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CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert - The Moyzes Quartet and folklore group Diabolské husle (Devilish Violin) play music by various Slovak composers.
Starts: December 10 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk55-90. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3352.

LIVE MUSIC: Monkey Business - Funky Czech band that ranks itself among the 200 best bands in the world.
Starts: December 11 at 20:30. Tickets: Sk249-299. PKO (Park kultúry a oddychu), nábr. L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5292-5023.

LIVE MUSIC: Pressburger Klezmer Band - An evening of ethnic and world music, with Czech band Čankišou.
Starts: December 12 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100-120. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Big Bastard Beat Band - Christmas concert by bizarre Bratislava music group.
Starts: December 14 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk80. Divadlo F7 (F7 Theatre), Františkánske nám. 7. Tel: 02/5443-3335.

LIVE MUSIC: The Hope Gospel Singers and Band - A 15-member choir accompanied by a quartet of musicians.
Starts: December 15 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk90. Dom kultúry Ružinov (Ružinov House of Culture), Ružinovská 28. Tel: 02/4333-0523.

FILM FESTIVAL: Latin Film - A presentation of Spanish, French and Italian cinematography.
Starts: December 9, 10 and 11 at 17:30 and 20:00. Tickets: Sk60. Kino Mladosť (Mladosť Cinema), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 14. Tel: 02/5443-5003.

EXHIBITION: Orbis Pictus Europa - The display of a 'never-ending painting' created continuously by various artists.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until January 29. Admission: free. České centrum (Czech Center), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 8. Tel: 02/5920-3312.

EXHIBITION: Pause for a Moment - Josef Dabernik and Roman Ondák present their contemporary art.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00 until December 15. Admission: free. Galéria Priestor (Priestor Gallery), Somolického 1/B. Tel: 5441-8262.

EXHIBITION: The Time of Christmas - Vladimír Kompánek exhibits his painting inspired by Slovak folk art.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until January 5. Admission: free. Galéria Z, Zichyho palác (Z Gallery, Zichy Palace), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1611.


LIVE MUSIC: Christmas Carols - A performance by Bratislava band Eben Ezer.
Starts: December 14 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk30. Kino Hviezda (Hviezda Cinema), kniežaťa Pribinu, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Three Slovak Virtuosos - Helena Szabová, Jana Illésova and Ladislav Fančovič perform works by various composers.
Starts: December 14 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk150. Spoločenské centrum, Kúpeľný ostrov (Cultural Center, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

EXHIBITION: Kóany - Japanese-inspired works of Milan Bočkay, Rudolf Fila, Otis Laubert and other Slovak artists.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until December 14. Admission: Sk10. Galéria umenia (Gallery of Art), Nábrežná ulica, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6400-224.


LIVE MUSIC: Christmas Concert - The Dixieland jazz band and the junior swing band of Banská Bystrica perform in a joint concert.
Starts: December 10 at 19:00. Admission: free. Kaviareň Národného domu (Café of the Národný dom), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4123-737.
LIVE MUSIC: White Christmas - Jazz trio OK Band perform their annual Christmas concert.
Starts: December 6 at 18:00. Admission: free. Sála SOS (SOS Concert Hall), Horná 21, Banská Bystrica.

EXHIBITION: New Creations - Graphic works by Dušan Kállay and Kamila Štanclová.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00 until February 23. Admission: free. Galéria Varias, Priemyselná 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5115-111.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Piano Concert - Marián Lapšanský plays works by Schumann, Fall, Albeniz and Granados.
Starts: December 12 at 19:00. Dom umenia (House of the Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-763.

LIVE MUSIC: Musical Melodies - An evening of tunes from famous musicals performed by Lucia Šoralová, Martin Kaprálik and Zbyňo Džadoň.
Starts: December 13 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk150. Divadlo Jonáša Záborského (Jonáš Záborský Theatre), Námestie legionárov 6, Prešov. Tel: 051/7257-64.

EXHIBITION: My View of the Beautiful - A retrospective show of photographs by Teodor Andreas.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-16:00 until January 3. Admission: free. FotoGaléria Nova, Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia (Nova Photo Gallery, Public Library), Hlavná 48, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-291.

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