Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: WORKS BY Patrik Illo, an outstanding glass designer, are on show at Bratislava’s Slovak Design Centre until April 8. The award-winning artist, known for his ability to find beauty in pleasantly simple forms and details, has cooperated with the famous Lednické Rovne glassworks and also with various companies in Poland and the Czech Republic. All visitors to the display will be entered into a draw to win an original set of glassware. The exhibition, entitled Patrik Illo for in Rona +, can be seen at the Satelit Exhibition Hall at Dobrovičova 3 daily, except Mondays, from 13:00 to 18:00. No admission is charged. For more information, call 02/2047-7311 or visit www.sdc.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: European Musical Panorama – Two members of the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, clarinettist Gernot Fresacher and pianist Werner Karlinger, perform ten compositions by various famous European composers.
Starts: March 18, 18:00. Admission: free. The Austrian Embassy’s Mozart Hall, Ventúrska 10, www.rakusko.eu.
FESTIVAL: Hammerklavier Festival – An international line-up of pianists arrives in Slovakia within the 2nd edition of this classical music festival featuring pieces by composers such as Mozart, Bach and Chopin.
Runs: March 20-23. Admission: €3 for one performance. Primate’s Palace Hall of Mirrors, Primaciálne Square 1. www.bkis.sk.
OPERA: The Bartered Bride – The Slovak National Theatre offers a matinee of this well-known three-act opera by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana as a preview before its premiere next week.
Starts: March 22, 10:30. Admission: €1.99. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
EXHIBITION: Carpathian Germans – This display presents the history and culture of another important ethnic group living in Slovakia as part of the cycle titled “What Are We Like?”
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until April 15. Admission: €0.66. Bibiana, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-1308, www.bibiana.sk.
EXHIBITION: Naive Art in Kovačica and Padina – On show are works full of optimism and vivid colours by three painters from the Slovak-speaking Vojvodina region in Serbia.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until May 31. Admission: free. Typo & Ars Gallery, Roľnícka 349. Tel: 02/4371-1988, www.typoars.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Honza Nedvěd & Band – One of the best known Czech singers and musicians gives a concert with his friends.
Starts: March 21, 18:00. Admission: €7.50. Palace of Culture, Námestie Slobody 10. www.skalica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Allies – Jozef Baus and Marko Vrzgula, two contemporary Slovak artists, have 'allied themselves' to prepare this exhibition of paintings with varied motifs.
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.
Žiar nad HronomCONCERT: THE CENTRAL Slovak city of Žiar nad Hronom will host Katrien Verbeeck, the famous Belgian singer known as Kate Ryan on March 21. The 28-year-old blonde, who started singing in 2001 and enjoyed an immediate success, will present to the Slovak audience her most popular hits such as Désenchantée, Ella Elle L’A, Voyage Voyage, Only If I and Like I Love You. She will be supported during the concert by Mária Čírová, a promising Slovak singer. The show will be held at the Žiar nad Hronom City Culture Centre (SNP Square 19), starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between €20 and €30. More information can be found at www.mskcentrum.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Piano Recital – Compositions by Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninoff are performed.
Starts: March 19, 19:00. Admission: €3.30. The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.
EXHIBITION: At Our Own Risk – This collection of short videos by Jana Kapelová tries to answer the question of why people look for extreme situations.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until April 4. Admission: free. Central Slovak Gallery’s Room 19-21, Skutecký Villa, Horná 55. Tel: 048/4701-625, www.ssgbb.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Kiss Forever Band – This popular Hungarian tribute ensemble, which has given more than 600 concerts throughout Europe, performs the biggest hits of Kiss, the famous American rock band.
Starts: March 18, 19:00. Admission: €7. Bardejov Sports Hall, Mlynská 1. Tel: 054/4723-013, www.e-bardejov.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Project III – A mixture of jazz, rock, fusion, experimental music and energy music performed by Slovak guitarist David Kollar, Hungarian percussionist Ádám Markó and his compatriot, bass guitarist Gergely Barányi.
Starts: March 19, 20:30. Admission: €3. Christiania, Hlavná 105. Tel: 051/7722-907, www.christiania.eu.sk.
EXHIBITION: Out of the City – As many as 36 Slovak, Czech and Russian visual artists have joined this land-art project focused on the role of nature in the lives of humans.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until May 24. Admission: €1. Eastern Slovak Gallery, Hlavná 27. www.vsg-kosice.sk.