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As part of the Tuesday Evening Concerts in San Marten series, the Los Remedios flamenco band will appear on August 14 at 20:30 in an open-air performance in Rudnayovo Square in Bratislava, near St Martin’s Cathedral. This small group of professional musicians, most of them with foreign experience, focuses on the folklore of Andalusia, mixing it with jazz, classical and popular music in a unique sound that could be labelled world music. The performance, organised as part of the capital’s Cultural Summer programme, is free of charge.

Tribute to Freedom / Pocta slobode – The 4th edition of this musical event offers Britain’s Electric Light Orchestra as the headline act, plus Czech band Blue Effect and Radim Hladík, and Slovakia’s Peci Uherčík Rock & Roll Gang.
Starts: Aug 18, 18:00; Devín Castle. Admission: €35-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Summer Night Hafla – A wilder summer edition of this regular Oriental dance party brings performers Zaghareet, Zuzana Su Zelinová, Linda Strasiková, Dahlia, and others.
Starts: Aug 19, 18:00; Umelka pub, Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.bkis.sk, www.etnodance.sk.

Ida Kellarová & Jazz Famelija – The famous Czech singer merges Roma music with jazz and Latin influences, bringing an innovative approach and surprising sounds.
Starts: Aug 16, 19:00; Festival Music Square (Main Square). Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk, www.kelarova.com.

Hudba na nádvorí / Music in the Courtyard - Mojše Band – Young Slovak musicians perform klezmer, the traditional Jewish music of central and eastern European.
Starts: Aug 16, 20:30; Centre of Music, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Koncerty na Kuchajde – Within the Concerts at Kuchajda Lake series, famous Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa performs on an open-air stage.
Starts: Aug 18, 18:00-20:00; stage near Kuchajda lake. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

UV Festival – This non-commercial multi-cultural festival organised by volunteers offers various non-mainstream performers (including BeshodroM, Zapaska, Longital, Oszibarack, Nick Fisher and Diego), plus a drum show, fire show, workshops and more.
Starts: Aug 17-19, (Friday, start at 16:00); Konopiská complex, about 1 km from the village of Rohožník. Admission: €12 (one day) - €15 (whole festival). Tel: 0948/178-778; www.uvfestival.sk; www.interticket.sk (tickets).

HeavenDance – A new trend in the world of dance combines indigenous dance, ballroom, Latin, folklore, modern, jazz, classical dance and yoga.
Starts: Aug 18-19; Lunares dance room, Sládkovičova 1 (driving school Maťus). Admission: €80 (8 hours in total). Tel: 0905/881-518; www.heavendance.sk.


This year’s Garmin Žilinský triathlon 2012 / Garmin Žilina Triathlon 2012 is the 14th such competition in the city, and will attract hundreds of participants of both sexes. On the morning of August 18, at Žilina Waterworks, professional and amateur athletes alike will compete in the swimming, cycling and running event. Admission to the triathlon is free for spectators; potential competitors should register at www.triathlon.sk/index.php/triatlon-kalendar-27/triatlon-kalendar-27?start=5

Banská Štiavnica
Cap a l’Est – This annual Francophone festival brings, in its 10th year, not only poetry and theatre within Babylon of Languages (including Guy Gofette, Aksinia Mihailova, István Voros, Petr Borkovec, Rúth Lichnerová and Erik Jakub Groch), but also French-style music (Anne-Matie Bélime), jazz (Alain Henry), music in general (Trésor d’Orphée with Celtic music; Robin Troman and Les Tromano) as well as literary readings, debates, and more.
Starts: Aug 16-19; various sites in Banská Štiavníca. Admission: various. Tel: 0908/559-573; www.capalest.com (in French and Slovak).

Banská Štiavnica
Templári na Starom zámku / Templars at the Old Castle – The local Mining Museum and Bojník historical company offer a night-time insight into the life of the Knights Templar, revealing their mysteries together with the hidden spaces in the city’s Old Castle.
Starts: Aug 18 (and Sep 8), 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00; Old Castle. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 045/6920-535; 045/6949-422; www.muzeumbs.sk.

Jamadan – This Slovak band offers a West African drum show.
Starts: Aug 15, 20:00; Bombura klub, Nám. Gen. M. R. Štefánika 16. Admission: free. More info: www.bombura.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Jazz Pops Up – This jazz formation, comprising František Báleš (piano, musical arrangement), Jana Dekánková (vocals), Vladimír Máčaj (double bass) and Milan Ruček (drums), plays relaxed summer improvisations.
Starts: Aug 18, 19:00; Na hrade, Pri Barbakane. Admission: €4. Tel: 048/4155-085; www.pkobb.sk.


Dni Majstra Pavla 2012 / Days of Master Pavol 2012 – The annual art and culture festival includes the Master Pavol 2012 sculptors’ and woodcutters’ workshop, the Carpathian Crafts Market, the Mysterious Levoča festival of folklore (Friday afternoon) and rock/pop (Saturday) music, with a gala evening on Friday including a fire show and disco.
Starts: Aug 17-19; various sites in Levoča. Admission: free to €2. More info: www.levoca.sk.

Ráno, na poludnie, v podvečer... / In the Morning, at Noon, in the Early Evening... – This exhibition, commemorating the 80th birthday of the late Košice artist, Alexander Eckerdt, shows his stylised graphic works, paintings and drawings.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Sep 2; Vojtech Loffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 055/6223-073; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.

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