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THE 10TH ANNUAL Days of Early Music festival focuses on Central Europe. Slovak Musica Aeterna, Hungary's Purcell choir and five soloists under the baton of György Vashegy will perform Theodora, an oratorio by Händel at the Great Evangelical Church (Panenská, June 23 at 19:00). Polish organist Marek Toporowski takes the festival out of Bratislava, to a church in Báč, close to Šamorín, where he will demonstrate his mastery of a precious historic organ (June 21 at 18:00). Czech guitarist Pavel Steidl will play 19th century composers at the Pálffy Palace (Zámocká, June 26 at 18:00). Tickets: Sk100 to Sk200. Tel: 0905/439-541.
photo: György Vashegy / photo: Felvégi


AIR SHOW: Red Bull Flugtag - 40 teams conquer gravity on their homemade flying machines.
Starts: Jun 26 at 13:00. Admission: free. Kuchajda lake (next to Polus centre). Tel: 0902/600-000.

PERFORMANCE: German Night - The all-night programme under the baton of Jozef Bednárik features German and Slovak artists.
Starts: Jun 24 at 20:00. Admission: Sk1,200. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2554.



LIVE MUSIC: Hana Hegerová - Legendary Czech chanson singer performs with Petr Malásek's orchestra.
Starts: Jun 24 at 19:30. Admission: Sk490. Dom Umenia (House of Arts), Nábrežie Ivana Krasku 1, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7625-365.

THE CIBULÁK festival, inspired by the French tradition of performing plays on town streets, starts June 24 in Pezinok. The two-day festival revives the atmosphere of medieval outdoor games and carnivals, when artists, charlatans and vagabonds moved from place to place to perform. The 17th year of the festival will feature 11 international theatre troupes and six music groups. The highlight will be a performance by Czech Komediokraft. French Délices-Dada arrive with Locals; Russian-Czech Teatr Novogo Fronta present a fire show called Phantomysteria; and Austrian Irrwisch enact an outdoor comedy entitled Nujork Denzing Kwiin. Tickets: Sk350 (whole festival) and Sk50 to Sk150 (individual performances). www.cibulak.sk
photo: Cibulák

FESTIVAL: Country Mlyn (Country Mill) - The traditional festival of country music features František Nedvěd, Wabi Daněk Bukasový masív and Pacifik among the musicians and offers many other accompanying events.
Runs: Jun 24-25. Admission: Sk400 (whole festival), Sk250 (per day). Kamenný Mlyn, Plavecký Štvrtok (near Malacky). Tel: 034/7793-279, www.countrymlyn.host.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Janáček Quartet - Czech ensemble performs within the Music Under the Diamond Vault festival.
Starts: Jun 24 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200, Sk100. Dom Komorského Grófa (Count Komes Mansion), Kollárova 541, Kremnica. Tel: 045/6742-856.

FESTIVAL: Midsummer Night - Slovak artists and fire shows entertain people.
Runs: Jun 24-25 at 24:00. Admission: free. Mariánske námestie, Žilina. Tel: 0907/137-145.

FESTIVAL: Zvolen's Castle Plays - In the opera segment of the theatre festival, the Banská Bystrica State Opera performs Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
Starts: Jun 25 at 20:00. Admission: Sk180-200. Nádvorie Zvolenského zámku (The courtyard of Zvolen Castle), Zvolen. Tel: 045/533-1781.


FESTIVAL: Cassovia Folkfest - The international festival of folk music features Lúčnica, Zuzana Mojžišová and guests from Hungary, Belarus, Poland and Romania.
Starts: Jun 24-26 at 16:00. Admission: Sk20-250. Venues in Košice. Tel: 055/7894-717.

EXHIBITION: Records - A display of natural imprints by Czech Jiří Šigut on photo paper.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until June 26. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. House of Photography, Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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