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The Slovak National Museum in Bratislava hosts an exhibition about Jaroslav Ježek (1906-1942), one of the most outstanding modern Czech composers of the interwar period, in Jaroslav Ježek: Life is pure chance. The display focuses on four main themes - the legendary musician's childhood and youth; his career in classical music; his connection to the Osvobozené Theatre; and his time in the United States after fleeing there in 1939 with Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich. Visitors can see Ježek's manuscripts, contemporary copies of songs, numerous photos and other documents. The exhibition at the Vajanského nábrežie 2 is open daily except Monday from 9:00 to 17:00. Tickets cost Sk100. For more information, call 02/5934-9146.


Last Flight - The Twelve Looks of MRŠ - The alternative SkRAT Theatre performs an opera by M. Piaček based on the life of MR Štefánik.
Starts: Apr 3, 20:00. Admission: Sk100. A4 - nultý priestor (A4 - Zero Space), Nám. SNP 12. www.a4.sk.

Tokyo Hotel - One of the most successful teenaged bands in recent years visits Bratislava while on tour.
Starts: Apr 8, 18:00. Admission: Sk790- Sk1,390. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/12-111.

New Building of the State Scientific Library in Prešov - This display profiles winning architectural designs as part of the eighth Week of Slovak Libraries, held under the slogan "Libraries for Everyone".
Runs: Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00 until April 13. Admission: free. SAS Gallery, Balass's Palace, Panská 15. www.archinet.sk.

Positives and Ostrava, the Mother of All Cities - Polish photographer Zbignew Libera presents restaged iconic documentary photos that carry a "positive" message. At the second exhibition, Czech photographer Jaroslav Malík presents post-industrial city scenes from Ostrava.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until April 22. Admission: Sk20. The Central-European House of Photography (SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5441-8214.

From Acquisi-tions of Contemporary Art - This display about a selection of objects and site installations the SNG bought after the year 2000 is being presented in Slovakia for the first time.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until December 2007. Admission: Sk80. The Slovak National Gallery (SNG), Esterházy Palace, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-4587.

Apocalypse Fest - A festival featuring metal bands from across Eastern Europe, including Romanian band Negura Bunget, Hungarian group Neochrome, Czech band Adultery and Slovak group Hromovlad, among others.
Runs: Apr 5. Admission: Sk200. Piano Club, Pod Sokolice 12 - 16.
Tel: 032/7445-081.

Naive Art from Kovačica - This display is a selection of works by famous untrained, or so-called "naive", artists from Kovačica, such as Martin Jonáš, Zuzana Chalupová and Ján Kňazovic.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 until April 30. Západoslovenské Múzeum (Western-Slovak Museum), Muzejné Square 3. Tel: 033/5512-913.


Liptovský Hrádok
Easter Program-me - Liptovské zvončeky, ĽH ZUŠ L. Hrádok and DFS Belanka, the finalists of a folk dance and music competition, perform.
Starts: Apr 3, 16:00. Admission: Sk20, Sk40. Mestské Kultúrne Stredisko (Town Centre of Culture), J. D. Matejovie 519. Tel: 044/5221-100.

Arttex - This exhibition presents contemporary art works made from an unwoven fabric known as Arttex.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 6. Admission: Sk10. Považská galéria umenia (Považie Gallery of Arts), MR Štefánika 2. Tel: 041/5622-522.


Benefit Concert by Korean Artists - The Košice Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joo-Hee Suh play Beethoven, Mozart and Dvořák under the baton of conductor In Woock Park.
Starts: Apr 3, 19:00. Admission: charity. Dom Umenia (House of Art), Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Andrej Šeban - The Slovak guitarist, composer and singer, and this time also fujara player, performs some of his classic and new tunes, including pieces from SpaceBoys, his electronic project with Tóno Kubasák.
Starts: Apr 3, 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Ges Club, Laca Novomeského 13. Tel: 055/7299-211.

photo: Tatra Gallery

The Technical Museum of Slovakia in Košice is relaunching Picture-Description of the World: Through the Lense of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, an exhibition first held at Bratislava Castle in 2005. The exhibit contains more than 80 original photographic documents and about 150 items from the collection of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) in Martin and technical exhibits from the Technical Museum's deposits. As well as a politician and a military officer, Štefánik was a scientist and nature lover always keen on discovering the world's mysteries. To acquire this knowledge, he travelled frequently and turned his apartment in Paris into a museum for his diverse interests. His pictures depict the architecture and natural beauties of exotic locations, like Tahiti, Africa and Russia. After Bratislava, the exhibition moved to Prague, Zlín and Paris. The STM in Košice is open from 8:00 to 17:00 on Tuesday-Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00 on Saturday and from 12:00 to 17:00 on Sunday. The exhibition ends on April 29. Tickets cost Sk20 and Sk40. For more information, call 055/6224-035.

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