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MONDAY - 13

FILM: Blue Velvet. A David Lynch classic. Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) witnesses Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) extorting sex from Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossallini). Jeffrey plays the hero; Frank responds as only Dennis Hopper knows how.
Tickets: 53 Sk. Starts at 20:30. Kino-hall Lumiere, Charlie Centrum, Špitálska 4. Tel: 5296 3396.


TUESDAY - 14

EXHIBITION: Andy Warhol Festival. SPP Gallery displays 30 portraits of the late American pop-artist by painters from around the world.
Admission free. SPP Gallery, Drevená 4. Tel: 5441 6103. Open daily, except Mon, 10:00 to 18:00. Exhibition runs until September 30.


WEDNESDAY - 15

PIANO RECITAL: German pianist Stephan Kaller plays compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin and Aram Chačaturian.
Starts at 20:00. Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 5443 1681. Tickets (50 Sk) on sale in advance at the Zichy Palac reception.


THURSDAY - 16

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Czech chamber orchestra Janáček's Quartet performs the music of Joseph Haydn, Antonín Dvořák and Leoš Janáček.
Starts at 20:00. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská ulica. Tickets (70 Sk) on sale in advance at the Old Town Culture Centre, Uršulínska 11. Tel: 5443 2942.


FRIDAY - 17

FLOURISH CONCERT: The Slovak Brass Harmony band performs on Bratislava's Hlavné námestie (Main Square). Music amid the patios and buskers of Old Town's prize jewel.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00.


SATURDAY - 18

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Mayor's Day. The New Europe Festival Orchestra, led by Bratislava/Luxembourg conductor Jack Martin Händler, performs Beethoven's 7th symphony on Bratislava's Primaciálne námestie (Primatial Square).
Admission free. Starts at 20:00.


SUNDAY - 19

EXHIBITION: Summer Caress. Slovak textile designer Katarína Figerová exhibits new summer fashions.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sun 15:00-18:00. K. Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 5443 3927. Summer Caress runs till September 3

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