Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT: POP-ROCK fans from all around Slovakia can look forward to hearing some of the best-known hits by singer-songwriter Richard Müller, who only recently announced his comeback after several years of retirement, as he is touring the country between October 14 and 27. Within his 2009 Best Of Tour, the 48-year-old musician, former member of the Banket band, performs singles such as Milovanie v daždi (Making Love in the Rain), Tlaková níž (Cyclone) or Nebude to ľahké (It Won’t Be So Easy). This week the singer will perform in Bratislava, Levice and Ružomberok, and later in October, seven more towns will host his concerts. Tickets cost between €12.90 and €17. Further information can be found at www.muller.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Double Down Live – ZZ Top, the famed American rock trio founded in 1969, give their first ever concert in Slovakia.
Starts: October 14, 20:00. Admission: €25. Sibamac Arena (The National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 041/5004-136, www.vivien.sk.
DANCE: One – The PR-Evolution Dance Company from Hungary arrives in the country with a modern choreography about interpersonal relations and human existence.
Starts: October 18, 19:00. Admission: €10. Meteorit Theatre, Čulenova 3. Tel: 0905/253-414, www.meteorit-theatre.com.
FASHION: Bratislava Fashion Days – A fashion show featuring designs by renowned Spanish artist Agatha Ruiz de la Prada opens this 7-day festival celebrating beauty and savoir-vivre.
Runs: October 16, 20:00. Admission: €100. Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav Theatre, Gorkého 17. www.agentura-promotion.sk.
OPERA: The Plays of Mary – The Slovak National Theatre has added to its programme a new piece by Bohuslav Martinů, one of the most outstanding and best-known Czech composers, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death.
Starts: October 17, 19:00. Admission: €10 - €30. The Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
EXHIBITION: The Brussels Dream – A comprehensive interactive display relating the story of Czechoslovakia in the late 1950s, when its pavilion at the Expo '58 World's Fair in the Belgian capital charmed the West.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30, until November 15. Admission: €3.32. Esterházy Palace, Nám. Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081, www.sng.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Parázs Tour – Révész Sándor, former leader of two famous Hungarian rock bands, Piramis and Generál, visits southern Slovakia.
Starts: October 12, 19:00. Admission: €16. City Culture Centre, Hradná 1. Tel: 035/7713-550, www.elokoncert.sk.
EXHIBITION: Poznać Poznań – Three graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts based in the Polish city of Poznań, Kamil Wnuk, Diana Rönnberg and Pawel Polus, have prepared a multimedia display about borders and boundaries, bearing in mind their common motto “I do care”.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until November 8. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
DANCE: Homecoming – Les Slovaks, a Brussels-based Slovak modern dance ensemble, come back home to present their second show, full of humour and improvisation.
Starts: October 13, 20:00. Admission: €5. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel.: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
FESTIVAL: Banská Bystrica Music Days – Five concerts and the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra make up the programme of the 16th edition of this classical music festival.
Runs: October 16-22. Admission: €2 - €7 for a performance. The State Opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/4154-544, www.stateopera.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: 25 Years of Mloci – The Slovak country-folk band celebrates its 25th birthday by inviting famous musicians - Peter Lipa, IMT Smile and Chiki Liki Tu-A to perform songs from Mloci’s (Newts) repertoire.
Starts: October 15, 18:00. Admission: €10. City Sports Hall, Ul. Jána Pavla 2. www.mloci.sk.
FESTIVAL: International Mountain Film Festival – For the 17th time, hiker-filmmakers from all around the globe gather to present their latest adventures on film.
Runs: October 14-18. Admission: €1 - €3 for a screening. Gerlach Cinema, Nábrežie Jána Pavla II 3. Tel: 052/7763-296, www.mfhf.sk.
12. Oct 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková