CONCERT:THE AUSTRIAN Cultural Forum in Bratislava has prepared an attractive classical music concert to kick off a series of events organised within the Haydn Year 2009 programme. Dominika Stráňavská, a young award-winning Slovak singer, and Štefan Doniga, a noted pianist from Romania, will perform compositions by Vivaldi, Bach, Hummel and three arias by Mozart (Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia, Vado, ma dove? and Alma grande e nobil core). The concert will be held at the Austrian Embassy’s Mozart Hall at Ventúrska 10, on January 28 starting at 18:00. Admission is free. More information about this as well as other upcoming events can be found at www.rakusko.eu.
OPERA: Martin and the Sun – A two-act opera by Tibor Frešo for children and their parents featuring some of the SND’s best singers.
Starts: Jan. 27, 11:00. Admission: €3.32 - €6.64 (Sk100-200). Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
THEATRE: Three Ts – Three “creative creatures”, as they call themselves, improvise scenes suggested by the audience.
Starts: Jan. 27, 19:00. Admission: €7 (Sk210.88). Loď - Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), Tyršovo Nábrežie. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.adylod.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Silvia Josifoska Band – A noted blues and jazz singer gives a gig with her usual line-up of four musicians.
Starts: Jan. 28, 20:00. Admission: €5 (Sk150). Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
EXHIBITION: Papers – In spite of the suggestive title, Ivica Markovičová puts her latest works of glass on display.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, until February 13. Admission: free. The K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927, www.kgallery.sk.
EXHIBITION: Known-Unknown – Paintings and drawings by Ernest Zmeták, an important personality on the Slovak art scene, are on show on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his birth.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, until March 29. Admission: €3.32 (Sk100). Bratislava City Gallery, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-1556, www.gmb.sk.
FOLKLORE: From Us to You – The SĽUK folklore ensemble gives an intriguing performance showing a typical Slovak wedding from the 1930s.
Starts: Jan. 27, 19:30. Admission: €6.64 (Sk200). Cultural Centre, Kúpeľný Ostrov 13. Tel: 033/7719-621, www.pic.piestany.sk.
EXHIBITION: Cyprián Majerník – Visitors can admire numerous oil paintings by one of the most outstanding Slovak artists and some of his contemporaries.
Open: Tue-Fri 09:00-17:00, until March 15. Admission: free. Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený Kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-659, www.gjk.sk.
ŽilinaFESTIVAL:A COLLECTION of seventy short movies from the 2008 Amsterdam StrangerFestival will be available at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre (Závodská cesta 3) in Žilina from January 28 to February 15. At this festival last July young people from all over Europe were invited to join what the organisers called “the biggest event for young video makers and fans sharing movies”, to take part in numerous workshops and to shoot one-minute videos on any topic. The best works, chosen from among more than 1,000 videos, are now touring the continent. Different love stories, horrors, self-portraits, documentaries and much more can be seen at this multi-media display, with no admission fee. For more information, call 041/5623-564 or go to www.stanica.sk.
FESTIVAL: Dance Show – Country, step and modern dance performances are on the programme of the 17th edition of this one-day festival.
Starts: Jan. 30, 17:00. Admission: free. House of Workers, Robotnícka 3. Tel: 048/161-86, www.kisbb.sk.
SPORTS: Free-Skiing Challenge – A traditional meeting of snow and ski lovers accompanied by various attractive events.
Starts: Feb. 1, 08:30. Admission: free (participation fee €10; Sk300). Donovaly ski centre. Tel: 0903/181-231, www.freeskiingchallenge.sk.
EXHIBITION: Playing at Theatre – The Slovak National Museum has prepared a special gift for children in the form of a display of marionettes and colourful stage decorations.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until February 28. Admission: free. Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Tranovského 3. Tel: 044/5522-758, www.vuczilina.sk.
SPORTS: Under the Three Crowns – Both rafting professionals and beginners are invited to spend Saturday on the Dunajec River.
Starts: Jan. 31, 10:30. Admission: €6.64 (Sk200). Pod Lipami Port. Tel: 0907/477-412, www.rafting-pieniny.sk.
EXHIBITION: Different Worlds – A unique combination of architecture design and painting by Jiří Mezřický.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00, until February 19. Admission: voluntary contribution. U Sediaceho Anjela (The Sitting Angel) Gallery, Starý Trh 53. Tel: 052/4522-153, www.galeriauanjela.sk.