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MONDAY - 5

FILM: Eraserhead. David Lynch's feature-film debut. A sensitive young man struggles to cope with impending fatherhood.
Tickets: Sk30 with club card (card costs Sk50 at the door). Starts at 18:30 and 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 02/5296-1713. www.nostalgia.sk


TUESDAY - 6

EXHIBITION: Modernism - Post-Modernism - Post-Photography. Exhibition highlights Slovak photography from 1925 to 2000.
Admission: Sk20-40. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Esterházyho palác in Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Námestie 1/4. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081(2). Running until February 10.


WEDNESDAY - 7

OPERA: Hamlet. Ambroise Thomas's adaptation of the Shakespearean drama. Sung in French.
Tickets: Sk50-180. Starts at 19:00. SND (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 02/5443-3890, 5443-3764.


THURSDAY - 8

BLUES CONCERT: Bluesweiser. Slovak blues and funk band (guitars, saxophone, bass and drums) introduces its new CD, with English and Slovak lyrics. Bandleader Juraj Turtev delights crowds with simple blues licks and stage antics.
Admission free. Starts at 21:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 02/5441-8611.


FRIDAY - 9

METAL CONCERT: Bizarre Fest 9. German and Slovak groups Ancient, Ceremony, Mysterium, Achromasia and Orkrist meet for the first time on Slovak soil. The bands play death and grind metal.
Tickets: Sk100. Starts at 17:30. Dom Kultúry Dúbravka (Dúbravka Culture House), Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6436-5640.


SATURDAY - 10

EXHIBITION: Borders. Photos by Slovenian artist Alexander Vajd.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sun 15:00-18:00. K. Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927. Running until November 12.


SUNDAY - 11

CLASSIC MUSIC: Sunday Matinee. A Polish violinist and pianist perform Polish composers during the contemporary music festival Mélos - Étos.
Tickets: Sk40. Starts at 10:30. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava Town Gallery) - Mirbachov palác, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 02/5443-0331

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