SEVEN Films of Akira Kurosawa – This film festival, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Japanese director, brings a range of his films to the Mladosť cinema in Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava. Between February 28 and March 2 movies such as Stray Dog (Nora inu), Heaven and Hell (Tengoku to jigoku) and Kurosawa’s masterpiece Rashomon will be screened. Admission is free; for more info (in Slovak) please visit www.kamdomesta.sk, or call 02/5443-5003 (Kino Mladosť) or 02/5980-0101 (Japanese Embassy).
FLAMENCO: Bajani Flamenca – Flamenco Guitar - An evening full of flamenco and Spanish flair, with Morenito de Triana, aka Stanislav Kohútek, finalist of an international flamenco guitar competition.
Starts: March 2, 19:00; Divadlo na lodi, Tyršovo embankment. Admission: €6. Tel: 0917/505-055; www. adylod.sk.
MUSICAL: Báthoryčka – The famous life story of the noblewoman who became a torturer – or the victim of scheming noblemen, depending on who you believe – has been turned into an original Slovak musical; by Henrich Leško, with libretto by Jana Kákošová.
Starts: March 5, 19:00; No- vá scéna theatre, Živno-stenská 1. Admission: €11-€16. Tel: 02/2048-8500; www.nova- scena.sk.
BEAUTY CONTEST: Miss Universe SR Finals 2011 – The contest to find the most beautiful woman in Slovakia climaxes on March 5: from 13 finalists, Miss Universe Slovakia will be chosen.
Starts: March 5, 20:00; Si-bamac Aréna, NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €9. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ntc.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Denamit Design Days – The founding members of the Denamit civic association – L. Bartková, M. Bednárová, S. Janišová, L. Sršňová, L. Viková and their guests K. Czikorová, M. Slováková and J. Gulyás – present their ambitious designs and the stories of their creation.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 6; Galéria Médium, VŠVU, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5942-8570; www.vsvu.sk/galeria_medium.
EXHIBITION: Dievča pre všetko / The Girl for Everything – A group of art students were tasked with making a universal vessel: a ‘Gofer’, or Girl for Everything. Each came up with a different response: P. Ďuriš, K. Korbeličová, D. Popolitova (Estonia), J. Gabriš, L. Regasková, M. Borkowska (Poland), F. Plačko, and Š. Strapko made all kinds of items, from a girl’s body to a classical urine vessel.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00- 18:00; Galéria Nova, Baštová 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443 -3039; www.galeria-nova.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Dan Bárta – Together with the Robert Balzar Trio, this respected singer and songwriter offers a select choice of his own work, as well as re-mastered pieces by various performers.
Starts: March 2, 19:00; The Old Theatre of Karol Spišák. Admission: €12. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION/MUSEUM: Rybolov starého Žitného ostrova / Fishing on Old Žitný Island – This exhibition presents the traditions of this region on the Danubian Plain.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-16:00 until March 12; Žitnoostrovné múzeum, Yellow Chateau, Múzejná 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 031/ 5522-402; www.muzeum.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Desmod - Mega Show – With Rocksanna supporting, the popular Slovak group Desmod stop in Lučenec to perform their famous hits.
Starts: March 5, 18:00; Sports Hall Fair-ground, Jirás-kova 12. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk.
DJ PARTY: Paul van Dyk – The world-famous DJ and music producer gives his first Slovak club concert, with Michael Burian and residents DJ Dave and DJ Pico supporting.
Starts: March 5, 21:00; Mi-nistry of Fun. Admission: €47 - €97. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
THE CARNIVAL / Shrove Procession and workshops – called Hainal – in Svätý Anton offer many events, from a balloon flight, tasting of pig-sticking products, fried cakes, Art Kruh and Mauro Arabia performances, various workshops and a folk ballroom-dance with regional music. They take place between March 3 and 5, from 10:00 at various sites. Some events are free, workshops cost €10-€15. For more information, please call 0903/441 -114; or visit www.svatyanton.sk.
GUIDED TOURS: Tajomstvá bočných uličiek / Secrets of the Alleyways – Roaming through the streets of Košice, you will be shown things you would never expect, like freemasons’ halls, cubism, subterranean cellars, etc.
Starts: March 5, 17:00 (in English); in front of the Scientific Library, Hlavná 10. Admission: €1.50 (at the MiC in OD Dargov), or €1.99 on the day. Tel: 055/161-86; www. mickosice.sk.
BOTANICAL GARDEN: Záhadný svet mušlí / The Mysterious World of Shells – This exhibition presents more than 1,000 sea and land snails, corals, starfish, etc.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until March 6; Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-676; www.upjs.sk/pracoviska/botanicka-zahrada.
28. Feb 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská