MIROSLAV CIPÁR, a noted artist and book illustrator, is currently exhibiting his works at Bratislava's Zichy Palace. Entitled Out of Frame, the display shows around 30 paintings and sculptures in which he captures the imperfection of human beings with slight humour. The artist, whose work has been seen, for example, at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, is the chairman of Slovakia's Press Council and a founding member of the Graphic Artists' Club in Bratislava. Out of Frame runs at the palace's Z Gallery, at Ventúrska 9, Mondays to Saturdays from 12:00 to 18:00 until February 22. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5920-1611.
photo: Miroslav Cipár
Prepared by Kristína Havasová
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Moyzes Quartet - The Slovak ensemble, featuring Japanese soprano Nao Higano and Italian pianist Andrea Rucli, performs music by Arnold Schönberg and Giuseppe Martucci.
Starts: Jan 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Malá sála Slovenskej filharmónie (Little Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Soňa Horňáková - Recital by the popular folk singer.
Starts: Jan 28 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk100 and Sk50. Klub Čierny havran (Čierny havran Club), Biela 6. Tel: 02/5443-2942.
LIVE MUSIC: Lucas Niggli Big Zoom - Six-member band from Switzerland performs jazz.
Starts: Jan 30 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120. V Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5921-4182.
EXHIBITION: Everything Has Already Been Here - The best paintings created by the four-member Polish art group Azzoro are projected on six videos accompanied by English text.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00 until February 8. Admission: free. Priestor Gallery, Somolického 1/B. Tel: 02/5441-8262.
EXHIBITION: Honour to Frida Kahlo - Slovak artist Katarína Vavrová dedicates her work to the well-known rebellious Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), who has been her primary source of inspiration.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 8. Admission: voluntary. Galéria Michalský dvor (Michalský dvor Gallery), Michalská 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.
LIVE MUSIC: Sign - Concert by the Slovak heavy metal band and its guest, Gunsen Noses, which covers songs by Guns N' Roses.
Starts: Jan 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40. Dom Kultúry (House of Culture), Holubyho 42, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6413-933.
EXHIBITION: Main Thing - Collection of contemporary paintings by artist and set designer Fero Lipták.
Open: Tue-Sun 15:00-20:00 until February 25. Admission: voluntary. Galéria Velvet (Velvet Gallery), Hurbanovo nám. 40, Bojnice. Tel: 0903/803-306.
THE ANNUAL Dance Festival in Banská Bystrica enters its 13th year. Starting at 17:00 on January 30, it will present traditional non-folk ensembles from the Banská Bystrica region performing everything from ballroom, modern ballet, and scenic dances to shows inspired by American country-folk dances. The dancers will mostly be children and students up to 25 years old, among whom will be the world's sixth best boogie-woogie dancer, Miroslav Žatko. The festival was founded to offer space for these types of dances, as folk-dance programmes heavily prevail in the country. The festival will take place at Robotnícky dom (Workersş House) at Robotnícka 5 in Banská Bystrica. Tickets cost Sk60. For more information call 048/4142-472.
photo: Ľudmila Grausová
LIVE MUSIC: Pantha Rei - The Slovak jazz band performs.
Starts: Jan 27 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk80. Bábkové divadlo na Rázcestí (Na Rázcestí Puppet's Theatre), Skuteckého 14, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-513.
BALLET: Rusalka - A retelling of the lyrical work by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák performed in an attractive artistic environment.
Starts: Jan 27 at 18:30. Tickets: Sk100, Sk120, Sk140. Štátna opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-418.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Piano Recital - Musician Daniela Varinská performs works by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Starts: Jan 26 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.
EXHIBITION: Evil Revival - Shocking and provoking work by Bratislava artist Martin Gerboc is on display.
Open: Mon 9:00-16:00, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until February 22. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.
EXHIBITION: Caves in the Life of Man - Photographs, ceramics, and three-dimensional objects collected largely from Slovak caves and famous caves in France and Spain.
Open: Tue 9:00-18:00, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 5. Admission: Sk15. Krajské múzeum (Regional Museum), Hlavná 86, Prešov. Tel: 051/7734-708.