Countrywide Events


(Source: B. J. Chowdhury, Courtesy of Shiraz)


THIS YEAR, the One Day Jazz Fest will bring a taste of the Orient: apart from the Martin Valihora Trio (Slovakia) and Gypsy Classic (Hungary) the March 22 event, which takes place in the Slovak Radio building at Mýtna 1, will also feature the Abhijit Banerjee Trio from India, thus comprising a unique cross-over concert of modern Slovak jazz and classical Indian music. The ODJF is jointly organised by M. Valihora and the Shiraz agency. Tickets for the concert, which begins at 19:00, cost €15 and can be bought through or at the venue.

The 4th Indonesian Film Exhibition brings movies like Cin(T)a, Ruma Maida (Maida’s House) and Euphoria, all with English subtitles and simultaneous translation into Slovak. The opening ceremony will include a performance of Balinese traditional music.
Starts: March 22-24, scree-nings at 17:30; Mladosť cine-ma, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Admission: free. Tel: 02/ 5443-5003;

Dancing Puzzle – For the first time this year, different dance styles and studios meet under one roof. The J.M. Bella Conservatory from Banská Bystrica, the Andalucia ensemble, the Tangere Dance Studio, Laban’s Atelier from Bratislava and the host dance company, elledanse, are all represented. The event includes also an Impro-Jam with live improvisations.
Starts: March 23, 20:00 and 21:30 (Impro-Jam); T & D, Mi-letičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 02/5541-0716; www.

Viedeň patrí ženám alebo Páni, sme v obraze! / Vienna belongs to women – The international association of female artists INTAKT has organised a year-round project on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The core of this exhibition is a selection of biographies of famous women.
Open: weekdays 9:00- 16:00 until April 1, Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 7. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464 -1337;

Putovanie do krajiny zázračno / A Journey to the Wonderland – A travelling exhibition with the subtitle Slovak Theatres to Children maps children's theatre, particularly puppet theatre.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until March 27; International House of Art for Children Bibiana, Panská 41. Admission: €0.35-€0.70. Tel: 02/5443 -1308;

5 rokov reštaurovania fotografie na VŠVU / Five years of the restoration of old photographs at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava – This exhibition explains the process and history of restoring old photographs, as taught at the local Academy of Fine Arts.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until April 3; Central Euro-pean House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.

Miro Trubač: Bipolárna súvzťažnosť / Bipolar Correlation – An exhibition by a Trnava native which shows the coexistence of a man and a woman in a common space, in their household, in life.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until April 1; klUb 3, Koppel Villa of Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený krí-ček 3. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511-659;


Slovak Dancer Award – This open competition, seeking to pick the best hip-hop dancer in Slovakia, is hosted by Osťo, a member of the Breakfans dance group.
Starts: March 26, 14:00; Aupark Shopping Centre. Admission: free. More information:

Exotické potvorky / Exotic Small Beasts – This exhibition of tropical insects from the private collection of Michal Zachar from Prievidza showcases diurnal and nocturnal butterflies, attractive species of swallowtail, peacock butterflies, and hawk-moths, mostly from Africa, Asia and South America.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-17:00; Horehronie Museum, Gen. M. R. Štefánik Square 13. Admission: €0.20 -€0.50. Tel: 048/6112-453;


THE FAMOUS Cigánski Diabli (Gypsy Devils) band will play gypsy folk music as well as classical and modern pieces at the Town Sports Hall in Michalovce as part of a concert with rock veteran Robo Grigorov that takes place on March 26 from 19:30. Their recent tour has resulted in a fascinating combination of the artists’ different musical styles.
Collegium Musicum: Speak, Memory Tour – The latest leg of a tour by this legendary Slovak rock band, who recently returned to performing. M. Varga, F. Frešo, F. Griglák are the original members, with only M. Valihora on drums as a new addition. Their music represents a stunning combination of rock, jazz and classical music.
Starts: March 25, 19:00; theatre hall of the House of Culture. Admission: €12. Tel: 057/7755-548; www.

Portréty / Portraits – This exhibition of the works of Bolesław Barbacki (1891-1941), an influential Polish painter, was organised in collaboration with a museum in Nowy Sącz, Prešov’s sister city in Poland.
Open: Tue- Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:30-18:30 until April 3; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 051/ 7725-423;

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