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AFTER the huge success of his European tour in 2006, megastar George Michaelhas set out for another tour across Europe. This time, he's stopping in Bratislava for his first concert in the Slovak capital. The concert takes place at the Inter soccer stadium in Petržalka on May 25 at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk300- Sk3,690. For more information, go to www.georgemichael.com or call 02/12-111.


Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
Roma Orchestra and Operetta Singers - The Roma Orchestra Rajkó from Budapest accompanies the Hungarian operetta stars in a concert.
Starts: May 21, 19:00. Admission: Sk50-Sk690. Istro-polis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8740.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Marillion Art Rock - The British rock band performs during its Somewhere Else Tour.
Starts: May 26, 20:00. Admission: Sk790-Sk1,200. The Arena Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2557.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Musica Sacra - The second year of this international choir festival features ensembles from Estonia, Philippines, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, and others.
Runs: May 23-27. Admission: free. Jezuitský kostol (The Jesuit Church), the Primate Palace, Primaciálne námestie and other churches across Bratislava.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
István Haraszty - The prominent Hungarian sculptor presents a selection of his latest works.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until June 16. Z Gallery, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Once Upon a Time - Maja Dusíková, a graphic artist and illustrator living in Florence, exhibits her illustrations for children's books.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until May 27. Admission: free. Galéria Michalský Dvor Gallery, Michalská Street 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Public Views - This exhibition project by five artists from Germany and Austria deals with the different modes of perceiving public space in today's cities and structures.
Open: Tue-Fri 13:30-18:30, Sat 11:00-16:00 until July 28. Admission: free. Gandy Gallery, Panenská 30. Tel: 02/5441-0801 or go to www.gandy-gallery.com.

Handlová
SHOW:
Screamers - This transvestite troupe celebrates its 10th anniversary with a gala programme.
Starts: May 27, 18:00. Admission: Sk220 (in advance), Sk300 (at the door). Dom Kultúry (The House of Culture), Nám. baníkov 3. Tel: 046/5475-439.


Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
LIVE MUSIC:
Beneficial Concert for Garden - Representative of Polish experimental and improvised music, Karpaty Magiczne and Slovak musician Pink Baret give a concert.
Starts: May 26, 20:00. Admission: Sk50, Sk80. The Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, at the Žilina-Záriečie railway station, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 0904/047-441.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
Natural - Eva Tkáčiková exhibits graphic works, photos, objects and site installations that compare the likeness of the world of nature to the world of human beings and uncover invisible phenomena as everyday miracles.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 3. Amission: Sk20. The Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5620-035.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
Tarantulas of the World - This display presents more than 60 live scorpions and spiders, including the largest spider in the world, theraphosa blondi from South America, which is 30 cm long.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-12:00, 12:30-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until July 1. Admission: Sk40. The Slovak Museum of Nature Protec-tion and Speleology, Školská 4. Tel: 044/5477-210.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
The Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra - The prominent chamber orchestra plays works by Vivaldi, Dvořák, and others.
Starts: May 22, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Dom Umenia, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice
CONCERT:
Experimental Train - L Plus, the producer and star of the Slovak drum'n'bass scene, and prominent Hungarian DJ Reza play Drum & Bass and Jungle music for dancing.
Starts: May 25, 21:00. Admission: Sk90. IC Culture Train, Nižná úvrať 25, Vyšné Opátske . Tel: 055/6424-488, www.icct.sk.

Košice
EXHIBITION:
Let Go Together into Future KE - This project introduces the works of 37 European visual artists based on the principle of light in its exchanging forms and optical relations.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:30, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until June 10. Východoslovenská Galéria (The Eastern Slovak Gallery), Hlavná 27. Tel: 055/6226-667.

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ALMOST 80 wine cellars from Bratislava to Trnava on the Small Carpathian Wine Route (Malokarpatská Vínna Cesta - MVC) open on May 26 for wine lovers looking to taste whether wines from the last sunny season have met their promise. Apart from wines from the 2006 season, visitors can also taste older wines. After public interest exceeded capacity during the Day of Open Cellars in November, winemakers from the MVC decided to add another event on the calendar. Tickets cost Sk600, which includes a Sk300 voucher for buying wine. Tickets are available at the Vinotéka Sv. Urbana at Klobučnícka 4 in Bratislava, in the Malokarpatské Osvetové Stredisko at Horná 20 in Modra and in the Mestská Vinotéka at Radničné Námestie 9 in Pezinok. The cellars will open their gates at 10:00 and close at 21:00. For more information, go to www.mvc.sk or call 033/6433-489.

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