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(Source: Courtesy of Matej Šálek)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
IDA Kelarová, a Czech musician known for fusing traditional Roma music with jazz, rock and Latino rhythms, will perform with the ensemble JazzFamelija (Kelarová – vocals; Desiderius Dužda – guitar, vocals; Ondrej krajňák – piano; Tomáš Baroš – double bass; Marián ˇXevčík – drums) and young Roma talents from her Čhavorenge choir on September 11 at 18:00 in the Radosť complex near Štrkovec Lake in the Ružinov borough of Bratislava (in case of rain, the concert will move into the Ružinov House of Culture Cultus, on Ružinovská 28). Tickets cost €7 and can be purchased via www.ticketportal.sk, more information at www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
The first “special” concert of the Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by Leoš Svárovský, will feature renowned Japanese violinist Yoe Miyazaki as a guest, playing the works of Bedřich Smetana, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Ravel.
Starts: Sep 12, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www. filharmonia.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Hispánsky večer / Hispanic Evening – This programme offers Alberto Herrera (Cuba) on flute, Igor Bázlik on piano and Jitka Sapara-Fischerová singing well known Hispanic compositions and Peter Zemaník reciting excerpts from the work of Gabriel Garcia Márquez.
Starts: Sep 8, 19:00; La Fenice bar, Nábrežie L. Svobodu 52 (Lafranconi tram stop). Admission: €4. Tel: 0911/554-585; info@andrejpalacko.com.

Bratislava
GASTRONOMY:
Bratislava Culinary Days – Regional cuisine – This edition of a series of “street food” events focuses on the delicacies of traditional Slovak cuisine of the Bratislava region and local wines, accompanied by folklore troupe Čečinka.
Starts: Sep 11 – 13; Prima- te’s Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum – Within this project, blues band from Ottawa, Monkey Junk, led by famous multi-instrumentalist Steve Mariner, will play in the Museum of Trade.
Starts: Sep 10, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu (Museum of Trade), Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02 /4524-3167; www. rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
LITERARY EVENT:
Franz Kafka died 90 Years Ago – The reading of the works of this world renowned Prague-based writer is part of the Kafkove Matliare / Kafka’s Matliare festival, which takes place in four venues in 2014, the year of the 90th anniversary of his death (in Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and the Matliare sanatorium in the High Tatras, where Kafka treated his illness). The Bratislava event offers two lectures and one reading from a drama about Kafka’s stay in Matliare.
Starts: Sep 8, 18:00; Austrian Cultural Forum, Astoria Palace - Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930 -1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Marco Selvaggio will play the Hang, a rare musical instrument recently invented in Switzerland. The event includes a lecture on the Hang’s origins and how to play it.
Starts: Sep 8, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: free. Tel: 0911/193-382;
www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
THEATRE:
Deň otvorených dverí / Open day – Opening up the premises of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) on the second Saturday in September has become a tradition. The biggest Slovak theatre opens its doors, luring visitors to meet performers face-to-face, to experience the atmosphere backstage and visit Slovakia’s main stage.
Starts: Sep 13, 11:00-16:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: free. More info: www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
WORLD MUSIC:
Didgeridoo Night – Famous Czech multi-instrumentalist Tomáš Reindl brings his latest project, Omnion, to Bratislava to join forces with the Slovak world music band Dúhové eminencie (Rainbow Eminences).
Starts: Sep 11, 19:00; Zichyho Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €4. More info: www.shiraz.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Scena_FM Presents – This series will open the new season in the Nu Spirit Club, offering top DJ MC Conrad of the Good Looking label, and drum’n’bass legend Makoto.
Starts: Sep 12, 20:00; Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €6. Tel: 02/5293-332; www.ticketportal.sk; www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Lavagance and Walter Schnitzelson, two Slovak rock bands, will perform live in the Slovak capital.
Starts: Sep 12, 19:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Dub Gallery, Modern and Contemporary – This exhibition presents five contemporary Slovak artists (Martin Knut, Dávid Baffi, Kristína Revucky Mesároš, Andrea Bartošová and Alexandra Barth) as curated by Beata Jablonská. The selection of their works comes, however, from the Czech Dub Gallery from Pelhřimov.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until Sep 14; SVÚ gallery (Umelka), Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/529 624 02; www.svu.sk.

Bratislava
PHOTO EXHIBITION:
Foto roka / Photo of the Year – A jury has selected the 15 best series of photographs from among almost 1,300 by 313 photographers, and this selection (alphabetically: Natália Benčičová, Filip Beránek, Victor Breiner, Peter Čákovský, Tomáš Halász, Jakub Jančo, Martin Ježík, Lea Kálazi, Deana Kolenčíková, Denis Kozerawski, Daniel Laurinc, Peter Mercell, Juraj Mravec, Radoslav Pešek, Juraj Starovecký) will be shown at an open-air exhibition in Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.
Open: 24/7 until September 30; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk, www.fotoroka.sk.

