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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA
EASTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

THE CONTROVERSIAL German band Rammstein arrives in Bratislava to promote its latest CD, Reise, Reise. The band, singing exclusively in German, will put on a huge show full of electronic and fire effects. In its music the band uses elements that symbolize totalitarian ideologies - the cult of the body as well as the power of propaganda. Apocalyptica, the Finnish band that plays metal style music on classical instruments, will support the German stars. The concert starts February 28 at 20:00 at Incheba, Hall C, Viedenská cesta 7. Tickets cost Sk990 to Sk2,190. Tel: 0904/666-363.
photo: XL Promotion

BRATISLAVA

PERFORMANCE: Dance Without Limits - More than 100 dancers perform.
Starts: March 5 at 16:00 and 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2554.

LIVE MUSIC: Music in the Distorting Mirror - Jazz band Déja vu welcomes its guests, Slovak singers Silvia Josifoska and Berco Balogh and American saxophone player Peter Cardarelli.
Starts: March 3 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. Klub Za Zrkadlom (Za Zrkadlom Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

TENNIS: Davis Cup - The world's top tennis competition continues with matches between Slovakia and Spain.
Runs: March 4-6 at 14:00. Admission: Sk200-700. Národné tenisové centrum (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9888.

EXHIBITION: New Europeans - Photos by Karol Benický and his son Matúš depict metropolises of the Visegrad region highlighting the importance of this country grouping for its members.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 6. Admission: Sk50, Sk20. Mestské múzeum, Stará radnica (City Museum, Old Town Hall), Primaciálne nám. 3. Tel: 02/5920-5111.
EXHIBITION: Magic of the Country and Poetry of Nature - The display presents works by 28 entrants in a contest called Searching For a Talent, organized for people with psychiatric disorders.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 until March 13. Admission: free. Nezábudka Gallery Ševčenkova 21. Tel: 02/6381-5592.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Honza and Vojta Nedvěd - Czech folk legends perform with their band.
Starts: Feb 28 at 19:00. Admission: Sk230, Sk200. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Culture Centre), Sokolská 8, Modra. Tel: 033/6472-112.

EXHIBITION: The Final Flight of B 17G Airplane - The display presents almost 200 parts of the American B 17G plane, whose task was to destroy the Austrian crude oil refinery in Schwechat on February 14, 1945, and which was shot down.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30 until March 8. Admission: Sk15. Tríbečské múzeum (Tríbeč Museum), Krušovská 291, Topoľčany. Tel: 038/ 5323-253.

EXHIBITION: The Beauty of Clay - The display presents traditional ceramics: pots, vases, jars, plates and sculptures, as well as toys, from the Carpathian Basin.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-16:00 until March 13. Admission: Sk12. Tekovské múzeum (Tekov Museum), Sv. Michala 40, Levice. Tel: 036/ 6312-112.


YEHUDHITH is an exhibition of original work from a book of photos taken by American photographer Elliot Ross accompanied by texts about women and the Holocaust. The display presents 44 anonymous portraits of Jewish women as well as excerpts from texts by Charlotte Delbo to Adolf Hitler. There are images of sisters, friends and young mothers. Some are of women whose lives are just about to be lost. Ross' book is a narrative of Jewish women's experiences under the Nazis. The pictures - each one black and white, each one cast in different shadows - are evocative and mesmerizing. The exhibition takes place at Dom fotografie (House of Photography) at Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, in Poprad. It is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 until April 3. Tickets costs Sk10. For more information call 052/7723-818.
photo: Dom fotografie

CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: The Reel - The rock band gives a concert.
Starts: March 6 at 19:00. Admission: Sk40. World Club, Študenstská 17, Zvolen. Tel: 045/520-6629.

EXHIBITION: Mystery of the Earth - Painter Ján Kudlička and sculptor Rastislav Biarinec present their works at a joint exhibition.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until March 11. Admission: Sk15. Mestská galéria (Town Gallery), Hlavné Námestie 5, Rimavská Sobota. Tel: 047/5624-351.

EXHIBITION: Pictures from Orava - Painter Ondrej Ivan presents oil paintings depicting the Orava countryside in the winter and the summer.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00 and Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00 until March 13. Admission: free. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Culture Centre), Námestie Slobody, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5862269.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Martin Babjak - Prominent Slovak baritone sings arias from operas by Antonín Dvořák, Eugen Suchoň, Giovanni Martini, Franz Liszt, Stephan Donaudy and others.
Stars: March 5 at 19:00. Admission: Sk350. Divadlo Jonáša Záborského (Jonáš Záborský Theatre), Námestie legionárov 6, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-764.

EXHIBITION: Variants on Mail Art - The exhibition, surveying responses to mail art in Slovakia, presents paintings, drawings, photos, visual poems and other works by artists including Jozef Jankovič, Juraj Meliš, Július Koller, Otis Laubert, and Ľubo Stacho.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until March 6. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská Galéria (Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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