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Western SLOVAKIABratislavaCONCERT:JETHRO TULL, one of the world’s best-known rock bands, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by touring Europe, and arrives in Bratislava on November 5. The successful British quintet led by Ian Anderson have sold around 60 million albums, which proves that their hard-folk-progressive rock mix is still reaching fans of all generations across the world. Their long-awaited Bratislava concert will be held at the Pasienky Sports Hall (Trnavská Cesta 29), starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,199 (€39.80) and Sk1,999 (€66.35). More information can be found at 0903/486-624 or www.doubleheadpro.com.

Jethro Tull arrives in Bratislava on November 5.(Source: Courtesy of Doublehead Production)

Western SLOVAKIA


Bratislava
CONCERT:JETHRO TULL, one of the world’s best-known rock bands, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by touring Europe, and arrives in Bratislava on November 5. The successful British quintet led by Ian Anderson have sold around 60 million albums, which proves that their hard-folk-progressive rock mix is still reaching fans of all generations across the world. Their long-awaited Bratislava concert will be held at the Pasienky Sports Hall (Trnavská Cesta 29), starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,199 (€39.80) and Sk1,999 (€66.35). More information can be found at 0903/486-624 or www.doubleheadpro.com.

Bratislava
TENNIS: Tatra Banka Slovak Open – A part of the ATP Challenger Series takes place.
Runs: Nov. 3-9, starting at 11:00. Admission: Sk50 (€1.66) one-day ticket, Sk100 (€3.32) for semi-finals and finals. Sibamac Arena, Príkopova 6. www.stz.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Psychedelic Groove Collection – Another concert from the “Art of Vinyl” series features the SNU Band and the Hugo Chavez Orchestra.
Starts: Nov. 4, 19:00. Admission: Sk150 (€4.98) in advance, Sk220 (€7.30) at the door. Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club, Rovniankova 3, Petržalka. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava
DANCE: Great Dance Hall – The Melody Makers and the Bratislava Hot Serenaders invite dance lovers to experience the “golden era” atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s.
Starts: Nov. 8, 19:00. Admission: Sk690 - Sk790 (€22.90 - €26.22). PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: One Day Jazz Festival – Famous Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara and Lee Ritenour, a renowned American guitarist and composer, perform.
Starts: Nov. 6, 19:00. Admission: Sk700 (€23.24). PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: Insomnia – Painter Oľga Paštéková draws inspiration from Petržalka, which she calls a “concrete jungle,” and that has influenced her whole life and artistic vision.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, until November 14. Admission: free. The CC Centre, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390, www.kzp.sk.


Šaľa
FESTIVAL:THE 6th Colourfest, a popular multicultural event, will turn Šaľa into a lively crossroad of art and ethnicity. From November 7 to 8, a number of screenings and concerts will take place in the town, with two accompanying photography exhibitions. The highlights are Son Caliente (in the picture), a renowned Cuban band; Ondrej Smeykal, a didgeridoo musician from the Czech Republic; and Vodku, a noted klezmer ensemble from Hungary. Two movies, The Lost City by Andia Garcia and The Last King of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald, will be screened in their original English version. The entire ethno and world music festival will take place at the Palace of Culture at SNP 16. One-day tickets cost Sk150 (€4.98), admission for two days is Sk250 (€8.30). For more information, call 0905/423-265 or go to www.colourfest.sk.

Nitra
KUNG FU: Shaolin Monks Show – After several successful tours to Slovakia, the Shaolin Monks return with a brand new show subtitled The Mystic Powers of Chinese Monasteries.
Starts: Nov. 8, 18:00. Admission: Sk300 - Sk1,000 (€9.96 - €33.19). Klokočina Sports Hall, Dolnočermánska Street. www.podujatia.sk.

Trenčín
EXHIBITION: Contemporary Slovak Sculpture – This display provides a comprehensive outline of manifold sculptural techniques typical for contemporary Slovak artists.
Open: Tue-Sun 09:00-17:00, until November 30. Admission: Sk30 (€1.00). Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
LIVE MUSIC: Colourful Autumn Matinee – This project aims to expose children to music by combining a concert with amusing performances and a raffle.
Starts: Nov. 9, 16:00. Admission: Sk50 (€1.65). The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.koncertypredeti.sk.

Liptovský Mikuláš
EXHIBITION: All Inclusive – Ricardo Cases, Inaki Domingo, José Gurerrero, David Jiménez, Marta Soul and Jorge Yeregui exhibit their works to acquaint the public with contemporary Spanish photography.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until November 30. Admission: free. Tel: 044/5624-454, www.domfoto.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vocalissimo – This a cappella group describes their show as follows: “Four men. Four microphones. No instruments. Enjoy!”
Starts: Nov. 5, 19:00. Admission Sk370 - Sk390 (€12.28 - €12.95). Old Town Hall, Hlavná 59. Tel: 055/6258-888, www.mickosice.sk.

Prešov
EXHIBITION: Japanese Graphics – Exquisite bookplates and calligraphies called “Nihon” by masterful Japanese artists are on display.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00, until December 7. Admission: Sk20 (€0.66). The Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Tel: 051/7725-423, www.sgpresov.sk.

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