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JULIETTE Reith, a painter of Dutch origin who now lives in Madrid, who evinces ‘globetrotting’ and multicultural influences, presents an exhibition simply called Paintings in Bratislava’s K.Gallery, a small gallery at Ventúrska 8. Until June 23, her artworks can be seen on Mondays to Fridays between 13:00 and 18:00; admission is free. For more information, call 02/5443-3927 or visit

Dni starej hudby 2011 / Days of Early Music – The 16th year of this festival carries the subtitle Sturm und Drang, loosely translated Storm and Stress, and will be opened by Finnish harpsichord player Aapo Häkkinen playing J.S. Bach, Bratislava-born F.P. Rigler, and new works composed for the festival by Slovak Anton Steinecker. Musica Aeterna will play J.M. Kraus and J. Haydn; the Czech ensemble Collegium Marianum and others will also perform.
Starts: June 8-18; Mirror Hall of Primatial Palace, Dvo-rana Music Hall in Zochova 1, and the Clarissen Church. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 02/ 5443-3888; www.

VIVAldi verdITALIA – The Italian Cultural June festival brings works by Verdi and Vivaldi performed by four musical ensembles from Bratislava: the Choir Technik STU, the Chamber section of the Conservatory Choir, the ZOE Christian Chamber Orchestra and the Association of Bratislava Symphonists.
Starts: June 18, 19:30; Blu- mental Church. Admission: Voluntary. Tel: 0903/837-051;

Balkan beats: Malalata Sound System & DJ (Radio 1) & Joe Harper – Malalata plays music inspired by Balkan music, French swing and Caribbean reggae; Joe Harper is a musical virtuoso on a unique instrument "drumbľa".
Starts: June 17, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 0902/166- 409;

20 rokov SCD / 20 Years of SCD – The National Award for Design 2011 combines an exhibition of the same name, bringing the creme de la creme of Slovak design, and an exhibition presenting 20 years of the Slovak Centre of Design.
Open: On weekdays 10:00- 18:00, House of Art, SNP Square until June 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2047-7311;

Kunstuniformen by Kassaboys – Three young Košice-based artists, R. Čerevka, T. Makara and P. Vrábeľ, present a project proposing uniforms for Slovak artists that would reflect their activities.
Open: Mon-Fri 15:00-19:00 until June 17; Krokus Gallery, 1 May Square. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2072-8131, www.

Cibula Fest 2011 – The Czech-Slovak music festival brings bands and performers like Miro Šmajda, Čechomor, Holki, Picture of the Day, Hrana, Václav Neckář and Bacily, Kristína, Buty, Metropolis, Horkýže Slíže, and others.
Starts: June 15-16; Holíč airport. Admission: €5 (one day) or €10 (both days). More info:


Banská Bystrica
Tosca from Valencia – The City Hall will host a live, big-screen broadcast of the famous story of singer Tosca and painter Cavaradossi from the Spanish city of Valencia, simultaneously in 35 European cities. The performance is a tribute to volunteering and volunteers.
Starts: June 13, 20:00; City Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: free. More info: www.

Liptovský Mikuláš
Vlado Eliáš - Hviezdy / Stars – This project includes the most recent installation by a re-nowned Slovak photographer, Stars, plus the Last Dinner cycle, and the renewed installation Grayscale.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until July 3; House of Photography, Tranovského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 0905/ 288-717;


The Kasárne/Kulturpark cultural centre in Košice presents the very last event before its planned reconstruction: the Greek Rootlessroot Company brings Eyes of the Colour of Rain, a physical theatre performance about the border between existence and the void. It plays on June 16 at 19:00; admission is €3 and €4. For more information, visit or call 055/6854-299.

Gauranga - Festival of ancient India – This festival brings Kirtan and Bhajan traditional songs and mantras, Bharata Natyam classical Indian dance, and Indian theatre. Literature, traditional cuisine and much more are promised.
Starts: June 16, 13:00 – 20:00; Dolná brána. Admission: free. More info:

Vysoké Tatry
Opening of the High Tatras summer season – The festive opening of the 2011 summer season comprises the Tatranský classic car show, concerts, demonstrations of folk crafts, dance music for old and young, a dance show and more.
Starts: June 18, 11:00-late; va-rious sites in Smokovce and Vysoké Tatry. Admission: free. More info: www.

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