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Prepared by Kristína Havasová


NEY SHOW will present dance performances by 80 dancers in 1,800 costumes, taking place on June 4 in the eastern Slovak city of Košice and two days later in the capital, for the first time in Slovakia. The Orient dance show will have belly dances as well as Caucasian and Balkan dances. The show in Košice will take place at the Cassosport Hall at Alejová 11 and in Bratislava at the Národné tenisové centrum (National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6, starting at 20:00. The tickets cost Sk800, Sk900, and Sk1,000. Visit www.ney.sk and www.ticketportal.sk to buy the tickets or call 02/4920-9890.
photo: Courtesy of Ney Show

FESTIVAL: Porta 2004 Festival - Slovak folk, country, and bluegrass bands perform.
Starts: June 5 at 10:00. Tickets: Sk100. Kuchajda (lake close to the Polus City Centre). Tel: 0905/640-196.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Orchestra - Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, conducted by Heinrich Schiff performs music by Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Starts: June 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3352.

LIVE MUSIC: Metal Bands - Sign and Ground Zero perform.
Starts: June 4 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk60. Dom kultúry Dúbravka (Dúbravka House of Culture), Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6436-5640.

LIVE MUSIC: Big Party - British band Groove Armada and the representative artist of drum ‘n’ bass, Roni Size, perform.
Starts: June 3 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk499-Sk599. Bratislavské kultúrne a informačné stredisko (Bratislava Culture and Information Centre), Nábr. arm. gen. L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5441-6608.

EXHIBITION: Declaration of the Laces - Bobbin lace by artists from Bratislava.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00, Sat 14:00-17:00 until June 12. Admission: free. M-Klub, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6764.


TAKING advantage of a pun on the Slovak word dobre (good), similar to a famous acoustic guitar trademark, the Dobrofest music festival will celebrate “goodness” from June 3 to June 6 in Trnava for the 13th time. The festival will host a large number of Slovak and international bands at the lido, The City Sports Hall, the House of Music, and on Trinity Square. Headliner John Ely, a popular American steel-guitar player, will perform at the House of Music on June 4 at 15:00. Tickets cost Sk50, Sk80, Sk120 depending on the venue. Tel: 033/5906-348.
photo: Courtesy of Dobrofest

LIVE MUSIC: Tublatanka - Slovak band plays rock.
Starts: June 4 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk150. Kultúrne centrum (Cultural Centre), Holubyho 42, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6413-949.

EXHIBITION: Alone at the Stage - Display of photographs from the Alone at the Stage festival taken by Vladimír Bystrický to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 20. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Mestská galéria (City Gallery), Mierové nám. 22, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7442-245.


LIVE MUSIC: From the Ďumbier Gate - Children’s Folk Ensemble Ďumbier sings and dances.
Starts: May 31 at 17:00. Admission: voluntary. Dom kultúry (House of Culture), Hollého 4, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5564-000.

EXHIBITION: The World of Plants By the Water - Display of photo documentation and three-dimensional installations.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30, Sun 10:00-17:00 until July 4. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Florinov dom (Florin’s House), Kohútov Sad, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5816-122, 0902/671-121


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Literary-musical Evening - Czech violinist Bohumil Smejkal and Czech pianist Vladimír Hollý perform music by Bedřich Smetana, celebrating the Year of Czech Music.
Starts: May 31 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

EXHIBITION: Labyrint - Polish artist Krzysztof Motyka displays his paintings and modern installations.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until June 20. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Múzeum Vojtecha Löfflera (Vojtech Löffler Museum), Alžbetina 20, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-073.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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