SHOW: MAKOTO INOUE, a renowned Japanese mime artist, will perform in Bratislava on July 9 and 10. The actor has co-operated with a number of film and theatre authors as well as with professionals from other areas of culture. His stirring show full of colours and elegant movements tells the story of Nue, a legendary creature from Japanese folklore, sometimes referred to as “the Japanese chimera”, which is described as having the head of a monkey and the body of a raccoon dog.Both spectacles take place at the A.ha Theatre at Školská 14 starting at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk80 for students and Sk140 for adults.For more information, call 02/5249-6822.
LIVE MUSIC: Jan Fabrický’s Overt Act – Popular jazz band Over Act performs.
Starts: July 9, 20:00. Admission: Sk150. Old Town Hall Courtyard, Primaciálne Square 3. www.bkis.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hommage a Bach – Slovak and Czech violinists and harpsichordists perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Bonporti, Gabrielli and Handel.
Starts: July 11, 20:00. Admission: Sk130. The Klarisky Conctert Hall, Klariská Street. Tel: 02/5910-3133.
HORSE RACE: Gallop Derby – The 16th year of the Slovak Gallop Derby offers an exciting show in which horses play the leading roles.
Starts: July 13, 14:00. Admission: Sk40. Petržalka Racecourse, Starohájska 29. Tel: 02/624 11 504, www.zavodisko.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Buty – Legendary Czech band Buty take requests for their greatest hits.
Starts: July 13, 20:00. Admission: Sk200. The Sparx Club, Cintorínska 32. Tel: 0903/403-097, www.sparx.sk.
EXHIBITION: Art4 – Slovak painters and photographers Roman Turcel, Yurai and Dragon present their open-door collective exhibition.
Open: Mon-Sun, 7:00-21:00, until July 31. Admission: free. The garden of the Grassalkovič Palace (The Presidential Palace). Tel: 02/5441-2192.
CELEBRATION: Carat Fortress Open Air – The third year of the popular open-air party again welcomes all house, electro, hip-hop and drum’n’bass enthusiasts .
Starts: July 7, 19:30. Admission: Sk220 (in advance), Sk280 (at the door). The Komárno Fortress (6th Bastion). Tel: 0915/799-653, www.fortressopenair.sk.
FESTIVAL: Country Market – Dozens of country musicians meet to offer an attractive series of concerts.
Runs: July 11-12. Admission: Sk250 (one-day ticket), Sk500 (two-day ticket). The Remata Relax Centre. Tel: 0911/319-510, www.countrytrh.sk.
FOLKLORE: Shepherds’ Days – Traditional Slovak folklore market embraces a number of interesting events including a competition in whip cracking and the Miss Lamb Show.
Runs: July 11-13. Admission: free. Malatiná Amphitheatre (near Dolný Kubín). Tel: 043/5864-978, www.osvetadk.sk.
FESTIVAL: Rockstone Vševed Fest – The picturesque town of Bytča hosts established bands such as Tublatanka, Komajota and Zóna A, as well as emerging Slovak musicians.
Starts: July 12, 13:00.
Admission: Sk220. Bytča Stadium, Sidónia Sakalová Street.
Tel: 0903/683-764, www.rockstonefest.sk.
EXHIBITION: p>AFTER Bratislava, Nitra, and Banská Bystrica, the In &Aut exhibition of photos and models inspired by autistic people and their world is open in Košice until July 13.Prepared by several institutions that help those dealing with autism, the event aims to raise public awareness of this developmental disorder. The second aim of the project is to raise funds to be used for educating those who care for autistic people. In total, the organisers plan to take the exhibition to 15 Slovak and nine Czech towns.The display takes place in the underground tunnels of Košice’s Lower Gate under the Main Street, the historical premises of which contrast with the modern fashion models and pictures displayed.The exhibition is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 and the admission is free. For more information, call 0910/868-944 or see www.creohelp.sk.
MOTORBIKES: Čermeľ Flower – Motorbike and rock music devotees meet near Košice. A street fighter show on July 12, 14:00 in front of the Galéria Shopping Centre is part of the event.
Runs: July 11-13. Admission: free. Jahodná Relax Centre (near Košice). Tel: 055/6967-395.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Festival – Ukrainian organist Galyna Bulybenko performs as part of the 6th Štefan Thomán’s Organ Festival.
Starts: July 9, 19:00. Admission: donation. All Saints’ Cathedral, Mierová 4. Tel: 057/7755-548.