THE OSKÁR Čepan prize is an annual award given to a Slovak artist under the age of 35. Named after a leading Slovak art theorist, the prize was founded in 1996, and this year it was awarded to Mário Chromý for his video series. Besides Chromý, the jury chose three other finalists - Martin Kollár, Svätopluk Mikyta, and Boris Sirka - from 30 artists who applied for the competition. Their works will be exhibited at the Mirbach Palace Gallery until August 31. Open daily except Monday 10:00-18:00 on Františkánske námestie 11. Admission Sk40. For more information call 02/5443-1556.
photo: Katarína Beňová
LIVE MUSIC: Marián Varga - Legendary Slovak keyboard player in a solo concert.
Starts: Jun 30 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120, Sk150. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.
LIVE MUSIC: Blues Live - Slovak bluesmen gather to perform.
Starts: Jul 3 at 21:00. Admission: free. Aligator Rock Pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 02/5441-6811.
LIVE MUSIC: Boris Čellár Jazz Duo - Young Slovak jazz guitarist plays with keyboard player Peter Preložník.
Starts: Jul 3 at 21:00. Admission: free. Music Club Woch, Františkánske nám. 7. Tel: 02/5443-2927.
EXHIBITION: Sigmund Freud - Photographs presenting the personality and works of the founder of psychoanalysis.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until July 25. Admission: free. České centrum (Czech Centre), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 8. Tel: 02/5920-3312.
EXHIBITION: Juraj Opršal - Slovak sculptor exhibits his glass art works as part of the Sculpture and Object display currently taking place inside the capital's galleries and outside on the city's streets.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. Admission: free. Galéria Komart (Komart Gallery), Zámočnícka 8. Tel: 02/5441-2918.
EXHIBITION: Gallery of Eastern Slovakia 1952-2002 - Various works by Slovak artists from the collections of the Košice gallery.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until September 21. Admission: Sk60. Esterházyho palác (Esterházy Palace), Nám. Ľ. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bohdan Warchal Orchestra - The chamber ensemble performs works by Albinoni, Stamic, Bach, Polarolo, Mozart, and Cordero.
Starts: Jun 30 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk200. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Nábrežie Ivana Krasku 1, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7625-273.
LIVE MUSIC: Bonzo and Senators - Concert by Slovak blues musician Peter Radványi and his band.
Starts: Jul 2 at 17:00. Open-air stage, Trojičné námestie, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-022.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Youth at the Castle - Students and graduates from three musical academies perform a medley of opera arias.
Starts: Jun 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80. Stĺpová sieň, Zvolenský hrad (Column Hall, Zvolen Castle), Zvolen. Tel: 048/4124-418.
EXHIBITION: Another Landscape - Selection of works by Slovak photography legend Martin Martinček.
Open Tue-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until August 17. Admission: Sk30. Múzeum Janka Kráľa (Janko Kráľ Museum), Nám. Osloboditeľov 31, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5522-554.
THE KOŠICE Summer of Culture brings music and dance to the streets of the eastern Slovak city. From July until September, performances will be staged every Thursday from 17:00 on the open-air stage at the Lower Gate (Dolná brána) on Hlavná Street. The concert on July 3 is a joint performance by the rock band Sexit and classical string orchestra Musica Iuvenalis. Among the upcoming events are a Belgian girls' dance group from Neerpelt, and a concert in the St. Elisabeth cathedral by organist Gérard Gillen from Ireland. Admission to all performances is free. For more information visit www.cassovia.sk.
photo: Zuzana Habšudová
EXHIBITION: BA and MA Works - Graduates from the department of design at the Technical University Košice exhibit.
Open Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until July 7. Admission: Sk30. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-035.
EXHIBITION: Another Landscape - Discovering landscape metaphors in Czech and Slovak fine art photography.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until August 31. Admission: Sk10. Dom fotografie (House of Photography), Nám. Sv. Egídia 44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7887-602.
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