SUZANNE VEGA started her career in the eighties and became one of the most well-respected female artists on the folk rock scene. Her debut Marlene On The Wall was a critical success, and the second album Solitude Standing went platinum thanks to songs like Luka and Tom's Diner. Her rock albums 99.9oF and Nine Objects of Desire were awarded several prizes. On her album Songs in Red and Gray Vega turned back to melodic acoustic songs. On her European tour, Vega is supporting her new release, Retrospective, a collection of greatest hits. Suzanne Vega's only concert in Slovakia takes place on June 18 at 19:30 at PKO (Nábrežie L. Svobodu) in Bratislava. Tickets cost Sk890 and Sk990 for standing room and Sk1490 and Sk1990 for seats. Tickets are available from www.ticketportal.sk or at 02/5443-5667.
photo: Courtesy of Dr Horák
LIVE MUSIC: Happy Blue Night - Boboš and The Frozen Dozen and other Slovak and Czech blues bands perform.
Starts: Jun 18 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120. Metro Music Club, Suché mýto 6. Tel: 0905/657-010.
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz in V-Club - Vlado Vizár with his traditional and revival jazz band will make you dance.
Starts: Jun 18 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. V-Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5296-6936.
LIVE MUSIC: Underground - Concert of original Slovak rap music.
Starts: Jun 20 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6882-3930.
DANCE: Dance of Life/Life of Dance - The Slovak Chamber Ballet offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the life of professional dancers and their preparation for dance performances.
Starts: Jun 20 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100, Sk70. Theatrium, Pressburg Centrum, Pribinova 25. Tel: 0903/516-465.
LIVE MUSIC: Živé Kvety - Underground Bratislava band performs at the launch of their new CD.
Starts: Jun 21 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Divadlo Stoka (Stoka Theatre), Pribinova 1. Tel: 02/5292-4463.
LIVE MUSIC: Date with Adriena - Adriena Bartošová performs with her jazz band.
Starts: Jun 22 at 16:00. Admission: free. Horáreň, Horský park (Forester's Lodge, Forest Park), Majakovského 13. Tel: 02/5478-9050
EXHIBITION: Relatives - Project by Klaudia Kafúnová and Nora Rónaiová from Slovakia and the artistic group Rafani from the Czech Republic.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until June 28. Admission: free. Galéria Medium (Medium Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18. Tel. 02/5443-5334.
EXHIBITION: 1993-2003 - A retrospective of Czech and Slovak poster art.
Open Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00 until June 22. Admisson: free. Z Gallery, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1611.
EXHIBITION: TXT - Marek Kvetan's project based on the transformation of sacred texts, like the Koran, into pictures through special computer software.
Open Wen-Sun 16:00-19:00 until June 22. Admission: free. Priestor Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Somolického 1. Tel: 02/5441-8262.
COMMUNICATION of Sentiment and Feelings is an exhibition of colourful paintings by Albena Chteniovska-Egloff currently taking place at the Merum Gallery in Modra. The Bulgarian artist and fashion designer, a resident of Bratislava, says she finds most of her inspiration in her travels. The exhibition is open daily from 14:00 to 18:00 until June 23. Galéria Merum, Štúrova 108, Modra. Tel: 02/5478-9416. Admission: free.
photo: Courtesy of the artist
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Viva Quartet - Students from the Academy of Musical Arts perform works by Haydn, Glazunov, Zeljenka, and Shostakovich.
Starts: Jun 16 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk150. Kongresová hala, Kúpeľný ostrov (Congress Hall, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.
EXHIBITION: Geld Macht Kunst - An exhibition of distinguished Slovak artist Blažej Baláž who lives in Trnava and teaches at the University of Trnava.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until August 15. Admission: Sk20. Galéria Jána Koniarka (Ján Koniarek Gallery), Zelený kríček 3, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-659.
EXHIBITION: Peter Matis - Collection of contemporary paintings by this Slovak artist.
Open Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until July 6. Admission: Sk20. Galéria M.A. Bazovského (M. A. Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Romeo and Juliet - Ballet by Sergei Prokofiev in two acts about the love and tragic death of the Verona lovers.
Starts: Jun 17 at 18:30. Tickets: Sk120, Sk140, and Sk160. Štátna opera (State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-418.
LIVE MUSIC: Peter Lipa and Band - Jazzman Lipa performs with Tatár (keyboard), Gašpar (bass guitar), Buntaj (drums), and Žáček (sax).
Starts: Jun 21 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk180 and Sk200. Rondel klub 23, Závodská 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/ 7641-929.
EXHIBITION: International Biennale of Ruthenian Art - Presentation of 150 Ruthenian artworks from around the world.
Open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until July 6. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská galéria Prešov (Šariš Gallery Prešov), Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.
EXHIBITION: Made in Košice - Black and white photographs by Ed J. Baumeister.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-16:00 until June 23. Admission: free. FotoGaléria Nova, Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia (Nova Photo Gallery, Public Library), Hlavná 48, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-291.
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