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Latino-American Dance Party
First Tuesday Bratislava
AmCham's Business After Hours
Austrian Embassy Exhibition
French Institute - Austrian Embassy lecture
French fashion photography
Goethe Institute Exhibitions
Bratislava Zen Centre
Baptist Worship
Bahá'í Community
Dutch Embassy Museum

Latino-American Dance Party

The Latino Culture Project organisation will hold on November 10 'Fiesta Latina of Miguel Mendez', a monthly Latino dance party which allows the public to experience a slice of the vibrant Latino culture right here in Bratislava. Nicaraguan choreographer Miguel Mendez will teach the salsa casino dance while the Slovak dancing group Latino Flash will present their own show. The party lasts from 20:00 till 4:00 at Spoločenský Dom Trnávka on Bulharská 60. Tickets cost 50 Sk. For more information call Miguel Mendez at 0905 254 134.


First Tuesday Bratislava

Organisers of the IT business club First Tuesday Bratislava invite you to their November First Tuesday meeting on, you guessed it, Tuesday, November 7 at 18:30 in Múzeum café on Múzejná street. A presentation on 'Financing Internet Companies' given by Juraj Lazový from the Bratislava Stock Exchange, Michal Smrek from Cameron McKenna law firm and Michal Aron from the investment fund BCEE Advisor Limited begins at 19:00. Admission is free for registered participants. For more information or to register, refer to the group's website at www.firsttuesday.sk.


AmCham's Business After Hours

The American Chamber of Commerce invites you to join friends and colleagues at 'AmCham's November Business After Hours' sponsored by Gratex International in the Hotel Danube's Panorama Room on the 5th floor. Thursday, November 9, at 18:00. Tel: 5934 0508.


Austrian Embassy Exhibition

On November 8, the Austrian Culture Centre will open a photo exhibition of Herbert Bayer (1900 - 1985), the most famous Upper Austrian artist of the 20th century. His photographs of a single town can be seen at the culture centre on Zelená 7, at 18:00. Exhibition runs through November.
The Austrian Embassy will hold a literature evening with Austrian writer Franzobel (aka Stefan Griebl), who will read from his last book Santa Scala oder Josefine Wurznbachers Hohepunkt. The reading begins at 18:00 on November 9 in Mozart Hall on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5443 2985.


French Institute - Austrian Embassy lecture

As part of the '1001 Europe' lecture series, Professor Egon Matzner from Vienna will discuss the topic 'Europe and Stereotypes'. The lecture begins at 17:00 on Monday, November 6 at the Auditorium Room of the Law Faculty of Comenius University, Šafárikovo námestie 6.


French fashion photography

The French Institute will hold a photo exhibition of French photographers entitled "New Fashion Photography" at its Gallery on Sedlárska 7. The exhibition, part of the 'Month Of Photography', brings together artists whose photographs have already been published for magazines they work for. Exhibit runs till December 5. Tel: 5934 7777.


Goethe Institute Exhibitions

German artist Wilfried Saur presents his interpretations through various artistic forms of writer Franz Kafka's works at the Slovak National Museum on Vajanského nábrežie 2, open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Tel: 5934 9141. Exhibition runs till December 13.
Also, photographs of August Sander (1876-1964), one of the most significant German photographers of the 20th century, can be seen at the Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery) in a presentation called 'People of the 20th Century'. The exhibition, which is part of the 'Month Of Photography', sits in the Slovak National Gallery, Vodné kasárne, Rázusovo nábrežie 2 and runs till November 30. Tel: 5443 4587.


Bratislava Zen Centre

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 to 20:00, the Slovak Zen Buddhism school Kuan Um in Bratislava invites beginners as well as long-term students to practice and learn about Zen Buddhism. Those interested can attend the meetings at Ľudovíta Fullu 58/22. To get there, take bus #32 from the main train station till the end of the line, get off and walk down Beniakova ulica to Ľudovíta Fullu ulica. Or take trams #1, 5, 9, or 12 from the centre in the direction of Karlova Ves, get off at the Nad Lúčkami bus stop and go up the hill to Ľudovíta Fullu ulica. For more information, call the centre at 6531 4096, or call Peter Košút for English-language information at 0903 134 853.


Baptist Worship

The Baptist Church invites you to an English language worship every Sunday at 10:00 at Iuventa, Karloveská 64, room # 205. A children's programme is also available. For more information call Alvin and Mary Doyle at 6542 6225.


Bahá'í Community

You are invited to a dance and musical celebration sponsored by the Bahá'í community in Bratislava in honour of the birth of Baháulláh, the founder of the Bahá'í faith, at 18:00 on November 11 at Zrkadlovy haj in Petržalka. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.


Dutch Embassy Museum

The newly opened Danubiana, a museum of modern art on the banks of the Danube River, presently hosts an exhibition of the works of Dutch Painters from 1950 to 2000. Danubiana sits south of the Bratislava city centre in the Čunovo area. To get there, drive across Nový most (New Bridge) and south through Petržalka until you arrive in Čunovo. From there, follow the signs to Gabčíkovo dam. Or by bus from under the bridge, take the 91 line to Čunovo, where the dam is a short walk away. Exhibition runs till November 17.


Does your embassy, institute, or organisation have an upcoming event? Tell the expat community in Slovakia all about it in The Slovak Spectator's Community Corner. To place a notice of your group's events, please contact Zuzana Habšudová at tel: 5923 3304. Or send her a notice by e-mail at slspect@internet.sk.

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