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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: SITA)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
SHOW:
THE WORLD-renowned international ensemble Cirque du Soleil is coming to Slovakia for the first time ever. The troupe will give seven performances of their Saltimbanco show at Bratislava’s Ondrej Nepela ice hockey arena, at Odbojárov 9, between February 15 and 19. Tickets cost from €29 to €89 and can be obtained through www.ticketportal.sk. For more information, please go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum – Within the project “Rock in the Museum”, Czech (or rather Moravian) drummer Pavel Fajt will play his alternative “DrumTrek” project combining several genres of music.
Starts: Feb 18, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu, Linzbo-thova 16, Podunajské Bisku-pice. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/ 4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Ensemble Levante & Agnes Wolf – This mixed chamber ensemble, comprising flautists Marcela Lechtová and Petra Lechtová, clarinettist Bernhard Mitmesser and bassoonist Johannes Hofbauer, play with pianist Agnes Wolf works by Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Maurice Emmanuel and Jacques Ibert.
Starts: Feb 14, 18:00; Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464-1337; www.rakusko.eu/sk/kultura.aspx.

Bratislava
JAZZ MUSIC:
Pawel Kaczmarczyk & Audiofeeling Band – Polish jazzman Kacz-marczyk, a pianist who has won several competitions and talent shows, performs with his group, the Audiofeeling Band.
Starts: Feb 16, 19:00; Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Thierry & Friends – African musician Thierry Ebama plays West African rhythms and reggae. This time his guests include Ajdži Szabo, Boboš Procházka and Ibrahim Maiga.
Starts: Feb 18, 20:00; Hlava XXII, Bazová 9. Admission: €6. Tel: 0948/327-333; www. hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ MUSIC:
Jazz Pops Up – The jazz formation Jazz Pops Up, which plays jazz arrangements of famous rock and pop hits, launches its first album of the same name.
Starts: Feb 14, 20:00; Retro restaurant, Nevädzová 6. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/884- 434; www.restauraciaretro.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Marián Komáček - Maľba a grafika / Paintings and Graphic Art – This solo exhibition by Komáček in the K-gallery presents some of his forceful, powerful works.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00- 18:00; K-gallery, Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443- 3927; www.kgallery.sk.

Senica
EXHIBITION:
Jozef Kostka - Klasik slovenskej sochárskej moderny / A Classic of Slovak Modernist Sculpting – The Záhorská galéria - Záhorie gallery (ZG) commemorates the 100th birthday of this influential Slovak sculptor, showing a collection of lesser known works from his Bratislava studio accompanied by others from the gallery’s own holdings.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat 9:00-13:00, Sun 13:00 -17:00; Záhorie Gallery, Sadová 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel. 034/6512-937; www.muzeum.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Malá Lehota
FESTIVAL:
THE 25TH year of the Gajdošské fašiangy / Bagpipers’ Carnival festival in the municipality of Malá Lehota (Žarnovica district) will again gather bagpipes, pipers and pipe bands from several countries. The main programme starts on Friday, February 17, at 18:00 in the Malá Lehota House of Culture. The event promises a weekend full of bagpipe music not to mention several accompanying events. For more information (in Slovak), please visit www.osvetaziar.sk/podujatia/detail/25.gajdosske-fasiangy.

Banská Bystrica
DOG SLEIGH:
Majstrovstvá Slovenska v psích záprahoch / Slovak Championship of Mushing – Dog sledders, or mushers, will compete in sprints (10 kilometres) and over middle distance (20-kilometre) tracks in the Králiky ski resort.
Starts: Feb 18-19, 10:00; Králiky ski resort. Admission: free for spectators. More info: www.mushing.sk.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
Z tretej strany / From the Third Side – Robo Kočan & Zbyněk Prokop – This mixed-media installation cu-rated by Lucia Benická combines photography, painting, music and text.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00; House of Photography, Tra-novského 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905/288-717; www. domfoto.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Prešov
WINE TASTING:
Šťastný súdok / The Happy Keg – The 29th wine-tasting at Prešov’s Wine Museum is hosted by the Elesko company.
Starts: Feb 14, 18:00; Mú-zeum vín, Floriánova Street. Admission: €8. Tel: 051/3100 -125; 051/7733-108; www. muzeumvin.sk.

Košice
CLUBBING:
Retro Party – A funky disco in 1960s-1990s Czechoslovak socialist pop style from the discotheque of DJ Arnošt. Retro-screening by VJ Bliks will make for a nostalgic night.
Starts: Feb 17, 20:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €4. More info: www.tabacka.sk.

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