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Bratislava CONCERT:

TO celebrate their 40th birthday as a band, Yes, the famed British progressive rock ensemble, is going on a unique tour around Europe and Bratislava is on their itinerary. On October 31, they will visit the Pasienky Sports Hall at Trnavská cesta 29, performing hits such as Lift Me Up, Love Will Find a Way or Owner of a Lonely Heart. Though Jon Anderson, the 65 year-old lead singer and founder of Yes who has also had a successful solo career, will not join his colleagues in the series of concerts due to ill health, the group’s fans need not fear that the show will be less interesting: Canadian singer Benoît David is said to be a worthy substitute, according to the promoters. The concert starts at 18:00 and tickets cost €30. More information at 0915/758-465 or www.agenturaduna.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: UB40 – The famous reggae sextet from Birmingham gig in the capital together with Polemic, a Slovak ska band.

Starts: October 28, 19:00. Admission: €30. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. www.hudba.sk.


DANCE: Viento De Levante – Singer Andrea Dudášová and her guests, Slovak dancers and musicians, invite all fans of Spanish culture to spend an evening in the whirl of flamenco.

Starts: October 28, 19:00. Admission: €7. Loď - Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), Tyršovo nábrežie. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.adylod.sk.


BALLET: International Ballet Festival – Students of various European dance conservatories show what they have learned during their studies, sharing the stage with some of the most renowned Slovak ballet dancers.

Starts: October 29, 19:00. Admission: €6 - €10. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.


SHOW: Nu Dance Connection – Jean-Marc Monterra, French guitarist and composer, arrives in Slovakia with the premiere of his new music and dance show, which is a part of the 20th New Music Soirees festival.

Starts: October 31, 20:00. Admission: €6. A4 Zero Space, SNP Square 12. Tel: 0910/613-005, www.vecery.info.


EXHIBITION: Porcelain from Sévres – Products from the famous French porcelain factory with its three-centuries-long history are on show.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, until November 1. Admission: €3.32. Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556, www.gmb.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Gladiator & Taktici Tour – Gladiator, one of the most popular Slovak bands, sets out on a tour around the country, supported by another well-known ensemble, Taktici.

Starts: October 29, 19:00. Admission: €5. City Culture Centre, A. Sládkoviča 2. Tel: 0903/306-440, www.gladiator.sk.


EXHIBITION: Barack Obama: a Man and a President – The US Embassy in Slovakia brings to Nitra more than five dozen pictures by American photographer Pete Souza portraying the current US president not only as a politician, but also as a father, husband and ordinary man.

Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30, until November 25. Admission: free. The Small Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. Tel: 0908/133-770.


Liptovský Mikuláš

CLOTH is the common source of inspiration for around 40 Slovak and foreign artists showing their productions in Liptovský Mikuláš until November 29. The competitive exhibition is a part of the project Textile Triennial, now entering its second edition, and features a wide variety of works of art, from tapestries to decorative items. A profile display of Jana Zaujecová, winner of the 2006 Textile Triennial, accompanies the event which can be viewed at Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery at Tranovského 3 Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 and will move to Bratislava in December. Admission is €1. For more info call 044/5522-758 or click on www.arttex.sk.

Banská Bystrica

SPORTS: Banská Bystrica Grand Prix – For the fourth time, male and female Slovak bodybuilders meet and compete.

Starts: October 31, 09:00. Admission: €8. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Námestie slobody 3. Tel: 048/4156-051, www.sportujeme.sk.


EXHIBITION: Black Box – This joint display prepared by 16 Slovak artists collects graphic designs such as book covers, illustrations or logos that were commissioned but never finished.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00, until November 15. Admission: €1. Považie Art Gallery, M. R. Štefánika 2. Tel:041/5622-522, www.pgu.sk.



LIVE MUSIC: Kool & The Gang – The eastern metropolis hosts one of the world’s most successful groups, US-based Kool & The Gang, who offer the local audience a unique intersection of jazz, R&B, funk and pop.

Starts: October 29, 19:00. Admission: €12 - €29. Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Tel: 055/16-186, www.mickosice.sk.

Tatranská Lomnica

EXHIBITION: Točenô – Michal Hanula, graphic designer, woodcarver and tinsmith from Ružomberok, presents his recent works, from decorative objects to home accessories.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-13:00, until November 21. Admission: free. ÚĽUV Gallery, Tatranská Lomnica 36. Tel: 052/4467-322, www.uluv.sk.

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