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Prepared by Jana Liptáková


THE KOMART Gallery, which specializes in constructivist art, presents a selection of works by Vladimír Škoda, a Czech native who escaped Communism and now lives in France. The display includes spherical iron sculptures and graphic works. They show the fascination of the artist with the perfect shape of the sphere and the cosmos. The gallery is open daily, except for Mondays, between 10:00 and 18:00. The exhibition ends March 15. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5441-3429.
photo: Komart Gallery

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Benefit concert - Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra featuring mezzo-soprano Terézia Kružliaková and pianist Ladislav Fančovič play under the baton of Jack Martin Händler in aid of countries hit by the tsunami in South Asia.
Starts: Feb 7 at 19:00. Admission: Sk250 and Sk300. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

PERFORMANCE: Indian Inspiration - Czech Damaru troupe performs Kathak, a north Indian style of classical dance. There is a workshop the following day.
Starts: Feb 10 at 20:00. Admission: Sk160. Klub za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Coitus Interruptus - The punk-rock band performs.
Starts: Feb 11 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

DANCE: Exodus - Dance theatre troupe ATak performs.
Starts: Feb 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk80. Dom kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

EXHIBITION: Lover from Kuchajda - Presentation of digital print, video, 3D animation and sound from Juraj Čisárik, Eva Filová, Martin Majzel, Eva Masaryková, and Palo Suško.
Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-19:00 Until February 16. Admission: free. Hit Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18. Tel: 0908/790-942.

EXHIBITION: Kappa Workshop - The show presents works made of cardboard by Czech and Slovak design students during a workshop organized by packaging maker Kappa Obaly Štúrovo.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30 until February 24. Admission: free. KFA Gallery, Karpatská 11. Tel: 02/5720-1313.


FOLK MUSIC: Ponitran - The folk music and dance troupe from Nitra performs.
Starts: Feb 10 at 15:00. Admission: Sk50. Kaviareň (Coffee house) in Pax, TG Masaryka 21, Trenčianske Teplice. Tel: 032/6559-128.

EXHIBITION: Ernest Zmeták - The exhibition presents a selection of works from one of Slovakia's foremost modernist painters.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until February 26. Admission: Sk40, Sk10. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Björnsonova 1, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6408-440.


DONOVALY, one of Slovakia's most popular skiing resorts, hosts the 7th World Dog Sled Championship February 10 to 13. Purebred Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Siberian Husky and Samoyed dogs led by the world's top mushers (sled drivers) will compete in 11 categories on four tracks ranging from eight to 20 kilometres. Organizers expect up to 200 competitors from 17 countries, about 1,500 dogs and 80,000 visitors, for which they have prepared a rich accompanying programme. The ski resort, also known as The Donovaly Alaska, is located in Central Slovakia. For more information call: 048/4199-942.
photo: Roman Millan

LIVE MUSIC: FreeJazz Fest - English saxophonist George Halsam, invites English trumpeter Steve Waterman and Ukrainian pianist Vladimir Solyanik to join him on stage.
Starts: Feb 9 at 20:00. Admission: Sk80. Železničná stanica Žilina - Záriečie (train station), Žilina. Tel: 0908/491-222.

LIVE MUSIC: Jazz concert - Lucia Lužinská plays.

Starts: Feb 11 at 20:00. Admission: Sk40. Divadelná kaviareň Komédia (Komédia Theatre Café), Horný Val 3, Žilina. Tel: 041/5623-703.
EXHIBITION: Jozef Bendík - Display of works by the artist dedicated to social themes and landscapes to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17-00 until March 13. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galleria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 11, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5863-212.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra - The Košice ensemble and viola player Milan Radič play Bartók, Telemann and Brahms.
Starts: Feb 10 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50-90. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-763.

EXHIBITION: Ferdinand Katona - Display of oil paintings and drawings held to mark the 140th anniversary of the artist's birth.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, until March 6. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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