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THE GALLERY at the Centre of Folk Art Production (ÚĽUV) in Bratislava presents The (Un)Usual Pot ... exhibition, which displays historical and contemporary forms of pottery. Visitors will see a remarkable range of pots, jars and mugs made from baked clay. Most of the exhibits date back to the first half of the 20th century, and were collected by ÚĽUV, the Homeland Museum in Galanta and private collectors. Even though interest in pottery may now seem to be a thing of the past, some workshops around Slovakia continue to produce it in traditional shapes and ornaments. The pottery on display was made by artists Kornélia Pussová, Rastislav Haroník, Juraj Maca, Ján Parikrupa and others. The exhibition at Obchodná 64 is open between Monday and Friday from 12:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 until November 16. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.uluv.sk or call 02/5273-1344.

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Funny Fellows and Zuzana Haasová - A cabaret show with music from the 1930s.
Starts: Oct 24, 19:00. Admission: Sk100. Divadlo v Podpalubí (Theatre in Underdeck), the Danube embankment between the Old and New Bridges on the side of the Park of Janko Kráľ. Tel: 0903/668-688, www.lodcafe.sk.

Ekotopfilm - The 34th edition of this international film festival on sustainable development arrives again with a rich programme full of screenings, meetings with interesting people, panel discussions, and workshops.
Runs: Oct 22-26. Admission: free. Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17. www.ekotopfilm.sk.

Flauto Dolce - The first year of this festival focused on the Baroque recorder includes concerts, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions.
Runs: Oct 26-28. Bratislava Castle, the State Conservatory, and the University Library. www.flautodolce.sk.

De La Soul - The American hip-hop band plays in Bratislava during its European tour.
Starts: Oct 27, 21:00. Admission: Sk399. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie Ľ. Svobodu. Tel: 02/5293-3321.

Sundial - Slovak and Czech visual artists Dušan Zahoranský, Daniel Pitín, and Michal Pěchouček present their works focusing on the theme of film.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until October 26. Admission: free. Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Tel: 02/5441-3316, www.ncsu.sk.

Immortal Ex Librises - This exhibition presents bookplates created by prominent Slovak graphic artist Karol Ondreička.
Open: until October 29. Admission: free. The BCPB Private Gallery, Vysoká 17. Tel: 02/5478-9416.

The Return of Štefan Schwartz - This display shows the highlights of a gift the gallery inherited in 2005 from Štefan Schwartz, who was one of the leading painters of Slovak modern art. The inherited works total 800 paintings, drawings, and prints. Štefan Schwartz represented the generation from the 1960s. After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he emigrated to Switzerland, so his work is almost unknown in Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until January 10. Admission: Sk80. The SNG, Esterházy Palace, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081, www.sng.sk.

Afu-Ra - The US band puts on a hip-hop concert.
Starts: Oct 27, 21:00. Admission: Sk150, Sk180. Piano Club, Pod Sokolice 12-16. Tel: 032/7445-081, www.pianoclub.sk.

Cithara Aediculae - The 25th edition of this classic guitar music festival features artists from Austria, Poland, Spain, Italy, France, and Slovakia.
Runs: Oct 22-27. Admission: Sk60. The Synagogue, Pri Synagóge Street. Tel: 037/161-86.


Couple-Like - Two contemporary Dutch dancers, Keren Levi and Ugo Dehaes, perform a show in which they demonstrate the opportunities, relations, joys and attractions of couples.
Starts: Oct 25 and 26 at 20:00. Admission: Sk60, Sk100. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie culture centre. Tel: 0907/137-145.

Liptovský Mikuláš
Mime Show - Mime Miro Kasprzyk performs his pantomime show.
Starts: Oct 25, 18:00. Admission: Sk30. Dom Kultúry, (The House of Culture), Hollého 4. Tel: 044/5564-000.


Rally Košice - The closing event of the Slovakia's Tempus Rally championship and the FIA Central European Trophy 2007 takes place.
Runs: Oct 26-27. Tempus Bavaria, Rastislavova ulica 110. Tel: 055/6256-362.

Men After Work - Prominent Slovak photographer Vladimir Yurkovic displays portraits of people of various occupations.
Open: Tue, Wed, and Fri 9:00-17:00, Thur 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until October 28. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51. Tel: 051/7725-423.

photo: Jana Liptáková

TRNAVA is opening its wine cellars for the fifth time on October 27. The event officially starts at the Town Hall at noon. Afterwards, those lucky wine lovers with passes can visit 20 wine cellars in the historical city centre until 21:00 and taste the wines of 27 producers from the Trnava Region, Veľký Krtíš, and Kroměříž in the Czech Republic. The event recalls Trnava's rich wine trade history, which goes back as far as the first half of the 13th century. Passes, two-thirds of which have already been sold, cost Sk600. A glass and a Sk250 coupon for any wine purchase come with it. For more information, call 033/5906-302.

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