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(Source: Ján Glózik; Courtesy of TypoArs)


THE TYPO & Ars Gallery is currently showing “Naive Art from Kovačica”, the 6th such exhibition to feature the works of amateur artists from the ethnic-Slovak village of Kovačica, in the Serbian region of Vojvodina. Until May 24 it can be seen daily, except for Mondays, 14:00-18:00 (or by arrangement) at Roľnícka 349 in the Vajnory district of Bratislava. Admission is free, but visitors are advised to call ahead on 0903/477-074 or visit

Uncertain Ground (intra-species aggression) – The alternative theatre company Stoka transformed its Slovak play Neistý grunt into English, and it was picked for the New York International Fringe Festival. Bratislava audiences now get a chance to see this “performance conceived by the method of collaborative creation, by means of improvisation, with no specific goals being set in advance”. Directed by Blaho Uhlár, the piece is performed by Braňo Mosný and Peter Tilajčík.
Starts: May 6, 20:00; A4 Nultý priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €3.50-€6. Tel: 02/ 5292-4470;

Ola Viola Sound chamber orchestra – Within the 9th international music festival Bratislavská komorná gitara / Bratislava Chamber Guitar, the Ola Viola Sound chamber orchestra (South Korea) featuring Sung Ho Chung on guitar will perform.
Starts: May 10, 19:00; Cen-tre of Music, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 02/5293-3321, www.; www.

Soľ nad zlato / Salt over Gold - Kamil Žiška – The famous fairytale was adapted for puppet theatre from the work of Slovak writer Pavol Dobšinský and for six days it will be performed in English.
Starts: May 10-May 15; va-rious times; Bratislava Puppet Theatre, Dunajská 36. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/5292-3668;

Lukáš Oravec Quartet featuring Gábor Bolla – Slovak trumpeter Lukáš Oravec has invited, along with his band (Jakub Tököly on piano, Pavol Blaho on drums and Róbert Ragan Jr on double bass), Hungarian saxophone player Gábor Bolla to join a tour that includes a gig in Bratislava.
Starts: May 9, 20:00; Kafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €5. Tel: 0918/ 724-379;

The Central European House of Photography is organising photo courses, also in English, with professional photographer Zu-zana Muranicová, teaching various techniques, both for children and adults.
Starts: May-June, two months, 7 lessons; SEDF, Pre-poštská 4. Admission: €130. Tel: 0905/127-185; www.sedf. sk/en.


Banská Bystrica
THE UNITED Europe Jazz Festival 2013 brings together jazzmen and jazz bands from Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in a ‘bridge’ comprising two days and four countries (Banská Bystrica – Hradec Králové – Šalgotarján – Zakopané). Taking place on May 7 and 8, in the Town Hall, SNP Square open stages and National House (Národný dom) in Banská Bystrica, the event presents Eleven Big Band from Budapest, Jazz Therapie fuer Musik, Jazz Ball Band Orchestra from Krakow, Puzzle Jazz from Hradec Králové, Lukáš Oravec Quarter featuring Gábor Bolla, Martin Uherek Quartet & Juraj Bartoš, and many other musicians. Photo: M. Uherek; Courtesy of Bratislava Jazz Days

Banská Bystrica
Koncert za ľudské práva II / Concert for Human Rights 2 – After the success of the first such concert, Amnesty International Slovensko decided to organise a second, on the Day of Victory over Fascism, combining a movie (Bent) and alternative music (Regale, Sto múch), as well as vegan delicacies from the Food Not Bombs Banská Bystrica kitchen.
Starts: May 8, 17:00-mo-vie, Záhrada centre of independent culture; 20:00-concert, Klub 77. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.

Boris Sirka - Some Time Ago – This Slovak artist has developed his creative style and in this exhibition he re-paints his own previous works, space objects and installations, giving them a new dimension and opening space for imagination.
Open: Mon-Fri 15:00-18:00 until May 18; Plusmínusnula Gallery, Mydlárska 1. Admission: free. More info:


Spring Dog Show Cassovia – The traditional international dog show Spring Duo Danube has moved this year from Bratislava to Košice, and also changed its name. What remains is a huge number of breeds and animals.
Starts: May 11-12 10:00- 16:00; City Park, Košice-Barca. Admission: €1. Tel: 055/ 6222-212; 0908/087–465;

Hudba amerických filmov / The Music of American Movies – On Mothers’ Day, the State Philharmonic Košice organises a concert conducted by David Hernando Rico that revives US film music, from Pirates of the Caribbean and Jaws, through Star Wars, to Scent of a Woman and Schindler’s List.
Starts: May 10, 19:00; Hou-se of Art, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 055/6220 -763;

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