open daily 10:00 till 18:00 and runs at the Národné osvetové centrum (National Centre of Culture) on Námestie SNP 12 in Bratislava till May 27. Admission free. Tel: 5921 4111.
Austrian Culture Centre book presentation
Slovak Alma Munzová will present Austrian writer Gerald Brettschuh's book Chess Novel at 18:00 on Thursday, May 10 at Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10 in Bratislava. Tel: 5441 8507.
French Institute exhibition
The exhibition Art Nouveau Posters in Paris features posters designed by nouveau artists like Alfonz Mucha from the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition runs at Pálffy Palace on Panská 19 in Bratislava till June 10. Tel: 5934 7777.
Also, the exhibition Almanacs of the Sun King, featuring hitorical calendars made by French painters from 1658 to 1794 (during the reign of Louis XIV), will be held in the Mestské múzeum v Bratislave (Bratislava Town Museum) at Stará radnica (Old Town Hall) on Primaciálne námestie 3 till June 10. Tel: 5443 4742, 5443 5800.
Austrian Culture Centre exhibition in Prešov
The exhibition Fatigue of Forgotten Nations, featuring pictures of Jewish cemeteries in the former Habsburg lands runs at Šarišská galéria (Šariš gallery) on Hlavná 51 in the eastern Slovak city of Prešov till May 23. Tel: 091 772 5423.
Bratislava Town Gallery
Jan and Meda Mládek's collection of František Kupka and Otto Gutfreund's paintings, which was first displayed in Washington and other cities around the world, comes to Bratislava. A graphic painter and illustrator (1871 - 1957), Kupka is one of the founders of abstract art. Sculptor Gutfreund (1889 - 1927) started to apply analytic cubism principles in his sculptures before World War I. The exhibition runs daily except Mon 10:00-18:00 till June 10, at Pálffy Palace on Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627.
Spanish exhibition at Danubiana
The Spanish Embassy's End of a Long Journey is an exhibition of the works of Spanish painter Miguel Ybaňez. The exhibition runs at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo and lasts till June 22. For more information, check www.danubiana.sk or call 0903 605 505.
Czech-Slovak film festival
The Czech-Slovak film festival Project 100 - 2001, which aims to show international films that have never appeared in Slovakia, runs till the end of May. Films will be shown at various filmclubs or cinemas in their original versions with Slovak or Czech subtitles. For movie times and locations, check posted schedules at filmclubs and cinemas.
Country Ball Postponed!
The Traditional Country Ball on the Danube at the Culture and Leisure Park (PKO) on nábrežie L. Svobodu 3 ["Top Pick", Vol. 7 No.15, April 16 - April 22], has been postponed to Saturday, May 19 at 19:00. Previously purchased tickets are still valid. For more information call 5292 5023.
The Bahá'í Community in Bratislava invites you to an informal English or Slovak discussion evening on social, moral and global issues, focused on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. Every Tuesday at 19:00. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.
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