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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
FOLKLORE:
Terchová Christmas - More than 100 natives of Terchová, the picturesque birthplace of Slovak outlaw and folk hero Juraj Jánošík, take their Christmas folklore programme to the stage of the new Slovak National Theatre.
Starts: Dec 17, 19:00. Admission: Sk390-Sk890. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova Street. www.212.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Marián Varga and the Moyzes Quartet - The prominent Slovak keyboardist and renowned string ensemble perform a Christmas suite.
Starts: Dec 17, 19:00. Admission: Sk290. The Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/5441-7232.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Bach and Vivaldi - The Solamente Naturali orchestra and choir accompanies soprano Helga Varga-Bachová, alto Alexander Schneider, tenor Marián Olszewski and bass Matúš Trávniček in works by J. S. Bach and A. Vivaldi under the baton of Didier Talpain.
Starts: Dec 17, 19:00. Admission: Sk100/Sk150. New Evangelic Church, Legionárska Street. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Bratislava
DANCE:
Corner Stone - The Tangere Dance Theatre premieres a dance-theatre show based on the story of J.S. Bach and his wife, A.M. Bach.
Starts: Dec 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. The House of Culture, Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

Bratislava
JAZZ CONCERT:
Jazz in the Aréna Theatre - Prominent Slovak jazz guitarist Matúš Jakabčic holds another concert from his jazz sessions. This time he plays with saxophonist Radovan Tariška, Ondřej Štveráček Quintet, keyboardist Ondrej Krajňák, double bass player Tomáš Baroš and drummer Marián Ševčík.
Starts: Dec 20, 20:00. Admission: Sk99, Sk129. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2557, www.divarena.sk.

Bratislava
CONCERT:
Iva Bittová and George Mraz - Well-known Czech violin player and singer Iva Bittová performs with double-bassist George Mraz from her latest CD, Moravian Gems.
Starts: Jan 8, 19:00. Admission: Sk390. The Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/5441-7232.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Kosovo from Inside and 10.37 pm - This display presents an updated view of Kosovo via about 60 photos by six local photographers.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until January 13. Admission: Sk20. The Central-European House of Photography (SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5441-8214.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Interpretation of Reality - This extensive exhibition subtitled Art 2007 presents over 460 works by 228 artists that map the latest developments in Slovak visual art.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until January 20. Admission: Sk . The House of Art, SNP Square 12. Tel: 0905/158-991.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Back to Slovakia after 35 Years - This retrospective presents 71 works by Endre Nemes, a Hungarian artist influenced by surrealism who spent his early years in the Slovak towns of Levoča and Spišská Nová Ves.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until January 28. Admission: Sk80. Bratislava City Gallery, Pállfy Palace, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-3627.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žarnovica
AUTOMOTIVE:
Autoslide - An annual competition of motocross and rallycross drivers competing in twenty-two lap races on snow for the Autoslide Cup.
Starts: Jan 1, 8:30. Admission: Sk300. Local speedway stadium. www.autoslide.sk.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION:
Dante’s Inferno and Other Paintings - This display features illustrations and the latest paintings by Slovak contemporary artist Marek Ormandík.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 3. Admission: Sk20. The Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie Osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5522-758.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
LIVE MUSIC:
Helloween and Gamma Ray - Metal bands Helloween and Gamma Ray stage a joint concert in Slovakia during their European tour. The concerts in Košice and Bratislava are part of the bands’ first joint tour, Hellish Rock 2007/2008, to promote Helloween’s new album, Gambling with the Devil. The concert in Bratislava takes place in the PKO (Culture and Leisure Park) at Nábrežie Ľ. Svobodu on December 19 at 19:00.
Starts: Dec 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk790, Sk890. Cassosport Sports Hall. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice
CONCERT:
Christmas Carols - The Magic Orchestra performs Christmas carols with folklore ensemble Šarišan, rock band The Exact and Jaroslav Dvorský and Tatiana Paľovčíková, soloists at the Košice Opera.
Starts: Dec 20, 19:00. Admission: Sk149-Sk249. Infiniti Arena. Tel: 055/6258-888.

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