Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MUSIC, THEATER, EXHIBITION...

Countrywide Events

(Source: Courtesy of KC Dunaj)

Bratislava
MUSIC:
TAMIKREST, a Touareg band from Mali also known as the Poets of the Sahara, are among the rising stars of world music, along with other Malian musicians. On February 13, they give a concert at 20:00 at KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €12 (in advance) or €15 (on the door) and can be obtained by calling 0904/330-049; or via www.kcdunaj.sk.

Bratislava
SPANISH OPERETTA:
Španielska zarzuela / Spanish Zarzuela – This performance of Spanish of operetta, or zarzuela, brings not just works by original composers, but also performers: conductor David Hernando Rico (from Spain) and singers Ana Carolina Diz (from Argentina) and Rafael Alvarez (from Mexico).
Starts: Feb 17, 17:00; DPOH City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 0917/ 379-438;
www. mestskedivadlo.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC
PaCoRa Trio: Don Quichotte – Within the Nová hudba / New Music cycle of the Slovak Philharmonic, the trio of Stanislav Palúch (on violin), Marcel Commendant (on cimbalom; from Moldova) and Róbert Ragan (on double bass) will welcome guests – Jana Seme-rádová on flute, and French actors Bastien Ossart, Julien Cigana and Benjamin Egner – to perform their version of the famous Don Quixote story.
Starts: Feb 12, 19:00; Small concert hall, Reduta, E. Su-choňa Square 1. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Valentine’s Day – Paris-based producer and singer Andrea Moonchild will aim to create a romantic atmosphere, supported by two Prague bands, Girls on Drugs and Luke Mayen.
Starts: Feb 14, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €6. Tel: 0905/865 -566; www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
MODERN DANCE/THEATRE:
Kolísky / Cradles – This ‘situationist’ play by the Debris company brings a new interpretation of the original Kolísky, a work by Slovak author Jana Bodnárová.
Starts: Feb 14, 20:00; Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/5541-0716; www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Hardcore rock – French band Zubrowska joins forces with Birds In Row, also from France, and Jungbluth from Germany.
Starts: Feb 17, 19:30; U Očka, Karpatská 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 0910 799 353; www.facebook.com/uocka.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC
: At this 5th subscription concert, internationally renowned chamber musician Denis Kožuchin on piano and Mario Košik as conductor will perform works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jean Sibelius.
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; Concert studio, Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/5727-3624;
www. slovakradio.sk.

Bratislava
PHOTO-EXHIBITION:
Alica v krajine Zapata / Alice in the Land of Zapata + Tmavé štvorce / Dark Cubes – Two exhibitions: the first presents the work of Mexican photographer Nadja Massun for the first time in Slovakia; the second is a selection of square photos representing various symbols by Czech photographer Igor Malijevský.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 10; Central Euro-pean House of Photography (SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
THE EXHIBITION Zo starej a najnovšej tvorby / From the Old and the Most Recent Works, in the Liptov Gallery of P. M. Bohúň in Liptovský Mikuláš, presents a selection of 29 works by multi-genre artist, musician, performance artist and instrument maker Milan Adamčiak. The exhibition pulls together works from several galleries, curated by Petra Feriancová Baldovičová and Michal Murin, and can be seen Tuesdays to Sundays until February 28, between 10:00 and 17:00. Admission is €1-€2; more information can be found at www.galerialm.sk.

Banská Bystrica
MUSICAL:
Valentínsky koncert – This Valentine’s Day concert offers a selection of operetta melodies performed by Martina Svitková on piano and sung by Oľga Hromadová, Alžbeta Trgová, Katarína Perencseiová, Dušan Šimo and Šimon Svitok.
Starts: Feb 16, 18:00; Bohé-ma klub of the State Opera (Štátna opera), Národná 11. Admission: €6. Tel: 048/2457- 123; www.stateopera.sk.

Žilina
AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE:
Se-Eun Lee / Petr Vrba / Michal Zbořil – In this audiovisual performance, Lee uses magnets, minerals and small items to transform sounds into images, while Vrba and Zbořil use electronic and acoustic instruments to complement the dance of magnets to music.
Starts: Feb 13, 20:00; Stani-ca Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €2. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.

Martin
LIVE MUSIC:
Věra Špinarová & Ivo Pavlík Band – This gala concert hails the anniversary of Špinarová, a female singer from the Czech city of Ostrava whose unique voice and rock/pop repertoire still commands a big following.
Starts: Feb 14, 19:00; Kino Strojár, Vajanského 2. Admission: €17. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Štrbské Pleso
SNOWBOARD PARTY:
Snowboard fest – European professional freestyle snowboarders will compete, and demonstrate their extreme jumps and tricks.
Starts: Feb 16, 14:00-19:00; Štrbské Pleso. Admission: free for spectators. More info: www. snowboardfest.sk.

Košice
FILM SCREENING:
Bauhaus School of Art and Design – A documentary exploring this cultural-architectonic phenomenon in all its complexity, as well as its historical and creative impacts.
Starts: Feb 11, 20:00; Taba-čka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info: www.tabacka.sk.

Košice
BOTANICAL GARDEN:
Orchidey - skvosty v ríši rastlín / Orchids - Gems of the Floral World – As every year, the bo-tanical garden has organised an exhibition of exotic beauties that blossom in winter.
Open: daily 9:00-16:00 until March 3; Botanical Garden of the UPJŠ, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/ 2341-667; www.bz.upjs.sk.

Vysoké Tatry
AVALANCHE RESCUE COURSE:
This four-day course will teach anyone who is interested everything they need to know about avalanches, what causes them, how to react to them and how the rescue service works.
Starts: Feb 14-17. More info: www.himalaya-club.sk.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).