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MONDAY - 6

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Meta-Morphoses. Digital collages of Peter Rónai's self-portraits capture distortions of the author's face in a 'Month of Photography' exhibit.
Admission free. Open Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00. Galéria Priestor, Somolického 1/B.
Tel: 0905 231 187. Exhibition runs till November 26.


TUESDAY - 7

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Musica Aeterna. The Slovak Chamber Orchestra with Israeli harpsichord soloist Shalev Ed El will perfom works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Tickets: 100-130 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Moyzes Hall, Vajanského nábrežie 12. Tel: 5443 3351.


WEDNESDAY - 8

EXHIBITION: Expomusic. The seventh international exhibition of musical instruments, CDs, cassettes and music magazines will be held at the exposition area of Incheba exhibition centre.
Admission 50 Sk. Open 10:00-18:00 till Friday, November 10. Incheba, Viedenská cesta 7. Tel: 6727 1111.


THURSDAY - 9

LIVE MUSIC: After Tee. A random group of Slovak musicians specialising in blues and funk will join forces for one evening at Aligátor pub in the Bratislava Old Town.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 10

OPERA: Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky's romantic classic about bewitched Oddette whose only protection from evil Rothbart's spell is true love.
Tickets: 50-120 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1.
Tel: 5443 3771.


SATURDAY - 11

LIVE CONCERT: Johnny Walker Party. Slovak rock group Divná Zostava will take the stage while Scotch whiskey is served at special rates at the rowdy KGB pub.
Admission free. Starts at 10:00. KGB, Obchodná 52. Tel: 5273 1279.


SUNDAY -12

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Slovak Music. Students of the Music Faculty at the Fine Arts University in Bratislava play their own compositions.
Tickets: 20-40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov Palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331

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It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

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