DURING Slovakia’s sixth Night of Museums and Galleries on May 15 visitors can enter every museum or gallery throughout the country for a single admission fee of only €1.50 – and in Bratislava alone 30 cultural sites will be participating. These include the City Gallery and its branches, the larger buildings of the Slovak National Museum such as its Natural History Museum, Historical Museum and Archaeological Museum, as well as the many smaller museums and specialised museums of foreign cultures and religion plus smaller galleries. The museums have much longer hours on May 15 and you can visit as many sites as you can manage for the one fee. For more info, call 02/2046- 9143, or visit www.muzeum.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vzduch je plný romantiky - The Air is Full of Romance is a concert of lyrical songs by G. Mahler and R. Schumann, together with works by Gounod, Rossini and Puccini, performed by Simona Eisinger (soprano) and Angelina-Maria Werner (piano) from Vienna.
Starts: May 10, 18:00. Moyzes Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464-1337; www.rakusko.eu/sk/kultura.aspx.
ETHNO MUSIC: Gypsy Latino! - The Cigánski diabli (Gypsy Devils) folk and Roma music band has decided to offer another exceptional concert by joining forces with the KALE! group offering modern streams of Gypsy music.
Starts: May 11, 20:00. Majestic Music Club (YMCA), Karpatská 2. Admission: €17. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal. sk, www.openrock.sk.
REGGAE LIVE: Thierry and Friends – The music of Thierry has African roots, but apart from his percussion skills and workshops he is also famous for vivid reggae music.
Starts: May 13, 20:00. Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €3 (in advance) or €5. Tel: 02/6381-1328, 0907/796-660; www.kzp.sk.
DOG SHOWS: Spring Duodanube CACIB – These two international dog shows present top examples of various breeds. On May 15 the Cruft’s Qualification takes place while on May 16 the Central-East European Dog Show opens, offering free participation for national breeds of this region. At 15:00, highlights of the shows begin on both days.
Starts: May 15-16, 9:00 - 16:00. Expo Incheba, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 02/5249-2298; www.skj.sk.
EXHIBITION: Martin Derner Žánre-Genres – The Cyprián Majerník Gallery shows recent works by Martin Derner, a graphic artist who experiments with the various techniques, forms, and motifs of this genre.
Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00, until May 15. Zichyho Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605.
EXHIBITION: Vida Simon Preserves/Odkladanie/Elrakni – The Canadian visual artist combines various arts in her installation and performance works which, after visiting many countries, now come to Slovakia.
Open: Wed-Sun 14:00-18:00, until May 16. At Home Galley, Šamorín Synagogue, Mliečňanská 5. Admission: free. Tel: 031/5627-999; www. athomegallery.org.
MIROIR NOIR/Čierne Zrkadlo/Black Mirror is the name of an exhibition in the Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery in Liptovský Mikuláš co-organised by the Koloman Sokol Civic Association. It features the work of two individuals – Slovak illustrator, graphic artist and painter Miloš Kopták and Spanish painter Rai Escalé – and presents billboards and posters completed jointly in Barcelona and Bratislava. Their works are available on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00, until June 13. Admission is from €0.50 to €2. For more info, call 044/5514-032 or see www.muzeum.sk/default.php?obj=galeria&ix=gpmblm.
JAZZ FESTIVAL: United Europe Jazz Festival – The 15th International Dixieland Festival begins May 15 on SNP Square – or in the Estrada Hall of the Culture Centre in event of bad weather – and continues with a Dixieland Street Parade, along with various stages featuring school orchestras and a jam session at the Ivan Palúch Theatre. The festival climaxes on May 16 at a gala concert in the Culture Centre.
Starts: May 15-16, from 15:00 till late-night. SNP Square, I. P. Theatre, and PKO. Admission: free. More info: www.pkobb.sk, www.re-culture.eu/divadlo. html.
EXHIBITION: Fairy Tell – An exhibition of female artists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic which concentrates on stories, myths, legends and fairytales, and especially on their underlying messages.
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-20:00, until May 31. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: free. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košická hudobná jar/Svetová huslistka so Sibeliom – The Košice Musical Spring series serves up the World Female Violinist with Sibelius concert featuring András Deák (Hungary) and Sophia Jaffé (Germany) playing Grieg, Sibelius and Wagner.
Starts: May 13, 19:00. Dom Umenia, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.
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EXHIBITION: Sex v tráve/Sex in the Grass – Natural scientists studying the life of insects, including their sexual habits, have photographed it for this display.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30, until May 30. The Spiš Museum, Letná 50. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 053/4423-757; www. muzeumspisa.com.
10. May 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská