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What's Happening in Bratislava

GALLERIES

* The Slovak National Gallery- Boris Podreca - Poetry of Contrast. This exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Austrian Culture Center and presents the work of Podreca, former president of the permanent Architecture Seminar in Vienna. SNG, Rázusovo nábr. 2, Tel.: 53332-081. Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. Ends November 1.
* Galery Michalský dvor 1 - Cvetelin Cvetenec (Bulgaria) - Paintings. The gallery is famous for its progressive artists. This exhibition highlights paintings on a theme entitled "Teatro Mundi," ("World Theatre") which explores relationships and people's stories. Michalská 3, Tel.: 6542-6926. Open Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00. Ends October 2.
* City Gallery (Mirbach Palace).Remember - Slovak Fine Art, 1980-1984. This exhibition unites pictures, sculptures and drawings. Ends November 15. The Slovak ExLibris Society, which hosted the European ExLibris Meeting from September 4 to 8, involving 150 artists from 20 countries, presents an exhibition of their work. Františkánske námestie 11, Tel.: 5331-556. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-6:00. Ends November 1.
* Slovak National Gallery- Interworld (medzisvet) - A large sample of Slovak works of fine art from the 70s to the 90s. Several Slovak artists of the middle generation pursue in their work the problem of the various breaks, cracks and gaps that appear in the organisation of everything that exists in this world. Rázusovo nábrežie 2, Tel.:5332-081. Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. Ends November 8.
* Photo Gallery- PROFIL - Jindřich Štreit (Czech Republic) - My loveliest photographs.
Prepoštská 4, open Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00. Ends October 4.

MUSEUMS

* Pálffy Palace: Slovak paintings from the turn of the 19th century to the late 20th century. as well as an exhibition entitled Central European Baroque Painting that traces the development of art in Bratislava. Panská ulica 19, Tel.: 533-3627. Open Tu-Su 10:00-17:00.
* Galéria Mesta Bratislava-Bratislava City Gallery: Visitors will find on display 300 17th and 18th century copper engravings from France, Italy, Holland and Germany. Also on offer is an exhibition on the founders of modern Slovak art: Fulla, Galanda, Benko and Bazovský. Františkánske námestie 11, Tel.: 533-1556. Open Tu-Su 10:00-18:00.

JAZZ MUSIC

* Bratislava Hot Serenaders. American jazz and dance music from the 1920s. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Tel: 540-8241. September 29, 19:00.

MUSICAL

* Dracula- Musical. 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 put on 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.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

* Bratislava Music Festival, September 25 - October 9. This traditional festival celebrating "the best" of classical music will take place in Reduta (the Slovak Philharmonic building), the Slovak National Theatre and Moyzes Hall. Tickets available at the ticket Office, Michalská 10, Tel.: 07-53334-558, or the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2, Tel.: 07-53333-531.

OUR PICK OF BRATISLAVA MUSIC FESTIVAL:

- The Russian State Symphonic Orchestraperforms works by Glinka, Mussorgski, Skriabin. October 1, The Slovak Philharmonic, 19:00.
- The Pomorski Quartet and Namyslowski Jazz Quartet, from Poland, play a type of jazz fusion between Mozart and Gershwin. October 1, Moyzes Hall, 20:00.
- The Ensemble Vocal A Sei Voci, a vocal group from France, puts on a show at the Jesuit Church. October 6, Jezuitský kostol, Hlavné námestie, 20:00.

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