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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: Sme-Tomáš Benedikovič)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
THE RETROACT project by three musicians – Martin Valihora (drums), Oskar Rózsa (bass), and Eugen Vizváry (keyboards) – with guests, combines acid jazz, funk and soul and revives the music of the 1970s and 1980s. On November 8, they play a concert at the Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €8 (in advance) or €10 (on the door) and can be obtained through www.kzp.sk, or at 02/6829-9218 (0907/796-660).

Bratislava
BENEFIT CONCERT:
Komorný orchester Zoe a Maroš Potokár pre ľudí bez domova / The Zoe and Maroš Potokár Chamber Orchestra for Homeless People is a benefit concert to raise money for charity work in the St Giles community. The concert will feature works by Vivaldi, Slovak composer Víťazoslav Kubička (world premiere) and Tchaikovsky.
Starts: Nov 10, 19:00; the Holy Family Church, Jána Pavla II Square, Petr–
žalka. Admission: volun–
tary donation. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Bratislava
TANGO:
Argentina Tango – This tango seminar and training session with certified lecturers is free of charge and aims to introduce the true perception of tango as communication without words and not just a show for audiences.
Starts: Nov 10, 20:00; Klub La Fiesta, Prievozská 18. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/330 -437; www.tangoargentino.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Mucha Quartet – This concert by the young Mucha ensemble marks the 80th birthday of Slovak composer Ilja Zeljenka, who died in 2007.
Starts: Nov 8, 18:00; Seminar Hall, Klariská 5. Admission: free. More info: www.muchaquartet.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Korben Dallas a Zlokot – Two bands outside the mainstream join forces to perform a concert at a Bratislava pub.
Starts: Nov 8, 20:00; U Očka, Karpatská 3. Admission: €6. More info: www.uocka.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
KIDSUKE – Two producers, Kidkanevil (UK) and Daisuke Tanabe (JAP), have created a joint project, KIDSUKE, creating a completely new sound with hip-hop, experimental and urban music.
Starts: Nov 8, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club; Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €7. Tel: 0905/865 -566; www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Katie Melua – The famous British star Melua will be supported by the German-Swiss female duo Boy at her Bratislava concert.
Satrts: Nov 10, 20:00; B Hall of the Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: €30-€50. More info: www.eventim.sk.

Nitra
EXHIBITION:
To, čo nás spája, to nás delí [What Connects Us separates Us] –The young visual artist Monika Pascoe Mikyšková’s exhibition introduces her installations. Recently she has started using other media apart from painting, introducing photography, video, objects, and installation into her work. This collection presents her installations, which do not stand on their own but interact and create dialogue.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00; Nit–
ranska galéria, Župné Square 3. Ad-mission: €0.70-€1.50. Tel: 037/ 6579-641; www. nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
CONCERT:
MUSICIAN Andrej Šeban celebrates his birthday with a tour around Slovakia – Andrej Šeban Turné 2012 – organising a new musical programme with new musicians (Daniel Špiner on keyboard, Peter Rusňák on bass and Michal Fedor on drums) after eight years. On November 9, they play a concert in the Divadlo Štúdio tanca in Komenského 12 (na Krči) in Banská Bystrica and, apart from that gig, performances in 10 more towns are planned. More information can be found (and tickets purchased) at www.turne2012.sk and www.andrejseban.com.

Zvolen
OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL:
Hory a Mesto Zvolen – The “Mountains and the City” Zvolen is a festival of mountain and adventure movies, screening both Slovak and foreign works focused on climbing, rafting, biking and other outdoor sports. Accompanying events include demonstrations of slack-lining and two exhibitions: one of photos and one of posters.
Starts: Nov 9-11; Old Town Hall, SNP Square 31. Admission: €2.70 for each block of films. Tel: 0915/267-243; www.fkzvolen.sk.

Rimavská Sobota
EXHIBITION:
Letavská vý-stava / The Letavy Exhibition presents the results of the 27th year of the Letavy summer camp. The results include about 300 artefacts – paintings, drawings, graphic artworks, ironwork, pottery, and photographs. The Letavy creative camp attracts visual and performing artists, dancers, photographers, musicians, and writers from different countries to workshops.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until Nov 30; Ganevia Gallery, Town House of Culture, Š. M. Daxnera Square 1. Admission: free. Tel: 047/5621-550; www.rimavskasobota.virtualne.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Hudba novej chuti – The 10th year of the Ars Nova Cassoviae festival brings a taste of contemporary art, especially music, in one comfortable stretch for audiences, while the 3rd annual New Music Days includes the concert New Music for Kids and Teens.
Starts: Nov 11 (-Nov 15), 17:00; House of Arts [Dom umenia], Moyzesova 6. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6224 -509; www.sfk.sk.

Poprad
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
XXX ročník Popradskej hudobnej jesene – The 30th year of the Poprad Musical Autumn ends with a gala concert by teachers and students from the Janko Silan Elementary Artistic School, offering works by renowned Slovak and world composers as well as dance performances.
Starts: Nov 7, 18:00; ZUŠ J. Silana, Dlhé Hony 3522/2. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 052/7722-255; www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice
TATTOO FESTIVAL:
Warm Up Tattoo Košice 2012 – This pilot event aims to make people aware of Košice European Capital of Culture, and will expand to a two-day event in 2013. Accompanying events include a break-dance show, a concert by Lukáš Adamec and Siempre, and more.
Starts: Nov 10, 10:00-22:00; Dom techniky – Hotel centrum, Južná trieda 1549-2/A. Tel: 0904/553-886; www.bigtattooplanet.com.

Poprad
EXHIBITION:
Venované Albínovi Brunovskému (1935- 1997) / Dedicated to Albín Brunovský – This exhibition displays graphic artworks by the renowned Slovak artist who also designed the first banknotes of post-1989 Slovakia.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00- 17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Dec 2; Tatranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk.

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