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Western SLOVAKIA

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
STAND-UP COMEDY:>/b>STAND-UP comedy is relatively new to Slovakia, but it is developing fast. The KC Dunaj culture centre in Bratislava presents stand-up comedy in English once a month. The next gig, featuring an Englishman (Dave Thompson), an American (Toby Muresianu) and an Irishman (Kevin Hayes, above), is on Thursday, October 20, at 19:30 in KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. The host will be Milan Sedliak.Tickets cost €9 in advance (bookings through reservations@babybluebanana) and €10 on the door. For more information, please go to www.kcdunaj.sk or www.BabyBlueBanana.com.

Bratislava


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cikker v Pálffyho paláci / Cikker at the Pálffy Palace – This cycle of four concerts brings the famous Moyzes Quartet and sets Slovak composer Ján Cikker (who was born exactly 100 years ago) in context with other composers. The performances feature guest Anton Jaro on double bass, playing the works of Ján Křtitel Vaňhal, Ján Cikker and Franz Schubert.


Starts: October 19, 19:00; Pálffy Palace. Admission: €2-€4 (on the door). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.



Bratislava


LIVE MUSIC: Gipsy Kings – The popular Spanish band, who plays typical Andalusian-Roma songs, visits Slovakia to perform after a 3-year absence.


Starts: October 20, 20:00; Sports Hall Pasienky. Admission: €28-€60. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.gipsykings.com.



Bratislava


ART OF MIME: Andy Andy – Famous Slovak mime Milan Sládek, who lives in Germany, presents the life story of Andy Warhol in the form of pantomime comedy, dance, clowning and drama. The performance presents a full-scale study of the artist’s work and soul.


Starts: October 23-24, 19:00; Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Admission: €11-€17. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.



Bratislava


EXHIBITION: Dva roky Accentus Musicalis / Two Years of Accentus Musicalis – The musical project Accentus Musicalis has created a bilateral Slovak-Austrian platform aimed at reviving and interpreting old music in this region. The second year of the project is marked by a travelling exhibition introducing its activities.


Open: workdays 9:00 -16:00 until October 31; Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 1. Admission: free. More info: www.rakusko.eu/sk/kultura.aspx.



Nitra


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cithara aediculae 2011 – This international festival of classical guitar music brings a cycle of six representative concerts by renowned performers of this musical genre from Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and New Zealand. The festival is accompanied by an exhibition.


Starts: October 17-22; Nitra Synagogue, Pri synagóge 3. Admission: €2 (booking via Nitra information service). More info: 037/7410-906; www. nisys.sk.



Central SLOVAKIA



Banská Bystrica


LIVE MUSIC: Uriah Heep – The legendary British rock band visits a local music club to play songs from their latest two CDs.


Starts: October 18, 19:00; Ministry of Fun, Na Troskách 25. Admission: €25-€45. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk, www.ministry.sk.



Žilina


LIVE MUSIC: Vše nejlepší tour 2011 – The last tour by Czech pop singer Marie Rottrová, who turns 70 this year and says she wants to end her career and retire. She will sing a selection of her most popular songs and has invited Petr Spálený, Jaroslav Wykrent, Vít Sázavský and others to join her.


Starts: October 19, 19:00; Doxxbet arena, ice hockey stadium. Admission: €16-€28. Tel: 052/7887-081; www. ticket-art.sk.



Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
FESTIVAL:
THE MOON RIDE festival of contemporary arts is now in its sixth year. It offers music, theatre, dance, visual arts and multi-media projects mainly (but not exclusively) from Visegrad Group countries, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Between October 19 and 22, various events take place at Tabačka Kulturfabrik in Gorkého 2 in Košice. Admission varies and is sometimes free. A ticket for the whole festival costs €19. For more information call 0907/089-711 or visit www.tabacka.sk.

Humenné


LIVE MUSIC: Komajota Elektro Tour 2011 – The popular Prešov band Komajota has invited Dano Špiner to play synthesizer and sing vocals and Miro Szirmai to play electronic drums, thus creating a more electronic sound.


Starts: October 22, 20:45; Nostalgia Music Pub, Štefá–


nikova 27. Admission:


€2. More info: www. nostalgiamusicpub.sk, www.komajota.sk.



Košice


CZECH FESTIVAL: Dni českej kultúry 2011 / Days of Czech Culture 2011 - This festival commemorates the October anniversary of the foundation of the common Czech and Slovak state, comprising a host of exhibitions, concerts, a festive meeting, literary evening, and more.


Starts: until October 27, various sites in Košice. Admission: various. Tel: 055/6255217; www.cske.sk (in Czech only), www.kamdomesta.sk.


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