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(Source: ČTK)


Bratislava FESTIVAL:

THE SECOND year of a Bratislava festival celebrating exceptional foreign and Slovak wines, Festival svetových vín, takes place between 16:00 and 19:00 at the Hotel Devín in Bratislava on October 13 and 14. Wines will be presented by oenologists from Israel, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the US, Australia – and by Slovakia’s own Milan Pavelka. For more information, please go to or call 0911/543-994.



MODERN DANCE: Večer moderného tanca / Evening of Modern Dance is an event dedicated to the well-established Bralen dance theatre and its guest, the Bohemia Ballet from Prague.

Starts: October 16, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/6383-6764;


LIVE MUSIC: Oheň a ľad / Fire and Ice – The Bratislava Violin Orchestra is a band composed of nine gifted musicians who, together with soloist Mária Eliášová, will perform a colourful and rich mix of music, from Khachaturian's “Sabre Dance” through national and folk music – including Roma, Greek and Russian – to operetta and jazz.

Starts: October 16, 17:00, Teátro Wüstenrot, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €7-€14. Tel: 02/5022-8530; www.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slávne o- perné árie / Famous Opera Arias - This event dedicated to the singing professor Zlatica Livorová brings a handful of arias, top singers and the Slovak Philharmonic.

Starts: October 11, 19:00; SND historical building. Admission: €10-€12. Tel: 02/2047-5233;


FILM FESTIVAL: X. Bienále animácie Bratislava, BAB 2010 - The Biennale of Animation is the 10th international festival of animated movies for children.

Starts: October 12-17, various venues including exhibitions. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443- 1314;


EXHIBITION: Rozdelené-zjednotené / Divided-United is the name of a collection of photographs prepared by the Institut fuer kulturresistente Gueter that focuses on social transformation and cultural diversity in Europe, showing developments during the 20 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Open: Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-16:00 until October 29; Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 7. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464- 1337;


LIVE MUSIC: Alexandrovci European Tour - The famous Russian Alexandrov ensemble offers the biggest show in its history and has Slovak guests too: Jožo Ráž, Katka Knechtová, Richard Mueller and Rytmus.

Starts: October 15, 19:00; Mestská Športová Hala / Town Sports Hall. Admission: €20-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket-


ART LECTURE: Miro Švolík - Cesta fotografiou / Journey across Photography 1984-2010 – This lecture brings a review and retrospective of the history of photography by this renowned photographer, whose collection of photos is also being exhibited at the gallery.

Starts: October 12, 17:00; Kopplova vila GJK, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: free. Tel: 033/5511- 659;


Banská Bystrica


THE 17TH ANNUAL Banskobystrické hudobné dni / Banská Bystrica Musical Days classical music festival takes place between October 15 and 21. One of the highlights will be the premiere of a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s renowned opera Nabucco, conducted by Marián Vach, directed by Michal Babiak, and starring Martin Babjak, Igor Strojin, Ivan Zvarík, Mária Tomanová and Michaela Adamcová. The opera will be performed in Italian, with Slovak subtitles. For more information, please call 048/2457-101, or go to


MARTIAL ARTS: Shaolin Kung-fu Show – The performance of the world-famous Shaolin monks proves that the combination of meditating Buddhist monks and active fighting heroes is not just a myth, but reality.

Starts: October 13, 19:00; Aré-na, ŠLN 34. Admission: from €4. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket-

Banská Bystrica

EXHIBITION: Plus Minus XXI Reloaded – An exhibition pre-senting the works of selected students of Professor Daniel Fi- scher, e.g. A. Adamíková, E. Bin-der, M. Čorejová, M. Kvetán, E. Miklóšová, C. Poláková, M. Špi-rec, M. Vagač and others. It aims to show the wide spectrum of artistic approaches, strategies and tools in Fischer’s studio.

Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until October 24; Stredoslovenská galéria, Bethlenov dom, Dolná 8. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 048/4701- 615;



FESTIVAL OF MOUNTAIN MOVIES: XVIII. Medzinárodný festival horských filmov – This year’s international festival includes mountain-themed films from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Australia, the UK, USA, Brazil, Peru, Italy and Austria.

Starts: October 15-17; House of Culture. Gerlach Movie Thea- tre. Admission: €1-€3. Tel: 052/ 7721-060;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prešovská hudobná jeseň / Prešov Musical Autumn brings, among other events, a concert by the Košice State Philharmonic conducted by G. Ménesi (Hungary) with J. Burašová on flute, performing Mozart’s Ouverture to Don Giovanni, a concert for flute and orchestra, and Smetana’s symphonic poems from My Country.

Starts: October 13, 19:00; Čierny orol Historical Hall of the PKO, Hlavná 50. Admission: €2.50-€5. Tel: 051/7723-741 – 2;

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