FROLICK with Danube water sprites the first weekend in June by participating in the eighth annual International Festival of Water Sprites. Set for Saturday, June 4, the festival is open to all. Everyone is encouraged to create a "water world" mask and join a parade starting at 16:00 from the Danube riverbank close to the Slovak National Museum. The parade will work its way toward Hviezdoslavovo námestie, where a jury will award prizes for the best masks. City officials are giving free public transportation on June 4 to everyone wearing a mask in honour of water creatures. On the eve of the festival, June 3, about 50 teams will compete in a Danube fish soup cook off. Tasting and evaluation will start at 17:00. For more information call 0905/479-742.
photo: Jana Liptáková
Starts: May 30 at 20:00. Admission: Sk299, Sk399. Incheba Expo arena, Viedenská cesta 7. Tel: 02/6727-1111.
LIVE MUSIC: Laco Déczi - The world-renowned jazz trumpeter of Slovak origin and his band Celula New York plays a concert within his European tour.
Starts: May 30 at 20:00. Admission: Sk220. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5441-6608.
LIVE MUSIC:Elton John - The British legend performs his greatest hits during a free concert promoting mobile operator T-Mobile.
Starts: Jun 1 at 18:00. Admission: free. Tyršovo nábrežie (riverbank). Tel: 02/4955-1111.
ART FAIR: Art Bratislava - About 40 galleries from Eastern and Western Europe present visual arts of the 20th and the 21st century for the sixth annual event.
Runs: Jun 2 to 4 from 14:00 to 21:00; Jun 5 from 11:00 to 18:00. Admission: Sk100. Aupark Shopping Centre.
LIVE MUSIC: Aréna Kontrastar - The unconventional Andante ensemble formed by rock and pop music voice teacher Jaroslav Žigo introduces its members.
Starts: Jun 4 at 19:00.
Admission: Sk250. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2554.
HORSE RACE: Turf Gala - The most important horse race of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the competition for the most elegant lady's hat, take place.
Starts: Jun 5 at 14:00. Admission: Sk40. Závodisko (Ra-cecourse), Stahohájska 29. Tel: 02/6241-1504.
OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL
MARKET: In Holíč at the Market - The town of Holíč celebrates the 800th anniversary of its first written reference with a rich culture programme.
Runs: Jun 3 to 5. Admission: free. Downtown of Holíč. Tel: 034/6682-011.
FESTIVAL: The Day of Children on the Castle - On the occasion of the International Day of Children, Bojnice castle offers a special programme for children.
Runs: Jun 4 to 5. Admission: Sk130 to Sk150. Bojnice Castle. Tel: 033/6905-803.
AIRCRAFT lovers can take a closer look at flying machines during the first annual Slovak Air Fest, an aerial show at the Sliač airport. Starting at 9:00 on June 4, the Slovak armed forces will demonstrate its skills in the air as well as on the ground. The Czech army will present its fighter planes, the Gripens, and private companies will display their ultra light airplane designs. The European master of aerial acrobatics, Zoltán Veres from Hungary, will perform his air show. Tickets cost Sk120 and Sk150. For more information call 048/4138-554.
photo: Jana Liptáková
TRANSVESTITE SHOW: Screamers - Czech transvestite ensemble impersonates Czech and world-famous music stars including Anastacia, Ruslana, Tina Turner and Celine Dion.
Starts: May 31 at 18:00. Admission: Sk250, Sk220. Dom kultúry (Culture House), Námestie Matice Slovenskej, Žiar nad Hronom. Tel: 045/6735-510.
EXHIBITION: Medieval Kitchen - The display presents facilities, outfits and ways of eating and cooking during medieval times.
Runs: Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00; and Sun 10:00 to 17:00 until Jun 7. Admission: Sk20. Thurzov Dom (Thurzo's House), Námestie SNP 4, Banská Bystrica, Tel: 048/ 4125-897.
SHOW: Ruslana and Finalists of Million Dance - Ukrainian singer Ruslana and finalists of the Million Dance reality show perform a unique show featuring pyrotechnic effects.
Starts: Jun 3 at 19:00. Admission: Sk399, Sk449. Mestská športová hala (City sports hall), Športová 12, Prešov. Tel: 051/7733-583.
EXHIBITION: Icons - Exhibits from the last period of development in the Carpathian region have been added to the re-installed display of almost 240 iconographic monuments of the Eastern rite.
Open: Mon-Sun from 8:30 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 17:00. Admission: Sk40. Šarišské múzeum (Šariš regional museum), Radničné námestie 27, Bardejov. Tel: 054/ 4722-009.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
30. May 2005 at 0:00