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Western SLOVAKIA

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:

The DEK-ON-IZMUS exhibition by Igor Faško shows the essence of his artistic viewpoint and his style, combining vivid colours with geometrical forms that seem to breathe and vibrate in a plastic illusion. Until November 8, this exhibition can be viewed in the Galvaniho 7B space of the GUBA gallery in Galvaniho Street. The exhibition space is open daily from 8:00 to 19:00. For more information, call 0907/150-345 or go to www.guba.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ MUSIC:
Jazzodrom – The Jazz pod vežou / Jazz under the Tower cycle presents Austrian quintet Jazzodrom (Christian Wendt on double bass, Helmar Hill on piano, Gerd Rahstorfer on trumpet, Alex Pohn on drums, and Andreas See on saxophone), playing music influenced by the legendary Cannonball Adderley.
Starts: August 31, 20:00; St John of Nepomuk courtyard of the Primatial Palace. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.jazzodrom.net.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Katedrálový organový festival Bratislava 2011 – The Cathedral Organ festival presents festival director Stanislav Šurin on the organ, with the Slovak Philharmonic conducted by Rastislav Štúr in cooperation with Tribus Musicae. They will play Handel, Albinioni and Guillmant.
Starts: September 2, 19:00; St. Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: €10-€12. Tel: 02 /2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava
FOKLORE CRAFTS:
Slovensko v Bratislave - Dni majstrov Úľuv / Slovakia in Bratislava - Days of Masters Úľuv – This is the 20th year of this festival, gathering the best of Slovak art and crafts, organised by the Úľuv centre for folk crafts and art. Its goal is to bring to the capital the best from all Slovakia’s regions and to represent the country’s rich traditions.
Starts: September 2-4; different venues, e.g. Hviezdoslavovo Square, Old Town Hall courtyard, Main Square (opening of the festival on September 2), St George’s Square, St John of Nepomuk courtyard of the Primatial Palace, pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info: www.uluv.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Poľská maľba okolo 1900 / Polish Painting around 1900 – This exhibition of works by Polish artists famous in around 1900, the period known as “Young Poland”, comes from the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw and private collections.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 10:00-18:00, Thu 12:00-20:00 until September 18; Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 02/5443-2081; www.sng.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Organická keramika / Organic Pottery - Božena Chandogová – This collection of pottery design has been put together over five years, from the artist’s stay in Dublin up to recent times. Her works are inspired by natural systems, especially botany.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until September 9; SCD Satelit, Dobrovičova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2047-7311; www.sdc.sk.

Modra / Červený Kameň
MUSEUM/EVENT:
Ženy z rodu Pálffy / Women from the Pálffy Family – Night tours of this popular castle take visitors back to final days of March 1945, when its last private owner, Karol Pálffy, looks back at 350 years of his family’s history, especially the womenfolk. Re-enactments show vividly the most turbulent and attractive life stories of the Pálffy women.
Starts: September 3, every 30 minutes from 18:00; Červený Kameň Castle near Častá/Modra. Admission: €3.50-€7. Tel: 033/6905-803; www.hradcervenykamen.sk.


Central SLOVAKIA

Svätý Anton
EXHIBITION:
Every year at the beginning of September the Days of St Hubert, the patron saint of hunters, are celebrated at the manor-house and museum in Svätý Anton. This year, between September 3 and 4, this national meeting of hunters, falconers and foresters will combine competitions, dog shows, a simulated “African safari”, a fashion show of hunting clothing, exhibitions, a mass, demonstrations of historical guns, and more. A new tradition is on-site blood donation – everybody who gives blood will be served goulash and receive a free ticket to the museum. For more information, go to www.lovuzdar.sk and www.msa.sk.

Žarnovica
SPEEDWAY:
Medzinárodné majstrovstvá Slovenska / International Slovak Championship –A top race on the only motorbike speedway track in Slovakia promises some well-known names, and includes the Ladislav Eliáš Memorial.
Starts: September 4, 13:30; Plochá dráha Žarnovica, Potočná 9. Admission: €3.50. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.speedway.sk.

Zvolen
BIKE RIDE:
Cyklojazda histórie / The Bicycle Ride of History – This event combines four countries, as it begins in four places – Spiš Castle (SK), Visegrád (H), Wisla (PL) and Slavkov, near Brno (CZ). The ride starts on September 1, only for the participants to meet two days later in Sliač. From there, accompanied by children and supporters, they complete their journey in SNP Square in Zvolen on September 2. The next day, they are all invited to make the climb up to historic Pustý Castle, above Zvolen. The town of Zvolen has organised the event with the help of the Visegrad Fund.
Starts: September 2-3; Zvolen. Admission: free, cyclists must register in advance. Tel: 045/5303-210; mesto.zvolen.sk.

Žilina
MOVIE FESTIVAL:
Kinobus 2011: Západná linka / Filmbus 2011: Western Line – This non-traditional travelling film festival, comprising two buses driving across the Strážov Hills, brings valuable and rarely-seen films like Kino in Kopf (M. Glawogger), Kino Caravan (T. Muntean), and others. The festival includes accompanying events that focus on the history and production of film, workshops on shooting movies, and the mysterious KinoCyk.
Starts: September 2, 14:00-16:00 – September 4; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. Admission: €14-€18 (for the whole festival). Tel: 0908/938-339; www.stanica.sk.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
RUN:
Velvet Run 2011 – A new running event, covering 5 kilometres, for women only; friends, relatives and fans are encouraged to provide support.
Starts: September 4, 14:00-18:00; city park Anička, playground. Admission: free for onlookers, €5 for runners. Tel: 055/6228-282; www.velvetrun.sk.

Michalovce
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Michalovský organ – The 5th year of this series of organ concerts introduces József Kelemen from Hungary.
Starts: September 1, 19:00; Roman Catholic Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.michalovce.sk.

Rožňava
EXHIBITION:
Memorandum národa slovenského / Memorandum of the Slovak Nation – This exhibition commemorates the eponymous document, which aimed to lay the foundation stone of the Slovak nation, and maps the ‘birth’ of modern Slovak identity.
Open: Mon, Tue, Fri 8:00-16, Wed 9:00-18:00 until September 2; Gemer Library of Pavol Dobšinský, Lipová 3. Admission: free. More info: www.roznava.sk.

Smižany
EXHIBITION:
Výtvarno-drevorezbárske práce z môjho života / Artistic-Woodcarving Works from my Life - Zoltán Oelschläger – A collection of wooden sculptures carved by Z. Oelschläger.
Open: weekdays, 8:00-16:00 until September 16; the Smižany branch of the Spiš Museum, Krátka 5. Admission: €0.33-€0.66. Tel: 053/4431-291; muzeumspisa.webnode.sk.

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