Sweet concert in Banská Bystrica
The famous 70s british rock band The Sweet will hold a live concert on Wednesday, June 20, in the central Slovak city of Banská Bystrica. The band's four musicians - guitarist Andy Scott, bass player Jeff Brown, drummer Bruce Bisland and keyboard player Steve Grant - will take the stage at 19:00 at the Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park) on Lazovná street, and will be joined by the Czech folk band ETC and Vladimír Mišík, the Slovak Dereš band and Cecilia Weirdinary. Tel: 088/4125 887.
Fairytale show at Bojnice Castle
Festival organisers at Bojnice castle in western Slovakia invite you to a theatrical performance showing the story of a princess whose pride has been suppressed by true love. The 90 minute show snakes throughout the castle and is performed in Slovak, although foreign visitors can ask for a translator at the castle entrance. The shows, staged from June 22 to 24, begin every 10 minutes between 9:00 and 18:00. Tickets cost 50-100 Sk. For more information, contact Bojnice castle, near the town of Prievidza, tel: 0862 543 0624 or 543 0633, or check out www.bojnicecastle.sk
Austrian Culture Forum exhibition
Austrian Architecture Today is an exhibition featuring leading contemporary architectural works. The exhibition is being held at the K.F.A. Gallery on Karpatská 11 and runs till July 12. Tel: 5720 1313. Open Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30.
Goethe Institute photo exhibition
German photographer Thomas Florschuetz will open his exhibition entitled Fragments of Me, by Myself at 17:00 on Tuesday, June 19 at the Goethe Institute in Bratislava on Panenská 33. Tel: 5443 3130-2. The exhibition runs till July 20.
French Institute exhibitions
French singer Denis Dheyem will sing with Slovak Andrea Zimányová during the Music Holiday concert at 19:00 on Tuesday, June 19 at Dom Kultúry Ovsište (Culture House Ovsište) in Petržalka, and at 19:30 on Thursday, June 21 on the Bratislava Main Square (Hlavné námestie). Tel: 5934 7777.
The French theatre troupe Petit Monsieur will perform its comedy En dérangement (ou quelques variotions sans paroles sur la cabine téléphonique) - Out of order (or several wordless variations about the telephone booth) - of a man fighting with a telephone booth that refuses to open. The play begins at 18:00 on June 22 and 23 at Radničné námestie in Pezinok (20 kilometers north-west of Bratislava towards Senica). Tel: 5934 7777.
The finals of the Chanson francaise 2001 (French Song 2001) song competition - for Slovaks competing for the title of best singer in the French language - takes place at 14:00 on Sunday, June 24, at Dom Kultúry Ovsište (Culture House Ovsište) in Petržalka. Tel: 5934 7735.
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. Exhibition runs till July 12. Tel: 5934 7777.
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.
The Bahá'í Community in Bratislava invites you to an informal English or Slovak discussion evening on social, moral and global issues, focusing on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. Every Tuesday at 19:00. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.