CONCERT:FOR THE FIRST time ever, Bratislava will host Alicia Keys, the American singer and songwriter who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. The 27-year-old "Princess of Soul“, whose voice spans three octaves, is probably best known for her single "Fallin'“, which won three Grammy awards in 2002. The concert will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena (Viedenská cesta 3-7) on October 13 at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,590 (€52.78) and Sk1,790 (€59.42). For more information, call 055/2850-020 or go to www.infinitimedia.sk
LIVE MUSIC: Art of Livin’ – Joris Roelofs, a hugely successful Dutch jazz musician, performs on the saxophone, clarinet and flute.
Starts: Oct. 13, 20:00. Admission: Sk250 (€8.30) in advance, Sk300 (€9.96) at the door. Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
LIVE MUSIC: Living Colour – The Grammy Award-winning American band perform in Slovakia as part of their current European tour.
Starts: Oct. 16, 19:00. Admission: Sk499 (€15.56). Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
HORSE RACE: Turf Prize – A great programme for a Sunday afternoon, full of fun for the entire family.
Starts: Oct. 19, 13:00. Admission: Sk40. Petržalka Racecourse, Starohájska 29. Tel: 02/6241-1504, www.zavodisko.sk.
EXHIBITION: Man Dorla – Petra Jureňová Vlhová displays her charming and colourful glass sculptures.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, until October 31. Admission: free. The K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927, www.kgallery.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Ježkovy Vwoči – Virtuoso guitarist Jan-Matěj Rak presents well-known compositions by legendary Czech composer Jaroslav Ježek in a different light.
Starts: Oct. 15, 17:00. Admission: free. Juraj Fándly Library, Mikuláša Schneidera-Trnavského 5. www.kniznicatrnava.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Collegium Cantorum Orchestra – A sinfonietta featuring three talented soloists performs during the 2008 Nitra Music Autumn.
Starts: Oct. 17, 18:00. Admission: Sk60 (€1.99). The Synagogue, Pri Synagóge Street 3. www.nitra.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Faces of Sisa – Sisa Sklovská, the famed Slovak singer who has mastered a number of genres from pop to soul, jazz and gospel, puts on another thrilling performance.
Starts: Oct. 17, 19:00. Admission: Sk520 - Sk580 (€17.26 - €19.25). Trenčín Cultural Centre (the Army House), Hviezdoslavova 16. Tel: 032/161-86, www.trencin.sk.
DANCE: Baga-Basta – The Slovak premiere of an interesting international co-production dance project by Milan Tomášik, Alexander Gottfarb and Nikolaus Herdieckerhoff.
Starts: Oct. 14-15, 20:00. Admission: Sk60 - Sk100 (€1.99 - €3.32). The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
FOLKLORE: Shepherds’ Days – A two-day festival focused on shepherds’ culture features a rich cultural programme for both children and adults.
Runs: Oct. 18-19. Admission: free. The village of Čierny Balog. Tel: 0908/901-031, www.brezno.sk.
CONCERT: NO NAME, a successful rock band that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, will tour eight Slovak towns from October 13 to 27. Over the last decade, the popular group, which is originally from eastern Slovakia, has managed to win the hearts of thousands of (mostly female) fans, and extended their fame to the Czech Republic. As well as fresh remakes of their greatest hits, a jubilee "mega show“ will be the high point of each performance. The concerts will be held in Trenčín, Banská Bystrica, Poprad, Michalovce, Nitra, Prievidza, Bratislava and Košice, starting at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk250 (€8.30). More information at www.no-name.sk.
KICKBOX: Kickbox Gala – The Guard Steel Trans Kickboxing Club invites all tough sport fans to celebrate its 10th anniversary at a thrilling, action-packed show.
Starts: Oct. 19, 18:00. Admission: Sk199 (€6.61) in advance, Sk249 (€7.97) at the door. The Jumbo Centre, Masarykova 2. www.kickboxing.sk.
DOGS: Dog Exhibition – A unique occasion for dog lovers to gather and admire different breeds of canines.
Starts: Oct. 18, 10:00. Admission: free. The Olympia Sports Hall, Čínska Street. Tel: 0907/937-984, www.tahanovce.sk.