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TREASURES OF COINS IN SLOVAKIA is an exhibition at the Historical Museum at Bratislava Castle that's perfect for devoted coin collectors and the general public. The display showcases an array of 31 iron, copper, bronze and gold coins, as well as the ceramic pots in which they were stored. Such coins give us insight into the social and economic life of the civilizations that produced them. Rich people tended to hide their treasure when danger lurked, and many such hordes have been unearthed. The display of golden coins from Košice, one of the most precious coin collections in Europe, makes this exhibition especially unique. The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 until July 11. Tickets costs Sk70 and Sk100. For more information, call 02/5441-1444 or go to www.snm-hm.sk.


Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Charter 77 Festival - This event marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77, the dissident group founded during the Normalization Period in communist Czechoslovakia that followed in the wake of the 1968 Prague Spring. The event starts with a photo exhibition and discussions, and culminates with a concert by Czech musicians linked to the group.
Starts: April 12, 17:00. Admission: Sk200 (in advance), Sk250 (at the door). Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3.
Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra - The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor/pianist Zoltán Kocsis perform works by Franz Liszt, Ernő Dohnányi, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály.
Starts: Apr 12, 19:00. Admission: Sk220-Sk270. The Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-5956.

Bratislava
SPORT:
National Run Bratislava-Devín - This is the 60th year of the annual sports event, which is usually attended by about 1,000 runners.
Starts: Apr 15, 10:00 below Devin Castle and finishes at Hviezdoslavovo Square. www.starz.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Playful Wonders in My Head - Another exhibition from the "Visit in a studio" series brings children closer to painter Marek Ormandík and his works.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until April 15. Admission: Sk10. Bibiana, the International House of Art for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-1308.

Bratislava
EXHBITION:
Big Ideas - This display maps the production of the Danish architectonical studio B.I.G. - Bjarke Ingels Group - via unique models that simultaneously create the only source of light in the space.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 15. Admission: free. Design Factory, Bottova 2.
Tel: 02/5020-1717.

Nitra
FAIR:
Bonsai Slovakia - World renowned bonsai artist Robert Steven from Indonesia is the star of the 10th annual international exhibition of bonsais, suiseki and tea.
Runs: Apr 12-15. Admission: Sk25, Sk50. Agrokomplex fair premises. Tel: 037/6572-111.

Trnava
EXHIBITION:
Image Connections - This exhibit of works collected by the gallery in Dunajská Streda features about 60 mostly classical paintings, and sculptures by top Hungarian artists from the 1980s and 90s.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00 until May 31. Admission: Sk20. Ján Koniarek Gallery, Koppel House, Zelený Kríček 3. Tel: 033/5511-022.

Myjava
EXHIBITION:
Paleolith, Neolith... Bakelite - This display about bakelite, the synthetic plastic that became popular in the first half of the 20th century, moves after four months in the Slovak National Museum (SNM) in Bratislava to the SNM premises in Myjava.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-16:00 until June 5. Admission: Sk30, Sk60. The Museum of the Slovak National Councils at SNM, Štúrova 2. Tel: 034/6541-411.


Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
LIVE MUSIC:
Zuzana Smatanová -The Slovak singer tours Slovakia.
Starts: Apr 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk149 (in advance), Sk199 (at the door). Sports Hall, Štiavničky. Tel: 048/16-186.

Žilina
LIVE MUSIC:
Karbido - Polish group Karbido plays on a wooden table prepared with sensitive microphones, offering a unique experience to listeners who sit around it as though in an amphitheatre.
Starts: Apr 14, 20:00. The Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, at the Žilina-Záriečie railway station, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 0904/047-441.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Rochester Youth Philharmonic Orchestra - An American orchestra performs works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Antonín Dvořák, Béla Bartók and others under the baton of David Harman.
Starts: Apr 11, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Dom Umenia, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice
EXHIBITION:
Silver Quadrangle - The Carpathian region's international painting triennial takes place.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30 and Sun 14:00-17:30 until April 22. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská Galéria (Eastern Slovak Gallery), Hlavná 27. Tel: 055/622-6667.


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GRAND PRIX TYRNAVIA 2007: The 9th year of the International Dance Sport Festival will take place in the Town Sports Hall in Trnava between April 14 and 15. The dance competitions start at 10:00 and run until the evening on both days. Visitors can see the best couples in Latin dances in the Gala Programme on Saturday at 19:00 and the best couples in standard dances in the Gala Programme on Sunday at 17:00. The Visegrad Cup will also be held during the festival. Tickets, which cost Sk200 per day, are available in the sports hall at Rybníková Street. For more information, call 02/6541-1976 or go to www.ktc.sk.

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