What's Happening in Bratislava

Photo by Chien-Chi Chang, "Ordinary Day," Thailand 1998.


* First International Festival of French-Language Films, Bratislava, ends November 11. The French Institute in cooperation with the Association of Slovak film clubs, Delegation of Europena Comission and cultural institutes and embassies presents 22 movies in French language from France, Canada, Tunis, Burkina Faso etc. The festival takes place at the Tatra Cinema at Nám. 1 mája, and tickets are available at the French Institute or Cinema Tatra before film performances. Tickets cost 35 Sk each. For a programme and time schedule, call the French Institute, Sedlárska 7, Tel.: 07-533-46-62 orfiffba@france.sk, www.france.sk//fifba


The Month of Photographypresents photography exhibitions at 39 places around Bratislava. Photographs from central and eastern Europe and around the world can be seen until November 31. Tickets are available at exhibition sites. For further information call Fotofo Agency at tel.: 07-243-976, or contact Profil Gallery at Prepoštská 4, open Mo-Sun 13:00-17:00. Accommodation is available at Hotel Doprastav, Košická 52, Bratislava, tel.: 07-5430-204 or Slovenské elektrárne, Miletičova 5, Bratislava at tel.: 07-56922-800.


* Romeo & Juliet- New performance by remarkable Bratislava Dance Company. Classic theme set to the music of Slovak composer "Henrich," with choreography by Ján Ďurovčík. Nová Scéna, Kollárovo námestie 20, tickets available at Ticket Office from 12.30-19.00, Tel.: 07-321-139. November 25 to 27, 19:00.


* Gunagu Theatre- Pressburger Blut - Melancholy science-fiction about Bratislava in the year 2007. Klub Čierny Havran, Biela 6. November 9-11, 16-18, performances at 19:30.
* Stoka Theatre- Monodramas. Alternative theatre presents alternative performance. Pribinova 1, Tel. 07-324-463. November 13, 20:00.


* Stigma, Sex & Goth'roll- gothic, electro, industrial and wave music is played here, apparently in the belief that it should be danced to. Black Rose Café, Michalská 7, Tel.: 07-54414-194. November 14, 20:00
* Oldie's Disco- 60's to 80's music for the middle generation in renovated Tatra Club. Hotel Tatra, Nám. 1. mája 5, Tel.: 07-321-278. Every Saturday from 19:00 to 02:00. Tickets (from 100 to 150 Sk) are available daily at the reception desk.


* Traditional & Revival Band. Live jazz concert. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Tel.: 07-526-4939. November 18, 19:00.


* Lenka Filipová- Folk singer. Nová scéna, November 13, 19:00. Nová scéna, Kollárovo námestie 20. Tickets cost 450 Sk and are available at Nová Scéna, Kollárovo 20,Tel. 321-139.
* Marie Rottrová- Famous singer presents a lineup of great songs. PKO, Spoločenská sála, Nábr. arm.gen. L.Svobodu 3. November 22, 19:00. Tickets from 140 to 160 Sk.
* Karel Gott and Eva Urbanová- Legends of Czech pop music. Pasienky Sport Hall, November 21, 19:00. Tickets cost 499 Sk.
* Lucie Bílá and Hana Hegerová- Bílá won the best singer award for 1996-97 in the Czech Republic, while Hegerová is a Piaf-type legend. Pasienky Sport Hall, December 2, 19:00. Tickets cost 500 Sk.
Tickets are available at PKO Ticket Office, Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Tel.: 07-5441-5826 every day from 10:00 to 17:00.


* Dracula. After the amazing success of the musical Dracula in Prague, the show hits the stage in Bratislava. Music: Karel Svoboda, Director: Jozef Bednárik. The musical is staged in Veľká sála (Big Hall) from Tue to Fri at 19:00, weekends at 14:30 and 19:00. Tickets are available from 100 to 580 Sk. Better book soon, they are going fast. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Tel.: 526 49 39. Ends December 31.


* The Slovak Philharmonic- Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludvig van Beethoven and Richard Schumann. Tickets are available at Reduta, Palackého 2. Open daily except Wed 13:00-19:00,Wed 8:00-14:00. Reservations: 07-533-3351. November 12,13, 19:00.
* Mirbach Gallery- Moyzes Quartet plays music of Slovak composer Eugen Suchoň. Mirror hall of Primaciálny Palace, Primaciálne námestie 1, Tel.: 5443-1556. Tickets are available at the door. November 17, 19:00.


* Axum Gallery- František Guldman - Paintings. Robotnícka 5, Tel.: 07-525-1679. Ends November 17.
* Miró Gallery- Sakura Motivation - Contemporary Japanese art. Eight artists present minimalist sculptures, landscape art, photographs, media and action art. Drevená ulica 4-6, Tel.: 07-310-830, open daily except Mo 10:00-17:00. Admission 10 SK. Ends November 15.
* Slovak National Gallery- Rázusovo nábrežie 2, Tel.:5332-081, open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00.
- Contemporary Belgian jewellery. This extraordinary exhibition presents 300 pieces of jewellery made of gold and other precious metals, alongside experiments with paper and plastic. The show was organised in cooperation with the Belgian royal family and VIZO, a Flemish cultural institute. Esteházy Palace, Berlinka café. Ends November 15.
* Bratislava City Museum(Primaciálne námestie 3, Tel.: 5334-742, open Tu-Su 10:00-17:00) - Bratislava 1848-1918 - Paintings, photographs. Ends December 31.


* Aligator Restaurant- Jazz and Blues Thursdays. Laurinská 7, Tel.: 5318-611 (next to ZOE fashion store). Open Mon-Fri, 10:00-24:00.
* Duna Club- DJ's, rock, dance and rave music, live concerts. Radlinského 11, Tel.:3258-51. Open everyday 17:00-01:00 and weekends 17:00-04:00.
* Hysteria Pub- Jazz and Blues Wednesdays. Odbojárov 9, Tel.:5254-495, behind Ondrej Nepela Ice Rink. Open Mon-Thur 11:30-02:00, Fri 11:30-05:00, Sat 16:00-01:00, Sun 13:00-24:00
* Jungle Café- Jazz Mondays in a newly opened, well decorated Mexican style café. Obchodná 42, Tel.: 5333-254. Open 10:00-24:00
* Kráter - Café & Club- Café and Pub with live music concerts. Vysoká 14, Tel.: 3174-08. Café open 09:30-03:00 and Pub 18:00-03:00.
* Stoka Theatre- pub, rock concerts, festivals. Pribinová 1, Tel. 324 463. Open Mon-Thur 10:24:00, Fri 10:00-01:00, Sat 10:00-01:00, Sun 11:00-24:00
* 17's Bar- jazz, rock, folk - Thursdays and Fridays. Hviezdosla-vovo námestie 17, Tel: 5335-135 (next to Mladosť movie theater). Open Mon-Thur 11:30-02:00, Fri 11:30-03:00, Sat 14:00-03:00, Sun 14:00-24:00
* U-CLUB- alternative and dance music with live rock concerts on Fridays and Saturdays. Pod hradnou skalou, Tel.: 0905-274 906. Open Fri and Sat 10:00-05:00.

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