CONCERT: THE CYCLE of classical music Hudba v chrámoch / Music in Churches continues in the 2012/2013 philharmonic season, with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal playing on September 23 at 15:00 in the Franciscan Church (Františkánske Square 3) in Bratislava featuring works by Bach, and Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier together with the Technik choir. Tickets cost €5 and can be bought through the Slovak Philharmonic (tel. No 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk) or one hour before the concert at the door.
ANIME FESTIVAL/POP CULTURE: IstroCON – The 25th annual anime and pop culture film festival, encompassing sci-fi, fantasy, horror and games, welcomes Japanese producer of anime movies Mitsuhisa Ishkawa. The IstroCON festival will run jointly with the 9th annual Comics Salón comics festival.
Starts: Sep 21-23, 13:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Ad-mission: €16.50. Tel: 02/5293 -3321, www.ticketportal.sk; www.istrocon.sk.
ORIENTAL DANCE FEST: Pressburg Dance Fest - Natural Beauty of Woman – The first year of this festival brings together representatives from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia, to offer an overview of what is happening in the dance scene. The gala-show performers (on Sep 21) include Daila (CZ), Duo Alegria (CZ), Nakari (AT), Csilla Pribojszki (HU), Lucilla (CZ/DE) and the Angel’s Tribe (CZ), as well as Slovaks Madhuri, MaHaJi, Halka, Zaghareet, Rustiqua & Pressburg Tribe, and more.
Starts: Sep 21, 18:00; DK Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €7/€9. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www .kzp.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Jazz v Aréne – Jazz in Arena – Every third Thursday of each month, jazz is performed in the Arena theatre; this month will feature the Milo Suchomel X Pro-ject, playing groove and funk and featuring Milo Suchomel (tenor and soprano saxophone), Ondrej Juráši (trumpet), Michal Bugala (guitar), Tomáš Gajlik (piano), Juraj Griglák (double bass), and Martin Valihora (drums).
Starts: Sep 20, 20:00; Aré-na theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/ 6720-2557; www. divadloarena.sk.
BALLROOM DANCE: Just Dance! (or Dobrý večer, Broadway / Good Evening, Broadway!) – Katarína Štumpfová, a dancer/choreographer who rose to fame through television, was inspired by her stay on Broadway to launch a project exploring a new perception of ballroom dance involving “pire dance”, without any words or singing.
Starts: Sep 19 and 20; 19:00; Divadlo Nová scéna, Živnostenská 1. Admission: €11-€17(for Sep 19) and €24-€29 (Sep 20). Tel: 02/2048-8510; www.nova-scena.sk.
BLUES MUSIC: River Music – As part of the series of concerts featured on board a cruise ship on the Danube, the Slovak Blues Company / Slovenská bluesová spoločnosť will perform at a launch party for its new album, the River Blues. The evening will wrap up at the U Demžára music pub.
Starts: Sep 21, 18:00-24:00; Martin boat & Music Gallery U Dežmára. Admission: €11. Tel: 02/5293-3321, www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: King Shaolin – The popular band is promoting the release of its new album with a series of concerts, one of them on September 20 – where it will be supported by the funk-rock band Magnitude Nine Point Nine.
Starts: Sep 20, 20:30; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €4. Tel: 0948/327-333; www.hlava22.sk.
EXHIBITION: Ad Libitum – The exhibition of Svätopluk Mikyta and Johannes Schlichting reflects their long-term collaboration, which has lasted since they studied together in Stuttgart. It has been curated from the joint drawings of both artists dating back to the time of their studies.
Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00 until Oct 7; Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605; firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXHIBITION: Tetris – Czech artist Alice Nikitinová presents her paintings as curated by Tereza Stejskalová, which in simple colours depict papers, cardboard boxes and other everyday items.
Open: Tue-Thurs 15:00-18:00 until Sep 30; HIT gallery, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/777-094; www.galeriahit.com.
SERBIAN CULTURE FESTIVAL: Mesiac srbskej kultúry v Trnave – The Month of Serbian Culture in Trnava – September is the month picked by the MaxGallery for exhibitions, concerts, screenings and presentations of famous Serbian artists. Accordion-based Duo AS will perform at a concert on September 20.
Starts: Sep 1-30, concert on Sep 20, 19:00; Malá synagóga / Small Synagogue, Haulíkova 3. Admission: €2. Tel: 0905/663-320; www.maxgallery.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Jazz pod hradom / Jazz under the Castle – An evening bringing together several bands: Aurelius Q (SK), Tereza Rajnincová and Groove Inn (CZ), VV Jazz Q (SK), Sisa Michalidesová a Peter Preložník (SK), and more.
Starts: Sep 21, 20:00, Piano Club, Pod Sokolice 12-16. Tel: 032/7445-081; www. pianoclub.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE P. M. BOHÚŇ Gallery / Galéria Petra Michala Bohúňa in Liptovský Mikuláš presents an exhibition of 314 drawings by renowned artist of Slovak origin Ladislav Mednyánsky. (The Záhrady maľby / Gardens of Painting exhibition of contemporary Czech painting will run simultaneously.) Curated by Zsófia Kiss Szemán, the Mednyánsky exhibition can be seen until November 17 on the ground floor of the gallery in Tranovského 3 on Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 17:00, for €1-€3.50.
FALCONRY SHOW: Sokoliarske predvádzanie / Falconry Demonstration – The falconry Kanát offers to visitors demonstrations of falconry, including the oldest method of hunting with falcons, dating from 5,000 years ago.
Starts: Sep 23-24, 11:00 and 15:00; Modrý Kameň Castle. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 0905/ 118-586; www.sokoliarstvo -kanat.sk.
JAZZ FESTIVAL: Jazzový putovný festival / Travelling Jazz Festival – As part of the local Kultúrne leto / Cultural Summer Hot Art, the jazz festival brings Aeroc Therapy, Groowin heads, and MAF trio, playing jazz rock, new jazz, and funk.
Starts: Sep 23, 18:00; Thea-tre Hall, House of Culture / Divadelná sála DK, Námestie Š. M. Daxnera 1. Admission: €5. Tel: 047/5621-550 – 2; www.rimavskasobota.sk.
OPERETTA: Cigánska láska – Gypsy Love – The operetta by Franz Lehár describes passionate love to a Gypsy musician. Conducted by Igor Bulla, directed and choreographed by Dana Dinková, the cast includes Helena Besce Szabó, Ján Babjak, Śtefan šafárik, and others.
Starts: Sep 22, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €8. Tel: 048 /2457-120; www.stateopera.sk
Prešov Hudba pod hviezdnou oblohou / Music under the Starry Sky: Enya – The recorded music of the popular Irish composer and musician is played under the artificial sky of the planetarium. Introduction by Juraj Humeňanský.
Starts: Sep 20, 18:00; Hve-zdáreň a planetárium, Dilongova 17. Admission: €2. Tel: 051/7722-065; www. astropresov.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves Spiš - Historické pamiatky minu-lých storočí / Historical Monuments of Past Centuries – An exhibition of photos by Ján Kotras is enhanced by artefacts connected with the depicted themes, such as locks, gates, grilles and keys.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00–16:30, Sat 9:00–13:00, Sun 13:00–17:00 until Oct 15, Foyer Múzeum Spiša, Letná 50. Admission: €2. Tel: 053/4423-757; www. muzeumspisa.com.