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THE UPCOMING concert of a recently-formed Bratislava percussion band in Klub za Zrkadlom in Petržalka, Bratislava, is called Eddy Portella presents BATATIMBA and will be held on June 30 at 20:00. The band showcases Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion music; guest artists will be the Sherpa Band and Azúcar Cubana. Tickets cost €4 (in advance) and €5 (at the door) and can be purchased through Ticketportal. More info at www.kzp.sk.


FASHION SHOW: Nu Spirit Fashion presents Puojd & Novesta – The new series called Popular Fashion Show presents the creations of up-and-coming Slovak fashion designers. Puojd is a Slovak textile-designer brand of a street/urban style. Michaela Bednárová will present her brand Puojd's "Wink" collection and Martin Hrča, the winner of Brillance Fashion Talent competition, his "X Collection". Warm-up and musical support will be supplied by DJ Rafo and DJs Yanko Kral & Vili:am.

Starts: June 30, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: free. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Egyptian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra – As part of its European tour, the EPChO conducted by Ahmed El Saedi offers Chamber Symphony Op. 110b by Dmitry Shostakovich, Antiche Danze ed Arie per Liuto by Ottorino Respighi, Taquasiem for Clarinet and Strings by Ahmed El Saedi, as well as the premier of a composition by Hossam Mahmoud, Elegy of the Martyrs of the 25th January Revolution.

Starts: July 2, 19:00; Grand Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. More info: www. slovakradio.sk.


BENEFIT COMPETITION: Preteky kačíc / Ducks’ Race – The fourth year of the this benefit event urges people to “adopt” a plastic duck for a €3 contribution (everyone can choose which of the eight charities they want to support) and compete with it in the rafting channel.

Starts: July 2, 12:00; Divo-ká voda complex in Čunovo. Admission: free for onlookers, each duck is €3. Tel: 02/5464 -8004; www.pretekykacic.sk.


EXHIBITION: Otvorený de-pozitár / Open Depository – A permanent exhibition of curator Nina Vrbanová offers a host of Slovak artists, such as A. Čierny, R. Fila, V. Frešo, K. Fulierová, V. Havrilla, P. Ja-náčik, S. Masár, M. Murin, V. Popovič, P. Rónai, V. Rónai-ová, J. Želibská and others.

Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00; Cyprián Majerník Gallery, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605.


SACRED MUSIC: Musica Sacra – The last concert of the festival of sacred music brings the Capella Istropolitana Orchestra and the folklore ensemble Lúčnica with Elena Matušková as choirmaster and Adrián Kokšo as conductor performing Requiem in C Minor by L. Cherubini.

Starts: July 3, 21:00; Svätopluk Square (in bad wea-ther, A. Bagar Theatre). Admission: free. More info: www.nitra.sk.

Dolné Saliby

LIVE MUSIC: Benkó Dixieland Band – Part of the Dolnosalibská jurta/ Dolné Saliby Yurt cultural festival comprising many genres and events will feature a Hungarian jazz band led by Sándor Benkó.

Starts: July 2, 20:30. Admission: free. More info: www.dolnesaliby.sk.



ANIMATION FESTIVAL: Fest Anča – The festival of animation, short films and video-clips also offers lectures, workshops and discussions at various sites.

Starts: June 30-July 3; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, City Cinemas movie theatre and other venues. Admission: €17-€24 for the whole festival. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.festanca. sk, www.tixy.sk (tickets).

Banská Štiavnica

JAZZ MUSIC: Jazznica - The two evenings of the 5th year of the jazz festival present the Miloš Železňák trio; Trio Valihora-Rózsa-Vizváry (SK), the Zuzana Lapčíková Quartet (CZ), Mulasta Trio (PL), the Viktor Hárs Trio (HU) and the Grigoriy Palamarczuk Trio (RU).

Starts: July 1 and 2; St Katarína Church; Divná pani café; Art Cafe. Admission: €10 (for one day) and €17. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk, www.jazznica.sk.

Liptovský Mikuláš

PHOTO SCHOOL: The 15th Summer Photo School – The House of Photography organises its summer school of photography again, opening a maximum of 15 classes in various genres and will offer an exhibition of the best work in the Big Hall of P.M. Bohúň Gallery at the end of the school.

Starts: July 7-July 17, Secondary Polytechnical School. Tuition fees: €250. Tel: 0905/ 288-717; www.domfoto.sk.



The concert by Ólafur Arnalds - an Icelandic musician mixing classical music with various genres including indie-pop and soundtracks - is the last concert at Košice's Kasárne/Kulturpark before the venue’s reconstruction. Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist with electronic music in his repertory. The concert starts on June 29 at 20:00. Tickets cost €5-€7. For more info, please call 055/6854-299 or go to www.kulturpark.sk.


DRIFT RACE: King of Europe Slovakia 2011 – The creme de la creme of drift drivers (participating in the most popular current motor racing sport: driving by controlled sliding) meet at two races, King of Europe and King of Drift Slovakia, with many accompanying events including trainings and a parade of racing vehicles through Prešov.

Starts: July 1-2, 12:00-to late night; parking lot of the City Sports Hall. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/5464-8445; 02/5293 -3321; www.koe.sk.

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