EXHIBITION: Spectrum ART is an exhibition in the SPP Gallery, Mlynské nivy 44/c in Bratislava, that offers, until July 31, the works of 15 Slovak artists (T. Bártfay, J. Čutek, I. Pavle, R. Trizma, J. Sabová, F. Nemec, V. Oravec, R. Němeček, P. Pollág, F. Lipták, O. Bachorík, M. Oravec, O. Zimka, M. Pala, and A. Vojtášek) from paintings to sculptures and pottery and photographs. Entry is free; the exhibition is open on weekdays from 12:00 to 17:00.
LIVE MUSIC: Karamelo Santo – Ten Argentinian musicians create a true Latin atmosphere, playing a mixture of ska, punk, reggae, cumbia, salsa and Latin-rock. Malalata Sound System plays at the after-party.
Starts: July 13, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4. Admission: €7 (in advance) - €10 (on the door). Tel: 0907/166-409; www.kcdunaj.sk, www.tixy.sk.
ETHNO MUSIC AND DANCE: Gamelan from Bali – the ‘International Bratislava’ cycle introduces Gamelan, a traditional Indonesian orchestra. This type is called Gong Keybar, meaning it plays vividly and “allegro”. Apart from music, the performance will also present traditional Balinese dances. The final “Poco-poco” dance will give audiences the opportunity to join the artists.
Starts: July 15 (18:00 Hviezdoslavovo Square), 16 (18:00 Eurovea Square). Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Steve Hackett – The former guitar player of world-famous rock band Genesis comes to Bratislava to present his work both in bands and as a soloist, supported by the Hungarian fusion band Djabe.
Starts: July 14, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Kar-patská 2. Admission: €25-€50. More info: www.majestic.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Gerald Clayton Trio – This US jazz formation (which also includes Joe Sanders and Justin Brown), appearing as part of the ‘Jazz pod vežou’ cycle, plays boogaloo, blues and post-bop.
Starts: July 13, 20:00; St John of Nepomuk courtyard, Primatial Palace. Admission: €7. More info: www.bkis.sk.
TOWN FEAST: Beckovské slávnosti / Beckov Feast – The summer feast in Beckov includes rock-climbing, lectures, debates, events for children, performances by Zuzana Smatanová and Tublatanka, a competition in pitchfork throwing, and – of course – knights’ tournaments, duels, historical dances, fencing, and more.
Starts: July 15-16; at the foot of Beckov Castle. Admission: €4-€5. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.beckov.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cibulafest – The “Onion Festival” is an open-air festival offering fun and the music of David Deyl, Miro Šmajda, Čechomor, Hrana, Václav Neckář and Bacily, Kristína, Buty, Horkýže Slíže, and others.
Starts: July 15-16; Holíč aerodrome. Admission: €10 (one day) - €14 (both days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk; www.cibulafest.sk.
DJ MUSIC: Laidback Luke – The renowned Dutch DJ, supported by Czech John Culter and local DJ David brings his hits (Show Me Love, Leave the World Behind) and remixes of famous compositions to Slovakia.
Starts: July 15, 21:00; Ministry of Fun, Na Troskách 25. Admission: €12. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ticketportal. sk; www.ministry.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Drotária 2011 – The “Tinkerary” is a feast of country, folk and tramping music, this time bringing Dalibor Janda, František Nedvěd, Aneta Langerová, Pavol Hammel, Yo Yo Bans, and others.
Starts: July 15 and 16; amphitheatre in Turzovka. Admission: €11 (one day) - €15 (both days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.drotaria-fest.sk.
POWER CONTEST: Strong Man - The contest, part of the Strong Man Slovak Cup, will present muscle-bound competitors with a series of intriguing challenges.
Starts: July 15, 15:00; SNP Square. Admission: free for onlookers. More info, also about other events, can be found at: www.zvolen.sk (in Slovak only).
FESTIVAL: Dialógy_2011, a festival of fine art, is celebrating its ninth year and this time offers Tamara and Vojtech Kolenčík and their various techniques, from oil paintings to serigraphic works. The exhibition can be seen in Galéria U anjela, Starý trh 53 in, Kežmarok, until July 21. For more information, please call 052/ 4522-153 or 0905/517-486, or visit www.galeriauanjela.sk.
VOLLEYBALL: 2011 CEV Volleyball European League - Final Four – This volleyball competition culminates in Košice with semi-finals and finals.
Starts: July 16-17, 16:00; Steel Arena. Admission: from €3. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
OBSERVATORY: Deň otvorených dverí / Open-door Day - This event offers a unique opportunity to visit this High-Tatras observatory and get to know it from within.
Starts: July 16, 09:30 - 15:30; Lomnický štít observatory, Skalnaté pleso (chairlift from Tatranská Lomnica). Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
11. Jul 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská