Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION:A PHOTOGRAPHY and design exhibition by numerous Slovak artists and architects titled City Interventions is being shown at Bratislava's Slovak National Gallery until February 28. Aiming to make our towns and cities better places to live, the joint project of 35 teams of architects suggests innovative ideas of how to “achieve a great effect even through only small changes”. The solutions presented include, for example, installing sunset-like yellow and red lights at parking lots and much more. City Interventions is available daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 17:30 at the Esterházy Palace on Ľudovíta Štúra Square 4 for admission of €3.32 (Sk100). For further information call 02/5443-4587 or see www.sng.sk
CONCERT: SEVEN Slovak cities will for the first time ever host The Very Best of Black Gospel, an ensemble from the United States, during the second half of February. Gospel lovers will have the opportunity to hear well-known singles such as Oh, Happy Day or Whole World in His Hands from real maestros of this genre. The twelve singers will start their tour in Bratislava on February 19 at the Istropolis Cultural Centre (Trnavské mýto 1) and continue giving one performance on each of the following days: in Nitra (Klokočina Centre, Dolnočermánska Street), Banská Bystrica (Štiavničky Sports Hall, Cesta na štadión 36), Košice (Christian Centre, Bratislavská 1), Prešov (Jonáš Záborský Theatre, Hlavná 48), Žilina (Palace of Unions, Ľudovíta Štúra Square 1), finishing in Trenčín (Army Palace, Hviezdoslavova 16) on February 25. All concerts start at 19:00 and admission is between €27 and €29. For more information, call 055/16-186 or visit www.mickosice.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Chaos over Europe – The Slovak capital hosts Kreator, the German thrash metal legends, as well as two support bands, Caliban and Eluveite.
Starts: Feb. 17, 19:00. Admission: €23-€26. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 0907/429-059, www.epg.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Blues Behind the Mirror – A blues concert by three renowned musicians, namely René Lacko, Erich Boboš Procházka and René Trossman from the United States.
Starts: Feb. 19, 20:00. Admission: €5 in advance, €7 at the door. Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Haydn Reflected – The Central European Chamber Orchestra from Vienna presents seven modern re-interpretations of Le Matin, a composition by Haydn.
Starts: Feb. 21, 19:00. Admission: €5. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. www.mikamo.info.
EXHIBITION: A Philosopher’s Way – Graphics and paintings by Marián Komáček, a noted Slovak artist, are on show.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00, until March 1. Admission: free. Artem Gallery, Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Tel: 02/5478-9416, www.artem.sk.
EXHIBITION: Your Documents Please – Daniel Georges and Rumiko Tsuda arrive in Slovakia from New York City with a touring display dealing with the phenomenon of globalisation.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00, until March 8. Admission: free. The Z Gallery, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776, www.galeria-z.sk.
FOLKLORE: The Sunflower – Talented folklore dancers between the ages of 14 and 19 who have given successful performances around the world offer a new show in their hometown.
Starts: Feb. 17, 19:30. Admission: €7. Palace of Arts, Nábrežie Ivana Kraska 1. Tel: 033/7719-621, www.pic.piestany.sk.
EXHIBITION: Works – Martin Činovský presents his paintings, engravings and stamp designs.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until March 29. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/ 6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
HORSE RACE: Farm Horse Race – Horse racers from all around Central Slovakia meet for the 11th time to show the audience not only their masterful riding, but also traditional folklore costumes from their respective native regions.
Starts: Feb. 21, 10:00. Admission: free. Square under Juraj Jánošík’s statue, Terchová. www.terchova.sk.
EXHIBITION: Finnish Glass – A wide collection of different glass products from the Riihimäki Glass Museum in Finland is on show after having toured six other European countries.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until December 23. Admission: free. Central Slovak Gallery, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4701-615, www.ssgbb.sk.
SHOW: Shaolin Show – After a successful performance in Bratislava, the masters of martial arts from China present their thrilling acts in the eastern Slovak metropolis.
Starts: Feb. 16, 19:00. Admission: €9. Cassosport Hall, Alejová 11. Tel: 02/4446-0570, www.212.sk.
DANCE: Ballet at the Philharmonic – The Slovak National Theatre and The Slovak State Philharmonic together have prepared a unique ballet performance to the compositions of Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel and Tibor Andrašovan.
Starts: Feb. 19, 19:00. Admission: €4.32-€6.80. The Slovak State Philharmonic (Palace of Arts), Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6220-763, www.sfk.sk.
FESTIVAL: Šuňava Theatre Days – This theatre festival’s 17th edition features a number of performances of various genres, including music drama and pantomime.
Runs: Feb. 20-22. Admission: free. Šuňava Cultural Centre (near Poprad). Tel: 052/7722-466, www.osveta.schranka.sk.
16. Feb 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková