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The legendary John Cale, a former member of the band Velvet Underground, will perform at the Bratislava's Babylon Musicat Karpatská 2 on March 5 to promote his latest album Black Acetate Club. As a composer who's proficient musician on a multitude of instruments, Cale, along with fellow band member Lou Reed, was one of Velvet Underground's main creative engines between 1965 and 1968. After leaving the band, he devoted his attention to solo projects and recordings for other musicians, including break-through albums with singer Patti Smith and the Stooges band. He recently returned to the solo scene with his HoboSapiens album. Tickets cost Sk540. For more information, call 0915/200-567.


Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
HAPPENING:
Old Town's Shrovetide - Folk dance and music ensembles celebrate the end of Shrovetide with their annual procession in masks from St. Michael's Gate.
Starts: Feb 28 at 15:30. Admission: free. Old Town. Tel: 02/5443-1707.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Hana Hegerová - The Czech chanson legend performs.
Starts: March 3 at 19:00. Admission: Sk600-Sk700. Nová Scéna, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/5292-3341.

Bratislava
PERFORMANCE:
Yamato - The drummers of Japan promise a grandiose drum show.
Starts: March 4 at 20:00. Admission: Sk890. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5557-4939.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Soulfly - Brazilian-American ensemble blends metal guitars with the sounds of a rain forest.
Starts: March 4 at 20:00. Admission: Sk790, Sk890. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5443-1707.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Watt - The photo magazine Watt displays the winning submissions from its competition entitled The World of Things and Moods, and Feelings.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until March 6. Admission: free. Z Gallery. Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1611.

Bratislava
PERFORMANCE:
DG 307 - The Czech underground music legend plays a "horror symphony" while the 1922 silent film Nosferatu about vampire Count Dracula is shown.
Starts: Mar 3 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk140-190. Klub za zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3 (Petržalka). Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Skalica
LIVE MUSIC:
Music in Town - Marina V, accompanied by Nick Baker from Los Angeles, presents her latest CD Simple Magic.
Starts: March 2 at 19:00. Admission: Sk60, Sk100. Dom kultúry (House of Culture) Námestie slobody 10. Tel: 034/6645-341.

Pezinok
EXHIBITION:
Celts - The exhibition displays items used by Celts 2,000 years ago that were excavated in western Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-12:30 13:30-18:00, Sat 10:00-16:00 until May 15. Admission: Sk20. Mestské múzeum, (Town museum), MR Štefánika 1. Tel: 033/6412-306.


Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Concert Within the Year of Slovak Music - Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, featuring French violinist Augustín Dumay, performs works by Felix Mendelssohn and Ludwig van Beethoven under the baton of Oliver Dohnányi.
Starts: March 2 at 19:00. Admission: Sk60-Sk120. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47. Tel: 041/5620-979.

ModrÝ KameŇ
EXHIBITION:
Play in Wood - Prominent artist Vladimír Kompánek exhibits his wooden works.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-15:00 until March 15. Admission: Sk40. Múzeum bábkárskych kultúr a hračiek (Museum of Puppet Cultures and Toys), Modrý Kameň castle. Tel: 047/4870-218.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
LIVE MUSIC:
Miro Žbirka - The Zlatý Slávik (Golden Nightingale) winner plays and sings with guests artists while touring Slovakia.
Starts: Feb 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk249, Sk299. Infinity Aréna (Old sports hall), Pri jazdiarni 1. Tel: 055/16-186.

Poprad
EXHIBITION:
Popradfila - A competitive stamp collection exhibition commemorates the 750th anniversary of the first written reference of the city of Poprad.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-12:00 until March 18. Admission: Sk20. Tatranská galéria (Tatra Gallery), Alžbetina 30. Tel: 0907/949-956.


Irish singer and composer Richie Egan, or JAPE, and bass guitarist Glen Keating will play from their strangely-titled CD The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun than Me. The concert takes place at the culture centre Stanica Žilina-Záriečieon March 4 at 20:00. The Monkeys signals a shift from the electronic genre of JAPE's previous CD, Cosmosphere, and is said to retain an originality of slant, as well as a subtle revision of the typical singer-songwriter template. Tickets cost Sk90. For more information, call 0908/491-222. JAPE will also perform in Bratislava, at the Stoka Theatre on Pribinova 1, on March 2.
photo: Courtesy of Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre

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