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OPERA: The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana. This well-known Czech opera entertains audiences with cheerful music and comic characters.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


LIVE MUSIC: Dorian Gray. Consisting of four long-haired Slovak rockers, Dorian Gray covers the best of classic rock from the 60s and 70s.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


EXHIBITION: Today and Daily. During an exhibition of Vladimíra Pčolová's computer animation art, visitors are also invited to tea at 17:00 in the gallery.
Admission free. Open Wed-Sun 16:00-17:00. Galéria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Somolického 1/B. Tel: 5441 8262. Exhibition ends February 18.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Romantic concert. Slovak radio's Symphonic Orchestra, featuring soloist Mikuláš Škuta on piano, will perform works by Tchaikovsky and Strauss led by conductor Rastislav Štúr.
Tickets: 50-90 Sk. Starts at 19:30. Concert studio of Slovenský Rozhlas (Slovak radio), Mýtna 1. Tel: 5727 3479.


METAL CONCERT: Slovak death metal groups Carres, Craniotorny, Ravenarium and grind core band Embolism will rock the Dúbravka house of culture.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 18:00. Dom Kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 6436 5640.


EXHIBITION: Karol Harmos (1879-1955). An exhibition offering a cross-section of one of the most significant representatives of secessionist painting in Slovakia.
Admission 20-40 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-17:00. Pálffyho Palác, Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Societa Rigata. Five Czech and Slovak female artists will play works of international composers on flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and piano.
Tickets: 20-40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331.

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

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