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Western SLOVAKIA Bratislava CONCERT:ENGLISH pop, rock and folk singer James Blunt is visiting Bratislava during his autumn tour on October 26. This award-winning singer soared to fame with his hit single You’re Beautiful in 2005 and has charmed the public with his melancholy but unsentimental songs ever since. This concert promoting his second album All the Lost Souls will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7, starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,099 (€36.48) and Sk1,499 (€49.76). For more information, call 041/5004-136 or go to www.vivien.sk.

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava CONCERT:ENGLISH pop, rock and folk singer James Blunt is visiting Bratislava during his autumn tour on October 26. This award-winning singer soared to fame with his hit single You’re Beautiful in 2005 and has charmed the public with his melancholy but unsentimental songs ever since. This concert promoting his second album All the Lost Souls will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7, starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,099 (€36.48) and Sk1,499 (€49.76). For more information, call 041/5004-136 or go to www.vivien.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Sixty Roses – Helena Vondráčková, the legendary Czech diva, performs her top singles .
Starts: Oct. 20, 19:00. Admission: Sk390 - Sk1,490 (€12.95 - €49.46). Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. www.vondrackova.net.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Tarja Turunen – The former lead vocalist of Finnish power metal band Nightwish continues her successful solo career touring two Slovak towns (her second concert, in Košice, is on October 25).
Starts: Oct. 24, 20:00. Admission: Sk690 - Sk1,090 (€22.90 - €36.18). The Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. www.ntc.sk.

Bratislava
DANCE: The Firebird – A newly-opened dance theatre presents this world-renowned ballet by Igor Stravinsky in a modern interpretation by famed choreographer Ján Ďurovčík.
Starts: Oct. 24-26, 19:00. Admission: Sk390 - Sk490 (€12.95 - €16.27). Heineken Tower Stage, Pribinova 25. Tel: 0907/401-880, www.heinekentowerstage.sk.

Bratislava
HORSE RACE: The Autumn Mile – Horses race in four categories, including the grand steeplechase.
Starts: Oct. 26, 12:00. Admission: Sk40 (€1.33). Petržalka Racecourse, Starohájska 29. Tel: 02/6241-1504, www.zavodisko.sk.

Bratislava
FASHION SHOW: Profashionals – This unconventional fashion show features a number of accompanying events.
Starts: Oct. 25, 13:00. Admission: free. The Aupark Shopping Centre, Einsteinova 18. www.aupark.sk.

Topoľčany
FESTIVAL: The Rock Autumn – The most popular Slovak rock stars including Polemic and Horkýže Slíže perform.
Starts: Oct. 22, 16:00. Admission: Sk199 (€6.61) in advance, Sk249 (€8.27) at the door. Topoľčany Palace of Culture, Čs. armády 1. www.rockovajesen.sk.

Trenčín
LIVE MUSIC: A Recital – Lenka Filipová, a noted Czech singer and guitarist who’s toured twice with Francis Cabrel, performs with Mirek Linhart and Sean Barry.
Starts: Oct. 22, 19:00. Admission: Sk300 (€9.95). Trenčín Cultural Centre (the Army House), Hviezdoslavova 16. Tel: 032/161-86, www.lenkafilipova.cz.

Central SLOVAKIA



Banská Bystrica
FESTIVAL: Musical Days – A series of classical music concerts given by renowned Slovak orchestras and soloists.
Runs: Oct. 20-23. Admission: Sk70-Sk160 (€2.32-€5.31). Different concert halls in Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823, www.stateopera.sk.

Žilina
CHILDREN RALLY: Max Rally – All little motor-racing fans are invited to take part in the 10th Max Rally and the chance to win an enormous teddy bear.
Starts: Oct. 26, 16:00. Admission: free. The MAX Shopping Centre, Prielohy 10. www.zocmax.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA


Košice
CONCERT:THE CITY OF Košice will soon experience a “violin tornado” thanks to Vanessa Mae, arguably the world’s best-known contemporary violinist, who describes her style as “violin techno-acoustic fusion”. She began playing piano at the age of three and violin at five, becoming famous throughout Britain in early childhood. Tickets to her last appearance in Bratislava sold out well in advance. Vanessa Mae will perform on October 23 at 20:00 at the Košice Steel Arena (Nerudova 12). Tickets cost between Sk490 (€16.27) and Sk1,590 (€52.78). More information can be found at 055/6223-606 or www.bmproduction.sk.

Košice
LIVE MUSIC: Gypsy Fire – Sisa Sklovská, Richard Rikkon, Alexander Daško and Russka Roma offer an unforgettable concert devoted to fiery Gypsy melodies. Bratislava and Banská Bystrica also hosts the event on October 23 and 25 respectively.
Starts: Oct. 21, 20:00. Admission: Sk299 (€9.92) in advance, Sk349 (€11.58) at the door. The Jumbo Centre, Masarykova 2. www.mickosice.sk.

Medzilaborce
EXHIBITION: Ready to... – Michal Murin, a contemporary Slovak artist who has repeatedly worked with Andy Warhol’s pieces, presents his new project.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00 until October 28. Admission: Sk100 (€3.32). Andy Warhol Museum, Andyho Warhola 26. Tel: 057/7480-072, www.andywarhol.sk.

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