Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: THE EXHIBITION “Detaily a záznamy“ of Slovak artist Marcel Sedlák in the GUBA Gallery, Galvaniho 7B, in Bratislava shows the current state of his artistic perception: free of final determinations and indications of the unchangeable, instead he builds a register of manifold and colourful interpretation in his pictures. The exhibition can be seen Mondays through Sundays, 8:00-19:00 until August 27. For more info, please go to www.guba.sk. <
DANCE: The Dunajský pohár 2010 – Danube Cup is a competition in classical ballroom and Latin (ballroom) dances that culminates in a Gala programme at 19:30.
Starts: August 14 and 15, 10:00-19:30; Sibamac aréna. Admission: €10-€35. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.donaucup.sk.
CONCERT: Pocta slobode / Tribute to Freedom – This concert is already a tradition at the Devín Castle, and this year it brings legendary singer, musician and rebel Sinead O’Conor and Czech and Slovak musicians (Jana Kirschner, David Koller).
Starts: August 14, 18:00; Devín. Admission: €29-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk.
ATTEMPT AT RECORDS: Polus City Centre and the Book of Slovak Records/Kniha slovenských rekordov have prepared several Mondays of record attempts, one of them on August 9 when the record for the Fastest "Dutch" Stock-car Driver will be challenged; Maroš Kramár will be present with his family's vintage car, and also other antique vehicles will be shown.
Starts: August 9, 16:00; the small square in front of the Polus shopping mall. Admission: free. More info: www.kalendarakcii.bratislava.sk.
EXHIBITION: 50 rokov talianskej módy - 50 Years of Italian Fashion – Within the Dolce Vitaj Italian festival in Slovakia, this exhibition shows clothes as well as pictures depicting 50 years of the story called “Haute Couture Made in Italy “.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until August 29; Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Admission: €2-€3.50. Tel: 02/5443-3627, www.gmb.sk.
EXHIBITION: Rasťo Trizma – Biele (White) – Trizma has made space installations of statues from plaster casts, busts and model of fictitious countries that attempt to be free of everything redundant, decorative, of details and expressive appearance.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until September 3; SPP Gallery, Mlynské Nivy 44/C. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6262-4203; www. spp.sk.
ETHNO FESTIVAL: Cigánsky bašavel – Roma Bashavel (Feast) – Open-air festival that marks also the 5th year of the Divé maky/Wild Poppies project which helps develop Roma talents in children, is the public presentation of the children’s works and also an attraction due to guests like Gipsy.cz, Terne Čhave, Traja Brizani, Ida Kelarová, Roma theatre, typical meals, Roma crafts, etc.
Start: August 14, 14:00 (concerts from 19:00); Červený kameň castle. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk, www.divemaky.sk.
HISTORY REVIVED: Tradície bez hraníc / Traditions without Borders – This year, the event presenting historical games and events will be extended to three days, and enhanced with a summer traditional market and Theresian Crafts' Yard. The event will bring Czech bands Argema, Chinaski and Hradišťan.
Starts: August 13-15 from 14:00; Holíč Castle. Admission: €4-€13. Tel: 034/6685-155; www. ticketart.sk; www.holic.sk.
POPULAR SHOW: Obrie bábky / Giant Puppets – The theatre in the open air brings, within the Cultural Summer, weird figures on stilts in fanciful costumes, fairytales in the street, and humour for all.
Starts: August 14, 10:00; SNP Square. Admission: free. Tel: 048/4156-051; www.pkobb.sk.
BAROQUE IN MUSEUM: Z baroka / From the Baroque – This summer and autumn, Budatín Castle offers architecture, art, music and literature of this period in Žilina Region through this exhibition.
Open: Mon 8:00-15:30, Tue-Sun 8:00-16:30; Topoľová 1. Admission: €0.70-€1.50. Tel: 041/ 5001-511; www. pmza.sk.
THE INTERNATIONALLY famous folklore ensemble Lúčnica will perform in Svidník's amphitheatre on August 14 with its already popular Mladosť a krása/Youth and Beauty show. Children under 100 centimetres get free entry, while wheelchair-reliant visitors with a companion can come for €1. For more info, please go to www.lucnica.sk.
FOLKLORE FESTIVAL: Hornotoryský folklórny festival – Upper-Torysa Folklore Festival brings bands like Drišľak and Vidiek on Friday, shows of folk dances on Saturday and lessons in Krivany- and various Slovak folk dances, competition and show of talents, on Sunday.
Starts: August 13-15; amphitheatre Krivany. Admission: €2-€15 (for all three days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal. sk; www.krivany.sk.
EXHIBITION: Giovanni Canova: Nádoba a obsah – Vessel and Contents – The exhibition in Vojtech Loeffler Museum shows work, modern paintings and items, of a graduate of the Art Academy in Venice.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until August 29; Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.17-€0.66. Tel: 055/6223-073; www.cassovia.sk/ vlmuzeum.
9. Aug 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská