FESTIVAL: THE UPCOMING 6th edition of the Ars Poetica International Poetry Festival will turn Bratislava into a lively centre of interesting literary events and discussions. Its aim is to reintroduce poetry into people’s everyday lives by offering the public a unique, multi-genre mosaic of classical and alternative literary forms. It also enables Slovak and foreign authors, translators and poetry enthusiasts to share their impressions and ideas in an informal creative atmosphere.
To fulfil this objective, numerous poetry readings, concerts, workshops and film screenings, including Blind Loves (pictured), will take place at the A4 Zero Space Club (SNP Square 12), the Nostalgia Film Club (Imricha Karvaša 2) and the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University (Gondova 2) from October 7 to 12. The highlight of the festival is a presentation of works by Carolyn Forché, a renowned American author recently awarded the prestigious Golden Rose Award, who will be in attendance. Admission for the majority of events is voluntary, except film screenings at the Nostalgia, which cost Sk50 (€1.66). For more information, go to www.arspoetica.sk
CONCERT: FIVE WESTERN Slovak towns will for a few days become the centres of Slovak culture that did not originate in Slovakia. Bratislava, Senec, Trnava, Galanta and Piešťany will from October 9 to 14 host various meetings, performances, exhibitions and concerts during the 15th Days of Slovaks Living Abroad. This year's event is focused on regions in the so-called Lower Lands, which embrace Slovak regions in Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia. Admission to all the venues is free. More information can be found at www.uszz.sk
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz Temptations – Top Slovak jazz musicians and the famous Gábor Winand from Hungary perform.
Starts: Oct. 8, 20:00. Admission: Sk99 (€3.29) in advance, Sk150 (€4.98) at the door. The Abanona Restaurant, Žilinská 4. Tel: 0911/773-322, www.unic.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Moyzes Quartet – This well-known ensemble performs several works by Haydn, Schumann and Suchoň.
Starts: Oct. 8, 19:00. Admission: Sk130 (€4.32). Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Tel: 02/4425-2641, www.twincityjournal.eu.
FESTIVAL: Dragonfest – Children and adults who are fond of flying kites meet in Devínska Nová Ves to practice their hobby.
Starts: Oct. 10, 15:00. Admission: free. The Sandberg Football Playground, Istrijská 49. Tel: 02/6477-0260, www.tikdnv.sk.
BOX: Muay Thai Euro Qualification – Slovakia hosts a competition in Muay Thai, Thailand’s national sport also referred to as “the art of eight limbs”.
Starts: Oct. 11, 19:00. Admission: Sk400 - Sk450 (€13.28 - €14.94). Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. www.thaibox.sk.
EXHIBITION: Crazycurators Biennale – “One of the smallest biennials in the world” enables several Slovak and foreign curators to put together a display, so to say, “to their liking”.
Open: Wed-Sun 14:00-18:30, until November 2. Admission: free. Project SPACE, Františkánske Square 7 and Alternative Exhibition Hall, Tyršovo nábrežie. www.crazycurators.org.
EXHIBITION: Psychonarcoticum Concretio Autopsie 9178/19245/10995-7 – Christian Eisenberger, a young Austrian artist who often leaves his works anonymously in the streets, exhibits his work .
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until October 26. Admission: Sk20 (€0.66). Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Groove Night Live – Four Nu Jazz, DnB and Electroacoustic bands meet to offer an interesting mixture of these experimental genres.
Starts: Oct. 10, 20:00. Admission: Sk100 (€3.32). The Worldklub, Študentská 17. Tel: 045/ 5206-629, www.worldklub.sk.
FESTIVAL: Žilina Literary Festival – The fifth edition of this popular festival features dozens of attractive events including exhibitions, concerts and theatre performances.
Runs: Oct. 6-12. Admission: mostly free; tickets for a set of paid events cost Sk250 (€8.30). Žilina City Centre. Tel: 041/5640-373, www.zlf.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Nobilis – Fans of Ravel, Mozart and Saint-Saens are invited to this concert which closes the Musica Nobilis festival.
Starts: Oct. 10, 19:00. Admission: Sk160 (€3.98). City Cultural Centre, Starý Trh 46. Tel: 052/4522-156.
EXHIBITION: Absolut Elements – The winners of the Absolut Elements competition entitled “let others be and create your own world” exhibit their original bar utensil models.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, until October 18. Admission: free. The historical Power Plant of the Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 12. Tel: 052/7722-617, www.tatragaleria.sk.
6. Oct 2008 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková