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(Source: TASR)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
TUTANCHAMON - Jeho hrobka a poklady / Tutankhamun – His Tomb and Treasures is an exhibition that offers accurate replicas of artefacts from the tomb of the pharaoh in a way closest to the form in which the tomb’s discoverer, Howard Carter, found it almost 100 years ago. There are no display cases, which contributes to the authentic atmosphere. The exhibition can be seen daily between 9:00 and 19:00 until November 30 in the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská Cesta 3 in Bratislava; tickets cost €9-€16 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. More information is at www.tut-vystava.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Kylie Minogue, Australian pop diva will introduce in Bratislava – this gig being part of her European tour – her new album, Kiss Me Once.
Starts: Oct 19, 19:30; Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €55-€85. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
BENEFIT EVENT:
Rozvojový deň (Development Day) 2014 – The 10th year of this event marks not only the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, but also the campaign Ži fér (Live Fairly) with a day-long programme of global cuisine, a drumming session, talks with field workers of development aid, film screenings, photo exhibitions, workshops and as culmination: a concert of SwinGang and Živé kvety bands.
Starts: Oct 14, 10:00-18:00 (concert); Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: voluntary, €2 at least. More info (in Slovak): www.mvro.sk.

Bratislava
OPERA:
MET Live – W.A. Mozart – Figaro’s Wedding – This time, the live broadcast from Metropolitan Opera brings a new version of the famous opera, as conducted by James Levine, directed by Richard Eyre and with Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role.
Starts: Oct 18, 18:45; Aréna theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/6720- 2550 or www.divadloarena.sk.

Bratislava
FOLKLORE/DANCE:
Chorea Slovaca – The musical-dance programme of the famous folklore ensemble brings dance etudes of young choreographers of various dance styles (Ladislav Cmorej, Simona Machovičová, Stanislav Marišler, Barbora Morongová, Vladimír Michalko, Ján Ševčík) as inspired by folklore art and directed by Peter Maťo.
Satrts: Oct 15, 19:00; SĽUK venue, Balkánska 31, Rusovce. Admission: €8. More info: www.sluk.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Stará Hudba 14 / Early Music 14 – the first concert of the autumn chamber cycle of early music will present an introductory presentation, the works of Samuel Capricornus, D. G. Speer, and Vladimír Godár as performed by Musica Aeterna led by Peter Zajíček.
Starts: Oct 14, 19:00; Staromestské centrum KaV, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €5 (one hour before the concert). More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
FASHION:
Fashion LIVE! – This fashion marathon will introduce 29 collections, mainly by Slovak designers and fashion houses, but also designers from the Visegrad Group countries. Accompanying programme includes show-rooms, exhibitions, a video-room and textile installations.
Starts: Oct 15-17; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Virgil Donati Band – The concert offers progressive/fusion rock as performed by US/Australian-born drummer Virgil Donati.
Starts: Oct 17, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu (Museum of Trade), Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/ 4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
FILMS:
In mid October, not only movies within the Week of Chinese Films will be screened with English subtitles, but also two other movies: French, Nobody Likes Me by Francois Truffaut and Slovak, Step into Darkness by Miloslav Luther.
Starts: Oct 13-17 (various times); Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.aic.sk/kino-lumiere.

Bratislava
SOCIAL FILMS’FESTIVAL:
The pilot project of the film festival Together against Trafficking / Spolu proti obchodovaniu s ľuďmi focuses on one of the fastest growing global crimes, offering film screenings, discussions, an exhibition and the GIFT Box campaign.
Starts: Oct 17, 17:30; Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: free, but booking on obchodsludmi.sk/festival is recommended. The website also includes more info.

Bratislava
BLUES:
bluesmen Erich “Boboš” Procházka & Marek Wolf will launch into life their second joint album, Inversion, with the “Godfather” being writer Jozef Karika.
Starts: Oct 17, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €7. Tel: 0911/193-382;
www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
ECONOMIC CONFERENCE:
Vision for Slovakia: 2015 & Beyond – This international economic conference is organised by the American Chamber of Commerce-AmCham and Forbes and opens a dialogue between business representatives and government.
Starts: Oct 21; Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Trnavská cesta 27. Admission: €150,00 EUR (registration, participation, snack and lunch). Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk; amcham@amcham.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
New Model Rádio concert – New Model Rádio is a brand new Slovak radio focusing on crème de la crème from the domestic scene and the first concert brings local bands Unisex, AMO & Band, Billy Barman, Puding Pani Elvusovej and Vinyl.
Starts: Oct 17, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €10 (in advance)-€12. More info: www.majestic.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Multipoint – Works of Slovak and foreign artists made during the creative symposium Multipoint in Nitra are presented in the SPP Gallery, offering an insight into the meeting of various different cultures and traditions.
Open: weekdays 12:00-17:00 until Oct 31; SPP Gallery, Mlynské Nivy 44/C. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6262-4203; www.spp.sk/kontakt/kontakt-galeria-spp.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Okná –Windows – Slovak Miloš Prekop and Russian Alexander Trifonov, two painters connect through deep friendship; exhibiting their works, both their own and their joint artworks.
Open: weekdays 12:00-18:00 until Oct 28; Aircraft Gallery, Ivanská cesta 30/B. Admission: free. Tel: 02/3255-3141, 0911/211-612; aircraftgallery.eu.

