CLASSICAL MUSIC: Academy of Performing and Dramatic Arts - Students from the composing and conducting departments present their works.
Starts: May 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 02/5441-6548.
DANIELA Mládenková, a young jewellery designer, is currently exhibiting her works at the ÚĽUV Design Studio on Dobrovičova 13. On display are rings, brooches, jewellery boxes, and small objects, all made from different natural materials. Mládenková uses sand, stones, and parts of flowers and plants, which she combines with metal to complete her artwork. One of the first graduates from the metals and jewellery department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, the designer won the first prize in last year's Slovak handicraft art competition Kruhy na vode (Circles on Water). The exhibition runs Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 until June 20. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5296-4153 or visit www.uluv.sk.
photo: Jena Šimková
DANCE: Dance of Life/Life of Dance - Performances by Dana Dinková, Jaroslav Moravčík, and Gianpiero Russo offer a backstage look into the choreographers' works.
Starts: May 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80, 130. Theatrium, Pressburgcentrum, Pribinova 25. Tel: 0903/516-465.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bohdan Warchal Orchestra - Ewald Danel on violin plays Brandenburg Concertos by Bach.
Starts: May 29 and 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130,160. Koncertná sieň SF (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Choir Concert - German Kammerchor Emmendingen and the Bratislava Academic Choir perform works by Dvořák, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Strauss.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk70. Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca (Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace), Primaciálne nám. 1. Tel: 02/5443-1707.
LIVE MUSIC: World Music Party - Slovak bands Lagrima, Pressburger Klezmer Band, and Mango Molas perform in a joint concert.
Starts: May 31 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk180, 210. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
LIVE MUSIC: Slobodná Európa - Concert of legendary Slovak punk band.
Starts: May 31 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk99-Sk149. Divadlo Stoka (Stoka Theatre), Pribinova 1. Tel: 02/5292-4463.
EXHIBITION: The Seventh Planet - International project with children's drawings from all over the world.
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30 until June 5. Admission: free. Francúzsky inštitút (French Institute), Sedlárska 7. Tel: 02/5934-7777.
EXHIBITION: Blue, Grey, Orange - Paintings by three young artists Emöke Vargová, Patrik Kovačovský, and Peter Ondrušek.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until June 15. Admission: Sk40. Mirbachov palác (Mirbach Palace), Františkánske nám. 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.
EXHIBITION: 6+1 - Painter Rudolf Moško and six other artist from the Trenčín region exhibit their works.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-20:00 until June 26. Admission: Sk60. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Čunovo Water Works. Tel: 0903/605-505.
THE 12th international music festival Dobrofest will take place in Trnava (with two concerts in Hlohovec and Skalica) from May 29 until June 1. The event is a tribute to Slovak-American musician John Dopyera, the inventor of the resonator guitar, the so-called dobro. Among this year's highlights are performances by three US bands: The Original Snakeboy, the Randy Kohrs Band, and Willie Jones & Country Team (above). Strongly represented are also the Czech and Slovak blues and country scenes with musicians and groups such as Wabi Daněk, Hop Trop, Žalman Brothers Band, and Bukasový masív. The main concerts on May 30 and 31 take place at the Dom kultúry Tirnavia (Tirnavia House of Culture) at 19:00 and cost Sk150 and Sk190. Concerts in the Trojičné námestie are free of charge. For more information call the Trnava information centre at 033/5511-022 or visit www.dobrofest.sk.
photo: Courtesy of Dobrofest
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Godstowe Musical Tour - The Godstowe instrumental ensemble plays music by Bach, Handel, Dvořák, Martinů, and Weber.
Starts: May 30 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk100. Kongresová hala, Kúpeľný ostrov (Congress Hall, Spa Island), Piešťany.
EXHIBITION: Dana Krajčová-Hollá - Paintings by the Slovak artist inspired by gestures as a means for self-expression.
Open Tue, Thu 10:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-15:00 until June 2. Admission: Sk10. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Nábrežie I. Krasku 1, Piešťany.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: State Chamber Orchestra - Pieces for clarinet, piano, and cello by various composers.
Starts: May 29 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40, 80. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Aeterna - Sopranos Jana Pastorková and Kamila Zajíčková perform works by Dauvergne, Leclair, Brossard, Rebel, and Charpentier.
Starts: May 26 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100. Kostol sv. Trojice (Holy Trinity Church), Hlavná 64, Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košice State Philharmonic - Conducted by Leoš Svárovský, with Czech flute player Jiří Stivín.
Starts: May 29 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk110, 150, 190. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.
EVENT: Balloon Fiesta - Competition of hot-air balloons featuring live music, a disco show, movies, and entertainment for children.
Starts: May 29-31 from 7:00. Admission: free. OC Optima parking lot, Košice. For more information visit www.cassovia.sk
EXHIBITION: Selected Works - Wooden sculptures and jewellery by Milan Kopčov on display.
Open Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until May 31. Admission: Sk30. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/ 6224-035.
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