THEATRE: THE SLOVENIAN National Theatre (Slovinsko Narodno Gledališče) from Ljubljana arrives in Bratislava to perform Edward II, an exceptional play by English dramatist, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era Christopher Marlowe. Slovenian actors will perform the show directed by Diego de Bre, one of Europe's most successful directors, in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre on February 6 starting at 19:00. The play is about the eccentric ruler Edward II, who abdicated for his lover, Piers Gaveston. Marlowe, the foremost Elizabethan tragedian before William Shakespeare, is known for his magnificent blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his own untimely death. The ensemble has already toured with the play stressing the movement and visual stylization, which has collected awards in Slovenia as well as Great Britain, France and Germany among others. For more information, go to www.snd.sk or call 02/5778-2534.
BOWL: USA Superbowl XLII - Slovak-based American football club the Bratislava Monarchs invites sports fans to watch the New England Patriots face the New York Giants.
Starts: Feb 4, 00:00. Aupark Senator Sports Roulette Club,
the Aupark shopping mall.
LIVE MUSIC: Buena Vista Live Exclusive - Singers Julio Alberto Fernandéz and Teresa Garcia Caturla, trumpetists Yanko Pizaco and Daniel 'el Gordo' de Jesús Ramos Alayo and other musicians bring Cuban music to the capital.
Starts: Feb 4, 19:00. Admission: Sk50-Sk1,190. National Tennis Centre, Priekopová 7. Tel: 02/4552-4181, www.music-art.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Electronic Beats - The duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, known as electronic music band Underworld, performs with Modeselektor from Berlin.
Starts: Feb 8, 20:00. Admission: Sk550 (in advance), Sk650 (at the door). Incheba, Viedenská cesta. www.electronicbeats.net.
BALL: Ball of the Záhorie Region - The Bratislava Culture and Information Centre and the Society of Citizens of the Záhorie Region in Bratislava organises the 39th edition of the traditional ball.
Starts: Feb 9, 19:00. Admission: Sk400. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3.
EXHIBITION: Dizajn = Idea + Function + Form - This exhibition of student works of graphic, clothing and industrial design marks the 10th anniversary of the private Design School in Bratislava.
Open: Mon-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 22. Admission: free. SDC Satelit, Dobrovičova 3.
Tel: 02/5292-0184, www.sdc.
EXHIBITION: Bonjour 2008 - Young visual artist Jarmila Džuppová from Michalovce presents her paintings, which bear titles like Philharmonic in TV box or The Shower from the Trebišov Swimming Pool, at her first exhibition in the capital.
Open: until February 29. Admission: free. Bonjour restaurant, Apollo Business Centre, Mlynské Nivy 45. Tel: 0903/637-086.
LIVE MUSIC: Neřež - Czech musicians Zdeněk Vřešťál and Vít Sázavský guarantee a peculiar mix of nostalgia and humour.
Starts: Feb 8, 21:00. Admission: Sk180. Bar - bar, Pod Hájkom. www.bar-bar.sk.
Devínska Nová Ves
MUSEUM: THE SLOVAK National Museum hosts an exhibition of photos of beavers called From the Life of Beavers. Tomáš Hulík, Fedor Čiampor and Andy Šutek took the photos over the course of the last 10 years, during which they watched and documented the life of this exceptional animal. This is already the fourth exhibition dedicated to these beavers, subtitled The Return of Rachel. Hulík, Čiampok and Šutek gave this name to a cautious female beaver, who warned others by hitting her tail on the surface of water. The sound she made resembled the name Rachel when it is pronounced in Slovak. But after thousands of nights spent close to the beavers, the men became part of the family. Ten years ago, none of the men knew the story of this beaver family would become popular in Slovakia. Hulík has published photos and his findings in National Geographic magazine, and Austrian TV station ORF made a documentary about this beaver family. The exhibition is open in the building of the Museum of Croatian Culture in Slovakia at Istrijská 68 in Devínska Nová Ves from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 until February 29. Tickets cost Sk40.
EXHIBITION: Wooden Toys - This exhibition presents works by participants of the ninth year of the Studies from Wood competition.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until March 31. Admission: Sk30. Forestry and Timber Museum, Námestie SNP 35. Tel: 045/5321-886.
CARNIVAL SEASON: Great Children's Carnival - Organisers have prepared for children a competition for the most beautiful mask and a disco, among others.
Starts: Feb 9, 15:00. Admission: Sk50. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Robotnícky Dom. Tel: 048/4155-085.
FOLKLORE: Carnival March - Folklore and other ensembles march through the city to bury the double bass, the folklore tradition marking the end of the carnival season and the beginning of Lent.
Runs: Feb 5, 15:00-18:00. The pedestrian zone in Prešov.
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