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Western SLOVAKIABratislava EXHIBITION: MAN – both as an individual and as a part of a community – is the focus of a new photographic exhibition being held in Bratislava. The photographers, eleven members of the Friends of Photography Club of the Central European House of Photography, have different approaches but the same goal, namely to hold a mirror up to ourselves. Though the motifs are varied, they are mostly inspired by mundane, everyday situations, or simply “a moment”. Man in Focus is on show at U Červeného Raka (At the Red Crayfish) City Library Summer Reading Room at Michalská 26 daily between 9:00 and 19:00 until September 9. Admission is free. More information can be found at www.sedf-klub.sk. Bratislava PARTY: Celebration Bratislava – Carl Cox, the world-renowned British DJ, gives a three-hour house and techno music marathon. Starts: August 20, 20:00. Admission: €20 - €50. Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 0903/600-911, www.celebration.sk.

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Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava EXHIBITION: MAN – both as an individual and as a part of a community – is the focus of a new photographic exhibition being held in Bratislava. The photographers, eleven members of the Friends of Photography Club of the Central European House of Photography, have different approaches but the same goal, namely to hold a mirror up to ourselves. Though the motifs are varied, they are mostly inspired by mundane, everyday situations, or simply “a moment”. Man in Focus is on show at U Červeného Raka (At the Red Crayfish) City Library Summer Reading Room at Michalská 26 daily between 9:00 and 19:00 until September 9. Admission is free. More information can be found at www.sedf-klub.sk.
Bratislava
PARTY: Celebration Bratislava – Carl Cox, the world-renowned British DJ, gives a three-hour house and techno music marathon.
Starts: August 20, 20:00. Admission: €20 - €50. Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 0903/600-911, www.celebration.sk.

Bratislava
DANCE:
Japanese Folklore in Slovakia – Two dance and martial arts ensembles from the Japanese town of Toyota show how samurais used to fight against evil spirits hundreds of years ago. Moreover, the Japanese Embassy’s Chef, Shoichi Sato, will be carving an ice sculpture on the spot.
Starts: August 19, 18:00. Admission: free. Hlavné Square. Tel: 02/5980-0101, www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
: Something Incredible – The International House of Art for Children has prepared a display full of unveiled secrets about the adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until September 20. Admission: €0.66. Bibiana, Panská 41. Tel:02/5443-1308, www.bibiana.sk.

Devín
FESTIVAL:
2009 Devín Festival – full of music, dance, fencing and crafts, this is an ideal event for families who wish to spend a weekend under the open sky.
Runs: August 22-23. Admission: €7 (one-day ticket). Devín Castle. Tel: 0948/800-115, www.festivaldevin.sk.

Trnava
FOLKLORE:
A Dream – A dance performance about the importance of respecting one’s own cultural heritage by SĽUK, one of Slovakia’s best-known folklore ensembles.
Starts: August 23, 20:30. Admission: €7. Trnava Amphitheatre, Halenárska 20. Tel: 02/2047-8111, www.sluk.sk.

Nitra
EXHIBITION:
This Is Design – Thirteen professional artists and a large number of students present a joint display of various original objects including chairs, glasses and jewellery.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00 - 18:00, until September 9. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Námestovo
FESTIVAL:
Orange Music Summer – Desmod, Polemic, Zuzana Smatanová, IMT Smile and the Gladiators are among the musicians appearing at this open-air event.
Runs: August 21-22. Admission: €15.90 in advance, €19.90 at the door. Námestovo City Beach, Orava Dam. www.oravafest.sk.

Banská Štiavnica
FESTIVAL: THOSE WHO wish to enter the magical world of poetry, theatre and music need only visit the scenic town of Banská Štiavnica between August 18 and 22. Its streets, cafés and churches will be celebrating the Muses through the 7th edition of the Cap l’Est festival with, but not only, Portugal in the spotlight. Dozens of artists from across Europe will meet to offer the local audience an unforgettable experience as well as a “symphony of languages” since many of them will perform in their mother tongues. Admission is free for some performances, tickets for others cost between €1.50 and €8. A festival pass is €18. For more information about dates and venues, call 045/6949-653 or visit www.banskastiavnica.sk.

Banská Bystrica
EXHIBITION:
Graphics – Malgorzata Chomicz, renowned Polish artist and university teacher, puts her latest graphics on show.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00, until August 23. Admission: €1.33. Central Slovak Gallery, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4701-615, www.ssgbb.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
SPORTS:
Ice Exhibition – Two ice hockey teams, one of which is led by Jaromír Jágr, a Czech player who is among the NHL’s top ten, vie for the favour of the audience.
Starts: August 19, 18:00. Admission: €9.65 - €12.95. Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Tel: 055/6258-888, www.steelarena.sk.

Humenné
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Štefan Thomán Organ Festival – A concert by Italian organist Massimo Nosetti in the beautiful and most eastwardly-located Gothic church in Europe.
Starts: August 19, 19:00. Admission: voluntary contribution. All Saints Church, Brestovská 1. Tel: 057/7755-548, www.mskshe.sk.

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