Trnava
LIVE MUSIC:
The Ján Koniarek Gallery will host two concerts in its Synagogue venue: on September 9, Samaria Verses Band (Juraj Turtev – vocals, guitar; Krisztina Takács – vocals; Andor Buják – saxophone, vocals; Kristián Buják - bagpipe, darbuka, vocals; Miloš Železňák – guitar, vocals; and Judita Kaššovicová – reciting) will play their brand of world music in a concert called Šamorínske verše – My v krajine, krajina v nás / Šamorín Verses – We in the Country, the Country in Us. Two days later, rock legend Henry Tóth will perform with the For the Forever 27 Club band.
Starts: Sep 9 (11); 19:00; Centre for Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2. Admission: free (Sep 9) - €4 (Sep 11). Tel: 033/5514-657; www.gjk.sk.

Komárno
JEWISH CULTURE:
Európsky deň židovskej kultúry / European Day of Jewish Culture – The day of celebrating Jewish culture in Europe includes lectures and debates by invited heads of Jewish communities from Slovakia and Hungary, a cultural programme, a Kosher lunch, a book presentation, a ritual Jewish wedding and more.
Starts: Sep 14, 9:00; Menház, Jewish Community Centre, Eötvösa Street 15. Admission: free. Tel: 035/7731 -224; www.menhaz.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
CONCERT:
THE OPENING concert of the 2014/2015 season of the Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) Žilina takes place on September 11 in Dolný Val 47 and also commemorates the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at crucial US sites. ŠKO, conducted by American Theodore Kuchar with solo pianist Martin Chudada (a mere 13 years old) will perform Samuel Barber’s Adagio (symbolising 9/11), Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets cost €8-€12 and can be purchased via www.skozilina.sk

Žilina
MODERN DANCE:
Milan Tomášik – Lovecká sezóna / Hunting Season – A Slovak dancer and choreographer living in Slovenia, Milan Tomášik, offers a two-week residential programme that will result in the premiere of a new programme, Hunting Season, focusing on the human body as it interacts with other bodies.
Starts: Sep 11, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská Cesta 3. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 041/5005-064, 0948/344- 606; www.stanica.sk.

Banská Bystrica
EXHIBITION:
Ars et Amor, Labor et Gloria – The Central-Slovak Gallery in Banská Bystrica (Stredoslovenská galéria, SSG BB) has prepared a temporary exhibition of the works of famous Slovak painter Dominik Skutecký to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of a permanent exposition in his family villa.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00 – 17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 – 16:00; Central-Slovak Gallery, Bethlen House, Dolná 8. Admission: €0.50-€2. Tel: 048/4701-615; www.ssgbb.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
THEATRE/MUSIC:
Slávnostný concert / Gala Concert – The Gala Concert composed of operatic arias, operettas and musical tunes (by Mozart, Vincenze Bellini, Bizet, Pietro Mascagni, Verdi, Elemír Kál-mán and Lennie Bernstein) performed by soloists and the choir of the local opera celebrates the 90th anniversary of the first performance of the Eastern-Slovak National Thea-tre.
Starts: Sep 13, 19:00; the historical State Theatre Košice - SDKE building, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€15. Tel: 055/ 2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452- 260 (evenings); www.sdke.sk.

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Američan v Paríži / American in Paris – The first concert in the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice’s (ŠfK) new 2014/2015 season, called American in Paris, brings a host of the “delicacies” of orchestral music, featuring works from a range of composers, like Astor Piazzola, Lucius Dalla, Jac-ques Offenbach, Dvořák, Khachaturian, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander Borodin, Václav Trojan and George Gershwin. The conductor is Karol Kevický, with Ján Hrubovčák soloing on trombone.
Starts: Sep 10, 19:00; ŠfK, House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €3.50-€7. Tel: 055/6220 -763; www.sfk.sk.

Prešov
ART FESTIVAL OF THE DISABLED:
MargarétaFest 2014 – The Barlička civic association has organised the fifth year of the international festival of physically challenged youths in dance, singing, reciting and theatre. A new addition this year is the category Culture of Ethnic Minorities.
Starts: Sep 9, 9:30-16:00; Centrum Mládeže Radosť, Matice slovenskej 13. Admission: free. More info: www.margaretafest2014.barlicka.com.

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