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OPERA: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini. One of the most popular comic operas tells the story of the famous barber Figaro. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


EXHIBITION: Never-ending Traces. Running during the 2001 European Figure Skating Championships in Bratislava, the exhibition will document the history and Slovak champions in the sport.
Admission: 10-30 Sk. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Mestské Múzeum v Bratislave, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 4742. The exhibition ends January 10.


FILM: Remember the Titans by Boaz Yakin. A true story this film captures a violation of traditional values of high-school students in Virginia.
Tickets: 75 Sk. Starts at 17:30 and 20:00. Kino Istota, Karloveská 32. Tel: 6029 7283.


LIVE MUSIC: After - T. This Slovak band, playing famous Chicago blues covers, will perform together with the harmonica blues master Boboš Procházka.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Johannes Brahms's German Requiem Op. 45 will be performed by soprano Melba Ramos and baritone Vladimír Chmelo.
Tickets: 70-130 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic (Reduta), Palackého 2. Tel: 5443 3351-3.


EXHIBITION: Cross-section of the sculptor's work. Slovak sculptor Juraj Hovorka's work will be exhibited, including his bronze and wooden plastics.
Admission free. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Výstavná sieň SPP, Dom plynárov, Drevená 4. Tel: 5441 6103. Exhibtition ends February 4.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Vienna in Bratislava. The Austrian string band Aron Quartett will play compositions by Mozart, Bischof and Brahms.
Tickets: 90 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca (Mirror hall of the Primacial Palace), Primaciálne námestie 1. Tel: 5441 6548.

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Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

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A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.