Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: MAJOLICA Masters Today is the title of an exhibition presenting works by 22 contemporary Slovak artists being held in Bratislava until September 12. Jugs, pitchers, vases, tiles or little figures collected by ethnologist Eva Ševčíková illustrate the exceptional ability of the authors to combine traditional forms with modern motifs and vice versa. Majolica Masters Today is available for free at the ÚĽUV Gallery at Obchodná 64 from Tuesday to Friday between 12:00 and 18:00 and on Saturday between 10:00 and 14:00. More information can be found at www.uluv.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Puccini Jazz – Several Italian soloists perform classical music compositions under the open sky.
Starts: June 29, 19:00. Admission: free. Hlavné Square. Tel: 02/16-186, www.bkis.sk.
OPERA: The Merry Widow – The operetta by Franz Lehár about a husband-hunting widow is the last piece to be presented by the SND this season.
Starts: June 30, 19:00. Admission: €8.30 - €24.90. The Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
MUSICAL: Joseph and His Magnificent Coat of Many Colours – Brno City Theatre from the Czech Republic brings to the capital a magnificent musical show of many colours by famous composer Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Starts: July 1-2, 19:00. Admission: €14 - €16. Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/2048-8500, www.nova-scena.sk.
FESTIVAL: Ars Camera – Slovak, Hungarian, Austrian and Russian soloists give three classical music concerts including compositions by Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, etc.
Runs: July 2-4. Admission: free. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Tel: 02/5262-5981, www.rcvkba.sk.
EXHIBITION: Guns’n’Bones – Two award-winning artists, Bety K. Majerníková from Slovakia and Kristýna Španihelová from the Czech Republic, exhibit a series of jewels made of various, often unusual, materials.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00, until July 31. Admission: free. The Satelit Exhibition Hall of the Slovak Design Centre, Dobrovičova 3. Tel: 02/5292-0184, www.sdc.sk.
FESTIVAL: StreetFest – Performances by Richard Müller, Čechomor, Vidiek and Polemic are only a fraction of what is available within this three-stage open-air pop and hip-hop event.
Runs: July 4-5. Admission: €6 - €14 (one-day ticket), €18 (festival pass). Army Barracks, Pezinská cesta. www.streetfest.sk.
EXHIBITION: Oil Paintings – Tomáš Krčméry, Slovak painter, graphic designer and illustrator, puts on display a score of his best works.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30, until July 31. Admission: free. The Small Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. Tel: 0908/133-770.
EXHIBITION:THE WHOLE town of Nitra will celebrate the arrival of the two 9th century missionaries, Saints Cyril and Methodius, through a number of cultural events attractive for both children and adults between July 3 and 5. Together with various exhibitions, lectures and fairs, an Old Music International Festival, a beer festival, a historical show “Del Palio dei dieci Comuni” by an Italian folklore ensemble and a premiere of Šavol, a contemporary Slovak opera by Víťazoslav Kubička, will count among the highlights. All events of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Festival are free of charge. For more information about dates and venues, call 037/16-186 or go to www.nitra.sk.
FESTIVAL: Jazznica – For the third year in a row, this international jazz festival jazzes up the summer in one of Slovakia’s most spectacular towns, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Runs: July 3-5. Admission: €10 (one-day ticket), €17 (festival pass). Various venues in Banská Štiavnica. Tel: 045/6949-653, www.jazznica.sk.
EXHIBITION: A Turbulent Forest Night’s Dream – Landscapes and other works by Krzysztof Kokoryn, a contemporary Polish painter and designer, some of which have been made especially for the display, are on show.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until July 10. Admission: €1. Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Tranovského 3. Tel: 044/5522-758, www.vuczilina.sk.
FESTIVAL: Korean Film Festival – An opportunity to see four pieces: The King and the Clown, Nowhere to Hide, Secret Sunshine and Driving with My Wife’s Lover; all with English subtitles.
Runs: July 3-4. Admission: free. Cinemax, Prielohy 979. Tel: 041/5122-410, www.cine-max.sk.
EXHIBITION: Selection of Works – Several private collectors have made available paintings by Štefan Roskoványi, a Slovak painter who lived in Košice until his tragic death in 2002.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00, until August 30. Admission: €0.66. Vojtech Löffler Museum, Alžbetina 20.