LIVE MUSIC: FIVE briefly-attired American singers known as the Pussycat Dolls will shortly visit Bratislava to give a concert as part of a European tour to promote their latest album, released last autumn, entitled Doll Domination. The award-winning girl-group, which was founded in 1995, are best known for their hits Don’t Cha, Stickwitu and Buttons. The quintet promise their fans can now look forward to “something they have never seen before”. Pussycat Dolls will perform at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7 on February 24. Tickets cost between €39.50 and €52.78. For more information, call 041/5004-136 or see www.vivien.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Moravian Gems – Four maestros of Czech jazz music, Iva Bittová, George Mráz, Emil Viklický, Laco Trop, gig in the Slovak capital.
Starts: Feb. 23, 19:30. Admission: €9.90-€19.90. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. www.bittova.com.
SPORTS: Martial Arts Night – The 13th edition of this popular Aikido and Budo demonstration features numbers by martial arts champions from both Slovakia and abroad.
Starts: Feb. 27, 18:00. Admission: €10. Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/6477-9331, www.aiki.sk.
DANCE: An Oriental Night’s Dream – Gracious movements of belly dancers to beautiful oriental melodies can be admired at this attractive show.
Starts: Feb. 27, 19:00. Admission: €12. Bratislava - Nové Mesto Culture Centre, Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771, www.skvajnorska.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: (Un)plugged – Desmod, one of the most popular Slovak rock bands, gives a concert followed by a dance party.
Starts: Feb. 27, 20:00. Admission: €12. Loď - Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), Tyršovo Nábrežie. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.adylod.sk.
EXHIBITION: Metal and Steam Art – Peter Klučka’s photographs from the 1940s, displayed on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Slovak railways, bring visitors closer to the fascinating world of trains and their engines.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until March 31. Admission: free. The Museum of Transport, Šancová 1. Tel: 02/5244-4163, www.muzeumdopravy.com.
LIVE MUSIC: Reggae Night – Carmen, a Spanish reggae, soul and ethno singer, performs, supported by renowned French musician Damalistik.
Starts: Feb. 27, 22:00. Admission: €3. The Lúč Club at the Hviezda Cinema, K. Pribinu 2. Tel: 0903/027-910. www.klubluc.sk.
EXHIBITION:LEGALISATION is the title of a multimedia display held at Nitra’s Bunker exhibition hall until March 8. Radko Mačuha, Juraj Rattaj, Michal Kezman and Dionýz Trósko, young Slovak artists who consider themselves to be 'thinly shameless', have prepared a number of “video images to please the walls, the audience and mainly themselves”. Their works can be seen for €0.66 daily, except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:00. The venue, part of Nitra Gallery, is at Župné Square 3. Further information can be found at www.nitrianskagaleria.sk or by calling 037/6579-641
EXHIBITION: Dualities – Dana Poláková, a well-known naive artist from Pezinok, and her daughter, Zuzana Poláková, who follows in her mother’s footsteps, put their paintings on show.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30, until March 31. Admission: free. The Small Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. www.danapolakova.sk.
WORKSHOP: Open Laboratory for Creative Sessions – Cristina Maldonado, a Mexican artist, shows how different interactive techniques can be used on the stage. Participants with no professional experience on stage are welcome.
Runs: Feb. 28 - March 1, 16:00-20:00. Admission: free. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Drawings and Illustrations – Works by Emil Makovický, an illustrator of the popular Slniečko (Little Sun) children’s magazine, are on display.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until March 22. Admission: free. Central Slovak Gallery, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4701-615, www.ssgbb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Baroque Arias – Igor Kucer, Jozef Bikár and Júlia Grejtáková offer a chamber baroque music concert.
Starts: Feb. 24, 19:00. Admission: free. Vojtech Loffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Tel: 055/6223-234, www.kosice.sk.
DANCE: Lord of the Dance – This extremely popular dance show arrives in Slovakia once again to give a thrilling performance.
Starts: Feb. 26, 20:00. Admission: €18-€46.14. Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Tel: 14-111, www.steelarena.sk.
EXHIBITION: Water – The Tatra Gallery and the French Embassy in Slovakia have prepared a photography display by various artists from all around the world.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-16:00, until March 15. Admission: €0.66. The Tatra Gallery Villa Flóra, Vysoké Tatry – Starý Smokovec (near Poprad). Tel: 052/7721-968, www.tatragaleria. sk.