EXHIBITION: YOUNG Slovak artist Dávid Ursiny presents his works inspired by Indian folktales. The charm of Indian epic poems first enchanted Ursiny when he was in his final year of at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, where he was a student in the department of illustrations led by prominent Slovak graphic artist Dušan Kállay. In 2003 and 2004 he illustrated The Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit text from the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata epic. The exhibition, titled Dávid Ursiny, is at the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB) at Panská 19, open daily from 11:00 to 18:00, except Monday, until February 17. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, go to www.gmb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Early Music – The early music ensemble Musica Aeterna performs works by Marin Marais and Francois Couperin.
Starts: Jan 21, 19:00. Admission: Sk120. The small hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého Street. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
LIVE MUSIC: Chat – The progressive improvisation band Frutti Di Mare consisting of 10 to 16 improvising musicians and performers presents its show, inspired by internet chat.
Starts: Jan 24, 20:00. Admission: Sk80 (in advance), Sk100 (at the door). The Klub za Zrkadlom
music club, Rovniankova 3.
BALL: Bratislava Ball – The capital city of Slovakia holds the seventh Bratislava Ball, during which the Bratislava Čučoriedka (Blueberry) awards will be given to those deemed to have most enriched Bratislava life.
Starts: Jan 26, 19:30. Reduta, Palackého Street. Tel: 02/5443-0983.
BALL: Orava Ball – The 35th ball of the northwestern Slovak region of Orava hosts folk dance and music ensemble Oravan from Nižná nad Oravou and the Rebeva band from Dolný Kubín.
Starts: Jan 26, 19:30. Admission: Sk290. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie Ľ. Svobodu. Tel: 02/5935-6650.
LIVE MUSIC: Sax’n’Jay – Saxaphonist Matej Klimo, trumpetist and keyboardist Anton Popovič, bassist Sava Popovič, drummer Vlado Wittgruber, guitarist Mišo Gečovský and percussionist Marcel Benko play dance music of the 21st century.
Starts: Jan 26, 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Divadlo v Podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), on the Danube embankment between the Old and New Bridges beside Janko Kráľ Park. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.lodcafe.sk.
EXHIBITION: Too Much Love – Czech artist Jiří Votruba known for his book illustrations and graphic works, presents his latest works dedicated to consumerism.
Open: Mon-Wed 10:00-17:00, Thur 10:00-18:00 until February 2. Admission: free. The Czech Centre, Na Vŕšku 1. Tel: 02/5441-8215.
LIVE MUSIC: Maranatha Gospel Choir – The gospel choir from Prague performs.
Starts: Jan 26, 18:00. Admission: voluntary. The House
of Army, Hviezdoslavova 16.
EXHIBITION: Diptychs - Slovak photographer Ľubo Stacho exhibits photographic diptychs that capture ordinary life in unusual contexts.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 3. Admission: Sk30. Ján Koniarek Gallery, Koppel House, Zelený Kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-659.
BALL: Folklore Ball – The local folk dance and music ensemble Háj presents the second annual ball with a focus on folklore, hosting one of the best folk music ensembles in Slovakia, FS Železiar from Košice.
Starts: Jan 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk650. The Hotel Tatra. Tel: 0908/407-862, 0915/849-253.
FOLKLORE: Night Tours – Performances of folk dance and music groups, refreshment and competitions are part of night tours with lanterns and in masks.
Runs: every Wednesday, 16:30-19:00 and on request on Thursdays and Fridays. Admission: Sk100, Sk50. The Orava Village Museum. Tel: 043/5395-149.
ENTERTAIMENT: SLOVAKIA welcomes the World FMX Championship for the very first time. The Night of Jumps will be full of a stirring atmosphere and extreme performances embel-lished by a fire and light show. Among others, spectators can look forward to seeing Andre Villa from Norway, Nick Franklin from New Zealand, Daisuke Suzuki from Japan, and Libor Podmol from the Czech Republic, all of whom represent the absolute pinnacle of World FMX riders. The adrenaline-packed show takes place in the Steel Arena in Košice on January 26, starting at 19:00. Tickets cost from Sk599 to Sk699. For more information, go to www.fmx.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Cuban Music – Top Cuban music bands playing in the rhythm of reggaeton and other Latino styles perform.
Starts: Jan 25, 22:00. Admission: Sk599. Boba Bar, Južná trieda 2/A. Tel: 055/6259-791.
EXHIBITION: High Tatras by Brush and Camera – The display shows the High Tatras in paintings by Hugo Šilberský and photos of Jaroslav Koupil in years 1950s-1970s.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 until February 23. Vila Flóra, Starý Smokovec. Tel: 052/4422-388.
21. Jan 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Jana Liptáková