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(Source: Courtesy of Galéria Nova)


THE JOINT exhibition of works by sculptor Jozef Jankovič and glass artist Palo Macho is presented in two galleries and consists of three groups of artefacts: first are Jankovič’s glass objects, the second are glass paintings and objects of Palo Macho and the third group is represented by their common works. In the Galéria Nova (in Baštová 2, open Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00; www. galeria-nova.s) the exhibition runs until December 2, in the Galéria Z (in Zichy Palace at Ventúrska 9, open Mon-Sat 13:00-18:00; until December 16.

Savoreando – The new performance within the Flamenco evenings on the boat on the Danube River introduces Flaco de Nerja and Morenito de Trijana, two Slovak guitar players who studied and established their names abroad.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; Loď Café / Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo embankment. Admission: €8. Tel: 0903/449-650;

MittelCinemaFest – The travelling festival of contemporary Italian film pays tribute to world-renowned director Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Italian writer Emanuele Trevi will introduce his latest book Qualcosa di scritto, a novel about the personality of Pasolini. The documentary Laura’s Passion (directed by Paolo Petrucci), about the icon of Pasolini’s films, Laura Betti, will also be shown. Italian movies by various other directors will be screened as well.
Starts: Nov 19-26, Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Admission: €4. More info:;

In a series of concerts in the Pálffy Palace, the Moyzes Quartet will perform with Veronika Prokešová on viola pieces by Slovak composers Ilja zeljenka and Martin Burlas and by Mozart.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: €2-€4. More info:,

NouveauNu Night – The Warm-Up night of the NouveauNu Festival brings Plastic Swans and Lonely Drifter Karen.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:30; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 0904/330-049; www.

NipponFest & Hangukon – The first festival of Japanese and Korean culture will introduce aspects of these Asian cultures like anime, Japanese movies, lectures, haiku competitions, theme costumes, karaoke, indoor games and martial arts. Hangukon offers Korean movies, workshops and also Korean buffet, as well as a Japanese-Korean disco with laser show.
Starts: Nov 24-25; House of Culture Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8 (in advance) - €10 (on the door). Tel: 02/6829-9225;,

Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin – The famous lyrical opera in three acts in Russian is conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink (as guest), directed by Peter Konwitschny, with a cast including Adriana Kohútková, Terézia Kružliaková, Pavol Remenár, Ľudovít Ludha, Peter Mikuláš and others.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: €7-€30. Tel: 02/2047-2299,

Thursday Art Talk – The last guided tour in the Slovak National Gallery in English this year will be led by Lucia Almášiová and focused on the exhibition of renowned war photographer Robert Capa.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; SNG, Esterházy palace (1st floor), Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €4.70. More information:, 02/2047-6270.

Nu Dance - The festival of contemporary dance brings, in more than a week, performances of Slovak, Czech, German, Austrian and Bulgarian dancers, choreographers, as well and film screening and two workshops by Małgorzata Haduch (PL).
Starts: Nov 20 - Nov 28; elledanse - T & D, Dom T&D (T&D House), Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€6 (€30 for the whole festival).Tel: 0907/835-528;

Krajinka – The Landscape – Slovak movie of renowned Slovak director Martin Šulík (made in the year 2000) will be screened with English subtitles.
Starts: Nov 24, 18:00; Lumiére film club, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 0917/105-882;,

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
The Elements – The Time is Up Tour 2012 – The band that boasts mastering five elements plays various genres stemming from rock has recently released its third album and has set off on a promo-tour, making a stop in Nové Mesto nad Váhom.
Starts: Nov 24, 20:00; Za rampami club, Trenčianska 1189. Admission: €2. More info:


In late November and early December the popular Slovak rock band Desmod will join forces with the Cigánski diabli / Gipsy Devils Roma folk band for a tour of Slovakia called Rock & Ethno Tour 2012, stopping on November 22 to for a concert at the House of Culture in Ružomberok. Tickets cost €17 and can be obtained through More information can be found at or

Slovak Sinfonietta stages a guest concert performance of the State Theatre Košice’s Barber of Sevilla, opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Conducted by Christian Pollack, the staging brings guest soloists: Asineta Raducan (soprano, Romania), Kirlianit Cortes (tenor, Colombia), Adrian Marcan, (baritone, Romania), and Steffi Kopinits (soprano, Austria), Marco Ascani (baritone, Italia) as well as Slovak singers.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; ŠKO, House of Culture Fatra, Dolný val 47. Admission: €10-€13. Tel: 041/2451-111;

Banská Bystrica
Rusínsky a rómsky folklore netradične [Ruthenian and Roma Folklore Non-traditonally]. The goal of the project is to merge the Ruthenian minority’s folklore with Roma traditions and jazz, with an intermingling of musicians from both cultures: Peter Lipa, Ján Berky Mrenica, Juraj Burian, Juraj Tatár, Marcel Buntaj, Martin Gašpar and the Makovica folklore ensemble.
Starts: Nov 19, 19:00; Klub 77. Horná 54. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Kalbo / ball (Slovak Tour II) – The physical performance Kalbo tries to show the relation between humans and the Mother Earth. Authored by Peter Todorov, it will be performed by Jaroslav Viňarský and Desislava Mincheva.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; Záhrada Centrum, SNP Square 16 /Benciho passage). Admission: €4-€6. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Phil Shoenfelt (UK) & Pacel Czingl (CZ) – The British/Czech electro-acoustic duo plays a more intimate version of its punk/alternative music.
Starts: Nov 24, 20:00; Klub 77, Horná 54. More info:

Patrik Illo – Periférne (videnie) – Perihperal (Vision) – Glass designer Illo has been working as designer for the renowned glass factory in Lednické Rovne since the 1990s. In this gallery, he presents his own glass designs along with those by other artists.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00, Sat 12:30-16:00 until Dec 2; Kysucká galéria, Oščadnica mansion. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 041/4332-166;


Prešovské hudobné slávnosti – The Prešov Music Fest offers Opera Gala II, a gala evening of the most fascinating and most famous arias and duets, performed by soloists of the Swedish Opera – and Henriikka Groendahl (FIN), Ludovic Kendy (RO), and Dagmar Duždová (SK) performing works by Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Delibes, Massenet, and Offenbach.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50: Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 051/7723-741; www.pkopresov.

Čaro Orientu II – Čo je to láska – The Magic of the Orient II – What is Love. The dance-theatre performance organised by Oriental-dance troupe Soraya invited guests (Amulet, Capoeira Oxumare, and Amina Shaqiyat group form Bratislava) to tell the story of Oriental love and magic.
Starts: Nov 24, 18:00; Theatre Hall of the Historical Town-Hall, Hlavná 59. Admission: €6. Tel: 0911/121-615;

Hudba medzi Východom a Západom - The Music between the East and the West – The music festival brings, this time around, the Norwegian “Trio Medieval” with jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen, performing its successful project Folk Songs.
Starts: Nov 23, 19:30; Trinity Church, Hlavná 67 (organised by State Philharmonic, Moyzesova 66). Admission: €12. Tel: 055/6220-763;

Foto v Galerke – The gallery in Caraffova väznica (i.e. Caraff’s prison) prepared, with young artists, a selection of the best photos from among all the contestants, called Foto v Galerke. Within six categories, all amateurs were invited to submit their work.
Open: Tue-Fri 13:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until November 30; Caraffova väznica, Jarkova Street (entry from Floriánova). Admission: free. Tel: 051/ 772374; www.pkoprešov,

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