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Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT:SOUL MUSIC fans in Slovakia will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the famous British band Simply Red on June 28, as the group is heading to Bratislava within their Greatest Hits World Tour. This series of performances, expected to be attended by around a million people, will probably be Simply Red’s final one, since the band’s leader, Mick Hucknall, has recently announced he plans to launch a solo project. The concert will be held at the Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6, starting at 20:00. Admission is between €43 and €66. For more information, visit www.streetproduction.sk.

(Source: Courtesy of Central Slovak Gallery)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava CONCERT:SOUL MUSIC fans in Slovakia will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the famous British band Simply Red on June 28, as the group is heading to Bratislava within their Greatest Hits World Tour. This series of performances, expected to be attended by around a million people, will probably be Simply Red’s final one, since the band’s leader, Mick Hucknall, has recently announced he plans to launch a solo project. The concert will be held at the Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6, starting at 20:00. Admission is between €43 and €66. For more information, visit www.streetproduction.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: International Guitar Festival – The 34th edition of the well-known festival dedicated to 19th century Hungarian composer Johann Kaspar Mertz features concerts by award-winning artists from all around the world.
Runs: June 21-26. Admission: €5 for each performance. Primate’s Palace Mirror Hall, Primaciálne Square 1; Dvorana VŠMU, Zochova 1. Tel: 02/5556-6234, www.jkmertz.com.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Tour of the Universe – Depeche Mode, the legendary British electronic band that will soon celebrate 30 years of success, visit the country again after a three-year absence to promote their new album Sounds of the Universe.
Starts: June 22, 19:00. Admission: €46 - €85.97. Inter Stadium, Junácka 10. Tel: 0907/721-382, www.xl.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: Indonesian Film Festival – In addition to the exclusive screenings of a trio of Indonesian contemporary movies with English subtitles, Naga Bonar Becomes 2, What’s Up With Love and Get Married, a Balinese dance performance and a tasting of Indonesian traditional dishes are available.
Runs: June 22-24. Admission: free. Mladosť Cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Tel: 02/5443-5003, www.aic.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: Tenderstrong Trifles – Hand-painted silk shawls and apparel by Beáta Tarjányiová, Babulka Frešová and Katarína Schrötterová are on display.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, until June 30. The K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3927, www.kgallery.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: Excuse Me, Where Could I Find the Nearest Traffic Jam? – The first solo exhibition of young Slovak artist Martin Melicherčík is a collection of enamel paintings critically reflecting various advertising and marketing methods.
Open: Mon-Fri 15:00-19:00, until July 3. Admission: free. Krokus Gallery, Nám. 1. mája 3. Tel: 02/2072-8131, www.krokusgaleria.sk.

Oslany
CARS: Slovakia Autocross Championship – Invited are all those who wish to find out whether a car can be driven on two wheels or whether one can win a race with a flat tyre.
Runs: June 27-28. Admission: €5. Oslany Motorsport Arena (near Partizánske). Tel: 0911/312-885, www.wrcecko.sk.

Trenčín
EXHIBITION: Time and Light – Alojz Petráš puts on show his paintings balancing sensuality, spirituality and mysticism.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until June 28. Admission: €1. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
EXHIBITION:PHOTOGRAPHS, designs and even 3D models of around 130 architectonic works by some of Slovakia’s most renowned architects are on view in Banská Bystrica until August 30. The display, entitled Interior.SK.05/07, includes interior designsf for apartments, restaurants, cafés, hotels, shopping centres and offices and also original accessories and furnishings, most of which have been honoured with prestigious awards. The exhibition is being held at the Praetorium Exhibition Hall of the Central Slovak Gallery at Námestie Štefana Moyzesa 25. Admission is €1.33. For m ore information call 048/4124-864 or visit www.ssgbb.sk.

Žilina
THEATRE: Žilina Midsummer Night – Slovak, Polish, Bulgarian and Portuguese artists offer a mosaic of multi-genre drama performances.
Starts: June 24, 15:00. Admission: free. Mariánske Square; City Theatre, Horný val 3. Tel: 041/5623-802, www.svatojanskanoc.sk.

Žiar nad Hronom
LIVE MUSIC: Tarja – The famous Finnish diva and former member of Nightwish Tarja Turunen and her band visit the country within their current summer tour.
Starts: June 24, 19:00. Admission: €22 - €30. City Culture Centre, SNP Square 19. Tel: 045/6738-241, www.mskcentrum.sk.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
FOLKLORE: Cassovia Folkfest – Folklore dance shows, traditional music concerts and torch parades in folk costumes is what the organisers have prepared for the fourth edition of this popular festival.
Runs: June 24-28. Admission: free (open-air performances), €5 - €8 (indoor performances). Various venues in Košice. Tel: 055/7894-717, www.folkfest.sk.

Spišská Nová Ves
SPORTS: And1 Basketball Mixtape Tour – For the first time ever, the famed And1 Team from the US arrives in Slovakia to challenge the best local basketball players. Another game will be held on June 27 in Bratislava.
Starts: June 26, 18:00. Admission: €12. Winter Sports Hall, T. Vansovej 1. www.basketland.sk.

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