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Max Emanuel Cenčic(Source: Courtesy of BHS)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

CONCERT: Renowned countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčic is considered one of the greatest singers in the world in his category; he received the Best Singer 2003 award from the German musical magazine Opernwelt. He performs famous arias, as well as pieces from less-known or undiscovered operas in prestigious opera houses, at festivals and on tours. On December 6 at 19:30, he will give a performance in the concert hall of Reduta, Slovak Philharmonic building, in Eugena Suchoňa Square 1 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €22-€30 and can be bought via navstevnik.sk or in the Reduta ticket-office.
Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Take 6 – The 10-time Grammy laureate will play in Bratislava with the Slovak a cappella band Fragile.

Starts: Dec 1, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Admission: €20-€40. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL/LIVE MUSIC: Cross-over Organ with Electric Guitar – The last concert of the Bratislava Organ Festival was moved to December, combining the performances of Slovaks; organist Marek Štrbák, drummer Lenka Novosed-líková and young guitar player Michal Bugala playing several pieces, including a premiere of a composition by Lukáš Borzík, and also improvisation.

Starts: Dec 4, 17:00; big concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €7 (CD-LP bazár Mjuzik shop, Hummel Music shop, Klobučnícka 2, Music Forum shop, Na Vŕšku 1). More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Lamb – British duo (Lou Rhodes & Andy Barlow) come to play, among other songs, their recent album Backspace Unwind.

Starts: Dec 4, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. More info: www.majestic.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Advent Concert – The concert of Austrian soprano Antonija Kovacevic and Slovak tenor and pianist Mairán Bango, focuses of the festive season.

Starts: Dec 4, 18:00; Austrian Cultural Forum, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk.

Bratislava

WORLD MUSIC: Cuadro Flamenco – Renowned Spanish dancer/choreographer Juan Polvillo will join forces with singer Cheita and Slovak guitarist Morenito de Triana to give a special flamenco show crossing the borders of countries, traditions and modernism, in Andalusian flair. On December 7, they will perform in the Nitra theatre of Andrej Bagar.

Starts: Dec 5, 19:15, Aréna Theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15-€20. Tel: 02/6720-2550 or www.divadloarena.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

FOLKLORE: 65th anniversary of SĽUK – The legendary folklore ensemble SĽUK celebrates its 65th birthday with a show that combines old traditions as well as modernist ideas, directed by Juraj Hamar.

Starts: Dec 4, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €10-€12. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

Bratislava

CHRISTMAS MUSIC: 9th International Festival of Christmas Music – The festival of Christmas music features choirs from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, The UK, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, and Ukraine, at Bratislava Main Square and in churches/music halls downtown.

Starts: Dec 4-7, various times and venues. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Milo Kráľ Band – A new band will launch their first album Morning Illusion /Ranná ilúzia.
Starts: Dec 1, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

ETHNO MUSIC: Valér Miko, Maok – Two musicians playing a fusion of ethno, ambient and film music will give a concert in a music club.
Starts: Dec 1, 19:00; Art Klub Café Scherz, alisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €5. Tel: 0918/ 724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.

Bratislava

ART HAPPENING: Ashley Bell Clark, “Known and Unknown Is All The Same Land” – The US artist will present in the capital her personifications of plants, nature and landscape symbolising human ambitions, and also features video-installations and other works.

Starts: Dec 2, 18:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CHRISTMAS EVENT: Resonujúce Vianoce – Resonating Christmas – The special edition of the Christmas market brings traditional arts and crafts, St Nicolas’ concert, gastronomy and workshops.
Starts: Dec 5-6, 10:00; Bratislava city walls, Zelená 6. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

POSTPONED! Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Kadebostany – Swiss musical discovery plays funk/soul, reminding audiences of Adele or Amy Winehouse.
Satrst: Dec 5, 20:00 - postponed to February 26, 2015; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €10-€15. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava

FILM FESTIVAL: MittelCinema Fest – The festival of Italian movies brings a selection from the most recent Italian cinematography.
Starts: Dec 1-6; Mladosť cinema (in one case, Kino Film Europe), Hviezdoslavovo Square 17. More info: www.kinomladost.sk.

Bratislava

DESIGN: ZOOT- The designer shop has moved to new premises, and on December 3, they will be opened for public.
Satrts: Dec 3, 15:00; ZOOT, Karadžičova 12. More info: www.pavleye.com.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Gus Gus – The Icelandic electronic band mixes their typical cool Nordic sound with house, minimal and soul.
Starts: Dec 7, 19:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €15-€30. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

SPORT/CHILDREN'S EVENT: Mikuláš na ľade – St Nicolas on Ice – Children can sing, recite, or take a picture with St Nicolas while skating on the ice.
Starts: Dec 6, 10:00-12:00 (Ondrej Nepela ice stadium), 16:00-18:00 (Harmincová ice stadium). Admission: €1. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

LECTURE/GET-TOGETHER: 3L – The 3L (Leisure, Living, Learning) centre offers Monday get-togethers for expats, with a different theme each time, offering an insight into Slovak traditions, habits and culture. This time, it is Traditional Folk Tales and Contemporary Magic Beliefs as explained by ethnologist Tatiana Bužeková in English.
Starts: Dec 1, 17:00; 3L Center, Pluhová 25. More information: facebook.com/events/1510097485916910/.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Hermann / Ármin Kern – Meetings with a Muse / Stretnutia s múzou – The exhibition, accompanied by a book, strives to present the personality and work of Liptovský Hrádok native, painter Hermann /Ármin Kern, as curated and written by Zsofia Kiss-Szemán.
Open: Tues-Sun 11:00-18:00 until Jan 25; Bratislava City Gallery (GMB), Pállfy Palace, Panská 19. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www.gmb.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina

FOLKLORE: Čaro Vianoc – The Christmas Magic – A folklore performance taps into the old Slovak music, dances, traditions surrounding Christmas.

Starts: Dec 7, 19:00; City Theatre, Horný Val 3. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Horúčava / Heat – The Laban Atelier Bratislava, choreographed and directed by Marta Poláková, performs the dance-theatre piece about friction, communication and tensions between a man and a woman, to the music of Martin Polák.

Starts: Dec 1, 19:00; Theatre Studio of Dance (DŠT), Na Kačici, Komenského 12. Admission: €7-8. Tel: 048/4146-540; www.studiotanca.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice

PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN: St Nicolas is the saint who in Slovakia gives presents on December 6 to children who are well-behaved. On that day, the Košice Children’s Historical Railway organises a special train ride, the last in 2014. Starting at Alpinka station in the Čermeľ borough of Košice at 10:00 and 12:00, the train will be awaited by St Nicolas and his entourage in the terminal station. Tickets - €3 (children)-€5 (adults) can be bought on the spot. More information at www.detskazeleznica.sk.

Prešov

LIVE MUSIC: Beatles Vianoce 2014 – Backwards – One of the most respected bands covering the music of legendary UK band, the Beatles, gives a Christmas concert at home, otherwise playing mostly abroad.

Starts: Dec 6, 19:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €13. Tel: 051/7723-741; www.pkopresov.sk.

Košice

EXHIBITION: Sacral Elementum II – The sacral in contemporary art & icons – The Sacral Elementum exhibition in its second part shows the modern perceptions of the sacral and spiritual in contemporary art, and also the historical development of Orthodox icons in the Zemplín region in eastern Slovakia.
Open: daily 11:00-18:00 until Dec 20; Bravo building, Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. More info: www.k13.sk.

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