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Western SLOVAKIA

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
JURAJ Griglák & Company will perform within the Jazz in the Arena progamme, in which Juraj Griglák (bass guitar), Harald Tanschek (drums), Eugen Vizváry (keyboards), Michal Bugala (guitar) and Peter Raitl (percussion) will offer their take on jazz. The concert starts on January 22 at 20:00, in the Divadlo Aréna theatre at Viedenská Cesta 3, Bratislava. Tickets cost €8 and can be obtained through 02/6720-2550 or www.divadloarena.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Derek Trotson – Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum – This London-based progressive-rock trio (Derek Trotson, Nick Linnik and Ma-rek Bero Haruštiak) will perform in Bratislava with Czech drummer Daniel Pucher.
Starts: Jan 25, 19:30; Múze-um obchodu, Linzbothova 16. Admission: €9. Tel: 02/4524- 3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
ICE SHOW:
Ice Age Live! – This show on ice presents famous characters, like Manny the Mammoth, Sable-toothed Tiger Diego, and others, in a unique story for both children and adults.
Starts: Jan 25 (11:00, 15:00, 19:00) and 26 (11:00, 15:00); Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Ad-mission: €38-€48. Tel: 02/5293 -3321 or www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Novoročné soireé / New Year’s Soiree – Within the cycle Momento Musicale – which introduces the future Slovak vocalists – sopranos Adriana Banásová, Marianna Gelenekyová, Belinda Sandiová, and Dominika Výberová; mezzosopranos Judita Andelová, Carmen Ferenceiová, Andrea Pietrová, and Alena Kropáčková; and baritone Igor Bečár, accompanied by Monika Mockovčáková on piano, will sing the works of Pietro Mascagni, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Mozart, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Giacomo Puccini, Charles Gounod, Wiliam Gomez and Adolphe Charles Adam.
Starts: Jan 22, 18:00; Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/2047-6270; www.sng.sk.

Bratislava
ETHNIC FESTIVAL:
Vietnamský Lunárny Rok / Vietnamese Lunar Year – This event presents the traditions of the local Vietnamese community to a Slovak audience.
Starts: Jan 26, 18:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava
BOCCIA TOURNAMENT:
Imobilio Cup – This tournament in the Paralympic sport of boccia (closely related to the Italian game bocce), aimed at integrating the physically disabled into society, is a competitive event that combines in each team one disabled athlete with a non-disabled one (including Olympic athletes).
Starts: Jan 25, 11:00; Avion Shopping Park, Ivanská Cesta. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com/Imobilio.

Bratislava
ETHNIC MUSIC:
Balijský gamelan – This edition of the Musique Non-stop educational series introduces Bali gamelan music, instruments and bands as presented by a member of the Bratislava-based gamelan orchestra.
Starts: Jan 23, 20:00; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
MUSICAL:
Cigáni idú do neba / Gypsies Go to Heaven – The current Nová Scéna (NS) staging of the legendary musical by Milivoj Uzelac (choreographed by Ján Ďurovčík, directed by Štefan Kožka) has come to its final performance.
Starts: Jan 25, 19:00; NS theatre, Živnostenská 1. Admission: €14-€19. Tel: 02/2048-8510; www.nova-scena.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Hlavy / Heads – This exhibition of the work of late Slovak sculptor Rudolf Uher offers an overview of his output. Uher was born 100 years ago (and died in 1987) and his life and work were significantly complicated by the communist regime.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-19:00 until February 2; Nebalka Gallery, Nedbalova 17. Admission: €1.5-€3. Tel: www.nedbalka.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Začalo sa to Cyrilom a Metodom / It Began with Cyril and Methodius – This exhibition explores the design of script across Slovak history through the work of 90 authors, with a special focus on 20th-century and contemporary writing.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Feb 2; Satelit, Hurbanove kasárne (Hurban’s Barracks), Kollárovo Square 10. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/110-247; www.sdc.sk.

Bratislava
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION:
Archívne klenoty / Archival Gems – This exhibition makes available to the public key archival documents in Slovak history, including official charters, city licenses and state symbols.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00; Bratislava Castle venue of the Slovak National Museum. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 0915 99 33 01;
http://www.snm.sk/?historicke-muzeum.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
JAZZ:
Doris & The Swinging Bastards – This band plays traditional jazz, featuring vocalists Doris Lamošová and Sophia Lamošová, guitarist Antonín Šturma, double bassist Pavel Šlosar and Jan Šimůnek on violinophon and violin.
Starts: Jan 25, 20:00; Blue Note Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €5. Tel: 0902/608-912; www.bluenote.sk.

Nové Zámky
EXHIBITION:
Ernest Zmeták, Monumentálna Tvorba / Monumental Works – The first exhibition in 2014 brings the works of the Slovak artist after whom the gallery was named.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until Feb 22. Galéria umenia Ernesta Zmetáka, Björnsonova 1. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 035/ 6408-440; www.galerianz.eu.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
CARNIVAL:
Zvierací karneval / Animal Carnival – In this special event, organised by volunteers of the European Union, ballroom dancers are encouraged to appear in animal costumes.
Starts: Jan 25, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská Cesta 3. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 041/5005-064; www. stanica.sk.

Čadca/Oščadnica
EXHIBITION:
Figuralisti / Figural Artists – This exhibition shows the creation of 10 prominent Slovak artists, including Milan Mravec, Milan Paštéka, František Hübel, Vincent Hložník, Ľudovít Hološka, Milan Laluha and Anton Čutek, among others.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00; Sun 12:30-16:00 until Feb 2; Kysucká galéria, Oščadnica 13. Admission: €1. Tel: 041/4332- 166; www.kysuckagaleria.sk.

Rimavská Sobota
EXHIBITION:
Pavel Cicka – Naïve art from the Slovak enclave of the Serbian municipality of Kovačica is presented for the fifth time in this town, now represented by this ethnic-Slovak painter.
Open: workdays 8:00 – 16:00 until January 31; Gemer-Malohont Museum, M. Tompu Square 5. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 047/5632-741; www.gmmuzeum.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Mozartove narodeniny / Mozart’s Birthday – The Košice State Philharmonic, with soloists Lenka Máčiková (soprano) and Marián Lukáč (bass), conducted by Zbyněk Müller, celebrates Mozart’s birthday with a performance of arias and duets from Figaro’s Wedding, The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte and Don Giovanni.
Starts: Jan 23, 19:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 055/6220- 763; www.sfk.sk.

Prešov
EXHIBITION:
PETER Kocák, an artist from Prešov, presents to locals the ancient art of calligraphy through an exhibition at the local Caraff Prison / Caraffova väznica, on Jarkova Street (entry on Floriánova). The exhibition of Chinese calligraphy will present the works of Kocák and his students/colleagues Tuesdays through Fridays from 13:00-17:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-14:00 until the end of February. Admission is free. More information can be obtained at 0910/906-881 or www.pkopresov.sk.

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