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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA
OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA
EASTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

BRATISLAVA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Moyzes Quartet - Slovak chamber ensemble gives a concert to mark its 30th anniversary.
Starts: May 10 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Chamber Guitar - The new international festival features guitarists from Argentina, Croatia/Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Runs: May 12-15, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk80, Sk250 for the whole festival. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3.
Tel: 02/6382-4390.

FESTIVAL: Doubledecker - The 13th year of the event features 25 DJs on house, techno and drum'n'bass floors plus a lounge/chillout room.
Starts: May 13 at 22:00. Admission: Sk249, Sk299. Elam Club, Staré Grunty 53. Tel: 02/6542-6304.

GREEN House is a retrospective exhibition of works by prominent Slovak photographer Milota Havránková. She has always worked outside the boundaries of mainstream Slovak photography. Her works are more like paintings in which she uses photography and its techniques as a means to help her achieve her artistic goals. The exhibited series include her self-portraits, stage photography, collages and experimental works. The exhibition takes place at the Bratislava City Gallery in the Pálffy Palace at Panská 19 until June 19. It is open daily except Monday between 11:00 and 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information call 02/5443-1556.
photo: Bratislava City Gallery

EXHIBITION: Elie El - French contemporary visual artist who likes to experiment, presents his latest works.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until May 22. Admission: free. Z Gallery, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.

EXHIBITION: From Regional to International - Austrian architects Carl Baumschlager and Dietmar Eberle, whose work has become synonymous with highly intelligent, economical and ecological solutions, present their projects for housing estates, public and office buildings in plans, models and photos.
Open: 10:00-18:00 until June 5. Admission: free. Dvorana Ministerstva kultúry, (Exhibition Hall of the Ministry of Culture), SNP 33. Tel: 02/5939-1170.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

MARKET: Horse Market - Those interested in horses can watch or buy them.
Starts: May 14 at 9:00. Admission: free. Stud farm Štít, Kopčany. Tel: 034/6682-346.

EXHIBITION: From Collection of the Gallery - The final part of the cycle presents works by Slovak visual artists, who have been active on the Slovak scene since the 1960s.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until September 4. Admission: Sk20. Galéria MA Bazovského (MA Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín.
Tel: 032/ 7436-858.


GALLERY of Naive Art in Schaubmar's Mill in Pezinok presents a selection of works by Hungarian amateur painter Jolán Oláh. In her pictures, Oláh mixes reality and memory and revisits the past when people lived in close connection to nature. Typical features of Oláh's pictures are deformed shapes and the use of perspective to present figures in a size directly proportionate to their importance. The gallery at Cajlanská 255 is open daily except Monday between 10:00 and 17:00 until June 12. Tickets cost Sk30. For more information call 033/6404-035.
photo: Slovak National Gallery

CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

CONCERT: Musikgesellschaft Neukirch - The brass band and Alpine-horn players from Switzerland perform.
Starts: May 13 at 19:00. Admission: donation. St Constantine and St Methodius Church, Terchová. Tel: 041/5695-129.

PERFORMANCE: Silent Desert - The professional Štúdio Tanca troupe performs a dance drama about knowing and enriching each other, and love.
Starts: May 11 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90, Sk60. Komorné divadlo Domu kultúry (Chamber Theatre of the Culture House), Námestie slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4146-540.

EXHIBITION: Sacral Motifs - The display presents works by amateur visual artists from Poland and Slovakia.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00 until May 27. Admission: free. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Culture Centre), Námestie slobody 1, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5864-978.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Košice Music Spring - The Košice State Philharmonic, Hungarian Magyar Nemzeti Filharmonikus Énekkar, soloists Lada Biriucov (Moldava), Jolana Fogašová (Slovakia), Jean-Pierre Furlan (France) and Peter Mikuláš (Slovakia) perform Verdi's Requiem under the baton of Polish conductor Jerzy Swoboda.
Starts: May 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk250-350. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/1618-6.

EXHIBITION: Paintings - The display showcases works by Mária Medvecká, who painted her native Orava region, and Dezider Milly, who incorporated themes and cultural elements from Ukrainian enclaves in Eastern Slovakia into Slovak visual arts.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until June 11. Admission: Sk5, Sk10, Sk20. Tatranská galéria (Tatra Gallery), Alžbetina 30, Poprad. Tel: 052/7721-968.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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