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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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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).