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MONDAY - 11

EXHIBITION: Forgotten Treasures in the Heart of Europe. This art exhibition presents medieval mural paintings of the Gemer region in southern Slovakia from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Admission 10-30 Sk Open daily except Mon 10:00-17:00, Sun-Sat 11:00-18:00. Mestské Múzeum Bratislava in the Old Town Hall, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 4742.


TUESDAY - 12

FOLK PROGRAMME: We Wish for a Happy and Healthy Christmas. The Slovak children folk groups 'Čečinka' and 'Lipka' will perform with 'US Folkus' during this special Christmas programme.
Tickets: 40 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Dom Kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 6436 5706.


WEDNESDAY - 13

FILM: Acid House by Paul McGuigan. A surreal triptych with a vicious sense of humour created by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories.
Tickets: 40 Sk. Starts at 18:00 and 20:30. Filmclub 901, in Pedagogic faculty building, Račianska 59. Tel: 4425 5470.


THURSDAY - 14

LIVE MUSIC: Bobby Houda & Gamba Blues Band. This unique American and Czech blues bands will perform together in the Old Town's Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 15

LIVE CONCERT: Rock Christmas in Duna club. The underground club Duna will celebrate Christmas by holding a festive concert of the Slovak rock bands Desmod, Malevil, Puding Pani Elvisovej and Hudba z Marsu.
Starts at 20:00. Duna Gallery, Radlinského 11. Tel: 5296 5037. www.duna.sk


SATURDAY - 16

OPERA: Secret Key by Milan Dubovský. The world premiere of the children's opera based on the adventures of Pinocchio tells the story of a little boy named Topolienko.
Tickets: from 25 Sk. Starts at 11:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


SUNDAY - 17

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music at the Castle - Year of Bach. Selections of Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed by the Slovak laureate Vladimír Rusó on organ.
Tickets: 40-80 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Hudobná sieň Bratislavského hradu. (Bratislava castle Music hall). Tel: 5443 0331.

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