CLUBBING: THE [MIE] clubbing event, with DJs Glaubic & Haberland and Mishek & C.O.D.E., celebrates its 11th anniversary in style, with a foreign guest: renowned Norwegian musician Todd Terje (in the picture). This regular event, which began small in another venue and later moved to the Nu Spirit Club at Šafárikovo Square 7 in Bratislava, takes place on the last Friday of every month. Tickets for the anniversary night on Friday, January 27, cost €7 - €8 and can be purchased through Ticketportal. For more information, please visit www.nuspirit.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Hurra Torpedo – The Norwegian band that “plays” kitchen appliances will perform a second gig in the capital, after selling out their original concert date at KC Dunaj on January 19.
Starts: Jan 23, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €13 - €15. Tel: 0940/820-659; www.kcdunaj. sk; www.tixy.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Harry Sokal GROOVE feat. Raphael Wressnig – Sokal (sax), Wressnig (Hammond organ) and Lukas Knöfler (drums), who are all from Austria, play music inspired by the classic electric jazz sound, exploring new styles and bringing jazz-groove surprises to their audiences.
Starts: Jan 25, 18:00; Mozart Hall, Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464-1337; www.rakusko.eu/sk/kultura.aspx.
ETHNO MUSIC: Keby všetky bandy sveta / If all the Bands in the World – This concert, part of a series of world and ethno music concerts, presents renowned Bratislava band Banda and Nebeská muzika from Terchová.
Starts: Jan 26, 19:00, Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/ 6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
ROCK MUSIC: GAS, FACE 2 FACE, Dorian Gray – The hard rock sound of these three Slovak bands, the last of which is the most well-established, should lure fans of this musical genre.
Starts: Jan 26, 20:30; Randal Club (Majestic Music Club), Karpatská 2. Admission: €3. More info: www. majestic.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Duo-Trio-Kvarteto / Duo-Trio-Quartett – This concert of students of chamber music of Ján Slávik (Academy of Performing Arts) includes works of Beethoven, von Weber and Dvořák.
Starts: Jan 24, 18:00, Dvorana music hall, Zochova 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/ 5441-2070; www.vsmu.sk.
ETHNO MUSIC: Krankukunkra – The Jamadan is a band of Slovak percussionists and musicians, playing western-African rhythms. After their concert, there will be a jam session with audiences.
Starts: Jan 25, 20:00, Hlava XXII music club, Bazova 9. Admission: €3. Tel: 0948/ 327-333; www.hlava22.sk.
EXHIBITION: Portraits - Sébastien de Ganay – The first solo exhibition at this gallery brings a French artist who has become famous for his ‘dot paintings’ and ‘dot writings’. This show is a series of portraits.
Open: Wed-Fri 14:00-18:30, Sat 11:00-16:00 until Feb 11; Gandy Gallery, Sienkiewiczova 4. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5263-5616; www.gandy- gallery.com.
WINTER ENTERTAINMENT: A POPULAR winter entertainment, racing on vintage sleighs called krne or krňačky, has developed into a whole championship series. On January 28, a krňačky race at the Kordíky ski resort near Banská Bystrica starts at 10:00 – if the weather allows and there is enough snow. The race is free for spectators; competitors should supply their own krňačky. For updated information (in Slovak and German), please go to www.krne.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Jeden svet / One World – The documentary film festival showing the most acute issues of the world as well as the lives of ordinary people in all corners of the Earth, will also pay tribute to the recently deceased writer and former Czech (and Czechoslovak) President Václav Havel.
Starts: Jan 25-29; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €1.50 (one block) - €15 (whole festival). Tel: 041/5005-064; www. stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Na husličky maľované / Painted on Violin – For five years a unique project has been touring Slovakia and Europe: more than 180 Slovak artists have transformed old violins into works of art by painting on them.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:00 until Feb 12; Považské Museum, Topoľová 1. Admission: €0.50 - €1. Tel:041/5001-511; www.pmza.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prešovské dni klasickej gitary / Prešov Days of Classical Guitar – Organised by local musician and music teacher Martiin Krajčo, the event aims to show all the potential and beauty of classical music connected with this instrument.
Starts: Jan 26 and 27, 18:00; Kino Scala, Masarykova 7. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 051/ 7723-741; www.pkopresov.sk.
JAZZ: Erich Boboš Procházka – A concert by this famous jazzman will accompany Anna Fedáková’s exhibition Otváranie / Opening.
Starts: Jan 27, 17:00; Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €5. Tel: 052/7721-968; www.tatragaleria.sk.
BOTANICAL EXHIBITION: Orchidey - skvosty v ríši rastlín / Orchids - Gems in Nature’s Realm – An exhibition of these plants, which typically bloom in winter, draws visitors to the city’s Botanical Gardens at this time of year.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until Feb 5; Botanical Garden of P. J. Šafárik University, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1 - €2 Tel: 055/2341-667; www.upjs.sk.