LIVE MUSIC: ANTONELLO Vannuchi is a legendary Italian jazz pianist who has co-operated with such artists as Piero Umiliani, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni and Armando Trovajoli. He will be touring Slovakia with American vocalist Beverly Lewis from September 11 to 20. Their first three concerts will take place in Bratislava, each starting at 20:00. The first one will be held at the Hlava XXII music club (Bazová 9) on September 11, the second at the Sole Mio restaurant (Ferienčíkova 13) on September 12, and the third at the Bar Lounge 21 Digital Park (Einsteinova 21) on September 13. Tickets cost Sk200 (€6.64). More information can be found at www.iicbratislava.esteri.it or 0918/108-550.
LIVE MUSIC: Yellow Sisters – One of the most popular vocal ensembles in the Czech Republic uses jazz and pop and a cappella to demonstrate “sound illusionism”.
Starts: Sept. 9, 20:00. Admission: Sk100 (€3.32). Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Missa Pro Defunctis – The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pressburg Singers perform works by Egon Krák, a renowned Slovak composer.
Starts: Sept. 11, 19:00. Admission: Sk260 (€8.63). The Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8218, www.filharm.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Versailles Church Music – Slovak, Hungarian and German musicians perform baroque compositions by Nicolas Bernier, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Henry Desmarest.
Starts: Sept. 14, 19:00. Admission: from Sk130 (€4.32). St. Martin's Cathedral, Kapitulská Street. www.juras.sk.
EXHIBITION: Young Package – The winning designers of the Young Package international competition exhibit their works, which were chosen from pieces by authors from 11 countries.
Open: Mon-Sun 13:00-18:00, until September 26. Admission: free. The Satelit Exhibition Hall of the Slovak Design Centre, Dobrovičova 3. Tel: 02/5292-0184, www.sdc.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL:PIEŠŤANY will soon be swarming with film enthusiasts from all around Slovakia thanks to the popular Cinematik Film Festival. With one of its aims being to raise young people’s “film literacy”, the event has become known for its friendly and lively atmosphere. The festival, now in its third year, will take place between September 10 and 15 and will feature a considerable number of film screenings, as well as several exhibitions, workshops, concerts, parties and “Cinematik Closed”, a tennis tournament played by a dozen Slovak celebrities. A lot of the films are from English-speaking countries, and the majority of the rest are subtitled in English. The screenings will take place all around the town, with the Fontána cinema at Beethovenova 1 the centre of the festival. A pass costs Sk180 (€5.97) in advance and Sk200 (€6.64) at the door. For more information, go to www.cinematik.sk.
FESTIVAL: Alone on the Stage – This international monodrama festival presents diverse types of productions from classic monodramas through pantomime, to puppet.
Runs: Sept. 11-14. Admission: Sk60-500 (€1.99-16.60, one performance), Sk800 (€26.56, a festival pass). The Lúč Klub and the Hviezda cinema, Kniežaťa Pribinu 3. Tel: 0903/027-910, www.samnajavisku.sk.
EXHIBITION: PL€SK – Three female Polish authors who call themselves the “non-fairer halves” try to break gender stereotypes through unconventional sculptures, videos and live performances.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until October 19. Admission: Sk10 (€0.33). The Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
EXHIBITION: Bojnice Castle on the Silver Screen – The Slovak National Museum invites all history enthusiasts for a special guided tour through Bojnice Castle full of interesting facts about the movies and TV series shot there.
Runs: Sept. 13-15. Admission: Sk160 (€5.31). The Bojnice Museum. www.bojnicecastle.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: My Awesome Mixtape – A five-member Italian pop-indie-electro band comes to Slovakia.
Starts: Sept. 12, 20:00. Admission: free. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5005-064, www.stanica.sk.
FOLKLORE: Gajdovačka – The 9th International Bagpipe Festival and the 7th International Young Bagpipers’ Competition are an excellent opportunity to get to know Slovak folklore and cultural heritage.
Runs: Sept. 12-14, starting at 16:00. Admission: free. The entire village of Oravská Polhora and several places at Zuberec, Oravský Podzámok and Tvrdošín. Tel: 043/5864-978, www.osvetadk.sk.
FEAST: Košice Wine Feast – The gourmet feast presents top-quality eastern Slovak, Tokay and Eger wines, as well as wine-growers’ customs and traditions.
Runs: Sept. 13. Admission: free. The Lower Gate, Hlavná Street. www.kosice.sk.
EXHIBITION: Goodbye, Crown – This exhibition, which outlines 116 years of using crowns as currency in Slovakia, was set up in anticipation of the country’s upcoming adoption of the euro.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00, until September 15. Admission: free. The Eastern Slovak Museum, Hviezdoslavova 3. www.vsmuzeum.sk.
8. Sep 2008 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková