Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT:“I AM like wine; it’s taken a while, but my reserve is quite popular right now” is how Anastacia, the 40-year-old American singer, characterises herself. On September 5, her fans can “taste” her latest production, as the writer of chart-topping hits such as Paid My Dues, One Day in Your Life and Cowboys & Kisses is heading to Bratislava for the second time in her career as part of her current European tour. Anastacia will present songs from her latest album, Heavy Rotation, as well as her best-known singles. The concert starts at 19:00 at the Sibamac Arena at Príkopova 6 and admission is between €30 and €69. More information can be found at 02/4446-0570 or www.212.sk
OPERA: Ľubica Vargicová & Guests – SND’s best performers open the theatre season with a mosaic of arias, duets and scenes from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Saint-Saëns, etc.
Starts: September 4, 19:00. Admission: €8 - €30. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
FUNDRAISING: Duck Race – Thousands of little yellow rubber ducks, which can be “adopted” in advance on the internet, will cover the Gabčíkovo Dam to help seven Slovak charitable organisations pursue their goals.
Starts: September 5, 12:00. Admission: free. Divoká voda Recreation Area, Čunovo. Tel: 02/5464-8004, www.pretekykacic.sk.
FOLKLORE: The Tree – The noted SĽUK folklore ensemble launches performances to celebrate its 60th birthday.
Starts: September 6, 19:00. Admission: €9 - €12. Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/2048-8500, www.sluk.sk.
EXHIBITION: Drotman – Original wireworks including everything from tableware to vinyl record covers by artist Slavomír Pecúch from Stará Ľubovňa are on display.
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00, until October 16. Admission: free. The ÚĽUV Gallery, Obchodná 64. Tel: 02/5273-1344, www.uluv.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Lucie Bílá – Fans of this Czech diva, eleven-time winner of the prestigious Český Slavík competition, can enjoy her performance under the open sky and with the support of Petr Malásek’s Orchestra.
Starts: August 31, 20:00. Admission: €17. City Amphitheatre, Nám. 1. mája 2. Tel: 02/4592-3403, www.msks-senec.sk.
MARATHON: Kellys Dubnica Marathon – Four tracks, Hard, Classic, Basic and Baby, from 103 to 33 kilometres, are available for bikers of all age categories.
Starts: September 5, 7:00. Admission: €15 - €30 (for participants). Summer Cinema Amphitheatre, Mierové Square. Tel: 0949/321-921, www.maraton.sk.
FILM: The Souvenirs of Mr. X – Austrian-German movie by Arash T. Riahi, screened with English subtitles, opens the three-day film festival taking place in Žilina and 5 villages.
Starts: September 4, 14:00. Admission: free. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel.: 041/5623-564, www.kinobus.sk.
EXHIBITION: Glances – Young Slovak artist Katarína Balážová presents her first individual show, a collection of site-specific graphics, paper installations and an artist’s book, focusing on WWII and the holocaust.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until September 27. Admission: €1.33. Central Slovak Gallery, Horná 55. Tel: 048/4701-615, www.ssgbb.sk.
CONCERT:A BREATH of Russia will blow across five Slovak towns from August 31 to September 6, as the country will once again host the State Academy Ensemble of the Russian Ministry of Interior. The concerts in Terchová, Bratislava, Poprad, Košice and Banská Bystrica will feature an added attraction as the 120-member troupe will be supported by a popular local band, Desmod. Presentations of Russian “classics” such as Katyusha, Kalinka or Svyashchennaya Voyna will thus feature an extra voice, that of Desmod’s leader, Kuly. The Russian ensemble will also perform some of Desmod’s hits. Tickets cost between €15 and €42, but the Bratislava concert is free. For more information about dates and venues, call 02/4446-0570 or go to www.ujorudo.sk
EXHIBITION: Magic World of Puppets – Artist Eva Bujňáková invites all those who remain children at heart to meet Romeo and Juliet, Henry VIII, all made from Barbie dolls.
Open: Tue-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sun 14 :00-18 :00, until September 15. Admission: €1.99. Prešov Regional Museum, Hlavná 86. Tel:051/7734-708, www.muzeumpresov.sk.
31. Aug 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková