THE TWO current exhibitions at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo, near Bratislava, present the works of Hungarian artist Ilona Keserü Ilona, in Colour - Joy - Picture (an extract from which is pictured above), and Slovak artist Rudolf Sikora, in At Last Man Knows. Both exhibitions in the gallery, which is focused on contemporary visual art, represent a mutual creative dialogue. Until June 12, they can be seen Tue-Sun 10:00-20:00, on the ‘Island of Art’ near Vodné dielo/ Waterworks Čunovo. For more information, please call 02/6252-8501; or go to www.danubiana.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: JJarný koncert japonsko-slovenského priateľstva / The Spring Concert of Japanese-Slovak Friendship is a special event being organised by the Japanese Embassy to Slovakia and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. It features two outstanding Japanese opera singers, tenor Keitaro Mizufune and soprano Kazuki Ohara. They will perform Japanese songs plus arias from operas by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Smetana, as well as the ‘folklorised’ song Pieseň o rodnej zemi by G. Dusík and P. Braxatoris.
Mizufune studied in Tokyo and in Bologna, Italy, and has attended master classes by the renowned Slovak opera singer Peter Dvorský. Ohara studied in Tokyo and specialises in German music of the late-Romantic period.
The concert will take place on May 26 at 19:00 in the Dvorana music hall, Zochova 1, Bratislava. Entrance is free, but it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance by calling 02/5980-0101. For more detailed information, please go to www.sk.emd-japan.go.jp.
LIVE MUSIC: Thierry and Friends – A versatile musician who hails from Africa, Thierry Ebam has become a well-known figure on the local musical scene. His concerts, varying from African percussion pieces to reggae, are a feast of good atmosphere and relaxed, friendly fun.
Starts: May 27 20:00; Hlava XXII music bar, Bazová 9. Admission: €5. More info: www.hlava22.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Večer piesní / Evening of Songs - Simona Eisinger, Bernadette Bartos – Eisinger, a young pianist and coloratura soprano who hails from Slovakia but now sings in Vienna, will join forces with pianist Bartos to perform works by G. Mahler, E. Křenek, A. Zemlinsky and R. Strauss.
Starts: May 25, 18:00; Mozart Hall of Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464-1337; www. rakusko.eu/sk.
SHOW ON ICE: Hviezdny ľad / Starry Ice – A troupe of former world champions in figure skating and current professionals, including Alexei Yagudin, Ilya Averbuch, Irina Slutskaya and other familiar names, comes to offer a spectacular show.
Starts: May 28, 17:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, Od-bojárov 9. Admission: €14-€44. Tel: 02/5203-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Mo(nu)ment Part II – In this, the second part of a profile exhibition by Milan Vagač, the art student addresses the issue of the statue in public space. Vagač wanders through Bratislava’s streets, pulling a statue pedestal behind him on a string, discovering new contexts and uses for it on his way.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00 until June 5; Galéria 19, Laza-retská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-6651; www. galeria19.sk.
FOOD FESTIVAL: Festival dobrého jedla / Festival of Good Food – The second year of this successful festival brings even more attractions for children, a non-stop cinema, a cultural programme and fun into the small hours; including forgotten local delicacies, world cuisine, and more.
Starts: May 28, 10:00- 02:00; Radlinského Square. Admission: free. More info: www.kuty.sk.
THE SPRING Jazz Days continue with a concert on May 29 in Nitra’s synagogue by Austrian band Hot Pants Road Club (above); the Slovak winner of TV’s Superstar contest Katka Koščová; and the young, recently discovered Slovak talent Vanda. Hot Pants Road Club is an eight-member funk-blues orchestra which has already put out 10 albums. Katka Koščová has shifted her repertory from pop to jazz and chanson. Admission will be a symbolic €1. For more info not only about this concert but about the whole spring series, please go to www.bjd.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The Kofola Sessions - The Burning Hell, Phoebe Kreutz – Burning Hell, a Canadian band playing diverse musical styles who previously performed at the 2009 Pohoda Festival, is supported by US singer Phoebe Kreutz.
Starts: May 24, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská 3. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 041/ 5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Písmenkovo – This exhibition for children, organised by the Buvik publishing house, shows what magic and intriguing things can be done with písmenká, i.e. letters of the alphabet, in a playful way.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 18; Liptovská galéria P. M. Bohúňa, Tranov–
ského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758; www. galerialm.sk.
l MODEL CAR RACE: PKP R/C Drift Cup, Round 4 - “Asphalt Revenge” – This race for 1:10 scale radio-controlled model cars is special for being held on a tarmac surface.
Starts: May 28, 9:00-19:00; ABC Leisure-time Centre. Admission: free. More info: www.rcautopresov.eu.
BUTTERFLY EXHIBITION: Motýle / Butterflies – An exhibition of exotic butterflies presents various insect species from all over the world; visitors can follow the emergence of butterflies from their cocoons.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until Ju-ne 30; Exposition Greenhouse, Mánesova 23. Admission: €2. Tel: 055/2341-667; www.bz.upjs.sk.
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