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EXHIBITION: Christmas Variations. Jaroslav Uher arranges dry flowers into Christmas wreaths and ikebana.
Admission free. Open daily 9:00-18:00. Cultus - Culture House Ružinov, Ružinovská 26. Tel: 02/4333-0523. Runs until December 15.


EXHIBITION: Sound in Art. Eight foreigners present video, computer, light and sound art. Organised by Slovenian curator Nataša Petrešin.
Admission free. Open Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00. Galéria Priestor, Somolického 1/B. Tel: 0905/231-187. Runs until December 16. www.publicis.sk/priestor.


FILM: The Cider House Rules. Based on the John Irving best-seller.
Tickets: Sk35 with club card. Start at 18:30. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 02/5296-1713. www.nostalgia.sk


LIVE CONCERT: Folk Blues Session. Blues bands Boboš & The Frozen Dozen, Ján Litecký Šveda a víťazný traktor, Dura & Blues Club, Dusty Fort and Second Hand play in Petržalka.
Tickets: Sk60-80. Starts at 19:00. Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.


EXHIBITION: Paula Modersohn-Becker (1895-1906). Drawings, oil-paintings and graphics.
Admission Sk20-40. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5443-2081(2). Runs until February 15.


DANCE EVENING: Fiesta Latina. Latino-American party by Nicaraguan dance instructor and DJ Miguel Mendez.
Tickets: Sk100. Starts at 21:00. Culture House Trnávka, Bulharská 60. Tel: 02/4333-8462.


BENEFICIAL CONCERT: Pastorale - Advent Concert. An organist and alto singer perform a programme of international composers.
Admission free. Starts at 16:00. Evangelical Church Bratislava-Prievoz. (Trolley-buses #201, 202 or 208.

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In praise of concrete

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In shallow waters, experts are expendable

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Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).