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MONDAY - 16

MEDITATION CONCERT: Mountain Silence. Musicians from Austria, Germany and Switzerland will play and sing meditation compositions by Indian Sri Chinmoy.
Admission free. Starts at 19:30. Kino Istropolis (Istropolis Cinema), Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 5557 4959.


TUESDAY - 17

OPERA: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verde. The story of this musical tragedy is based on the drama of Rigoletto, the king's companion, who leads two different lives.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3771.


WEDNESDAY - 18

FILM: Blade Runner. Ridley Scott's futuristic vision of the year 2019, where police detective Blade Runner (Harrison Ford) battles androids seeking out their creator.
Tickets 30 Sk. Starts at 18:30 and 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


THURSDAY - 19

LIVE MUSIC: Bluesweiser. This well-known Slovak electric guitar band plays funk and blues tunes, promising a lively evening at the underground pub Aligátor.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor. Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 20

EXHIBITION: Pictures From Space and Stones From the Stars. Japanese painter Tatsuhiko Yokoo and Slovak sculpture Peter Roller present their works in a mutual project.
Admission 20-40 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Mirbachov Palace, Františkánske nám. Tel: 5443 1556.


SATURDAY - 21

LIVE CONCERT: Immunology Tolerance. This industrial death metal group from Prague will perform on stage to gothic film clips at Duna club.
Tickets: 70 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Galéria Duna (Duna Gallery), Radlinského 11. Tel: 5296 5037. www.duna.sk


SUNDAY - 22

DANCE PERFORMANCE: L'Amor Brujo. Bratislava dance theatre Flamenco performs an Andalusian dance pantomime written by Spanish author Manuel de Falla.
Tickets: 120 Sk. Ticket office open 12:00-18:00. Starts at 19:00. Divadlo Astorka (Astorka Theatre), Suché Mýto 17. Tel: 5443 2093

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