EXHIBITION: ART from Within, a travelling exhibition from Austria, deals with the Austrian Art Brut scene. It presents art created by mentally ill people, who receive exceptional financial support for art production in Austria. Thanks to these activities, many talents were discovered and got a chance to develop under professional supervision in ateliers and studios. This resulted in exceptional works, and some artists have even collected international awards. This exhibition is the first to present the works of “outsider artists” from all nine states of Austria. The display is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 and 18:00 and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 18:00 until February 29. It takes place at the Austrian Culture Forum at Zelená 7 in Bratislava. For more information, call 02/5930-1533.
FOLKLORE: PF 2008 - A performance from professional folk musicians and dancers from four ensembles - SĽUK, Dragúni, Muzička and Romafest - followed by a Roma dance lesson.
Starts: Jan 14, 19:00. Lesson starts at 20:30. Admission: Sk200. Zrkadlový Háj Culture Centre, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383- 6776.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Zuzana Bujnová and Dušan Šujan - Slovak flutist Bujnová and pianist Šujan play works by Joseph Haydn, Jules Mouquet, Georges Enescu, Fraqncois Borne and others.
Starts: Jan 15, 18:00. Admission: free. The Mozart Hall, the
Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10.
BALL: Ball of Hunters - Slovak hunters hold their first annual ball of the season.
Starts: Jan 18, 20:00. Admission: Sk1,700, Sk3,000. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská Cesta. www.ticketportal.sk.
BALLET: Nutcracker on Ice - The St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet performs the well-known piece by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Starts: Jan 19, 18:00. Admission: from Sk890. Sibamac Arena, Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4552-4181.
EXHIBITION: Hommage á Albín Brunovský - Slovak graphic artists Peter Augustovič, Igor Benca, Róbert Brun, Karol Felix, Marcel Haščič, Robert Jančovič, Peter Kľúčik, Marián Komáček, Igor Piačka, Dušan Polakovič and Katarína Vavrová pay homage to renowned Slovak graphic artist Albín Brunovský on the 10th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:30-18:00 until January 28. Admission: free. GOZA Gallery, Panenská 13. Tel: 02/5930-5721, www.artoteka.sk.
EXHIBITION: Kontra-Punkte - The display presents a photographic scene in the Austrian town of Graz.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 10. Admission: Sk20. The Central European House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5441-8214, www.sedf.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Kitchen Grass and Guests - A concert from bluegrass bands from Nitra.
Starts: Jan 19, 18:00. Admission: Sk20. The Synagogue, Pri Synagóge. Tel: 037/16-186.
LIVE MUSIC: Katka Korček and Lady Kazoo - Funky-soul singer Katka Korček and band Lady Kazoo perform.
Starts: Jan 18, 21:00. Admission: Sk180. Bar Bar, Pod Hájkom. Tel: 034/6649-286, www.bar-bar.sk.
EXHIBITION:GLORIA in Excelsis Deo is an exhibit to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gallery of Naive Art of the Slovak National Gallery in Pezinok. It presents Christmas-themed art pieces from the national gallery’s collections and the Slovak National Museum. The works on display are from folk and untrained artists, as well as professional artists who were inspired by the creative vitality of folk art. The exhibition is open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 17:00 until January 31 and tickets cost Sk30. The gallery sits in a former water mill at Cajlanská 255. For more information, call 033/6404-035.
LIVE MUSIC: Dope Aviators and Timo Blues - Slovakia’s Dope Aviators perform “psychedelic strange pop,” joined by Finnish band Timo Blues.
Starts: Jan 18, 20:00. Admission: Sk100/60 (in advance), Sk120/80 (at the door). Open cultural space Stanica Žilina - Záriečie, Závodská 3. www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Roses, Little Roses - The exhibit of artworks featuring roses by the founder of Slovak Modernism, Ľudovít Fulla, and father and son folk painters, Ferdinand and Alexander Salzmann.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:00 until January 31. Admission: Sk30, Sk15. Ľudovít Fulla Gallery, Makovického 1. Tel: 044/4324-868.
LIVE MUSIC: Napalm Death - The British band plays in Košice as part of its first Czech-Slovak tour. The next stop will be in Nitra on Jan 19.
Starts: Jan 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk320. IC Culture Train, Nižná Úvrať 25, Vyšné Opátske. Tel: 055/6424-488, www.icct.sk.
EXHIBITION: Across the Ocean - Prominent photographer Yuri Dojc, a native of Humenné, exhibits nudes.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00 until February 14. Admission: Sk15, Sk10. The Vihorlat Museum, Námestie slobody 1. Tel: 057/7752-240.