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OH HAPPY DAY is the title of a concert and one of the songs by The Black Gospel Singers, whose 2003 European tour will stop in Bratislava on November 26. One of the most popular gospel bands in the world, The Black Gospel Singers from New York will perform in Slovakia for the first time. Altogether, 14 members will sing traditional American church melodies, accompanied by piano. The concert starts on Wednesday at 19:00 at the Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sport Hall) at Trnavská cesta 29. The tickets cost Sk400. For more information call 02/4437-2127.

FESTIVAL: Tri.Pet: Jazz - Third annual jazz festival with Slovak jazz players, including the Ľuboš Šrámek Quintet, Suchomel Jazz Quartet, Gabriel Jonáš Fourtet, and Band of Groove.
Starts: Nov 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120, Sk150. Klub za zrkadlom (Za zrkadlom Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Goldies - Slovak band plays and sings rock music.
Starts: Nov 29 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.

EXHIBITION: Boris Filan - Photographs taken by the well-known Slovak lyricist and writer on his trips around the world.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-18:00 until November 27. Admission: free. Dom kultúry Ružinov (Ružinov Culture House), Ružinovská 28. Tel: 02/4333-0523.

EXHIBITION: Splinters - Threaded graphic works and traditional products by Slovak artists.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until November 29. Admission: free. Stredisko kultúry Nové Mesto (Nové Mesto Culture Centre), Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771.

EXHIBITION: A selection of photographs of the undersea world from the International Festival of Underwater Films, which took place in Tatranská Lomnica.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-21:00 until December 4. Admission: free. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábr. 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141.


LIVE MUSIC: Stares - Concert of the Slovak alternative rock band, supported by rock band Pokusy, Czech hardcore band Urschulum, and hard-rock band Live Fool.
Starts: Nov 28 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk150. Dom kultúry (Culture House), Moyzesova 2, Holíč. Tel: 034/6682-255.

EXHIBITION: Trnava Palette - Paintings by Slovak artists from the towns of Piešťany, Trnava, and Hlohovec.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until December 17. Admission: free. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Nábrežie Ivana Krasku 1, Piešťany. 033/7625-571.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Night of Beethoven's Sonatas - One of the most popular Slovak piano players, Daniela Varínska, plays music by Beethoven.
Starts: Nov 26 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40, Sk60, Sk80. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979

EXHIBITION: Observations from Indonesia - Photographs and artefacts of Danica Mildeová, a student of ethnology.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk10. Západoslovenské múzeum (Museum of Western Slovakia), Múzejné nám. 3, Trnava. Tel: 033/5512-913.


THE FESTIVAL of Contemporary Art in Košice will run from November 24 until November 27. The first day will start at 18:30 with the opening of an exhibition displaying work by students of design, which will run until December 15 at the Dom umenia (House of Arts) at Moyzesova 66 in Košice. This event will be followed by a chamber concert featuring works by various international composers at 19:00 at the same venue. The next evening, November 25, will begin at 19:00 with a chamber concert dedicated to works by Slovak composers, such as Norbert Bodnár and Iris Szeghy, which will take place at the Košice Konzervatórium (Conservatory) at Timonova 2. A symphonic concert by the Košice State Philharmonic (ŠFK) Orchestra, conducted by Bystrík Režucha, will close the event on Thursday, November 27, starting at 19:00, at the House of Arts. For more information call 055/6226-541.
photo: Courtesy of ŠFK

EXHIBITION: Parallels - István Eröss from Budapest displays his paintings depicting people's lives.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until December 7. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská galéria Košice (Košice Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Alžbetina 22, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187

EXHIBITION: Silver Quadrangle - Display of paintings by Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, and Ukrainian artists.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until January 18. Admission: Sk10. Východoslovenská galéria Košice (Košice Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Alžbetina 22, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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