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FRENCH Day 2014 – The traditional celebration of France’s Bastille Day falls on July 14 this year, starting at 16:00 in the Main Square in Bratislava and offering Katarina Brychtová and Didier Rogasik as hosts, with Anastasia (concert, FR), Inspinia (juggling, SK), Thierry and Friends (concert, FR, SK and Africa), Miroslav Rajt (SK), Denis Dheym (FR), Orchestra Andante (SK), and Stabar (FR) as well as information on the occasion provided and a touch of French atmosphere. Admission is free, more info at

AMO Band – This Slovak group combining rap, reggae and dancehall will perform outdoors with DJ E-monoizboyz on Magio Beach, on the Petržalka bank of the Danube river.
Starts: July 14, 18:00; Magio Beach, Tyršovo Embankment. Admission: free. More info:

CSU Fa-culty Chamber Winds – Hudba na Nádvorí / Music in the Cou-rtyard – The series this time features CSU Faculty Chamber Winds, an orchestra from Colorado playing classical music for wind instruments.
Starts: July 17, 20:30; Cour-tyard of the Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €5. more info:

Michal Motýľ Tentet – This concert by the 10-member band of trombonist Michal Motýľ promises original arrangements of famous pieces, and own jazz compositions.
Starts: July 20, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info:

Chrá-mové Koncerty / Church Concerts – The Choir of St Martin’s Cathedral will perform in its home church, as conducted by Ján Miškovič.
Starts: July 14, 19:30; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: free. More info: www.

OKA – The con-cert by Australian band OKA, which combines ‘g’house’, big beat, dub-reggae, jazz and world music, will feature Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriSTU) on didgeridoo; Lee Hardisty on ‘gypsy guitar’, sax, flute and woodwinds; and Declan Kelly, a rhythm specialist with beats of Polynesian fire.
Starts: July 19, 20:00; Ba-teliér Továrenská 14. Tel: 0914 /267-889;

Rodinné Zoologiády / Family Zoologiads – This event features fairy tales, co-mpetitions, games and creative workshops for families with children.
Starts: July 19, 10:30; ZOO, Mlynská Dolina. Admission: €2.50-€4.50. More info: www.

Trh – Piac – Markt – The regular bi-weekly market in downtown Bratislava offers eco-food and farmers’ products, educational pro-grammes and fun.
Starts: July 19, 10:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square. Admission: free. More info:

Modra/Červený Kameň
Burza starožitností - The Antiques Market takes place once a month at the Červený Kameň Castle near Modra. Vendors sell old coins, medals, stamps, postcards, books, paintings, ceramics, etc.
Starts: July 19, 7:30; Čer-vený Kameň, Častá. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.


Zelená Voda
OPEN Jazz Fest – The open-air weekend festival of jazz at Zelená Voda in Nové Mesto nad Váhom offers a rich list of performers on July 18 and 19, including Mark Whitfield (US) with AMC Trio (SK), Sisa Michalidesová (SK), Jowee Omicil (Haiti), Joanna Kucharczyk (PL) Quartet and a band formed specifically for this event, the V4 European Quintet, featuring Ondřej Štveráček on sax (CZ), Piotr Wojtasik on trumpet (PL), Kálmán Oláh on keyboards (HU), Marián Ševčík on drums (SK), and Tomáš Baroš on bass (CZ).

Kremni-cký Hradný Organ / Kremnica Castle Organ – The 18th year of the festival that lures visitors to the St Catherine Church in Kremnica Castle will feature István Nagy (Parish Church Kolárovo, SK) in this first concert, followed next Sundays by Balázs Szabó (HU), Gianluca Libertucci (Vatican, IT), Josef Kšica (St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, CZ), the Adoremus Choir (SK) led by Dušan Bill and accompanied by Mária Budáčová on organ, and Gabriele Marinoni (IT).
Starts: July 13 (20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17); 18:00; St Catherine’s Church, Kremnica Castle. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 0903/ 719-654;


Roman-tické Struny / Romantic Stri-ngs – Within the Artis festival of chamber music, Slovaks Igor Karško (violin), Dagmar Duždová (piano), Zuzana Schmitz (violin) and Thomas Schmitz (cello) will play the works of Reinhold M. Gliére, Bohuslav Martinů, Alexander P. Borodin and Anton S. Arenski.
Starts: July 17, 19:00; Orthodox Synagogue, Okružná 32. Admission: €4-€8. More info: PKO Čierny Orol, 051/7723 -741; www.

Jazzabel, Pavel Jakub Ryba – In twin jazz concert, first the Slovak duo Jazzabel (Matej Lazár, keyboards; Vla-dislav Mužak, double bass) will play its own compositions, accompanied by drum-mer Tomi Beneš and Filip Molčányi on soprano saxophone. Later, Czech jazzman Ryba will play his special interpretations on fretless bass.
Starts: July 17, 18:00 (Jaz-zabel) 20:00; Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €8. Tel: 055/6854-299;

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