EXHIBITION: THE PREMENA industriálneho dedičstva Nemecka a Slovenska / Transformation of Industrial Heritage of Germany and Slovakia exhibition in the Design Factory, Bottova 2 in Bratislava, shows former factories, railway stations, docks, lighthouses and dams that have been turned into modern universities, theatres, hotels, etc. The exhibition, which runs until November 27 and is open on weekdays between 10:00 and 18:00, and at weekends between 13:00 and 18:00, portrays 34 successful examples of such changes in Germany, as well as presenting examples of the transformation of industrial monuments in Slovakia. Admission is free. For more information, please call 02/5020-1717 or visit www.designfactory.sk.
CLUB MUSIC: Sak Noel – The Spanish music producer and DJ who recently had a major hit with Loca People gives a two-hour gig from midnight till 02:00, supported by US rapper Chingy and local DJs.
Starts: Nov 18, 20:00; Pala-ce Games Club, Šancová 12 (Tr-navské mýto). Admission: €14-€65 (VIP tickets). Tel: 0904/964-084; www. palacegameslcub.sk.
MUSIC COMPETITION: Me-dzinárodná klavírna súťaž Johanna Nepomuka Hummela – The 7th year of the J.N. Hummel International Piano Competition brings to Slovakia young piano talents from 21 countries worldwide. It culminates on Sunday with the finals of the competition (at 15:30) and a show by the winners at 19:30.
Starts: Nov 20, 15:30 and 19:30; historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission (for the whole Sunday): €5. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharm.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Erasure – The legendary duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, present their classics as well as tracks from their new album Tomorrow’s World as part of a tour of the same name.
Starts: Nov 16, 20:00; Hant Aréna (Sports Hall), Trnavská 29. Admission: €39-€45. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Trio Tris – An evening in memory of the November 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany will present Holger Busch (piano), Joerg Wachsenegger (clarinet) and Gerhard Waiz (cello) playing works by Jewish composers who either died or emigrated during the persecution of the Jews, namely Vally Weigl, Alexander Zemlinsky, Robert Starer and Joachim Stutchewsky.
Starts: Nov 16, 18:00; Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464-1337; www.rakusko.eu/sk/kultura.aspx.
CULTURE FESTIVAL: Otakon – This festival of Japanese culture includes competitions, workshops, cosplay, karaoke, disco and more.
Starts: Nov 19, 08:00; DK Zrkadlový háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 02/6383- 6764; www.kzp.sk.
NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL: Intermedia – This festival of new media and contemporary art brings events like the ReMakeMe project, sound-art performances, audio-visual performances, an interactive multi-media performance, a concert, a presentation of art platforms active in the public space, and a screening of a short experimental movie.
Starts: Nov 14-16; Záhrada Centre for Independent Culture, SNP Square 16. Admission: various. More info: www.festivalintermedia.sk.
MOVIE FESTIVAL: Expedič-ná kamera – Some of the best travellers’ and outdoor movies from all over the world will be shown within this festival that visits Brezno and 32 other towns in Slovakia; films will take audiences to the distant and exotic parts of the Earth.
Starts: Nov 15 19:00; Bombura Klub, Gen. Štefánik Squa-re 16. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 0905/347-415; www. bombura.sk.
EXHIBITION:AN EXHIBITION by Róbert Hromec entitled Dotyky / Touches offers hand and foot imprints, riders and horses, torsos and figures by this renowned Slovak artist who recently switched to painting on aluminium tin. His works are archetypes and deeper symbols of humankind and the animal world, and also try to depict the flow of time. Hromec’s works can be seen In theUanjela gallery, Starý trh 53 in Kežmarok, until the end of November Tuesdays to Fridays between 12:00 and 18:00, and on Saturdays between 10:00 and 13:00. For more information, call 0905/517 -486 or go to www.galeriauanjela.sk.
SACRAL ART: Festival sakrálneho umenia / Festival of Sacral Art – The oldest post-November 1989 festival organised annually by the City of Košice comprises exhibitions, literary evenings, lectures, concerts by church choirs, theatre for children, etc.
Starts: Nov 13-27; various times and venues. Admission: various, mostly free. More info: www.kosice.sk.
CIVIC/ART FESTIVAL: Refresh+89 – A festival which aims to “refresh society and community and revive the values of the November 1989 Revolution” will bring a host of events, from concerts, through theatre, movie screenings to debates, lectures and exhibitions.
Starts: Nov 15-19; various times and venues. Admission: €13-€17 for the whole festival. More info: www.refresh89.sk.
14. Nov 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská