REGGAE FESTIVAL: Uprising Reggae Festival – This festival of reggae music has become an established summer tradition in Bratislava, which will host musicians including Shaggy alias Mr Boombastic, Jimmy Cliff, The Skatalites, KRS-One, Dub FX, Cornerstone Roots, Aphrodite, Chronixx, Junior Kelly, Collie Buddz, Mellow Mood, Gentlemans Dub Club, Jah 9 & Dubtonic Kru, Daddy Freddy, Ward 21, and Czech and Slovak performers Medial Banana, Boyband, Vec & Škrupo, Tono S. & Beyuz, Bekim, James Cole and Moja Reč & Komplot Band. The festival opens one day earlier, on August 21, with the Uprising Opening Day, featuring four stages, culinary delicacies, workshops, mud duels, capoeira, morning yoga, graffiti, street art, a halfpipe and more.
Starts: Aug 21-23, Zlaté Piesky. Admission: €45. More info: www.uprising.sk; www.ticketportal.sk.
CHORAL MUSIC: Bratislava Cantat – The second year of this international competition offers over three days seven choirs and orchestras from Brazil, Indonesia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, and also includes non-competitive performances of folk songs, a capella music and mixed adult choirs.
Starts: Aug 21-24, various hours and various sites, including open-air concerts for free. More information: www.choral-music.sk/en/Festivaly/view/id:17.
HARVEST-HOME CELEBRATION: Vajnorské Dožinky – The Harvest-Home celebration, or dožinky, in the Vajnory borough of Bratislava invites locals and visitors alike to sample Small-Carpathian gastronomy, local wines (including burčiak), folk and brass music and more.
Starts: Aug 23, 14:30; Main Square, Roľnícka, Park pod Lipami, etc. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Florea - The "Czech Ambassadors of Music", Josef Myslivečer Trio, rantišek Vincenc Kramář Quintetto, František Xaver Richter Divertimentio 1, Josef Mylsiveček Quintetto III will play in the Slovak cpaital.
Starts: Aug 24, 19:00; Dvorana concert hall of VŠMU, Zochova 1. Admission: €5-€9. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.slovakmusicbridge.eu.
OPEN-AIR MUSIC: Tribute to Freedom / Pocta Slobode - the traditional ocncert hailing the fall of communist regime and totalitarian oppression this time celebrates the 70th anniversary of Slovak National Uprising and 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtian, and is free for all, offering performers like Longital, Hex, and Prúdy.
Starts: Aug 22, 18:00; Devín Castle. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
OPEN-AIR MUSIC: Hudba na Námestí – This festival, which brings a variety of musical genres to Hviezdoslavovo Square, will feature live gospel on August 17 and the Indonesian Gamelan orchestra on August 23.
Starts: Aug 17 (gospel); Aug 23 (Gamelan), 18:00; band shell on Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Katedrálny Organový Festival / Cathedral Organ Festival – The fifth year of the organ festival introduces, among others, Michael Koller from Austria performing on an organ made by Gerald Woehl.
Starts: Aug 21, 19:00; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admisison: €8. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: World Music pri Dóme / World Music at the Cathedral – Famous Slovak alternative-rock band Korben Dallas will play their music for passers-by and guests.
Starts: Aug 19, 20:00; San Marten Bar & Restaurant, Panská. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
ETHNO MUSIC:”Exotic Indonesia” - Authentic Indonesian music (including a piece with Slovak traditional instrument, fujara) and dance will be performed in the Music and Dances from Archipelago programme within the Bratislava Summer festival, by both Indonesians and Slovaks in the original style.
Starts: Aug 22, 17:00-19:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.indonesia.sk.
EXHIBITION: Roman Lazar – Slovak Independent Art Is Not Dead – This young Slovak artist exhibits his work in a downtown gallery, curated by Martina Vyskupová.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Aug 31; Michalský Dvor Gallery, Michalská 3. Admission: free. More info: www.gallery.sk.
EXHIBITION: Slovak painter Lenka Hlávková exhibits her work created using a special, secret technique – several layers of paint in sealed glass – presented as 3D paintings.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Aug 30; F7 gallery, Františkánske Square 7. Admission: free. More info: www.visitbratislava.loc.webhouse.cz.
