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FOLK MUSIC: Dance House - Folk ensemble Danaj and dulcimer band Strážničan teach folk dances from the regions of Strážnice and Myjava.
Starts: May 20 at 20:00. Admission: Sk70. Dom Kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

BRATISLAVA will pulse with stirring flamenco rhythms in the seventh year of the four-day International Flamenco Festival starting May 18. Musicians Petr Vít, Paco Vega and Morenito de Trina will play May 18 at the Astorka Korzo theatre. On May 19 the Slovak jazz-flamenco ensemble and dancers Ivana Konská and Ján Gonščák will perform the story of Carmen at the Istropolis. On May 20 Remedios with Verde del Mar will perform its Vendaval show. Spanish Flamenco star Mercedes Ruiz will be the highlight of the gala concert at the Dibujos en el Aire show on May 21. Performances start at 19:00. Tickets from Sk140 to Sk690. Tel: 0905/401-048.
photo: Mercedes Ruiz

LIVE MUSIC: I AM X - Chris Corner, guitarist from British trip-hop line-up Sneaker Pimps, performs.
Starts: May 21 at 20:00. Admission: Sk390. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

OPERA: Martin Luther - Anima Cantanda performs a Slovak opera by composer Víťazostav Kubička and librettist Slavomíra Očenášová-Štrbová about the church reformer.
Starts: May 22 at 20:00. Admission: donation. Veľký evanjelický kostol (Great Evangelical Church), Panenská ulica. Tel: 0905/709-938.
EXHIBITION: Graphics - The display, which presents more than 250 works by Ernest Zmeták, one of the most prominent personalities in modern Slovak and European visual arts, marks the first anniversary of his death.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-19:00 until May 29. Slovenská výtvarná únia (Slovak Fine Arts Union), Dostojevského rad 2.
EXHIBITION: On the Edge of Arts - The main photographer of German art magazine Kunstforum, Wolfgang Träger, exhibits portraits by prominent German and other artists taken from 1989 to 2004.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00 until June 5. Admission: free. Tranzit Workshops, Studená 12.



LIVE MUSIC: Vetroplach - The winner of CocaCola Popstar competition, Vetroplach band, gives a concert along with bands Para and Čisté Tvary.
Starts: May 20 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Skalica, Orlovňa club, Kráľovská 18, Skalica. Tel: 034/6469-80.

SHOW: Flott Cascaders Team - Czech stunt drivers arrive to perform a car rodeo, car jumps, simulated car crashes, a fire show and more.
Starts: May 22 at 20:00. Admission: Sk170. Soccer Stadium KFC, Komárno. Tel: 0902/399-047.


FORTY handicraftsmen, historical fencing group Páni Spiša, the marionette theatre of Anton Anderle and traditional meals directly from the castellan's kitchen and many other attractions wait for visitors within the eighth year of the Festival of Arts, Handicraft and Fun. During the two-day festival, starting May 20 at 8:00 and taking place in the Old Castle in Banská Štiavnica, the tradition of trumpeting the exact time from the tower of New Castle will be renewed. Tickets cost Sk60 and Sk30. For more information call 045/6949-451.
photo: Slovenské banské múzeum

LIVE MUSIC: Richard Rikkon - Currently the most well-known pianist in the country thanks to accompanying finalists of the Slovakia Is Searching for a SuperStar competition, performs pieces from his debut CD, Magic Piano.
Starts: May 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Mestské kultúrne centrum (Town Culture Centre), SNP 119, Žiar nad Hronom. 045/6735-510.

EXHIBITION: Marína, Andrej Sládkovič and Banská Štiavnica - The display exhibits items depicting the life of Marína Pischlová and her relationship with Slovak poet Andrej Sládkovič, which inspired him to write one of the most beautiful Slovak poems.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk60, Sk30. Slovenské banské múzeum (Slovak Mining Museum), Old Castle, Banská Štiavnica. Tel: 045/6949-451.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Concert - Czech ensemble Collegium Marianum plays within the 50th year of the Košice Music Spring.
Starts: May 18 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. Kostol Sv. Trojice (Holy Trinity Church), Košice. Tel: 055/1618-6.

EXHIBITION: Collecting, My Hobby - The display presents various items, from matches to irons, from private collections.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-12:00, 12:30-16:00 until May 31. Admission: Sk10. Národnopisné múzeum (Ethnography Museum), Smižany. Tel: 053/ 4431-291.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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