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LIVE MUSIC: Punk-rock Party - British punk rock group Peter & The Test Tube Babies is the headliner for a punk marathon featuring nine bands, including Czech Znouzecnost and Totální Nasazení, and Slovak BSC and Načo Názov.
Starts: Mar 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk400. Babylon music club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

LIVE MUSIC: René Lacko - The Slovak Jimi Hendrix and his Downtown Band give a concert.
Starts: Mar 10, at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Za Zrkadlom Club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

THE CZECH Hradišťan Dulcimer Band and Jura Pavlica arrive in Slovakia to perform a concert at the Za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror) Club March 8 at 20:00. Hradišťan is one of the oldest and most renowned Moravian dulcimer bands. The music ensemble was formed together with a dance group in Uherské Hradiště in 1950. Since 1975, when Jura Pavlica became its artistic director and first violinist, the group has changed from playing straight folk music to free interpretations of traditional tunes as well as a wide range of untraditional numbers. The Za Zrkadlom Club is at Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tickets cost Sk399. For more information call 02/6381-1328.
photo: Hradišťan

PERFORMANCE: Husľovačka (Violin Party) - Dance ensembles Dragúni and KMAF, and folk music bands Muzička and Borievka perform a new programme followed by a folk-dancing lesson.
Starts: Mar 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150, Sk70. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

EXHIBITION: Watercolour - The show presents works by Hungarian, Czech and Slovak participants in the 8th international triennial Watercolour workshop in Novohrad museum and gallery in Lučenec.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 until March 17. Admission: free. Kultúrny inštitút Maďarskej Republiky (Hungarian Culture Institute), Palisády 54. Tel: 02/5244-2961.

EXHIBITION: Patriot Pact - Michal Moravčík, winner of the 2004 Oskar Čepan Prize for young Slovak artists, presents works satirising American nationalism and patriotism.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 20. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.

EXHIBITION: The Time in Sequences - Ján Mančuška, winner of the 2004 Jindřich Chalupecký Prize, presents a project that deals with the relation between time and space.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 20. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Martin Babjak Live - Soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera performs, accompanied by Daniel Buranovský on piano.
Starts: Mar 13 at 18:00. Admission: Sk250, Sk180. Divadlo Andreja Bagara (Andrej Bagar Theatre), Svätoplukovo namástie 4, Nitra. Tel: 037/6524-872.

EXHIBITION: Danka's Colourful Dream - The display presents works by Danka Pekarovičová, a 27-year-old wheelchair-bound artist painting with her toes.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 20. Admission: free. Town Centre, Mierové námestie 16, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7434-716.


LIVE MUSIC: No Name and Mukatado - Slovak pop bands give a joint concert.
Starts: Mar 11 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Topvar Pub, Moravany nad Váhom (near Piešťany). Tel: 033/7729-715.

b>EXHIBITION: Far From... - Richard Barger's sculptures deal with questions about the meaning of human existence.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 27. Admission: Sk20, Sk5. Považská galéria umenia (Museum of Art), MR Štefánika 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622-522.

THE THIRD Kofola session introduces the four-member Abuse project, an interesting development on the contemporary independent electronic music scene. Led by Vlado Ďurajka, a former DJ, it mixes music from trip-pop through nu-jazz and ambient to break-beat, hip-hop and lo-fi-pop. The concert takes place within a tour promoting the latest Abuse CD, The Great Outdoors. The concert starts March 12 at 20:00 at Záriečie Station culture centre in Žilina. Tickets cost Sk80 and Sk50. For more information call 0908/491-222.
photo: Truc Sphérique


LIVE MUSIC: Hana Hegerová - Czech chanson singer with Slovak roots gives two concerts in the country's east, in Prešov and Košice, respectively.
Starts: Mar 9 and 10 at 19:00. Admission: Sk300-590. Jonáš Záborský Theatre, Námestie legionárov 6, Prešov; and Košice State Theatre, Hlavná 59, Košice.

EXHIBITION: The Second Always Follows The First - Martin Marenčin presents photo collection Slowly Slovakia and Jozef Ondzik cycle From the Village to the Town.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until March 13. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská galéria (Eastern Slovak Gallery), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-667.

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