Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: AS MANY as 35 artists, including both professionals and students from secondary schools and universities, have prepared a joint design exhibition in Bratislava focusing on the environment and recycling. Until October 11, visitors to the event will have the opportunity to admire various objects made from old electrical cables, empty bottles, pens, water pipes or clothes. Often surprisingly funny and unique, the resulting pieces examine the border between waste and art. Moreover, several lectures and film screenings are available as part of the project. Recycle, Repair, Respect is available at the Satelit Exhibition Hall at Dobrovičova 3 daily, except Mondays, from 13:00 to 18:00. There is no admission charge. Further details can be found at www.sdc.sk. Designer: Silvia Bárdová, STU Košice;
DANCE: BeBop – Another item on the rich programme of the two-week Bratislava on the Move dance festival.
Starts: September 22, 20:00. Admission: €6. ElleDanse Alternative Theatre, Miletičova 17/B. Tel: 02/5541-0716, www.abp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Samaria Verses – Musician Juraj Turtev and his friends offer a mixture of blues, ethno-world and Slovak folk songs.
Starts: September 25, 19:00. Admission: €4. a.ha. Theatre, Školská 14. Tel: 02/5249-6822, www.divadloaha.sk.
FESTIVAL: Latinofest – Salsa, rumba, tango, such are the condiments of the hot Latin American specialities that are served up at this music and dance festival.
Runs: September 26-27. Admission: €12.99 (one-day ticket), €24.99 (festival pass). Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 0911/226-994, www.latinofest.sk.
FOLKLORE: SĽUK Days – The premiere of this gala programme is a culmination of the ongoing SĽUK folklore ensemble’s 60th birthday celebrations.
Starts: September 26-27, 17:00. Admission: €10-€25. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.sluk.sk.
EXHIBITION: Book Illustrations – Illustrations of children’s books by Dušan Grečner, an award-winning Slovak artist, are on show within the 22nd Bratislava Biennial of Illustrations.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until November 22. Admission: free. Typo & Ars Gallery, Roľnícka 349. Tel: 02/4371-1988, www.typoars.sk.
SHOW: Ice Fantasy – Rosgascirk, the Russian National Circus, has prepared a fascinating new 2-hour show featuring 35 figure skaters, acrobats and jugglers, as well as skating bears and non-skating monkeys, dogs and cats.
Starts: September 28, 16:00. Admission: €9-€14. Winter Sports Hall, Clementisova 50. www.212.sk.
EXHIBITION: Scene N ’89 – Thirteen artists from Nitra Region look back to see what have been their main sources of inspiration by showing not only their own works, but also the pieces of art or souvenirs that “stand behind” their production.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until October 31. Admission: €0.66. The Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
FESTIVAL: THE VERY heart of Slovakia will become the centre of cinematic, musical, literary and visual arts, as the Barbican multimedia festival is held in Banská Bystrica between September 23 and 27. It includes concerts by Slovak and foreign acts like Plastic Swans, Realistic Crew, Geneve Jacuzzi and Lisa Papineau, the event’s main highlight, and a marathon of screenings of mostly, but not only, Slovak, Russian and American movies. In addition, the organisers have prepared a badminton tournament open for any visitor to the festival and an exhibition entitled “A Look” by Michaela Rázusová Nociarová, at the Central Slovak Gallery until December 6. One-day tickets cost €5, while a festival pass is €17 for the music section and €19 for the film section. For more information visit www.vresk.sk.
OPERA: Linda di Chamounix – The premiere of an 18th-century melodrama in three acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.
Starts: September 24, 18:30. Admission: €6. The State Opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/4154-544, www.stateopera.sk.
EXHIBITION: Ester & Slovakia – Two collections of photographs by Monika Stacho and Ľubo Stacho focus on children and their view of the world.
Open: Tues-Sun 10:00-17:00, until November 29. Admission: €1. Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Tranovského 3. Tel: 044/5522-758, www.vuczilina.sk.
FASHION: VIP Zone Fashion Show – Some of the most renowned Slovak fashion designers present their latest collections.
Starts: September 24, 19:00. Admission: €10. Holiday Inn Hotel, Športová 2. www.vipzone.tv.
MUSICAL: Joan of Arc – One of the most critically-acclaimed musical shows in the Czech Republic by the Kalich Theatre in Prague, featuring Bára Basiková, Vilém Čok or Lucia Šoralová, heads eastwards.
Starts: September 23-26, 19:00. Admission: €30. Cassia Dance Theatre (the Jumbo Centre), Masarykova 2. Tel: 0910/407-432, www.cassiadance.sk.