DANCE: FLAMENCO dancer María Serrano from Sevilla will presents her passionate dancing art as part of the Iberica festival of Iberian cultures in Bratislava on August 22. The dancer has previously peformed her latest dance project FlamenTango in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries. Serrano's performance is the highlight of the fifth year of the Iberica festival, which will perform in Bratislava after stops in the Czech towns of Brno and Boskovice. The Slovak flamenco group Los Remedios will open the evening in the PKO (Culture and Leisure Park) at Nábrežie L Svobodu 3 at 20:00. Visitors who arrive early can attend workshops and demonstrations of flamenco, Argentinean tango, and flamenco guitar led by prominent artists, including Alvaro Vargas from Columbia and Eduardo Trassiera from Spain. Videos of previous Iberica festivals can also be viewed. Tickets for the festival cost between Sk350 and Sk550. For more information, go to www.inerica.cz.
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz Concert – Stano Palúch, Jozef Lupták, both from Slovakia and Brian Dunning from Ireland perform.
Starts: Aug. 20, 20:00. Admission: Sk180. Old Town Hall Courtyard, Primaciálne Square 3. www.bkis.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Robert Křesťan and Druhá Tráva – The Czech band, including one of the world's best banjo players, Tony Trischka, gives a concert.
Starts: Aug. 21, 19:30. Admission: Sk180. www.bkis.sk.
FESTIVAL: EuroArt Festival – This festival is a pilot project organised by Dance Theatre Tangere bringing dance-theatre art, electro-acoustic music and contemporary visual arts together in the streets. Dance and fine arts workshops are part of the event.
Runs: Aug. 23-24. Admission: free. Main Square. www.euroartfestival.sk.
HORSE RACE: Turf Prize – Another horse racing event.
Starts: Aug. 24, 14:00. Admission: Sk40. Petržalka Racecourse, Starohájska 29. Tel: 02/6241-1504.
EXHIBITION: Almost Closed Chapter – Czech documentary photographer René Kubášek exhibits his black-and-white photos.
Open: until August 23. Admission: free. Tranzit ateliéry, Studená 12. www.13m3.sk. To visit the gallery, call 0918/648-099.
EXHIBITION: Dig It All – This display, subtitled Digital Art in Slovak Art of the 20th Century, presents works of such pioneers of computer art in Slovakia as Jozef Jankovič, Daniel Fisher and Juraj Bartusz.
Open: Wed-Sun 14:00-19:30 until August 30. ProjectSpace at Františkánske Square 7 and Open Gallery at Baštová 5. www.crazycurators.org.
FESTIVAL: Airport Festival – This open-air electronic music party features 25 DJs from five countries, including Ben Long and Jamie Bissmire, aka Space DJz (UK), and Eric Sneo (DE).
Starts: Aug. 22, 19:00. Admission: Sk399-Sk499. The local airport. www.airportfestival.sk.
FESTIVAL: Minikvas – This year the “multi-media” part of the Hodokvas festival was spun off in order to give visitors more space to attend these shows.
Runs: Aug 22-23, Admission: Sk299. The local swimming pool. www.workoholic.sk.
AUTO RACING: Grand Prix of Slovakia – 200 cars compete for awards on the only circular race track in Slovakia.
Runs: Aug. 23-24. Admission: Sk280-Sk550. The Piešťany Airport. www.cenaslovenska.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE PETER Michal Bohúň Gallery in Liptovský Mikuláš hosts an exhibition of works by contemporary Slovak artist Otis Laubert. Crumbs from Knulp’s Bag, as the show is called, displays banal, everyday items arranged in unusual juxtapositions. For example, a work called Beautiful Also After the Death (in the picture), consists of the skeleton of a dog completely covered with blue corals.Four Musical Meals depicts a stove, on which plates have been replaced with LPs. Laubert collects what some people might call junk and infuses it with new life and significance. Laubert is a poet who creates a world in which scraps and castoff things become poems. The exhibition, which lasts until September 21, is open daily except Monday from 10:00 to 17:00. The gallery is at Tranovského 3. For more information, call 044/5514-032
FESTIVAL: Orange Music Summer Orava – The last festival from the Music Summer series brings top Slovak bands and singers to Orava.
Runs: Aug 22-23. Admission: Sk399-Sk499. The beach of the Oravská priehrada (Orava Dam). www.oravafest.sk.
FESTIVAL: Express Stars Terchová – The first year of the musical and firework show offers Czech-Slovak stars such as Karel Gott, Helena Vondráčková, Peter Nagy, and Jana Kirschner.
Starts: Aug. 23. Admission: Sk777. The local amphitheatre Nad Bôrami. www.terchova.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Cuba Libre Fest – Cuban band Monte Rey performs at a recently opened open-air swimming pool during the one-day festival.
Starts: Aug. 22, 14:00. Admission: Sk299-Sk3,000. Plaza Beach Solivar. www.cubalibrefest.sk.
SHOW: Zone 13 – Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak musicians and artists perform a mega laser show.
Starts: Aug. 23, 18:00. Admission: free. Baňa Bankov. www.kosice.sk.
18. Aug 2008 at 0:00 | Jana Liptáková