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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA

TO MARK Mother's Day, the Včielka centre for mothers in cooperation with the Union of Mother Centres will hold a Family Concert for Adults and Children at the Národné tenisové centrum (National Tennis Centre) on May 7. The third year of the event focuses more on children, for which there will be lots of attractions, competitions, performances and gifts. An attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of Records for the highest number of people pushing prams along a one-mile route will take place between 15:30 and 16:30. Last year 108 prams covered the course. The organisers will announce the best family-friendly facilities - shops, restaurants and groceries. Admission for families will cost between Sk30 and Sk50. The event starts at 15:30 at the tennis centre at Príkopova 6. For more information call 042/4301-549.
photo: Union of Mother Centres

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert Marking the End of World War II - The Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra plays Mozart, Shostakovich and Strauss.
Starts: May 4 at 19:00. Admission: Sk140. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2.
Tel: 02/5920-8233.

LIVE MUSIC: Golden Years of Jazz and Hot-Dance - Andor's Jazzband Holland, inspired by New-Orleans traditions, plays the music of the 1920s and 1930s.
Starts: May 5 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. Nádvorie Zichyho paláca (Courtyard of the Zichy Palace), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5443 3715.

LIVE MUSIC: Demis Roussos - Charismatic Greek singer returns to perform in Slovakia.
Starts: May 7 at 19:00. Admission: Sk590, Sk790. Športová hala Pasienky (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/4342-2612.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bach's Perpetuum - Prague's ensemble Collegium Marianum plays works by members of the Bach family within the JS Bach festival.
Starts: May 8 at 18:00. Admission: Sk100. Klarisky, Farská. Tel: 02/5932-7716 or 0509/716-851.

EXHIBITION: Meeting Point - Jana Hojstričová, Silvia Saparová, Dominika Horáková, Ria Kmeťová and Tomáš Agat Blonski, distinctive personalities on the contemporary Slovak photography scene, display their latest works.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-16:00 until May 14. Admission: free. Galéria Médium (Medium Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo square 18. Tel: 02/5443-5334.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

WITHIN the new media culture festival, Multiplace, the Ján Koniarek Gallery (GJK) in Trnava hosts two exhibitions. The Synagogue - Centre of Contemporary Art (at Halenárska 2) presents the Shift, a project referring to the keyboard's "shift" button by two young artists, Dan Hanzlík and Pavel Mrkus. Both authors are concerned with an iconography of the present and confront the universe/God with human creativity. The exhibition is open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00 until May 30. Tickets cost Sk20. The second exhibition, Media S-Cream, takes place at the Koppel House at Zelený kríček 3. The multi-artist project is a probe into today's visual culture in Slovakia and introduces actual guises of media images in a wider spectrum - from documentary to manipulated photography, computer prints, slides, video, DVD and site-specific works. The Koppel House is open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until June 12. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information call 033/5514-657.
photo: Multiplace festival

LIVE MUSIC: Close Harmony Friends - The vocal ensemble from Nitra sings songs from musicals, popular music, jazz and spirituals.
Starts: May 2 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Culture House, F. Madva 11, Prievidza. Tel: 046/5412-029.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music Spring - The Slovak choir Eben Ezer conducted by Ivan Šiller and the Belgian symphonic orchestra Artis Dulcedo under the baton of Steven Decraene play at the festival.
Starts: May 6 at 20:00. Admission: Sk80, Sk50. Františ-kánsky kostol (Franciscan Church), downtown, Trnava. Tel: 033/5906-110.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Castle Music Spring - Baritone Martin Babjak sings and Daniel Buranovský plays piano within the second year of the festival.
Starts: May 7 at 19:00. Admission: Sk120. Zvolen castle, Zvolen. Tel: 045/5429-268.

EXHIBITION: Life of Butterflies - A unique display presents butterflies protected by the law and points out the need to preserve the environment of these creatures, an indicator of healthy surroundings.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-11:30, 12:30-16:00, Sun 9:00-11:30, 12:30-16:00 until May 8. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Stredoslovenské múzeum, (The Central Slovak Museum), Radvanská 27, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-897.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: European Tour of Stars - About 200 musicians, including Karel Gott, Lucie Bílá, Štefan Margita, the 19-member American army ensemble The Jazz Ambassadors, and the 80-member Czech Great Symphonic Orchestra of the Žofín palace, hold the only concert in Slovakia within the Europe 60 Years Without War tour.
Stars: May 5 at 20:00. Admission: Sk499. Cassosport Hall, Alejová 11, Košice. Tel: 055/7295-959.

EXHIBITION: Belle de Jour - Peter Janáčik displays photos oriented to the body, corporeality and gender issues within the Young Slovak Photography series.
Open: Mon-Fri 10-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until May 15. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Dom Fotografie (House of Pho-
tography), Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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