VICTOR Vasarely's geometrical paintings are inspired by mathematics and known for their refined lines and surfaces. The pop-art style of the Hungarian-French artist (1908-1997) has influenced many in architecture, advertising, and design, one of them being Andy Warhol. More than 20 of Vasarely's graphic works, paintings, and objects are currently on display at Bratislava's Milan Dobeš Museum on Zámočnícká 13. Admission is Sk45 and the exhibition is open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 18:00 until August 3. For more information call 02/5443-2305.
photo:Courtesy of the Milan Dobeš Museum


LIVE MUSIC: Petr Muk - Czech singer performs his only concert in Slovakia with music from his solo albums and his time in the bands Oceán and Shalom. Muk, who also starred in the musicals Joan of Arc and Galileo, went double platinum with his previous album.
Starts: May 12 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk250. PKO Cultural Centre, nábr. L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5292-5023.

LIVE EVENT: Crossing Borders - Multicultural event with visual arts and performances of ethnic music and freestyle rap.
Starts: May 12 at 18:00. Admission: free. Rakúske veľvyslanectvo (Austrian embassy), Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5464-1337.

LIVE MUSIC: Polemic - Slovak band performs ska and reggae music.
Starts: May 15 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk80-100. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonic - Jorn Fossheim on piano plays works by Norwegian composer Dobrowen and Tchaikovsky.
Starts: May 15 and 16 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130-160. Koncertná sieň SF (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. 02/5443-3351.

LIVE EVENT: Beltine After Party - Workshop teaching Breton dances followed by Celtic dance party and a concert of the Slovak band Keltieg and guests playing Celt-inspired music.
Starts: May 16 at 17:00. Tickets: Sk100. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

EXHIBITION: Chosen Pieces - Paintings and photographs by teachers-artists from Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, France.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-16:00 until May 31. Admission: free. Galéria Medium, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.

EXHIBITION: Roma in the Czech Republic - Display of 30 black and white photographs by Karel Cudlín, Marie Kracíková, and Iva Zímová.
Open Mon-Fri 13:00-17:00 until May 29. Admission: free. České centrum (Czech Centre), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 8. Tel: 02/5920-3312.

EXHIBITION: Masterpieces of the 20th Century - Works by leading Slovak artists presented chronologically from the archives of the Slovak National Gallery.
Open Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until September 30. Admission: Sk30-60. Slovenské historické múzeum, Bratislavský hrad (Slovak Historical Museum, Bratislava Castle). Tel: 02/5441-1444.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Archi di Slovakia - String ensemble with the State Chamber Orchestra Žilina performs with Japanese soprano Nao Higano.
Starts: May 18 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk100. Evanjelický kostol (Evangelic Church), Vajanského, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: State Chamber Orchestra - German Charlotte Balzereit on harp and Jozef Hamerník on flute play works by Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, and Stravinsky.
Starts: May 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50, 70, 100. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.

LIVE MUSIC: Lucie - Czech rock band performs with countrymen Support Lesbians and Slovak band Le Payaco.
Starts: May 16 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk380, 480. Amfiteáter (Amphitheatre), Medený Hámor, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-981.

DANCE: Silent Desert - Premiere of a new performance by the Dance Studio, choreography by Zuzana Hájková.
Starts: May 16 and 17 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk90,180. Komorné divadlo, Štúdio tanca (Chamber Theatre, Dance Studio), Nám. Slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4145-154.

EXHIBITION: Kamey - Works by Slovak artist Ester Martinčeková-Šimerová inspired by French poet Saint-John Perse.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 15. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galéria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 11, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5863-212.

POLISH photographer and poet Andrzej Wierzchowski exhibits his digitally altered photographs of the Stará Ľubovňa castle. Located in the Spiš region in eastern Slovakia, the castle was built at the end of the 13th century and for several centuries was administered by Polish noble families. The castle, which is partly restored and partly a ruin, ives visitors a chance to visit the historic premises of the castle and also walk in the tree-lined alley and the open-air museum (Ľubovniansky skanzen) underneath the castle. The exhibition hall is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 until October 31. Admission is Sk25 for children and Sk50 for adults. For more information call 052/4322-422 or visit
photo:Courtesy of Ľubovňa Castle


LIVE MUSIC: Lucie - Czech rock band performs with countrymen Support Lesbians and Slovak band Le Payaco.
Starts: May 14 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk399, 499. Amfiteáter (Amphitheatre), Košice. Tel: 055/6232-568.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: State Philharmonic - German violinist Julia Fischer performs works by Schumann, Britten, and Ravel.
Starts: May 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80, 120, 180. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

EXHIBITION: Pictures from Vermont - Slovak Lena Lešková, US painter Tracey Adams and US sculptor Virginia Folkestad present their works from a joint symposium.
Open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until May 18. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.

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