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This Week

MONDAY - 9

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Gondwana Photo Prix. This photography competition contains stark images of domestic violence.
Admission: 10-30 Sk. Stará radnica (Old Town Hall), Primaciálne námestie 3. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Tel: 5443 4742. Exhibition runs till October 22.


TUESDAY - 10

LIVE MUSIC: Dorian Gray. Consisting of four long-haired Slovak rockers, Dorian Gray covers the best of classic rock from the 60s and 70s in their own style.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


WEDNESDAY - 11

EXHIBITION: Miluna - jewellery. An exhibition of paintings by Daniel Denes, a young Slovak artist, featuring images of Miluna brand jewellery.
Admission 10-20 Sk. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 5934 9141.


THURSDAY - 12

DRUM PERFORMANCE: Japan Culture Weeks in Slovakia. The Fugaku Taiko Team performs on the wadaiko, traditional Japanese drums.
Admission free. Starts at 19:06. Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 6224 6875.


FRIDAY - 13

OPERA: L'Elisir D'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti. Adina, the main character of this Italian opera comedy, mocks the tale of Izolda's magic love potion, which later plays a role in her own love story.
Tickets: 50-200 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3771.


SATURDAY - 14

ACTION: Tequila party. Tequila and dynamic rock music can be enjoyed at the Russian-style underground pub KGB.
Admission free. Starts in the evening. Obchodná 52. Tel: 5273 1279.


SUNDAY - 15

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music Centre with the Union of Slovak Composers. Leading Slovak classical musicians perform Slovak scores.
Tickets: 20-40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Mirbachov palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 0331

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Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

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).