Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION:
THE DIARY of an Observer - Denník pozorovateľa is a joint exhibition of Slovak painter Rastislav Podoba and Slovenian artist Jernej Forbici in the Krokus Gallery in Námestie 1. mája 3 in Bratislava. Both artists focus on the phenomenon of space and they tend to observe closely the issue, problem and the motif, before starting to paint. They both also work with photography. Their works can be seen until March 26, Monday-Friday 15:00-19:00; admission is free. For more info call 02/2072-8131, or go to www.krokusgaleria.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Art of Livin' – EA & Toni Granko. Another event within the series Art of Livin', this time focused on the down-tempo and chill-out styles.
Starts: February 18, 20.00, Klub Za zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €3 (in advance) or €5 (onsite). www.ticketportal.sk, www.kzp.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: NORDFEST 2010 – Nordic Cinema. This year, the event showing Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish cinematography will take place again in Bratislava, lasting for 15 days in the Nostalgia film club. On February 17 the audience will be able to view the most successful Finnish movie of 2003, Pearls and Swines (Holmiä ja sikoja) .
Starts: February 17, 19:00. Admission: €2.20-€2.60. FK Nostalgia, Radlinského 13. For the whole festival programme, go to www.nostalgia.sk; or call 02/5980-5111.
LIVE MUSIC: Flamenco – Viento de Levante. In the unusual environment of a ship anchored on the Danube River, people can enjoy an evening of traditional Spanish music and dance performed by Slovak guitar, violin and piano virtuosi, percussion, singers and dancers.
Starts: February 19, 19:00 Adyho loď, Tyršovo nábrežie. Admission: €7. Tel: 0903/449-650; www.adylod.sk,www.ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The SKO3 Cycle of the Slovak Philharmonics – The Slovak Chamber Orchestra under the artistic management of Ewald Daniel will offer E. H. Grieg, C. Nielsen, G. Holst and B. Britten for connoisseurs and fans of the classical music.
Starts: February 21, 16:00. Musical and Dance School of the VŠMU, concert Hall Dvorana, Zochova 1. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk, tickets also at www.eventim.sk .
LIVE MUSIC: Benkó Dixielan Band "70 éves lettem". This Hungarian band, which has been active for over 50 years and is popular around the world, celebrates the 70th birthday of its founder, Sándor Benkó, and is giving a jubilee concert this year.
Starts: February 18, 19.00, MsKS (Town Cultural Centre). Admission: €17-19. www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Minifest – 10. výročie. The 10th anniversary of the Slovak punk band Street Spirit will be marked by a concert at the Culture House Kunov with guests like Načo názov, Odpad, Mišý šramot and others.
Starts: February 19, 17:00. DK Kunov 64. Admission: €5.50. www.ticketportal.sk; www. bandzone.cz/streetspirit.
MUSEUM/FOLKLORE: Večer v múzeu – Each Wednesday the Museum of Orava Village in Kysuce organises walks through old Orava village with lanterns, followed with music on a wooden organ from Zábrež in the local church, and rounded-off with the the authentic atmosphere of Slovak folk music and mead. Tickets must be purchased in advance in the box office of the Museum of Orava Village.
Open: each Wed until March 10, 17:30. Admission: €2-€4, Brestová 850, Zuberec. Tel: 043/5395-149, www.muzeum.zuberec.sk.
EXHIBITION: AMFO 2010. The collection of the winners of a competition among amateur photographers presents the works of locals who will proceed to the regional round.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, until February 19; Regional Cultural Centre Makovického dom. Tel: 041/5625-956, www.kulturnecentrum.zilina.net.
KOŠICE and Žilina and Bratislava will host Abba The Show – a spectacular live concert by continuators of the Abba tradition. The stage show with symphonic orchestra, lights and above all the legendary hits that reached a whole generation and still dominate the radio airwaves. The performance in Košice is on February 18 in the ŠH Cassosport.
Tickets cost €27-€40. For more info, see www.abbatheshow.com, www.ticketportal.sk.
l BALLET: O. Šoth , Z. Mistríková – M. R. Štefánik. The two authors of the script for this ballet did not try to describe the life of legendary Slovak inventor, meteorologist, diplomat, French army general and much more, but rather sought to capture the feelings of an individual in the gears of global history – through modern ballet.
Starts: Premiere February 18, 19:00. Divadlo Košice, Hlavná 58. Admission: €3.50-€12. Tel: 055/2452-269; tickets: www.navstevnik.sk, email@example.com.
EXHIBITION: Magic World of Dolls – Čarovný svet bábik. Eva Bujňáková has a special hobby – she transforms Barbie dolls by repainting them as well-known figures, including historical personalities, theatre characters, famous Prešov citizens and others.
Open: Tues, Thurs 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00; Sun 15:00-18:00 until February 28. Town Museum and Gallery, Nám. sv. Jakuba. Tel: 051/7762-300.
15. Feb 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská