Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: THE AUSTRIAN Cultural Forum presents an exhibition called Vienna Reloaded in Bratislava that stems from a TV documentary of the same name that illustrated the role of the Austrian capital in advancing activities like science, art, and architecture within a united Europe. Six artists and six architects offer their exhibits until February 26 at the Austrian Culture Forum at Zelená 7, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00; admission is free. For more information, call 02/5464-1337 or go to www.rakusko.eu/sk.
DESIGN: Twenty after Twenty - This exhibition presents the creative approach and ways of thinking of young architects. Twenty Czech and twenty Slovak studios were chosen; but the exhibits presented surprise – doghouses in the Czech designs and bird-boxes in the Slovak ones.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00; until February 7. Admission: free. Design Factory, Bottova 2. Tel: 0907 666-718; www.designfactory.sk.
MUSIC/DANCE: Everest – Musician Pavol Hammel, choreographer Mário Radačovský and director Patrik Lančarič created this musical-dance theatre as a symbol of the struggle to conquer one’s own individual Mount Everest, day after day.
Starts: February 3, 19:00; February 6, 19:00. Admission: €8 - €16. New building of the National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/2047-2111, www.snd.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cappella Istropolitana and guests – The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava led by Robert Mareček and conducted by Kaspar Zehnder from Switzerland, with Zehnder, Milan Radič, Eva Aroutunian, and Radek Barborák playing, will offer a real delicacy.
Starts: February 7, 17:00. Admission: €4. Primaciálny palác
(Primate's Palace), Primaciálne nám. Tel: 02/5935-6222;www.visit.bratislava.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Tango Argentino – A unique experience will be offered by Tango Ultimo with Marcel Palonder, and later by Alejandro Ziegler from Buenos Aires with his acoustic quartet playing famous pieces. Before, there will be a dance workshop with Paľo Moises, and afterwards a disco with DJ Shantisan.
Starts: February 3, 20:00. Admission: €15. Nu Spirit Bar, Šafárikovo námestie 7. www.nuspirit.sk.
EXHIBITION: Martich Kochan Katedrály periférie – Cathedrals of the Periphery. This photo exhibition by a young Trnava author, a student of the Art School of the Brno University of Technology, moves the art of architecture to objects.
Open: Tue-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00, until February 14. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-659; www.gjk.sk.
MUSEUM: Čaj - nápoj náš každodenný – Tea - our daily drink. An exhibition about the history of a ritual. Put together by the Museum of Ján Thain in Nové Zámky.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-16:00. Admission: €0.30-€0.60. Kapitánska budova v hradnom areáli (Captain’s Building in the castle complex), Sv. Michala 40. Tel.: 036/6312-112; www.muzeumlevice.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE CENTRAL-Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica is showing the exhibition The Romance of My Young Days, the Future of My Nostalgia Part 2. It includes a case study of the nostalgia and romantic sentiment connected with the pop-culture of the 1980s in then-communist eastern Europe, which adopted parts of western pop-culture that filtered through the strict censorship. It also includes the archives of The Working Memory and can be seen until February 28, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 at the Praetorium building, S. Moyses Square 25 for €0.50-€1.33. For more info, call 048/4701-624 or go to www.ssgbb.sk.
EXHIBITION: To vajíčko maľovanô – The Decorated Egg is an exhibition that runs until Easter and shows the still-living tradition of decorated Easter eggs from the whole of Slovakia. The egg continues to symbolise the spring and fertility.
Open: February 4 till April 4, Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission: €0.50-€1. Thurzov dom, Nám. SNP 4. Tel.: 048 / 412 58 97; www.stredoslovenskemuzeum.sk.
DANCE: Lord of the Dance – Michael Flatley returns to Slovakia with his ensemble of dancers to once again show the magic and universal language of dance through a traditional Irish routine that began humbly and has since captivated thousands of fans all over the world.
Starts: February 8, 20:00. Zimný štadión (Ice Stadium) Garmin Aréna, Športová 5. Admission: from €30. Tel: 041/5621-676, 02/5293-3321;
EXHIBITION: Metamorfózy Starého mesta – The Metamorphoses of the Old Town an exhibition of photographs by Tibor Kováč, presents a view of the city, its history, and the life of a man brutally changed by the arrival in Czechoslovakia of the Soviet Army in 1968.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00, until February 15. Admission: free. Atrium of the Teologická Fakulta Katolíckej Univerzity Ružomberok, Hlavná 89. Tel: 055/6836-335;www.ktfke.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves
FOLKLORE/DANCE: Fašiangová veselica – The Shrove (or carnival) time means the period of fun, folklore marchesand dances that begins after Christmas and ends by the Lent. This Shrove Dance is organised by the folklore group Čečina.
Starts: February 5, 19:00. Admission: €20. Reštaurácia Tatra. Tel: 053/4425-652, 053/4423-249, www.mkc.snv.sk.
1. Feb 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská