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MONDAY - 20

OPERA: Aida by Guiseppe Verdi. The Ethiopian princess Aida, unable to choose between the love of her nation and the love of her man, finds the solution through morbid means. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theater), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


TUESDAY - 21

EXHIBITION: Ruthenians - Rusyns in Slovakia. An exhibition documenting Rusyn history and their revival process in Slovakia since 1990. Features the origins of Andy Warhol.
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 runs till December 19.


WEDNESDAY - 22

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Širím Sfaradím V Aškenazim. Slovak musicians perform music characteristic of Spanish and central European Jews with traditional instruments.
Starts at 18:00. Zichyho Palác (Zichy Palace), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 5443 1677.


THURSDAY - 23

LIVE MUSIC: Peter Lipa. The most famous Slovak blues and jazz musician, a significant promoter of the respective genres in Slovakia, will rock out Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 24

FILM: Valmont. Miloš Forman's free adaptation of de Laclos's novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), is a tangled story of a rejected lover who takes revenge. In English, staring Colin Firth and Annette Bening.
Admission free with a club card (card 50 Sk at the door). Starts at 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


SATURDAY - 25

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Faust. New, modern dance performance which spreads a message about the deceptive attraction of drugs.
Tickets: 100-200 Sk (call for special group rates). Starts at 20:00. Dom Kultúry Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniakova 3. Tel: 6541 2192.


SUNDAY - 26

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music At the Castle - Bach's Year. Ján Vladimír Michalko, a significant personality in the world of Slovak classical music will play Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Fugue BWV 1080' on organ.
Tickets: 40-80 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Hudobná sieň Bratislavského hradu (Bratislava castle Music hall). Tel: 5443 0331

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