Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

This Week

MONDAY - 27

MUSIC EVENING: The best of Madonna and Sting. DJs will spin the most famous hits of these two international pop icons at the rough and tough KGB underground pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. KGB, Obchodná 52. Tel: 5273 1279.


TUESDAY - 28

BALLET: Carmina Burana and Requiem. A pair of ballet performances dealing with man's existence and composed by Carl Orff and Giuseppe Verdi will be performed by the elite of Slovak ballet.
Tickets: 80 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


WEDNESDAY - 29

LIVE MUSIC: Big Bastard Beat Band. Club Čierny Havran (The Black Raven) hosts this unique pop band in the Gunagu theatre.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 19:30. Divadlo Gunagu (Gunagu Theatre), Biela 6.
Tel: 5441 2102.


THURSDAY - 30

LIVE CONCERT: Apocalyptica. Finnish cellists transform guitar compositions by hard rock legends such as Metallica and Sepultura into a classical string quartet performance.
Tickets: 440 Sk (490 crowns at the door) purchased at Dr. Horák, Medená 19, tel: 5443 5667, and Artfórum, Kozia 20, tel: 5441 7232. Starts at 20:00. Stará Tržnica (Old Market), Námestie SNP. Tel: 5556 3214. www.vresk.sk


FRIDAY - 1

FILM: Sling Blade and Fargo. Two American Oscar-winning movies, Billy Bob Thornton's psychological drama and Joel Coen's black-humour thriller, will both be shown at Nostalgia film club.
Tickets: 30 Sk with a club card (card costs 50 Sk at the door). Starts at 18:00 and 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


SATURDAY - 2

EXHIBITION: Morava River. An exhibition of the Morava River area will display its natural significance through artifacts and photographs.
Admission 10-20 Sk. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Prírodovedné múzeum, Slovenské Národné Múzeum, Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 5934 9141.


SUNDAY - 3

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Advent concert. Youth vocal group Echo and piano soloist Gabriela Némethová, led by conductor Ondrej Šaray, will perform works of international composers.
Tickets: 20-40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331

Top stories

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

Children are often manipulated against their parents while authorities decide about divorces and custody.