EXHIBITION: Combining manifold visual techniques, Carlo Bernardini, Filippo Centenari, Carlo Steiner and Giuseppe Teofilo try to find different manners of representing light through artistic means. The Italian Lights exhibition is held at the Bratislava City Gallery’s Mirbach Palace at Františkánske Square 11 until August 31. The display is open daily except Monday from 11:00 to 18:00 and costs Sk80. Fore more information, visit www.gmb.sk.
Sculpture and Object, a presentation of contemporary art that turns Bratislava into the European capital of sculpture, has become an inseparable part of the Summer of Culture. This year, more than 200 artworks by 67 artists from 26 countries are scattered throughout streets, squares, parks, palace courtyards and galleries in Bratislava.
In addition to the exhibition in GMB, large dimension works by artists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Spain and Korea are exhibited outdoor on Hviezdoslavovo Square and Františkánske Sqaure. The Primate's Palace courtyard hosts works of the “stars” of this year’s exhibition, outstanding Polish artist Igor Mitoraj and renowned Czech artist Olbram Zoubek. The 1st floor of Dom umenia (House of Art) is the venue for a broadly conceived display of artists from various countries entitled Art Without Frontiers. For more information, go to www.sao.galeria-z.sk.
OPERETTA: Music on the Danube – All classical music fans can attend an “operetta sail with Gejza Dusík”.
Starts: July 21, 19:00. Admission: Sk200. The Martin, Bratislava Passenger Port. Tel: 02/5293-2226. www.lod.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Zuzana Suchánková & Band – A famed Slovak jazz, soul and blues singer performs.
Starts: July 23, 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
FESTIVAL: Viva Musica! – A selection of the most popular works by legendary Hollywood composer John Williams – who wrote the soundtracks to Star Wars, E.T., and Harry Potter - opens the 4th Viva Musica! Festival. Other performers, whose work ranges from classical to jazz to film scores to operetta, include jazz singer Kellye Gray and pianist Elena Rozanova.
Runs: July 24-August 1. Main Square and the courtyard of the Old City Hall. www.vivamusica.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The Delta Blues Project – Abram Wilson, an American jazz trumpeter, performs.
Starts: July 31, 20:00. Admission: free. Hlavné námestie (the Main Square). www.bkis.sk.
EXHIBITION: Rec Mode – This year’s display of videos by visual art academies students focuses on Central Europe.
Open: Mon-Sun 11:00-19:00, until July 31. Admission: free. Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Tel: 02/5441-3316, www.ncsu.sk.
FESTIVAL: Dobré Bohunice Fest – More than 250 performers from 11 countries perform ethno, folk, country, blues, bluegrass and soul.
Runs: July 25-27. Admission: Sk240-Sk490. The Amphitheatre at Jaslovské Bohunice. www.festbohunice.sk.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest – The “zero edition” of an emerging jazz festival hosts the most famous Slovak and Czech jazz musicians, such as Martin Valihora and Jiří Stivín.
Runs: August 1-2. Admission: Sk199-Sk299. The Zelená Voda Relax Centre (near Nové Mesto nad Váhom). www.openjazzfest.sk.
Brezová pod Bradlom
FESTIVAL: Punkers to Children – This charity event is organised to show that people with good hearts can be found everywhere, even among punkers. Proceeds from the festival will go to sick and disabled children.
Runs: August 1-2. Admission: Sk250. The Belan Pub, Staničná 259. Tel: 0910/151-052, www.punkacidetom.wz.cz.
FESITVAL: KIOSK 2008, a festival of independent Slovak theatre performers and dancers, takes place in Žilina from July 25 to 27. The event encompasses a series of theatre performances, concerts, parties and even two workshops “for creative people of all ages”. Tickets cost Sk100 for each performance and a season ticket is Sk300. The whole festival takes place at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie (The Railway Station, Závodská cesta 3) and most of the programme schedule is accessible for non-Slovak speakers as well. For more information, call 041/5623-564 or go to www.stanica.sk.
FESTIVAL: Orange Music Summer – This summer festival stands out for its list of impressive guests, which include Horkýže Slíže, and Tublatanka.
Runs: July 25-26. Admission: Sk499 (in advance), Sk599 (at teh door). Ružiná Reservoir (near Lučenec). www.ruzinafest.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Catapults and Parachutes – The American jazz band performs as part of its summer European tour. Another concert takes place on July 22 at the Veritas Café in Košice.
Starts: July 21, 19:00. Admission: Sk100. The Club 77, Horná 54. Tel: 0903/504-978, www.klub77.eu.
DOGS: Dog trekking – The Union of Mutual Help between People and Dogs organises a dog-trekking competition.
Runs: July 24-26. Admission: free (Sk300 for participants). Pod Hrešnou Guest House at Kavečany (near Košice). Tel: 0907/441-447. www.uvp.sk.
FESTIVAL: Lokal Life 008 – The fifth year of the multicultural music and dance festival offers concerts by renowned Slovak and foreign musicians.
Runs: July 25-26. Admission: Sk519-Sk599. Kežmarok Amphitheatre, Castle and City Cultural Centre. www.lokallife.sk.
21. Jul 2008 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková