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EXHIBITION: ROBERT Doisneau or A Picture of Certain France is an exhibition of a unique selection of photographs that the world famous French photographer took between 1945 and 1960. The display features 53 of his black-and-white images. Doisneau, who along with Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be the most famous French photographer in the world, is known for his depictions of street life in Paris. The exhibition at the Central European House of Photography (SEDF) at Prepoštská 4 in Bratislava is open daily except Monday from 13:00 to 18:00 until March 30. For more information, go to www.sedf.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Combat of Bands - Eight young Slovak rock, punk and metal bands "battle" with guitars, drums and microphones in front of a jury comprised of their more seasoned colleagues.

Starts: Feb 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk50. Randal music club, Karpatská. www.openrock.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Bukake Trio - Bassist Martin Gašpar, drummer Marcel Buntaj and keyboardist Juraj Tatár play jazz.

Starts: Feb 25, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16. Tel: 0905/865-566, www.nuspirit.sk.


FOLKLORE: The House of Traditional Dances - The Dragúni folk dance and music ensemble and its guests perform dances from eastern Slovakia that combine gypsy and Slovak folk styles. The show continues with dance lectures.

Starts: Feb 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk80. A4, SNP Square 12. Tel: 0908/770-410.


LIVE MUSIC: Pathetic Hypermarket Band - This alternative music band, which calls its music style "pathetic folk", gives a concert and introduces its latest CD, Naoko. Slovak singer Soňa Horňáková performs as the guest of the evening.

Starts: Feb 28, 20:00. Admission: Sk80 (in advance), Sk100 (at the door). Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3.

Tel: 02/6381-1328.


EXHIBITION: Romantic Economies - Aneta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkáčová, winners of the Oskár Čepan Award for young artists in 2006, present their latest works, which reflect on contemporary themes and stereotypes.

Open: Tue, Thur 12:00-19:00, Wen, Fri-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 6. Admission: free. Medium Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. www.ncsu.sk.


EXHIBITION: Dolls - This display presents a selection of dolls from ten years of the Hungarian Artistic Dolls competition.

Runs: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until April 6. Admission: Sk10. Bibiana, the International House of Art for Children, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-1308.


EXHIBITION: Székelyland - British photo journalist Paul Glendell exhibits photos depicting the changing culture of the Hungarian people of the Székely region of Romania.

Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00 until March 9. The Gallery in the Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47.


EXHIBITION: Plus 24 - This display presents the gallery's latest acquisitions. The first section showcases works by female artists of various generations, with a stress on feminist works. The second part shows works by the youngest generation of the Slovak artistic scene.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 9. Admission: Sk30. Nitrianska Galéria (Nitra Gallery), Župné Námestie 3. Tel: 037/6579-641.



EXHIBITION: Icon? Icon - This display presents the results of Hommage to Jerzy Nowosielski, a painting symposium about the Polish artist who was inspired by the art of Bardejov, Slovakia and Sanok, Poland.

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-15:30, Sun 12:30-16:00 until March 7. Kysucká Galéria (Kysuce Gallery), Manor House in Oščadnica. Tel: 041/4332-166.



LIVE MUSIC: THE Chris Byars Quartet is coming to Slovakia for two concerts of pure jazz. The band - Chris Byars on saxophone, John Mosca on trombone, Ari Roland on double bass and Stefan Schatz on drums - first performs in Bratislava on February 25. Jazz fans in Košice can enjoy their music a day later. The current tour is in promotion of the band's latest CD, Photos in Black, White and Gray, which was released last year. The concert in the capital takes place at the Slovak Radio building, Mýtna 1, starting at 19:00. The concert in Košice also starts at 19:00 and takes place at the Agentúra GeS at L. Novomestského 13. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.ges.sk.


SPORTS: Harlem Globetrotters - The magical showmen of basketball return to Slovakia to astonish the crowd with their skillful antics. They are performing two shows - in Nitra and Košice.

Starts: Feb 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk399-Sk899. Steel Arena. Tel: 055/6258-888.


EXHIBITION: Eroticon - This exhibition presents graphic works by prominent Slovak artists on the theme of love and sex.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-12:00 until March 6. Admission: free. Galéria u Anjela, Starý Trh 53. Tel: 052/4522-153.

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