AN EXHIBITION of design posters, EUROPE 2020, currently running at the Slovak National Museum, points to the diverse and shared viewpoints of European artists on their joined future. The display is a selection of the 40 best posters from the pan-European competition that took place in Croatia in 2002. Over 80 designers from 23 countries competed with more than 140 posters. The exhibition runs at the Museum café, situated at the rear of the National Museum at Vajanského nábrežie 2. It is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00 until May 26. Admission is free. Tel: 02/5934-9141.
photo: Croatian Embassy
LIVE MUSIC: Blues in the Pub - The Zydeco Alligators blues band from Germany performs.
Starts: May 3 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Divadlo Stoka (Stoka Theatre), Pribinova 1. Tel: 02/5292-4463.
LIVE MUSIC: Find Your Hope II - A handful of musicians, including the Dodo Šošoka Jazz Sextet, Ingola, Close Harmony Friends, Desmod, and Elán, raise money for the Cancer Research Foundation.
Starts: May 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100, Sk150. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8241.
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz Evening - Guitarist Matthew Mitchell from New Zealand plays with Slovak musicians - percussionist Dodo Šošoka, tenor saxophonist Miloslav Suchomel, pianist Ľubomír Šrámek, and bassist Peter Čudek.
Starts: May 6 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk180. Teátro Wüstenrot (Wüstenrot Theatre), Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8740.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Trio Impossible - The Austrian ensemble, featuring cellist Michael Holzmann, double bassist Ivan Kitanovic, and pianist Michael Weingartmann, performs music by German and Austrian composers.
Starts: May 6 at 18:00. Admission: free. Mozartova sieň Rakúskeho veľvyslanectva (Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy), Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5930-1533.
LIVE MUSIC: Rock Evening at Nivy - The local band Pro-rock performs.
Starts: May 7 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60. Spoločenský dom Nivy (Nivy Culture House), Súťažná 18. Tel: 02/5596-0861.
EXHIBITION: The Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame - Display mapping the path of Slovak hockey players from the country's independence in 1993 to their world championship victory in 2002.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until April 24, 2005. Admission: Sk20, Sk40. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanské nábr. 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141.
EXHIBITION: Milan Rastislav Štefánik Memorials - Photographs documenting the memorials that commemorate the significant Slovak politician and cofounder of Czechoslovakia are displayed on the 85th anniversary of his death.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-15:30 until May 30. Admission: free. Národný dom Štefánikov (Štefánik's National House), Nám. MR Štefánika, Brezová pod Bradlom. Tel: 034/6242-563.
THE BANSKÁ Bystrica State Opera's repertoire includes one of the most successful works by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, the lyric fairy tale Rusalka. The fourth production of this opera on the Banská Bystrica stage tells the story in a new, modern way, transforming the undersea world of fairies into a new artistic environment: the studio of Viennese art nouveau painter Gustav Klimt. The performance starts on Thursday, May 6, at 18:30 at the Banská Bystrica State Opera at Národná 11. Tickets cost Sk120, Sk140, and Sk160. Tel: 048/4124-418.
photo: Banská Bystrica State Opera
LIVE MUSIC: Robo Opatovský & Band - The Slovak pop singer performs as part of his Urpiner Tour.
Starts: May 6 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk80. Route 66 Restaurant, Garbiarska 627, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5623-017.
EXHIBITION: Alenis - Slovak artist Alena Sedláková displays her paintings.
Open: Mon 8:00-17:00, Tue-Fri 8:00-15:30 until May 21. Admission: free. Šarišské osvetové stredisko (Šariš Educational Centre), J. Borodáča 5, Prešov. Tel: 051/7724-749.
EXHIBITION: Bobbin Lace - Display of traditional handmade works created by the members of the Bobbin Lace Club.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until May 16. Admission: Sk15. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-035.
EXHIBITION: Stamp and Postcard Displays - The fifth annual local exhibition displays stamps and postcards capturing the characteristics of EU countries and various sport disciplines.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until May 10. Admission: Sk10. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-035.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová