MUSIC:AROUND A DOZEN jazz as well as rhythm’n’blues musicians and bands from various countries of central Europe will meet for the 17th time in Bratislava to give a marathon of concerts on two stages titled Livin’ Blues. The rich programme features Mojo & Banda, The Old School Band, Canned Heat Revival, Zuzana Suchánková & Band and many others. Dirty Fred, a Slovak-Hungarian formation including Hubert Tubbs (pictured above), a famed American singer who has cooperated with such stars as Santana and the Rolling Stones, is the highlight of the event. Livin’ Blues will be held on March 14, starting at 16:30. The venue is the Lúky Culture Centre at Vígľašská 1 and tickets cost €9 in advance or €10.50 at the door. For more information, call 02/6382-3930 or go to www.kzp.sk.
AUCTION: 84th Spring Auction – A traditional sales exhibition of paintings, sculptures and other pieces of art by artists from all around the world.
Starts: March 10, 17:00. Admission: free. Soga Auction House, Panská 4. www.soga.sk.
FESTIVAL: Early Melons – For the second time, this international student film festival presents movies by young people from both Slovakia and abroad.
Runs: March 11-14. Admission: free. A4 Zero Space, SNP Square 12; Charlie Centre, Špitálska 4. Tel: 0907/655-146, www.earlymelons.com.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Symphonic-Vocal Concert – World-renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra perform compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven and Étienne Nicolas Méhul.
Starts: March 12-13, 19:00. Admission: €9-€11. The Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233, www.filharm.sk.
PARTY: Paul Van Dyk World Tour – One of the world’s best-known DJs, supported by Michael Burian, Aly & Fila, Lexicon Avenue and others, spins music all night long.
Starts: March 13, 20:00. Admission: €18.50. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. www.slovakiapromotion.sk.
FESTIVAL: AnimeShow & Game Expo – Organised under the auspices of the Japanese Embassy to Slovakia, this two-day festival features a number of exhibitions and competitions focused on Asian animated movies, games and comic strips.
Runs: March 13-14. Admission: €6.50 (festival pass). Dúbravka Culture Centre, Saratovská 2. www.animeshow.sk.
EXHIBITION: Captivated by North – Photographs from an expedition by Rudolf Schuster, a former president of Slovakia, to Iceland, Canada and the Arctic are on show.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until March 29. Admission: €3.32. Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie 2. www.snm.sk.
EXHIBITION: Mimosis – Subtitled “A Modest Homage to Jean Dubuffet”, the display presents paintings by Slovak artists and those made by mentally disabled persons.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until March 15. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
OPERA: Silvano – The premiere of a two-act opera by the Italian composer Pietro Mascagni about love, passion and infidelity.
Starts: March 13, 18:30. Admission: €6. The State Opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/4154-544, www.stateopera.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Blake/e/e/e – This Italian alternative music band, founded in 2008, offers an unusual mixture of folk, punk and country.
Starts: March 13, 20:00. Admission: €3.32. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
CONCERT:TWO SLOVAK cities, Bratislava and Košice, will soon host Jon Lord, an outstanding British composer and the author of the Concerto for Group and Orchestra, first performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969. The famous musician will now present the same piece, appreciated mostly for its surprisingly harmonious combination of classical and rock music elements, with the Orchestra of the Slovak Radio. Jon Lord will perform in Bratislava’s Slovak Radio’s Big Concert Studio (Mýtna 1) on March 11 and 12, while the Košice concert will be held at the Palace of Art (Moyzesova 66) on March 14, all three starting at 20:00. Admission is between €34 and €66. More information can be found at www.doubleheadpro.com.
BALLET: Giselle – The Košice State Theatre invites all ballet enthusiasts to see the premiere of this famous piece by Adolphe Adam directed by well-known choreographer Ondrej Šoth.
Starts: March 13, 19:00. Admission: €3.32-€11.62. Košice State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Tel: 055/6221-234, www.sdke.sk.
RACE: Vlado Tatarka Meet – An international 20-km race for mountain rescuers.
Starts: March 14. 07:00. Admission: free. Himalaya Club, Vysoké Tatry. Tel: 0903/624-644, www.preteky.sk.
9. Mar 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková