The Next Two Weeks


EXHIBITION: Witches' Days. An exhibition reviving folk customs practised by Slovak peasants before Christmas in hopes of chasing away evil.
Admission: 10 Sk. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00. Bibiana International Art House for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 5443 1308.


DANCE ENTERTAINMENT: Štefanská zábava. Brass band Veselá Muzika (Merry Music) will perform on Štefan's name day, which is traditionally celebrated by folk dancing.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Culture Centre - Bratislava Nové Mesto, Vajnorská 21. Tel: 4437 2620.


DANCE PARTY: Latino Night. Manhattan club DJs will mix Latino-American discotheque hits while Chivas whisky is served at special rates.
Admission free. Starts around 21:00. Manhattan club, Bajkalská 30. Tel: 5341 9564.


LIVE MUSIC: Jozef Litecký Šveda & Víťazný Traktor. The Old Town's Aligátor pub will hold a jam session by this Slovak blues band.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


OPERA: La Boheme. Italian Giacomo Puccini's most popular opera, based on Murger's novel about the life of a bohemian in Paris during the 19th century.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


EXHIBITION: Diary. An exhibition of books and illustrations that were published by the Mladé Letá children's publishing house during its 50 year existence.
Admission 20-40 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-17:00. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy, Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11.Tel: 5443 1556-8.


NEW YEAR'S EVE. Silvester at PKO. A swing concert by the Vlado Vizár Jazz Band with Robo Opatovský, a magic show, laser disco, and midnight fireworks show all at once.
Tickets: 500 Sk (including food). Starts at 19:00. Spoločenká Hala, PKO - Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 5441 5826


CLASSICAL CONCERT: New Year's Concert. The Slovak philharmonic chorus will sing compositions of Eugen Suchoň and Antonín Dvořák.
Tickets: 150 Sk, sold at Palackého 2. Starts at 19:00. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Medená 3. Tel: 5443 3351-3.


DISCO: Oldies Party. Club 39, at the last stop on the #39 bus-line amidst Bratislava's largest student community, will play oldies dance hits all night long.
Admission: 20 Sk. Starts at 22:00. Club 39, Staré Grunty, Slávičie údolie.


FILM: Snow Falling on Cedars by Scott Hicks. A drama about the murder trial of a Japanese man, and the white reporter covering the trial.
Tickets: 65 Sk. Starts at 17:00 and 20:00. Artkino hall in the Istropolis cinema, Trnavské Mýto 1. Tel: 5557 4939.


LIVE CONCERT: Bluesweiser. This well-known Slovak electric guitar band plays funk and blues tunes, promising a lively evening at the underground pub Aligátor.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


EXHIBITION: Characters and Events of the New Testament. Paintings from the medieval period to the 20th century depict themes of the New Testament.
Admission 10-50 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Esterházyho Palác, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Tel: 5443 2081-2.


DANCE PARTY: Dom Kultúry Dúbravka invites you to a folk dance party where the Čárly band will play traditional Slovak polka and waltz.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Dom Kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 6436 5706.


FILM: A Cup by Paul Warren. This documentary style film depicts young Tibetan monks confronted with the worldly desire of watching an important football match.
Starts at 15:30, 17:30 and 20:00. Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14. Tel: 5443 5003.

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