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Prepared by Jana Liptáková


GREAT American blues vocalist Kathi McDonald will appear in the Za Zrkadlom Club February 17 at 20:00. McDonald comes from Seattle and has been making a living from music since her childhood. She has contributed to 140 albums, 70 of them gold. Among legends who she has performed with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Ike and Tina Turner, and Long John Baldry. McDonald has recorded three solo albums. Guitarist Marty Hall and harp player Butch Coulter, supported by the Dusty Ford Band, will perform with her. The club is at Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tickets are Sk140. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mozart's Days - Violinist Harald Herzl and pianist Irma Kliauzaite play Mozart as part of a festival dedicated to the composer.
Starts: Feb 18 at 19:00. Admission: free. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká Street. Tel: 02/5464-1337.

DANCE: Oriental Night's Dream - Líza Vegrová performs with her Shirin & Saltarello band from Prague and Bratislava's Duo Rytieri.
Starts: Feb 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk350. Kultúrne centrum, Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771.

DANCE: Traditional Dance House - Professional dancers teach folk dances from the Zármutov region.
Starts: Feb 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk70. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

EXHIBITION: It's All About Soft - Young designers Jana Havlovičová and Katarína Ondrejková display their jewellery and accessories in a joint venture.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00. Admission: free. ÚĽUV Design Studio, Dobrovičová 13. Tel: 02/5296-4153.

EXHIBITION: Photo-paintings - Rasťo Pazdernatý presents 20 photographs printed on handmade paper that resemble delicate Japanese drawings.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until February 28. Admission: free. K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927.


CONCERT: Lavuta - Dulcimer music of Eugen Brindzák, a family band well known in Slovakia and abroad, gives a concert.
Starts: Feb 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk40. Synagogue, Ulica pri Synagóge, Nitra. Tel: 037/1618-6.

SHOW: Lavór Show - Untraditional vehicles including wash basins, on snow.
Starts: Feb 19 at 10:00. Admission: Sk20 for competitors. Lúka Babilka (Meadow Babilka), Nová Lehota, part of Handlová. Tel: 046/5475-440.

EXHIBITION: The Cleanest Art - A display of 50 children's works inspired by Insita 2004, an international exhibition of naive art, shows the common features of naive and children's art.
Open: 10:00-17:00 at weekends, and on request during the week, until February 27. Admission: Sk30. Gallery of Naive Art in Schaubmar's Mill, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6404-035.


KOLOMAN Sokol Centre hosts an exhibition of lesser-known works by Ester Šimerová-Martinčeková, an important Slovak visual artist heavily influenced by cubism. Displayed works include paintings, drawings, collages, stucco and bronze objects. The exhibits present the life's work of Šimerová-Martinčeková. A highlight is her unique stained-glass doors from the mid-1930s when she was engaged in stage and furniture design. During the official opening of the exhibition, the first monograph about the artist, written by Marián Pauer, was introduced. The exhibition runs daily except Monday between 10:00 and 17:00 until March 13. The Koloman Sokol Centre is located at Námestie osloboditeľov 28 in Liptovský Mikuláš. Admission is Sk15 and Sk30. For more information call 044/5620-035.
photo: Koloman Sokol Centre

LIVE MUSIC: Bučkovanka - Brass music folk band gives a concert.
Starts: Feb 15 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50. Kaviarieň (Coffee house) in Pax, TG Masaryka 21, Trenčianske Teplice. Tel: 032/6559-128.

COMPETITION: Dog Sled Championship - Mushers and their dogs compete on 35 and 55 kilometre trails within the international Slovak championship in dog sledding.
Runs: Feb 18-20 at 9:00. Admission: free. Ski resort Krahule. Tel: 0903/805-928.

EXHIBITION: What is Inside of Us - The sixth biennial show presents paintings, drawings and sculptures created by prisoners.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 25. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Stredoslovenské múzeum, (The Central Slovak Museum), Námestie SNP 4, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-897.


PERFORMANCE: Latino Party - The Latino disco includes lessons in Latino-American style.
Starts: Feb 16 at 19:00. Admission: Sk50. GES, L Novomeského 13, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-303.

EXHIBITION: Jewellery - Unconventional young Slovak designer Juraj Novotný presents his jewelry made from non-precious as well as precious materials.
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: 051/7725-42.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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