CONCERT:THE FAMED Harlem Gospel Choir, which has logged two million miles touring the world, have added four Slovak cities to their itinerary. Having performed with U2, Whoopi Goldberg, the Chieftains and Jessica Simpson, the 65-member ensemble from New York is among the most prominent gospel choirs in the United States. Their God Bless the Children Tour will run from November 12 to 15, stopping by Košice’s Palace of Arts (Moyzesova 66), Prešov’s Jonáš Záborský Theatre (Námestie legionárov 6), Žilina’s Fatra Palace of Arts (Jozef Vuruma Street) and Bratislava’s PKO (Culture and Leisure Park, Nábrežie Ľ. Svobodu 3). The concerts start at 19:00. Tickets cost between Sk890 (€29.54) and Sk990 (€32.86). More information is available at www.harlemgospelchoir.cz.
PARADE: St Martin’s Day Parade – The German school in Bratislava holds its fourth annual St Martin’s Day parade, featuring lanterns, singing and a re-enactment of when St Martin divided his coat and gave half to a freezing poor man.
Starts: Nov. 11, 17:00. Admission: free. Bratislava Castle. www.deutscheschule.sk.
SPORTS: Fight Stage Championship – A series of 15 bone-crunching, no-holds-barred fights inside an octagonal steel cage.
Starts: Nov. 10, 19:00. Admission: Sk749 - Sk849 (€24.86 - €28.18). Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. www.klietka.sk.
BALLET: Warhol – This modern ballet by choreographer Mário Radačovský draws the audience into Warhol’s world of colours, indulgence and creativity.
Starts: Nov. 12, 19:00. Admission: Sk180-Sk300 (€5.97-€9.96). The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
FESTIVAL: Topfest 2009 Presents – This popular festival includes concerts by bands Horkýže Slíže, Polemic and Konflikt, who will also tour Myjava, Červeník, Šaľa and Beckov.
Starts: Nov. 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk200 (€6.64) in advance, Sk250 (€8.30) at the door. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. www.agenturaduna.sk.
SPORTS: American Wrestling Rampage – A number of professional wrestling superstars present an unforgettable two-hour show full of fighting, sweat and big muscles.
Starts: Nov. 14, 19:00. Admission: Sk790-1,590 (€26.22-52.78). Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/5293-3321.
Tel: 02/5443-3927, www.kgallery.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Recital – Another chamber concert organised as part of the 2008 Nitra Music Autumn takes place in the unique atmosphere of a beautiful synagogue.
Starts: Nov. 13, 18:00. Admission: Sk60 (€1.99). The Synagogue, Pri Synagóge Street 3. www.nitra.sk.
EXHIBITION: Painting on Paper – A display of works on A3-sized paper by Peter Augustovič, an award-winning Slovak artist.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30, until Nov. 17. Admission: free. The Small Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. www.nisys.sk.
DANCE: The Last Forecast – Jordi Cortes (Spain) and Charlotta Öfverholm (Sweden), both choreographers and dancers, present a performance about human behaviour in a dictatorial regime and after its fall. This dark, apocalyptic cabaret depicts five artists trying to survive in a society in which individualism is forbidden.
Starts: Nov 10-11, 20:00. Admission: Sk150 (€4.98) in advance, Sk180 (€5.97) at the door. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION:THE CENTRAL SLOVAK Gallery in Banská Bystrica is holding an exhibition of Czech graphic arts that takes visitors back to the 1960s. Displaying works by renowned artists and lesser-known graphic designers alike, the project gives a comprehensive outline of local post-war art. Works by Vladimír Boudník, a key personality of the Czech structural graphics scene and a representative of the "explosionism” movement, are the centrepieces of the display. The exhibits are open until November 30 from 10:00 to 17:00 on weekdays except Monday and from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends. Admission is Sk40 (€1.33). The venue is in the Praetorium Exhibition Hall at Štefan Moyzes Square 25. For more information, call 048/4701-615 or go to www.ssgbb.sk. The picture above depicts a work by František Gross.
LIVE MUSIC: Birthday Tour – Famous Czech musician Dalibor Janda celebrates his 55th birthday by going on tour with Ilona Csáková and Prototyp.
Starts: Nov. 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk360 (€11.95). Europa Culture Centre, Námestie slobody 3. Tel: 048/4156-076, www.daliborjanda.cz.
FESTIVAL: Jazz for Sale – An interesting jazz mosaic composed of performances by the East European Ensemble, the Anthymos Apostolis Trio, the Mihály Dresch Quartet and the Nusle Artistic Orchestra.
Starts: Nov. 15, 19:00. Admission: Sk250 (€8.30). The Old Town Hall, Hlavná 59. Tel: 055/161-86, www.mickosice.sk.