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Danube Marathon
Italian Institute Film Festival
Spanish Embassy concert
Austrian Culture Centre exhibition in Prešov
Austrian Culture Centre film presentation and exhibitions
Goethe Institute exhibitions
French Institute lecture
Bratislava Town Gallery
Spanish exhibition at Danubiana
Bahá'í Community

Danube Marathon

IAMES Marathon Club in Bratislava is organising the 11th annual Danube Marathon (from Bratislava to Hainburg and back) and the Danube Half-Marathon (Bratislava to Hainburg) at 15:00 on Saturday, April 28. The starting line is on Bajkalská street, in front of the Elán athletic hall. The course runs through Bratislava to the Berg border, then through the Austrian village of Wolfsthall to Hainburg.
Competitors must be at least 18 years of age. The time limit for the half-marathon is 2 hours and 30 minutes, for the marathon 4 hours and 15 minutes. Entry fee is 200 Sk. For more information on registration and accommodation, check: www.gates96.com/user/donaumarathon. Marathon club IAMES, Čajakova 21, tel: 5249 4026.


Italian Institute Film Festival

La Scuola (The School) by Daniele Luchetti, awarded the Donatell David award for the best Italian film in 1995, is a comedy that captures happiness and concern, love and hate among high school students. La seconda volta (For the Second Time) by Mimmo Calopresti is a psychological drama of a second meeting between Albert and Lisa; she once tried to kill him, but no longer remembers. Both films start at 20:00, the first will be shown on April 25, the second on April 26 in Kino Mladosť on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14. Tel: 5441 0401. In Italian with simultaneous Slovak translation.


Spanish Embassy concert

The Spanish duo of violinist Pedro León and pianist López Gimeno will hold a concert of Spanish music at 18:00 on Thursday, April 26 at Zrkadlová sieň (Mirror Hall) at Primaciálny palác on Primaciálne námestie 1. Tel: 5441 5724.


Austrian Culture Centre exhibition in Prešov

The exhibition "Fatigue of Forgotten Nations", featuring pictures of Jewish cemeteries in the former Habsburg lands, moves to the eastern Slovak city of Prešov. The exhibition opens at 16:00 on April 26 at Šarišská galéria (Šariš gallery) on Hlavná 51.


Austrian Culture Centre film presentation and exhibitions

Austrian director Waltraut Paschinger will present her film Spuren im Sand (Trails in the Sand), the winner of the Slovak Agrofilm festival 2000. The film, showing how nature re-conquers industrial wastelands, starts at 18:00 on Monday, April 23, at Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5441 8507. In German with simultaneous Slovak translation.
"Fellner and Helmer, Illusionist Architects" is an exhibition of the works of Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer, who have designed theatres around the world. Held at the Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre) Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1, which the architects built between 1885 and 1886, their works are only on display during theatre performances, and runs till the end of April. Tel: 5443 3083.
"Culture in Auland", an archaeological exhibition of the 2000-year history of the region near Vienna, runs at the Austrian Culture Centre on Zelená 7 till the end of April. Tel: 5441 4860.


Goethe Institute exhibitions

A photo exhibition entitled "Authentic Performance" featuring photographs of the German Elfie Fröhlich runs at the Goethe Institute on Panenská 33 till May 10. Tel: 5443 3130.


French Institute lecture

Slovak philosopher Miroslav Marcelli will hold a lecture on French Philosophers at 18:00 on Thursday, April 26 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777. In Slovak with simultaneous French translation.
The exhibition "Art Nouveau Posters in Paris" features posters designed by nouveau artists like Alfonz Mucha from the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition runs at Pálffy Palace on Panská 19 till June 10. Tel: 5934 7777.


Bratislava Town Gallery

Jan and Meda Mládek's collection of František Kupka's and Otto Gutfreund's paintings in Washington, comes to Bratislava having been exhibited across the world. A graphic painter and illustrator (1871 - 1957), Kupka is one of the founders of abstract art while sculptor Gutfreund (1889 - 1927) started to apply analytic cubism principles in his sculptures before World War I. The exhibition runs daily except Mon 10:00-18:00 till June 10, at Pálffy Palace's on Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627.


Spanish exhibition at Danubiana

The Spanish Embassy's "End of a Long Journey" is an exhibition of the works of Spanish painter Miguel Ybaňez. The exhibition runs at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo and lasts till June 22. For more information, check www.danubiana.sk or call 0903 605 505.


Bahá'í Community

The Bahá'í Community in Bratislava invites you to an informal English or Slovak discussion evening on social, moral and global issues, focused on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. Every Tuesday at 19:00. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.


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