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MajkútMajkút (Source: Courtesy of VŠMU)


THE SYMPHONIC Orchestra of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) will play in the Slovak Philharmonic concert hall at the Reduta on E. Suchoňa Square 1 in Bratislava, on March 18 at 18:00. The concert, conducted by Slovak Martin Majkút, who works in the US (leading the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra in Oregon), and performed by Peter Šandor on piano, will include Beethoven’s 7th Symphony A Minor, John Adams’ The Chairman Dances and Gerswhin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets cost €3-€6 and can be bought through

Cross the Mind – This lecture and workshop of US director Marcy Arlin, founder of the Immigrants Theatre Project, will start in Bratislava before moving on to Banská Bystrica and Žilina. It will focus on the methods, contexts, ethics, operational aspects and fundraising of community and social-critical theatre.
Starts: March 20, 14:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292- 4470;

Mozart – La Clemenza di Tito – This opera serial in two acts in Italian, the second but final opera by this musical genius, is a metaphor of modern day rulers as shown in the story of a Roman emperor. This version is conducted by Friedrich Haider, directed by Jiří Nekvasil.
Starts: March 22, 19:00; hi-storical building of the SND, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Ad-mission: €7-€30. Tel: 02/2049 -4290;

Jamadan plus Djembe After-party – This Slovak band playing traditional west-African rhythms, rounded out by the compositions of member Zbyňo Džadoň, performs a concert including an impressive show and an after-party jam session.
Starts: March 17, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 0911/193-382;

Večer so Saké / Evening with Saké – Two gastronomy events present the history, production and background of saké, the traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, featuring experts Akihiro Nemoto and Keisuke Irie. The first event is for professionals, while the second is for invited guests.
Starts: March 19-20, 18:00; Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel (on March 19), Japanese Embassy’s residence. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5980-0101;

Thursday Art Talk – Nestex – This lec-ture/debate in English will introduce the Non-permanent Exhibition, Nestex, of the Slo-vak National Gallery, showing local Gothic and Baroque art presented by curator Dušan Buran.
Starts: March 20, 19:00; SNG Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/2047-6270;

Febiofest – This international film festival, which started 21 years ago as a private initiative of Fero Fenič, a Slovak filmmaker based in the Czech Republic, offers films from Ukraine and short films from the Visegrad Four countries. It is comprised of 140 films in 17 sections, to be shown in 16 venues.
Starts: March 21-27, various venues in and outside Bratislava (in Bratislava, the Lumiére, Mladosť and VŠMU cinemas). Admission: various. More info:

Vojta Dyk and the B Side Band – One of the most popular contemporary Czech singers, Dyk, will join forces with the Brno-based swing orchestra for his Slovak gig.
Starts: March 20, 19:00; Hant Arena Pasienky, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: €15-€55. Tel: 02/5293-3321;

Jan – This dance performance choreographed by Nir Ben Gal (Israel) and danced by the Czech ProART Company, celebrates the self-sacrifice of Jan Palach, the youth who ignited himself in protest against the Soviet-led communist invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The documentary film Human Family-Israel by Boris Bočev will be screened as well.
Starts: March 23, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€7. Tel: 0905/969-105;

MULTI-GENRE FESTIVAL: AnimeShow 2014 y Game Expo – These two exhibitions and festivals will take place simultaneously, with the AnimeShow focusing on Japanese anime, manga, comics, sci-fi and fantasy, and Game Expo on the phenomenon of gaming.
Starts: March 21-13; Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Admission: €13.90 for 3 days. Tel:,

As part of the ‘Rock in the Museum’ project, the UK’s Norman Beaker Trio will play the blues.
Starts: March 21, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu, Linzbothova 16. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/4524-3167;

Skratky, Stopy, Obrysy: Kresby z 90. Rokov / Shortcuts, Traces, Silhouettes: Drawings from the 1990s – The symbolic style of Austrian artist Gunter Damisch explores the simplest and most elementary forms of artistic expression.
Open: Workdays 9:00-16:00, until March 31; Austrian Cultural Forum (RKF), Astoria Palace - Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500;

Karol Ondreička 1944-2003 – This exhibition presents paintings from spanning the years 1973-2003 by this famous Slovak graphic artist. On March 25 at 16:00, the curator will give a elcture (in Slovak) on this exhibition.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 30; Mirbach Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery, Františkánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/5443- 1556(-8);


Čecháček s Kytarou na Turné – Czech musician Xindl X, who plays with the Bandzone band, has set out on a solo tour, which includes a stop in Brezno.
Starts: March 21, 20:00; Bombura Club, M. R. Štefánika Square 16. Admission: €6 (in advance, through www.ticket - €8. Tel: 0905/347-415;

iShorts; Skrátka sranda / iShorts; Simply Fun – The best comedy short films will be screened this evening.
Starts: March 18, 17:00, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská Cesta 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.,

Banská Štiavnica
Sutúrama – This exhibition presents the work of young Slovak artist Adam Šakový, who confronts painting with the possibilities and the phenomena of the “new media”.
Open: Thurs–Mon 13:00- 19:00 until April 21; Schemnitz Gallery, A. Sládkoviča 53/2. Ad-mission: voluntary. Tel: 0905 /260-350;


Tatranská Lomnica
Tatry Cup 2014 – This men’s tennis tournament in the A category offers duels vying for the cup of mayor of Vysoké Tatry.
Starts: March 22-26; Teniscentrum Tatranská Lomnica. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.

onia Vai – Stockholm-based soul diva Antonia Vai will play with Felix Gröndahl (guitar), Adam Gilinger (percussion) and Adam Zdosek (bass).
Starts: March 21, 21:00; Wave Club, Hlavná 121. More info:

HUDBA z čias košickej moderny II / Music from the Times of Košice Modernism II, is a concert of Russian classical pieces, ranging from avant-garde to post-modernism, by Jevgenij Iršai (who lectures at the academy in Bratislava) and Gavriil Popov, a peer of Shostakovich. The concert on March 17 at 19:00 at the Kasárne Kulturpark barracks on Kukučínova 2, Košice, performed by the Slovak Quasars Ensemble and conducted by Ivan Buffa, will be completed by Russian literature as introduced by Slovak writer Michal Hvorecký. Tickets cost €4-€8; more information can be obtained through 055/6854-299 or

Medzinárodný Deň Tuleňov / International Day of Seals – The 8th birthday of seals in the zoo will be celebra-ted by a feeding with comme-ntary and a birthday surprise.
Starts: March 21; Zoo Kavečany, Široká 31. Admission: €3. Tel: 055/7968-011;

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