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(Source: Courtesy of the Austrian Embassy)


Bratislava CONCERT:

VIENNESE child prodigy Stefan Stroissnig, who has been playing the piano publicly since he was 11, will appear at a concert on November 29, at 18:00, in the Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy in Bratislava, to perform Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude by Franz Liszt, Sonata No 2 Fis Minor by Johannes Brahms, and Gasteiner Sonata by Franz Schubert. Admission is free. For more information, please call 02/5464-1337, or visit


MARTIAL ARTS: An evening combining demonstrations of martial arts like Kung-fu, Aikido, Capoeira, Shaolin, Kendo and others, with a taste of traditional Latin American dance from the Latino Culture Project of Miguel Méndez. Money from ticket sales will go to support children from socially deprived families.

Starts: December 5, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/6383-6776;


OPERA: La Bohéme – An all-time opera favourite, this classical Italian opera by Puccini, conducted by Pavol Selecký and directed by Václav Věžník, introduces audiences to the magical and decadent world of artists.

Starts: December 1, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €5-€25. Tel: 02/2047- 2299;


JAZZ: Petjazz – The 10th anniversary of this jazz festival hosts Martin Valihora & Funk Punk Project, US artist Gail Anderson, the Milo Suchomel Quartet, and Sanyland featuring Zuzana Mikulcová.

Starts: December 2, 19:00; Klub Za zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6 (in advance) - €8 (on the evening). Tel: 02/6381- 1328;


GLASS EXHIBITION: Sklo / Glass is the simple name of this exhibition by famous Czech glassmaker-artist Jan Frydrych, who was a member of the jury of the second year of the Galéria NOVA Prize – SKLO 2009. After beginning his work as a glass-blower, Frydrych became a freelance artist in 1982 and has since received several prizes.

Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until December 5; Galéria NOVA, Baštová 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3039; www.galeria-


BYZANTINE MANUSCRIPTS: Pramene byzantskej tradície na Slovensku / The Sources of Byzantine Tradition in Slovakia – An exhibition consisting primarily of manuscripts and documents, combined with lectures, which shows the roots of Byzantine-Slavic culture and tradition in Slovakia. The lecture on November 30 is connected to the Year of Christian Culture 2010.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until December 3; National Education Centre, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920- 9411; rencie/ vystava_2010.


EXHIBITION: Výber zo zbierky insitného umenia / Selection from the Collection of Naive Art – An exhibition by the National Gallery that has been gradually put together since 1966.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until January 9; Cajlanská 255. Admission: €0.70-€1.70. Tel: 033/ 6404-035;


Banská Bystrica

LIVE MUSIC: Bílé Vánoce Lucky Bílé / The White Christmas of Lucka Bílá is a festive concert by this Czech pop star, who has received several prizes including the Golden Nightingale, and is big in Slovakia.

Starts: December 2, 17:00 and 19:00; Evangelical Church, La-zovná 2. Admission: €30. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321;

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Rezidenti 2010 / Residents 2010 in the new Banská St A Nica contemporary exhibition space, situated inside the town’s functioning railway station, shows the works of Milan Houser (Czech Republic, 3-months Visegrad residence; H-Room), Susan van Hengstum (Netherlands, 2-months travelling residence; It is All Eyes), and Jana Farmanová (Slovakia, 2-weeks painting pilot micro-residence).

Open: during opening hours of the railway station from November 20; Banská Štiavnica railway station. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/835-725; www.banska-



THE FINAL concert by young Roma talents enrolled in the pilot project Pro Donum and Divé maky / Wild Poppies - The Chance for Romani Talents from the Whole of Slovakia, plus 100 local children, takes place on Saturday, December 4, in the Municipal Hall in Jarovnice. It will be the culmination of a year of joint efforts. Admission is free. For more information, please call 02/5244-4074, or visit


ICE REVUE: Pinocchio on Ice – Carlo Collodi’s well-known tale about a wooden boy and his adventures has found a new form: that of a musical on ice.

Starts: December 4, 15:00, and December 5, 11:00 and 15:00; Steel Aréna. Admission: €14.90 -€21.90. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www.

Spišská Nová Ves

EXHIBITION: Baníci tvoria / The Miners Create – This exhibition sums up the 3rd meeting of mining towns and cities of Slovakia, and focuses on the 15th year of the local Folklore Craft Market.

Open: Tue, Fri, Sun 8:00 -16:00 until December 31; Mú-zeum Spiša, Letná 50. Admission: €0.33-€0.66. Tel: 053/4423- 757;

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