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LIVE MUSIC: Joris Roelofs Quartet – One of New York’s best-known jazz musicians gigs with his friends Aaron Goldberg, Reginald Veal and Greg Hutchinson.

Starts: October 6, 20:00. Admission: €7. Klub za zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.


FESTIVAL: Ars Poetica – Both renowned and rising poets from around the world arrive in the capital to present and discuss their verses. In addition, several attractive concerts are available.

Runs: October 7-11. Admission: €3 - €5, but some events are free. A4 Zero Space, SNP Square 12; 35mm Film Club, Svoradova 2. Tel: 02/5245-3031, www.arspoetica.sk.


DOGS: World Dog Show – The most prestigious canine event in the world, attended every year by thousands of two-legged and four-legged visitors, takes place for the first time in Slovakia.

Runs: October 8-11. Admission: €4 (one-day ticket), €12 (festival pass). Incheba

Expo Arena, Viedenská ces–

ta 3-7. Tel: 02/5262-6121, www.worlddogshow2009.com.


BALLET: 21st Century Ballet – The Czech National Theatre from the Moravian city of Brno offers the local audience three contemporary choreographies with music by Dvořák, Martinů, Bach and others.

Starts: October 9, 19:00. Admission: €8 - €16. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.


FOLKLORE: Primáši – SĽUK closes the autumn celebrations of its 60th birthday with the premiere of a new programme dedicated to the three first violinists who most contributed to the ensemble’s fame.

Starts: October 11, 19:00. Admission: €8 - €10. Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/2048-8500, www.nova-scena.sk.


OPERETTA: The Gipsy Princess – On entering its 57th season, Jókai Theatre presents one of the most popular Hungarian operettas, a piece written by Emmerich Kálmán in 1915.

Starts: October 6-7, 15:00. Admission: €5. Jókai Theatre, Petöfiho 1. Tel: 035/7908-112, www.jokai.sk.


EXHIBITION: Sculptures & Paintings – Artistic tandem Oto Bachorík and Zuzana Rabina Bachoríková prepared a display of their latest production.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until October 10. Admission: €1. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.



EVOLUTION of the Revolution is the subtitle of the 6th edition of the Žilina Literary Festival which will be held in Žilina from October 5 to 11. Though a good command of the Slovak language may be necessary for the poetry soirées and lectures, many other events for an international audience have been included. In addition to the exhibition “Carnivorous Sofa” by Slovak artist Pero Le Kvet and concerts by bands Tu v dome (in the photograph) and Kosa z nosa, a discussion forum with Keith A. Eddins, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Slovakia, will be a highlight. He will speak about topical issues such as democracy, extremism and perhaps even Hungarian-Slovak relations. Admission is free for most events. More information at www.zlf.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Concert – Three talented musicians led by Leoš Svárovský, renowned Czech conductor, perform compositions by Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann and Juraj Hatrík as part of the Month of Czech-Slovak Solidarity.

Starts: October 8, 19:00. Admission: €4 - €5. Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.skozilina.sk.


EXHIBITION: Ľudovít Fulla’s Home and World(s) – A collection of paintings, graphics, illustrations and drawings by Ľudovít Fulla, one of the most outstanding 20th century Slovak artists, is available at a gallery founded by Fulla himself in the 1960s.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:30, until October 31. Admission: €1.70. Ľudovít Fulla Gal–

lery, Makovického 1. Tel: 044/4324-868, www.sng.sk.



A WIDE variety of events are to be presented in Košice, between October 5 and 11 as part of the Days of Spanish Culture organised by the city’s secondary grammar school in Park Mládeže 5 - which has a bilingual Spanish programme - with support from the Spanish Ambassador. Starting with the Don Quijote flamenco musical on October 5, the calendar of events includes: a march down Main Street, a rendition of Carmen by Bizet, a holy mass in Spanish, the presentation of a mini-novel and a crash-course in Latin-American dances. The event ends with a gala Fiesta on October 10 and a guided tour of Košice on October 11. For the full programme go to: www.gpm.edupage.org.


LIVE MUSIC: Max Klezmer Band – The noted Polish sextet gives a concert of charming Jewish melodies within the 2009 Visegrad Days festival.

Starts: October 5, 19:00. Admission: €5. Thália Theatre, Mojmírova 3. Tel: 055/16-186, www.mickosice.sk.


EXHIBITION: Sad Angel – This display presents works by painter Miro Pribiš inspired by mundane situations, but also religious themes.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18 :00, until October 18. Admission: €1.99. Prešov Regional Museum, Hlavná 86. Tel: 051/7734-708, www.muzeumpresov.sk.

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