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OPERA: Tosca - Puccini's opera about love between singer Tosca and painter Cavaradossi.
Starts: May 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120-200. Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo nám 1. Tel: 02/5443-3083.

PERFORMANCE: Jioí Suchý and Jitka Molavcová - Melodies from Prague's Semafor Theatre.
Starts: May 28 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk200-350. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8241.

CONCERT: Musa Antiqua - Slovak musicians perform ancient local music dressed in costumes.
Starts: May 29 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. Klarisky Concert Hall, Farská 4.

DANCE: Fire of Dance - Large Irish dance ensemble performs highlights from classical musicals, movies and dance shows.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk800. Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/4437-2127.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra featuring pianist Pavol Kováe performs works by Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120-150. Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. 02/5443-3351 (2,3).

LIVE MUSIC: A-conto - Slovak musicians play funk.
Starts: May 31 at 20:30. Tickets: Sk80. Metro Club, Suché mýto (underground). Tel: 0903/464-265.

EXHIBITION: 8 Women/8 Femmes - Eight French graduates display sculptures, portrait photographs, posters and films.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-16:00 until June 15. Galéria Médium, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.

EXHIBITION: Italian Inspirations - In his paintings and drawings, Slovak Ernest Zmeták was inspired by Italian towns and landscapes.
Open daily 10:00-18:00 except Mon until June 23. Admission: Sk30-60. Slovak National Gallery, Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5441-0401.


LIVE MUSIC: The Devil's Violin of Ján Berky Mrenica - Slovak band's repertoire ranges from traditional and folk music to classical and modern compositions.
Starts: May 28 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk180. Treneianske Teplice spa. Tel: 032/6559-128.

LIVE MUSIC: Chamber Jazz Trio - Slovak jazzmen Juraj Bartoš, Juraj Kalász and Gabriel Jonáš.
Starts: May 29 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk150. Congress Hall of the Social Centre at Pieš?any Spa, Pieš?any. Tel: 033/775-2146.

LIVE MUSIC: Katapult - Czech rock band tours Slovakia playing hits from the last decade.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk200-250. Dom kultúry, Ulica F. Madyu 11, Prievidza. Tel: 046/541-2029.

FOLK MUSIC: Družba - Local folklore ensemble performs traditional songs and dances.
Starts: May 31 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk150. Congress Hall of Pieš?any Spa, Pieš?any. Tel: 033/775-2146.


OPERETTA: Csárdás Princess - Emmerich Kálmán's operetta about a cabaret singer who becomes a princess.
Starts: May 28 at 18:30 and 21:10. Tickets: Sk120-160. State Opera, Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Checkmate or Checkmates - A dance about a woman who winds up on a chessboard and is not afraid to break the game's rules.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80-140. Štúdio Tanca, Nám. Slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel.: 048/ 4145-154.

LIVE MUSIC: Artery - Bulgarian band fuses Balkan-Greek traditional music with hip-hop and bouzouki styles.
Starts: May 30 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120. Guru Club, Kuzmányho 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/5626-465.

EXHIBITION: Art for EU - Slovak painter Aneta Mona Chisa depicts the cosmopolitan nature of today's world.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 16. Admission: Sk5-20. Považská galéria umenia, Štefánikova 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622-415.


CONCERT: Collegium Mariannum - Prague chamber orchestra performs Czech baroque.
Starts: May 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Evangelic Church, Mlynská 23, Košice. Tel: (Culture Centre): 055/16186.

CONCERT: Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Robert Strauss and Carl Orff.
Starts: June 2 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk220-300. Dom umenia, Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Uni Sen - Contemporary dance show by Hungarian group.
Starts: May 31 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk160. Actores Theatre, Námestie baníkov 32, Rožoava. Tel: 058/7329-623, 7324-837.

EXHIBITION: Advertisement in Posters - Ad posters designed for large companies such as Swiss Omega and German Telefunken during the 1920's and 1930's.
Open Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00 until May 30. Admission: free. Východoslovenské múzeum, Hviezdoslavova 3, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-061.

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