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WESTERN SLOVAKIA
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EASTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

BRATISLAVA


KOMART Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Norwegian constructivist Herman Hebler. One could say that constructivism, the art typical of the last decades of the previous century, said what it should have said and that it can no longer give any new stimulation to today's art. But the work of Hebler, whose name is for many experts a synonym of innovation and who has secured a position in the history of modern art, shows the opposite: His work is still young and resourceful. The gallery is open every day (excluding Mondays) between 10:00 and 18:00. The exhibition ends on September 25. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5441-3429.
photo: Komart Gallery

LIVE MUSIC: Jaromír Nohavica - The Czech folk legend tours a few Slovak castles (Trenčín - Sep 1, Bratislava - Sep 2, Zvolen - Sep 3, Spišský Castle - Sep 5, and an amphitheatre in Banská Štiavnica - Sep 4) complete with his guitar and heligonka, a kind of accordion.
Starts: Sep 2 at 20:00. Admission: Sk300 (tickets on sale at Dr Horák, Medená 19, tel: 02/5443-5667). Bratislava Castle.

LIVE MUSIC: I Can Breeth - Jerremy Storm and Solaris from the Czech Republic join DJs Breeth and Mywal with their dynamic techno music.
Starts: Sep 3 at 23:00. Admission: up to Sk100. Účko (Účko Music Club) Nábrežie arm Gen Ludvíka Svobodu. www.ucko.sk.

FESTIVAL: Euro Rock Party - Over 20 bands from 10 different countries perform in a concert representing the European rock scene.
Runs: Sep 3 and 4, starting at 15:00. Admission: Sk500 for both days. Vodná veža (Water Tower) on the Danube embankment, close to the Nový most bridge. Tel: 0907/777-538.

EXHIBITION: Close Encounters of the Third Kind - A trio of young artists - Monika Kompaníková, Erik Šille, and Marek Kianička - presents their projects focused on the city.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-16:00 until September 5. Admission: free. Medium Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.

WESTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Organ Festival - Canadian organ player William O'Meara performs.
Starts: Sep 5 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk60-Sk80. Dóm Sv Mikuláša (St Nicolaus Church), Námestie Sv Mikuláša, Trnava. Tel: 033/5505-000.


THE BAROQUE stud farm Štít will host its western riding competition on September 4. The premises, which hosted the spectacular hunts of the imperial family during the 18th century, will this time witness competitions of dozens of horses in various disciplines of western riding, including trail and barrel racing. The event starts at 10:00 and admission will be Sk40. Those courageous enough will have the chance to try out one of the horses as well. The stud farm, which does not lack a unique atmosphere in spite of being in need of reconstruction, is located near the Slovak-Czech borders in Kopčany village near the town of Holíč. For more information call 0905/206-768.
photo: Jana Liptáková

CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Days of St Hubert, Patron of Hunters - Game festivities include a competition for the longest beard.
Runs: Sep 4 and 5, starting at 9:30. Museum in Svätý Anton. Tel: 045/6913-932.

EASTERN SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Šachtáre Volajú or Šachtáres Are Calling - Ruthenian folk ensembles perform.
Runs: Sep 4 and 5, starting at 14:00. Admission: Sk10 and Sk20. Poráč (the district of Spišská Nová Ves). Tel: 053/4489-163.
EXHIBITION: Contemporary Austrian Photography - The most renowned contemporary Austrian photographers present their work.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until September 19. Admission: Sk10 and Sk15. Dom fotografie (House of Photography), Námestie Sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818. www.domfoto.sk

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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