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THE ENIGMATIC Zelená pošta / Green Post album, which was recorded back in 1972 but only performed live by its authors last year, will be again brought to life by Pavol Hammel, Marián Varga, Fedor Frešo, Fero Griglák, Martin Valihora and Peter Preložník (the latter two being the only ones not involved in the original project). A rock concert named after the album takes place on May 30 at 20:00, in the Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3, Bratislava. Tickets cost €15 and can be obtained by calling 02/6381-1328 or via (or

After performing at the Prague Spring festival, the Slovak Philharmonic (SF) conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, with Frenchman Augustin Dumay on violin, will repeat the same concert in Bratislava, with compositions by Ravel, César Franck and the new Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Ľubica Malachovská Čekovská.
Starts: May 30-31, 19:00; SF Concert Hall (Reduta), E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €10-€13. Tel: 02/2047-5233;

Ólafur Arnalds – Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Arnalds returns to Bratislava after a successful earlier gig two years ago. After quickly selling out the first concert, he will now play two on the same day.
Starts: May 30, 22:00; LOFT! Club, Továrenská 14. Admission: €28. Tel: 02/5293- 3321;;

Greg Haines (UK) and Carlos Cipa (D), two young composers of modern classical music, give a joint concert introducing electronics to this musical genre, crossing the traditional borders between styles and classification.
Starts: May 28, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/2090-1900;; www.

The Pressburger Klezmer Band, which plays traditional klezmer – traditional central European Jewish music – received the Radio-Head Award in the category Best Album in World Music/Folk for their album Tants mit Mir, compositions from which will be played at this concert, which also features guests Marcel Comendant (Moldova) on cimbalom and Serbian singer Anita Ribar.
Starts: May 29, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €10 (in advance) - €12 (on the door). Tel: 0904/330-049;

Kiwiburger and Vladimir Nikulin - The band playing a fusion of bossa nova, Latin music, jazz, Afro- and groove features Vladimir Nikulin (guitar, vocals), Zbyňo Džadoň (bass, vocals), Pali Matej (violin), Daniel Makovický (percussion, rap) and Silvia Balážová (percussion) this time includes also the sound of sitar. Kiwiburger appeared in spring 2011 as a joint project of musicians from different bands and since then, it keeps forming and enhancing its repertory.
Starts: May 29, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €4. Tel: 0948/327-333;

Days of Mexican Culture – An event including performances by folk ensembles TEC Monterrey Mexiko and Ensemble of Mexican Dances Magisteriál Bratislava, with El Caminante Bratislava playing Mexican music. An exhibition of Mexican art will also open.
Starts/Open: May 30, 18:00; Exhibition: Wed-Fri-Sat 17:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-13:00; Galéria Villa Rustica; House of Culture Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Admission: €5/free for exhibition. Tel: 02/6920-3030.

Viera Kraicová - Známa neznáma / The Known Unknown – This exhibition presents previously unseen works by this Slovak artist, who died last year.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00 until June 9; Galéria 19, Lazaretská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-6651;

Suiseki and Bamboo – Suiseki are stones collected for their beauty and their resemblance to natural scenery, and are positioned in special places; this traditional art is 2,000 years old. This exhibition, with international participation, is organised by the Slovak Suiseki Association and supported by the Japanese Embassy in Slovakia.
Open: Weekdays 15:00-19:00 until June 14; Exhibition Hall of the University Library, Michalská 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2046-6105;

A BURZA starožitností / antiques market takes place once a month (twice in June) at the picturesque venue of Červený Kameň Castle near the town of Modra. The next event is on June 1 and will last from 7:30 till 16:00. It offers coins, medals, postage stamps, postcards, books, paintings, ceramics and more. Admission is €1 for young people and €2 for adults. More information can be found at


Banská Bystrica
53rd Banská Bystrica Musical Spring – Within this festival of classical music, the Czech Trio Martinú (pianist Petr Jiříkovský, violinist Pavel Šafařík and cellist Jaroslav Matějka) will perform works by Beethoven and Dvořák.
Starts: May 30, 19:00; Cikker Hall of the Town Hall; SNP Square 1. Admission: €8. Tel: 048/4155-085;

Banská Bystrica
bees-R, Soňa Ferienčíková - Debody – This contemporary dance performance is a solo show exploring the connection between body and soul.
Starts: May 31, 19:00; Zá-hrada – Centre of Independent Culture, SNP Square 16. Admission: €3-€5. More info:

Od klasiky k romantizmu / From the Classics to Romanticism – Renowned German conductor Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach will lead the Slovak Sinfonietta and soloist Iason Keramidis on violin, playing works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and von Weber.
Starts: May 30, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€9. Tel: 041/2451-111;

Jeff Desom - Rear Window Loop – This video-installation by Desom was created to be screened over a bar in Luxembourg. The artist was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rear Window, but he experimented more with the idea of a temporarily disabled character who observes the world around from a single point.
Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-18:00 until June 14; Plusmínus Gallery, Mydlárska 1. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149;


Konvergencie / Convergences – The Košice part of the music festival that merges classical music with more modern genres, literature and other art forms continues, offering works by Janáček, Dohnány, Brahms and others, performed by artists like Horomon Horo (NZ), The Hilliard Ensemble (UK), and the local Fine Arts Quartet.
Starts: May 30-June 2; va-rious sites. Admission: various. More info: www.

Prešov Musical Spring – The band Theatrum Musica (comprising Erik Wittner, Martin Tomašík, Robert Breja, Martin Dudáš and Tomáš Spišák) bring rock versions of classical works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi and Grieg, as well as music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Johann Pachelbel and Rob Dougan.
Starts: May 29, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €3. Tel: 051/7723-741(-42);

Zoo v centre nonstop – A guided tour of Košice focusing on various depictions, symbols and archetypes of animals that can be found in the city centre.
Starts: June 1, 17:00 (also in English); State Scientific Library, Hlavná 10. Admission: €1.50 (in advance from MiC, OD Dargov, 055/6229-904) - €2.99 (on the spot). More info:

Spišská Nová Ves
Basket Music Fest 2013 – A “Streetball” tournament in basketball is accompanied by hip-hop and rap concerts.
Starts: June 1; Sport Hall, Za Hornádom 15. Admission: free (registration until May 31 at More info:

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