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This Week

MONDAY - 18

EXHIBITION: A beautiful pair with three parts. Three painters decided to paint a mutual picture specifically for this exhibition, combining their individual styles in one.
Admission 10-50 Sk Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Vodné kasárne, Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Tel: 5443 4587.


TUESDAY - 19

OPERA: Pagliacci by Ruggiero and Cavaleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. These opera tragedies are among the most popular Italian operas, focusing on every day truths.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


WEDNESDAY - 20

LIVE MUSIC: First Klezmer Dance Party. The Slovak 'Pressburger Klezmer Band', which plays traditional Jewish music, will celebrate its 5th anniversary with the Gipsy folk band 'Baločkári', followed by a dance party.
Tickets: 60 Sk. Advance booking: PKO - Hviezdoslavovo námestie 24, Dr. Horák - Medená 19, Artforum - Kozia 20. Starts at 20:00. Dom Kultúry Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniakova 3. Tel: 5292 9081.


THURSDAY - 21

LIVE MUSIC: Boboš & the Frozen Dozen. Christmas celebrated blues-style at the Aligátor pub where Slovak harmonica master Boboš and his blues friends hit the stage.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 22

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Christmas Concert. Graduates of opera singing teacher Ida Černecká, such as Peter Dvorský, Martin Babjak or Ján Kundlák, will gather to celebrate her 80th birthday.
Tickets: 200 Sk. Advance booking: cash-desk of Slovak Philharmony at Palackého 2. Starts at 19:00. Divadlo VŠMU, Reduta, Palackého 2. Tel: 5443 3351.


SATURDAY - 23

LIVE CONCERT: Dark X-mas Party. The Duna club will celebrate the holidays by hosting cheery Slovak band The Last Days of Jesus and airing Tim Burton's animated film Nightmare Before Christmas.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts around 20:00. Duna Gallery, Radlinského 11. Tel: 5296 5037. www.duna.sk


SUNDAY - 24

EXHIBITION: Christmas (maybe) Painted on Glass. A collection of folk paintings on glass and church windowpanes picture Slovak traditions and Christmas celebrations.
Admission: 10 Sk. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00. Bibiana, Internatinal Art House for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 5443 1308.

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