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Les SlovaKs Dance Collective (Source: Courtesy of Les SlovaKs)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

DANCE: Fragments is the latest contemporary dance performance of Slovak dancers living in Belgium and creating as the Les SlovaKs Dance Collective (Milan Herich, Anton Lachký, Milan Tomášik, Peter Jaško, and Martin Kilvady). This piece, choreographed and directed by them to original music by Simon Thierrée, performed by 40 string musicians, is a lively mix of film scenes, dance etudes and drama acts, which tries to deliver obscure, subtle messages. It will be offered at the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) in Hviezdoslavovo Square 1 in Bratislava on November 15 at 19:00; tickets cost €10-€20 and can be bought via www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA: Salome – The opera by Richard Strauss, a musical drama in one act in the German language, will premiere at the Slovak National Theatre (SND) as conducted by Fried-rich Haider, directed by Hans-Joachim Rückhaberle, with casting Ján Vacík, Denisa Hamarová, Pavol Remenár, Tomáš Juhász and others.

Starts: Nov 14 and 16, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ: Pet Jazz – The one-evening Petržalka festival of jazz in its 14th edition will host the Lukáš Oravec Quartet, Milo Suchomel, and Jazz in the City featuring Lucia Lužinská (vocal), Hanka Gregušová (vocal); as well as Ľudmila Štefániková and Matúš Jakabčic Duo.

Starts: Nov 13, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7 (in advance)-€9. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rolling Tones Veni Academy 2014 – Veni Academy is an ensemble of students performing modern and less-known classical music. This concert is the culmination of a series launching their first album, Rolling Tones, which won the Radio Head Award in 2013 as The Best Classical Album of the Year. They will play works by Bolcsó, Chuing, Krauze, Loo, conducted by Marko Vlasák and Daniel Matej.

Starts: Nov 12, 18:00; Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA: F.-A. Boieldieu: Exiles of Kamchatka / Vyhnanci z Kamčatky – Within the Days of Early Music 2014, the opera of French composer of the post-Napoleonic period, Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, will be premiered for the first time in the modern era, performed by the Festival Orchestra Apollo, and Lúčnica choir, as conducted by Marián Lejava, with Bernhard Berchtold, Linda Ballová, Zoltán Megyesi, and others as soloists. The opera tells the story of Slovak adventurer Moric Benyovszky’s escape with fellow prisoners from Siberian imprisonment.

Starts: Nov 11, 19:00; concert studio of Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €5-€10. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

FOREIGN CULTURES: Nipponfest & Hangukon – Nippo nfest, the event hawking phenomena of Japanese culture such as films, gastronomy, martial arts, games, music, competitions and lectures, has joined forces with Hangukon, the festival of Korean culture that also offers these exports.

Starts: Nov 15-16, 9:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8 (in advance, for 1 day)-€10 (in advance, 2 days); €10-€12 at the door Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava

WINE FESTIVAL: Day of Open Wine Cellars / Deň otvorených pivníc – On these days, a record 164 wine cellars will be opened on the Small Carpathian Wine Route (MVC), from Devín, Vajnory, Rača in Bratislava, through Svätý Jur, Pezinok and Modra all the way to Trnava. Visitors get a wine pass, their own tasting glass and wander through the region to enjoy local wines and gastronomy, traditional music and views of the vineyards.

Starts: Nov 14 (14:00-21:00) -15 (12:00-21:00), Small Carpathian Wine Route. Admission: €50. Tel: 033/6433-489; www.mvc.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Milan Paľa on violin and Ladislav Fančovič on piano will innovatively play the sonatas by Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. After Bratislava they continue to Liptovský Hrádok (Nov 23).

Starts: Nov 13, 18:00; Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

SCIENCE: Týždeň vedy a techniky na Slovensku / Week of Science and Technology in Slovakia – This series of events includes not just lectures (in Slovak) but also an interactive astronomy exhibition and observation of solar activities through a telescope – 14:00-16:00 (on Nov 11 and 14).

Starts: Nov 11-14, various sites (mostly Museum of Nature, Slovak National Museum, Vajanského Nábrežie 2). Admission: free. More info: www.snm.sk.

Bratislava

LATINO PARTY: Mambo Pa’ Gozar – A Latino party with DJ MaJa (Budapest) and dances like salsa classics, crossbody, mambo, bachata, kizomba, and more. (Dress-code: Mambo extravaganza.)

Starts: Nov 15, 21:00; La Fiesta, Prievozská 28. Admission: €4. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

MUSEUM/EXHIBITION: From the Shadow to the Light – The Slovak National Museum celebrates its 120th anniversary with a long exhibition documenting its biggest achievements and rarest exhibits, and will be coming to an end. Thus, it is advisable to visit before the end of 2014.

Open: daily except Mondays, 10:00-17:00; Museum of History, SNM, Bratislava Castle. Admission: €4-€7. More info: www.snm.sk.

Zlaté Moravce

MUSEUM/EXHIBITION: The Town Museum in Zlaté Moravce, a branch of the Ponitrianske Museum in Nitra, exhibits the pottery and ceramics of the Guild of Slovak Pottery-makers, including traditional Hutterers’, Modra patterns and more. Some products are for sale.

Open: weekdays 8:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 16:00, Sun – on arrangement until Nov 30; Ponitrianske Múzeum, Miggazzi Mansion, Andreja Hlinku Square 1. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 037/6321-470; www.muzeumnitra.sk.

Nitra

EXHIBITION: Richard Kitta – User Unfriendly – Curator Ivana Kohlhammer calls the exhibition of Slovak multi-media artist Kitta a selection of interactive common consumer objects used for new, surprising purposes.

Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until Nov 23. Nitra Gallery, Župný Dom, Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.35-€70. Tel: 037/6579-641-3; www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Dolný Kubín

JAZZ: Mike Parker Trio – US Parker musicians (Mike on double bass, Frank on drums) joined forces with Polish alto saxophonist Bartek Prucnal on a tour including a stop at Kubín Musical Autumn.

Starts: Nov 13, 19:00; Zme-škalov House of Music. Admission: €3-€8. More info: www.oravalive.sk.

Banská Bystrica

LIVE MUSIC: Longital – the musical – and life – duo, Daniel Salontay and Shina, play unique, original music, and recently more acoustic, attracting the greater public in spite of purely Slovak lyrics.

Starts: Nov 13, 20:00; Záhrada Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk; www.longital.com.

Banská Bystrica

OPERA: Antonín Dvořák – Rusalka – The famous opera by the renowned Czech composer, based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová, will be performed as conducted by Marián Vach and directed by Hana Andělová Pletichová, sung by Patrícia Solotruková / Vendula Stískalová Černá; Michal Hýrošš / Robert Smiščík; Oľga Hromadová / Veronika Mihalková; Ivan Zvarík / Peter Mikuláš and others.

Starts: Nov 11, 17:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €10. Tel: 048/2457-123; www.stateopera.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice

CONCERT:Alea & Martin Babjak – The Alea quartet (Stano Palúch-violin, Daniel Brunovský-piano, Boris Lenko-accordion, Ján Krigovský-double bass) joined forces with the baritone, Babjak to perform works of Slovak composers to Jewish motifs, with the concert called Oy, Mame, Shlog Mikh Nisht, being a part of the Mazal Tov project, the continuation of an eponymous festival of Jewish culture; and also part of the 25th Festival of Sacral Music. They will have a concert on November 11 at 19:00 in Kasárne/Kulturpark in Kukučínova 2 in Košice. Tickets cost €5-€8. More information can be found at www.mickosice.sk or www.ticketportal.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Classical Menu / Klasické menu – the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice conducted by pianist/conductor Petr Jiříkovský will play the overture to the Fidelio Opera and the Concert for Piano, as well as Orchestra No 3-C minor by Beethoven and the Symphony No 8-G Major by Anton Dvořák.

Starts: Nov 12, 19:00; ŠfK, House of Art, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€8. More info: www.sfk.sk.

Košice

TATTOO FESTIVAL: Tattoo Košice Show 2014 – A meeting of artists from around Slovakia and abroad, includes competitions in individual categories.

Starts: Nov 15-16, 10:00; House of Technology, Hotel Centrum, Južná Trieda 2/A. More info: www.tattookosice.sk.

Košice

LIVE MUSIC: Katarína Knechtová & Cigánski diabli – Tour 2014 – Popular rock singer Katka Knechtová has embarked on a tour with the ensemble playing traditional Roma and Slovak music, Cigánski diabli.

Starts: Nov 10, 19:00; Spoločenský pavilion, Trieda SNP 61. Admission: €19. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Spišská Nová Ves

EXHIBITION: Od klasicizmu po brány moderny: umenie 19. storočia zo zbierok Šarišskej galérie / From Classicism to the Doors of Modernism: 19th-century Art form the Collection of Šariš Gallery – This exhibition, curated by Jozef Ridilla, presents selected works of 20 artists and compares the development of art in the 19th century.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00; Sun 13:00-17:00 until Nov 22; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 051/7725 -423; www.sgpresov.sk.

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