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MONDAY - 25

FILM: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Journalist Raoul Duke (played by Johnny Depp) heads to Las Vegas with a trunk full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race.
Tickets: 40-55 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Filmclub Múzeum, Mestské múzeum, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 5800.


TUESDAY - 26

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. This American choir will sing under the baton of Mitchell Covington, accompanied by organist John Luscik - Walko.
Tickets: 70 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Kostol Najsvätejšieho Spasiteľa, Františkánske námestie 1. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Town Culture Centre on Uršulínska 11. Tel: 5443 2942.


WEDNESDAY - 27

LIVE MUSIC: Bluesweiser. The Slovak electric blues band Bluesweiser plays a musical blend of funk, shuffle, groove and boogie while performing originals and famous covers.
Admission free. Starts at 20:30. Hystéria pub, Odbojárov 9. Tel: 4445 4495.


THURSDAY - 28

EXHIBITION: Propaganda. An exhibition of paintings by Slovak artist Martin Gerboc, who uses mainly black and red paint in an attempt to create positive images from negative overtones.
Admission 20 - 40 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava Town Gallery), Pálffyho palác, Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627. The exhibition runs till August 26.


FRIDAY - 29

JAZZ CONCERT: Jazz boat. Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa and his band will hold a concert aboard a boat sailing to the Devín castle ruin, and back to the Bratislava centre.
Tickets: 180 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Slovenské Plavby a Prístavy, Fajnorovo nábrežie 2. Tel: 5293 2224. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Town Culture centre, Školská 14. Tel: 5249 6822.


SATURDAY - 30

LATINO PARTY: Fiesta Latina. Latino-American dance groups led by Nicaraguan choreographer Miguel Mendez will lead a wild dance party on Bratislava's Main Square.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Hlavné námestie (Main square), Bratislava Old Town.


SUNDAY - 1

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Slovak Children's Book Illustrations. An exhibition featuring 27 children's illustrated books by Slovak authors.
Admission 10 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Bibiana International House for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 5443 1308. Exhibition runs till July 15

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