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(Source: Courtesy of Nikolaj Nikitin)


The Nikolaj Nikitin Quartet (Nikitin – saxophone, Gabriel Jonáš – piano, Jozef Dome – drums, and Juraj Griglák – double bass) will perform on September 3 at 20:30 in the Hlava XXII music club in Bazová 9 with guest world-renowned US jazzman, trumpeter Michael “Patches” Stewart. After the Bratislava gig, they will record an album to be titled New Winter Stories. Tickets cost €7 and can be bought through 0948/327-333 (SMS outside opening hours) or at the door. More information can be obtained at

French – Slovak inspirations – Monika Stanislavová (French-style songs – chansons), Eva Mária Chalupová (reading of poems), Eva Golovková (guitar). This evening will evoke the atmosphere of the heart of the artistic world, Paris.
Starts: Sep 6, 20:00; Café Scherz, Partizánska 2. Admission: €3. Tel: 0918/ 724-379;

Projekt 100 – 2012 – The travelling project of educational screenings of 10 selected movies that form the fundamentals of world cinematography visits 30 Slovak cities and towns, beginning with Bratislava.
Starts: Sep 6, club cinemas. Admission: €5. More info:

Velvet Run – the unique non-competitive run for ladies moved to Bratislava after it was organised in Košice. This 2nd Velvet Run Tipos aims to encourage women to look after their health and fitness with this natural and easily accessible form of exercise.
Starts: Sep 8, 16:00; Sad Janka Kráľa city park, Petržalka. Admission: €5 (girls under 13 must be accompanied by an older person). More info:

The Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited / Within the River Music series, which strives to boost the independent music scene and keep it afloat, has moved onboard a ship on the Danube River. Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited is a free grouping of prominent personalities of Slovak (and sometimes Czech) jazz music, interpreting the work of Oskar Rózsa.
Starts: Sep 7, 18:00 – 23:30 (concert on the ship on the way to Devín), later continuing in the „U Dežmára“ music club; Martin cruise ship, pontoon No5 2. 19,00. Admission: €18. Tel: 02/5293-3321,

Opening of the 6th Theatre season in the elledanse theatre / school – The Czech show “Kolik váží vaše touha“ (How Much Does Your Desire Weigh) performed by VerteDance & Zrní (CZ) and the opening of the exhibition „5 rokov v elledanse by Noro Knap“ / “5 Years in elledanse by Noro Knap” mark the start of a new season at this dance theatre and school.
Starts: Sep 7, 20:00; T & D, Dom T&D (T&D House), Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €5-€8. Tel: 0907/835-528;

Jean-marc Caracci – Homo Urbanus Europeanus – The series is about about contemporary urban life in Europe. The French photographer visited 31 European capitals, the results of which are featured in this exhibition.
Open: from Sep 5 till Sep 30, Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00; The Central-European House of Photography (Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie, SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 02/5441-8214;

The 7th International Film Festival Cinematik offers more than 100 movies divided into thematic sections.
Starts: Sep 7 – 13, several sites in Piešťany. Admission: €12 (for the whole festival) - €10 (in advance, through €2.50 for one screening. Tel: 0948/445-565;

Ondrej Zimka: Slovník cudzích snov / Dictionary of Strange Dreams – The author’s (born 1937) works can be labelled imaginative creation with specific lyrical-expressive under-currents. Zimka’s most recent works typically feature bright colours.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00; Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.80-€1.50. Tel: 033/5511- 659;


Banská Štiavnica
Banská Štiavnica’s Salamandrové dni / Salamander Days has grown from a low key festival marking the beginning of the school year of students at the mining academy, to a big town festival including music, theatre, programmes for children, an open day at the Mining Archives, exhibitions, traditional markets, a festive mass and – the culmination – a parade through the town, featuring the personage of Salamander, the town symbol. Salamander Days takes place between September 7 and 9 at various sites in Banská Štiavnica. Some events are free to the public and others are invitation only.

Banská Bystrica
Play Just Do It! - The opening of the exhibition of works by Ján Viazanička is coupled with a Post-Modernist ballet Príliš blízko na návrat / Too Close to Return to the music of Karel von Kleist.
Starts: Sep 5, 18:00 (opening) – 19:00 (ballet); Divadlo Štúdio Tanca, Komenského 12. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/4146-540;

Banda Americano – The four-member band plays a fusion of jive, neo-swing, blues, boogie-woogie, rock and rockabilly.
Starts: Sep 8, 20:00; Charisma Café & Bar, SNP Square 74/28. Admission: €3: Tel: 0903/574-315;

Liptovský Mikuláš
Magická záhrada- Magical Garden – The exhibition of light models by Michal Hanula, Mira Podmanická, Renata Ormandíková and Júlia Sabová lighten up the summer for the 6th consecutive year.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until Sep 16; Liptovská galéria (Liptov Gallery) Petra M. Bohúňa, Tranovského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758;


Festival divadiel strednej Európy / Central European Theatre Festival is being organised for the 6th time by the civic association Košické divadlo in collaboration with the local Štátne divadlo / State Theatre. Presenting ensembles from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the programme includes dance performances, musicals, fairy tales, but also street theatre and accompanying events like exhibitions and photo-workshops.
Starts: Sep 7-9; various sites in Košice, including the State Theatre, stage near Immaculata, etc. Admission: free. Tel: 055/2452-244;

The first Košice Night Run will take place in September, with a nine kilometre course that goes through the city centre. The trend of night runs is gaining popularity, and the European Capital of Culture 2013 surely deserves one, too.
Starts: Sep 7, 18:00; Aupark Košice, Námestie osloboditeľov – 22:00 – end of the run, on the same site. Admission: €15 (for runners), registration possible until Sep 3. More info:

Košice Pivo Festival – Again, the first year of what will become an annual festival, this time offering local beers from “local producers who make soulful beers”. It will include instructions on drafting beer, a home-brewing competition, and more.
Starts: Sep 6 – 8; tent between the Camelot restaurant and Calvinist Church, Kováčska ulica. Admission: €3.99 (for the whole festival). More info:

Starý Smokovec
Jazz Evening Live - Band from Prešov (Samuel Marinčák, Peter Hvišč, and Pavol Šarišský – double bass, guitar, drums) plays own jazz-rock compositions.
Starts: Sep 8, 19:00; Café Hoepfner, Starý Smokovec 25. Admission: free. Tel: 052/4425-191;

1st Model History Day – Exhibition of models made by amateur modellers with presentations of painting, sticking, spraying, etc, accompanied also by demonstrations of military equipment, screening of movies, discussions, and more.
Starts: Sep 8, 9:00-15:00; Slovenské technické múzeum / Slovak Technical Museum, Zborovská 2/A. Admission: free. More info:

Nikolaj Fedkovič – Divadlo sveta – The mystic “Teatro Mundi” – i.e. The world is a stage – revives the dreamy works of Nikolaj Fedkovic, once exhibited in Kežmarok and now moving to the Košice hotel.
Open: 10:00-20:00; Hotel Bankov, Dolný Bankov 2. Admission: free. More info: 0905/470-123;

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