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CLASSICAL CONCERT: The American St. Olaf Choir, directed by Anton Armstrong, will sing works of international artists composed since the 16th century at the 365th anniversary of the founding of the Evangelical Lyceum in Bratislava.
Admission free. Starts at 19:30. Concert studio 1 at Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak radio), Mýtna 1. Tel: 5727 3479.


BALLET: Pražský komorný balet (Prague Chamber Ballet). The only performance in Slovakia by the famous Czech ballet, whose history dates back to 1975.
Tickets: 150 Sk. Starts at 19:06. Divadlo Aréna (Aréna Theatre), Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 6225 0013.


EXHIBITION: 6,981 Kilometres from Toronto. Canadian painter Marie Cabánková exhibits life-size paintings symbolising modern spirituality.
Admission free. Open daily except Mon 13:00-18:00. Galéria Michalský Dvor, Michalská 3. Tel: 5441 1079. The exhibition runs till July 1.


OPERA: Othello by Giuseppe Verdi. An opera based on Shakespeare's drama about Othello and his wife Desdemona, whose happiness is broken by evil Jago. In Italian.
Tickets: 300-600 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3083.


EXHIBITION: Martin Benka (1888 - 1971). Landscape and figure paintings by the legendary Slovak painter, graphic artist and illustrator Benka capture the revival of the Slovak nation.
Tickets: 10-20 Sk. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 5934 9141. The exhibition runs till July 29.


STREET SHOW: World Day of Juggling. Slovak's best jugglers, as well as a handful of beginners, will display their skills in the Bratislava Old Town.
Admission free. Starts at 15:00. Hlavné námestie (Main square).


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Sunday Matinee. The brass quartet I Fiati, led by bassoon player Stanislav Bicák, will play works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franck Bridge, Ilja Zeljenka and Eugéne Bozza.
Tickets: 40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava Town Gallery) - Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331

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