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(Source: Sme - Tomáš Benedikovič)



Every last Friday in the month, a bike ride is organised around the centre of Bratislava called Critical Mass. It lasts 90 minutes at the most and the pace is relatively sedate. The aim is to show that cyclists belong to the city and are equal road users. People can join the next ride in the capital on April 29 at 18:00, beginning at SNP Square. Participation is free. For more info, please go to www.criticalmass.sk.


MINORITY FESTIVAL: Týž-deň nových menšín / New Minorities Week – The sixth year of this festival includes a performance of Emigrantes in the Meteorit Theatre on April 28 and The Queensday on April 30 in the Dunaj Culture Centre. The week comprises workshops, music, the opening of an art exhibition and live concerts including a performance by the Allstar Refjúdží Band on May 1.

Starts: April 28-May 4; several venues. Admission: various. More info: www. citylife.sk and www. kcdunaj.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Ruggero Robin & AMC Trio – Ruggero Robin is an Italian guitar player with exquisite mastery of the instrument who has cooperated with many pop, rock and jazz musicians. AMC Trio draws on a diversity of musical inspirations.

Starts: April 29, 20:00; Hla-va XXII, Bazová 9. Admission: €7. More info: hlava22.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Bossanova - Lazaro & Boris Čellár – Within another of his projects, guitar player Boris Čellár has invited the Cuban singer and instrumentalist Lazaro de Jesus Hodelina to complete a band performing playful, slightly jazzy Brazilian rhythms.

Starts: April 27, 19:00; Loď Theatre, Tyršovo Embankment. Admission: €7. Tel: 0903/449-650; www. lodteatro.sk.


EXHIBITION: Igor N. Kalinauskas Silin - Spirit, Flesh, Blood – The theatre director, who became a musician, philosopher and painter, exhibits his mostly abstract works focusing on his spiritual perception of the world.

Open: Evenings until May 11; lobby of the new building of the Slovak National Theatre. Admission: free. More info: www.snd.sk.

Nové Zámky

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Komorné koncerty / Chamber Concerts – Jozef Lupták on cello and Ivan Šiller on piano play, within the House Concerts series, works by Schubert, Martinů, Bartók and Stravinsky.

Starts: April 28, 18:00; Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Bjoernsonova 1. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.galerianz.sk.


JAZZ MUSIC: Spring Jazz Days – This year the renowned jazz festival will play in several venues. The Komárno Concert Hall offers the local Komárňanský Dixieland Band, singer Katka Koščová and Hungarian band Budapest Bár.

Starts: April 28, 17:30; Gen. Klapka Square. Admission: free. More info: hudba. zoznam.sk.



THE STATE Chamber Orchestra / Štátny komorný orchester conducted by Leoš Svárovský celebrates spring with a Veľkonočný concert / Easter Concert in which it performs the oratory works of Mozart, Hummel and Mascagni. The festive concert takes place on April 28 at 19:00 in the House of Art Fatra in Dolný val 47 in Žilina. Tickets cost €8-€11 and can be purchased through www.navstevnik.sk. For more information, please call 041/2451-111 or go to www.skozilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Jarný koncert / Spring Concert - Within the 51st Banská Bystrica Musical Spring Jaroslav Pehal sings bass and Branislav Malatinský performs on piano the works of Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert, and Ján Cikker’s adaptations of Slovak folk songs.

Starts: April 27, 18:00; Central-Slovak Museum, SNP 4. Admission: €7. Tel: 048/ 4156-052; www.pkobb.sk


CIRCUS: Cirkus Aleš – Marking the onset of warmer weather, circus artists have already set out on tour. Cirkus Aleš offers trained beasts of prey, buffaloes and other attractions.

Starts: April 25, 11:00, 14:00 and 17:00. Admission: €7 -€12. Tel: 0902/401-090; www. cirkus-ales.sk.



EXHIBITION: Francúzska klasická moderna / Classic Modern Art from France – After being shown in Bratislava, this exhibition, which was put together with the help of the French Institute in Slovakia, introduces the works of a range of artists, many of which have never been seen in Slovakia before.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until May 29; Východo-slovenská galéria, Hlavná 27. Admission: €2. Tel: 055/6817 -511; www.vsg.sk.


EXHIBITION: Zlatý súdok / Golden Keg – The 17th year of this international competition of cartoons, focused on the motif of beer, display a wide variety of perceptions.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:30-18:30; Šarišská ga-léria, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 051/7725-423; www.sgpresov.sk. www. muzeum.sk.

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