MONDAY - 24
EXHIBITION: Fifteen sculptures and the world's belly button. While Martin Lettrich's sculpures of human body parts sit inside the gallery, his world's belly button - Omfalos - sits outside of it.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00. K. Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927. Runs until January 9.
TUESDAY - 25
ROCK PARTY: Destroying Xmas Guitars: Jesus Christ Superstar. Profile of the new Rammstein album Mutter, video displays and hard rock music mixed all night.
Admission free. Starts at: 19:00. Galéria Duna, Radlinského 11. Tel: 02/5296-5037. www.duna.sk
WEDNESDAY - 26
LIVE MUSIC: Erik Larry & Gabriel Jonáš Band. Austrian guitarist Larry joins a Slovak jazz trio including a pianist, double bassist and drummer.
Admission free. Starts at 20:30. Hystéria pub, Odbojárov 9. Tel: 02/4445-4495. www.hysteria-pub.sk
THURSDAY - 27
BLUES EVENING: Dura & Friends. Ďuro Turtev and his blues and funk band Bluesweiser host singer Silvia Josifoská and ZVA 12-28 band.
Admission free. Starts at: 21:00. Aligátor Rock Pub. Laurinská ulica 7. Tel: 02/5441-6811
FRIDAY - 28
FILM: Chocolat. A single mother and her daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop, whose delicious products began to melt the locals' icy attitude. Starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Tickets: Sk35-50. Starts at 18:00. Culture House Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.
SATURDAY - 29
OPERA: The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana. A Czech opera known for cheerful music and comic characters.
Tickets: Sk110-190 (on sale at the SND's Central Box office, Komenské námestie, Tel: 02/5443-3890, 5443-3764). Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre - SND), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1.
SUNDAY - 30
FILM: Moulin Rouge. A young writer creates a show for his dancer girlfriend not knowing she's dying of tuberculosis. Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
Tickets: Sk70. Obzor cinema, Radlinského 18. Tel: 02/5249-7522.
MONDAY - 31
OPERA: Night In Venice. Classical comic operetta with a carnival atmosphere, composed by Johan Strauss in 1885.
Tickets: Sk100-300. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 02/5443-3083.
TUESDAY - 1
EXHIBITION: Christmas. 'Naive Art' painters from central Europe exhibit 25 oil paintings capturing winter and Christmas in rural areas.
Admission free. Open daily 10:00-22:00. Slovak pub, Obchodná 62 (near ÚĽUV). Tel: 0907/137-008. Runs until January 15.
WEDNESDAY - 2
FILM: Dancer in the Dark. Icelandic pop star Bjork stars as a Czech immigrant to the United States who is going blind and who is desperate to prevent her son from going blind too.
Tickets: Sk60. Starts at 17:00. Charlie's cinema, Špitálska 4. Tel: 02/5296-3396.
THURSDAY - 3
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Erotica. Twenty five erotic photographs taken by amateur Lithuanian photographers.
Admission Sk20-40. Open daily except Mon 10:00-17:00. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Pálffyho Palác, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-1556(7,8). Runs until February 4.
FRIDAY - 4
EXHIBITION: Healing nature. Exhibited herbs, aromatic substances, healing stones and amulets are also for sale.
Admission free. Open daily 10:00-17:30. Culture House Trávniky, Nevädzova 4. Tel: 02/4333-0520. Runs until January 31.
SATURDAY - 5
OPERA: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. This opera, based on the Alexander Dumas Jr. novel Lady With Camellias, is one of the most famous Italian operas.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské Národné Divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 02/5443-3890, 5443-3764.
SUNDAY - 6
LIVE MUSIC: Keltieg, Geret Maguire a Gayle Kelly. International band Keltieg performs traditional Celtic rhythms.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Horáreň Horský park (Horský Park Gamekeeper's cottage), Lesná 1 (near Slavín memorial). www.keltieg.sk
MONDAY - 7
MUSICAL: Some Like it Hot. Famous American musical starring Marylin Monroe performed in Slovak. Featuring humorists Miro Noga and Števo Skrúcaný.
Tickets: 200-390 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Nová scéna theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/5292-1139. www.nova-scena.sk
TUESDAY - 8
EXHIBITION: The enchantment of carved wood. Ten Slovak professional wood carvers exhibit wooden sculptures.
Admission free. Open daily 9:00-18:00. Culture House Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Tel: 02/4333-0523. Runs until January 20.
WEDNESDAY - 9
FILM: A.I. - Artificial Intelligence by Steven Spielberg. An American company creates a human-like robot capable of loving, igniting a fiery debate on the what it means to be human.
Tickets: Sk40 with club card. Starts at: 18:30. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 02/5296-1713. www.nostalgia.sk
THURSDAY - 10
CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Slovak philharmonic, led by Zsolt Hamar, switches between a temperamental trombone soloist and traditional concert works.
Tickets: Sk120-150. Starts at 19:00. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351(3).
FRIDAY - 11
PANTOMIME: Carmen. The world-famous musical drama about the beautiful and temperamental Carmen turned into a mime comedy by the famous Slovak mimist Milan Sládek.
Tickets: Sk60-100. Starts at 19:06. Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6224-6875. www.milan-sladek.sk
SATURDAY - 12
DANCE PARTY: Fiesta Latina - Viva Chile. Slovak dance group Latino Flash presents their new show at the Latino-American disco party running all night long.
Tickets: Sk100. Starts at 21:00. Culture House Trnávka, Bulharská 60. Tel: 02/4333-0466 or 4333 2490.
SUNDAY - 13
EXHIBITION: Miloš Boďa - Expositions. Photography collages created by the Slovak artist Boďa provoke fantasy and challenge all kinds of prejudices.
Admission free. Open Tue-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Galéria Slovenskej sporiteľne, Zelená 2. Tel: 02/5443-1492. Runs until February 24
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