Bratislava's international exhibition Autopoesis focuses on two aspects of artistic presentation. The first is autobiographical authenticity and the second is extrovert self-portrait. The display introduces about 70 artists of the middle and younger generations working in various visual media, such as drawing, painting, photography, video, 3D objects and installations. The exhibition takes place in the Slovak National Gallery's Esterházy Palace at Námestie Ľ Štúra 4. It is open between Tuesday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:30 until September 3. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information call 02/5443-3971 or go to
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T-Com Fiesta - World's musicians and dancers bring flag and fire shows, ethno drummers, Indonesian dancers and live statues.
Runs: Jul 27-29, 20:00-22:00. Admission: free. Streets of Old City. Tel: 0800/123-456.

Richard Bona and Group - Famous bassist returns to Bratislava to introduce his new record Tiki, which includes Afro-Cuban rhythms, Brazil's harmonies, jazzy ballads and salsa.
Starts: Jul 29 at 20:00. Admission: Sk299. Babylon Summer Pavilion, Viedenská cesta 3. Tel: 0908/051-320.

The Frozen Dozen - The jazz band with prominent harmonica player Erich Boboš Procházka plays within the Jazz Under the Tower cycle.
Starts: Jul 26 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Courtyard of the Old City Hall, Hlavné námestie. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Irish Singers - Charismatic singers Jape, Mark Geary, Paul Noonan and Dave Geraghty from BellX1 play within the Walking The Rangers' Path cycle.
Starts: Jul 27 at 19:30. Admission: Sk299, Sk350. The courtyard of the Old City Hall. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

A Curious Elephant Cub - The Happy Theatre performs for children a story about elephant cub Toník, who wants to find out what a crocodile eats for dinner.
Starts: Jul 31 at 17:00. Admission: Sk30. Courtyard of the Old City Hall, Hlavné námestie. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Svätý Jur
Rámus - The two-day festival with concerts by Czech Vypsaná fixa and Slovak Vetroplach, Karpatské chrbáty, Le Payaco, Chór vážskych muzikantov, and Chiki liki tu-a.
Runs: Jul 28-29, starting at 15:00. Admission: Sk399 for both days, Sk199 for one day. Svätý Jur, Jozefkovo údolie,

Hiphopfest - One of the most respected Slovak rappers Rytmus is the headliner of the hip-hop fest.
Runs: Aug 4-5. Admission: Sk590 for both days. Areál vodných športov (The Area of Water Sports), Horná Streda, close to Piešťany.

Intimacies - The display presents works by Stano Bubán from his early post-modern to his latest works.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until September 17. Admission: Sk20. Galéria MA Bazovského (MA Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858.


Jánošík's Days - The 44th year of the festival commemorating the Slovak Robin Hood in his native village of Terchová offers a rich programme of documentary films, exhibitions and dozens of folk dance and music performances.
Runs: Aug 2-6. Nad Bôrami amphitheatre and other premises in the region. Tel: 041/5695-138,

Folk Festivities Below Roháče - Visitors of the 31st year of the festival can see performances of Slovak and foreign folk dance and music ensembles, exhibitions and a traditional Orava market.
Runs: August 4-8. Zuberec-Brestová, Oravský Biely Potok, the region of Tvrdošín. Tel: 043/5864-928.

Banská Štiavnica
Almost Forgotten Crafts - Traditional handi-craftsmen from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia gather at the central square during the festival focusing on shepherds' culture.
Starts: Aug 5. Admission: free. Banská Štiavnica downtown. Tel: 045/6949-435.


Amare a Bachtale Roma - Roma ensembles give a concert.
Starts: Jul 30 at 16:30. Admission: free. Hlavné námestie (Main square). Tel: 057/7623-635.

World Cup in Space Models - The competition of fans of space models is part of the Hundred Years of Flying in Košice event.
Runs: Aug 4-6, starting at 8:00. Admission: free. The space between villages of Valaliky and Kokšov - Bakša. Tel: 0903/749-425.

More than 80 students who attended the 11th annual Summer Photoschoolorganised by the House of Photography exhibit their works in the PM Bohúň Gallery in Liptovský Mikuláš. In workshops led by prominent photographers from the US, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Finland the students had a chance to improve their photographic skills and learn some of the latest techniques. Individual workshops focused on documentary photography, body and portrait, landscape and architecture, staged photography, experimental photography, old techniques and new media, and advertising photography. The exhibition on Tranovského 3 is open daily except Monday between 10:00 and 17:00 until September 17. Tel: 044/5624-454.
photo: Marek Vandák

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