Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION:CLOTHING and Accessories is the title of a new exhibition prepared by the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava and the Museum of Glass and Jewelry in Jablonec nad Nisou. Until September 7, visitors will have the opportunity to admire unconventional clothing and original jewellery designs by 29 noted Czech fashion designers, 15 groups of artists working in different fashion ateliers as well as by students of 15 academies of arts. The display, marking the end of the Czech presidency of the European Union, is available at the Podhradie Exhibition Hall at Žižkova 18 daily, except Tuesdays, from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is €2.50. For more information, call 02/5934-9111 or go to www.snm.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: David Hodek & Juraj Griglák Fusion Project – David Hodek, a talented, 12-year-old percussionist gigs with award-winning bass guitarist Juraj Griglák and his band.
Starts: August 5, 20:00. Admission: €5. Primate’s Palace Courtyard, Primaciálne Square 1. Tel: 02/16-186, www.bkis.sk.
HORSE RACE: Aegon Mercedes Grand Prix – Europe’s most successful horse racers compete in several categories for prizes worth a total of €100,000.
Runs: August 6-8. Admission: €2. STU Slávia Sports Centre, Májová 21. Tel: 02/4929-4961, www.csio.sk.
EXHIBITION: Atlantis – Display, subtitled “Hidden Histories, New Identities or European Art 20 Years after the Iron Curtain”, presents works by 8 Slovak artists who try to trace the classical ideas of democracy.
Open: Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00, until August 30. Admission: free. Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Tel: 02/2073-3116, www.crazycurators.org.
FESTIVAL: Červeník Festival – Polemic, Gladiátor, Tublatanka, Janek Ledecký and dozens of other artists will be giving concerts within this famous event, which has a 44-year history.
Runs: August 7-9. Admission: €10 (festival pass). Červeník Amphitheatre (near Hlohovec). Tel: 033/7729-715, www.festivalcervenik.sk.
FESTIVAL: Oáza International Gastrofestival – A competition in cooking traditional Slovak and Hungarian dishes with tastings. Several accompanying concerts are also available.
Runs: August 8-9. Admission: €7 (festival pass). The Oáza Camp Relax Centre (near Nové Zámky). Tel: 0918/749-233, www.oazacamp.sk.
EXHIBITION: Pacientarium – Short films, installations and various unusual works of art by the members of Pacientarium, a “loss-making disorganisation and sect worshipping Solzhenitsyn, the little bear”.
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.
FILM SEMINAR:FEATURE and short film screenings, workshops, concerts, parties and even a few little surprises await visitors to the 11th 4 Elements summer film seminar which will be held in various venues in Banská Štiavnica between August 6 and 9. This year, the presented pieces will in one way or another address the theme of night, chosen by the organisers because “the period from dusk till dawn is in cinematography the most visual, magic and the most suitable time for observation of various (ab)normal human features and behaviour”. For some events no admission is charged, while tickets for screenings within the main programme cost €2. More information can be found at 0905/199-428 or www.4zivly.sk.
FOLKLORE: Folklore under the Roháče – Visitors of the 34th edition of this festival can look forward to a marathon of traditional dance and music performances, exhibitions and parades.
Runs: August 7-9. Admission: free. Various venues in Zuberec (near Liptovský Mikuláš). Tel: 043/5395-103, www.zuberec.sk.
EXHIBITION: Three Stones – The display presents sculptures by Ondrej Zimka, Stanislav Kiča and Martin Pala, three artists, colleagues and friends, who have been working for years at their common atelier in Stupava.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00, until August 30. Admission: €1. Považie Art Gallery, M. R. Štefánika 2. Tel: 041/5622-522, www.pgu.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jozef Grešák Organ Days – Polish musician Slawomir Kamińsky offers a selection of organ compositions.
Starts: August 4, 20:00. Admission: voluntary contribution. Saint Giles’ Basilica, Radničné Square. www.tik-bardejov.sk.
EXHIBITION: Never-ending Story of Trinkets – This display, prepared in cooperation with the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, tells the story of women’s ornaments from the earliest times.
Open: Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00, Sun 09:00-13:00. Admission: €1.50. Eastern Slovak Museum, Námestie Maratónu Mieru 2. Tel: 055/6220-571, www.vsmuzeum.sk.
3. Aug 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková