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Bratislava EXHIBITION:

IN THE Bratislava City Gallery/Galéria mesta Bratislava, an exhibition opened on the occasion of the issuance of a special postage stamp dedicated to the work of famous Slovak painter, graphic artist and illustrator Albín Brunovský, called V Zrkadle času – In the Mirror of Time. Until September 12, visitors can view his illustrations, especially from the Modrá kniha rozprávok/The Blue Book of Fairytales, from Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 18:00, in the Pálffy Palace. For more info, please call 02/5443-3627 or see


LIVE JAZZ: Famous Slovak musician Oskar Rózsa and the Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited gig in the Nu Spirit Club; DJ Kinet will follow, with more musical entertainment.

Starts: June 30, 20:00. Šafárikovo nám. 7. Admission: €5. Tel: 0917/304-801; www.


OPEN-AIR CINEMA: In the Horský park (Mountain Park) forest cinema, every Friday, June through August, 30 movies will be shown in 12 screenings, sometimes even with their authors present. The Film Club Nostalgia will send more info on request. On July 2, short movies will be presented and some famous and successful Slovak documentaries.

Starts: July 2, 20:30. Lesné kino in front of the Horský Park warden’s building. Admission: €2. Tel: 0918/700-555; www.nos-


EXHIBITION: Júlia Kunovská – Drôt a plech/Wire and Metal Plate 1985-2010. The exhibition of interior items and jewels of this Slovak designer create a 15-year retrospective of her work.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until July 2., Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3927;


EXHIBITION: Víza k slobode - Visa to Freedom, Spanish Diplomats and Holocaust – The Podhradie exposition of the Slovak National museum, the Spanish Embassy and Casa Sefarad-Israel offer an exhibition describing the help of Spanish diplomats to Jews and other Holocaust victims.

Open: Wed-Mon 10:00-17:00 until July 11 (except for July 5). Žižkova 16. Admission: €1.66-€3.32. Tel: 02/5920-7212; www.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Krásna nočná hudba - Beautiful Night Music - A concert of music by G. Fauré, J. Sibelius and I. Gar-vanský performed by H. Gulya- sová, T. Šelc as soloists, D. Belancová on organ, the Association of Bratislava Symphonists and the Technik choir.

Starts: June 30, 20:30; Franciscan Church. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 0903/837-051; www. technik.


RELIGIOUS MUSIC: Musica sacra 2010 – The festival of religious music culminates with a concert dedicated to the memory of Ss Cyril and Methodius performed by Dámsky komorný ochester (Ladies Chamber Orchestra) and the Mixed Choir KYRILLO-METHODEON with works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Bortňanský, Ladižinský and Novosyolova.

Starts: July 4, 19:00. Piarist Church of St. Ladislaus. Admission: free. For more info see:


EXHIBITION: Jean-Marie Fort – An exhibition by this French naive painter in the mansion of Small-Carpathian Education Centre/Malokarpatské osvetové stredisko.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until June 30. Horná 20. Admission: free. Tel: 033/6433489;


EXHIBITION Dialógy 010 by famous Slovak painter, illustrator and graphic artist Karol Ondreička is being shown in the Galéria u sediaceho anjela/At the Sitting Angel Gallery in Kežmarok. It is a retrospective of this artist’s colourful and diverse works. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00-17:00 until July 15. For more info, please call 052/4522-153 or see

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: OUTBREAK EUROPE – This international event, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, will bring bboy performances (commercially known as break-dance) and battles in various categories, graffiti-jam, hip-hop workshops, exhibitions and much more.

Starts: July 2-4, 13:00-18:00. Europa Culture Centre/Europa Shopping Centre on July 4. Admission: €20 (in advance) or €23 for the entire event. Tel: 0908/548-399;


OPEN-AIR OPERA: Joan of Arc – Giuseppe Verdi. An opera staged in the open air in the courtyard of Zvolen Castle. In the event of bad weather, the J. G. Tajovský Theatre will be the venue.

Starts: July 3, 20:00; Nádvorie Zámku. Admission: €7-€10. Tel: 0907/808-871;



LIVE MUSIC: Dobrý festival 2010 – The Good Festival 2010. The 4th year of this arts festival shows the best of the Slovak musical scene: Iné Kafe, Desmod, IMT Smile, Vidiek, Peter Nagy, Chikilikitua, and others and also offers theatre, a programme for children and martial arts.

Starts: July 3-4; Delňa lido. Admission: €11. Tel: 0905/273- 318;


GUIDED TOUR: Osobnosti Košíc – Košice Personalities. The results of the popular poll Naj-Košičan všetkých čias/The Best Košice Inhabitant of All Times with M. Kolcun at 16:30 on July 3 is available also in English. Tickets can be purchased in OD Dargov.

Starts: July 3, 16:30; Vedecká knižnica, Hlavná 10. Admission: €1.50 in advance, €1.99 on the day.

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