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CHOIR MUSIC: The Spanish choir Omnes Populi from Grenada brings sacral music to the Slovak capital, performing works by T. L. de Victoria, C. Saint-Saens, J. M. Guervós, P. de Escobar, anonymous Verbum caro factum est, F. Guerrero, L. Iruarrízaga, W. Byrd, J. Brahms, H. Purcell, and V. Ruiz-Aznar.
Starts: August 5, 19:00; St. Martin’s Cathedral, Rudnayovo Square 1. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 02/5441-5724; embespsk@mail.mae.es.

Pressburger Klezmer Band & Merlin Sheperd (UK) - After successful gig this year, British clarinet player returned to join forces with Pressburger Klezmer Band, local group focused on traditional Jewish music, within the International Bratislava series.
Starts: August 5, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk/kultura.

Adriena Bartošová & band – The Slovak singer mixes jazz and world music in her own typical style.
Starts: August 4, 20:30; Centrum hudby, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Medzinárodná výstava mačiek – International Cat Show 2011 – All breeds, colours and sizes of pure-bred cats will be exhibited at this weekend event.
Starts: August 5-6; 10:00-17:00; DK Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Admission: €1.50-€3. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, isterfelis.meu.zoznam.sk.

Dav Tuke Miri Zor – Katarína Rímešová shows within this monographic exhibition her paintings mostly from the last two years, bringing new importance and meaning to the language of symbols, metaphors and mythology.
Open: all days 16:00-24:00 until August 10; Hopkirk – Chillout & Culture Bar, Karpatská 2 (former YMCA). Admission: free. Tel: 0908 420 924; www.hopkirk.sk.

Trnavský JAZZyk 2011 – The popular local jazz festival bringing high-quality music every year currently offers groups like Aftertee & Carolina Hitland (NOR), Michal Bugala Quartet (SK) featuring Andy Middleton (US), Renato Chicco (IT), organ quartet UNITY feat, Stephane Belmondo (F), Andrej Šeban and MAF Trio (both SK) and Gary Bias (US) and Finally (SK).
Starts: August 5-6, 18:00 to midnight (jam session till 02:00); town amphitheatre (in case of bad weather Hviezda cinema). Admission: €5 (one day) - €9 (both days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.


Banská Štiavnica
Sitnoblues Festival - This year, the Musical Summer at Počúvadlo Lake has organised a blues weekend with renowned bluesmen (and blueswomen), such as Second Band (SK), Zuzana Suchánková Duo (SK), Bonzo Radványi & The Resonators (SK), Blue Family (SRB) on Friday and Vladimír Mišík & ČDG (CZ), Crazy Hmabones (US-UK-DE), Dani Robinson & Stonefree Czech Experience (US-CZ), and Hot Chickens (F) on Saturday.
Starts: August 5-6, Počúvaldo Lake. Admission: €3 for each day. Tel: 0905/639- 527; www.sitnoblues.sk.

Letné noci múz – Summer Nights of Muses – In summer, the doors of the Town Castle remain open after the dusk, offering visitors guided evening tours, fencing duels (performed by Vlčí tesák group), period music and meeting some of the local historical personalities face-to-face.
Starts: August 5, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00; Múzeum miníc a medailí/Museum of Coins and Medals, Štefánikovo Square 11/21. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 045/6780-301; www.muzeumkremnica.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Bystrica v plameňoch – Bystrica in Flames – On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the biggest town fire of the 18th century in all of Europe, when Banská Bystrica burned down, the city prepares a virtual re-enactment of the fire, a show of fire fighting equipment, a brass music concert, reading of historical texts and more.
Starts: August 4, 21:00; SNP Square. Admission: free. Tel: 048/4156-052; www.pkobb.sk.


Zemplínska Šírava
Easthetic – The second year of a multicultural festival at the holiday resort dam features Dubioza Kolektiv (Bosnia), Midi lidi (CZ), Steaming Satellites (AT), Para, Vidiek, Ink Midget & pjoni, Kolowrat, Plastic Swans, Moustache, and others.
Starts: August 5-6, 16:00-05:00; Zemplínska Šírava. Admission: €10-€16. Tel: 0949/861-519; www.easthetic.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Pop-Art Party – A party to mark the 83rd birthday of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), the American icon of pop-art with Slovak roots will let Košice residents and visitors taste the atmosphere of his era with all their senses. On Friday, workshops will take place in the air of Warhol’s Factory, with music from the 1970s and 80s, and on Saturday, the day of his birth, screening of Andy Warhol movies will combine with a concert by Chiki liki tu-a.
Starts: August 5-6, 18:00-late; Dominican Square. Admission: free. Tel: www.visitkosice.eu.

The “zero” year of a new beer festival in Prešov will bring tastings of about 40 types of beer, delicacies and meals connected with beer, live folklore music, the Žobráci band, a bikers’ show and a country music ball.
Starts: August 4-7; Jazdecký areál, Jazdecká 1, Sídlisko III. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.epresov.com.

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