Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: THE PICTURESQUE region of Punjab in the north of India can be admired in paintings, drawings and photographs by Max Kandhola, a renowned British artist with Sikh roots, who has brought his new exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab to Bratislava. Visitors are invited to follow his “tracing family history through an odyssey of ancestral narratives which explore Diaspora and identity,” as stated in the book with the same title published in 2007. The exhibition, organised on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the India Club in Slovakia, is available at the Central European House of Photography (Prepoštská 4) Tuesday through Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00 until June 6. For more information, see www.sedf.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Mexican Culture Days – Mariachi Azteca de Praga and Magisteriál will show Slovaks that the most contagious Mexican disease is music.
Starts: May 28, 19:00. Admission: €4. Dúbravka Culture Centre, Saratovská 2. Tel: 02/6920-3020, www.dkdubravka.sk.
FOLKLORE: Children’s Folklore Ensembles International Festival – For the 12th time, Slovakia hosts young folklore dancers from various countries who will be presenting their respective cultures in the streets.
Runs: May 28-31. Admission: free; €2 for the closing ceremony. Bratislava city centre; PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu. Tel: 02/16-186, www.bkis.sk.
OPERA: The Desert Island – The Slovak National Theatre presents the last premiere of this season, the famous two-act opera written by Joseph Haydn 330 years ago.
Starts: May 29-30, 19:00. Admission: €9.96 - €13.28. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
FESTIVAL: Junifest – A number of concerts, parties, performances and mainly oceans of beer is what organisers promise to all participants of this unusual festival.
Runs: May 29-June 6. Admission: €30 for a festival pass. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/5249-3975, www.junifest.sk.
EXHIBITION: Johannes Gutenberg – Historical printing machines and precious ancient books are on view.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until August 31. Admission: €1. The Museum of Transport, Šancová 1. Tel: 02/5244-4163, www.muzeumdopravy.com.
LIVE MUSIC: Marine Salt – Kamelot, a popular Czech folk and country band, performs as part of a long-term project that should land them in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest uninterrupted concert tour ever.
Starts: May 25, 19:30. Admission: €6.90 in advance, €8.90 at the door. Kursalon Concert Hall, Beethovenova 5. www.folkcountry.sk.
CONCERT:FOREVER Young, probably the most popular hit by Alphaville, together with other singles, will ring out from venues in Nitra and Hnúšťa, as the famous German foursome arrive in Slovakia as part of their European tour. The synthpop band, founded in 1982, has promised to offer the audience a mixture of their well-known melodies and songs from their latest album, Catching Rays on Giant. Alphaville will perform at Nitra’s City Amphitheatre at Dolbozoborská 18 on May 27 and at Hnúšťa’s City Amphitheatre at Francisciho 2 on May 30. Both concerts start at 20:00 and tickets cost €10. More information: www.nitra.sk or www.hnusta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Diploma 2009 – Works by eight promising young artists originally created as graduation projects.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until June 30. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert for Oboe – Czech oboist Jan Adamus performs three compositions by Respighi, Martinů and Beethoven, led by Zvonimír Hacko, a noted US conductor .
Starts: May 28, 19:00. Admission: €4 - €5. The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.
FESTIVAL: Bryndzové Halušky Eating and Cooking International Championship – Those who have not tried the Slovak national dish as well as those who cannot resist it are invited to take part at the 15th edition of this popular event.
Runs: May 30. Admission: free. The village of Turecká (near Banská Bystrica). Tel: 0918/683-795, www.haluskyturecka.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Joy and Pain in Jewish Songs – Three local musicians have prepared a concert featuring various songs and compositions written by Jewish authors.
Starts: May 27, 19:00. Admission: €2. Humenné Castle Concert Hall, Námestie Slobody 1. Tel: 057/7755-548, www.humenne.sk.
EXHIBITION: Among Ridges and Hamlets – Photographs by Belo Kapolka as well as numerous documents about his life and work are available at this display organised on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the renowned writer’s tragic death.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-16:00, until June 20. Admission: €0.66. The Tatra Gallery Villa Flóra, Vysoké Tatry – Starý Smokovec (near Poprad). Tel: 052/7721-968, www.tatragaleria.sk.
25. May 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková