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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: XL Production)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

MUSIC: MORCHEEBA, an English band that combines trio hop, rock, rhythm and blues and pop, arrives in Slovakia as part of its promotional tour for its latest album, Dive Deep. In Bratislava, band members Paul and Ross Godfrey will perform at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská Cesta on April 26 at 20:00. Tickets costs from Sk590 to Sk790. For more information, go to www.xl.sk or call 02/12-111.

Bratislava

FESTIVAL: Nordic Film Days - After last year's festival of Nordic detective and murder mystery films, this year six Nordic comedies (Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian) will be shown. Films are with English subtitles and Slovak simultaneous translation.

Runs: Apr 25-27. Mladosť Cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 17. www.finlandembassy.sk.

Bratislava

LIFE MUSIC: Christos Voskrese - Don Cossacks, a choir of top soloists from Russian opera houses, returns to Slovakia to perform Russian Easter hymns and folk songs on the day that the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter.

Starts: Apr 27, 19:00. Admission: Sk350, SK450. Nový evanjelický kostol (New Evangelic Church), Legionárska Street. www.juras.sk.

Bratislava

FESTIVAL: Bratislava for Everybody - The fifth year of this project opens the doors of many municipal offices, as well as museums and other cultural and sport venues, to the public. The days include free tours and an extensive cultural and sport programme.

Runs: Apr 25-27. Tel: 02/5910-3133, www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Musicians 2 - Prominent Slovak photographer Vladimir Yurkovic presents another part of his project, Men After Work.

Open: until May 18. Admission: free. Apollo Business Center, Mlynské Nivy 45, Prievozská 2/B. www.yurkovic.eu.

Svätý Jur

FEAST: Village Feast of St George - The village holds traditional feasts in honour of its patron saint, St George. The rich programme offers a ceremonial mass, open-air concerts by Komajota, Golden Violin, and Polemic, a fireworks show, wine tasting, and many other activities.

Runs: Apr 25-27, starting at 14:00. The centre of Svätý Jur. www.svatyjur.sk.

Pezinok

WINE: Wine Market - The 13th international competition combined with an exhibition and wine tasting takes place.

Runs: Apr 25-26. Kultúrne centrum (The Centre of Culture), Holubyho 42. Tel: 033/6413-949.

Častá

ANTIQUES: Bourse of Antiques - Antique lovers can add new treasures to their collections.

Starts: Apr 26, 7:00-12:00. Admission: Sk40. The Červený Kameň Castle near the village of Častá. Tel: 033/6495-236, www.snm.sk.

Nitra

ORGAN FESTIVAL: Ars Organi Nitra - Finnish organ player Anna-Maria Lehtoaho is among the performers at the 1st international organ music festival.

Runs: April 20 - May 25. Admission: free. Piarist Church of St. Ladislav. Tel: 037/6524-125, www.msunitra.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica

LIVE MUSIC: Bashavel - Jazz violin player Stanislav Palúch joins other members of the Bashavel band - Moldovan cymbalo player Marcel Comendant, Slovak keyboardist Klaudius Kováč, bassist Róbert Ragan, and drummer Peter Solárik - for a concert of jazz and traditional folk music in Banská Bystrica and Bratislava (Apr 24).

Starts: Apr 23, 19:30. Admission: Sk150, Sk100. Barbakan, Nám. Štefana Moyzesa 26. Tel: 048/4152-385.

Liptovský Mikuláš

EXHIBITION: On Line - Miroslav Brooš, an artist awarded at the Textile Triennial in 2006, presents his works.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 22. Admission: Sk30. Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie Osloboditeľov 28. Tel: 044/5514-032.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice

LIFE MUSIC: Gipsy Kings - The flamenco-influenced Gipsy Kings play two concerts in Slovakia, joined also by local band the Gypsy Devils. The concert in the capital takes place on April 25 (Pasienky sports hall).

Starts: Apr 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk690, Sk790. Cassosport. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice

OPERA: Carmen - An ensemble of more than 150 singers other musicians puts on a spectacular performance of the world's most popular opera.

Starts: Apr 24, 19:00. Admission: Sk390-Sk1,190. Steel Arena, Tel: 055/6258-888.

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