CLASSICAL MUSIC: The seventh year of the Viva Musica! Festival offers, as always, top-notch classical, jazz, and world music. This time it brings Russian opera star Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky, Slovakia’s very own Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited and 15-year-old opera singer Patrícia Janečková, Czech musician and composer Dan Bárta, and Tunisian artist Dhafer Youssef.
Starts: July 23 to July 30; various venues including Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall), Hlavné Námestie (Main Square), and Eurovea. Admission: some events are free; for others tickets cost between €10 and €150. More information: www.vivamusica.sk, www.eventim.sk.
INLINE SKATING: Bratislava-inline – Friday evenings full of inline skaters in the Slovak capital are repeated for an eighth year. The event is meant for both beginners and advanced athletes and uses roads closed to motorists to allow safe skating.
Starts: Friday, July 29, 21:00; Aupark. Admission: free. More info: www. bratislava-inline.sk.
BALLET: Králi slnka / Kings of the Sun – The Russian company TVEL has organised a ballet performance choreographed by Russia’s Nikita Dmitrevsky focusing on the reign and life of France’s Louis XIV. It will be danced by artists from renowned Russian, German, Spanish, Dutch and French ballet ensembles, combining classical ballet art with modern trends.
Starts: Sunday, July 31, 20:00; Nová Scéna
Theatre. Admission: €50-80. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
OPEN-AIR CINEMA: The Nostalgia cinema club has moved into the open air for summer and on July 29 screens the movie classic The Pink Panther.
Starts: Friday, July 29, 20:30; Lesné kino Nostalgia. Admission: €2. Tel: 0903/443 -196; www.nostalgia.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Czecho-Slovak festival of experimental electro-acoustic classical music Hradby samoty / Walls of Solitude focuses on dark ambient, drone, industrial, noise and other musical genres. This year, the festival moves to the former imperial summer residence in Holíč, and presents bands and musicians like Tábor radosti, Einleitungszeit, DeusExMachina, Urbanfailure, and Ambigous.
Starts: Saturday, July 30, 15:00 until late on July 31; Holíč Castle. Admission: €10. More info: www.podujatie.sk.
JAZZ FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest – The only open-air jazz festival in Slovakia presents artists from eight countries, including Tereza Rajnincová (Slovakia), Benni Chawes (Denmark), Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited (Slovakia) and Maceo Parker (USA).
Starts: July 29-30; Zelená Voda pri Novom Meste nad Váhom. Admission: €15.90 (one day) to €24.90. Tel: 0905/ 271-935; www.openjazzfest.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Dobré Bohunice music festival is oriented on less-popular, minority genres and this year guests like Wabi Daněk, Kamelot, Poutníci, Neznámi and Bystrík will display their talents.
Starts: July 29-31; park in Jaslovské Bohunice. Admission: €9-10 (one day) to €18 (three days). Tel: 0903/655-677, 02/5293-3321(tickets); www.ticketportal.sk, www.festbohunice.sk.
ZUMBA PARTY: Zumba & Zumba Toning – Within the Cultural Summer in Brezno series, local zumba instructors offer visitors the chance to try this trendy combination of aerobics and dance, in the open and for free.
Starts: July 29, 17:00 (zumba), 18:00 (zumba toning); M. R. Štefánik Square. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Karol Feňveš - Dielo / Artwork – To mark the anniversary of this Liptovský Hrádok native, his drawings and paintings are exhibited, curated by Petra Feriancová Baldovičová.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until September 10; P. M. Bohúň gallery, Tranovského 3. Admission: €1-€3.50. Tel: 044/ 5522-758; www.galerialm.sk.
MINORITY FESTIVAL: Mikovský Festival – The 20th year of the Miková Festival of Ruthenian culture will be dedicated to Andy Warhol and will bring performers like Boney M, Modern Talking, Elán, Sabrosa, Lobo Ismail & Salsa Club, and folklore ensembles Makovica and Makovička.
Starts: July 30-31; former recreation complex. Admission: €5 (one day) - €10. More info: www.festivalmikova.sk.
EXHIBITION: Sochy z piesku / Sand statues – In cooperation with Art-centre Dagi, the Galéria shopping centre has organised a unique exhibition of sculptures and statues made from sand.
Open: 9:00-21:00 until August 31; OC Galéria. Admission: free. More info: www. kamdomesta.sk.
25. Jul 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská