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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE


DISCO music legends Boney M arrive in the Slovakia's capital February 25. They will perform chart toppers such as Rivers of Babylon, Sunny, Ma Baker, and Rasputin, which brought them huge success in the 1970s and 1980s. Founding singer Liz Mitchell will front the band. The concert starts February 25 at 19:00 at the Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sports Hall) at Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. Tickets cost Sk690 and Sk490. For more information call 0907/477-777.
photo: Boney M

BRATISLAVA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Paris-Vienna in Mozart's Time - The Slovak ensemble Musica Aeterna, which specializes in baroque and classical works, performs pieces by several international composers within the Mozart festival.
Starts: Feb 22 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130. Malá sála Slovenskej Filharmónie (Little hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

PERFORMANCE: Sangre Flamenca - Los Remedios and Flamenco Contemporaneo perform modern Flamenco music and dance .
Starts: Feb 25 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90, Sk120. Culture House Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6436-5640.

LIVE MUSIC: Dlhé Diely - Slovak alternative folk-blues band performs.
Starts: Feb 26 at 19:30. Admission: Sk100. F7 Theatre, Frantiskánske námestie 7. Tel: 02/5443-3335.

EXHIBITION: Picture and Landscape - Stroll through this French photography display.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 until February 28. Admission: free. Francúzsky inštitút (French Institute), Sedlárska 7. Tel: 02/5934-7777. (The second part of the exhibition is located on the former premises of the Profil Photo Gallery at Prepoštská 4, open Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00).

EXHIBITION: Maldoror's Songs and Naughty Ear - Emil Sedlák presents his pastels inspired by Maldoror's Songs by Lautreamont, which is considered the start of surrealism in literature, and other works.
Open: Mon, Wed, Thu 13:00-17:30, Tue, Fri 10:00-12:00, 13:30-16:00 until February 28. Admission: free. Kapucínska 1, Tel: 02/5463-0427.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA


PERFORMANCE: Tap Dance Quartet - The dance ensemble from Trenčín performs Irish, country and tap dances.
Starts: Feb 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk70. Koncertná sieň (Concert Hall), Kúpeľná dvorana, Ulica 17. novembra 23, Trenčianske Teplice. Tel: 032/6559-128.

THE JÁN Koniarek Gallery has extended the permanent display of exhibited works by Ján Koniarek, known as the Slovak Rodin. Till now the display has consisted of about 60 works, but plaster casts and clay sculptures remained stored due to their fragility. Last year the gallery restored five of his works, including the Project for TG Masaryk Monument and the Project of a Tomb for the Vaculíks Family. They are now being shown to the public for the first time. The Ján Koniarek Gallery is located in the Koppel House at Zelený kríček 3 in Trnava. It is open Tue-Fri from 9:00 to 17:00, Sat-Sun from 13:00 to 18:00. Tickets cost Sk20. Tel:033/5511-659.
photo: Ján Koniarek Gallery

FESTIVAL: Ethno Festival - This all-day festival features films, discussions with travellers and ethno concerts.
Starts: Feb 26 at 13:00. Admission: Sk119. Dom kultúry (Culture House), Holubyho 42, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6413-933.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA


LIVE MUSIC: Diabolské Husle Berkyho-Mrenicu - Folk music ensemble Diabolské husle (Devilish Violin) plays.
Starts: Feb 23 at 19:00. Admission: Sk250. Mestské divadlo (City Theatre), Horný Val 3, Žilina. Tel: 041/5623-703.

WORKSHOP: Spring Decorations - Oravské osvetové stredisko organizes a workshop for those interested in making their own traditional Easter decorations.
Starts: Feb 26 at 10:00. Admission: Sk50. Osvetové stredisko (Educational Centre), Bysterecká 1263/55, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5864-978.
WORKSHOP: Dance Lesson - Folk-band leader, singer and violinist Valéria Baľáková presents traditional dances from the Orava region.
Starts: Feb 27 at 13:00. Admission: Sk75. Základná škola (Elementary School), Rabčice. Tel: 043/5864-928.

EXHIBITION: Jan Hála - The display presents works by the Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator who lived in the Slovak part of Czechoslovakia. His book illustrations made a significant contribution to the formation of Slovak consciousness and appreciation of the artistic heritage of Slovak folk culture.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 6. Admission: Sk20, Sk10. Galéria Petra M Bohúňa (Peter M Bohúň Gallery), Tranovského 3, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5522-758.
EASTERN SLOVAKIA

EXHIBITION: Dušan Jurkovič Prize 2004 - A presentation of the model of last year's award winner, the Art School in Smižany, designed by Dušan Burák, Michal Burák and Ctibor Reiskup.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until February 28. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská galéria (Eastern Slovak Gallery), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-667.

EXHIBITION: Naive art from Kovačica - Visitors can see and buy works by amateur artists Pavel Hajko, Martin Markov and Pavel Cicka.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:30-12:00 and 12:30-17:00, Sat-Sun 8:00-12:00 until March 10. Admission: free. Galéria umelcov Spiša (Gallery of Spiš Artists), Zimná 46, Spišská Nová Ves. Tel: 053/4464-710.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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