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THE EAST OF EDEN exhibition features works by young artists who have graduated from or are attending the Faculty of Arts at the Technical University in Košice. Some have already presented their work at solo or joint exhibitions, but this is the first display that presents this young and lively scene as a group. The exhibition introduces artists Radovan Čerevka, Jaroslav Kyša, Matúš Lányi, Tomáš Makara, Peter Maukš, Boris Sirka, Ján Vasilko, Peter Vrábeľ, and Vlasta Žáková. Their works are on display in the Space Gallery at Lazaretská 9 in Bratislava until July 29. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday between 14:00 and 18:00. Admission is free. For more information, call 0911/331-187 or visit www.priestor.org.


Martin Valihora, Andrej Šeban, and Daniele Camarda - Prominent Slovak and Italian musicians give a jazz concert.
Starts: Jul 11, 20:00. Admission: Sk180. The courtyard of the Old City Hall, Main Square. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Banda - Slovak group Banda plays traditional Slovak songs and melodies in modern arrangements as part of the Afternoons at Červený Rak cycle.
Starts: Jul 12, 18:00. Admission: free. Čitáreň u Červeného Raka, Michalská. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Festival of Roma Music, Country, Ethno and World Music - Each day of the festival is dedicated to a different kind of music.
Runs: Jul 13-15, 16:00. Admission: free. Partizánska Lúka recreation area. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Snoop Dogg - The American rap legend and self-proclaimed King of the West performs in Slovakia for the first time.
Starts: Jul 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk1,352-Sk2,232. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská Cesta 3-7. www.eventim.sk.

Be Careful, Fragile - This exhibition presents works by students of the Studio of Ceramics at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
Open: Mon-Tue 10:00-18:00 until July 26. Admission: free. Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. Tel: 02/5296-4153.

Art Without Borders - Art galleries from Paris bring to the capital works by contemporary artists Christine Bourcey, Marie-Jo Couzy, Bérangére Delboulle, Anne Andreo-Wolf, Chantal Roussel Roggia, Ivo Perelman, Bantigny, Faba, and others.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until July 29. Galéria Michalský Dvor Gallery, Michalská Street 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.

Garden Festivities of Trnava - This garden festival features Slovak musicians playing pop, rock, folk and classical music, including Janko Lehotský and his Modus band, The Devil's Violin of Ján Berky-Mrenica, the Jimi Hendrix Revival, and the Trnava Chamber Orchestra.
Runs: Jul 13-15. 20:00. Admission: Sk99 (for one day). The courtyard of the Ján Koniarek Gallery, Koppel House, Zelený Kríček 3. Tel: 033/3236110.

Exploring Prehistoric Times in Nitra - This display presents the results of the latest archaeological explorations in Nitra, including jewellery from the threshold of the 10th and 11th centuries and ceramics from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-11:30, 12:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until December 31. Ponitrianske Múzeum, Štefánikova trieda 1. Tel: 037/6510-000.


Banská Štiavnica
Animatus Lusus - This chess festival culminates on July 14 with a live chess match in which local volunteers in historical costumes serve as chess pieces. Historical fencers, a medieval handicrafts market, a fire show, and exhibitions are also part of the programme.
Runs: Jul 6-15. Admission: free. Banská Štiavnica downtown. Tel: 0905/525/945.

Festival of Fujara and Pipe Players - The ninth year of this presentation by players of the fujara, a traditional Slovak folk music instrument, and pipes takes place.
Runs: Jul 14-15. The church and the House of culture in Korytárky, a village close to Detva. Tel: 0905/869-576.


Gypsies from Veľká Ida Defended the Castle - The Experidance Theatre and the Hungarian National Dance Theatre premiere a parody of the Hungarian Revolution that incorporates elements from Hungarian traditional dance and Roma folklore.
Starts: Jul 13, 19:30. Admission: Sk300, Sk500. Infiniti Arena. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Rock-metal Summer - This concert features Karpatské Chrbáty, Pagan Spirit, Lunatic Gods, and Astorat.
Starts: Jul 14, 18:00. Admission: Sk60. The amphitheatre Pod Lesom. Tel: 052/4522-166.

photo: Oravské Osvetové Stredisko

THE VILLAGE of Malatiná becomes the centre of traditional and contemporary culture in the Valašsko and Beskydy regions during the international Shepherds' Days folk culture festival, which runs July 14-15. The colourful programme includes exhibitions, competitions, folk performances, and hiking. There will also be a workshop on creating scarecrows and an exhibition of the best pieces created during its four regional competitions. On Saturday evening, the local amphitheatre will host a show by folk music and dance ensembles Valašský Vojvoda from Kozlovice and Bystrina from Zvolen. On Sunday, visitors can buy traditional handicrafts or taste samples of fine sheep milk products at a market. Farmers will arrive to compete for the most beautiful ram. Those courageous enough can join the whip cracking competition. A performance of Czech, Polish and Slovak folk ensembles will cap the festival with a show on Sunday afternoon. Ticket prices range from Sk20 to Sk50. For more information, call 043/5864-928.

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