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MONDAY - 22

OPERA: Aida by Guiseppe Verdi. The Ethiopian princess Aida, unable to choose between the love of her nation and the love of her man, finds the solution through morbid means. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


TUESDAY - 23

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Moyzes's Quartet. Soloists Tomáš Janošík on flute and Katarína Turnerová on harp will perform works of Roussel and Beethoven.
Tickets: 70 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Moyzesova sieň (Moyzes Hall) on Vajanského nábrežie 12. Tel: 5443 3351.


WEDNESDAY - 24

FILM: Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen. Lenny (played by Allen) adopts a boy who turns out to be brilliant and thus a search for his real, biological mother begins.
Tickets: 30 Sk with a club card (card costs 50 Sk at the door). Starts at 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


THURSDAY - 25

LIVE MUSIC: Silvia Josifoska. A leading Slovak blues and soul singer, Silvia will display her astonishing voice at the underground Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 26

LIVE CONCERT: Blizzard Fest VI. The Czech black metal group Sezarbil and the Slovak death metal groups Morgain, Pyopoesy, and Mortal Infected will thunder into Dúbravka's Culture house.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 18:00. Dom Kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 6436 5706.


SATURDAY - 27

EXHIBITION: G Point 2000 + 1. The exhibition will feature the most recent graphic works of 13 members of the Union of Graphic Artists.
Admission free. Open daily except Mon 13:00-18:00. Galéria Michalský dvor, Michalská 3. Tel: 5441 1079. Exhibtition ends February 4.


SUNDAY - 28

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Slovak cello player Michal Sťahel and French pianist Sylvaine Ilario will perform works of Schumann, de Falla and Piazzolla.
Tickets: 20-40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331.

Top stories

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak