Western SLOVAKIABratislava FESTIVAL:
SIX theatre performances, a documentary screening and an international conference are on the programme of Error, or the International Festival of Homeless Theatres, which will be running in Bratislava on December 4 and 5. This event presents theatre ensembles featuring homeless actors from the four Visegrad countries: Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. The opening play, Silent Crime, starting on December 4 at 18:00, is a 10-minute experimental drama performed by the AHA Theatre from Budapest. All events will be held at Studio 12 at Jakubovo námestie 12 and the admission fee is voluntary. For more information go to www.divadlobezdomova.sk or call 02/5249-8508 . Photo: Courtesy of Error
LIVE MUSIC: Gypsy Devils and World Violins – Joszef Lendvai Csocsi and Sándor Rigó Buffo, members of the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra, perform within this concert.
Starts: December 1, 19:00. Admission: €22 - €29. Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/2048-8500, www.nova-scena.sk.
OPERA: The Magic Flute – The Slovak National Theatre premieres the famous opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Starts: December 2-3, 19:00. Admission: €15 - €40. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
FESTIVAL: Petjazz – Though small in terms of the number of guests, this mini-festival offers the best of the Slovak jazz stage.
Starts: December 3, 20:00. Admission: €7 in advance, €9 at the door. Klub za zrkadlom (Club Behind the Mirror), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Pandemonium Show – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the famous British pop duo known as the Pet Shop Boys, who recently obtained a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, arrive in Slovakia for the first time.
Starts: December 1, 19:00. Admission: €35 - €99. Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. www.hudba-music.sk.
EXHIBITION: November ‘89 – The Slovak National Museum and its partners have prepared an extensive display focused on the main milestone in Slovakia’s recent history, the Velvet Revolution, including various photographs, posters, documents, and much more.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00, until December 31. Admission: free. Bratislava Castle, Zámocká 1. Tel: 02/5934-9111, www.snm.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Nazareth – The legendary Scottish hard rock band visit the Upper Nitra valley.
Starts: November 30, 19:00. Admission: €20 - €25. City Sports Hall, Ulica olympionikov 2. Tel: 0915/727-064, www.nabrehu.sk.
FAIR: Vinum Laugaricio – For the fifth time in a row, Trenčín hosts this international competitive event celebrating the cult of wine, comprising lectures and tastings.
Runs: December 3-4. Admission: free. Trenčín Expo Center, Pod Sokolicami 43. Tel: 032/7435-600, www.expocenter.sk.
A JOINT exhibition by 10 Slovak artists has opened at the Central Slovak Gallery in Banská Bystrica and will be available until January 15. A part of the Intermedia.bb visual arts festival, Causa Corporalis is a selection of photographs, paintings, sculptures, installations and videos dealing with the motifs of body or corporeality. The fact that some of the exhibited works, namely those by Radim Labuda, Veronika Šramatyová and Patrik Illo, will soon be included in the gallery’s permanent collection proves that the authors, in spite of their comparatively young age, are already among the top local artists. Bethlen’s Palace at Dolná 8, which houses the display, is open Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 and 17:00, and on weekends between 10:00 and 16:00. Admission is €1.33. Further information is available at 048/4701-615 or www.ssgbb.sk. Photo: Courtesy of SSGBB
DANCE: Bio-product – The Dance Studio, after having performed at numerous stages all around Europe, presents a new choreography by its founder Zuzana Hájková, exploring the theme of the “ecology of soul”.
Starts: December 1, 18:00. Admission: €5. Evangelical Palace, Horná 23. Tel: 048/4146-540, www.studiotanca.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Goddess of Reason – Only a few days after the Slovak Sinfonietta celebrated its 35th anniversary, it presents another jewel, an operetta by 'Waltz King' Johann Strauss Jr.
Starts: December 3-4, 19:00. Admission: €5 - €7. Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.skozilina.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Convergences & Košice 2013 – Violinist Milan Paľa, cellist Jozef Lupták and the Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra perform compositions by Slovakia-based Russian composer Evgeny Irshai, who wrote these pieces especially for the concert. The event continues with a modern dance show.
Starts: December 5, 19:00. Admission: €10. Kulturpark – The Barracks, Kukučínova 2. www.kulturpark.sk.
EXHIBITION: The Bronze Odyssey – Bronze and glass sculptures, miniature pictures as well as large-scale paintings are included in this exhibition by Slovak artist Eva Fišerová.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until January 31, 2010. Admission: €1. The Electricity Plant of the Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 12. Tel: 052/7722-617, www.tatragaleria.sk.