EXHIBITION:THE BRATISLAVA City Gallery is holding an attractive exhibition of paintings and photographs by renowned contemporary Slovak artist Daniel Fischer. Titled About the Harmony of the Non-harmonised and the Symmetry of the Asymmetric, the display combines unusual objects, thus symbolising the desire for “integrity” in life. Fisher, who often spends several days painting in nature, says he is looking for perfection in his environment. The exhibition is available at Pálffy Palace (Panská 19) daily except Mondays from 11:00 to 18:00 until January 11. More information is available at www.gmb.sk.
OPERA: The Secret Key – A two-act opera for children about the battle between good and evil by noted Slovak composer Milan Dubovský.
Starts: Dec 30, 11:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk200 (€3.32-€6.64). The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Eve Concert – The Slovak Philharmonic ushers in the new year with a New Year’s Eve concert featuring works by Wagner, Gounod, Donizetti, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and others.
Starts: Dec 31, 16:00. Admission: Sk150 (€4.98). The Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8218, www.filharm.sk.
PARTY: Jazz New Year – The Radovan Tariška Band and guests invite all those who are eager to be amused to their jazz concert and jam session. A half-bottle of wine, a plate of kapustnica (sauerkraut soup) and other refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Starts: Dec 31, 20:00. Admission: Sk500 (€16.59). Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
SOIREE: Twelfth Night – A traditional party organised by the City of Bratislava with an awards ceremony and classical music performance.
Starts: Jan 7, 19:00. Admission: Sk121 (€4). Primate’s Palace Hall of Mirrors, Primaciálne Square. www.bkis.sk.
EXHIBITION: Jan Saudek – A prominent Czech photographer presents portraits of significant figures from Czech and Slovak culture, among other images.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00–18:00 until January 11. Galéria Michalský Dvor Gallery, Michalská 3. www.gallery.sk.
EXHIBITION: Think 3D – Czech designer Daniel Piršč shows that even wallpaper can be made of porcelain.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, until January 7. Admission: free. The K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927, www.kgallery.sk.
FOLKLORE: On Epiphany – The Limbačka folklore ensemble and guests perform traditional Slovak songs for the New Year.
Starts: Jan 6, 19:00. Admission: free. St Ladislav Piarist Church, Piaristická 8. www.nitra.sk.
AUTOSLIDE: 2009 is a thrilling car race taking place in the first week of January in Žarnovica. Rallycross and autocross drivers are gathering before 7,000 screaming fans in central Slovakia to challenge one another on an icy surface. As organisers say, Autoslide is the only racing extravaganza of its kind in Europe, as winter is usually the slow season for motor sports. Its fifth edition will try to prove the contrary, offering attractive accompanying events, including the Miss Autoslide competition and different shows to ensure “action round every corner”. The event will be held at Žarnovica Automobile Club on January 4, starting at 20:30. Tickets cost Sk350 (€11.62). For more information, go to www.autoslide.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Epiphany Concert – The Bratislava Hot Serenaders Ensemble bring music lovers back to the 1920s and 1930s through hits by Duke Ellington and the like.
Starts: Jan 4, 19:00. Admission: Sk299 (€9.95). The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Agroart – Peter Králik, a talented artist and co-founder of the Irons Party artistic group, presents his humorous approach to agriculture.
Open: Tue-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00, until February 1. Admission: Sk30 (€1.00). Tel: 041/562-2522, www.pgu.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Time to Be Free Tour – Andre Matos, one of the most popular metal musicians in Brazil, sets out on his European tour shortly after New Year’s Eve. His other stops in Slovakia are in Zvolen and Bratislava.
Starts: Jan 3, 19:00. Admission: Sk290 (€9.63). Jumbo Centre Concert Hall, Masarykova 2. www.epg.sk.
DANCE: Trees – This unusual musical and dance show aims to make viewers think about their relationship with nature through a touching love story between two young people.
Starts: Dec 28, Dec. 30, 19:00. Admission: Sk299 (€9.92). Cassia Dance Theatre (the Jumbo Centre), Masarykova 2. www.cassiadance.sk.
22. Dec 2008 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková