DANCE: Loď – Divadlo v podpalubí / The Boat-Theatre Under the Deck in Bratislava continues its tradition of Flamenco evenings by Entre Los Gallos, this time bringing the internationally famous Stanislav Kohútek, aka Morenito de Triana, on guitar and vocals and Matúš Kohútek, aka El Gallito, dancing and playing piano and percussion. Tickets for the show, which takes place on September 19 at 19:00, can be bought through Ticketportal or directly on the boat. Tel: 0903/449-650; more information at www.adylod.sk.
THEATRE FOR CHILDREN: We are playing for you 2011 – The 11th International Presentation of Alternative and Puppet Theatres for Children brings a host of performances, such as the popular Slovak fairy tale ČIN – ČIN, performed by the PIKI Theatre from Pezinok.
Starts: Sunday, September 25, 16:00; House of Art, SNP Square 12. Admission: €4. Tel: 02/5443-1308; www.bibiana.sk.
DISCO MUSIC: DJ Photek & Kryptic Minds – British drum’ n’bass and dubstep producer DJ Photek, who lives in LA, performs with the British duo Kryptic Minds, Fexomat and Slovak DJs Asebest, Teapot and The Global Optimistic.
Starts: Saturday, September 24, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €12 (in advance) - €15. More info: www.majestic.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Od Piesne k Tangu / From a Song to a Tango - Mendelssohn /Piazzolla – Another evening within the Konvergencie festival merges the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bertholdy and Astor Piazzolla's Argentinian Tango.
Starts: Friday, September 23, 20:00, Design Factory, Bottova 2. Admission: €10. More info: www.eventim.sk.
VOLUNTEERING: Dni dobrovoľníctva / Days of Volunteering – This event enters its third year and during this, the Year of Volunteering, continues for two days. The organisers have prepared 139 events for the public in 61 cities and towns.
Starts: September 23 and 24, various venues. Admission: free. Tel: 0800/103-104 (toll-free); www. dobrovolnictvo.sk (in Slovak only).
MARTIAL ARTS: Demonstration of Chinese and Japanese martial arts.
Starts: Sat September 24, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel. 02/6383-6764; www.kzp.sk.
CIVIC ACTION/LIVE MUSIC: The Lost City - Stratené mesto - The civic project aimed at reviving the air of old Slovak capital and opening discussions about its past, present time and future, starts with a concert of The Klezmatics (US) and Pressburger Klezmer Band (SK) on Sunday and continues with debates of municipal politicans, Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi, historians and architects on Monday.
Starts: Sun Sept 25 - Mon Sept 26, 18:00; parking lot under Bratislava Castle near Nový most (Sun). Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
ANIMAL CHARITY: Nájdite sa! - Find Yourselves! - The project sheltered by Staré mesto/Old Town aims at finding new owners for dogs and cats form animal rescue shelters. It includes demonstrations of trained rescue dogs, guide dogs, musical performances, and much more.
Starts: Sat Sept 24 10:00-16:00; Horáreň/Gamekeeper's Lodge in Horský park. Admission: voluntary. More info: 0911/090-759; www.horaren.sk.
EXHIBITION: Illustration Mode – An exhibition of the graduation works of students of book illustration and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts which shows that these genres need not be boring.
Open: Tue, Thu 12:00- 19:00, other days 10:00-17:00 until October 2; Galéria Medium. Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 02/ 5942-8570; www.vsvu.sk/galeria_medium.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Boris Németh - I’m Lovin It - Europe – The thesis work of a young Slovak photographer.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 Until October 2; Central Eu-ropean House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www. sedf.sk.
COMPETITION & SHOW: Victoria Regia 2011 – The 18th International Competition in flower binding and arranging culminates on September 22 and 23 and is followed by a show for the public.
Starts: September 23-25; Secondary Gardening School, Slovak Spa. Admission: free. More info: www. kupelepiestany.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (mezzo-soprano) – The Slovak Sinfonietta hosts the Quasars Ensemble playing Mahler, Debussy, Schoenberg, Albrecht, and Poulenc, conducted by Ivan Buffa.
Starts: September 22, 19:00; ŠKO, Dolný val 47. Admission: €6-€9. Tel: 041/ 2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.
TRADITIONAL CRAFTS: Vdýchni dušu fujare! / Breathe the soul into a fujara! – Fujara is a traditional Slovak shepherds’ long pipe, and this workshop will teach people how to make their own fujara, which is inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Starts: September 19-24; Biela Farma. Fee: €500. More information: Orava Cultural Centre in Dolný Kubín, Tel. 043/5864-978; www. osvetadk.sk.
HUNTING FEAST: Poľovnícke dni - Hunting Days - The feast brings together 12 local hunters' associations to compete for the best game goulash, the best-trained hound dog, the best logger, and to participate in trumpeting, game luring, historical fencing, etc.
Starts: Sat Sept 24; 10:30 (festive St Hubert's mass); Modrý Kameň Castle near Veľký Krtíš. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.muzeum.sk, www.poltar.sk.
FOLKLORE MUSIC: Celoslovenské stretnutie fujaristov v Čičmanoch - Slovak-wide Meeting of Fujara-players in Čičmany - The picturesque village in northern Slovakia will see a concentration of fujara (the traditional shepherds' long pipe) players, -makers, -composers and fans.
Starts: Sept 23-25; backyard of Ondrej Gregor. More info: 0918/633-877; www.cicmany.net.
OPERA:The State Theatre in Košice opens its new season and one of the first works to be presented will be Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly on September 19 at 19:00, prepared and conducted by Paolo Gatto (and also conducted by Dušan Štefánek) and directed by Andrea Hlinková. The cast includes Yuko Oba, Jaroslav Dvorský, Janette Zsigová and Ján Rusko. For more information, call 055/2452-200/269; or visit www.sdke.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Illusions Trio: Asperatus – This local Zemplín band (A. Karlík on guitar, M. Fedor on drums and J. Cingeľ on bass guitar) play their own compositions merging jazz, rock and funk.
Starts: September 21, 19:00; Kino Scala, Masarykova 7. Admission: €0.50 (disabled) - €4. Tel: 051/7723-741/2; www. pkopresov.sk.
HISTORICAL RAILWAY: Rozlúčka so sezónou - Closing of the Season - The popular civic association Detská železnička / Children's Railway closes the successfull season with a retro- and Wild-West style ride from the Čermeľ Valley station to Alpinka weekend resort near Košice.
Starts: Sun Sept 26, 9:30; Čermeľ station. Admission: free for passengers in historical clothing. More info: www.detskazeleznica.sk.
EXHIBITION: 20 rokov - 20 zbierok / 20 Years - 20 Collections – This exhibition, installed in collaboration with the Rákóczi Museum in Sárospatak, commemorates the times of the great anti-Habsburg rebel Ferencz (František) Rákóczi.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00; Východo-slovenské Múzeum, Rodošto, Hrnčiarska 7. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/ 6222-856; www.vsmuzeum.sk
19. Sep 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská