THE HERITAGE exhibition presents the best and most beautiful works by Koloman Sokol-Sambo (1902-2003), one of the most acclaimed Slovak painters of the 20th century. The exhibition of 68 works is even more rare with respect to the fact that during his life the master never permitted to select more works for an exhibition or sale. It runs daily except Mondays from 11:00 to 18:00 until August 22 at Mirbachov palác (Mirbach Palace), Františkánske námestie 11. Admission is Sk60. Tel: 02/5443-1556.
photo: Bratislava City Gallery
FESTIVAL: BeeFree - More than 100 DJs perform electronic and dance music on five stages.
Starts: Aug 14 at noon. Admission: free. Incheba congress center, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/ 6727-2195.
LIVE MUSIC: Pressburger Klezmer Band - Bratislava's klezmer band performs.
Starts: Aug 15 at 16:00. Admission: free. Horáreň (Ranger's house), Horský park, Lesná 1. Tel: 0903/710-888.
EXHIBITION: Old Scratch Never Sleeps - An exhibition of works by Czech naive artist Jindřich Vik takes place within the triennial project of naive art, Insita.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00 until August 16. Admission: free. České Centrum (Czech Centre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 8. 02/5920-3305.
EXHIBITION: Rock-Pop-Jazz in Photography - Eighteen Slovak and Czech photographers present almost 150 photos of big name Slovaks and the world music scene.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00 until August 15. Admission: Sk30. Katov Dom (The House of Executioner), Matúšova street, under Trenčín Castle. Tel: 0905/558-028.
FESTIVAL: Beskydské Slávnosti or Beskydy Festivities - Performances of folk groups from Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic conclude the 33rd annual festival.
Starts: Aug 15 at 8:00. Tickets: Sk20. Local amphitheatre, Turzovka. Tel: 041/4352-308.
FESTIVAL: Očovská Folk Lump - Folk bands perform.
Runs: Aug 13-15, starting at 13:00. Tickets: Sk70. Playground, Culture House, Očová. Tel: 045/5349-069.
FESTIVAL: Castle Days of Žofia Bosniaková - Historical fencers, jugglers, and falconers entertain visitors at Strečno Castle.
Starts: Aug 15, 9:00-18:00. Admission: Sk60. Strečno Castle, Strečno. 041/5697-700.
FESTIVAL: Echoes of Old-Slavic Language under Kráľova Hora - A festival of ecumenical and polyphonic sacral music takes place.
Runs: Aug 14-15, starting at 10:30. Telgárt, Kráľova Hoľa, Dobšiná, Rožňava, Poprad, Brezno, Gemerská Poloma, Šumiac. Tel: 0907/876-839.
HELMETS of Fire Fighters is a unique exhibition of fire fighters' helmets from various countries and periods from a private collection of Pavol Pokorádi, the biggest collector of fire fighters' helmets in Slovakia. He is a proud owner of 298 historical and contemporary helmets from 38 countries, of which the farthest are Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Tasmania. The most precious pieces include a leather helmet from 1880, and cork and brass helmets from China, Mongolia, England, the Netherlands, Denmark and France. The oldest helmet, an adjusted soldier's helmet from the Napoleon era, dates back to 1852. The exhibition is open Tuesdays from 9:00 to 18:00, Wednesday to Fridays from 9:00 to 17:00, and Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00 until September 2. Krajské Múzeum (Regional Museum) sits at Hlavná 86 in Prešov. Admission is Sk15 and Sk10. For more information call 051/7734-708.
photo:Krajské múzeum, Prešov
FESTIVAL: Rodeo Muráň - Rodeo contest accompanied by a folk concert and ball.
Runs: Aug 13-15, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Muráň - Petrovice. Tel: 058/4881-730.
FESTIVAL: Goralské Slávno-sti or Goral Folk Festivities - Folk groups from three regions of the High Tatras perform.
Runs: Aug 14-15, starting at 15:00. Tickets: Sk50. Strednica skiing center, Ždiar. Tel: 052/4498-100.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková