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Exhibitions

* Gallery Michalsky dvor 1- Jan Saudek - photographs of the famous Czech photographer. The Gallery is known for its progressive artists who are also museum staff, and who display their own ideas on the evolution of art. Michalská 3, open Tue-Sun 1pm-6pm, tel. 726 926 or w.w.w.gallery.sk. Ends June 7
* City Gallery, Mirbachov Place- ERRÓ (Icelandic) - satirical paintings on political themes. Františkánske námestie 11, Tel. 53331 556. Ends May 31

Jazz, rock and folk

* Big Bastard Big Band of Bratislava- Gunagu Theatre. You may find yourself singing along! May 15, 7.30pm, Klub Čierny Havran, Biela ulica 6
* Polemik- Bratislava Reggae Club. May 16, 8pm, STOKA Theater, Pribinova 1, Tel. 324 463
* Sister Soul, Brother Blues - Zuzana Suchánková and PPQuartet. May 14, 7pm. Tickets 50 Sk. Club ťierny Havran, Biela ulica 6
* The Heinrich von Kalnein Group - Jazz and Blues concert with special guest Dodo Šošoka (percussion). May 12, 7pm, Klarisky Gothic Church, Klariská Street. Tickets available at City Cultural Center, Uršulínska 11, open Mon-Fri 1-5pm, Tel. 531 21 02.

Check out !

* Aligator Restaurant - Jazz and Blues Thursdays, Laurinská street (next to ZOE fashion)
* 17s Bar (live music) jazz, rock, folk on Thursdays and Fridays, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 17 (next to Mladosť Cinema)
* Duna Club - rock, house. Radlinského street
* Kráter Club - hard rock, café and pub. Vysoká street
* Stoka Theatre- pub, rock concerts, happenings. Pribinová 1, tel. 324 463
* International Dance Festival "Bratislava in Motion"
Peter Groll and Dano Raček, students, May 12, 5pm
Communication Performance Project, May 13, 5pm
Déja Donné Production, May 14, 5pm
* Hysteria Pub- Jazz and Blues Wednesdays. Mexican cuisine. {next to Zimny Štadión }


Music explodes during "Days of Europe" festival

Bratislava will host two great cultural events, "Days of Europe" and "Bratislava in motion," in the next two weeks. Both festivals will fill day and night in the capital with the sound of music. Many concerts, both rock and classical music, dancing performances and art exhibitions can be found in the cozy squares, streets and churches of Bratislava.

The festival "Days of Europe" will be held on the streets of the capital until May 11, while and "Bratislava in Motion" will run from May 11 to May 16 at the Stoka Theater, Nová scéna, the Slovak Art Universty, and the Czech Culture Center.

Beside the City of Bratislava, almost all foreign cultural institutions will participate in staging the shows, e.g. the Polish Institute, the Cultural Institute of the Hungarian Republic, the Czech Center, the Italian Embassy, the British Council, the Cultural Center of the Austrian Embassy and the Chargé d'affaires of the European Commission, art schools, the Arena Theater and private galleries.

Here are our tips for events not to miss:

* Rock the Danube - Slovak and American jazz and rock bands. Thursday, May 7, 5 p.m., Petržalské nábrežie, Lunapark. Look for the ferris wheel on the Petržalka side of the Danube, next to the old bridge .
* Beethoven's 9th symphony, "Ode to Joy," Friday, May 8, 8 p.m., Primaciálne námestie - look for a pink 19th century building next to city hall.
* Concert performed by the music students of Bratislava Art University- classical music. Saturday May 9, 7 p.m., Klariská street off of Michalská street. This tiny gothic church in the heart of the old town is just a beautiful place to listen to music.
* W.A.Mozart - Coronation Mass. Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m., St. Martin Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Slovakia, located under the castle near the Danube Hotel.

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