EXHIBITION: THIS FIRST solo exhibition by Rastislav Podhorský, titled Zametené (Nehybní v nehybnom) / Swept Up (Motionless in the Motionless) and on show at Bratislava City Library’s Artotéka gallery, Kapucínska 1, comprises a set of drawings and several paintings created between 2008 and 2012. The set combines stark compositions with serious, paradoxical points from a story or a situation. It can be viewed on weekdays 8:00-19:00, except for Wednesdays (when it is open 12:00-19:00), until April 27.
RUN: Beh Devín-Bratislava – The 65th year of this run from Devín, a village near the capital, to downtown Bratislava covers 11,625 metres (or 2,600 metres for children). It is the oldest road-run and also the oldest athletic event in all of Slovakia. Interested runners can register online.
Starts: April 15, 10:00 (presentation 6:00-9:30). Admission: free for onlookers; €5-€12 registration fee for runners. More info: www. devin-bratislava.eu.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Elisabeth Möst, flute; Naoko Knopp, piano – An Austrian flautist with an international reputation, Möst’s repertoire includes Mozart, Franz Schubert, Wolfram Wagner, Josef Wölfl, and the recently discovered Carl Frühling.
Starts: April 12, 18:00; Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464 -1337;
FILM FESTIVAL: FIFFBA – The International Festival of Francophone Films screens an overview of contemporary French-language cinematography which includes a variety of countries, cultures and works.
Starts: April 12-15; Mladosť and Lumiere cinemas. Admission: €15 for a festival ticket. Tel: 02/5934-7701; www. fiffba.sk.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: The Morphing Man - Martin Levinne – This exhibition of photographs is a psychological study of just one man, Marry Morse, showing 40 sides of his looks, personality and form, as made by the author.
Open: in the evenings, around performance times, until April 30; Slovak National Theatre new building. Admission: free. More info: www. snd.sk., www.levinne.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Photo-graphs - Sára Saudková – This Czech photographer has collected about 100 of her images with various motifs, including nude photos.
Open: Tue-Sun 15:00-22:00 until April 30; Malá synagóga /Small Synagogue, Haulíkova 3. Admission: €4. Tel: 0905/ 663-320; www.maxgallery.sk.
OPERA:AFTER A gap of about 20 years, the State Opera in Banská Bystrica has returned Mozart’s light comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte to its repertory. The local staging is focused more on the comic side of the work, stressing situational humour, the Rococo style and “swapping of brides”, an older motif revamped by Mozart. It premiered recently and will be staged again on April 12, at 18:30 in the Opera building, Národná 11. Tickets cost €3.50 and €7 and can be bought through www.stateopera.sk or www. navstevnik.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Sonatas - Daniela Varínska (piano) – One of Slovakia’s most renowned pianists offers a selection of sonatas by the composers who have crucially influenced this musical genre: Beethoven (Sonata in E major Op. 109), Schumann (Sonata in G minor Op. 22), and Liszt (Sonata in H minor).
Starts: April 11, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural node, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €2.50-€4. Tel: 041/ 5005-064, www.stanica.sk.
BODY-BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP: Slovak Body-Building Championship with international participation – A prestigious event organised by the SAKFST federation, this men’s bodybuilding championship will bring Mr Olympia and Mr Olmypia Amateur winners, the IFBB European champion, the 2012 Arnold Classic Amateur winner, and more.
Starts: April 15, 14:00; Infiniti Aréna, Pri jazdiarni 1. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z – Slovak artists Jana Želibská and Lucia Tkáčová, and Romanian artist Anetta Mona Chisa bring a juicy exhibition that confronts two generations of feminist art, exploring human relations and intimacy.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00- 20:00 until April 22; Make Up Gallery, Alvinczyho 18. Admission: free. Tel: 0915/239 -903; http:// makeupcollective.org.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Podoby svetla / The Forms of Light - Dionýz Dugas – The NOVA photo club has organised an exhibition by famous photographer “Dino” Dugas, commemorating his 70th birthday (last year) and showing an overview of his long-term work taking pictures of nature, landscapes, architecture and more.
Open: 8:00-18:00 on weekdays until April 20; Foto-galéria NOVA, Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia, Hlavná 48. Admission:
free. Tel: 055/6223-291; www.fotoklubnova.sk.