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Western SLOVAKIA

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: RUDOLF SIKORA, one of the most outstanding personalities of modern visual arts in Slovakia, presents a retrospective titled Against Oneself. His 'cosmological conceptualism', which is based on original trends that appeared in the country's artistic scene in the second half of the twentieth century, portrays people's view of Earth and the entire universe. The exhibition is being held at two Bratislava galleries until June 8. Visitors can see Sikora's works at the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery at Ľudovít Štúr Square 4, which is open daily except on Mondays from 10:00 to 17:30, and the Palace of Art at SNP Square 12, open on the same days from 10:00 to 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, visit www.sng.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Noble Amusement - Divertimentos, partitas and a few selections from operas by Družecký, Rösler, Mozart, Nudera and Volanek performed by the Lotz Trio. The concert is organised within the Days of Early Music festival running until June 12.
Starts: June 5, 19:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk150. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Tel: 02/5920-4811, www.hc.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Klezmer - Performing within the Petržalka Days festival, the Pressburger Klezmer Band from Slovakia and the Pannónia Klezmer Band from Hungary offer an attractive mixture of Jewish music, jazz, reggae and rock.
Starts: June 5, 19:00. Admission: Sk190 (in advance), Sk250 (at the door). The Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: Wilsonic - Focused mainly on Central and Eastern European artists, the Wilsonic festival connects the best elements of advanced, urban & electronic music fused within the atmosphere of a concert, a club and a party.
Runs: June 6-7, from 17:00 until late at night. Admission: Sk550-Sk990. Tyršovo nábrežie (Danube embankment). Tel: 0903/268-872, www.wilsonic.sk.

Bratislava
EXTREME SPORTS: Ufo Base Jump Day - Seven experienced jumpers from both Slovakia and abroad jump from the Ufo Restaurant more than 60 times to demonstrate one of the most dangerous and exciting sports.
Starts: June 7, 12:00. Admission: free. Nový Most bridge. Tel: 02/6252-0300, www.u-f-o.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Oxygen Party - Luke Slater, a well-known pioneer of British techno, whose name has always been synonymous with quality electronic music, performs the best of his songs supported by Jon Rundell, Hiffi Princess, Michal Poliak and Michal Breeth.
Starts: June 7, 21:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk250. The Dopler Club, Prievozská 18. www.dopler.sk.

Trenčín
LIVE MUSIC: Marie Rottrová - Famous Czech singer Marie Rottrová, known as Lady Soul, performs her greatest hits, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Dalibor Kapras.
Starts: June 3, 19:00. Admission: Sk450 (in advance), Sk500 (at the door). Army Palace, Hviezdoslavova 16. Tel: 032/16-186.

Nitra
EXHIBITION: Lightness of Action - Seventeen students of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna present their artistic creation, making use of computers, video projections, sound effects and other multimedia techniques.
Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00-17:00,
until August 24. Admission:
Sk20. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

BoĽkovce
CAR RACE: Power Fest - The fourth year of the car and motor race for all those who adore luxury cars, drift shows and speed driving.
Starts: June 7, 09:00. Admission: Sk200 (Fee for participants: Sk200). Boľkovce Airport. Tel: 0905/663-328, www.zrychlenie.sk.

Žilina
FILM AND LIVE MUSIC: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Renowned American band the Devil Music Ensemble adds a live soundtrack to the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, from 1920.
Starts: June 2, 20:00. Admission: Sk120. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
SHOW: WINNIE the Pooh on Stage, a wildly popular show among audiences of all ages, will bring the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood to Košice for the first time. The touring production features the honey-loving Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo and Owl, who embark on a journey of fun and surprise to discover what makes 'a perfect day'. The show's producers have worked with Disney animators to transform the stage into a magical world full of colours, amazing sounds and lighting effects. A cast of 15 performers takes to the stage under the direction of renowned choreographer Christopher Gattelli. In total, seven performances will take place at the Steel Arena at Nerudova 12 from June 5 to 8. Tickets cost between Sk390 and Sk690. For further information, see www.ges.sk or call 055/6221-345.

Košice
FOLKLORE: Man and Woman Dancing - The Železiar folklore ensemble presents its successful dancing performance, which portrays Slovak folklore traditions.
Starts: June 2, 19:00. Admission: Sk130-Sk250. Košice State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Tel: 055/7894-717, www.zeleziar.sk.

Prešov
FESTIVAL: Prešov Days - Dozens of cultural events such as concerts, film screenings, dance performances, exhibitions, traditional markets and even a flying day liven up the city of Prešov for the whole week.
Runs: June 2-8. Admission: free. Events take place throughout the city centre. www.pis.sk.

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