THE LATINO Party Ship of Miguel Mendéz sets sail for a Latino disco-show on the evening of July 17. Slovenská Plavba a Prístavy has prepared a two-hour cruise on the Danube River followed by a disco show until the early morning. The programme also promises a DJ brought directly from Latin America and a surprise. Travellers can board the ships Martin and Prešov between 21:00 and 22:00. Tickets cost Sk330 in advance and are available at Slovenská Plavba a Prístavy at Fajnorovo nábrežie 2. For more information and reservations call 0905/254-134.
photo: Miguel Mendéz
LIVE MUSIC: Avon Europa Fest 2004 - The diva Pink and her guests perform a show within the summer leg of her European tour.
Starts: Jul 16 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk550, Sk990, Sk1,200. Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Tel: 0904/836-741.
EXHIBITION: Milan Paštéka - A small display of drawings by the renowned Slovak artist that map the end of his career.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until August 29. Galéria mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov palác (Bratislava City Gallery - Mirbach Palace), Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Musa Antiqua - A concert of medieval dance music with Vladimír Rusó, Milan Tarina and Valerián Tokár playing period instruments as part of the Evenings with Music of the Centuries in the Synagogue.
Starts: Jul 16 at 19:00. Synagogue, Ulica pri Synagóge, Nitra. Tel: 037/1618-6.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Baroque and Classical Music - The Czech ensemble Trio Bel Canto performs works by Marcello, Caccini, and Vivaldi as part of the oldest international classical music festival in central Europe, the 59th annual Music Summer.
Starts: Jul 15 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk90, Sk70. Koncertná sieň (Concert Hall), Kúpeľná dvorana, Ulica 17. novembra 23, Trenčianske Teplice. Tel: 032/6559-128.
MALATINÁ, a village set in the lower-Orava region, will welcome over 200 participants from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland to the fourth annual Shepherds' Days, held on July 17 and 18. The festival is a presentation of handicrafts mostly linked to sheep breeding and milking. On Saturday, those interested can test their skills in workshops, followed by a cultural programme at the House of Culture. On Sunday there will be a contest for the most tasty sheep cheese; visitors will be able to sample and buy the entries. Later the festival will move to the local amphitheatre with a Cifrovačky music programme followed by a whip-cracking contest. Folk ensembles will conclude the festival. The Shepherds' Days start on Saturday at 9:30 with a bicycle tour. The next day the programme opens with a ceremonial holy mass at 8:00. Festival admission is free. For more information call 043/5864-978.
photo: Zuzana Habšudová
FESTIVAL: Škapuliarsky Jarmok - A local fair of traditional handicrafts production, accompanied by a cultural programme.
Starts: Jul 16 and 17 starting at 7:00 every day. Free entrance. Námestie MR Štefánika, Trstená. Tel: 043/5392-276.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bojnice Culture Summer - String Quarter of Ján Strmenský plays works by Händel, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, and Bach.
Starts: Jul 18 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk80. Huňadyho sála Bojnického zámku (Hunady's Hall of Bojnice Castle), Bojnice. Tel: 046/5439-673.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Organ Festival - Hungarian player László Deák performs within the eighth annual European festival Kremnica Castle Organ.
Starts: Jul 18 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk80. Kostol sv Kataríny (St Catherine's Church) in the Town Castle, Kremnica. Tel: 045/6742-856.
FESTIVAL: Meeting with Royal History - Reconstructing the arrival of the future Polish queen in 1384, featuring performances of historical swordplay.
Starts: Jul 17 at 15:30. Admission: free. Ľubovniansky hrad (Lubovňa Castle), Stará Ľubovňa. Tel: 052/4322-030.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková