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CLASSIC CONCERT: Slovak upright bassist Rastislav Šašina and his university students perform work by international composers.
Tickets: Sk50. Starts at 19:00. Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.


EXHIBITION: Bethlehem 2001. Amatuer Slovak and Czech artists exhibit a diverse collection of nativity scenes.
Admission Sk10-40. Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Stará radnica (Old Town Hall), Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 02/5935-6258. Runs until January 6.


LIVE MUSIC: The Morov Zbor band, influenced by Dream Theater, opens for Slovak grunge band Appendix, which covers Faith no More.
Tickets: Sk40. Starts at 19:30. Čajovňa v podzemí (Tea house at the student's dormitory Bernolák), Bernolákova 1. Tel: 02/5249-7721.


BLUES CONCERT: Ján Litecký Šveda and Víťazný traktor. Litecký and his blues band perform.
Admission free. Starts at 21:00. Aligátor rock pub, Laurinská 7. Tel.: 02/5441-6811.


OPERA: Nabucco. One of the Giuseppe Verdi's most popular operas.
Tickets: Sk 50-180. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theater), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 02/5443 3083.


DANCE PERFORMANCE: Sweet Girls' show. Majorettes from the Slovak band Dolce Ragacca twist their batons to the marching rhythm.
Tickets: Sk40. Starts at 17:00. Culture House Lúky, Víglašská 1. Tel.: 02/6382-3930.


EXHIBITION: Winter 1 and 2. More than 100 drawings by Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Austrian cartoonists.
Admission Sk10-20. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Cafe restaurant in Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141. Runs until January 18

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