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Man, Hero, Spirit, Machine is an exhibition that applies the perspective of gender to art created exclusively by men. Through focusing on masculine art and male principles the show reflects the problems men face and the role of men in society. The project is a reaction, though perhaps a delayed one, to the phenomenon of the gender in arts, which has been used almost exclusively in women's or feminist art. The project displays works by 30 Czech and Slovak artists. The exhibition takes place at the Medium Gallery at Hviezdoslavovo Square 18 in Bratislava. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 except Thursday, when it opens from 12:00 to 19:00 until February 12. For more information on the show call 02/5443-5334.


Mozart's Week - Komorná harmónia ensemble plays W A Mozart within the Mozart festival.
Starts: Jan 31 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130. Malá sála Slovenskej filharmónie (Slovak Philharmonic Small Concert Hall), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

Music of Jewish Heart - Slovak Radio's Symphonic Orchestra performs under the baton of US conductor Kirk Trevor.
Starts: Feb 2 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50. The Slovak Radio concert hall, Mýtna 1,
Tel: 02/5727-3111.

Ball of the Záhorie Region - The 37th year of the event features folk ensembles from the Záhorie region, among others.
Starts: Feb 3 at 19:00. Admission: Sk390. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5443-3715.

Lipa Sings Lasica - Prominent Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa sings lyrics by Milan Lasica.
Starts: Feb 4 at 19:00. Admission: Sk180. Bratislava JAZZ Club at the Astorka Korzo '90 theatre, Námestie SNP 33. Tel: 02/5443-1707.
EXHBITION: Gold Fish - Young Slovak designer Ivica Markovičová presents her works.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until February 6. Admission: free. K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927.

Glass Design - Popular Czech glassmaker Zdeněk Lhotský exhibits bowls, plates and other glass objects.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30-16:30 until March 30. Admission: free. KFA Gallery, Karpatská 1. Tel: 02/5249-7030.

Music of Austro-Hungarian Balls - The Pressburg Ambassador Orchester plays waltzes, polkas and world famous compositions by Johann Strauss and his contemporaries.
Starts: Jan 31 at 19:30. Admission: Sk200. Spoločenské centrum (Culture Centre), Kúpeľný ostrov. Tel: 033/7719-621.

Oxygen Party - Slovenian Valentino Kanzyani, Canadian Lori The Hifi Princess, Czech Lucca and DJ Orbith mix a show full of video-projections, laser and light effects.
Starts: Feb 2 at 21. Admission: Sk260-Sk300. Sports Hall Olympia, Chrenová. Tel: 037/161-86.


Krňačky - The competition on krňačky, traditional wooden sleds used by woodcutters for transporting logs out of remote forests, takes place.
Starts: Feb 4 at 10:00. Admission: free. Ľubietová (close to Slovenská Ľupča).

Memories of Žilina - The selection from a huge private postcard collection shows the modern as well as the old face of Žilina.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-14:00 until February 28. Admission: Sk40. Považské múzeum in Budatínsky zámok, Topoľová 1. Tel: 041/500- 1510.


Selected video-works - Students of the Faculty of Visual Arts and Intermedia present their works.
Starts: Jan 30 at 20:00. Admission: donation. IC Culture Train (Contemporary Arts Centre), Nižná úvrať 25, Vyšné Opátske.
Tel: 0907/452-818.

Concert by the Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra - The ensemble, featuring violoncello player Michal Sťahel, performs Bizet's Carmen and Ravel's Bolero.
Starts: Feb 2 at 19:00. Admission: Sk120-Sk80. Dom Umenia (The House of Arts), Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6227-216.

Dogsled racing, which originated in Alaska, has also found fans in Slovakia. Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Siberian Husky and Samoyed dogs, led by mushers (sled drivers), will compete at the first Central European dogsled championship taking place in Donovaly, one of Slovakia's most popular skiing resorts, on February 3 to 5. The event starts on Friday at 18:00 with a ceremony to be followed by an evening competition at 19:00. The next days' races in all categories start at 10:00, when dogs will compete in 8, 12, 18 and 20 kilometre-long races. The event, accompanied by a rich entertainment programme, culminates on Sunday at 16:00. For more information call 048/4199-909.
photo: SME - Ján Krošlák

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