EXHIBITION: FRAGILE Beauty / Krehká krása is the name of an exhibition of items collected by Ján Kautman, a museum expert, art enthusiast, and glass collector. He has been collecting glass for years and after consulting with ethnographer Irena Pišútová and art historian Jindra Bakošová, he put together the selection currently presented at the ÚĽUV folk art gallery on Obchodná 64 in Bratislava; open Tuesday through Friday between 12:00 and 18:00, and Saturday between 10:00 and 14:00, until January 25. The admission is free, and more information can be found at 02/5273-1349, or at www.uluv.sk.
CHOIR MUSIC: Christmas Concert – After previous successes, Cypriot soprano Chryso Makariou will again perform a Christmas concert, this time with the Bratislava Boys’ choir and Austrian baritone Christian Michael.
Starts: Dec 3, 19:30; Pri- mate’s Palace, Primate’s Square 3. Admission: free.
TENNIS: Tennis Classic 2013 – This unique tennis show of Slovak and global tennis stars, both former and current, will feature Martina Hingis, Daniela Hantuchová, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils.
Starts: Dec 4, 19:00; Aegon Arena NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €150, VIP tickets. Info: www.tennisclassic.eu.
OPERA CONCERT: Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni – Famous baritone Hampson joins forces with bass-baritone Pisaroni to sing arias of Mozart, Charles Gounod, Massenet, Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Donizetti, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Starts: Dec 4, 19:30; new building of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Admission: €39-€139. Tel: 02/5293-3321;www.ticketportal.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Early Melons – The international festival of student films includes a competition of Slovak and international movies, and also non-competing screenings of amateur and professional short films, including animation.
Starts: Dec 5-8; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €2.50 - €10. More info: www.earlymelons.com.
LIVE MUSIC: Longital, Katarzia – The already legendary alternative band Longital will tour in support of its new album, Muzika Akustika, with Katarzia as the opening act.
Starts: Dec 7, 20:00; Elledanse, Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €6. Tel: 02 /5541-0716; www.elledanse.sk, www.slnkorecords.sk.
BALLET: Moscow City Ballet – Swan Lake – The famous Russian ensemble founded by Viktor Smirnov – Golovanov will perform this classic ballet by composer Tchaikovsky and choreographer Petipa.
Starts: Dec 2, 20:00; Inche-ba Expo Aréna, Viedenská Cesta 3. Admission: €19-€65. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
BENEFIT CONCERT: St Nicolaus Benefit Concert for Cancer Research – Visually impaired singers Maroš Banga (Slovak), and Radek Žalud (Czech), will perform at the charity event to raise money for cancer research.
Starts: Dec 5, 18:00; Main Square. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.nvr.sk.
EXHIBITION: Maľba / Painting – The laureates of the 8th year of the VÚB Award for young Slovak painters are Lucia Tallová, Marek Jarotta and Viliam Slaminka. Their works can be seen in the Nedbalka Gallery or virtually, at www.malbaroka.sk.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-19:00 until Dec 18; Nebalka Gallery, Nedbalova 17. Admission: €1.5-€3. Tel: www.nedbalka.sk.
CONCERT: THE FAMOUS “Alexandrov Red Army Chorus” Alexandrovci, named after its founder, Russian musician and composer Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, returns to tour Slovakia, with the first concert taking place on December 4 at 19:00 at the Trenčín Pavol Demitra ice stadium, at Považská 34. (On December 5 they play in Košice and on December 6 in Bratislava). They will perform Russian national songs as well as newly arranged classical, jazz, rock and pop music with new choreographies. Tickets cost €12 and can be bought through 02/5293-3321; or www.ticketportal.sk.
ART EVENT: PechaKucha Night – This event offers architects, designers, visual artists and all creative people a chance to introduce their projects through 20 pictures shown for 20 seconds each. This edition includes visual art, architecture, graphic design, sculpting, illustration, VJing, gifts and even home-made syrups.
Starts: Dec 4, 19:30; Synagogue - Ján Koniarek Gallery, Halenárska 2. Admission: €2. Tel: 033/5514-657; www.gjk.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Tango – Within the Banská Bystrica Musical Autumn cycle, Jozef Lupták on cello, Boris Lenko on bandoneon and accordion, Milan Pala and Marian Svetlík on violin and Peter Vrbinčík on viola perform music by a Astor Piazzolla, as well as works by Bach and Beethoven.
Starts: Dec 5, 18:00; Cikker hall of City Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/ 4155-085; www.pkobb.sk.
BASKETBALL: Basket Extraliga – Within the first part of the basketball extra-league, local team ŠKP Banská Bys-trica plays against BK Levickí Patrioti in the 18th round.
Starts: Dec 8, 18:00; Dukla sports hall in Štiavničky, Cesta na Štadión 28. Admission: €2-€3. More info: www.basketbb.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Hudba je len jedna / There Is Just One Music - String orchestra of the Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) led by Stanislav Palúch, Scott Hamilton on saxophone, and Nothing but Swing Trio (Klaudius Kováč - piano, Róbert Ragan - bass, Peter Solárik - drums) will play jazz arrangements for string orchestra and saxophone.
Starts: Dec 5, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. Tel: 041/ 2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC: ohr Rohr – Gino Robair (US), George Cremaschi (US) and dieb13 (AT) combine composed music with improvisational, with the sounds of percussion and bass with turntables.
Starts: Dec 3, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
BLUES: Wednesday Blues Band with Peter Cmorík – This blues group, with Martin Gašpar on bass, Ajdži Sabo on drums, Boboš Procházka on harmonica and Štefan Lengyel on electric guitar, join forces with singer Peter Cmorík.
Starts: Dec 4, 19:00; House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/72. Admission: €7. Tel: 052/7722 -255; www.poprad.sk.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Advent Concert – Marek Vrábel on organ and bass-baritone Tomáš Šelc introduce works of Slovak (Štefan Németh Šamorínsky and Mikuláš Schneider Trnavský) and world composers in a concert celebrating the Christmas season.
Starts: Dec 8, 19:00; Semi-nary Church of St Anthony, Main Street. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 055/6220-763 (State Philharmonic); www.sfk.sk.
GUIDED TOUR: St Elisabeth Cathedral – This guided tour shows the progress and results of reconstruction work on the biggest Gothic church in Slovakia and the eastern-most Gothic church in Europe (with the only all-metal altar in Europe and other unique characteristics).
Starts: Dec 7, 17:00 (in English); starts from the State Scientific Library, Hlavná 10. Admission: €1.75 (in advance) - €2.99. Tel: 16-186; www.potulka.sk.
EXHIBITION: Antoine d’Agata: Odysea – This crucial joint project of the European capitals of culture, Košice and Marseilles, is an exhibition of controversial French photographer Antoine d’Agata, capturing immigrants en route to various European countries.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00- 20:00 until Dec 31; Kasárne (Barracks) Kulturpark, Kuku-čínova 2. Admission: €1. Tel: 055/6854-299; www. kulturpark.sk.
EXHIBITION: Georges Adéagbo – Il Était un Fois Košice: Košice d’Hier et Košice d’Aujour’dHui – One of the most renowned post-colonial conceptual artist from Benin, Adéagbo collects items that were cast away for inclusion in his work. The exhibition is curated by Stephan Köhler.
Open: Wed-Sun 15:00-19:00 until Dec 15; Make Up Gallery, Hlavná 20. Admission: 0915/239-903; www.makeup.tumblr.com.
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