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 their Viva Cuba party on Saturday, June 16. Nicaraguan choreographer Mendez will teach original Cuban dances, 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.
Ghost Theatre at Bojnice Castle
When Ghosts Want to Sleep More is the theme of this year's Bojnice Castle series of night shows taking place every other weekend (private shows are performed any evening when requested by a group of 20 or more). The 105 minute show tells of a love-story between two ghosts Klára and Johan, and is in Slovak, although explanations of the story-line can be told in English beforehand. Tickets cost 150 Sk. For more information contact Bojnice Castle at tel: 0862 543 0633, or check out www.bojnicecastle.sk
AmCham Business Breakfast
The American Chamber of Commerce invites you to its Ambassador's Business Breakfast from 8:00 to 9:30 on Thursday, June 14 at the Presbourg Restaurant in Hotel Danube on Rybné námestie 1. Italian Ambassador Luca Del Balzo di Presenzano, Spanish Ambassador Estanislao De Grandes Pascual and Dutch Ambassador Henk Soeters will share speak on "European Union Integration". For more information, call tel: 5934 0508.
1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava
Swedish professor Thomas Lunden, the head of geography research at the Swedish Institute, will give a lecture entitled State Languages and Language Positions in Europe. The lecture, mapping the language situation over the last century throughout Europe, starts at 17:00 on Monday, June 11 at Auditorium Maximum at Comenius University on Šafárikovo námestie. Tel: 5443 3130. In Swedish with Slovak, French and German simultaneous translations.
The successful German film Himmel über Berlin (The Sky above Berlin), directed by Wim Wenders in 1987, will be shown at 17:00 Tuesday, June 12 at the Goethe Institute on Panenská 33. Tel: 5443 3130-2. In German.
French Institute exhibitions
Literature critic and writer Július Vanovič will present the works of the French revolutionary author Andre Gide (1869-1951), who addressed his books to the younger generations living during the World Wars. The literature evening will be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the author's death. Starts at 18:00 on Wednesday, June 13 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777. In Slovak.
A French philologist and art historian studying Greek palaeography at the Vatican will offer his own interpretation of the religious baroque painting La Madeleine pénitente ou Madeleine á la veilleuse de Georges de la Tour (Repentant Madeleine or Madeleine at the candle by Georges de la Tour). The lecture begins at 18:00 on Thursday, June 14 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. In French, simultaneously translated into Slovak. Tel: 5934 7777.
Une histoire de la bande dessinée en France (The History of Comics in France) presents various forms of comic strips and the changes they have undergone in French history. The exhibition starts with the father of French comics Rodolph Topffer and leads visitors to contemporary artists. At the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Runs till July 12. Tel: 5934 7777.
The 10-kilometre "Run to Martinské Hole", starts at 11:00 on June 16 at Martin-Jedľoviny in the central Slovak town of Martin. For more information, call Ján Holiga at 0905-418 052.
The "Run over the Štiavnice Hills" starts at 10:30 on June 16 at the Town Council of Banská Štiavnica. Tel: Karol Melcer at 0859-691 1625.
The "Záhorácky Marathon" starts at 15:00 on June 16 at the Town Council of Senica. Tel: Silvia Machová at 0802-651 5001.
The 13-kilometre "Spa Thirteen" run starts at 16:00 at Bardejovské Kúpele in the eastern Slovak town of Bardejov. Tel: Ján Mochnácky at 0903-326 476.
Spanish exhibition at Danubiana
The Spanish Embassy's "End of a Long Journey" is an exhibition of the works of Spanish painter Miguel Ybanez. 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.
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