BRITISH alternative band Asian Dub Foundation is well known for its mixture of reggae, jungle, and dub beats with elements of Indian sitar music. It is considered one of Britain's best live bands, with song lyrics that often criticise racism and the social policy of the country. Established in 1993, the band has recorded five albums. On its latest release, entitled Enemy of the Enemy, the musicians worked with, among others, Sinead O'Connor and Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien. Asian Dub Foundation will be performing in Bratislava's on May 9, at Aréna Theatre (Divadlo Aréna) on Viedenská cesta 10 in Bratislava. Tickets cost Sk530 in advance and Sk630 on the door. For more information call 02/6720-0053.
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LIVE MUSIC: Adriena Bartošová and Band - Presentation of a new CD with jazz and bossa nova tunes.
Starts: May 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk90. V-Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5296-6936.

LIVE MUSIC: Tension and Release World Jazz - Bratislava meets Vienna in a concert with Sigi Finkel, Richard Filz, Gabriel Jonáš, and Matúš Jakabčic.
Starts: May 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80-100. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/63811328.

LIVE MUSIC: Find Your Hope - Charity concert for the Cancer Research Foundation with Slovak artists such as Marika Gombitová and Pavol Hammel performing.
Starts: May 6 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5596-8837.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonic - Bratislava's City Choir performs Beethoven's ninth symphony.
Starts: May 7 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk150. Koncertná sieň SF (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz Evening - Vlado Vizár and the Traditional & Revival Jazz Band play dancing and easy-listening music.
Starts: May 7 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. V-Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5296-6936.

LIVE MUSIC: Bratislava Hot Serenaders - Jazz and swing tunes from the 1920s and '30s performed in authentic costumes.
Starts: May 11 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Spoločenský dom Nivy (Nivy Community House), Súťažná 18. Tel: 02/5596-0861.

EXHIBITION: Welcome to Paradise - Eugenia Gortchakova, a Russian artist living in Germany, exhibits.
Open Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until May 23. Admission: free. Galéria Z, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.

EXHIBITION: Older and Newer Actualities - Ján Krížik's black and white nude photographs on display.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 18. Admission: Sk40. Pálffyho palác (Pálffy Palace), Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-3627.

EXHIBITION: Bohumil Žemlička - Paintings and drawings by Czech artist, featuring clown and harlequin motifs.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00-15:30 and during shows until June 13. Admission: free. Štúdio S, Nám. 1. Mája. Tel: 02/5920-3312.

LUCIA Šoralová, a young Slovak singer, will be touring the country with songs from her latest album Zblízka (Nearby). Šoralová, who is also known for her performances in musicals, will be playing with her band - Dalibor Lupták (guitar), Braňo Valanský (bass), Vilo Vitéz (keyboards), Juraj Kuchárek (drums), and trumpeter Martin Ďurdina as a special guest. The tour starts on May 5 at the Dom kultúry (House of Culture) in Banská Bystrica and will continue until June 28. For further dates visit
photo: Roman Ferstl


LIVE MUSIC: Hana Hegerová - First lady of Czech chanson.
Starts: May 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk390-440. Dom armády (House of the Army), Hviezdoslavova 16, Trenčín. 032/7433-505.

CLASICAL MUSIC: Trenčín Musical Spring - Ivan Gajan on piano performs various works by Polish composers.
Starts: May 11 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk40-60. Galéria M. A. Bazovského (M. A. Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7436-858.

EXHIBITION: Symbiosis - Large wall painting by Michal Czinege, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 13. Admission: Sk20. Nitrianska galéria (Nitra Gallery), Župné námestie 3, Nitra. Tel: 037/7721-754.


DANCE: Gypsy Roots - Dance and theatre performance based on Balkan composer Goran Bregovic's music, with choreography by Dana Dinková.
Starts: May 6 at 18:30. Tickets: Sk100-120. Štátna opera (State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-418.

LIVE MUSIC: Extip and Náhodná zmena - First ever Slovak punk band and a local group perform in a joint concert.
Starts: May 8 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk90-120. Rondel klub 23, Závodská 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/7641-929.

EXHIBITION: Picture Metamorphosis - 250 reproductions of illustrations that won awards at the Biannual Exhibition of Illustration in Bratislava between 1967 and 1999.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 15. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galéria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 11, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5863-212.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košice Musical Spring - The State Philharmonic under the baton of Polish Marek Pijarowski with Eugen Indjic and Marián Lapšanský on piano perform works by Martinů and Stravinsky.
Starts: May 6 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk110, 150 and 190. Dom umenia (House of the Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

DANCE: Lúčnica - One of Slovakia's leading folk ensembles performs a show entitled Dance and Game.
Starts: May 9 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk180. Jumbo Centrum, Hutnícka 1, Košice. 055/6005-143.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Collegium Technicum - Slovak chamber orchestra performs works by Tchaikovsky, Hrušovský, and Lukáš.
Starts: May 9 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80. Dom umenia (House of the Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

EXHIBITION: Martin Benka - Works by one of the major figures of modern painting in Slovakia, depicting the country's landscape and people, mostly from the Orava and Liptov region.
Open Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00 until June 30. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenské múzeum (Museum of Eastern Slovakia), Nám. Maratónu Mieru 2, Košice. 055/6226-667.

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