Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: SAND, SEA and sky are among the favourite themes of Mária Machatová, a young promising painter who is presenting her new display, Sand in Hand, in Bratislava. The artist’s works were inspired by the French region of Camargue, which boats vast salt lakes and deserted beaches. Machatová often highlights the lightness of being, which gives her paintings a slight shadow of melancholy. To stay relevant, she also indirectly points out recent threats posed by global warming. Her paintings can be admired daily except weekends from 9:00 to 18:00 at the Gallery of the French Institute at Sedlárska 7 until November 4. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.france.sk.
DANCE: 2008 Dance Show – More than 250 young dancers present some of the modern choreography that won the 2008 Top Dancing competition.
Starts: Oct. 1, 19:00. Admission: Sk150 (€4.98). The Istropolis Cultural Centre, Trnavské Mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8111.
LIVE MUSIC: Monkey Business – Arguably the most popular Czech funk band performs following many successful appearances at open-air festivals.
Starts: Oct. 2, 21:30. Admission: Sk150-Sk250 (€4.98-€8.30). The Sparx Club, Cintorínska 32. www.sparx.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Big Beat behind the Mirror – The Old School Band and Transylvanian Dinners perform within a series of concerts focused on big beat music and culture.
Starts: Oct. 3, 19:00. Admission: Sk50 (€1.66). Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
DANCE: Salsa Weekend – Latino music and dance enthusiasts are invited to participate in the 11th Salsa Weekend, which features numerous Salsa lessons for beginners and advanced dancers, and three parties.
Runs: Oct. 3-5. Admission: Sk300 (€9.96, one lesson), Sk1,600 (€53.11, all lessons). The Film Café, Obchodná 54; the Ružinov Palace of Culture, Ružinovská 28; the Bar Lounge 21, Einsteinova 21. Tel: 0905/502-383, www.norika.sk.
EXHIBITION: A display of works by renowned Slovak artist Alexander Eckerdt show his art to be “pure and harmonic,” according to organisers.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, until October 19. Admission: Sk80 (€2.66). Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556, www.gmb.sk.
HORSE RACE: Topoľčianky Race – The first Sunday in October is devoted to the graceful and brisk movements of race horses.
Starts: Oct. 5, 14:00. Admission: Sk40 (€1.33). Topoľčianky Racecourse. Tel: 02/6241-1504, www.zavodisko.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Matúš Jakabčic and Big Band – The Slovak Sinfonietta enriches its classical music programme with a special jazz concert by famed Slovak musicians.
Starts: Sept. 30, 19:00. Admission: Sk200 (€6.64). The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.
THEATRE: The Puppetry Bystrica – The 16th edition of this popular “feast of puppet theatre and art” transports theatres fans to a world full of joy, miracles and colours.
Runs: Oct. 3-7. Admission: Sk50-Sk80 (€1.66-€2.66) for one performance. Tel: 0907/807-999, www.bdnr.sk.
MARATON: KOŠICE will host the 85th International Peace Marathon, the oldest event of its kind in Europe. Like every year, the most experienced marathoners will have to run exactly 42.195 kilometres. Others can choose between the half-marathon (21.097 km) or the mini-marathon (4.2 km). Even cyclists, in-line skaters and wheelchair drivers are welcome to take part in the race, as the course is completely flat and traffic-free. The event will take place on October 5 in Košice’s city centre, mainly at Hlavná Street, starting at 10:00. The participation fee is Sk950 (€31.53); accompanying events for onlookers are free. For more information, call 055/6220-010 or go to www.kosicemarathon.com.
OPERA: Madama Butterfly – The Košice State Theatre presents the premiere of this famous work by Giacomo Puccini, which is among the most freguently performed operas.
Starts: Oct. 3-4, 19:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk350 (€3.32-€11.62). Tel: 055/6221-234, www.sdke.sk.
EXHIBITION: Returnings – These works by Štefan Hudák, an outstanding Slovak stage designer, provide an attractive artistic journey through the fascinating world of theatre and its visual aspects.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00, until October 19. Admission: Sk20 (€0.66). The Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Tel: 051/7725-423, www.sgpresov.sk.
29. Sep 2008 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková