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CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Concerts - Tomáš Nemec performs works by Joseph Haydn and Frédéric Chopin on piano.
Starts: August 15 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca (Primatial Palace Hall of Mirrors), Primaciálne nám. 1. Tel. 5443-2942.

DANCE: Excellent Varieties - The Prague Chamber Ballet presents a medley of classical ballet on a small stage with recorded music.
Starts: August 17 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk70. Nádvorie VŠMU (Courtyard of VŠMU Music Academy), Ventúrska 3. Tel: 5443-2942.

LIVE MUSIC: Hot House - Slovak jazz quintet performs bebop jazz from the 1950's.
Starts: August 18 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 5443-2942.

EXHIBITION: Hugo Demartini - Czech sculptor exhibits steel objects in geometric forms, a selection of works from the 1960's.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 29. Admission: free. Galéria Komart (Komart gallery), Zámočnícka 8. Tel: 02/5443-2305.

EXHIBITION: Full Power - Young Slovak artist Marián Komáček exhibits paintings and graphics.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 1. Admission: free. Výstavná sieň SPP (SPP Exhibition Hall), Drevená 4. Tel: 02/5413-1251.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Spa Music Festival - The State Chamber Orchestra from Košice plays works by Nicccolo Paganini.
Starts August 18 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk120. Huňadyho sála Bojnického zámku (Bojnice Castle Huňady Room), Bojnice. Tel: 046/5430-980.

EXHIBITION: Window to the World - More than a hundred colour photographs by American photographer William Wittenberg.
Open Mon-Sun 8:00-18:00 until August 31. Admission free. Podunajská knižnica (Podunajská library), Etvesa 35, Komárno. Tel: 035/7725-965.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: European Organ Festival - Pavel Kohout plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.
Starts August 18 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk60. Kostol Sv. Kataríny, kremnický Mestský hrad (St. Catherine Church, Kremnica City Castle), Kremnica. Tel: 0905/619-675.

EXHIBITION: Installations/X-rays - Italian artist Renato Meneghetti exhibits photographs in combination with painting inspired by the human body.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00 - 17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Admission: Sk10-20. Považská galéria umenia (Považská Art Gallery), Štefánikova 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622- 415.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Festival - Concert featuring works by George Friedrich Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Starts August 13 at 20:00. Admission Sk50. Bazilika Sv. Egídia (St. Egidius Basilica), Radničné námestie, Bardejov. Tel: 054/4723-013.

EXHIBITION: Be Original or Die - Experimental colour photographs by British photographer Madame Yevonde.
Open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until September 8. Admission: Sk10. Dom fotografie (House of Photography), Nám. Sv. Egídia 44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.

EXHIBITION: Emanuele Ventanni - Paintings and sculptures by the Italian artist depicting women as lovers and saints, inspired by the antique and surrealism.
Open Mon-Fri 8:00 - 17:00, Sat 9:00 - 14:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00 until August 31. Admission Sk10. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak technical museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/ 6224-035.

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