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MONDAY - 1

DESIGN EXHIBITION: Zanussi Design in the Third Millennium. A group of young designers from the appliance-maker Zanussi show off their latest work.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30. K.F.A. Gallery, Karpatská 11. Tel: 02/5720-1313. Running until October 4.


TUESDAY - 2

CLASSICAL CONCERT: New Slovak Music 2000. The Slovak Moyzes quartet (bass, violin, piano, vocals) performs the work of Slovak composers Juraj Hatrik and Jiršaj Hrušovský at the Bratislava Music Festival 2001.
Admission: 80 Sk. Starts at 17:00. Primaciálne nám.1. For more information call the Bratislava Music Festival at 5443 0378.


WEDNESDAY -3

FILM: Being John Malkovich (V koži Johna Malkovicha). A disgruntled puppeteer uncovers a secret passageway into the head of American actor John Malkovich.
Admission: 50 sk. Starts at 20:30. Charlie Centrum, Špitalska 4. Tel: 5296 3396.


THURSDAY - 4

BLUES LIVE: Boboš & Frozen Dozen. One of Europe's most acclaimed harmonica players, Buddhist monk Erich "Boboš" Procházka, leads his blues band at the underground Aligátor pub.
Admission free. Starts at 21:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 5

LIVE CONCERT: The top eight rock bands from a Slovak internet music chart will perform a marathon concert starting at 16:00 and finishing at 1.00 the following morning. The "Music Chart for Young, Not completely Hopeless Musicians" is on the internet magazine inZine at www.inzine.sk
Admission: 50 Sk. Klub za zrkadlom, Rovniakova 3, Petržalka. Tel:6381 1328


SATURDAY - 6

DANCE PERFORMANCE: A troupe of dancers from central Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and The Netherlands will perform the modern dance Black Souls, by Dutch directors Dette Glashouwer and Jochem Stavenuiter. The theme of the dance is "the taboo of hatred".
Admission: 40 Sk, Starts at 19:00. Dom Kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Tel: 4333 0523. www.mapaworld.net.


SUNDAY - 7

CHILDREN'S PERFORMANCE: Rozprávka o divnej čiapke (A fairy tale about a strange cap). A pantomime for children aged five and older directed by acclaimed Slovak mime Milan Sládek. Five clowns discover a special cap that changes the personality of the person wearing it.
Admission: 40 Sk for children, 80 Sk for adults. Starts at 15:00. Divadlo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 6224 6875

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