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THE CHANGES of Railway exhibition marks the 90th anniversary of the launch of a local electrical railway connecting Bratislava and Vienna. In the past, the rail journey was popular with people travelling to enjoy their Sunday lunch or tea in the respective capitals. Exhibited items include models of the railway, engines and wagons as well as original railway lamps, uniforms, and a machine for cutting rails. The exhibition runs at the Bratislava City Museum, Primaciálne námestie 3, until January 30. It is open Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00 and Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 and 18:00. Tickets cost Sk50. For more information call 02/5920-5111.
photo: Mestské múzeum, Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hommage á Bohdan Warchal - The Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra featuring its artistic director Ewald Danel on violin, performs Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, and Ilja Zeljenka.
Starts: Jan 26 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130-160. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

LIVE MUSIC: Punk Is Not Dead - British punk legends UK Subs and The Vibrators, supported by Skeptic Eleptic, known as the Austrian Sex Pistols, perform.
Starts: Jan 28 at 20:00. Admission: Sk300. Babylon music club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

LIVE MUSIC: B1 Radio - Czech pop singer Petr Muk performs in celebration of B1 Radio's 5th birthday.
Starts: Jan 28 at 21:00. Admission: Sk299. West Theatre, Nám. SNP 14. Tel: 0905/657-010.

EXHIBITION: The Urban Condition - Slovak artists Michal Moravčík and Lucia Nimcová and Austrian visual artists Sabine Bittwer and Helmut Weber exhibit under Dutch curator Macha Roesink as part of the Curator in Residence cycle.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until February 4. Admission: free. Open Gallery, Baštová 5 and subways downtown. Tel: 02/5441-3316.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cappella Istropolitana - Bratislava chamber orchestra and Japanese soloist Saito Ange Tamamo perform Noni Rota, Bach and Schubert.
Starts: Jan 28 at 19:00. Admission: Sk80. Synagogue, Ulica pri Synagóge, Nitra. Tel: 037/1618-6.

LIVE MUSIC: Black Metal Cult - Norwegian band Carpathian Forest and guests from Norway, USA and France perform.
Starts: Jan 26 at 19:00. Admission: Sk390. Stará pekáreň (Old Bakery), Rázusova 2, Nitra. www.starapekaren.sk.

EXHIBITION: Drawings - An exhibition of works by Martin Jonáš, from Kovačica, also known as the Picasso of Naive Art, is the first display of the artist's works since his death in 1996.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until January 31. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Town Gallery (Mestská galéria), Mierové námestie 22, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7442-245.

EXHIBITION: Záhorie Artists - The 4th meeting of artists from the Záhorie region is held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the gallery.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-11:30, 12:30-16:00, Sat 9:00-13:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until February 3. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Záhorská galéria (Záhorie gallery), Sadová 3, Senica. Tel: 034/6512-937.


SCIENTIFIC Toys is an interactive exhibition of toys and simple physical experiments. More than 110 toys, games and puzzles from 20 countries are on display. People are invited to explore physical laws and phenomena through experiments. One of the aims of the show is to make toys more popular in education. In its 10th year, the exhibition is open daily except Monday from 9:00 to 16:00 at the SNP Museum at Kapitulská 23 in Banská Bystrica until February 27. Tickets cost Sk10. For more information call 048/4126-208.
photo: SNP Múzeum, Banská Bystrica

DANCE: Town Festival - The 14th year of the festival includes displays of classical, country and modern dancing.
Starts: Jan 28 at 17:00. Admission: Sk30, Sk60. Robotnícky dom, Robotnícka 5, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4142-472.

EXHIBITION: Digital and Electronic Graphics - The exhibition by young Slovak artists including Ivan Csudai and Marek Kvetán shows the artistic application of technology.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until January 30. Admission: Sk40. State Gallery - Pretórium. Námestie Š Moysesa 25, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4126-208.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra - The Košice ensemble and Polish pianist Beata Bilinska play Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Starts: Jan 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50-90. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-763.
EXHIBITION: Photos - The Association of Slovak Photographers holds its annual exhibition of photography.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 until February 10. Admission: free. FotoGaléria Nova (Nova Photogallery ), Hlavná 48, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-291.

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