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STARES, an alternative Slovak rock sextet that was formed by members of the White Noise band a year ago, will hold a Christmas Concert on December 19 at the Lúky Culture House. Zook, the singer, accompanied by guitarists Paul Mc Gregor and Apache, bassist Raiso, drummer Mayo, and keyboardist Čunďo, will perform the band's own songs in English, as well as covers of songs by Patti Smith, Coldplay, Suzanne Vega, Pulp, and Massive Attack. The concert starts at 19:00, at Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky Culture House) on Vígľašská 1, Bratislava. The tickets cost Sk50. For more information call 02/6382-3930.
photo: Lucia Ludrovská

LIVE MUSIC: Lucie Bílá: White Christmas - Concert by the popular Czech pop singer performing songs from her new Jampadampa album.
Starts: Dec 18 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk690. Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/4437-2127.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Christmas Concert - The Slovak Philharmonic Choir and the Bratislava Boys Choir, accompanied by the Philharmonic orchestra, perform Christmas carols by Johann Sebastian Bach and Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber.
Starts: Dec 20 at 17:00. Tickets: Sk70. Malá sála Slovenskej filharmónie (Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.

EXHIBITION: The Museum of the Year 2003 - The two prize-winners; the Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica and the Šarišské Museum in Bardejov jointly display their respective exhibits of coins and medals, and sculptures and paintings.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:30 until December 31. Admission: Sk20. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábr. 2. Tel: 02/5296-6639.

EXHIBITION: The Main Thing - Painter František Lipták displays around 50 of his newest paintings that look at the world from a humorous point of view.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until January 11, 2004. Admission: voluntary. Galéria Michalský dvor (Michalský Courtyard Gallery), Michalská 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA


A LARGE Bethlehem exhibition, with central nativity scenes, is currently taking place in the northwestern town of Považská Bystrica. Entitled We Wish You, Vol II, the exhibition is the second annual display of nativity scenes collected from the museums of the Trenčín region. Most of the works are carved from wood; some are made out of paper, cornhusks, or baked from dough. One nativity scene is even built out of wire. Visitors can also see works illustrating the mining activities that took place in the country in the 19th century. The exhibition runs Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00, and Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00 until January 31. Organised by the Vlastivedné múzeum (National Museum) it takes place at Kaštieľ Orlové (Orlové Manor House), in the village of Orlové near Považská Bystrica. The admission is Sk20. For more information call 042/4323-724.
photo: Miroslav Belás

LIVE MUSIC: Gospel Christmas - Concert by singers Zuzana Suchánková, Katarína Korczek, Erich Boboš Procházka, and the Stanislav Herka Quartet.
Starts: Dec 17 at 19:30. Admission: voluntary. Kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie (Church of the Resurrection of the Virgin Mary), Námestie M. R. Štefánika, Topoľčany. Tel: 038/5325-250.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Jazz-Funk Christmas - Jazz concert by Peter Lipa Jr playing keys, Oskar Rózsa playing bass guitar, Miloš Suchomel playing sax, and Marián Slávka playing drums.
Starts: Dec 18 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120. Rondel Club 23, Závodská 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/7641-929.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Ceremonial Chamber Concert - 70-year-old opera bass soloist Juraj Šomorjai and his students hold a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Vojtech Löffler museum in Košice.
Starts: Dec 16 at 19:00. Admission: free. Múzeum Vojtecha Löfflera (Vojtech Löfflera Museum), Alžbetina 20, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-073.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Family Christmas Concert - The Košice State Philharmonic orchestra, conducted by Marián Vach, plays Christmas works by Slovak Peter Breiner and Czech Jakub Jan Ryba.
Starts: Dec 21 at 15:00. Tickets: Sk120, Sk140, Sk160. Štátna filharmónia Košice (Košice State Philharmonic), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-509.


Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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