CONCERT: LENNY KRAVITZ, a four-time Grammy Award winner for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, performs in Bratislava on June 24 to promote his latest album, It is Time for a Love Revolution.
The concert is the highlight of the opening part of the Summer of Culture, the country’s largest summer festival. Kravitz, who has sold around 30 million albums worldwide during his 18-year career, plays a mixture of rock, soul, funk, and reggae. This, as well as his undeniable charisma, has ensured him enormous success and popularity. The concert takes place at the FC Artmedia Stadium at Krasovského 1, starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,090 and Sk2,190. For more information, see
LIVE MUSIC: Oskar Rózsa Quartet – Renowned Slovak musician Oskar Rózsa performs jazz and funk songs with his band.
Starts: June 28, 20:00.
Admission: Sk100. Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9.
Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
EXHIBITION: Circus – The aim of this interactive display is to bring both children and their parents closer to the magic world of circus.
Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00-18:00, until November 16.
Admission: Sk10. Bibiana, the International House of Art for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-1308, www.bibiana.sk.
BALLET: Classical Choreographies Night – The Slovak National Theatre presents its new performance in which dancers perform extracts from famous ballets
Raymonda and Serenade.
Starts: June 27, 19:00.
The historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
FESTIVAL: Topfest – Dozens of Slovak and Czech musicians perform during this two-day festival headlined by Slayer, an American Grammy-winning trash-metal band.
Runs: June 27-28. Admission: Sk400–700 (two-day ticket at the door). Zelená Voda Centre. www.topfest.sk.
FESTIVAL: Mill – The 11th year of this international country festival offers an attractive mixture of popular and country music with concerts by Zuzana Smatanová, Vidiek, Miroslav Žbirka and many others.
Runs: June 27-28.
Admission: Sk350 (one-day ticket, available only at the door), Sk350 (two-day ticket in advance), Sk500 (two-day ticket at the door).
Kamenný Mlyn Recreation Centre (near Malacky).
EXHIBITION: Glass – Young and successful glassworker Patrik Illo presents his latest works, which are characterised by original ideas and inventive realisations.
Open: Tue-Sun, 9:00-17:00, until June 29. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27.
Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.
THEATRE: Touches and
Connections – This non-competitive theatre festival offers an attractive mixture of drama, marionette theatre, pantomime, opera, ballet, dance and alternative forms.
Runs: June 20-29.
Admission: Sk50-Sk100. Martin city centre.
Tel: 043/4224-098, www.dotykyaspojenia.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Zvolen Castle Music Days – Prominent Slovak musicians perform a series of pieces mostly by Puccini and Verdi on the premises of the splendid Zvolen Castle.
Runs: June 22-28, evening performances at 18:00, 19:00 or 20:00.
Admission: Sk170-Sk400. Zvolen Castle, SNP Square.
Tel: 045/5321-903, www.sng.sk.
FOLKLORE: FOLKLORE will take over Košice and several other cities in eastern Slovakia during the Cassovia Folkfest from June 24 to 29. Focused mainly on humorous songs, the fourth year of this popular event offers a programme full of performances by folklore ensembles from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Georgia, Poland and Romania. Parades, crafts markets and even a championship in cooking and eating bryndzové halušky (the Slovak national dish) will be on display. The entrance fees range from free to Sk50. Visitors in folk costumes get free admission. For more information, visit www.folkfest.sk.
FESTIVAL: Tajvan Summer Fest – Popular Slovak singers and bands such as ChikiLikiTuA, Komajota, Nocadeň, Zdenka Predná, Peha and Gladiátor perform during a one-day open-air festival.
Starts: June 27, 16:00.
Admission: Sk150. Tajvan Summer Centre, Čaňa (near Košice). www.tajvanleto.sk.
POLICE: Police Day – Slovak law enforcement demonstrates various tactics and operations. A firework display is a part of the event.
Starts: June 28, 14:00.
Admission: free. Galéria Shopping Centre, Toryská 5. www.galeriakosice.sk.