HISTORY/RE-ENACTMENT: AFTER 13 years, the city walls in Bratislava will be opened to the public daily from 10:00-20:00. Programmes will offer traditional crafts, archery, smithery, wine-tasting, local delicacies and shows in historical costumes. A kiosk of the Bratislava Beautification Association (Bratislavský Okrášľovací Spolok) offers souvenirs and will collect money for the reconstruction and repair of the walls.
Starst: July 12 – Middle Ages at City Walls 12:00, 15:00, 18:00; July 13 Culture of Fighting Orders by the Templars from the Bagras Castle troupe 12:00, 15:00, 18:00; city walls near St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.
WORLD MUSIC: World Music near Cathedral / World Music pri Dóme – Hanka Gregušová featuring Eric Wyatt – Slovak jazz singer Gregušová has joined forces with US tenor-saxophone player Wyatt, and with other Czech and Slovak musicians, they will perform music mixing musical traditions from all three countries.
Starts: July 8, 19:00; San Marten Bar & Restaurant, Panská 33. More info: www.hankagregusova.com, www.bkis.sk.
MUSIC/BOAT: Country Boat with Lerry & Comeback – A trip down the Danube River is accompanied by the country music of local ensemble Lerry & Comeback.
Starts: July 7, 19:00; the Martin boat, Pontoon No. 52, platform No. 1. Admission: €7. More info: www.bkis.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Kultúrne leto na pláži Magio / Cultural Summer at the Magio Beach – Silent Trio plays acoustic versions of famous hits, with about 200 songs in their repertoire, covering the1960s through the present. Musicians include Richard Brúder, Michal Kovalčík and Daniel Miženko.
Starst: July 10, 19:00; Magio Beach on the Petržalka bank of the Danube River. Admission: free.
FENCING: Šermiarske Utorky v Starej Radnici – Fencing Tuesdays in the Old City Hall – The Corvus Arma – Havrani ensemble hosts regular shows, featuring duels, dances, fire shows and re-enactments of torture and witch burnings, celebrating Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Starts: July 8, 18:30; Old City Hall courtyard. Admission: €1-€3 (in case of bad weather, performances will be cancelled). More info: www.citylife.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: International Youth Music Festival / Medzinárodný Mládežnícky Hudobný Festival – Youth choirs and orchestras will compete and present their talents for the sixth time within this festival. Ensembles representing several countries will perform in various open-air spaces, churches and concert halls in downtown Bratislava. The first part of the festival runs from July 10-13.
Starts: July 10-13, various sites. Admission: various, mostly free. More info: www.citylife.sk, www.choral-music.sk.
FLAMENCO: Ponte Pardo – Playing in the ‘flamenco nuevo’ style, the band, featuring Adam ‘Ponte de Vegas’ Kerďo on flute and vocals; Maťo ‘Mateo el Cortesano’ Nováček on guitar; Mário ‘Ranchero’ Polónyi on bass, will present its music with dancers Libuška Bachratá and Daniel ‘Danito’ Godány.
Starst: July 10, 18:00; summer reading space U Červeného raka, Michalská 26. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: ZuAnDuo – Zuzana Suchánková and Andrea Tkáčová offer their blend of blues, folk and pop.
Starts: July 8, 20:00; ART Klub in Kafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €3. Tel: 0918/724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.
DANCE PERFORMANCE: Jurja Bako: Nyuly – This dance-drama performance is inspired by the diary of prominent painter of Slovak origin Ladislav Mednyánszky and explores his long friendship with Bálint Kurdi.
Starts: July 8, 18:00; Café Belrinka, Slovak National Gallery, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: free. More info: www.sng.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Pomôžme Ruslane / Let Us Help Ruslana – This intimate concert aims to collect money to support Ukrainian singer Ruslana.
Starts: July 7, 20:30; Courtyard of the Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.bkis.sk.
CHOIR MUSIC: Hudba na námestí / Music on the Square – Within the summer series, Carey Baptist Grammar School from Australia will sing their repertoire of choir music.
Starst: July 11, 18:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Pohoda – The already legendary summer festival at Trenčín airport will feature numerous, popular local and foreign musical acts, like Kraftwerk, The Afghan Wigs, Transglobal Underground, Fanfare Tirana, Putan Club, Marián Varga and Noneto, Ventil RG and the Ukrainian Philharmonic, as well as discussions with celebrities, politicians, activists and a range of other accompanying events.
Starts: July 10-12; Trenčín airport. Admission: €49-€89 (ticket prices increase as the festival approaches). More info: www.pohodafestival.sk.
THEATRE/ACROBATICS: Foutaise / Bláznenie – Compagnie des Pieds Perchés (FR/CZ) – This foutaise, or foolery, combines the theatre, circus acrobatics and fun of Morgan and Stéphanie.
Starts: July 9, 19:00; Záhrada Centre of Independent Culture / Centrum Nezávislej Kultúry, SNP Square (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.
CASTLE PERFORMANCE: Nočné divadelné predstavenia na Starom zámku / Night Theatre Performances at the Old Castle – The local history of this mining town will be re-enacted in period costumes in the Old Castle.
Starts: July 11, 20:30; Old Castle, Starozámocká 12. Admission: €3-€5 (it is better to buy tickets in advance at 045/6949-4723, email@example.com). More info: www.muzeumbs.sk.
EXHIBITION: Dušan Grečner – This Slovak graphic artist and book illustrator exhibits a selection of his life’s work in the At the Angel gallery, covering all the different aspects and periods of his creations.
Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until July 16; U Anjela Gallery, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. More info: www.galeriauanjela.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: James Evans Band – Two concerts will introduce this British multi-instrumentalist who resides in the High Tatras.
Starts: July 12, 15:00 – Starý Smokovec - Grandhotel terrace; 17:30 – bower in Tatranská Lomnica. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
Starý Smokovec/High Tatras
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Soireé International – Musicians from five countries L. Dzuríkova (oboe, CZ), Z. Abdulajeva (piano, Azerbaijan), S. Tokar (bassoon, AT), C. Paradiso (flute, IT) and T. Novotná (violin, SK) will perform works by Vivaldi, G.F. Telemann, J. van Eyck, Dvořák and others.
Starts: July 13, 19:00; Starý Smokovec, Grandhotel, Rondo lounge. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Pocta Martinovi Martinčekovi / Tribute to Martin Martinček – This exhibition, curated by Lucia Benická, presents the recent works of 32 contemporary photographers as well as photos by Martinček (1913-2004) culled from the gallery in Liptovský Mikuláš and the private archive of Ľubo Stacho.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until July 27; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6854- 299; www.kulturpark.sk.
7. Jul 2014 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská