photo: Francisco Hidalgo, Photo: Una Musica

FLAMENCO Night celebrates 400 years since Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes wrote one of the most important works in world literature, Don Quixote. Slovak jazz-flamenco group Remedios, along with young Slovak actors, open the event with musical theatre pieces inspired by the famous novel. Afterwards, one of the best flamenco musicians in Spain, guitar player Oscar Guzman, will perform with his band, followed by a show of energetic dancers Francisco Hidalgo and Rocio Palacios. The event starts at 19:00 on November 11 at the Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava. Tickets cost Sk360. For more information call 02/6720-2554.
photo: Rocio Palacios, Photo: Una Musica


The John Scofield Real Jazz Trio - Straight from the Blue Note jazz club in New York, the trio arrives to perform pieces from their album EnRoute.
Starts: Nov 9 at 20:00. Admission: Sk399. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

Young Wine Feast - The event, inspired by French celebrations of young Beaujolais wine, offers tastings of young Slovak wines and traditional meals, with a cultural programme.
Runs: Nov 10-12. Admission: free. Primaciálne námestie and the courtyard of the Old City Hall. Tel: 02/5443-3715.

Concerts in Primate's Palace - Chamber orchestra Capella Istropolitana and British harp soloists Danielle Perett and Karin Leitner perform.
Starts: Nov 13 at 17:00. Admission: Sk50. Primaciálny palác (Primate's Palace), Primaciálne námestie. Tel: 02/5443-3715.

Stano Filko up to 300,000 km/s - The display presents a distinctive personality of Slovak art.
Open: Tue-Sat 12:00-18:00 until January 10. Admission: free. Tranzit Workshops, Studená 12.

Light of Earth - Performances from famous Slovak harmonica player Erich Boboš Procházka (Nov 11) and Indian Bharathanatyam Gauri classical dance by Slovak artists accompany the festival dedicated to health, creativity and knowledge.
Runs: Nov 11-13. Admission: Sk90 per day. Culture Centre at Veterná 8 and Tea Room Hviezdna Hora at Hlavná 66/A. Tel: 0905/210-627.


The Year of the Eucharist - The aim of this exhibition is to trace transformations in iconography in relation to the cultural, historical or liturgical context of the displayed works of art.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:00 until February 28. Admission: Sk30. Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, (Ľudovít Fulla Gallery) Makovického 1.
Tel: 044/4324-867.

Banská Bystrica
Limpieza di sangre (The Purity of Blood) - Slovak artist Maroš Rovňák displays his latest video artworks, digitally adjusted photos and other works.
Open: Thu-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until November 27. Admission Sk20. Bethlenov dom - Štátna galéria, (Bethlen House - State Gallery) Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4124-167.


Ekotopfilm - The 32nd international festival of films dedicated to ecology features more than 120 films from 24 countries accompanied by seminars, conferences and discussion forums.
Runs: Nov 8-10. Admission: free. Old City Hall, Hlavná street. Tel: 02/6353-0333.

Folk Festival - The eleventh festival of dance and music features performances from numerous troupes and dance schools, as well as exhibitions.
Runs: Nov 11-20. Jumbo centrum, Masarykova 2. Tel: 055/7894-717.

Dés Szeptett - The Hungarian band plays "music of the street" within the Days of Hungarian Culture festival.
Starts: Nov 13 at 18:00. Thália Theatre, Mojmírova. Tel: 55/6221-281.

The Chinese National Circus arrives in Slovakia from Shandong province to display their acrobatic arts. The ensemble, which has won many prizes in national and world competitions, stuns audiences around the world with circle jumps, martial arts, juggling using legs and flying trapeze shows. The artists perform two shows in Bratislava, on November 7 and 8 at 19:00, at Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Next day they move on to Nitra, Agrokomplex Exhibition Centre, Akademická 4. On November 10 they will be in Žilina, at the Sports Hall Bôrik, and November 12 at Košice's Cassosport. Tickets cost Sk400. For more information call 02/4445-0034.

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