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Eddy and BatatimbaEddy and Batatimba (Source: Courtesy of Shiraz agency)


THE COFFE Lands Projekt of Eddy Portella brings a live musical evening with Latino musicians to a boat on the Danube River. On October 14 at 19:00, Latin-folk-chill-out music will sound on board the Loď Café, anchored at the Tyršovo Embankment in Bratislava, in a programme called “De todo un poco” as performed by Peruvian/Slovak percussionist and singer Eddy Portella and Slovak guitar player/singer Pavol Bereza. Tickets cost €7 and can be purchased through 0903/616-991;

VocalEase 2012 – The 8th out of a total of 13 concerts of the VocalEase project seeks to bring to the wider public world famous as well as lesser-known compositions, performed by renowned jazz instrumentalists (Gabriel Jonáš on piano, Juraj Kalász on double bass, and Jozef “Ischi” Dome on drums).
Starts: Oct 9, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/327-333; www.

Hidak – Gerharim - Phurta - Bridges – The concert features the unique combination of Czech singer and violinist Iva Bittová with jazz Polish piano player Leszek Mozdzer, ex-Milosc (a free-jazz band), Mihál Dresch (saxophone, HU), and Oskar Torok (trumpet, SK).
Starts: Oct 13, 19:00; Concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/5293-3321, www.

Fusejazz – After 5 years, the Fusejazz band (Štefan Bugala on drums, Michal Bugala on guitar, Juraj Gregorík on bass, and Eugen Vizváry on keyboard) returns to perform in its original line-up, playing Bugala’s compositions .
Starts: Oct 9, 20:00; Kafe Scherz, Partizánska 2. Admission: €6. Tel: 0918/724-379;

Fashion Pop-Up Made in Košice – The fashion event will present to Bratislavans the works of nine Košice designers, as well as producers and designers of accessories.
Starts: Oct 9, 19:00; Sklad / Storehouse No 7, Eurovea. Admission: free. More info:;

Trienále textilu bez hraníc 2012/2013 / Triennial Textiles without Borders – Every third year, artists working with textiles present their works. This time, there will be 204 artists from 26 countries worldwide.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00- 18:00; Dom umenia / House of Art, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2047-1217;

BRBAGUBA – Brno-Bratislava-Guba (gallery) make up the acronym representing the exhibition of paintings by married couple Eva and Ján Spěváčeks from Brno (Czech Republic) and by Samuel Pančo (a Zvolen native living in Moravia, CZ).
Open: Mon-Sun 8:00- 19:00; GUBA gallery, Galva-niho 17. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/150-345;


Banská Bystrica
THE NON-COMMERCIAL, international, music-film-art festival Barbakan focuses specifically on presenting European culture. The festival takes place between October 10 and 14 at several sites in Banská Bystrica. Films are divided into several sections such as Focus on Iran and Domestic Harvest, music includes bands like Plastic Swans, or Kubo Ursiny & Provisorium, and there will be a host of accompanying events. Tickets – a daily ticket for movie screenings costs €4.80 and a festival ticket for all concerts is €15 – can be purchased through or More info:

Banská Bystrica
Radovan Tariška & Benito Gonzalez – Slovak saxophone player Tariška invites Gonzalez, a top pianist from Venezuela now living in NYC, Tomáš Bareš (double-bass, CZ), and talented drummer Dávid Hodek (SK, 15) to play their own compositions.
Starts: Oct 11, 19:00; Cikker Hall, Town-hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €10. Tel: 048/ 4155-085;

Karel Gott Best Tour 2012 – The enduring Czech pop legend tours Czech and Slovak regions accompanied by the Boom! Band, Jiřího Dvořáka, and female singers.
Starts: Oct 13, 19:00; Ice-Stadium, Pod dráhami 2293/21. Admission: €12-€50. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321, www.


Plášť (Il Tabarro) & Gianni Schicchi – Two playlets by Giacomo Puccini premiere at the State Theatre, as adapted by Ondrej Olos, directed by Jan Antonín Pitínsky, and conducted by Igor Dohovič and Ondrej Olos. Both are full of surprising turns, from the more dramatic Il Tabarro to the more humorous Gianni Schicchi, Olos said, stressing that both main characters are written for baritone.
Starts: Oct 12 (13), 19:00; Štátne divadlo, Hlavná 58. Admission: €15. Tel: 055/2452 -200, 055/2452-269 (tickets);

World Musicians Celebrating Anniversaries / Jubilanti svetovej hudby – As part of the 9th year of the Academic Chamber Concerts series, a Czech (Pavel Burdych, violin) and Slovak (Zuzana Bérešová, piano) duo will play works by Haydn, Ladislav Burlas (SK), Ilja Zeljenka (SK), and César Franck (FR-BG). The festival (continuing until Dec 11) also celebrates 15 years of Prešov University.
Starts: Oct 10, 19:00; PKO – Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €1-€3. Tel: 051/7723- 741;

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