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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA
OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

The Two Sundays festival is an eight-day event that presents original Slovak art created after the year 2000. The festival offers 15 musical events, five dance performances, 11 literature events and eight theatrical performances at various Bratislava venues: Medická záhrada, Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Zichyho Palác, Divadlo Astorka Korzo '90, A4 - nultý priestor, Slovenský rozhlas, Michalský dvor Gallery, and Aupark shopping centre. Moreover, 43 visual artists will display their works at four exhibition locations. Two Sundays runs from one Sunday to the next, September 11 to 18. For more information call 0905/613-791.
photo: Two Sundays

BRATISLAVA

LIVE MUSIC: Dan Bárta - The accomplished Czech singer performs with Yvonne Sanchez and the Robert Balzar Trio in a South American-inspired evening spi-ced up with tasty jazz.
Starts: Sep 15 at 20:00. Admission: Sk250. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2.
Tel: 0915/200-567.

MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS: Auswitz is My Coat - Austrian Roma painter Ceija Stojka and Slovak Roma musician Koloman Polák present their works within a project supporting contemporary Roma culture.
Starts: Sep 13 at 18:30 (concert), Sep 13-16 (exhibition). Admission: free. The Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10 (concert), Austrian Cultural Fo-
rum, Zelená 7 (exhibition). Tel: 02/5464 -1337.

EXHIBITION: Enchanted Beauty - Katarína Rusnáková and Arpád Pál display their works at an exhibition connecting original jewellery and pictures carved in wood.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until September 30. Admission: free. K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927.

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Japanese Poster - This display of works by contemporary Japanese graphic designers, is intended as an introduction to the country through posters.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-19:00 until September 21. Admission: free. Univerzitná knižnica (University Library), Michalská 1. Tel: 02/5980-0100.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


AN INTERNATIONAL Meeting of Bagpipers - the Gajdovačka - brings together participants for the sixth year in Slovakia's north-western Orava region. Between September 16 and 18 more than 80 bagpipers from six European countries will be performing at the event. Ten-year-old Ivetka Skurčáková, from Oravská Polhora, is the youngest bagpipe player taking part, while the oldest is the 74-year-old veteran Vladek Zogata, from Hrčava. Most of the festival takes place in Oravská Polhora, with the remainder in the nearby Polish villages of Miedzybrodzie and Zywiecke and Zawoja, and the Slovak town of Dolný Kubín. A competition for young bagpipers, For Zboroňa's Note, which pays tribute to the local bagpiper Jozef Zboroňa, will start at 19:00 on Saturday in Oravská Polhora. The festival culminates on Saturday with a gala programme and a Holy Mass. For more information call 043/5864-928.
photo: Oravské Osvetové Centrum

WESTERN SLOVAKIA

COMPETITION: International Six Days Enduro - Almost 500 riders are expected to compete in one of the most important motorcycle competitions in the world.
Runs: September 13 - 18. Admission: free. Hills and streets of Považská Bystrica and Púchov. Tel: 042/4326-567.

EXHIBITION: Pertu No 6 - Progressive Hungarian painter Ádám Kéri and Slovak sculptor Juraj Meliš exhibit their works.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until October 8. Admission: Sk40, Sk10. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Björnsonova 1, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6408-440.
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Nightwish - The Finnish symphonic-metal band plays.
Starts: Sep 16 at 19:00. Admission: Sk990. Town sports hall Bôrik, Žilina. Tel: 045/5394-447.

EXHIBITION: Starting Points of Painting - The exhibition presents paintings by Ernest Zmeták and Matilda Čechová, the artists, for whom the beauty of the Orava region meant a great source of inspiration and motifs.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-16:00 until September 30. Admission: Sk20. Mária Medvecká Gallery, Tvrdošín. Tel: 043/ 5322-793.
EASTERN SLOVAKIA

LIVE MUSIC: Rock Show - The Bridge, SO FINI and Triskadekaphobia perform at a concert dedicated to the fight against drugs and violence.
Starts: Sep 16 at 16:00. Admission: Sk50. Amphitheatre Humenné. Tel: 057/7882-130.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Commemoration of September 11 - The Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra and soprano Linda Appert perform US composers.
Starts: Sep 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk120. Admission: Sk250-350. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6227-216.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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