THE EXHIBITION Military Weapons, which opens on May 24 at the Slovak National Museum, displays weapons used during the first half of the 20th century by the Czechoslovak army. Apart from weapons and various armaments produced in the country, the exhibition also presents weaponry of the Czechoslovak army that was produced in other countries, such as the Soviet Union and Germany. Altogether, 200 exhibits are displayed. The exhibition opens at 16:00 on May 24 and runs until October 30. The museum sits at Vajanského nábrežie 2 and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission is Sk20 and Sk40. Tel: 02/5934-9148.
photo: Slovak National Museum
LIVE MUSIC: The World's Belly Button - Actress and chanson singer Szidi Tóbiás performs to celebrate the release of her second album, Punto Fijo.
Starts: May 24 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk150. Divadlo Astorka (Astorka Theatre), Nám. SNP 33. Tel: 02/5443-2093.
LIVE MUSIC: Zmena Mena - Slovak pop band performs.
Starts: May 28 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.
LIVE MUSIC: Bratislava Hot Serenaders - Slovak jazz band plays music from the 1920s and 1930s.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120. Spoločenský dom Nivy (Nivy House of Culture), Súťažná 18. Tel: 02/5596-0861.
EXHIBITION: Days of Mexican Culture - Mexican artist Reyes Hermenegido displays his paintings that capture the life of his country's native citizens.
Open: Wed, Fri-Sat 17:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-13:00 until May 31. Admission: free.
Dom kultúry Dúbravka (Dúbravka House of Culture), Saratovská 2. Tel: 02/6436-5640.
EXHIBITION: In the Rhythm of the Butterflies' Flight - Slovak and Austrian artists Daniel Fischer and Wilhelm Scherübl, respectively, depict the alliance of the neighbouring countries through art.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until June 20. Admission: free. Z Gallery, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1611.
THE MUSIC festival May Chansons, featuring chansons, blues tunes, and cabaret songs, will start at 19:30 on May 29 at Pezinok's Dom kultúry (House of Culture) at Holubyho 42. The performers include Funny Fellows (pictured), Bratislavská káva, Alea, Hot Club Mladá Boleslav, and others. Tickets cost Sk150. Tel: 033/6413-933.
photo: Pezinok's House of Culture
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Musica Aeterna - The Slovak ensemble, which specialises in baroque and classical works, plays pieces by Johann Sigismund Kusser and Georg Muffat.
Starts: May 24 at 19:30. Admission: voluntary. Základná umelecká škola ŠN Šamorínskeho (ŠN Šamorínsky Elementary Art School), Parková 4, Šamorín. Tel: 031/5622-337.
LIVE MUSIC: Euromantica - Night of romantic songs by popular singers from Prievidza.
Starts: May 26 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. Dom kultúry (House of Culture), F Madvu 11, Prievidza. Tel: 046/5412-029.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Graduate's Concert - The first of five classical music concerts by graduates of the Ján Levoslav Bella Elementary Art School.
Starts: May 25 at 16:30. Admission: free. Galéria Petra M Bohúňa (Peter M Bohúň Gallery), Vranovského 3. Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5621-580.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Seasonal Concert - The Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, featuring violinist František Figura and oboe player Piet van Bockstal and conducted by Herman Engels, performs music by Lodewijk Mortelmans and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Starts: May 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50, Sk70, and Sk100. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.
EXHIBITION: Artworks - Biennial display of drawings by mentally handicapped children from the Liptovský Mikuláš area.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 4. Admission: free. Galéria Petra M Bohúňa (Peter M Bohúň Gallery), Tranovského 3, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5522-758.
EXHIBITION: Thesis - Students from the art department at the Prešov University display sculptures, graphic works, paintings, installations, photographs, and ceramics.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until July 4. Admission: Sk10, Sk20 (May 27-30 for free). Šarišská galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7581-121.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová