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Simple Minds, one of the most successful British bands, arrives in Bratislava on March 30 as part of its Black & White European tour. During its 25 years on stage, the Scottish band has sold over 30 million albums and played in the biggest arenas around the world. In the late 1980s it pioneered the new wave music style, which is currently experiencing a revival. After a break of several years, the band released a new album last year, Black & White 050505. The concert starts at 20:00 in Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO) on Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tickets cost Sk890. For more information call 0904/666-363.
photo: XL Group


Lenten Season with Bach - Bratislava Choir and organist Zuzana Ferjenčíková perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach under the baton of Ladislav Holásek.
Starts: Mar 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk100 and Sk150. Veľký evanjelický kostol (Great Evangelic Church), Panenská street.
Tel: 02/5932-7716.

Joe Zawinul - Prominent jazzman and The Zawinul Syndicate return to Bratislava.
Starts: March 28 at 20:30. Admission: Sk600. Hudobný klub (Music Club) Babylon , Karpatská 2.
Tel: 0915/200-567.

Hommage to Lucia Popp - Cappella Istropolitana, the Bamber Symphonic Orchestra, the Norddeutsche Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra and soloists perform Mozart under the baton of Rolf Beck.
Starts: Apr 2 at 18:00. Admission: Sk100-120. Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

The Country of My Childhood - Michal Škrovina displays his naive paintings on glass that beam with peace and joy from life.
Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until April 29. Admission: free. Galéria ÚĽUV (ÚĽUV Gallery), Obchodná 64. Tel: 02/5273-1344.

Having Wings and thus Able to Fly - The interactive exhibition not only for children deals with the winged world in three sections: wings in nature, technique and arts.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until July 20. Admission: Sk10. Bibiana, the International House of Art for Children, Panská 41.
Tel: 02/5443-1308.

Cabbage Soup - Czech, Hungarian and Slovak teams compete in cooking kapustnica, the typical Slovak soup made from sour cabbage, sausages and mushrooms, while a 225-litre barrel rolling competition takes place.
Starts: Apr 1 at 10:00. Admission: free. Radničné námestie. Tel: 0905/431-329.

Považská Bystrica
The Decorated Egg with Love Presented - A display that presents Easter egg decorations.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00 until April 27. Admission: Sk20. Vlastivedné múzeum Považská Bystrica, Manor House in Jasenica. Tel: 042/4385-134.


Dragon Exhibit - Acrobats from the Chinese National Circus tour Slovakia.
Starts: Apr 1 at 17:00. Admission: Sk250, Sk450. Bôrik Sports Hall. Tel: 045/5394-447.

DolnÝ Kubín
Symbols of Black Africa - The exhibited collection of African art of Ivan Melicherčík displays almost 150 masks, sculptures and other works of art made from wood, stone, iron and bronze.
Open: Tue-Sun between 10:00-17:00 until April 30. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galéria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 11. Tel: 043/5863-212.


Evening of Contemporary Music - Young Košice musicians play works by contemporary composers.
Starts: March 29 at 19:00. Admission: Sk60. IC Culture Train culture centre, Vyšné Opátske. Tel: 055/6424-488.

The Most Amiable Concert of the Year - Gifted children from orphanages in the Prešov region show their talents.
Starts: Apr 1 at 15:00. Admission: charity donation. Divadlo Jonáša Záborského (Theatre of Jonáš Záborský), Námestie legionárov 6. Tel: 051/7562-199.

photo: Damian Ensemble

Czech Ensemble Damian and Chorus Mauritiensis will perform the opera Endymio in Trnava on April 2, starting at 19:00. The Baroque libretto of the opera dates back to 1727 but since the original music of the opera was lost, director Tomáš Hanzlík took inspiration from the musical life of the piaristic seminaries of the 17th and the 18th centuries. The opera was first performed in the Kroměříž castle in the Czech Republic and tells the story of a handsome young man, Endymio, who prefers eternal sleep to love. The Ensemble Damian performs the piece in Synagogue - the Centre of Contemporary Art at Halenárska 2. Tickets cost Sk120. For more information, call 033/5906-110.

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