Nitra
CAR SHOW:
Autosalón – The Autsalón Autoshow Nitra is an international car show that annually brings fans of cars and vehicles flocking to the western-Slovak city, offering a host of accompanying events, including an expert conference Fleet day.
Starts: Oct 16-19; Agrokomplex fairground. Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.agrokomplex.sk.

Nitra
MUSIC/ART FEST:
PostmutArt Fest – This international festival of experimental contemporary music, films and book presentations tries to combine several artistic genres and explore their mutual interactions.
Starts: Oct 16-17; Župný Dom, Župné Square 3. More info: www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Trnava
CLASSICAL MUSIC FEST:
Hudba Trnave – Music to Trnava – The 12th year of Slovak festival of art has the motto “Tribute to double bass” and features Moyzesovo kvarteto with Filip Jaro on double bass on October 17, playing the works of Mozart, Miloslav Gajdoš, Alexander Moyzes, Ján Křtitel Vaňhal; and Roman Patkoló (SK/CH) on double bass, Ladislav Fančovič on piano, Ján Slávik on cello playing the works of Astor Piazzolla, Grigoras Dinicu, Ennio Morricone, Roman Patkoló, John Williams, and Giovanni Bottesini in Doôná Krupá on October 18 and Bass Band (SK: Ján Krigovský, Ján Prievozník, Metod Podolský, Ján Borza – double basses; Stephanie Szanto-mezzosoprano, CH) performing the works of Mozart, Richard Wagner, Stanislav Palúch, Vincent Jaš, Marcel Comendant, Jan Borza, and Giovanni Bottesini on October 19.
Starts: Oct 17, 18.00; new wing of Kopplova vila, Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený Kríček 3, Trnava; Oct 18, 17:00; Slovak National Museum – Museum of Music, Fresco Hall, mansion in Dolná Krupá; Oct 19, 18:00; Synagogue – Centre of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www.gjk.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
FESTIVAL:
DNI tanca pre vás / Days of Dance for You is the education part of the festival of contemporary dance (Dni tanca / Days of Dance) organised by the Divadlo štúdio tanca / Theatre Studio of Dance originally annually and from this year biennially. Dni tanca pre vás should boost the continuity and help educate students of conservatories and secondary performing art schools by offering workshops, performances of DŠT, lectures and analyses. It takes place between October 13 and 18 in the DŠT venue, Na Kačici, Komenského 12 in Banská Bystrica. Tickets for the performances cost €3-€5; more information can be obtained at 048/4146-540 or www.studiotanca.sk.

Banská Bystrica
OPERA:
Pietro Mascagni – Priateľ Fritz / L’Amico Fritz – The opera of Italian composer Mascagni, which was successful following its opening in 1891, but has gradually been losing popularity, is being premiered in the local opera house, as conducted by Marián Vach and directed by Dana Dinková.
Starts: Oct 17, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €10. Tel: 048/2457-123 or www.stateopera.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
OPERETTA:
Emmerich Kál-mán - Grófka Marica – Countess Marica (or Gräfin Mariza, in German) is the first opere-tta to be staged at the State Theatre Košice after more than six years, and this title, one of the most popular works of Hungarian composer Kál-mán, returns after 40 years; it is conducted by Igor Dohovič and directed by Czech Dagmar Hlubková.
Starts: Oct 17, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, historical bui-lding, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€12. Tel: 055/2452-269, -260; www.sdke.sk.

Spiš region
CLASSICAL MUSIC FEST:
Musica Nobilis – The 19th year of the week of classical music, an international music festival brings this genre to eight eastern-Slovak towns. On October 13, the chamber ensemble ALEA (Boris Lenko – accordion, Ján Krigovský – double bass, Stano Palúch – violin, Daniel Buranovský – piano) will have as guest baritone Martin Babjak. On October 14, the works for violin and guitar by Niccolo Paganini and Mauro Giuliani will be played by Juraj Tomka and Martin Krajčo; and the same concert will be repeated the next day in a historical building in Levoča. On October 16, the Marian Church in Kežmarok will resound with the music of the Czech quartet Graffovo kvarteto (Štěpán Graffe, Lukáš Bednařík-violins, Lukáš Cybulski-viola and Michal Hreňo-cello) playing the works of Czech composers Josef Suk, Bohuslav Martinú and Antonín Dvořák. In Spišské Vlachy on October 17, three members of the Slovak Philharmonic – flutist Tomáš Janošík, violinist Juraj Sťahel and cellist Boris Bohó will perform Baroque and Classicist compositions. On October 18, a vocal-instrumental concert in Spišská Nová Ves will present the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak philharmonic Choir (led by Jozef Chabroň), and soloists: soprano Andrea Vizvári and tenor Otokar Klein performing overtures, arias and choirs from famous operas, as conducted by Leoš Svárovský.
Starts: Oct 13, 18:00; Theatre Hall, House of Culture, Štefánikova 99. Oct 14, 19:00; Church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary, Gelnica. Oct 15, House of Master Paul, Námestie Majstra Pavla 20. Oct 16, 19:00; Marian Church. Oct 17, 19:00; Small Catholic Church, Spišské Vlachy. Oct 18, 18:00; Evangelical Church, Spišská Nová Ves. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

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