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This Week

MONDAY - 16

EXHIBITION: Inátmosféra (Different Atmosphere). Slovak designer Jakub Janiga exhibits functional interior furniture such as the multi-functional armchair 'Bi'.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sun 15:00-18:00. K. Gallery (gallery of applied art) on Ventúrska 8. Tel: 5443 3927. The exhibition runs till May 2.


TUESDAY - 17

OPERA: La Boheme. Italian Giacomo Puccini's most popular opera, based on Murger's novel about bohemian life in Paris in the 19th century.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3890, 5443 3764.


WEDNESDAY - 18

MUSICAL: Kubo. The comedy-musical satirises Slovak folk traditions. Starring comedians Rasťo Piško and Ivan Vojtek. In Slovak.
Tickets: 150-290 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Nová Scéna (New Scene), Kollárovo námestie 20. Tel: 5292 1139 or 5292 5741.


THURSDAY - 19

LIVE MUSIC: Boboš & Dozen Frozen. Slovak harmonica player Boboš Procházka's blues band will perform in underground pub Aligátor.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 20

FILM: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams. Japanese film master Kurosawa's unique work contains eight dream episodes - all meditations on his own life and death. In English-Japan.
Tickets: 35 Sk with a club card (card costs 50 Sk at the door). Starts at 20:45. Film club Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


SATURDAY - 21

CONCERT: Wilsonic party. A concert of modern digital music. Performers include Iceland's Gus Gus, Germany's Crane A.K., the US's Jake Mandell, British DJ Max Tundra, along with Slovakia's Toky and Tibor and Tea Peak.
Tickets 190-290 Sk. Starts 20:00 Babylon klub, Námestie SNP.


SUNDAY - 22

CLASSICAL CONCERT: My Len Um. Slovak piano trio performs works of international compositors such as Joseph Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninov and Karl Czerny.
Tickets: 40-60 Sk. Starts at 16.00. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 6382 4390

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