Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT: LOVERS of pop music can look forward to another a glorious musical night in the Slovak capital. Rick Astley, the famous British singer and 2008 Best Concert Ever MTV Award winner, will perform live in Bratislava on January 23. Together with his best-known single “Never Gonna Give You Up”, the musician will perform his most successful hits since the 1980s. An oldies party is scheduled after the main programme. Rick Astley in Concert will be held at the Pasienky Sports Hall (Trnavská 29), starting at 19:00. Tickets cost between €32.86 (Sk990) and €39.83 (Sk1,200). For more information, call 02/16-186 or 02/5443-37 15.
LIVE MUSIC: Art of Livin’ – Veneer, Nové Mapy and EA meet to offer their audience another attractive gig.
Starts: Jan. 22, 20:00. Admission: €3.30 (Sk99.50). Klub Za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/ 6381-1328, www.artoflivin.sk.
FESTIVAL: Camera Slovakia – This two-day marathon of travel movies, lectures and exhibitions is meant for those who, as organisers put it, “keep marvelling at the beauty of our planet”.
Runs: Jan. 24-25, starting at 09:00. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. www.cameraslovakia.sk.
FOLKLORE: Orava Night – The 36th edition of this unique ball offers traditional Slovak music in a different way.
Starts: Jan. 24, 19:30. Admission: €10.00 (Sk301.30). PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3.
LIVE MUSIC: The Traveller – Angelo Kelly, a member of the famous Kelly Family, arrives in Slovakia as part of his solo world tour.
Starts: Jan. 25, 20:00. Admission: €19.88 (Sk599). The West Theatre, Kolárska 3, Bratislava. www.divadlo-west.sk.
EXHIBITION: 3,000 Years of Literary Culture – This literary display takes visitors on a journey through the realm of Byzantine, Oriental, American, Jewish and various European books.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00, until January 29. Admission: free. University Library Exhibition Hall, Michalská 1 Tel: 02/5980-4105, www.ulib.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Memory – A kaleidoscope of popular melodies from well-known musical shows and operettas by both Slovak and foreign musicians.
Starts: Jan. 20, 19:30. Admission: €7 (Sk210.88). Cultural Centre, Kúpeľný ostrov 13. Tel: 033/ 7719-621, www.pic.piestany.sk.
DOGS: International Dog Exhibition – Every year, almost 3,000 dogs take part in this interesting display and compete in such categories as Most Beautiful Pup or Most Beautiful Dog Couple.
Runs: Jan. 24-25, 09:00. Admission: free. Trenčín Expo Centre, Pod Sokolicami 43. Tel: 02/5249-2298, www.skj.sk.
EXHIBITION: Pale Blue Road – Dorota Sadovská, an award-winning young artist from Bratislava, presents her latest paintings.
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.
DANCE: White Hell – A dance musical show subtitled “This Couldn’t Happen to Me” raises a question about how far drug addiction can go.
Starts: Jan. 22, 18:30. Admission: €5 (Sk150.63). The State Opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/ 4154-544, www.stateopera.sk.
WORKSHOP: An Open Atelier – All skilful children are invited to take part in this workshop focused on the production of masks.
Starts: Jan. 23, 15:00. Admission: free. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
SPORTS: Snowcross – The country’s first ever snow scooter race, accompanied by a number of concerts by such stars as IMT Smile, Tublatanka or Puding pani Elvisovej.
Starts: Jan. 24, 11:00. Admission: €9.96 (Sk300). Osrblie Ski Resort. www.snowcross.eu.
SHOW: TCHAIKOVSKY’S most beautiful melodies will be heard in Košice’s Steel Arena (Nerudova 12) on January 20 and 21 as the St. Petersburg State Ballet brings its show Swan Lake on Ice to Slovakia. This rare combination of gracious ballet movements and figure-skating elements will ensure a thoroughly new and fantastic experience. Both performances, prepared on the occasion of St. Petersburg’s 300th anniversary, start at 19:00 and admission is between €23 (Sk693) and €53 (Sk1,596.50). More information can be found at www.equinoxe.sk
SPORTS: Sony Ericsson Freestyle Kings – This thrilling freestyle motocross show offers an unforgettable experience for all generations.
Starts: Jan. 23-24, 19:00. Admission: €19.88-€29.84 (Sk599-Sk899). Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Tel: 055/16-186, www.fmx.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Birthday Party – Celebrating their 13th birthday, the popular Kentucky band has prepared a mixture of folk, tramp and country songs.
Starts: Jan. 24, 19:00. Admission: €2.66 (Sk80). The Zóna Club (Palace of Culture), Štefánikova 99. Tel: 052/7722-255, www.poprad.sk.