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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA
OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
EASTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

FUNKY legend Kool & The Gang sweeps into Slovakia for two one-night shows, where the complete 14-member group will unpack their hits, such as Victory, Ladies Night and Get Down on It. Catch Bratislava's concert on September 5 at the Sports Hall Pasienky on Bajkalská street at 21:00. Tickets cost between Sk590 and Sk990. The next day the band travels to eastern Slovakia where it will play Prešov's sports hall at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk449 and Sk549. For more information, please call 051/ 7731-113.


BRATISLAVA

LIVE MUSIC: Dark Light - Finnish HIM, author of music described as melodic/melancholic rock, introduces his latest CD, Dark Light.
Starts: Sep 10 at 20:00. Admission: Sk590, Sk690. Sibamac Arena, National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9888.


EXHIBITION: Palo Macho - The contemporary glass artist presents his works.
Open: Tue-Sat 12:00-18:00 until September 17. Admission: free. Tranzit dielne, Studená 12. Tel: 0905/727-300.

EXHIBITION: Beauty Born from Wood - Folk woodcarvers from Eastern Slovakia present their masterpieces.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk40. The Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia, Brämerova kúria, Žižkova 18. Tel: 5441-2021.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


WELCOME to Slovakia's first Onion Feast. Holíč, a town in western Slovakia's Záhorie region (known for its fertile fields), is organizing its first annual onion event. The festival starts September 10 at 14:00 at the local castle. The courageous can compete for the most tasteful cibuľačka (onion soup), the biggest onion, and the fastest peeler and cutter. For more information, please call 034/6682-255.
photo: Jana Liptáková

WESTERN SLOVAKIA

MARKET: Traditional Trnava Market - About 100 handicraftsmen, including bread bakers, offer their products and demonstrate their skills at a traditional event enriched by folk and pop music performances.
Runs: Sep 9-11, starting at 14:00. Admission: free. Hlavná and Paulínska streets, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-022.

EXHIBITION: Rock-pop-jazz in Photography - More than 30 photographers, including American James McKenna and British legend Ian Dickson, present photos with musical themes.
Open: Tue-Sun 09:00-16:00 until September 15. Admission: Sk30. Katov Dom, Matúšova, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7434-431.
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

EXHIBITION: Slovak Traditional Folk Sculptures and Paintings - A collection of folk art is on display at the final remains of the flooded village of Slanica, a church.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until September 15. Admission: Sk50 (with transport to the island). Oravská galéria at Slanický Ostrov, Slanická Osada, Oravská priehrada dam.
Tel: 0905/915-108.

EXHIBITION: Tinkers in Art Workshops - The exhibition traces the image of the tinker in fine arts as presented in Slovak museums and galleries.
Open: Tue-Sun 8:00-16:00 until November 1. Admission: Sk40. Považské múzeum in Budatínsky zámok, Žilina. Tel: 041/5001-511.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Zwiebel Kvartet - The ensemble performs works by Hayden and Bartók at a chamber concert.
Starts: Sep 7 at 19:00. Chrám Matky ustavičnej pomoci, Stará Ľubovňa. Tel: 052/4321-713.

LIVE MUSIC: Ciryam - The Polish band plays progressive rock with metal and gothic rock elements.
Starts: Sep 7 at 17:00. Admission: Sk20. The podium above Dolná brána, Hlavná, Košice. Tel: 055/7299-605.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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