Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT: The Czech band Čechomor, which is also very popular in Slovakia, plays old folk or traditional pieces in modern arrangements, as well as composing its own songs. It has launched the Viamont DSP Train Tour 2010 within which it is playing at train stations in several Czech and Slovak towns and cities. On September 1, at 17:00, it will play at Bratislava’s disused Filiálka railway station (near Trnavské mýto). Tickets, at €8 each, can be obtained through www.ticketportal.sk.
FOOTBALL: Slovakia vs. Macedonia – This international football match is a qualifier for the 2012 European Cup.
Starts: September 3, 20:30; Pasienky football stadium. Admission: €7.50-€120. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.futbalsfz.sk.
DISCO MUSIC: Soul Food – DJs Metys & Miko (gramo rokkaz) will feed both fans and interested visitors with soul and hip-hop tunes.
Starts: August 30, 19:30; Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16. Admission: ?????. Tel: 0905/865-566; www.nuspirit.sk.
EXHIBITION: Mexiko dnes / Mexico Today – Exhibition of contemporary Mexican photographs and photographers like D. Pinzón, C. Cazalis, M. Klint, G. Iturbide, L. Grobet, P. Meyer, M. Dellekamp and others who show their homeland through the lens of their cameras.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00, until September 5; Central European House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk.
EXHIBITION: Valeri Cenov-paintings and Rumen Michajlov-plastic art – This exhibition by two outstanding Bulgarian artists show the past as well as the present of their country. Cenov often uses the style of icons and women as the motif of his works; Michajlov portrayed heroes of literature and art, as well as bullfights.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00; Bulgarian Culture Institute, Jesenského 7. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-0140; www.bulkis.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Lodenica 2010 – The Dock 2010 Music festival brings a weekend of Czech and Slovak country music (a genre which has become popular in Slovakia, developing its own unique style) with bands like Kamelot, Bokomara, Jan a František nedvěd, Druhá tráva, Cop, Wabi Daněk, Nezmari, Bukasový masív, etc.
Starts: August 26, 16:00 (continues till August 28); Autocamp Piešťany. Admission: €15 (one day) to €20 (for all three days). Tel: 032/7773-057; www.lodenica.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Motofest – Fans of hard rock as well as bikers can enjoy the music of bands like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Kabát, Rammstein, etc. For culture-lovers, the festival will also feature a ‘Miss Wet T-Shirt’ competition.
Starts: September 3-4, 10:00; Nová Pláž (New Beach). Admission: €5 for both days. More info: www.clubliquid.eu.
EXHIBITION: The Silence exhibition by Ingrid Višňovská further develops her tendency towards sculpting ways of thinking and perception, focusing on de-materialisation and use of new technologies and non-traditional forms (e.g. laser, UV light, heat, kinetics, etc.).
Open: Tue/Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until September 5; Synagóga - Ján Koniarek Gallery - Halenárska 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 033/5514-657; www.gjk.sk.
FOLKLORE: Lúčnica a Mostár – This show brings together what is probably Slovakia’s most famous non-professional folklore ensemble, Lúčnica, and the local folklore group Mostár.
Starts: August 30, 20:00; Aréna Brezno (ice hockey stadium). Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.brezno.sk.
EXHIBITION: Rastislav Bero - Dvíham oči k horám / I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains – An exhibition of photographs by Bero, an architect by profession but a passionate photographer by choice, whose greatest love is the leitmotif of this show: the mountains, the Slovak countryside and its changing appearance.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until August 31; Slovak National Gallery, SNP Square 1. Admission: €1-€2.70. Tel: 045/533 1337; www.sng.sk.
AIR SHOW: Aerovíkend Košice 2010 – This year’s international aeronautics day will bring, among other participants, the Flying Bulls team from Salzburg (sponsored by Red Bull) to the Museum of Aviation at Košice Airport.
Starts: September 4-5, from 9:00; Museum of Aviation, Košice Airport. Admission: €3 (Sunday) - €5 (Saturday, including concert by IMT Smile). Tel: 0911/903-756, www.retroair.sk.
DISCO MUSIC: Tiesto Prešov – The famous DJ who has entranced Bratislava will come to the east of Slovakia to perform at the City Sports Hall in Prešov as part of his Kaleidoscope World Tour with a 3-hour party.
Starts: August 31, 20:00; Mestská športová hala. Admission: €25-€39. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.podujatie.sk.
30. Aug 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská