This Week

MONDAY - 19

EXHIBITION: Lent. An exhibition featuring sculptures and paintings of the Slovak artist Vladimír Kompánek inspired by Sovak folk traditions for Lent.
Admission free. Open daily except Sun 12:00-18:00. Galéria Z, Zichyho Palác (Zichy Palace), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 5443 1681. Exhibition ends March 25.


TUESDAY - 20

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Slovak Brass Quintet. Featuring soloists on trumpet, French horn and tuba, the band will perform works by Morley, Bach, Debussy, Ewald and Crespo.
Tickets: 70 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Moyzesova sieň (Moyzes hall) on Vajanského nábrežie 12. Tel: 5443 3351-3.


WEDNESDAY - 21

OPERA: Othello by Giuseppe Verdi. Opera based on Shakespeare's drama about Othello and his wife Desdemona, whose happiness is broken by evil Jago. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


THURSDAY - 22

LIVE MUSIC: Bluesweiser. The Slovak blues and funk band Bluesweiser will rock the Aligátor pub with its unique style.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 23

BALLET: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. The Russian composer's masterpiece tells the fairy-tale story of pure love where good wins over evil.
Tickets: 60-120 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


SATURDAY - 24

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Lives Gone With Time. An exhibit of photographs taken by Igor Grossmann between 1950-1965 which capture the diminishing traditions of northern Slovakia.
Admission 10-20 Sk. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 5934 9141. Exhibition ends March 13.


SUNDAY - 25

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