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(Source: Romathan ensemble, ČTK)



THE DANCE group Dragúni and a music-dance group from Parchovany will teach people to perform lively Roma dances as part of the Tanečný dom/House of Traditional Dance project. The lessons in traditional Roma dances from Petrovany, Szatmár and Budapest will be held on October 1 in Bratislava’s DK Zrkadlový háj, enhanced by performances by M. Noga and the Athe Sam Ensemble from Hungary. Tickets cost €5-€7 and can be bought at the Zrkadlový háj Culture House, tel. 02/6383-6764.


JAZZ MUSIC: Jana Bezek Trio – The Polish ensemble playing piano (J. Bezek), double bass (W. Szwugier) and drums (D. Stankiewicz) will show its repertoire in the Nu Spirit music club.

Starts: September 29, 21:00; NU Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: free. Tel: 0917/304-801;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Tri oriešky pre Richarda Rikkona / Three nuts for Richard Rikkon is a concert of classical and modern pieces on piano, where Rikkon is accompanied by students of the Elementary Artistic School.

Starts: September 30, 18:00; CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Admission: €5-€8. Tel: 02/6382-4390;; www.ticket-


FILM FESTIVAL: Filmový festival inakosti 2010 / 2010 Otherness Film Festival is a non-commercial screening of Slovak and foreign gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual films which form the history of queer cinematography.

Starts: September 29-October 3, FK (Film Club) Nostalgia, FK 35mm; October 4-5 Palace Cinemas Aupark. Admission: €5 (for the whole festival in advance) - €8 (at the door). More info:


ART FESTIVAL: Bratislava Art Festival - A unique event bringing the best of the visual art scene to the public.

Starts: September 30-October 6, SNG, art galleries, Eurovea. Admission: varies. Tel: 02/ 5441-3316;


EXHIBITION: After Hours / Individual Stories is an exhibition showing artists from Santa Ana and Slovak artists in America, thus comparing the local scene with Bratislava; in cooperation with the Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art and the US Embassy in Slovakia.

Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until October 10; Galéria Z, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/468- 776;


EXHIBITION: France - Gabriela Luptáková – This exhibition elevates pottery and ceramics from a perfectly mastered craft to art and ceramic design.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until October 4; K. Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3927; www.


EXHIBITION: Retrospektívna výstava ilustrácií / Retrospective Exhibition of Illustrations – Renowned Polish book illustrator Zdislav Witwicki’s works will be shown to the public at the local library.

Open: 8.30-18:00 until October 24; Mestská knižnica, Školská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 033 / 7725- 982;, www.


Banská Bystrica

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: Barbakan 2010 – This multi-cultural and multi-genre festival consist of three part: music, film and fine art, and takes place at Bethlen House (the Plus Mínus XXVI exhibition), at the SNP Museum, and the I. Palúch Theatre (film section), as well as in Klub 77 and Cult Club (music section) offering, for example, movies such as the Polish film 'Offový', and musical groups like Pjoni & Ink Midget.

Starts: September 30-October 3. Admission: €8 (for the whole movie section; other prices vary). More info:


EXHIBITION: Miroslav Nicz - Pokus 0 /Attempt Zero... – This exhibition combines action (current as well as recorded) with text-art in a performance confronting art and reality.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until October 10; Považská galéria umenia, M.R. Štefánika 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 041/ 5622-522;




THE KONVERGENCIE music festival, embracing and combining all types of music, has moved from the capital to Košice, offering, among others, Svjati, Concertante, Astor Piazzola & Tango Allea, Vrbovskí víťazi, and Roma ballads by Ida Kellarová & Škampovo kvarteto, at the Kasárne/Kulturpark venue or in St Elisabeth’s Cathedral from September 29 to October 3. For more information, go to www.konvergencie. sk or


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Koncert Józefa Serafina – Within the 40th International Ivan Sokol Organ Festival, the Polish virtuoso will play Bruhns, Bach, Alain, Grešák, and Reubke.

Starts: September 28, 18:00; Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of Seven Sorrows. Admission: voluntary. More info:


DOCUMENTARY: Rusnaci – A documentary project showing the past and the current life of expatriates of Ruthenian ethnicity from the vicinity of the Starina water dam through period pictures, videos, songs, but also via new documents.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00 until October 8; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/464-384; www.

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