EXHIBITION: Guláš 3 / Goulash 3; Upstream – The Goulash 3 exhibition presents paintings by 16 contemporary Slovak artists working in various mediums. Upstream shows sculptures by eight artists (some of whom are well-known as painters) made from a variety of different materials.
Open: Tue-Fri 11:00-19:00; weekends 13:00-19:00 until Sep 1; River Gallery, Dvořákovo Nábrežie embankment 6. Admission: free. More info: www.rivergallery.sk/en.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Trnavské Organové Dni / Trnava Organ Days – This festival features Slovak and foreign organists playing historical organs in the St Nicolaus Basilica in Trnava. On August 24, Italian Maurizio Corazza will perform works by Scarlatti, Bach, Piccini, Rossini, Knecht, Lebeau, Karg-Elert and Liszt.
Starts: Aug 24, 20:00; St Nicolaus Basilica. More info: www.organfestival.eu.
CHARITY EVENT: Na Kolesách Proti Rakovine / On Wheels Against Cancer – The eighth year of this charity event, presenting a symbolic ride on any non-engine vehicle with wheels and a cultural programme, aims to collect money for a Tissue Microarrayer to help with cancer research.
Starts: Aug 24, 13:30; under Smolenice Castle. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.nakolesach.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Sideswiped Tomorrow – The series of Canadian photographer Robert Waldeck captures incidental events and people in the streets and was made specifically for the Bunker gallery in Nitra.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until Sep 14; Bunker – Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-1.50. Tel: 037/6579-641; www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
FESTIVAL OF MUSICAL: Musical festival of Jozef Bednárik – This festival of musicals has been re-named after director Jozef Bednárik, who died a year ago, and the date has been moved to coincide with the anniversary of his death. The seventh year of the festival will be dedicated to him – and to poet and lyricist Jozef Urban, who died 15 years ago.
Starts: Aug 22-23; Brusno Spa. Admission: €9 (one day). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Dvadsať v Jednej / Twenty In One – This travelling art exhibition presents the 20 Italian regions as seen through the eyes of 20 artists who explored the nation’s cultural identity.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-12:00, 12:30-17:00; Sun 10:00-12:00, 12:30-16:00 until Aug 30; Museum of Art (PGU), M. R. Štefánika 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 041/5622-522; www.pgu.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Marcos Sa Correa – Mata Atlantica – The nature of Brazil as seen through eyes of a renowned Brazilian photographer.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until Aug 30; Turiec Gallery, Daxnerova 2. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 043/4224-448; www.turiecgallery.sk.
CHAMBER MUSIC: Artis – The second year of the festival of chamber music introduces saxophone into classical music – for which it was actually originally intended. The performers are Marek Pastirik (saxophone), Alžbeta Klasová (saxophone), Michael Berki (piano) and guests.
Starts: Aug 19, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Tel: 051/7723-741; More info: www.pkopresov.sk.
CYCLING: Ondavské Cyklopreteky / Ondava Cycling Race – The first year of this mountain bike race offers three tracks of varying difficulty, from 15.5 kms to 30 kms for various age groups (from 10 years upwards).
Starts: Aug 24, 10:30; Bokša, Bokšanská Street. More info: www.ondavskecyklopreteky.sk.
VINTAGE VEHICLES: Tatranská Promenáda / Tatra Parade – The “concourse d’elegance” of the international race of vintage cars, Oldtimer Tatra Rallye 2014, will be completed with a live concert by the Swing Time For band.
Starts: Aug 21, 17:00; Grant Hotel Praha, Starý Smokovec, High Tatras. Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www.vysoketatry.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: MS 1970 – This exhibition of photographs by photo-journalist Miloslav Vanča shows the Ski World Championship in the High Tatras in 1970.
Open: daily 10:00-15:00 until Aug 31; Gallery Encián, former cable car terminal station, Skalnaté Pleso. Admission: Voluntary donation. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Danielle Pellegrini – Svet Očami Taliana / The World Through the Eyes of an Italian – This exhibition shows photographs by famous Italian documentarian.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Aug 31; Tatranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk.
18. Aug 2014 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská