CONCERT: JAMES Blunt, former British soldier-turned-singer and hitmaker, comes to Bratislava to give a concert presenting his latest album, Moon Landing, within an eponymous tour. He returns to the Slovak capital after six years, to offer both older hits like You’re Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover and new songs like Bonfire Heart and Heart to Heart as well. The concert at Aegon Arena (NTC) in Príkopova 4 takes place on October 28 at 19:00; tickets cost €39 and can be purchased through www.eventim.sk.
JAPANESE CULTURE: Japanese Traditional dance – The Izena No Kai dance group from the Ryukyu archipelago presents local folklore dance both in old and a more contemporary form wearing original Okinawa costumes. The group has already successfully toured the world.
Starts: Oct 28, 19:00, DPOH City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www. mestskedivadlo.sk; www.sk. emb-japan.go.jp.
FILM FESTIVAL: Brazil Visual – The Portuguese Institute in Slovakia organises the 2nd year of the festival of Brazilian films, offering them in original (Portuguese) with Slovak subtitles.
Starts: Oct 26-29; Academia Universum, Mlynské Nivy 34 (weekend); KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €2. More info: www.kcdunaj.sk; www.brazil.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ensemble Ricercata – The residential ensemble of the Rádio Devín station, Ensemble Ricercata, has prepared a series of concerts, this time offering a concert of works by Czech composer Leoš Janáček and Slovak Juraj Pospíšil, as performed by the orchestra led by Ivan Šiller, with soloists: violinist Milan Paľa, cembalist Enikő Ginzery, clarinettist Ronald Šebesta, or soprano Helga Varga Bach, with Czech guests like bassoonist Jan Hudeček.
Starts: Oct 29, 19:00; Big Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Korben Dallas & Zrní – Slovak rock band Kor-ben Dallas will launch into life their new album; as will the Czech band Zrní which plays a mixture of rock, electronic music, and folklore. Later, the two bands embark on a joint tour (www.kamdomesta.sk) around Slovakia.
Starts: Oct 29, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €10-€30. More info: www.majestic.sk, www.citylife.sk.
OPERA: Live in HD – Carmen – The series of live broadcasts from the New York Met continues with Carmen, as directed by Richard Eyre, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado and sung by Anita Rachvelishvili, Anita Hartig, and Ildar Abdazakov.
Starts: Nov 1, 18:45; Aréna theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/6720- 2550 or www.divadloarena.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Elán – Best Of Vol 2 – Legendary Slovak band Elán will give a concert in Bratislava, offering the chance to download their songs free, make a CD and let it be sung at their concert. Those who buy tickets can, moreover, get a free CD booklet. Elán will also have a guest, the wind section with which the band toured in 1979. The band is made up with Jožo Ráž (vocals, bass), Jano Baláž (vocals, guitar), Vašo Patejdl (keyboard, vocals) – old member who are also composers; and the newcomers – Peter Farmbauer (guitar, vocals), Ľubo Horňák (keyboard), Henry Tóth (guitar) and Boris Brna (drums).
Satrts: Oct 28, 20:00; Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €24-€44. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: Improvisations – The series of “intimate” concerts in a café now offers a jazz concert of Peter Uličný on violin and Gabriel Jonáš on piano.
Starts: Oct 29, 20:00; Kafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €5. Tel: 0918/ 724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.
EXHIBITION: Alex Mlynárčik – The exhibition of visionary artist (of the “Slovak Line of New Realism”) is the first large one in Slovakia since 1964, offering an overview of his most important artworks and projects.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until Nov 9; Mirbach Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery, Františkánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/5443- 1556(-8); www.gmb.sk.
EXHIBITION: The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCVK) opens an exhibition from the collection of the “Tarchany” museum, dedicated to the 20th birthday of Russian writer M.J. Lermontov.
Start-Open: Oct 27, 17:00 (opening), exhibition lasts until Nov 10; RCVK, Fraňa Kráľa 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5262-5981; www.rcvkba.sk.
HALLOWEEN:HALLOWEEN, or rather Bojnický Svetlonos – The “Celebration of Light” at the Bojnice Castle will also bring Halloween (originally a Celtic holiday) to Slovakia. Decorations, themed tours and a lot of light will take place between October 30 and November 1; at 19:00. Tickets cost €5-€8 and more information can be found at www.bojnicecastle.sk.
BLUES FESTIVAL: Slovakian Blues Challenge 2014 – The first competition of bands and soloists in blues will host three competitors: Jerguš Oravec Trio, René Lacko and The Second Band – with Peter Lipa as a non-competing guest – while the winner will proceed to the European Blues Challenge in March 2015 in Brussels.
Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; Srdiečko Pub. Admission: free. More info: www.bluesmusic.sk; www.skalica.sk.
HALLOWEEN: Night of Spirits, Pumpkins & Ghosts – At the Strečno Castle, Halloween has inspired organisers to end the season in this spirit, offering night tours and performances of the Wagus group of historical fencing, theatrical ensemble Kapor na Scéne, and planetarium employees.
Starts: Oct 29, 18:00-21:00; Strečno Castle, Hradná 1 (organised by Považie Museum). Admission: €2.50-€4. Tel: 041/ 5697-400; www.pmza.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Karel Gott – The most popular Czech (and Czechoslovak, for that matter) singer of all times, Karel Gott, celebrates his 75th birthday with a tour that leads him also to the Slovak capital and the city of Žilina, offering his long-time hits and also songs from his last album.
Starts: Oct 27, 19:00; Doxxbet Arena, Športová 5. Admission: €20-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Karol Baron – šľachtic surrealizmu / Aristok-rat of Surrealism - The exhibition of the Slovak artist, more famous abroad than at home, who had a holiday home in nearby Banská Hodruša, has been so successful that it is now prolonged.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 until Nov 15; Jozef Kollár Art Gallery, Námestie sv. Trojice. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.muzeumbs.sk.
EXHIBITION: Ernö Fischer – The vast exhibition of works by the visual artist, a Lučenec native who was more famous in Hungary, Fischer celebrates the centenary of his birth.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until Nov 9; Novohrad Museum and Gallery, Kubínyiho Square 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 047/ 4332-502; www.nmg.sk/en.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rok českej hudby – The internationally accepted Year of Czech Music will he hailed also by the State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK), playing the works of Zbyněk Müller, Antonín Dvo-řák, Leoš Janáček, and Slovak Alexander Moyzes, as conducted by Matej Arendárik (who will also play piano).
Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; ŠfK, House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €3.50-€7. Tel: 055 /6220 -763; www.sfk.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Popradská hudobná jeseň / Poprad Musical Autumn – The 32nd year of this festival will bring the Akordeonika Bojnice accordion group in the opening concert of the International Accordion Competition, as conducted by Oto Mello, with Russian accordionist Alexandr Kolomiytsev as guest.
Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; thea-tre hall of the House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/72. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
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