(The Slovak Spectator; 15/2013; 22/04/2013; s.: 11; Zuzana Vilikovská ; Zaradenie: CULTURE)
EXHIBITION/LECTURE: The Slovak National Gallery’s (SNG) Thursday Art Talk series is dedicated to English-speakers who would like to know more about Slovak visual art; this time, Zuzana Koblišková and Vladislav Malast will talk about the exhibition Between Idyll and Drama (The Collection and Story of Naive Art). Starts: Apr 25, 19:00; SNG, Esterházy Palace (2nd floor), Nám. Ľ. Štúra 4. Admission: eur4.70. More information: 02/2047-6270; www.sng.sk.
OPERA: Krútňava / Whirpool – This original opera by Slovak composer Eugen Suchoň draws on folk traditions and dances, and uses them to present the universal themes of love, jealousy, tragedy and family drama. Conducted by Dušan Štefánek and directed by Juraj Jakubisko, it features Ján Galla, Miroslav Dvorský, Ľubica Rybárska, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, Jozef Kundlák and others. Starts: Apr 25, 19:00; historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: eur7-eur30. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www.snd.sk.
FILMS: Dušan Hanák – 322 This movie by the cult Slovak director is a 1969 psychological drama of an individual hospitalised with a serious illness who looks back at his life. It will be screened with English subtitles. Starts: Apr 24, 20:00; Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: eur4. Tel: 0917/105-882; www.aic.sk/aic/kino-lumiere.
CYCLING: Critical Mass Cyclists in Bratislava are welcome to join of thousands others worldwide on the last Friday of each month to ride en masse for improved conditions and construction of cycling infrastructure. Starts: Apr 26, 18:00; SNP Square – across from the Dunaj department store. Admission: free. More info: www.criticalmass.sk.
IRISH DANCE: Večer írskych tancov / An Evening of Irish Dance – The Avalon Academy of Irish Dance presents its skills and its current 12 dancers give audiences a taste of this style of dance. Starts: Apr 28, 18:00; House of Culture Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: eur6. Tel: 02/6829-9225; www.kzp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Zuzana Smatanová & Milo Suchomel Slovak pop singer Smatanová has decided to give her music a new acoustic twist, with the jazz saxophone player Suchomel assisting her and her band and offering new, jazzed-up versions. Starts: Apr 27, 20:00; Route 66 club, Billa shopping centre. Admission: eur8. Tel: 044/5623 -017, www.r66.sk.
EXHIBITION: To Be Continued… – This exhibition hails the 30th anniversary of the Turčianska Galéria / Turiec Gallery and aims to present the works of local artists. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 19. Turiec Gallery, Daxnerova 2. Admission: eur0.75-eur2. Tel: 043/4224-448; www.turiecgallery.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hudba klasicizmu a romatizmu / Music of Classicism and Romanticism – As part of the Prešov Musical Spring festival, this concert introduces the Slovak Sinfonietta from Žilina, conducted by Karol Kevický and with soloist Eva Rabčevska from Ukraine on violin, playing works by Beethoven, Mozart and Bartholdy. Starts: Apr 25, 18:30; Scala cinema, Masarykova 7. Admission: eur2-eur6. Tel: 051/7723 -741-2; www.pkopresov.sk.
FRENCH FESTIVAL: francUFOní soireé Vol. 12 – This Francophone evening brings Cacahuéte plus French rock’n’roll group the Other Bleu and French DJ Allison at the afterparty. Starts: Apr 27, 20:00; Wave club, Hlavná 121. Admission: eur5. Tel: 0905/896-467; www. wave.sk.
EXHIBITION: Un Petit Journal – An exhibition of photos from the project Second Cities, Košice-Marseille 2013 offers a taste of the work of French photographers Suzanne Hetzel, Anne Loubet, Pascal Grimaud, Erick Gudimard and Flore Gaulmier and their views of Košice and the surrounding region. Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until Apr 30; Východosloven-ské múzeum / Eastern-Slovak Museum, Hviezdoslavova 3. Admission: eur3. Tel: 055/6222 -856; www.vsmuzeum.sk.
By Zuzana Vilikovská
GALÉRIA NOVA, which focuses on glass art, presents the works of Song-Mi Kim, a Korean artist living in the Czech Republic who combines the motifs, myths and designs of her Asian homeland with Czech glass-working traditions. Her exhibition in this gallery, at Baštová 2, Bratislava, presents works from 2006-2013, and specifically a project intriguingly named Waiting for the Crocodile named Jake. It can be seen Tuesdays to Sundays 13:00-18:00 untilMay5. Photo: Courtesy ofNOVA
BELARUSSIAN artist Viktoriya Krupskaya is currently exhibiting her artworks inspired by tea in the Galéria U anjela / At the Angel Gallery, Starý trh 53 in Kežmarok. Born in Lvov, Ukraine, Krupskaya depicts items like teapots, cups, chairs and tables on the border between abstraction and reality, sometimes turning objects into living beings. The exhibition, bearing just her name, is open afternoons Tuesdays to Fridays and on Saturday mornings untilMay15. Admission is free. Photo: Courtesy ofGUA