ICE-HOCKEY LEAGUE: SINCE the Slovan Bratislava ice-hockey club entered the Continental Hockey League (KHL) comprising of several countries including Russia, its matches are a huge attraction. On Tuesday, January 8, Slovan plays with Traktor Chelyabinsk at 19:00 in the Slovnaft Arena. Tickets can be auctioned and additional information found at www.ticketportal.sk.
MODERN DANCE: Quadrans – The re-run of an older, established piece, showing new interactive media, choreographers and dancers, namely V. Benito Šoltýs, B. Nahálka, L. Vágnerová and P. Mašek.
Starts: Jan 11, 20:00; Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €3-€5 (in January, there is a 10-percent rebate on ticket prices). Tel: 02/5541 0716; www.elledanse.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Korben Dallas, support Saténové ruky – The Bratislava-based band Korben Dallas has had a successful year in 2012, and now it starts another busy season with a concert offering its outside-mainstream post-rock music, supported by club DJs Saténové ruky.
Starts: Jan 10, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €7 ???. Tel: 0905/865 -566; www.nuspirit.sk
JAZZ: Januárový koncert v Zelenom strome / January Concert at the Green Tree – Jazz Pops Up (Fero Báleš – piano, Jana Dekánková – vocals, Vlado Máčaj – double bass, Milan Ruček – drums) grouping plays jazz arrangements of famous global hits.
Starts: Jan 7, 20:00; Pub u zeleného stromu, Obchodná 43. Admission: free. Tel: 0908/606-359; www.jazzpopsup.sk, www.jazz.sk, www.uzelenehostromu.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Balkan Beats Party – Balkansmbel, the Slovak band playing (and dancing) Balkan rhythms, but also Colombian Cumbia, reggae, swing and traditional Gipsy music, will be supported by Malalata Sound System in this dynamic concert/party.
Starts: Jan 12, 21:00; KC Dunaj. Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5 (on the door). Tel: 0904/330- 049; www.kcdunaj.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonics, New Music series – Within its Nová hudba / New Music series, Slovak Philharmonics will play the contemporary classical music of Charles Ives (Sonata No 4, Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting; and Sonata No 3), Leoš Janáček (Sonata for Violin and Piano), Anton Webern (Vier Stuecke Op 7) and Luciano Berio (Sequenza VIII).
Starts: Jan 8, 19:00; Small concert hall of the Slovak Philharmonic-Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: €8 ???. Tel: 02/2047–5233; 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.filharmonia.sk.
OPERA: Giacomo Pucccini – La Bohéme - This classical Italian opera (sung also in Italian) by Puccini, conducted by Pietro Rizzo and directed by Václav Věžník, introduces audiences to the magical and decadent world of artists, offering renowned singers like Tomáš Juhás, Aleš Jenis, Pavol Remenár, Eva Hornyáková, Jozef Benci, and some more.
Starts: Jan 9, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/2047- 2299; www.snd.sk.
EXHIBITION: Súčasná severská grafika: Fínsko, Nórsko, Švédsko / Contemporary Nordic Graphic Art: Finland, Norway, Sweden – The exhibition comprises artists like Malou da Cunha Bang, Norbert Costin, Stein Are Dahl, Joonas Järvi, Sanna Kumpulainen, Lisa Mari Nossen, Venla Roponen, Victoria Skogsberg, and Cathrine Finsrud Stustad, 9 students from 3 fine-art academies, enable visitors to try and taste the modern Nordic graphic art, and the artists to experience international exhibition.
Open: weekdays 10:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-17:00 until Jan 14; T-Gallery, Panská 24. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/601-656; www.tgallery.sk.
OPERA/CHILDREN: Peníková chalúpka / Hansel and Gretel – Engelbert Humperdinck – The musical version of a famous fairy-tale arranged in the Slovak language will premiere in the State Opera, as conducted by Ján Procházka/Marián Vach and directed by Pavol Smolík.
Starts: Jan 12, 16:00; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/2457- 123; www.stateopera.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Novoročný koncert ŠKO Žilina/ New Year’s Concert of Slovak Sinfonietta – The Slovak Sinfonietta, ensemble of classical music, hails the new year 2013 by playing the crème de la crème of waltzes and operettas by Johann Strauss, Franz von Suppé, Josef Lanner, Emmerich Kálmán, and others.
Starts: Jan 10-11, 19:00; Štátny komorný orchester (ŠKO), Dolný Val 47. Admission: €8-€11. Tel: 041/2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.
EXHIBITION: Gustav Klimt – The exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of world-famous Austrian artist, symbolist painter.
Open: Mon 8:00-16:00, Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-12:00; Atrium of Štátna vedecká knižnica /State Scientific Library, Lazovná 9. Admission: free. More info: www.banskabystrica.sk.
ASTRONOMY / MUSIC: HUDBA pod hviezdnou oblohou / Music under the Starry Sky is a project of the Observatory and Planetarium in Dilongova 17 in Prešov. It offers the unique combination of an artificial sky and reproduced music. On Thursday, January 10, at 18:00, the observatory organises an evening with the music of Irish musician Enya that combines well with stars. Tickets cost €2; and more information can be found at www.astropresov.sk.
JAZZ-ROCK: The Fusion Trio – The Fusion Trio - Peci Uher (electric and nylon guitar), Viliam Cicoň (bass), Viliam Stanek (drums) – plays own instrumental tunes.
Starts: Jan 12, 21:00; The Wave Club, Hlavná 121. Admission: €2. Tel: 0905/ 896-467; www.wave.sk.
OPERA: Figarova svadba – The Marriage of Figaro – The famous four-act comic opera by Mozart is a popular piece of the State Theatre in Košice – where it is conducted by Paolo Gatto/Igor Dohovič, directed by Gustáv Herényi and performed by Ludovic Kendi, Marián Lukáč, Lucia Knoteková/Michaela Varády, Lenka Máčiková/Janette Zsigová, and others.
Starts: Jan 9, 19:00; State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Admission: €3-€8. Tel: 055/2452-269 (tickets); www.sdke.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves
CARNIVAL ON ICE: Prázndinový karneval na ľade / Holiday Carnival on Ice – All children in the town are invited to participate in the carnival on a new ice-rink.
Starts: Jan 7, 13:00; ice-rink near the Reduta Theatre (organised by Centrum voľného času – CVČ Adam, Levočswká 14. Tel: 053/4425759; www.cvc.snv.sk.
SQUASH LEAGUE: Košicka squashová liga 2012/203 – The Košice Squash League takes place once a month, putting teams of 5 against each other (teams are different each time).
Starts: Jan 12, 10:00; Baldi Squash Club, Jedlíkova 7. More info: www.baldi.sk, www.ksliga.sk.
EXHIBITION: Oltárne obrazy /Altar Paintings – This exhibition presents the paintings from the main altar of the St Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice. The set of 48 altar plates is considered to be the highlight of Late-Gothic European painting.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Jan 31; Vojtech Löffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 055/6223-073; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.
7. Jan 2013 at 13:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská