Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: THE DANUBIANA Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo near Bratislava is showing paintings by Spanish Modernist Antoni Clavé, who was active in France and whose work matured in the atmosphere of the Ecole de Paris and under Picasso’s influence.
Clavé became successful through his illustrations and designs of cinema posters. Later, he became more devoted to traditional painting. The first floor of the gallery is also exhibiting Slovak artist Miroslav Cipár. Clavé’s works can be seen Tue-Sun from 10:00 to 18:00 until June 13, for an admission fee of €2-€4. For more info, call 02/6252-8501(2) or see www.danubiana.eu.
LIVE MUSIC: Andrej Šeban – The Pour Art civic association is offering a concert by famous Slovak guitar and fujara player, singer, and composer in Stupava's synagogue. Apart from playing with various artists, Šeban co-founded several bands, released solo albums, and composed film music.
Starts: May 8, 19:30. Synagogue, nearby Main Street. Admission: €8. Tel: 0904/106456; www.pourart.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Uriah Heep – After a long absence, this legendary British hard-rock band returns to Slovakia along with an opening act by the Slovak Old School Band.
Starts: May 5, 20:00. Majestic Music Club (formerly Babylon), Karpatská 2. Admission: €33 for standing room, €49.90 for seats, and €69.99 for VIP tickets, including an after-party. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www.ticketportal.sk.
OPERA: Il Trovatore – Drama in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, performed in Italian and conducted by Rastislav Štúr with direction by Martin Bendik.
Starts: May 7, 19:00. New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €5-€25. Tel: 02/2047-2111; www.snd.sk.
PHOTO WORKSHOPS: Deň otvorených dverí 2010 – Open Door Day in the Central European House of Photography brings workshops, lectures, reviews of portfolios, demonstrations of photo software and hardware, coaching about make-up and styling (in Slovak) as well as many exhibits.
Starts: May 6, 11:00-19:00. Central European House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk.
GREGORIAN CHANT: AD UNA CORDA – The International Festival of Church Music offers in its 8th year, among other ensembles, the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis from the Czech Republic with its performance of Codex Franus. The festival lasts until May 9 in several venues.
Starts: May 7, 19:00. Transfiguration Church (lower church). Admission: voluntary. Tel: 0905/213-775; www. adunacorda.sk.
GOSPEL ROCK: Gospel Saturday – The Festival of Christian Rock Bands is holding its third edition and this year it brings, apart from the local MADE iN band, the headliner group The Elements as well as Úzka cesta.
Starts: May 8, 18:30. Cinema Tatra. Admission: voluntary. Contact: www.gospelsaturday. estranky.sk.
BODYBUILDING: Mozolani Classic – The international cup competition in bodybuilding for men and body-fitness for women is timed one week before the European Championship and all the contestants should be in top form, including Kai Green, the winner of the Arnold Classic.
Starts: May 9, 15:30. Holiday Inn, Športová 2. Admission: €9 to €35 (VIP ticket including reception and snacks). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE JAZZ: After two years, the Chris Byars jazz quartet from New York returns to Slovakia, playing in four towns and cities (Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Rimavská Sobota and Košice) at the beginning of May, with support from the US embassy.
Starts: May 6, 17:00. House of Culture, Š. M. Daxner Square. The concert is a charity event. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 02/5922 3354.
CONCERT: DOM Umenia (House of Art) in Košice on May 9 will host an interesting and unusual musical art form – a cappella – by the musical group Fragile, comprised of eight well-known personalities famous for their individual talents in TV, musicals and theatre. The eight performers will interpret famous rock, pop, and jazz hits by renowned world artists, spiced up with the group’s own brand of humour. For more info, call: 055/6220-763 or 0905/464-636 or see www.sfk.sk, www.fragile.sk. Photo: Ivan Čaniga,
BALLET: Swan Lake/Labutie Jazero – The Russian National Ballet, with up to 80 artists coming mainly from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg will perform this classic ballet.
Starts: May 6, 19:00. Poprad Aréna, Uherova 4680. Admission: €10-€49. Tel: 052/7849-510; www.arenapoprad.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Martin Benka – This Slovak painter, famous internationally, was one of the founders of Slovak Modernism in the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition, in the Novohradské Museum and Gallery, presents an exhaustive selection of his works from the Museum of Martin Benka in Martin.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, until May 30. Kubínyiho Square 3. Admission: €0.33-€0.99. Tel: 047/4332-397; www.nmg.sk.
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