EXHIBITION: The exhibition Obrazy 1958-2009 at Bratislava City Gallery’s (www.gmb.sk) Pálffy Palace site, Panská 19 in Bratislava, presents the wide and varied works of artist Miloš Šimurda, from intimate to monumental-decorative. The central focus is figurative compositions, where the philosophical essence often drives Šimurda into the realm of the abstract. The author himself chose the principal works from every period of his creative life for this exhibition, which can be seen Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00 until April 15.
JAZZ MUSIC: Krst albumu Y / Album Launch: Y – Slovak guitar player and composer Michal Bugala launches his second solo album, entitled simply Y. One part was recorded by the Michal Bugala Trio (featuring Martin Valihora on drums and Reuben Rogers on double bass) and the other by the Michal Bugala Group (which included international jazz players and toured last autumn).
Starts: March 26, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €7. Tel: 0948/855 -449; www.nuspirit.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Hory a mesto / Mountains and City – The 13th year of this film festival focused on mountains, climbing and the environment will also host accompanying events and visits by US climbing legend Lynn Hill, German kayaking champion Olaf Obsommer and German unicyclist Lutz Eichholz.
Starts: March 28-April 1; Cinema City, Aupark, Einsteinova 18. Admission: €1.50 -€5. Tel: 0908/704-412; www. horyamesto.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Jiří Stivín - Sám se svým stínem / Alone with My Shadow – The famous Czech jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer, who is most acclaimed as a saxophone and flute player, presents a new show, again stretching the borders and categories of musical genres.
Starts: March 29, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14 (entrance from Kolárska). Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; http://atelierbablyon.sk.
BLUES: Sitra Achra – This band (Boboš Procházka, Pišta Lengyel, Aidží Sabo, Martin Zajko) play a fusion of blues, funk, soul, swing, reggae and hillbilly.
Starts: March 30, 19:00; Ticho a spol., Školská 14. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Adolf Frankl - Vízie / Vision / Visionen – This touring exhibition, subtitled Vízie z inferna - umením proti zabúdaniu / Vision from the Inferno - Art Against Forgetfulness, is by a Bratislava painter and anti-fascist fighter who survived the death camp in Auschwitz.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 29; Old Town Hall, Primaciálne Square 3. Admission: €2-€5. Tel: 02/5910-0847; www.muzeum.bratislava.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Lucie Bílá – The Czech pop diva has announced a second concert in Pezinok, after the first sold out. Accompanied by piano virtuoso Petr Malásek, she will play the core of her repertory.
Starts: March 30, 17:00; House of Culture, Holubyho 42. Admission: €35. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: The Novohradské múzeum a galéria / Novohrad Museum and Gallery (www.nmg.sk) in Lučenec is hosting an exhibition of Merkur, a once-popular construction kit similar to Meccano. Czech collector Jiří Mládek has managed to assemble two-and-a-half tonnes of pieces from the legendary kit, and also owns an original printer made from Merkur parts which was functional and could be operated using old, 8-bit computers. The beginnings of Merkur date back to the 1920s. Part of Mládek’s huge collection can be seen in the museum, at Kubínyho Square 3, Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00-17:00, and on Saturdays between 14:00 and 17:00, until April 30
LIVE MUSIC: Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr – The legendary hip-hoppers from the Onyx formation will present their classic hits, supported by Slovak groups Krok Spet + Natalie, Špeker, and the Street Dance Academy. DJ FunkDat will look after the after-party.
Starts: March 28, 20:00; former cinema Hviezda, Sku-teckého 3. Admission: €16-€26. Tel: 0918/420-033; www. eventim.sk.
EXHIBITION: Margita Búryová - Pocta domovine / Tribute to Homeland – Búryová, a native of Nová Baňa, creates oil paintings mostly focused on castles, landscapes and still-lifes.
Open: weekdays 8:00- 16:00 until April 5; Pohronské múzeum / Hron Region Museum, Bernolákova 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 045/6855- 178; www. pohronskemuzeum.sk.
STAND-UP COMEDY: English Stand-Up Comedy – The last show in a new series of monthly stand-up comedy shows brings Simon O’Keefe, who rose to fame at Dublin’s Capital Comedy Club and later toured Ireland; and Marcus Ryan, an Australian who has toured more than 30 countries with his jokes, accents and travel stories.
Starts: March 27, 20:00; GES Club, L. Novomeského Square 13. Admission: €9 (in advance) - €10 (on the door). Tel: 055/6224-303; www. ges.sk.
DANCE THEATRE: Koniec / The End – Dance theatre Atak launches a new show which explores the syndrome of burnout, fatigue and loss of joy in life.
Starts: March 30, 19:00; House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/72. Admission: €6. Tel: 052/7722-255; www.poprad.sk.