Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION:GALLERIES, cultural centres and even public spaces in Bratislava are hosting one of the most extensive exhibition projects in Slovakia through August 23. Sculpture and Object, now in its 14th edition, involves as many as 70 artists from 18 countries. The displays, both individual and collective, are arranged according to different thematic criteria. However, they all share a common framework established by prominent Slovak artist Viktor Hulík - removing barriers between the works of art and the audience. Most of the exhibitions are in public areas or are otherwise free of charge. More information can be found at awww.sao.galeria-z.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Revolucion! Release Party – German musician Tom Wieland arrives with an attractive selection of Cuban funk pieces from the 1970s.
Starts: July 24, 21:30. Admission: €5. Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16. Tel: 0905/865-566, www.nuspirit.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Under My Spell – Soprano Adriana Kučerová opens the Viva Musica festival with a cantata written specially for her by renowned composer Oskar Rózsa.
Starts: July 24, 20:30. Admission: free. Main Square. Tel: 02/5935-6650, www.vivamusica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Sculptures on Paper – The display shows sketches and studies by Rudolf Uher, a 20th century Slovak sculptor who was among the most outstanding personalities of Slovak visual arts.
Open: until August 16. Admission: €3.32. SNG’s Esterházy Palace, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081, www.sng.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Seventy – Legendary Czech singer Karel Gott, who has dominated the local pop music scene for almost 50 years, celebrates his 70th birthday with a concert given together with the popular Boom Band.
Starts: July 25, 20:00. Admission: €25. Lesopark Amphitheatre, Kopanice. Tel: 0915/727-064, www.nabrehu.sk.
WINE: Strekov Cellar Festival – Vintners from eight countries invite all those interested in viticulture and related traditions to take a taste of their different forms in this picturesque south-western Slovak village.
Runs: July 25-26. Admission: €6-€9. Strekov vineyards and cellars. www.strekovin.sk.
EXHIBITION: Open Due to Technical Reasons – Seven promising students of various Slovak academies of visual arts offer their works that directly involve viewers in the exhibition.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until August 30. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL:FOR THE sixth time in a row, Banská Štiavnica and its surroundings will host Nice Music Festival, which focuses on classical forms and compositions and on their combination with modern genres. Artists from the central European region such as Polish harpist Ewa Jaslar and the famous Capella Istropolitana from Bratislava will be performing between July 24 and 26 at various venues that are also attractive historical sites. Tickets for one performance cost €5 and a festival pass is €15. The opening concert featuring singer Adriena Bartošová and cellist Eugen Prochác is free of charge. For more information, call 02/6541-2241 or see www.fph.sk.
FESTIVAL: Country Folk Fest – Musicians and ensembles from all around Slovakia offer the best of country and folk production.
Runs: July 24-25. Admission: €5 (one-day ticket), €7 (festival pass). Skalka Amphitheatre. Tel: 044/5202-127, www.folkovanie.hradocan.sk.
THEATRE: Kiosk – A series of original drama and dance performances by independent Slovak theatres.
Runs: July 24-26. Admission: €3.50 (one performance), €10 (festival pass). The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel.: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Making Of – Michal Moravčík and Jaroslav Varga present their designs of various public spaces, shedding new light on the way of life in our cities.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until August 23. Admission: €1.33. Central Slovak Gallery, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4701-615, www.ssgbb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Eurorchestries – A charming performance by the 80-member Joven Orquesta Provincial de Malaga from Spain rounds off the Young Choirs International Festival.
Starts: July 22, 17:00. Admission: free. Eastern Slovak Gallery Courtyard, Hlavná 27. www.kosice.sk.
FESTIVAL: Šírava Fest – Desmod, Jana Kirschner, Gladiator, Polemic and other pop stars perform within this open-air festival. Swedish-Iranian entertainer Arash is the special guest.
Runs: July 24-26. Admission: €8 (one-day ticket), €20 (festival pass). Zemplínska Šírava Dam. Tel: 056/6864-105, www.siravafest.sk.
20. Jul 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková