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The PETJAZZ festival, now in its 11th year, presents Asguests (Miro Herák on vibraphone and Mišo Vaňouček on piano) featuring Oskar Rózsa and Martin Valihora, and the Joris Roelofs Trio featuring Matt Penman (on bass) and Ted Poor (on drums). The concert, on December 1 at 20:00 in Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3, Bratislava, promises “concentrated jazz enjoyment”. Tickets cost €8 (in advance) or €10 (on the door) and can be obtained through www.ticketportal.sk. For more information, see www.kzp.sk.


FILM FESTIVAL: Jeden svet / One World – The civic association Človek v ohrození (People in Peril) has this year given its regular film festival the leitmotif Svet v sieti / World in Net(work). It offers more than 60 documentaries, discussions, workshops and accompanying events focused on foreign cultures, multiculturalism, and more.

Starts: Nov 29-Dec 4; various sites. Admission: €2.50 (per film), or €8-€12 (festival pass). More info: www. jedensvet.sk.


REGGAE FESTIVAL: Uprising winter edition – After its successful summer events, this reggae festival aims to warm up winter for the second consecutive year, this time bringing controversial Jamaican star and self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man, with his Zagga Zow Band, and also Medial Banana (from Slovakia), Ziggi Recado (from the Netherlands) and several DJs.

Starts: Dec 3; Cvernovka ‘Pink Castle, Trnavská cesta 6. Admission: €16 (through www.batelier.sk) or €19 (www.ticketportal.sk). More info: www.uprising.sk.


MUSIC FESTIVAL: Next – The 12th year of this “festival of advanced music” brings several premieres, top musicians (from several countries, including the UK, Korea, Latvia and Sweden and progressive trends over three days.

Starts: Dec 1-3; A4 nultý priestor, House of Art, SNP Square 12. Admission: €6-€8 (one day); €15-€17 (whole festival). More info: nextfestival .sk.


MILITARY DOG COURSE: Dog military parkur – This new discipline, in which the dog handler must complete an obstacle course with his/her dog, is the subject of this public performance and competition.

Starts: Dec 4, 8:30; Paintball pit, Mierová Kolónia, Nové Mesto. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/917-308; dogmilitaryparkur.webnode.sk.


EXHIBITION: Milan Paštéka - Z tvorby / From his Works – Paštéka was an important Slovak visual artist and would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year. This retrospective presents his paintings and drawings.

Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00 until Dec 3; Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920 -1605.


FOREIGN CONVERSATION: Jazyková kaviareň / Language Café – Once a month, visitors to the café can debate various topics in foreign languages, including English, with their lecturers or without them.

Starts: Dec 1, 18:30; theatre café in the Staré divadlo Karola Spišáka, Ul. 7 pešieho pluku. Admission: free. More info: www.inlingua-nitra.sk.



Špirály a Pulzary / Spirals and Pulsars, an exhibition in the picturesque setting of the Severozápadná bašta / North-Western Bastion of Zvolen Castle, brings the most recent works and experiments by Slovak artist Marko Vrzgula. It can be viewed until December 4, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00 for free.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC: Banskobystrická hudobná jeseň 2011 / Banská Bystrica Musical Autumn – In the latest of a series of events, this music festival invites the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina to play Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert. The concert will be conducted by Karol Kevický and will feature soloist Karol Daniš on violin.

Starts: Nov 30, 18:00; Town Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €5. Tel: 048/4156-052;

www. pkobb.sk.


EXHIBITION: Zlá spoloč– nosť / Bad Society – This politically engaged exhibition, being held in a new space, is part of the Memory Kontrol festival and portrays issues like the division of Czechoslovakia, Mečiarism, engaged art, protest, nationalism, politics and humour as perceived by P. Kalmus, L. Nimcová, M. Piaček, T. Rafa and others.

Open: daily 12:00-20:00 until Dec 4; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: free. Tel: 041/5005 -064; www.stanica.sk.



LITERARY/MUSICAL EVENING: As well as actor František Kovár reading works by St Francis of Assisi and Tibetan saint Milarepa, this evening also includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Indian classical music.

Starts: Nov 28, 19:00; foyer of the House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €4. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.


PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: Jubilee Exhibition of Members of the Nova Photography Club – Marking 35 active years of this amateur photographers’ club in the city, this exhibition presents the works of its members in a comprehensive collection.

Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 8:00-19:45, Sat 8:00-13:00, Tues, Sun closed, until Dec 7; Public Library of Ján Bocatio, Hlavná 48. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6223-291; www. vkjb.sk.

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