Western SLOVAKIABratislava> EXHIBITION: THE EXHIBITION and information point SATELIT in Bratislava offers both children and playful adults a collection of toys from a competition among secondary schools and colleges along with works by professionals. The contest was held in 2009 by the Slovak Centre of Design and the exhibition includes more than 70 different kinds of toys, books by graphic designer K. Prudil, and a children’s corner where visitors can play. The exhibition called Čas na hru/Time for Play was successfully presented at the International Book Fair in Bologna, Italy. For more info, call 0918/110-247 or visit www.sdc.sk.
RELIGIOUS MUSIC: Dni starej hudby – The Days of Early Music/Musica Religiosa festival culminates with a concert by the Russian Patriarchal Choir conducted by Anatoly Grindenko with Russian sacral songs from the 16th to 19th centuries, mostly psalms and anonymous songs.
Starts: June 14, 19:00. Holy Trinity Church. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 02/5443-0998; www. earlymusic.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Jarné Bratislavské jazzové dni - Three months of the Spring Bratislava Jazz Days finish in the traditional venue with a performance by world renowned blues musician John Mayall and his New Band, together with Luboš Andršt and his Blues Band, featuring Peter Lipa and others.
Starts: June 19, 19:00. PKO Nábrežie arm. gen. L. Svobodu 9. Admission: €37-€42. Tel: 02/5293- 1572; www.bjd.sk, www.ticket- portal.sk.
FLAMENCO: Flamenco por Tango – The musical and dance evening combines styles of flamenco, Tango Argentino, gypsy dances from Transylvania, and Oriental dance presented by lecturers, soloists and students.
Starts: June 17, 19:00. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6383-6764; www.kzp.sk.
EXHIBITION: Dokonalosť – Perfection is the presentation of the studio from the Department of KIM at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava lead by Ilona Németh.
Open: Tue and Thurs 12:00-19:00, Mon, Wed and Fri-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 18. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5942- 8570; www.vsvu.sk/galeria_ medium.
EXHIBITION: Inšpirácia papierom/Objekt a šperk – Inspired by Paper/Object and Jewel is an exhibition of works focusing on paper as a medium and artistic form and concept. It includes 18 artists from Slovakia and 5 other European countries.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:00 until June 22. Galéria X, Zámočnícka 5. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/751-731; www.facebook.com/GaleriaX.
FEAST OF ROSES: THE PARK and mansion in Dolná Krupá hosts the third year of the Feast of Roses/Slávnosť ruží with a rich cultural programme on June 19 and 20. The event is organised to commemorate Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková, whose rose garden near the mansion was at its height at the beginning of the 20th century. Slávnosť ruží offers discussions with R. Geschwind and M. H. Choteková, both famous experts on rose cultivation, and also presents the musical tradition of the mansion – connected in the past with Beethoven – that now operates as a museum of music. For more info, call 02/5972-4212 or see www.snm.sk/?o-muzeu-krupa.
EXHIBITION: Karol Pichler – Erik Binder a Stano Masár. This exhibition in the Representation Halls of the Nitra Gallery brings together – thanks to the Slovak National Gallery and other public and private institutions – a retrospective of the works of these artists.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until July 4. Žup. námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-€0.70. Tel: 037/ 657-96; www.nitrianska-galeria. sk.
WORKSHOP: The Wall – umenie na hranici – Art on the Border. Together with the Polish Gallery BWA in Bielsko-Biala, the gallery offers a project of street art and graffiti that ends with a workshop open to all. Those who wish to participate should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition lasts until September 11.
Starts: June 19. Liptovská Galéria Petra Michala Bohúňa, Tranovského 3. Admission: free. Tel: 044/5522-758; www.galeria- lm.sk.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Žiarislav - Drevnotepy – A concert with singing to the tones of hand-made instruments of natural materials and ancient Slovak instruments. Most of the songs and melodies have been composed by Žiarislav himself. The concert seeks to revive old Slovak and Slavonic music .
Starts: June 15, 19:00. Komorné divadlo PKO, budova ECC. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/4156-051; www.pkobb.sk.
ETHNIC FOLKLORE: Slávnosti kultúry Rusínov-Ukrajincov Slovenska – The Celebrations of the Culture of Ruthenians- Ukrainians of Slovakia. A tradition of feasts in the Pentecost period since the 15th century is reflected in a series of seminars, masses, conferences, cultural and folklore events, and a market.
Starts: June 19-20. Town Amphitheatre. Admission: free. Contact: www.svidnik.sk.
CANINE COMPETITION: Staromestské kultúrne leto – Within the Old-Town Cultural Summer in Košice several events will take place, including a series of dog competitions “For the Best Head”, “The Most Beautiful Couple”, “Show Your Skills” and others. There is also a cultural programme for humans.
Starts: June 19, 8:00. City Park – opposite the Post 2 building. Admission: Free for audience. Tel: 055/6419-231; www.kosice.sk.
14. Jun 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská