GORAN Bregović and his 45-piece Wedding And Funeral Band, bring the Balkan temperament to Bratislava's Incheba Hall on October 20. Bregović, a son of Sarajevo, is renowned for his ethno and world music, which provided the soundtrack for Emir Kusturica's films Underground and White Cat, Black Cat. The concert, in which Bregović will showcase some of his famous film pieces, starts at 20:00. Incheba Hall is located at Viedenská cesta 3-7, and tickets cost Sk499, Sk699 and Sk999. For more information call 0905/600-689.
photo: Dr Horák
LIVE MUSIC: Zuzana Mojžišová and Her Band - With guests Iva Bittová and Marián Varga, Mojžišová christens the band's third CD with a concert also broadcast by BBC radio.
Starts: Oct 18 at 19:00. Admission: free. Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio), Mýtna 1. Tel: 0903/342-042.
LIVE MUSIC: Maceo Parker Band - Legendary American funk maestro Maceo Parker and his band perform.
Starts: Oct 19 at 20:00. Admission: Sk499 and Sk799. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.
LIVE MUSIC: Meky Žbirka Tour - The Slovak pop legend and his guests, Misha and Martha, take their tour around Slovakia.
Starts: Oct 19 at 19:00. Admission: Sk220 and Sk250. Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/4445-0034. (Other concerts take place in Trenčín, Oct 21; Trnava, Oct 22; Liptovský Mikuláš, Oct 23).
EXHIBITION: Mushrooms 2004 - The exhibition of fresh mushrooms is accompanied by a competition for mushroom-pickers.
Runs: Oct 19-21, 9:00-18:00. Admission: Sk20, Sk40. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9136.
EXHIBITION: Italy: How We Lived, How We Live - Photographer Igor Grossmann puts on an exhibtion of works taken in Italy; the black-and-whites date back to 1969, the colour ones are from the 1990s.
Runs: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until October 28. Admission: free. Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava Castle). Tel: 02/5923-1615.
ARTE A CONFRONTO - contemporary Italian visual arts displayed at the Merum Gallery in Modra. Works on show include landscapes, portraits and colourful abstract paintings. Exhibition commissioners Ľuboslav Moza and Valerio Grimaldi have compiled a collection of 15 Italian artists, including Allan Boccatonda, Umberto Esposti, Guiseppe Stefani, Anny Wernert and Lucia Cecchi. These are all members of the Centro d'Arte e Cultura La Tavolozza, an association that works closely with Slovak artists. The exhibition is open daily from 14:00 to 17:00, until November 3. The Merum Gallery is located at Štúrova 108, Modra. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5478-9416.
photo: Merum Gallery
FESTIVAL: Cithara Aediculae - The 22nd international festival for classical guitar music hosts performers from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Spain, Slovakia and Austria.
Runs: Oct 18-23 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90, Sk50. Synagogue, Ulica pri Synagóge, Nitra. Tel: 0905/274-111.
FESTIVAL: Rock Autumn - Veteran British band Nazareth headlines the festival, which also features Slovak and Czech bands Peha, Chinaski and Verona.
Starts: Oct 23 at 17:00. Admission: Sk400. Mestská športová hala (Town Sports Hall), Spartakovská 1/b, Trnava. Tel: 033/7742-664.
FESTIVAL: Novozámocký Jazz-Fest - The ninth annual jazz festival hosts British legend Level 42, Slovak A'Conto and Hungarian Tropical Transform.
Starts: Oct 23 at 19:00. Admission: Sk300 and Sk350. Športová hala Milénium (Millenium Sports Hall), Jiráskova 25, Nové Zámky. Tel: 02/5293-1572.
PERFORMANCE: Wonders of Space - The professional Štúdio Tanca troupe presents its latest performance.
Starts: Oct 20 at 18:00. Admission: Sk120. Slovenské komorné divadlo (Slovak Chamber Theatre), Divadelná 1, Martin. Tel: 043/4224-098.
COUNTRY: Autumn Country Party - Country bands Úsvit and Blue Train dance and play for country music enthusiasts.
Starts: Oct 23 at 20:00. Admission: Sk230. Rondel Club 23, Závodská cesta 6, Žilina. Tel: 0903/804-051.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Kežmarok Music Autumn - Well-known violinist Peter Michalica gives a concert as part of the 23rd music festival.
Starts: Oct 21 at 18:30. Admission: Sk30, Sk40. Základná umelecká škola A. Cígera (A Cíger Elementary School of Arts), Hviezdoslavova 12, Kežmarok. Tel: 052/4522-165.
EXHIBITION: Judita Csáderová - Important Slovak photographer exhibits works as part of the Personalities of Slovak Photography series.
Runs: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00; Sat 10:00-14:00 until November 31. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Dom Fotografie (House of Photography), Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
18. Oct 2004 at 0:00