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FILM: The Barber of Siberia by Nikhita Mikhalkov. Jane Callahan (Julia Ormond) travels to the wilds of Siberia to sell a steam-driven timber harvester, where she meets two men.
Tickets: 50-55 Sk. Starts at 16:30, 20:00. Artkino in Istropolis cinema, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 5022 8241.


OPERA: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. The tragic story of Rigolleto, a court jester to a tyrant king and loving father to his beautiful daughter. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


EXHIBITION: Lalki. The fairy-tale exhibition of Polish puppets introduces contemporary Polish puppet theatre while presenting folk traditions.
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. Exhibition ends March 11.


LIVE MUSIC: Boboš and Frozen Dozen. Harmonica master Boboš Procházka and his group Frozen Dozen will play blues in the Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


BALLET: Giselle by Adolphe Charles Adam. This famously romantic work, where reality meets fantasy, is the story of unfulfilled and unhappy love.
Tickets: 60-120 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


DISCO EVENING: The Classic Hits. The best rock hits ranging from the Doors to Metallica, from the 70s to the 90s, will be mixed at the underground Duna club.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at around 20:00. Duna Gallery, Radlinského 11. Tel: 5296 5037. www.duna.sk


EXHIBITION: English Country. Slovak artist Barbara Balážová will exhibit her pictures of the English countryside painted in the 19th century style.
Admission free. Open daily 10:00-17:00. Galéria Divyd, Klobučnícka 2. Tel: 5443 4387. Exhibition ends February 14.

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President Andrej Kiska

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The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.