CONCERT: THE SECOND event of the In Jazz We Trust series at the Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7 in Bratislava, will be a concert at 21:00 on February 27 by US saxophonist Marcus Strickland. He and his quartet will present their seventh album, Triumph of the Heavy. Recognised as a master of the soprano (not to mention tenor) saxophone, Strickland has a long played with renowned drummer Roy Haynes: the pair even received a Grammy nomination for their album Fountain of Youth. Tickets cost €13 and can be purchased through www.ticketportal.sk or www.nuspirit.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Lazaro Y Su Sabor Latino – An evening on a boat on the Danube River with live Latino music, this event presents Lazaro de Jesús Hodelin Thomas from Cuba, who has been playing with his band since 2007, and offers the sound of exotic instruments like congas, timbals, trombones, maracas, guiros and claves.
Starts: March 4, 19:00; Loď Café (Tyršovo Embankment, Petržalka bank, in between the Old and New Bridges). Admission: €7. Tel: 0903/228-986; www.lodcafe.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Uto Ughi – Following a gig in Vienna’s Konzerthalle the Italian violin virtuoso comes to Bratislava to play works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Saint-Saens, Giuseppe Tartini and Manuel De Falla, accompanied by pianist Alessandro Specchi. Ughi will play two violins: one a Guarnieri del Gesú from 1744; the other a Stradivarius named ‘Kreutzer’ after a famous violin player.
Starts: Feb 28, 19:00; Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: €4-€47. Tel: 02/2049-4290; 02/5293 -3321; www.snd.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.
BALLET: Uwe Scholz, Nacho Duato: DUO – This piece, opening in the National Theatre, consists of two parts: Uwe Scholz’s choreography of Schuman’s 2nd Symphony; and Nacho Duato’s Duende choreography. Duende focuses mainly on the chosen music (by Claude Debussy) which is typical for this renowned choreographer, while the second piece, though also music-centred, is more abstract.
Starts: March 3 and 4, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€16. Tel: 02/2049-4290; 02/5293 -3321; www.snd.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Japonsko - Obnova pre lepšiu budúcnosť / Japan - Reconstruction for a Better Future – This exhibition of photographs from the Tohoku region presents the strongest documented earthquake and tsunami ever to hit Japan almost a year ago .
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until March 15; Exhibition Hall of the University Library, Michalská 1. Admission: free. More info: www.sk.emb- japan.go.jp; www.ulib.sk.
EXHIBITION: Miroslav Cipár 1+1=3 – The famous Slovak graphic artist, illustrator, painter and more presents his recent works.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until March 17; Galéria Ernesta Zmetáka, Bjoernsonova 1. Admission: €0.33-€1.33. Tel: 035/64084- 401/2; www.galerianz.eu.
CONCERT: FAMOUS Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa has released his first new album in six years, entitled ’68. In it he joins forces with his son Peter and Ľubor ‘Umelec’ Priehradník. It sounds slightly more electronic than one would expect and includes several ‘live’ guests: American Hendrik Merkens on harmonica, Italian Ruggero Robin on guitar, Michal Žáček (CZ) on flute and saxophone, and Svetlana Rymarenko on vocals. As part of a tour to launch the album, Lipa will give a concert in the Kozel Pub in Martin on March 3 at 20:00. Tickets cost €5 (in advance; tel: 043/4301-918) or €6 (on the door).
FAMILY FESTIVAL: Zimomravenie – This extensive four-day festival is meant for whole families and comprises exhibitions, various workshops, theatre performances, fairy tales, guided tours, pantomime, swimming with water sprites, and a big game, all focused on mining, local history and legends.
Starts: Feb 29-March 4, various sites in the city. Admission: varies; free to €6. More info: www. banskastiavnica.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Sinfonietta – This orchestra from Žilina will visit Dolný Kubín to perform works by Mozart, Hummel and Beethoven, conducted by Emin Guven Yaslicam (Turkey) and with Juraj Bartoš on trumpet.
Starts: Feb 29, 18:00; Zmeškalov Dom Hudby (House of Music), former Evangelical Church. More info: www.skozilina.sk.
RECYCLING: Pre niekoho odpad, pre niekoho poklad / Waste for some, treasure for others – This garage sale is organised with the aim of recycling and exchanging useable but unwanted items among city inhabitants. It is co-organised by Priatelia Zeme/SPZ Košice and Košice - European Capital of Culture 2013.
Starts: Feb 27-March 1 (items received), Feb 29- March 3 (items handed out) 10:00-18:00 and on March 3 10:00-14:00; former Secondary School of Aurel Stodola, Stro-járenská Street 3. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 0918/869-957; www.kulturpark.sk.
OTANICAL GARDEN: Zá-hadný svet mušlí / The Mysterious World of Shells – This temporary exhibition includes more than 1,000 shells as well as living creatures from tropical seas and oceans.
Open: Mon-Sat 9:00-15:00 until March 18; Botanical Garden of P.J. Šafárik University, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-667; www.upjs.sk.