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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
BALLET:
WORLD-RENOWNED Eifman ballet of the Mecca of Russian ballet art, St. Petersburg, makes two stops in the Slovak National Theatre (SND) in Bratislava, on October 21 and 22, with its new piece, Rodin. Rodin explores (to the music of Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saens and Jules Massenet, as choreographed and directed by the ensemble’s leader Boris Eifman) the fatal relationship of two great personalities of French visual art: sculptor August Rodin and his student, companion and inspiration Camille Claudel through modern means of expression, combining traditional mastery and widely understandable emotions. Tickets for the performance (in the new SND building in Pribinova 17) cost €50-€95 and can be bought via www.snd.sk or www.navstevnik.sk.

Bratislava
FILM FESTIVAL:
Filmový festival inakosti / Slovak queer film festival – The festival of films focusing on the LGBTI community, its history and current situation, comprises dozens of screenings – plus an exhibition on the life and fate of activist Imrich Matyáš who fought for the de-criminalisation of homosexuality shortly after World War I.
Starts: Oct 22-26; Lumiére and Film Europe cinemas. More info: www.ffi.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Cycle with Bach’s compositions – This edition of the cycle focuses on music by J.S. Bach and brings the Moyzes Quartet with Boris Bohó on cello playing Bach – Suite for Solo Cello, Prelude Allemande Courante Sarabande Menuet I, II; Alexander Moyzes – Small Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello Ciaccona; Ivan Parík – Music for Miloš Urbásek for String Quartet; György Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello; Beethoven – String Quartet F Major.
Starts: Oct 22, 19:00; Pálffy Palace; Zámocká 47. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www. citylife.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
Laco Deczi – Legendary Slovak jazzman, now living in New York, tours the Czech Republic, Slovakia and plays a gig also in Bratislava.
Starts: Oct 25, 19:00; Štú-dio L + S, 1. Mája Square 5. Ad-mission: €12. Tel: 02/5296-7552; www.studios.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Rock in the Museum – British blues-rock musician Danny Bryant brings his band for the second time to offer their latest harvest.
Starts: Oct 22, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/ 4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
WORLD MUSIC:
Roc’hann – The group appeared in 2004 and includes two Frenchmen living in Slovakia and four Slovaks (Frédéric Jacq; Didier Rogasik; Zuzka Cenkerová; Linda Vitásková; Milan Medek and Michal Kubinec) playing Breton music and spreading this ancient Celtic culture. This concert celebrates 10 years of the band.
Starts: Oct 25, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
MIG 21 – The Czech band that plays a fusion of beat, funk, pop, Latino and jazz, comes to release its new album called ALBUM, released after a 10-year break.
Starts: Oct 24, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €12-€20. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava
FOLKLORE:
SĽUK – Krížom – Krážom – Criss-cross – The new musical-dance performance of the well-established folklore ensemble SĽUK, directed by Peter Maťo and choreographed by Ladislav Cmorej, Stanislav Marišler, Ján Šev-čík and Marek Grega to music by Stanislav Palúch, Andrej Jarolín, Róbert Lakatoš, Pe-ter Michalovič, Jaroslav Moravčík and Milan Rendoš, combines traditional skills with contemporary aesthetics and ideas.
Starts: Oct 23, 19:00; SĽUK venue, Balkánska 31, Rusovce. Admission: €8. More info: www.sluk.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Nat Osborn Band & Gonsofus – US band of Nat Osborn plays music merging funk, rock, big band and other genres, and will be supported in the Bratislava concert by Russian-Slovak band Gonsofus.
Starts: Oct 22, 21:00; Batelier club, Továrenská 14. Admission: €4. More info: www.batelier.sk.

Bratislava
CLUBBING:
Pomo – Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer Pomo (David Pimentel) has had a soaring rise to fame producing electronic music, but he also plays live with Nouvel Age. On his first European tour, he will visit Bratislava where he will be supported by FVLCRVM and Jimmy Pé.
Starts: Oct 21, 20:30; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €9. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Ivan Popovič – Kreslené svety / Painted Worlds – Part of the 12th Biennial of Animation Bratislava is the retrospective exhibition of Slovak artist Popovič, showing works that preceded his animated cartoons.
Open: weekdays, 13:00-18:00 until Oct 31; Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info: www.kedykde.sk.

