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SHOW: DAZZLING highlights from Broadway’s greatest shows will be lighting up Bratislava and Košice from June 10 to 15. The Spirit of Broadway, a high energy performance with colourful costumes and original choreography, features an international cast of singers appearing in extracts from such famous musicals as Chicago, Cabaret, Grease, Cats and Les Misérables. The breathtaking performance, which has won several international awards, takes the public into a tantalising world of glamour and fame. Bratislava’s Sibamac Arena (the National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6) will host the musical from June 10 to 12, with performances starting at 20:00. In Košice, three performances will be held at the Steel Arena at Nerudova 12 (June 14 at 19:30, June 15 at 15:30 and 19:30). Tickets cost between Sk350 and Sk990. For more information, call 02/5293-3321.

LIVE MUSIC: The Klaus Paier Trio – Well-known Austrian accordionist Klaus Paier offers a captivating mixture of jazz and tango along with Stefan Gfrerer and Roman Werni.
Starts: June 12, 18:00. Admission: free. Mozart Room at the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5930-1500, www.rakusko.eu.

LIVE MUSIC: Živé kvety – Popular band Živé kvety shoots video clips for its new CD and DVD during a live concert.
Starts: June 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk100 (in advance), Sk150 (at the door). The Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk, www.zivekvety.sk.

FESTIVAL: Country Festival – Allan Mikušek, Kamelot, Nový Rownák, Veslári - Peter & The Rowers, the Cloggshow Dance Ensemble and Rasťo & Lujza perform their most popular country music hits during the 5th Junifest Beer Festival, which is held from June 13 to 22.
Starts: June 13, 16:00. Admission: Sk100 (a pass for the entire Junifest costs Sk490 and is available only until June 12). The Incheba EXPO Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/5249-3975, www.junifest.sk.

CELEBRATION: Fun Radio – Fun Radio celebrates its 18th birthday and invites all music fans to a party featuring Komajota, Tina, Vidiek, Vec and Milan Lieskovský.
Starts: June 13, 14:00 (accompanying events), 20:00 (concerts). Admission: Sk299. The Incheba EXPO Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/5778-7111. www.funradio.sk.

EXHIBITION: Textilmania – Visitors to this exhibition can admire dozens of original textile products created by young designers studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (VŠVU).
Open: Tue-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00, until June 27. Admission: free. The ÚĽUV Design Studio, Dobrovičova 13. Tel: 02/5296-4153, www.uluv.sk.

FESTIVAL: Fairy Tale Festival – The fourth year of the largest fairy tale and drama festival in Central and Eastern Europe presents a series of performances for both adults and children.
Runs: June 12-15, from 9:00 until 19:00. Admission: Sk70 (children), Sk140 (adults). The Bojnice Amphitheatre (near Bojnice Castle). Tel: 0907/845-396, www.rozpravkovyfestival.sk.

HISTORY: At Pálfis’ – The Červený Kameň Museum presents attractive historical performances to show the visitors how the Pálfis, former owners of the castle, used to live from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Starts: June 15, 13:00. Admission: Sk160 (adults), Sk100 (children), every 20 minutes. Červený Kameň Castle, near Častá.
Tel: 033/6905-803.


Banská Bystrica
LIVE MUSIC: Marián Geišberg – Renowned Slovak actor and singer Marián Geišberg performs with his band within the Big Top Theatre Festival, which is organised by the Crossroad Puppet Theatre and runs until June 21. A “musical surprise” for the public is expected.
Starts: June 12, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Bábkové divadlo Na rázcestí (The Puppet Theatre at the Crossroads), Skuteckého 14. Tel: 048/4125-513, www.sapito.sk.

FIRESHOW: Mauna Kea – The premiere of a thrilling open-air show that combines fire, dance and music into a breath-taking spectacle.
Starts: June 13, 21:00. Admission: free. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5005-064, www.stanica.sk.


DANCE: DANCE and music lovers will be swept off their feet from June 13 to 15, when the entire city of Košice experiences the unique atmosphere of the Cassia Dance Fest 2008. The open-air international show, which has become extremely popular since it began three years ago, will be offering an attractive mixture of various dance genres daily from 10:00 to 21:00 at Hlavná Street. Visitors can admire dozens of dancers who master Irish step dancing, hip-hop, capoeira, Latin dance, salsa, rock and roll, and many other styles. Admission is free for all performances. Further information can be found at www.cassiadance.sk.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Béla Bartók’s Profile – Several renowned musicians, including Marián Varga, perform Béla Bartók’s compositions with a unique presentation of his Piano Quintet. The event is organised within the Convergences classical music festival that runs throughout Slovakia until September.
Starts: June 9, 19:00. Admission: Sk200-Sk300. The Palace of Art, Moyzesova 66. www.konvergencie.sk.

AIR SHOW: Aeroweekend – A fascinating air show for all aviation lovers with several accompanying events and a concert by The Backwards.
Starts: June 14. Admission: Sk100 (in advance), Sk150 (at the door). The Air Museum at Košice Airport. Tel: 055/6832-272, www.stm-ke.sk.

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