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Latino-American dance party
Organised runs
1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava
Goethe Institute exhibitions
Austrian Culture Forum exhibition
Bratislava French Institute lecture and exhibitions
Social Centre in Piešťany
Austrian Culture Centre exhibition in Prešov
Bratislava Town Gallery

Latino-American dance party

Fiesta Latina with Miguel Mendez, a Latino dance party allowing the public to experience a slice of the vibrant Latino culture here in Bratislava, will hold 'Viva Mexico' on May 19. The Magisterial group will perform a Mexican dance show followed by DJ Mulato's Latino-American disco show. The party begins at 20:00 and runs till 4:00 the next morning at Spoločenský Dom Trnávka on Bulharská 60. Tickets cost 100 Sk. For more information call Miguel Mendez at 0905 254 134.


Organised runs

The annual Relay Marathon in the eastern Slovak city of Prešov will be held at 17:00 on May 15 on the clay surface of the TJ Slávia Prešov athletic stadium. For more information, call Marek Bereš at 091-775 5256. The Ilava Run of 13.5 kilometres starts at 11:00 on May 20 at Ilava Pivovar. Tel: Ľubomír Klobučník at 0827-446 5215. The Kind Mile in Horský Park in Bratislava starts at 10:00 on May 20 at Horský Park. Tel: Kamil Prochádzka 07-5478 9050. The Stropkov Ten, which is actually a 20-kilometre run, starts at 13:00 on May 20 at the memorial in Tokajík municipality in Stropkov. Tel: Milan Fek at 0938-742 3712. The Tlmače Twenty on a 20-kilometre asphalt course starts at 10:00 on May 20 at Kultúrne stredisko (Culture Centre) in the town of Tlmače. Tel: 0813-634 2145.


1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava

Paul Chaim Eisenberg will give a lecture entitled Jewish Culture in European Culture. The lecture, which is a part of the 1001 Europe series organised by the Austrian, French and Goethe Institute, Comenius University and the EU delegation in Slovakia, starts at 17:00 on May 14 at Comenius University on Šafárikovo námestie 6. Tel: 5443 3130.


Goethe Institute exhibitions

The film Lili Marleen directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder will be shown at 17:00 on Tuesday, May 15 at the Goethe Institute Inner Nations on Panenská 33, in German. Tel: 5443 3310-2.
Swiss writer Ruth Schweikert will read from her books Augen zu (Closed Eyes) and Last Call during a literature evening. The event starts at 18:00 on May 16 at the Austrian Culture Centre on Ventúrska 10 and will be held in German. Tel: 5443 2985.


Austrian Culture Forum exhibition

Gerald Brettschuh's exhibition featuring his hometown of Arnfels, located in a rural area where the Austrian, Italian and Slovenian borders meet, runs at the Austrian Culture Forum on Zelená 7. Tel: 5441 2985.


Bratislava French Institute lecture and exhibitions

Sebastian Castelien will give a lecture on the Origin of Human Rights at 18:00 on Thursday, May 17 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777.
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.


Social Centre in Piešťany

Dance theatres of Banská Bystrica, Prešov and Žilina will hold a Spring Dance Festival at the Congress Hall of Kúpeľný ostrov in Piešťany, with the first performance on May 14. All shows begin at 19:30. Tel: 0838-775 2150.


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.

Does your embassy, institute, or organisation have an upcoming event? Tell the expat community in Slovakia all about it in The Slovak Spectator's Community Corner. To place a notice of your group's events, please contact Zuzana Habšudová at tel: 5923 3304. Or send her a notice by e-mail at slspect@internet.sk

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