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BRATISLAVA
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
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BRATISLAVA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Evening of Baroque Church Arias - Slovak musicians play works by Baroque composers.
Starts: July 1 at 19:30. Admission: free. Kostol Panny Márie Snežnej, Na Kalvárii. Tel: 02/5477-5341.

CONCERT: Bozin Quintet - Slovak musicians perform works by Baroque and Romantic composers.
Starts: July 4 at 17:00. Tickets: Sk50. Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.
LIVE MUSIC: Korzo - Band plays country music with electric guitars.
Starts: July 4 at 19:30. Tickets: free. Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Tel: 02/5542-2573.

LIVE MUSIC: "V Four" - Five musicians from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic play the harmonica.
Starts: June 7 at 20:30. Tickets: Sk70. Nádvorie VŠMU, Ventúrska 3. Tel: 02/5441-8133.

EXHIBITION: Stones - Austrian Karl Prantl displays 49 stone, bronze and wooden sculptures.
Open daily 10:00-17:00 except Monday until September 1. Admission: Sk20-40. Mirbachov palác, Františkánske nám. 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.
EXHIBITION: Curiosities - Various objects from past and present everyday life with unusual or unique purposes.
Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 until September 1. Admission: free. Stará radnica, Primaciálne nám. 3. Tel: 02/5443-5800, 5443-4690.

EXHIBITION: Here and There - Portraits, still lifes, landscapes, paintings and collages created by children in Gothic and Baroque styles.
Open daily 10:00-18:00 until July 30. Admission: Sk15-60. Esterházyho palác, Nám. 1/4. Štúra 4. Tel: 02/5443-2081(2).
EXHIBITION: Civilisation of Coloured Papers - Slovak Vladimír Popovič makes paper figures using various techniques.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 8. Admission: Sk5-10. Mirbachov palác, Františkánske nám. 11. Tel: 02/5443-2160.

EXHIBITION: Franz Kafka and Prague - 76 photographs by Slovak Karol Kállay inspired by quotations from Franz Kafka's works.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 29. Admission: Sk20-40. Pálffyho palác, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-4556-8.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: The Best of Ex Smokies - A former member of the pop band The Smokies, guitarist Chris Norman, plays the band's music.
Starts: July 6 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk500. Futbalový štadón ŠK Matador, Púchov.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Vocalis - Slovak chorus performs church music by international composers.
Starts: July 4 at 19:00. Admission: Sk80. Piaristický kostol sv. Ladislava, Piaristická 8, Nitra. 037/7418-095.

EXHIBITION: Location 1 - Slovak Juraj Dudáš, along with Dany Prum and Jerry Franz from Luxembourg, display their paintings.
Open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until August 31. Admission: free. Galéria Jána Koniarika, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava. 033/5511-659.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Best of Bellini - Slovak soloists with the state opera perform works by Italian Romanticist Vincenzo Bellini.
Starts: July 2 at 21:00. Tickets: Sk160. Zvolenský zámok, Námestie SNP, Zvolen. Tel: 045/5321-903.

EXHIBITION: Small Big Things - Czech Peter Župník captures everyday life in photographs coloured in with crayon.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until July 21. Admission: Sk5-20. Považská galéria umenia, Štefánikova 2, Žilina.

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Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).