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This Week

MONDAY - 13

EXHIBITION: Bratislava through Ladislav Noel's eyes. An exhibition of photographer Ladislav Noel features photographs of Bratislava from the mid 1940's.
Admission 10-30 Sk. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Old Town Hall, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 4742. Exhibition runs till November 30.


TUESDAY - 14

OPERA: Nabucco. Giuseppe Verdi's famous opera about the Babylonian King Nabucco who is punished by the God of the Jews for his evil deeds towards the Jewish nation.
Tickets: 50-250 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3083.


WEDNESDAY - 15

CONCERT: Music at the fountain. Students of Bratislava music faculties will perform while gathered around the decorative fountain on stage.
Starts at 16:30 and 17:30. Dom Kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Tel: 4333 0523


THURSDAY - 16

LIVE MUSIC: FBB. Led by Milan Konfráter, a guitarist and singer strongly influenced by Eric Clapton and Santana, FBB will play wild blues-rock in Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 17

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Chamber Orchestra, with piano soloist Mikuláš Škuta, will play compositions by William Boyce, Johann Sebastian Bach, Josef Suk and Leoš Janáček.
Tickets: 100-130 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Reduta Concert Hall, Palackého 2. Tel: 5443 3351.


SATURDAY - 18

LIVE CONCERT: Rock Me All Night. The Czech rock group Big Ole Pile, reminiscent of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, will rock the Duna club along with DJ Tusom.
Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts around 20:00. Duna Gallery, Radlinského 11. Tel: 5296 5037. www.duna.sk


SUNDAY - 19

PERFORMANCE: El Amor Brujo. This dance pantomime (Magic Love) will be performed in the Andalucian style by the dancing theatre Flamenco Conterporaneo.
Tickets: 100 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Astorka Theatre, Suché Mýto 17. Tel: 5443 1657

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One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).