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MONDAY - 4

EXHIBITION: Cantate. Karol Pichler, a contemporary Slovak artist living abroad, based his works on the expression of symbolic and diversified meanings of a word or its parts.
Admission 20-40 Sk. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Pßlfyho Palßc (Palffy Palace), Panskß 19. Tel: 5443 3627. Exhibition runs till October 1.


TUESDAY - 5

LIVE MUSIC: Marißn Greksa & Michal KovalŔ'k. Two leading Slovak rockers will team up to perform at Aligßtor pub in the Old Town.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligßtor. Laurinskß 7 Tel: 5441 8611.


WEDNESDAY - 6

EXHIBITION: Flower compositions. An exhibition of five Slovak female painters who build on the theme of flowers.
Admission free. Open Tue-Sat 16:00-19:00. GalÚria Ardan, Lermontovova 14. Tel: 5249 3235.


THURSDAY - 7

LIVE MUSIC: BoboÜ & the Frozen Dozen. Slovak harmonica master BoboÜ will play together with several of his blues friends at the Aligßtor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligßtor. Laurinskß 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 8

MIME PERFORMANCE: Carmen. The world-famous musical drama about the beautiful and temperamental Carmen is turned into a mime comedy by the famous Slovak mime Milan Slßdek.
Tickets: 60-100 Sk. Starts at 19:06. Theatre ArÚna, Viedenskß cesta 10. Tel: 6224 6875.


SATURDAY - 9

OPERA: Nabucco. Giuseppe Verdiĺs famous opera about the Babylonian King Nabucco who gets punished by the Jewish God for his evil deeds towards the Jewish nation.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. SlovenskÚ nßrodnÚ divadlo (The Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3083.


SUNDAY - 10

CLASSICAL CONCERT: On the occasion of Slovak composer Roman Bergerĺs birthday, violinist Pavol Bogacz and pianist Dana ŐaÜinovß perform scores that he wrote.
Admission: 40 Sk. Starts at 10:30. Music Centre, GalÚria mesta Bratislavy - Mirbachov palßc, FrantiÜkßnske nßmestie 11. Tel: 5024 4155

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