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THE PROJECT entitled Statue and Object will bring the works of Slovak and foreign artists to the public at various places in Bratislava for the 8th year. Starting in 1996, it has become an important part of summer culture activities. This year features presentations by 30 international artists using various techniques. Statues and objects can be seen at Grassalkovich Garden behind the Presidents Palace, Hviezdoslavo Square and some galleries, such as the Michalský dvor Gallery and Bratislava City Gallery.
photo: Courtesy of GMB

EVENT: Bee Free 2003 - This celebration of dance music is not only for clubbers. 120 Slovak and foreign DJs will spin on five stages.
Starts: Aug 23 at 12:00. Tickets: Sk120. Parking lot and Hall D2 Incheba, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/6727-1111.

LIVE MUSIC: Goldies - Rock concert by a band covering music by various musicians.
Starts: Aug 20 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.

LIVE MUSIC:Trio Fame - Musicians from the popular Slovak band Modus play their own songs as well as covers.
Starts: Aug 22 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.

LIVE MUSIC: Peter Cardarelli's Comfort Zone - Trio led by American jazzman plays live.
Starts: Aug 23 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.

LIVE MUSIC: Trnavan - Concert by Trnava brass band.
Starts: Aug 23 at 18:00. Admission: free. DK Dúbravka (Dúbravka Culture House), Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6436-5640.

EXHIBITION: Gladiolus Exhibition - Three-day presentation of gladiola flowers from around the world.
Open: Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 8:00-20:00 from August 22 until August 24. Stredisko kultúry Nové Mesto,Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771.

EXHIBITION: The Benešov Art Museum - Collection of documentary, landscape and photographs by Czech and Slovak contemporary photographers..
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until August 31. Admission: free. Galéria fotografie Profil (Profil Photo Gallery), Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5443-0459.

EXHIBITION: Sonda Egoq 1937-2037 - Slovak artist Stano Filko presents his works.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until September 7. Admission: free. Galéria Slovenskej sporiteľne (Slovenská sporiteľňa Gallery), Zelená 2. Tel: 02/5443-1492.


LIVE MUSIC:Piano Recital - Pianist Mayuko Kida from Japan plays works by Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev and Debussy.
Starts: Aug 18 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk100. Kongresová hala, Kúpeľný ostrov (Congress Hall, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

LIVE MUSIC: Czech Virtuosi - Chamber orchestra with conductor Rastislav Štúr, soprano Jana Juríčková, mezzosoprano Denisa Hamarová, tenor Ján Babjak and bass Štefan Kocán present works by various composers.
Starts: Aug 22 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk280. Kongresová hala, Kúpeľný ostrov (Congress Hall, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

LIVE MUSIC: Pressburg Ambassador Orchester - Soprano Oľga Bezačinská, baritone Pavol Remenák preset works by Mozart and Strauss.
Starts: Aug 19 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk150. Dom Umenia (House of Art), Nábrežie I. Krasku 1, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7625-365.

FESTIVAL: Hodokvas - Three-day open-air festival offers rock and dance music, theatre and art performances, movie showings and other attractions.
Runs from Aug 21 to Aug 23. Tickets: Sk399 (in presale for three days), Sk499 (on the spot for three days), Sk199 (Thursday), Sk349 (Saturday). Festivalové mestečko, Malacká cesta, Pezinok. www.anarchy.sk

LIVE MUSIC: Verešvaranka - An established brass band presents their concert program.
Starts: Aug 24 at 18:00. Admission: free. Bernolákov sad, Trnava. Tel: 033/550-5000.

EXHIBITION: Pictures - Slovak artist Stanislav Harangozo prezents his works.
Open: Mon-Sat 9:00-14:00 until Aug 31. Admission: free. Ground floor of the Social Centre. Kúpeľný ostrov (Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.


LIVE MUSIC:Turčianka - The Martin brass band performs as a part of the Cultural Summer in the local park.
Starts: Aug 21 at 16:00. Admission: free. Summerhouse, Sad SNP, Žilina. Tel: 041/5623-171.

EXHIBITION: Installations - Renowed Slovak artist Jana Želibská presents her latest works, in which she uses metal, stone, neon tubes, photography, video recording and sound.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, sat-sun 10:00-16:00 until Aug 24. Admission: Sk20. Štátna galéria (State Gallery), Dolná 8, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4129-167.

EXHIBITION: Second (art) Hand - Young Žilina artist, Eva Tkáčiková, exhibits works questioning the value and the price of art.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until Aug 31. Admission: Sk20. Považská galéria (Považie Gallery), Štefánikova 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622-415.


THE MOST Beautiful Calendars of Slovakia for the Year of 2003 is a competition and exhibition of the country's calendar creators. For the 11th year, 26 exhibitors submitted 70 calendars, which the jury divided into ten categories. One of them is the public voting on the best work. Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00 until August 24. Východoslovenské múzeum (Museum of Eastern Slovakia), Hviezdoslavova 3, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-309.
photo: Courtesy of Východoslovenské múzeum

LIVE EVENT: Ilona Csáková and dancers - Performance by the famous Czech pop singer and three dance floors offering disco, hip-hop, house, funk and oldies.
Starts: Aug 22 at 21:00. Tickets: Sk80 (before 22:00), Sk120 (after 22:00). Arzenal Club, Haniska (transport from Košice is secured from Hotel Centrum at 22:00 and 23:00). Tel: 055/6930-888.

DANCE SHOW: Luste, Dzine - Latvian folk ensemble presents traditional dances as a part of the Days of Latvian Culture.
Starts: Aug 18 at 13:30. Domov dôchodcov (House of Seniors), Košice - Barca. Tel: 055/161-86.

LIVE EVENT: Bandava - The amateur theatre group and dance ensemble from Latvia performes on Košice streets.
Starts: Aug 19 at 18:00. Admission: free. Dolná brána stage, Hlavná, Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.

DANCE SHOW: Sprigulitis - The Latvian dance ensemble presents traditional Latvian dances.
Starts: Aug 20 at 18:00. Admission: free. Dolná brána stage, Hlavná Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.

LIVE MUSIC:Folk and country - Concert of young amateur music groups Bobova diéta, Pohoda and Helenine oči.
Starts: Aug 21 at 17:00. Admission: free. Dolná brána stage, Hlavná stage, Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.

FESTIVAL: Beerfest - The beer festival in Shopping Centre Cassovia offers beers for Sk5, country music and a mechanical bull.
Starts Aug 23 during the day. Admission: free. OC Cassovia, Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.

LIVE MUSIC: Too much - Concert of the winners of Jazz-Funky Festival 2003.
Starts: Aug 23 at 20:00. Admission: free. Absolut Mystic, Hlavná 92, Košice. Tel: 055/161-86.

EXHIBITION: From Tatras to Danube - Košice photographer Alexander Jiroušek documents the beauty of Slovak nature and cities.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-16:00 until June 23. Admission: free. FotoGaléria Nova, Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia (Nova Photo Gallery, Public Library), Hlavná 48, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-291.

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