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MONDAY - 3

FILM: The Big Lebowski. The life of easy-going Jeffrey Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) takes an abrupt turn when he is mistaken for a millionaire.
Tickets: Sk30 with club card. Start at 20:45. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 02/5296-1713. www.nostalgia.sk


TUESDAY - 4

TRIBUTE CONCERT: Igor Bázlik: The Glory. Classic, folk, choir and jazz ensembles perform music for composer Igor Bázlik's 60th birthday.
Admission free (must book seats in advance at the Bratislava Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2). Starts at 19:00. Concert studio 1, Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio), Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/5596-8837.


WEDNESDAY - 5

MUSICAL: The Beatles. The life story of the band performed by Slovak actors and musicians.
Tickets: Sk100-199. Starts at 19:00. Nová Scéna (New Scene), Kollárovo námestie 20. Tel: 02/5292-1139 or 5292-5741.


THURSDAY - 6

LIVE CONCERT: Lucia Lužinská & Band. The band plays soul, rhythm 'n' blues and jazz covers.
Admission free. Starts at 21:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 02/5441-8611.


FRIDAY - 7

EXHIBITION: National Design Prize 2001. This year's best Slovak design work.
Admission Sk10-20. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141. Runs until January 6.


SATURDAY - 8

LIVE CONCERT: Monkey Business. The winner of Czech breakout band of the year 2000 plays energetic dance funk.
Tickets: Sk199. Starts at 19:00. Spoločenská hala, Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábrežie Ludvíka Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5441-5826.


SUNDAY - 9

CULTURAL EVENT: Christmas at the castle. Traditional Slovak crafts sold at the castle; games and competitions set up for child visitors.
Admission free. From 9:00 to 17:00. Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava castle). Tel: 02/5934-1626

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