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BRATISLAVA

LIVE MUSIC: Close Harmony Friends. Slovak vocal group transforms famous African-American spirituals into polyphonic arrangements.
Starts: Mar 12 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk150. Dom Kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Tel: 02/4333-0523.

LIVE MUSIC: Breath of Life. Belgian gothic rock legend, mixing live instruments with electronic drums, comes to the newly open Metro club.
Starts: Mar 13 at 21:00. Tickets: Sk200. Metro klub, Suché mýto (underground).

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Operetta Gala-Evening. Soprano singer Ildikó Raimondi and tenor Benedikt Kobel perform masters of the operetta genre Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár.
Starts: Mar 13 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120-150. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351 (2,3).

LIVE MUSIC: Livin' Blues 2002. Festival of blues and rhythm & blues bands features Dutch singer Andrea Peeters-Karovičová, Hungarian Zsolt Benko & The Bluesrivers and a handful of Slovak bands.
Starts: Mar 16 at 16:00. Tickets: Sk160-200. Dom kultúry Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

SOCIAL EVENING: Traditional Country Ball on the Danube. Slovak bands playing American country invite visitors to dance.
Starts: Mar 16 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk189. Park Kultúry a Oddychu, Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5292-5023.

EXHIBITION: Vienna Architecture. In 140 displayed projects, Austrian architects offer proposals for renewing the rich Vienna architectural heritage.
Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00 until April 14. Admission: Sk30-60. Dvorana Slovenskej národnej galérie, Ministerstvo kultúry, Nám. SNP 33. Tel: 02/5443-2081.

EXHIBITION: Untitled. Two Bratislava galleries exhibit part of legendary Czech underground artist Viktor Karlík's extensive body of work.
Galéria Priestor (open Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00 until March 25), Somolického 1/B and České centrum (open Mon-Thu 13:00-17:00 until March 28), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 8. Tel: 02/5920-3305.

EXHIBITION: We are... Photographer Tomas Agat Blonski takes black and white portrait pictures of hens in a "human" way.
Opens Mar 15 at 19:00, then open Wed-Thu 14:00-22:00, Fri 19:00-24:00 until April 4. Galéria Buryzone, Čajakova 11. Tel: 02/5244-4559. www.buryzone.sk


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Fuse Jazz. Slovak band plays funk and jazz.
Starts: March 12 at Sk19:00. Kino Hviezda, Ulica knižata Pribinu 3, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Evening of Opera Arias. Soprano and mezzo-soprano singers accompanied by pianists perform at the Academica 2002 festival.
Starts: Mar 13 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk50. Trenčianske múzeum, Mierové nám. 46, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

EXHIBITION: Bible in Illustrations. Bible stories as they are seen by Slovak painters.
Open daily except Mon 8:00-17:00 (Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00). Admission: Sk5-10. Ponitrianske múzeum, Štefánikova trieda 1, Nitra. Tel: 037/7419-771.

EXHIBITION: Albín Brunovský and his Graphic Art School. Colour works by artists who influenced post-war graphic arts.
Open daily except Sun 8:00-15:30 until April 2. Admission: Sk3-5. Mestské kultúrne stredisko, Hviezdoslavova 4, Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Tel: 032/7712-770.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Piano Recital. Marián Lapšanský performs works by Robert Schumann and Isaac Albeniz.
Starts: Mar 14 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40-80. Dom umenia Fatra, Dolný val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-952.

LIVE MUSIC: Doommetal Fest. Local metal bands Doom Fest, Thalarion, Sungate, Desecrated Dreams and Crown play hard-core and death metal.
Starts: Mar 16 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Guru Clubland, Kuzmányho 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/5626-465.

EXHIBITION: Easter Eggs. Slovak exhibition presents techniques used in different regions for decorating Easter eggs.
Open daily except Sat 8:00-16:00 until April 7. Admission: Sk10-20. Stredoslovenské múzeum (Thurzov dom), Námestie SNP 4, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-077.

EXHIBITION: Ceramics. Exhibition maps 30-year evolution of Jitka Petrikovičová's ceramic work.
Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:30 until April 30. Admission: Sk15. Slovenské národné múzeum - ethnographic part, Malá Hora 2, Martin. Tel: 043/4131-011(2).


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Czech pop music legend Marie Rottrová with the folk band Neřež hold two concerts in eastern Slovakia.
Starts: Mar 12 at 19:00 (tickets: Sk200), Reduta Concert Hall, Spišská Nová Ves and Mar 13 at 19:30 (tickets: Sk230), Park kultúry a oddychu, Hlavná 50, Prešov. Tel: 051/7723-741 (2).

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Hungarian violinist Barnabáš Kelemen and Slovak cellist Jozef Lupták perform Gaetano Donizetti and Johannes Brahms.
Starts: Mar 14 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50-70. Štátna filharmónia, Moyzesova 66 (Dom umenia). Xxx Tel: 055/6227-216, tickets: 055/6220-763.

LIVE CONCERT: Terne Čhave. Local Roma band plays traditional Gypsy as well as popular music.
Starts: Mar 16 at 16:00. Tickets: Sk30. Kultúrne centrum, Francisciho 19, Poprad. Tel: 052/7722-255.

EXHIBITION: Szilárd Kovári - Kačmarik. The exhibited 20 paintings by Košice artist are influenced by the Secession movement.
Open Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00. Admission: Sk10. Múzeum Vojtecha Lofflera, Alžbetina 20, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-073.

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