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LAMAČ, a district of Bratislava, celebrates the feast day of Rozália, the patroness of St Rozália church. The Feast of Rozália opens Friday, September 2 at 16:00 on Malokarpatské námestie, the event's main venue. Over the three-day event, the town will offer visitors a Friday jamboree, a Saturday market and a ceremonial holy mass on Sunday, followed by folk and pop performances. The Saturday market will feature traditional foods, handicrafts, football matches and a bryndzové halušky eating contest. Tel: 02/6478-1581.
photo: Lamač Municipal Office

BRATISLAVA

OPEN HOUSE: Slovak Television - The national Slovak television station, STV, throws open its doors for its first open house, during which the public will be able to meet the famous faces on TV. (STV also opens its doors at its regional studios in Banská Bystrica and Košice.)
Starts: Sep 1. Admission: free. STV, Mlynská dolina. Tel: 02/6061-3107.

OPENING: Apollo Bridge - Pedestrians will have one chance to walk the Apollo Bridge, Bratislava's newest bridge over the Danube, on September 4 at a ceremonial opening accompanied by cultural programmes and culminating in fireworks at 20:30.
Starts: Sep 4 at 10:00. Admission: free. Apollo Bridge. Tel: 02/5935-6155.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL

FEMAN, a European cultural festival of nations and nationalities, brings the European cultural medley into towns and villages of Eastern Slovakia. The 6th annual event starts August 30, featuring a blend of musicians, dancers and artists from almost 20 European countries. The mostly open-air performances will take place the streets of Košice and in surrounding villages through September 4. The concluding gala, Culture Without Borders: Concert for Srebrenica, will present the festival's best performances on September 3 at 19:00 in Dom umenia (the House of Arts) in Košice. Tickets costs Sk40. For more information, please call 055/6250-142 or visit www.feman.sk (also in English).


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Concert - Slovaks trumpeter Rastislav Suchan and organ player Stanislav Šurin play works by international composers.
Starts: Aug 30 at 19:30. Admission: Sk100. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Nábrežie Ivana Krasku 1, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7725-063.

EXHIBITION: Relations - Igor Piačka and Júlia Piačková present their artwork including a painting inspired by Chinese horoscope called Relations, which they created together.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-17:00 until September 4. Štefan Prokop Gallery, Potočná 5, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6411-166.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: More than Fest - Heavy metal band, German Grave Digger, heads the metal fest.
Starts: Sep 4 at 12:00. Admission: Sk490. Amphitheatre, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 0907/085-407.

EXHIBITION: František Guldan - The Slovak painter exhibits his works.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until September 18. Admission: Sk50. Zvolen Castle. Tel: 045/5321-903.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Šachtáre Volajú or Šachtáre Are Calling - Ruthenian folk ensembles perform and artists show their crafts.
Starts: Sep 4 at 14:00. Admission: Sk20. Poráč, playground, district of Spišská Nová Ves. Tel: 053/4489-163.

LIVE MUSIC: Dvorský Brothers Concert - Famous opera singers perform.
Starts: Sep 4 at 20:00. Admission: Sk300. St Egídius Church, Bardejov. Tel: 054/4744-003.

EXHIBITION: Imrich Tököly - Ceremonial events celebrating the 300th anniversary of the death of Imrich Tököly, the leader of an anti-Habsburgs uprising, take place, including the opening of an exhibition, a theatre performance and a concert.
Run: Sep 3-11. Admission: Sk60. Town Castle, Kežmarok. Tel: 052/4522-618.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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