CONCERT:THE LEGENDARY Slovak rock/jazz band Collegium Musicum, which plays a fusion of these genres with unbelievable ease and mastery, gives its Novoročný koncert / New Year’s Concert on January 11 in the Big Concert Hall at Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1, Bratislava; tickets cost €15 and are available through Ticketportal. For more information, please visit www.ticketportal.sk or www.collegiummusicum.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE KOPPLOVA vila venue of Trnava’s Ján Koniarek Gallery, at Zelený kríček 3, hosts an exhibition of Miloš Balgavý’s ceramic and pottery works until January 30. His exhibition is named Voľná tvorba & dizajn / Free Creation & Design and the curator is Dana Janáčková. For more information, please visit www.gjk.sk or call 033/ 511-659.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Pocta Lisztovi / Tribute to Liszt – This concert by pianist László Borbély brings works by Franz Liszt including Aux Cypres de la Villa d’Este II: Thrénodie; Bagatelle sans Tonalité (The Fourth Mephistopheles-Waltz); Präludium und Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H / Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H; as well as works by György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen.
Starts: January 11, 19:00; Slovak Radio Concert Hall Dvorana, Zochova 1. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharm.sk, www.even- tim.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Japonský filmový festival 2011 / Japanese Film Festival 2011 – This movie festival presents five Japanese contemporary films, dating from 1987 to 2008 and ranging from poetic romance to epic heroic saga: Seaside Scenes; Divine Sword; Scarred Angels; The Youth of Miss Etsuko Kamiya; and Without Scruples. Films are in Japanese with English subtitles.
Starts: January 12-14; Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5980-0100; www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp/event_jff2011.html.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Voci da Camera – The artists from the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) have arranged a chamber matinée concert consisting of songs by Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms and M. P. Mussorgsky. J. Benci, J. Ďurčo, and D. Hamarová will be accompanied on piano by R. Pechanec and J. Nagy Juhász.
Starts: January 16, 10:30; SND historical building, Hvie- zdoslavovo Square. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2047-2272, 02/2047-2299; www.snd. sk.
EXHIBITION: Palo Macho - Nové v Nove / The New in Nova – Palo Macho works with sheet glass and creates double-sided paintings which become reliefs. This exhibition represents his most recent works.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until January 23; Galéria NOVA, Baštová 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3039; www. galeria-nova.sk.
EXHIBITION: Autoportréty / Self-Portraits – This collection is a selection of self-portraits by Slovak and foreign artists of the younger generation (Lucia Dovičáková, Jarmila Džuppová, Martin Me-licherčík, Alex Mirutziu from Romania, and Erik Šille and Marianne Vlaschits from Austria), showing the issue of identity, public and intimate, in all its aspects.
Open: Monday-Friday 15:00-19:00 from January 10- 21; KROKUS gallery, 1st May Square 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2072-8131; www.krokus- galeria.sk.
ICE-HOCKEY LEAGUE: MsHk DOXXbet Žilina vs MHC Mountfield Martin – These two traditional local rivals meet in the 52nd round of the SLOVNAFT ice hockey Extra League.
Starts: January 14, 17:00; Vojtech Závodský ice hockey stadium, Športová 5. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 041/5621-676; www.mshkzilina.sk.
BENEFIT BALL: Sen a fantázia secesie / Dream and Fantasy of Art Nouveau - The 2nd benefit city ball offers swing, folklore, modern dance and music, and much more.
Starts: January 14, 20:00; ECC, nám. Slobody 3. Admission: €40. Tel: 048/4155-085; www.pkobb.sk
FASHION: Art in the Fashion – In cooperation with the Infiniti media agency and hosted by Jan Kaňourek from Prague, designers Louisa Dvorak (US), Lýdia Kavková (Košice), Baldinini (Italy), Matěj Ruppert and Tereza Černochová (Prague) show audiences their designs.
Starts: January 14, 20:00; Spoločenský pavilón, Trieda SNP 61. Admission: €20. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Kassapoint – This exhibition, a reaction to recent developments in Slovak-Hungarian relations, focuses on national identity and on the historical and ethnic specifics of Košice. Exhibiting artists are of - at least partial - Hungarian origin.
Open: Tue-Sun 16:00-20:00 until January 23; Make Up Gallery, Kasárne Kulturpark, Ku-kučínova 2. Admission: free. More info: www.makeupcol- lective.org.
EXHIBITION: sejfBOOK – A collection of works by young artists from eastern Slovakia that shows recent trends and unconventional works of art, according to the curator Magdaléna Bačová. The project includes 17 authors from the surrounding regions.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:30-18:30 until January 16; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €1. Tel: 051/7725- 423; www.sgpresov.sk.
10. Jan 2011 at 0:00 | Jana Liptáková