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OPERA: Werther. Massenet's lyrical drama, based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, tells the story of a young love-struck man driven to commit suicide. In French.
Tickets: 200-300 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5441 2842.


EXHIBITION: Once Upon a Time..., a fairy-tale of puppets. The International House of Art for Children, BIBIANA, invites you to an exhibition of puppets and Slovak puppet theatre.
Admission: 5-10 Sk. Open daily except Mondays 10:00-18:00. BIBIANA, Panská 41. Tel:5443 4986. Exhibition lasts till September 10.


FILM: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas directed by Terry Gillian. Two former hippies, now a journalist and a
lawyer, decide to go on a trip to Las Vegas in a red Chevrolet with a trunk full of drugs.
Tickets: 35 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


FESTIVAL: International festival of children's folk dance groups - Bratislava 2000. On Friday, a parade through the city centre at 14:00 will be staged and on Sunday at 15:00 the 'Galaprogram' at PKO's Estrádna hala will be held.
Admission free. Lasts June 22-25. Park Kultúry a Oddychu - PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 5443 3867.


EXHIBITION: Tonal 2000 - Young Artist of the Year. The International Contemporary Art Agency and The Foundation for a Civil Society organised this exhibition for young Slovak artists.
Admission: 20-40 Sk. Open daily except Mondays 10:00-18:00. Pálffyho Palác (Palffy Palace), Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627. Exhibition ends August 20.


PERFORMANCE: Bratislava's Castle Games. For two days visitors can enjoy performances by fencers and falconers, ancient music and dancing at the Bratislava castle.
Admission: 10-30 Sk. Saturday 13:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-17:00. Bratislava castle courtyard. Tel: 5934 1626, 5441 1444.


COMPETITION: Slovak Baton-Twirler Championships 2000. Baton-twirling exhibitions will culminate with the declaration of the best baton-performance and the crowning of Miss Baton-Twirler 2000.
Admission free. Starts Saturday at 13:00, Sunday at 10:00. Dev'n Castle. Tel: 6573 0080.

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