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Korean Son Kyung-soon Yaejeon company performs traditional dance.Korean Son Kyung-soon Yaejeon company performs traditional dance. (Source: Courtesy of the Korean Embassy)


THE KOREA National Day will be celebrated with a unique performance of a traditional Korean dance by the Son Kyung-soon Yaejeon company on October 1 at 18:30 in the Drama Hall of the new building of the Slovak National Theatre on Pribinova 17 in Bratislava. The event shall mark the national holiday as well as the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Slovakia. More information can be obtained at

Waves Bratislava – The Vienna-based music-club festival has expanded to the Slovak capital, where numerous events will be organised in several clubs, bookshops and the Stará Tržnica culture hub.
Starts: Oct 5, 19:00; sites in downtown Bratislava. Admission: TwinCity Passes €56 (for both Vienna and Bratislava Waves); Waves Bratislava only €14 (advance sale) and €19 (on the site). More info:

Irie Revoltés – This German band’s songs, which are often sung in French, protest against discrimination, sexism and racism, playing mostly reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, ska and punk.
Starts: Oct 4, 20:00; Majestic Music Club (MMC), Karpatská 2. Admission: €17. More info:,

This event encourages fans of foreign languages to discuss their favourite languages, from Bulgarian to Japanese.
Starts: Oct 2, 17:30; KC Du-naj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: free. More info: www.kcdunaj .sk, /cafe.

Blues na lodi / Blues Onboard a Boat – Live blues evenings are back at the boat on the Danube, with renowned Slovak musicians Boboš Procházka, Ajdži Szabó, Pišta Lengyel, Martin Zajko and special guests (Oskar Rózsa and Martin Gašpar).
Starts: Jan 20, 20:00; Loď Café / Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo embankment. Admission: €7. Tel: 0903/449-650;

Mauro Patarchi and Roberto Cardone – The Gallery of the Slovak Union of Fine Arts (SVÚ) is exhibiting the paintings of two Italians.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-19:00 until Oct 6; SVÚ Gallery, Dos-tojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. More info:

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Aubrey Johnson Quintet – US jazz singer Aubrey Johnson, who specialises in vocal jazz and Brazilian music, will perform with Czech musicians Marcel Bárta on saxophone, Marek Novot-ný on piano, Petr Tichý on double bass and Tomáš Hob-zek on drums.
Starts: Oct 5, 20:00; Blue Note Klub, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €7. More info:

Výstava Ateliér Design Skla – This exhibition of the Studio of Glass Design offers a project that explores the development of fine arts at the Faculty of Multimedia Communications of the Tomáš Baťa University in the Czech city of Zlín.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Oct 30; Synagogue - Ján Koniarek Gallery, Halenárska 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 033/5514-657;


Banská Bystrica
THE BARBAKAN multimedia festival’s 19th edition offers movies, music and art exhibitions at various sites in Banská Bystrica, between October 3 and 6. Films will be divided into three sections: Domestic Harvest, Echoes of Foreign Festivals and Backstage; and musical guests include The Boxettes (UK), Nat Osborn Band (US), Wattican Punk Ballet (AM), Plastic Swans, Emonoizboyz and AMO (all Slovak). More information about the non-commercial festival focused on European art can be found at

Jazz&More; Walter Phishbacher Trio – Slovak band Jazz&More and Israeli saxophonist Shauli Einav will play its own compositions on Friday; and the trio of New York pianist Walter Phishbacher (with Goran Vujic on bass and Ulf Sticker on drums) stresses piano improvisations.
Starts: Oct 5-6, 20:00; Bo-mbura klub, M. R. Štefánika Square 16. Admission: €4 (one evening) - €6. Tel: 0905/347- 415; tickets:


The XIX International Jazz Festival – This jazz festival in Košice, the second-oldest in Slovakia, presents a dialogue between different cultures, social and ethnic groups, and genres. This edition features bands and musicians from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, as well as Slovak band Finally, featuring former Earth, Wind & Fire member Sheldon Reynolds.
Starts: Oct 3-5; GES club, L. Novomeského 13. Admission: €10 (one day) - €25 (3 days). Tel: 055/6224-303;

Biela Noc / Nuit Blanche / White Night – The 4th year of this special event, which brings visual art to the streets of Košice, offers in a single evening 40 site-specific installations, mapping (this time at the State Theatre), making an installation of 30,000 origami pieces, and an after party.
Starts: Oct 5 evening; various sites. Admission: mostly free, concert in Barracks / Culture Park costs €5. More info:

Vysoké Tatry
O Tatranský Pohár / Tatra Cup - The 59th year of international chess tournament and the 19th year of the Open Tatry tournament are the biggest chess competitions in Slovakia.
Starts: Sep 29-Oct 6; Hotel and Climatic Spa Tatranské Zruby, Starý Smokovec. Admission: free (€165-€210 for contestants, including acco-mmodation). Tel: 0903/787- 151;,

Triennial of Contemporary Image Košice (TRIKO) 2013 – This project presents contemporary visual art in several sites in the European Capital of Culture 2013 (ECOC), dividing the genres into mainly photos and installations (Kunsthalle / Hall of Art), video-art (Barracks / Culture Park) and paintings (East Slovakia Museum). A host of accompanying events round out the project, which is one of the core events of Košice’s year as ECOC.
Open: various opening hours and dates, until Nov 3; various sites. Admission: different, mostly free. More info:

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