Countrywide Events


(Source: SITA)


Bratislava HORSE RACES:

THE TRADITIONAL Sunday horse races in the Petržalka district of Bratislava offer two major competitions on August 29: the Prize of the Turf, a flat race for 1st category horses over 3 years old covering 2,400 metres, and the 20th European Championship for female amateur jockeys, which begin at 14:00 at the Petržalka-Ovsište, Starohájska 29. Ticket prices range from €0.70 to €1.40. In the picture, Innovator and jockey Martin Srnec at the 18th Slovak derby in Petržalka.


LIVE MUSIC: Team de Azúcar – This band from Cuba will perform at the Magio bar on the Magio (T-Com) Beach on the Petržalka bank of the Danube River, bringing its exotic melodies to the closing days of the Slovak summer.

Starts: August 28, 20:00-22:00, Magio pláž. Admission: free. More info:


REGGAE FESTIVAL: Uprising Reggae Festival – Bands and musicians like Alborosie, Dub Incorporation, Panjabi MC, Cali, MC Zulu, A.M.O, Haf & Beyuz & La3no Cubano, Kokoro, and many more will bring the flair of the Caribbean to Zlaté Piesky, including capoiera, sports and games as well as exotic cuisine.

Starts: August 27-28, Zlaté Piesky. Admission: €23 (limited series of 2-day tickets). More info:


EXHIBITION: András Cséfalvay – Answered Prayers. This exhibition brings the solo works of the Oskár Čepan 2009 Prize laureate. For this gallery, he chose video-installation as his medium.

Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-17:00 until August 28; Galéria MEDIUM-VŠVU, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5942-8570; ria_medium.


EXHIBITION: Ján Rombauer – Levoča – Petrohrad – Prešov. This exhibition, made in cooperation with the Šariš Gallery in Prešov, shows the breadth of the work of this painter in the context of early 19th century art in Hungary and Russia, offering a comprehensive overview.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until August 29; Slovak National Gallery, Riečna 1. Admission: €1.30-€3.50. Tel: 02/5443-4587;


EXHIBITION: Mladé európske umenie – Young European Art features 90 artists from nine countries – Austria, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia – showcasing their art in the Bratislava City Gallery.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00; Mirbach Palace, Františ-

kánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€3.50. Tel: 02/5443-1556-8;


JAZZ MUSIC: Jazz na korze – Jazz enlivens every Friday in August at the Nitra “korzo”, the pedestrian zone under the musical clock. Apart from the Ego Group, there is also a musical surprise prepared for passers-by and fans, together with wine tasting and cakes – jazzovníks.

Starts: August 27, 19:00- 23:00, Nitra pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info:; www.nit-


STATUES EXHIBITION: Socha piešťanských parkov – The Statues of Piešťany Park. The 28th year of this exhibition is installed in the gallery and in the park surrounding the Fontána cultural centre.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 12; Fontána Centre Beethovenova 1. Admission: free. More info: www.fon-, www.socha-


Banská Bystrica

AMNÉSIS, an exhibition by Ladislav Pálmai in the Central Slovak Gallery in Banská Bystrica (Vila Dominika Skuteckého, Horná 55), is an installation of artworks by this young author which contemplate symbols from Jewish and Christian mysticism while based on Plato’s idealism. The works approach transcendentalism, spiritual levels of life, and the imaginary breaking down of walls dividing individual worlds and evil from good. Ticket price: €0.50 to €1.50.


FOLKLORE: Maľovanie na sklo – This workshop, led by employees of the museum, will teach people how to paint on glass.

Starts: August 31, 10:00; Ethnographic Museum of the SNM, Malá hora 2. Admission: €1-€2 for the exposition. Tel: 043/4131- 011-12,

Rimavská Sobota

EXHIBITION: Juraj Puchovský – Kunsthaus (The House of Art) is a symbolic name of the place where art is born, preserved, and where it dies...

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until August 31; The Town Gallery, Main Square/Hlavné námestie 5. Admission: €0.70. Tel: 047/5624- 351; mgrs.



ETHNO MUSIC: Leto v parku 2010 – After-Phuricane is a concert of a grouping that stemmed from a project aimed at finding old Roma songs, music and non-professional singers and it will bring ethno, Roma and mixed music played by professionals and others, distinguished by the enthusiasm of its performers.

Starts: August 29, 19:30, Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6854 -299;


BOTANICAL GARDEN: Citrusy, tropický hmyz a plazy – The Citrus, Tropical Insects and Reptiles exhibit in the Botanical Garden is a summer version of a trip to explore exotic places.

Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-17:00 until August 29; Botanical Garden UPJŠ, Mánesova 23. Admis–

sion: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-667;

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