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Well-known Slovak photographer Karol Kállay, famed at home and abroad for capturing dramatic events, city landscapes and fashion in compelling photos, shows his work at a jubilee exhibition called The Face of Time in Bratislava. A series of 40 colourful photos of Venice is the result of Kállay's visits to the city over four decades. Presenting the contrary is the master's black-and-white series of the Greek city of Petalidi, shot all in one afternoon. The exhibition takes place in the Slovak National Museum (SNM) at Vajanského nábrežie. Open daily, except Monday, between 9:00-18:00 until August 30. Tickets cost Sk100, Sk50 and Sk40. Tel: 02/5934-9141.
photo: Courtesy of SNM

The Devil and Kate - The marionette Drevené divadlo (Wooden Theatre) opens the summer cycle of fairy tales with a classic Czech tale about silver-tongued Kate and her visit to Hell.
Starts: Jul 3 at 17:00. Admission: Sk30. Courtyard of the Old City Hall, Hlavné námestie. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Boston Promenade - A Finnish big band of students from a Helsinki economics school plays jazz with Slovak musician Peter Lipa.
Starts: Jul 5 at 19:00. Admission: free. Hviezdoslavovo námestie. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Martin Valihora Quintet - The talented drummer's band opens the regular Jazz Under the Tower cycle of the Summer of Culture.
Starts: Jul 5 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Courtyard of the Old City Hall, Hlavné námestie. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Fun Lovin' Criminals - The American band plays a mix of hip hop, rock'n'roll, jazz and blues.
Starts: Jul 6 at 20:00. Admission: Sk399. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2.
Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Metal Bands - Mobydick, Grobiani and Beer Society play.
Starts: Jul 7 at 18:00. Admission: Sk60. The House of Culture, Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6920-3020.

World Championship - The qualifying round 3 of the Individual Speedway World Championship takes place.
Starts: Jul 9 at 13:00. Admission: Sk300-Sk500. Žarnovica speedway. Tel: 032/7773-057.

Červený Kameň
Festival of Historical Fencing - The reconstruction of a large battle from 1602 on a meadow featuring about 150 warriors is the main attraction of the Corvus festival, complete with a historical market place, period music, inquisition process and other attractions.
Runs: Jul 8-9. Admission: Sk160. Červený Kameň Castle above Častá. Tel: 033/6495-236.

Nové Zámky
Klikkfest - The programme of the 13th open-air music festival is a mixture of rock, metal, pop, punk and world music, with headliners Dog Eat Dog (USA), UK Subs (GB), Tankcsapda (HU), Republic (HU) and Slovak bands Desmod and Zóna A.
Runs: Jul 6-8. Admission: Sk590. Sihoť, Nové Zámky.

Summer Festivi-ties - This traditional summer feast subtitled Military Years of Duke Stibor takes you back to medieval times and battles with Hussites.
Runs: Jul 8-9. Admission: Sk60, Sk20. Beckov castle and its surroundings. Tel: 032/7777-125.


Dolný Kubín
Folk Festivities of Lower Orava and Veličná Market - The 9th festival introduces the region of Lower Orava while local handicraftsmen offer their products at the 15th year of the market.
Starts: Jul 8. Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5882-201.

With Steam on Rolls - A presentation of engines, wagons and other techniques of the Považská logging railway, once used for transporting cut timber.
Starts: Jul 9 at 13:00. Admission: Sk20. Pribylina, Múzeum liptovskej dediny (Museum of Liptov Village). Tel.: 044/5222-485, 529 31 63.


Folk Festivities Under Poľana is the folklore highlight in Slovakia after the Východná festival was cancelled due to an unfinished amphitheatre. Between July 7 and 9, the local amphitheatre in Detva, as well as the town's centre, will welcome about 1,500 performers, including 240 ethnic Slovaks living in Hungary, Croatia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, France, the USA and Great Britain. The main programme includes a show by the SĽUK ensemble, as well as an introduction to two traditions on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the fujara, which is a folk instrument, and a dance called the verbuňk. Traditional activities accompanying the folklore marathon include a handicrafts market, folk dance school, exhibitions of carved wooden products, embroideries, cheese production and sheep keeping, as well as night festivities with folk music bands. Tickets for the 41st festival Pod Poľanou cost Sk30-Sk100. For more information call 045/5455-581.
photo: SITA

Music Summer Domaša - The annual festival hosts singers Miro Žbirka, Zuzana Smatanová, finalists from Slovakia Searches for a Superstar and bands IMT Smile, Peha, Hex and No Gravity.
Starts: Jul 7-8. Admission: Sk299, Sk399. Recreation area Eva at the Domaša water reservoir close to village Holčíkovce.

Epos of Tibet - Romanian photographer Stefan Tóth displays photos from Tibet.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 until July 11. Admission: free. KOS Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 7. Tel: 055/6227-552.

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