THE REGGAE festival Uprising, which has become an established tradition in Bratislava, this year hosts headliners like Gentleman, Burro Banton, Foreign Beggars, General Levy, Looptroop Rockers and Congo Natty aka Rebel MC (pictured), a legend of ragga-jungle music. On August 26 and 27, the Zlaté Piesky complex in Bratislava will see these performers – and more – take part in this unique event. Tickets cost €29 (or €35 on the door) for the whole festival or €23 for one day and can be purchased via the Ticketportal website. For more information, please visit www.uprising.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Septeto Santiaguero – The Jazz pod vežou / Jazz under the Tower cycle brings this Cuban band, comprising F. Dewar on tres (Cuban guitar), I. Borges on maracas, I. Heredia on vocals, A. Aquilera on contrabass, A. Castellanos on percussion and E. Lobaina on trumpet.
Starts: August 24, 20:00; St John of Nepomuk Courtyard of the Primatial Palace. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL / GYPSY MUSIC: Cigánski diabli a Jaroslav Svěcený na Hrade – The band, famous for its classical and Roma music, joins renowned Czech violin soloist Jaroslav Svěcený to perform at a special venue.
Starts: August 25, 20:00; Bratislava Castle Courtyard. Admission: €22-€28. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Pressburger Klezmer Band – Within the cycle Hudba na Dunaji / Music on the Danube this band, which focuses on eastern-European Jewish klezmer music, plays on board a boat on the river.
Starts: August 22, 19:00 -21:00; Riverboat ‘Martin’, pontoon No. 52. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Cesta okolo sveta / Trip Around the World – This collection by young contemporary artist Sarah I. Avni invites visitors into a world of amazing places, exotic flowers and animals; she makes her paintings in a combined technique with gold, gems, sand, and more.
Open: weekdays 12:00- 17:00 until September 3; SPP gallery, Mlynské Nivy 44/c. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6262 -4203; www.spp.sk.
EXHIBITION: Katarína Poliačiková - Teleidoskop – With her guest, Czech artist Jiří Thýn, Poliačiková tries to transgress the limits impost by the post-modern times. In the After series that forms the core of this exhibition, she de-constructs post-modernism only to articulate new methods in art.
Open: weekdays 13:00 -18:00 until August 30; Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-3316; www. ncsu.sk.
COUNTRY MUSIC: Lodenica 2011 – The creme de la creme of Czech and Slovak country music meet at this renowned festival. Musicians like the Nedvěd brothers, Lenka Filipová, Richard Müller, Čechomor, Plavci, Fleret, Poutníci, and Hrdza will play; there is also a country ball and accompanying events.
Starts: August 26-27; amphitheatre at the Lodenica camp. Admission: €12 (one day) - €30 (VIP ticket for both days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk; www. lodenica.sk.
FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR: Kremnické gagy / Kremnica Gags – This European festival of humour and satire makes a perfect conclusion to summer. This, its 31st year, includes competitions of cartoons, and performed and improvised humour by domestic and international participants.
Starts: August 26-28; various sites in Kremnica. Admission: from free to €12. Tel: 045/6742-856; www.gagy.sk.
AIR SHOW: Medzinárodné letecké dni / Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) 2011 – Amateur pilots Očovskí Bačovia, as well as the RetroSkyTeam from Košice, will show their skills at this major air show, while the Bieli Albatrosi (White Albatrosses) army acrobats will give autographs.
Starts: August 27-29 8:00-17:30; Sliač Airport. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.siaf.sk.
KAREL Gott, the famous Czech singer, gives a concert in the Ice hockey stadium in Humenné, in the east of Slovakia. Gott has been known for his unique voice since communist times and his popularity has endured. On August 27 he will be supported by his compatriots Leona Machálková and Big Band Felixa Slováčka. Tickets cost €15 -€40 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. More information about the concert can also be found on www. humenne.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Gero Jazz Quartet – Four musicians from Levice put on a concert of modern jazz.
Starts: August 27, 16:00; terrace of the Grand Hotel. Admission: free. More info: www.tatryportal.sk, www. dimdom.net.
EXHIBITION: Medzi mýtom a realitou: Stretnutie s Rómami / Between Myth and Reality: Meeting with Roma shows the work of four young photographers from Vienna. M. Dorninger, S. Freynchlag, A. Rogenhofer and F. Weiss mapped life in Roma settlements in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
Open: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00-17:00, Sundays 13:00 -17:00 until September 7; Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 052/7721-968; www. tatragaleria.sk.
22. Aug 2011 at 0:00 | By Zuzana Vilikovská