Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT: JAZZ FANS will get an attractive gift atthe beginning of the New Year. The successors of the famed Glenn Miller Orchestra established in 1938 will visit Bratislava on January 14 to kick off a unique marathon of jazz and swing concerts. It will be the first of 180 live dates that the band will play around the world. Directed today by Wil Salden, the ensemble is one of the world’s most renowned jazz bands. The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at The Slovak Radio Concert Hall (Mýtna 1), starting at 20:00. For more information, call 02/5727-3111 or go to www.filharm.sk.
DANCE: Snow White and Seven Racers – A two-act dance musical for both children and adults, charming with its gentle humour and fine songs.
Starts: Jan. 13, 11:00. Admission: €3.32-€6.64 (Sk100-Sk200). The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: T-Mobile Jazz – Matúš Jakabčic and his guests present a new series of Thursday concerts for all jazz lovers.
Starts: Jan. 15, 20:00. Admission: €3-€4 (Sk90.38-Sk120.50). Arena Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2557, www.divarena.sk.
THEATRE: The Bacchae – An international line-up of actors in this “terribly cruel comedy” by Euripides’, as organisers put it, mixes antiquity with the 21st century.
Starts: Jan. 18, 19:00. Admission: €6.64 (Sk200). Tel: 0911/293-410, www.meteorit-theatre.com.
EXHIBITION: Danube Is Water, Stone and History – Cyril Uhnák presents his touring display of paintings depicting the most interesting monuments alongside the Danube.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00, until January 31. Admission: free. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. www.cyril-uhnak.com.
EXHIBITION: Introspection – World-renowned Slovak contemporary artist Matej Krén offers an excursion into his virtual world, which is this time spinning around the book as a source of inspiration.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, until March 8. Admission: €3.32 (Sk100). Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square 11. Tel: 02/5443- 1556, www.gmb.sk.
SPORTS: AutoCross Grande Slovakia – A thrilling autocross show at a completely new arena opens a series of attractive racing events prepared for the upcoming season.
Starts: Jan. 18, 09:00. Admission: €3.49 (Sk105). Oslany Motorsport Arena (near Partizánske). Tel: 0911/312-885, www.wrcecko.sk.
EXHIBITION: Sculptures – The latest works by Czech sculptor Michal Gabriel are on display, including life-sized animals made from peach stones or nutshells.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until March 8. Admission: €1 (Sk30.13). Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.
Banská BystricaEXHIBITION:A NEW exhibition titled “Do You Know the Secret of Graphic Arts?” is available at the Central Slovak Gallery in Banská Bystrica until February 22. The display is a result of a two-year project meant for children aged 7 to 15 to make them familiar with the best of Slovak graphic arts. After analysing works by such artists as Vincent Hložník, Ľudovít Fulla or Albín Brunovský, the pupils create their own graphics. The most interesting pieces are now being shown at Bethlen’s Palace at Dolná 8, with no admission fee. More information can be found at www.ssgbb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Concert – Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts conducted by her compatriot Herman Engels arrives in Slovakia with a repertoire featuring works by Rossini, Swerts, Spohr, Beethoven and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Starts: Jan 15, 19:00. Admission: €4-€5 (Sk120.50-Sk150.63). The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Oil Painting – Nine Slovak artists have prepared a joint exhibition of oil paintings to welcome the New Year.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, until January 31. Admission: free. Rimavská Sobota City Gallery, Hlavné Square 5. Tel: 047/5624-351, www.warhol.sk.
DANCE: Trees – The Cassia Dance Theatre re-premieres its unique musical show about the relationship of men with nature.
Starts: Jan 16-18, 19:00. Admission: €9 (Sk271.13). Cassia Dance Theatre (the Jumbo Centre), Masarykova 2. www.cassiadance.sk.
EXHIBITION: Three Men in a Delicate Condition – Three young eastern Slovak artists have decided to show their utterly different works side by side.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00, until January 27. Admission: €0.66 (Sk20). The Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Tel: 051/7725-423, www.sgpresov.sk.