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THE POPE SMOKED DOPE exhibition in Bratislava introduces beat and rock music and its influence on graphic design from 1962-1972. For the youth of that era, it was music that created a sense of purpose and changed their view of the world. That is how it became essential to visualize the music and its feelings on posters and music record covers. The most influential style was psychedelic, which peaked in 1966-1967. Exhibited are psychedelic posters from San Francisco, rock posters from the Czech Republic and abroad, covers of gramophone records marked with clear artistic opinion, and record covers that played a key role in the development of music. The exhibition takes place in the Pálffy Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery at Panská 19. It is open daily, except Monday, between 11:00 and 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, call 02/5443-1556.


Longital and Nina Hynes - The Slovak alternative band and the Irish indie pop singer perform.
Starts: Jun 12, 19:00. Admission: Sk200 (in advance), Sk250 (at the door). Divadlo Štúdio 12, Jakubovo Square 12. Tel: 02/5930-4779.

Days of Petržalka - The event features performances by folk music and dance ensembles, a goulash cooking contest, and concerts by Lojzo, Gladiator, IMT Smile, and others, to be finished in time for a midnight fireworks show.
Starts: Jun 16, 15:00. Závodisko (Racecourse), Staro-hájska 29. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

Scorpions - German rock legend Scorpions gives a concert during its world tour to introduce its latest album, Humanity-Hour 1.
Starts: Jun 16, 20:00. Admission: Sk1,390. Artmedia football stadium, Petržalka. Tel: 02/5249-1378.

Scholarship of Radislav Matuštík - Winners of the fourth year of the competition for young curators are exploring the answer to the question "what is the relationship between artist and curator?" Eliška Mazalanová and Sandra Niczová won with the project Poor Little Artist - The Curator Seriously Harms You and Others.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until June 24. Admission: Sk80. The Bratislava City Gallery, Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-2160.

International Folklore Festival - The 48th edition of this festival takes place along with the third Festival of European Traditional Culture, which offers diverse performances by Polish, Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian, Swedish, Cameroonian, and Slovak folk music and dance ensembles.
Runs: June 15-17. Admission: Sk100 (for one day of the festival). The amphitheatre Trnovec. Tel: 034/3213-252.

Musica Sacra - This festival aims to introduce the jewels of sacred music from Slovakia and other European countries. The featured performers are the Janáček Chamber Orchestra and soprano Zuzana Fišerová from the Czech Republic (June 10), the Moyzes Quartet from Slovakia (June 14), the Neue Streicher Orchester from Austria and the Nitra Choir (June 17), Slovak singer Jana Kocianová with the Trend vocal band (June 24), Czech organist Jaroslav Tůma (July 1), and others.
Runs: June 10-July 4, 19:00. Admission: free. Piaristic Church of St. Ladislaus. Tel: 037/16-186.


Music Under the Diamond Vault - A concert by singers Darina Laščiaková and Anna Hulejová, a Serbian accordion duo, violin player Peter Michalica, and pianist Viera Bartošová opens the 7th edition of this festival, organized by Peter Michalica.
Starts: Jun 15, 19:00. Admission: Sk100, Sk200. Dom Komorského Grófa (Count Comes Mansion), Kollárova 541. Tel: 045/6744-388.

Days of Town - IMT Smile, Hex and Vidiek are the highlight of the 13th edition of the Days of the Town in Tisovec, along with performances by talented children and brass ensembles, a competition for the most original vessel, and others.
Runs: June 14-17. Courtyard of the Town Hall, the football stadium and other sites across the town. Tel: 047/5493-470.


Convergence - Jevgenij Iršai, Eleonóra Škutová, Milan Paľa, and Jozef Ľupták perform works by Beethoven, Schnittke, and Iršai to close the June part of the Convergence chamber music festival.
Starts: Jun 15, 18:00. Admission: free. City Theatre, Námestie Majstra Pavla 54. Tel: 02/5477-7762.

Festivities of Ruthenians-Ukrainians in Slovakia - The 53rd edition of the festival of Ruthenians (Rusyns), and Ukrainians in Slovakia features performances by folk music and dance ensembles from Ukraine, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and many others.
Runs: June 15-17. The centre and the amphitheatre in Svidník. Tel:095/6227-709.

photo: Jana Liptáková

THE PIEŠŤANY AIRPORT hosts The National Air Days on June 16 and 17. Organizers have prepared a presentation of military and civilian air planes from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Visitors can see Mig-29s, JAS-39 Gripens, an Aero L-39 Albatros, Mi-17 helicopters, and ultralights and replicas of old airplanes, such as the Caproni Ca.33. The airplanes will also simulate an attack on a historical train. On the programme will be also air shows by pilots from the Slovak Army, as well as the Očovskí Bačovia aerial acrobats. SkyEurope Airlines has promised to display its Boeing 737-700NG. The Aligator, Zuzana howitzer, and Božena mine-sweeping device will be on show as well. Tickets for adults cost Sk100 and entry for children is free. For more information, call 048/4138-554.

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