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MONDAY - 11

EXHIBITION: Slovakia in the time of Julius Caesar. The bust of Julius Caesar found in Slovakia at the end of the 20th century is part of this exhibition of traces Roman soldiers left here during the first four centuries A.D.. Admission 5-10 Sk. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Archeologické Múzeum (Archaeological Museum), Žižkova 12. Tel: 5441 3680. Exhibition runs till December.


TUESDAY - 19

LECTURE: Mark Milstein. A photojournalist for 16 years, Milstein will present his photos and discuss his experiences of covering wars and conflicts in Europe, Asia and Africa. Admission free. Starts at 17:30. AINova University [Pálfy's Manor House]. Prostredná 13, Svätý Jur. Tel: 4497 0450.


WEDNESDAY - 20

FILM: Happiness, by Todd Solondtz. An eerie and close look at residents of an apartment building, all of whom want love but are afraid that their own secrets are too grotesque or dirty to share. Starts at 19:00. Filmclub Múzeum, Old Town Hall courtyard, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 1473.


THURSDAY - 21

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 - 22

CONCERT: Flaco De Nerja and Lucía. This Slovak Flamenco group, fronted by Slovak flamenco dancers Flaco De Nerja and Lucía, performs virtuoso Spanish dances. Tickets: 50 Sk. Starts at 19:00. CULTUS, Spoločenský dom Nivy, Súťažná 18. Tel: 5596 0861.


SATURDAY - 23

MIME PERFORMANCE: Labyrinth MM - The beginning and the end. Slovak-French-German pantomime project where the meaning of life can only be understood through faith in God. Tickets: 60-100 Sk. Starts at 19:06. Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 6224 6875.


SUNDAY - 24

EXHIBITION: Design For - Patrik Illo. A fresh graduate, Illo exhibits his works of decorated vases and glasses at the K. Gallery. Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00 and Sun 15:00-18:00. K. Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 5443 3927. Exhibition runs till October 31

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