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A DISPLAY at the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB) in Bratislava marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Slovak artist Martin Benka (1888-1971), one of the founders of Modernist Slovak painting in the 20th century. The exceptional selection of more than 110 of Benka's works enables visitors to observe Benka's evolution through the phases of his artistic development. Most of his works capture Slovak nature, impressive natural scenery, high clouds, wide horizons, flat land and undulating crop fields at harmony with humanity. The gallery sits in the Mirbach Palace at Františkánske námestie 11. The exhibition is open daily expect Monday between 11:00 and 18:00 until November 12. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information call 02/5443-1556 or visit www.gmb.sk.


Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Satisfactory - Laco Lučenič, completing his national tour with phenomenal keyboardist Marián Varga, takes you back with the magical music of the 1960s.
Starts: Oct 30 at 19:00. Admission: Sk220, Sk290. Dopler Club, Prievozská 18.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Sausage Festival - Visitors are encouraged to make their own Christmas sausages while enjoying music by the Brouci band.
Starts: Nov 4 at 9:00. Dom kultúry (House of Culture), Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6920-3020.

Bratislava
FILM:
Days of Polish Films -A festival featuring some of the best contemporary Polish films.
Runs: Nov 6-8. Admission: Sk70. Tatra cinema, Námestie 1. Mája. Tel: 02/5927-2151.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Untitled - Vladimír Ossif, known for his elemental and playful geometry, presents a selection of works that aim toward a new expression of sensibility.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00. Admission: Sk 80. City Gallery of Bratislava, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske square 11. Tel: 02/5443-2807, www.gmb.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Glass Objects - Václav Cigler presents his glass artworks.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until November 11. Admission: free. Galéria Nova (Nova Gallery), Baštová 2. Tel: 02/5443-3039.

Považská Bystrica
EXHIBITION:
Simulakrum Republic - Young sculptor Radko Mačuha attempts to reflect visual art's latest techniques and use them in objects and installations.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until November 26. Admission: Sk10. Považská galéria umenia (Považie Gallery of Arts), MR Štefánika 2. Tel: 041/5622-522.


Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
What Chamber Music Hide - Members of the Alexander Jablokov music family give a concert for children and parents.
Starts: Nov 5 at 16:00. Admission: Sk30. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47. Tel: 041/5620-979.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
Great Melancholy - Daniel Brunovský presents his latest paintings, glass and ceramics artworks.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until November 5. Admission: Sk30. Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5620-035.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
LIVE MUSIC:
Last Christmas Tour - Czech pop singer Karel Gott, whose career began in 1963, closes out the final tour of his career, accompanied by Czech musical singer Petr Kolář, musical and opera singer Terezka Mátlová and the Moravská Filharmonie Olomouc.
Starts: Nov 5 at 19:00. Admission: Sk1,200-Sk3,000. Infinity Arena, Pri jazdiarni 1. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Kežmarok
EXHIBITION:
The Tempta-tion - A presentation of works by Jaromír Gargulák and Czech graphic artist Oldřich Kulhánek.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00. Admission: free. Galéria u sediaceho anjela, Starý Trh 53. Tel: 052/4522-153.


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MORE than 400 artists from 36 countries exhibit over 750 posters within the 6th year of the International Poster Triennial in Trnava. The triennial is one of top events of its kind in Europe and represents the biggest presentation of graphic design by foreign and domestic artists and students. An international jury awarded the most important prize of the competition, the Andy Warhol Award, to a poster by Iranian artists Majid Abbasi. The highest number of posters exhibited came from Poland, Japan, China, Mexico and Finland. Slovak poster design is represented by 74 artists. The posters are exhibited in the Ján Koniarek Gallery at Zelený kríček 3, the Synagogue - Centre for Contempotrary Art at Halenárska 2 and Západoslovenské múzeum (Western-Slovak Museum) at Múzejné square 3. The gallery and the synagogue are open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00 (the synagogue is closed between 12:00 and 13:00), Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until December 13. The museum at Muzejné square 3 is open Tue-Fri between 8:00 and 17:00 and between 11:00-17:00 on weekends. For more information call 0907/739-609 or visit www.gjk.sk.

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