Nitra
LIVE MUSIC:
Pedro Sierra y Juana La Tobala – The guitar and flamenco recital takes place during the 31st guitar festival Cithara Aediculae, dedicated in memoriam to Pavol Sika.
Starts: Oct 25, 18:00; Nitra Synagogue, Pri synagóge. Admission: €3. More info: http://www.nisys.sk/www/news/detail/list/0/570.

Topoľčany/Nitra
LIVE MUSIC:
Longital with Marián Slávka – A Slovak band that has transformed from electronic to acoustic music plays with drummer Slávka – in Topoľčany on October 24 and in Nitra on October 25.
Starts: Oct 24, Nástupište 1-12 Topoľčany; Oct 25, Tatra club, Old Theatre, Nitra. More info: www.longital.com.

Prievidza
EXHIBITIONS:
Drawings of young Slovak artist Ľuboš Jadroň and a collection of exotic insects by tropical scholar Michal Zachar are two current exhibitions at the Regional Cultural centre in Prievidza.
Open: weekdays 9:00-17:00 until Oct 30; Regional Cultural Centre, Region art Gallery, Záhradnícka 19. Admission: €0.40-€0.70. Tel: 046/5121-818; www.rkcpd.sk/podujatia.

Central SLOVAKIA

Dolný Kubín
JAZZ:
Marc Bernstein International Quartet – The US-Italian-Czech-Slovak band (Vít Křišťan (CZ) on piano, Rastislav Uhrik (SK) on double bass, Nicolas Campagnol (Italy) on drums and Marc Bernstein on saxophone) will play within the Kubín Musical autumn and Bernstein’s compositions from recent albums.
Starts: Oct 20, 19:00; Zmeškalov dom hudby. Admission: €4-€8. More info: www.oravalive.sk.

Žilina
JAZZ:
Jacket Potato – JV Quartet (Jakub Valiček – Andrew Woodhead, Stuart Barker, Joaquin Garavaglia) met in the UK and currently play their own compositions inspired by personalities like Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner.
Starts: Oct 24, 19:00; Voyage Voyage, Mariánske Square 14. More info: www.jazz.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Kežmarok
EXHIBITION:
ROBERT Bielik, the Slovak painter who rose to fame quite recently, exhibits in the Galéria u Anjela / the Angel Gallery in Starý Trh 53 in Kežmarok. His paintings are inspired by the nearby High Tatras and the personality of cult Slovak landscapist, Ladislav Mednyánszky. The exhibition lasts until November 13 between 12:00 and 18:00 on Tuesdays to Fridays, and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. More information can be found at www.galeriauanjela.sk.

Košice
FASHION:
Košice Fashion Week – Košice is the only city in Slovakia where the fashion week is part of the world-wide Fashion Week activities, comprising shows by Slovak, Czech, Polish, Hungarian and Ukrainian designers, including names like Beata Rajská or Jitka Klett, a gala dinner, a competition of young Slovak designers, and more. The proceeds will go to the prevention of and vaccination against cervical cancer.
Starts: Oct 20-26; various sites. Tel: 0908/965-287; www.kfw.sk; facebook.com/pages/Košice-Fashion-Week/1423518034590701.

Prešov/Poprad
JAZZ:
23rd Jazz Prešov – The jazz festival in Prešov also includes the concert of Ruggero Robin Trio (as well as Polish Headhunters; Mark Whitfield & AMC trio (US/SK); local Prešovský Dixieland & Katka Koščová; Ľubo Šamo Projekt and Rudy Linka Trio (US). A day earlier, Ruggero Robin Trio will also perform in Poprad.
Starts: Oct 22, 18:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admi-ssion: €8. Tel: 051/7723 -741; More info: www. pkopresov.sk; Oct 21, 19:30; Art Klub, Tatra gallery / Tat-ranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €5. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk.

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