THE BABYLON Club in Bratislava will hold a Multimedia Party on February 11. The headliner, the British band Laika (see picture), will present its new album, Everywhere I am I am What Is Missing. The band is named after the dog the Russians sent to space in Sputnik 2 in November 1957. They use the name as a metaphor for being experimental, or "out there", as the band covers various genres of music. The Slovak bands Abuse and Veneer will also perform, as will VJ Zden, who will bring video projections. Concertgoers can relax while drinking tea in a travelling teahouse. The club is at Karpatská 2 and the party starts at 20:00. The tickets cost Sk290 if bought via internet (www.anarchy.sk), and Sk350 if bought at the door. For more information call 02/5556-3214.
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LIVE MUSIC: Grunge-rock Evening - Three Bratislava bands - Dream, SAP and Acornhoek - perform.
Starts: Feb 13 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. Dom Kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1, Tel: 02/6382-3930.
EXHIBITION: Tomáš Čársky - Selection of paintings by the Slovak artist.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00, Sat 9:00-17:00 until February 25. Admission: free. Klub 22 (Club 22), Vavilovova 22. Tel: 02/6224 4789.
EXHIBITION: Weapons and Armour - Display of weapons from the 16th to 18th centuries from the collection of the Historical Museum and City Museum in Bratislava.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk60. Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava Castle). Tel: 02/5296-6836.
LIVE MUSIC: Capuchins - Performance of religious, folk, and love songs using guitar, saxophone, and drums.
Starts: Feb 13 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40. Kultúrne centrum (Cultural Centre), Holubyho 42, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6413-949.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Charity Concert - Soprano Lenka Máčiková and tenor Ondrej Šaling perform, accompanied by piano player Jana Martinčeková.
Starts: Feb 13 at 19:00. Admission: voluntary. Kongresová sála Mestského úradu (Congress Hall of the Municipality Office) Námestie sv. Trojice 7, Šaľa. Tel: 031/7704-051.
EXHIBITION: Would You Like to Buy Their Lives? - Display of endangered species of animals, such as lions and turtles, and plants in photographs and in taxidermic models.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 20. Admission: Sk5 and Sk10. Ponitrianske múzeum (Ponitrianske Museum), Štefánikova tr. 1, Nitra. Tel: 037/7419-771.
SEASONAL Carnival Concert, a traditional annual event, starts this year on February 12. The State Chamber Orchestra (ŠKO), led by the Austrian conductor Christian Pollack, will perform music by various composers, including Johann Matthias Sperger, Johann Strauss, Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, and Richard Wagner. The concert starts at 19:00 at the Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts) concert hall, which will be decorated in a carnival atmosphere, at Dolný Val 47, in Žilina. Tickets cost Sk70, Sk100, and Sk120. For more information call 041/5620-979.
EXHIBITION: Carmen Through the Eyes of Children - Paintings by children attending the Elementary Art School in Banská Bystrica.
Open: Tue, Thu, Sat 18:00-20:00 until Feb 28. Admission: free. Štátna opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-418.
PERFORMANCES: Bloody Wedding and Catulli Carmina - Two works choreographed and directed by Dana Dinková; first is a ballet set to music by various composers, the second is a music-dance theatre play inspired by Carl Orff's music.
Starts: Feb 12 at 18:30. Tickets: Sk100, Sk120, and Sk140. Štátna Opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Year of Czech Music - The State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Czech Tomáš Koutník and featuring Greek pianist Dinos Mastroianis, performs music by Bedřich Smetana.
Starts: Feb 12 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60, Sk70, and Sk80. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-514.
LIVE MUSIC: Xalva and Sexit - Concert by the two Slovak rock bands.
Starts: Feb 10 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk40. Úsmev, Nám. Majstra Pavla 58, Levoča. Tel: 053/4512-208.
EXHIBITION: Illustrations - Anna Gajová, an artist from Prešov, displays her book illustrations.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until March 28. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Šarišská galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7581-121.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová