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EXHIBITION: A DOUBLE exhibition of colour photos by Jana Šebestová and Radovan Stoklasa brings the atmosphere of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin to Bratislava. The exhibition, entitled 1 Olympics through 4 Slovak Eyes, offers two views of the most important sporting event of 2006. The first is moments snapped by photojournalist Radovan Stoklasa, who focused on the athletes. The second is the images of the atmosphere in the city, which were captured by Jana Šebestová. A young photographer who has lived in Turin since 1998, Šebestová attempted to portray the emotions of the city's residents, who took their joy to the streets. The display takes place in the Atrium of the Slovak Radio at Mýtna 1 from February 21 to 29. It is open during the week between 10:00 and 17:00.


LIVE MUSIC: Grzegorz Karnas - The Polish jazz/blues singer performs with Polish cellist Adam Oleš, Slovak keyboardist Jana Bezeková and drummer Jozef Krupa.

Starts: Feb 17, 20:30. Admission: Sk200. Nu Spirit, Medená 16. Tel: 0904/624-625, www.nuspirit.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC:Cantatas with Solamente Naturali - The first concert of the third year of the Bach cycle features the Solamente Naturali orchestra and choir with soprano Helga Varga-Bachová, alto Alexander Schneider, tenor Marián Olszewski and bass Matúš Trávniček performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Kuhnau.

Starts: Feb 20, 19:00. Admission: Sk130 (in advance) and Sk150 (at the door). The New Lutheran Church, Legionárska Street. Tel: 02/5932-7716.


FESTIVAL: AnimeSHOW - The first year of this festival of Japanese culture, anime, comics and computer games takes place.

Starts: Feb 23, at 9:00. Admission: Sk99 (in advance), Sk109 (at the door). The House of Culture Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. www.animeshow.comics-salon.sk.


BALL: Gaytislava - The first Central European ball for gays and lesbians takes place.

Starts: Feb 23, 20:00. Admission: Sk700 (without a seat), Sk900 (with the seat). The Music Factory disco club in the Junior Hotel, Drieňová 4. www.gayportal.sk.


EXHIBITION: Slovak Naive Art from Serbia - This exhibition presents 66 works by 25 untrained artists from the collection of the Babka Gallery in Kovačica, Serbia.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 until February 29. The exhibition hall of the Slovak Culture Ministry, SNP Square 33.


EXHIBITION: Rudolf Uher - This exhibition of sculptures marks the 20th anniversary of the death of prominent Slovak artist Rudolf Uher.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 until March 30. Admission: Sk120. Zoya Gallery, Erdödy Palace at Ventúrska 1. It is necessary to book a visit one day in advance at 0902/899-733, 0910/782-010 or 02/2092-2816.


EXHIBITION: The Story of Sculpture - This display by Ladislav Sabo, whose recent sculptures include the monument in Hejce that marks the airplane accident that killed 42 people in 2006.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-12:00 13:00-17:00 until March 2. The Ján Koniarek Gallery - the Synagogue, Halenárska 2. Tel: 033/5514-657.



FILM FESTIVAL: The Best from Polish Animation - A presentation of the best Polish animated films that influenced the world of animation and one-minute films created during the Stranger Oneminutesjr workshop.

Runs: Feb 22-23, 19:00. Stanica open cultural space, Stanica Záriečie, www.stanica.sk.

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EXHIBITION: Quo Vadis, Domine? - Pavol Rusko presents an installation that he originally created for the synagogue in Šahy. For the current exhibition, he enhanced the work that combines the symbols of the Cross and the Star of David with another two symbols - love and hope.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 6. The Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie Osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5620-035.


EXHIBITION: A PROPER Cup of Coffee is an exhibition in Martin that presents coffee not only as a beverage with a long tradition, but a botanical variety and a commodity of trade. Visitors can see the whole history of coffee and cafes on more than 50 panels with many photos, plans and maps, as well as almost 600 exhibits. Because internet cafes play a significant role in the current history of cafes, one is located at the end of the exhibition. The display takes place in the Ethnographic Museum of the Slovak National Museum at Malá Hora. It is open daily between 9:00 and 17:00 until August 31. Tickets cost Sk40. For more information, go to www.snm.sk.



SHOW: Yamato - After the huge success of last year's show, these drummers of Japan return to Slovakia to perform their musical and visual show.

Starts: Feb 21, 20:00. Admission: Sk390-Sk1,290. Steel Arena. Tel: 055/6258-888.


SHOW: The Evening of Asian Martial Arts - Thirteen clubs present 13 kinds of martial arts. The event includes the chance to win a katana, a samurai sword.

Starts: Feb 24, 15:00. Admission: Sk300. Infiniti Arena (the old sports hall). Tel: 055/6258-888.


EXHIBITION: Industrial Bratislava - Photographer Anton Sládek presents photos that depict the peculiar atmosphere of Bratislava's old industrial buildings.

Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thur 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until March 16. Admission: Sk20. Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Tel: 051/7725-423.

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