CHILDREN of Black Magic is an exhibition of puppets and masks from Africa from the private Darkowsky collection. Mr and Mrs Darkowsky collected cult fetishes, amulets, masks and toys from Congo, Mali, Nigeria and Togo during the 1980s and 1990s. Some of them have a mysterious beauty while others send a shudder down your spine. All the showcased pieces are originals, some of them having been given to the couple by the artists themselves. The exhibition, which is for adults as well as children, is at Bibiana, the International House of Arts for Children at Panská 4. It is open daily except Mondays between 10:00 and 18:00 until January 30. Tickets cost Sk10. For more information call 02/5443-4986.
PERFORMANCE: Days of Ruthenian Traditions - The Children's Choir of the Slovak Radio and Kirillomethodeon, choir of the Greek-Catholic Church, give a Christmas concert.
Starts: Dec 15 at 19:00. Admission: Sk70. Klarisky Church, Farská 4. Tel: 02/5441-5801.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert - Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra and flautist Jiří Stivín play carols and other Christmas pieces.
Starts: Dec 15 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130-160. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Benefit Concert for the High Tatras - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Bratislava Boys Choir perform Christmas carols.
Starts: Dec 18 at 18:00. Admission: Sk250-300. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
PERFORMANCE: Fiesta Latina de Miguel Méndez - Traditional Latin-American music event.
Starts: Dec 18 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. Karloveské centrum kultúry (Culture centre in Karlova Ves), Molecova 2. Tel: 0905/254-134.
PERFORMANCE: Christmas in Town - The event includes carol singing, decorating honey cake, and competitions for the best nativity scene and angel and devil masks.
Starts: Dec 19 at 13:00. Admission: free. Kamenné námestie and streets of the Old Town. Tel: 02/5441-5801.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Advent Concert - Austrian organist Matthias Krampe plays music by several composers, including JS Bach.
Starts: Dec 19 at 15:30. Admission: Sk70. Veľký evanjelický kostol (Great Evangelical Church), Panenská ulica. Tel: 02/5932-7716.
LITHOGRAPH'S Autumn is an exhibition of 24 graphic works and 12 paintings by Vladimír Gažovič, one of the leading representatives of contemporary European graphic art. As one of a few, he uses the complicated method of colour lithography, also used by Goya, Munch, Picasso, Dalí, and Chagall. But his pieces are not only an exhibition of the form and technique. Their quality and suggestiveness come from their disturbing content, which depict the metamorphoses of human beings. The exhibition is open daily between 14:00 and 17:00 until January 2005 at the Merum Gallery at Štúrova 108, Modra. Admission is free. Tel: 02/5478-9416.
photo: Merum Gallery
PERFORMANCE: Screamers - Travesty group performs a show.
Starts: Dec 18 at 18:00. Admission: Sk230, Sk300. Dom kultúry (House of Culture), Námestie baníkov 3, Handlová. Tel: 046/5475-440.
COMPETITION: Snowman - Children and parents compete in ice disciplines.
Starts: Dec 14 at 17:00. Admission: free. Vodníkovo klzisko (Waterman's Skating Rink), Štúrovo námestie. Trenčín. Tel: 032/7434-622.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert - Orchestra and choir of the Banská Bystrica State Opera perform Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba and works by Bach, Binge and Schubert.
Starts: Dec 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk140. State Opera, Národná 11. Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823.
EXHIBITION: Digital and Electronic Graphics - The exhibition surveys and juxtaposes the works of 26 digital graphic artists in Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until January 30. Admission: Sk10, Sk40. Štátna galéria (State Gallery), Námestie Štefana Moysesa 25. Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4126-208.
LIVE MUSIC: Superconcert - Slovak pop music legend Peter Nagy celebrates 20 years on the scene with his guests Jožo Ráž, Vašo Patejdl, Igor Timko and Zuzana Smatanová.
Starts: Dec 19 at 19:00. Admission: Sk299. Stará športová hala (Old Sports Hall), Moyzesova, Košice. Tel: 055/1618-6.
EXHIBITION: The Rack - An exhibition of approximately one hundred cartoons by caricaturist Fedor Vico commemorates his 60th birthday.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, until January 9. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
13. Dec 2004 at 0:00