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BRATISLAVA

ONE of the stars of world jazz, Joe Zawinul, returns to Slovakia after a break of more than 10 years. The legendary keyboard player will perform with The Zawinul Syndicate on September 27 at 20:00 at Babylon Music Club at Karpatská 2. The musician will christen his latest double CD, Vienna Nights. It is a musical celebration of one of the living legends of jazz, who, at 73, is still very much at the top of his game. The Bratislava concert from Miles Davis' former band member is part of his world tour. Tickets cost Sk549. For more information call 0915/200-567.
photo: Courtesy of allthatDžez

FOLK MUSIC: Vršatec - The dance and music folk ensemble from Dubnica nad Váhom performs.
Starts: Sep 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk100. Dom Kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

LIVE MUSIC: LA Blues Band - Czech blues legend Luboš Andršt, performs with US singer Reesie Davis.
Starts: Sep 29 at 20:00. Admission: Sk140. Za Zrkadlom Club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Billy Cobham and Culture Mix - Drummer Billy Cobham and band hold a jazz concert.
Starts: Oct 1 at 20:00. Admission: Sk349. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

EXHIBITION: Zora Palová - Slovak glass artist presents her works.
Open: Tue-San 13:00-18:00 until October 1. Admission: free. Nova Gallery, Baštová 2. Tel: 02/5443-3039.

EXHIBITION: Cultural Life in Divided Vienna - The exhibition of posters shows what Vienna looked like from 1945 to 1955, when the city was divided into four occupied zones, controlled by the Soviet Union, USA, France and Great Britain.
Open: Mon-Thurs 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-16:00 until October 14. Admission: free. Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 7. Tel: 02/5930-1533.

EXHIBITION: Thomas Bernhard and the People of his Life - The exhibition covers the literary heritage of the master of the long sentence, Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until October 25. Admission: free. Dvorana Ministerstva kultúry (Exhibition Hall of the Ministry of Culture), SNP 33. Tel: 02/5939-1170.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


THE WESTERN-SLOVAK town of Stupava hosts a Cabbage Festival in recognition of the most popular vegetable in this region. The Záhorie folklore feast holds competitions for the biggest cabbage and most interesting bugaboo carved out of pumpkin. Visitors can taste freshly cut cabbage, raw or in cabbage soup. Slovak, Czech and Austrian folk dance and music ensembles will accompany this ninth cabbage celebration, between September 30 and October 2, centred around the Stupava's House of Culture. For more information call 02/6593-4312.
photo: Stupava Culture Centre

WESTERN SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Agrofilm - International film show focussing on farming and the environment screens more than a hundred films.
Runs: Sep 26-30. Admission: free. Výskumný ústav živočíšnej výroby (Research Institute of Animal Production), Hlohovská 2, Nitra. Tel: 037/6546-221.

EXHIBITION: About Emotions - Contemporary Slovak artist Juraj Oravec presents his paintings and graphic works.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until October 16. Admission: Sk20. Galéria MA Bazovského (MA Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/ 7436-858.
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

MARKET: Detviansky Jarmok - Local handicrafts people offer their products at an annual Detva event accompanied by a varied cultural programme.
Runs: Oct 1-2. Admission: free. SNP Square, Detva.
Tel: 045/5455-502.

EXHIBITION: László Mednyánszky - The display showcases masterpieces by the renowned Hungarian painter, who often spent time in Slovakia, from the Slovak National Gallery's collection.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until October 20. Admission: Sk50. Zvolen Castle. Tel: 045/5321-903.
EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ars Antiqua Europae - Czech organist Jaroslav Tůma performs within the international festival.
Starts: Oct 1 at 10:00. Admission: free. St Elisabeth's Cathedral, Košice. Tel: 055/7299-607.

EXHIBITION: Handicrafts in Spiš - The display showcases works by blacksmiths, woodcarvers, tinkers, lace makers and honeycake bakers.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30, Sat 9:00-13:00 until October 30. Admission: free. Múzeum Spiša (Museum of Spiš) Letná 50, Spišská Nová Ves. Tel: 053/ 4423-757.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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