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THOSE who prefer sunny, hot weather to the chilly winds of autumn can find refuge at the Flamenco Festival, which will take place in Bratislava from November 25 to 28. This year’s 11th edition features appearances by Slovak and Spanish musicians, dancers and actors, who have prepared several events presenting the popular Andalusian music in (often unexpected) combinations with other genres such as jazz, Latino music or even classical music. The biggest highlight is the closing evening with the La Linea dance ensemble, Slovak-Austrian guitarist Flaco de Nerja, and the noted Spanish dancer Belén Maya. The prices of tickets are between €4.50 and €14. For more information, go to www.flamenco.sk.


DANCE: Dance Arts Night – Students and graduates of the Academy of Performing Arts offer their best choreographies as a tribute to their alma mater, celebrating its 60th birthday.

Starts: November 24, 19:00. Admission: €4. Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav Theatre, Laurinská 2. Tel: 02/5910-3122, www.mestskedivadlo.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Backstreet Boys – The four teenage idols show they have not forgotten how to sing.

Starts: November 25, 20:00. Admission: €30 - €45. Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. www.backstreetboys.com.


LIVE MUSIC: Golden Concert – Drupi, an Italian singer who has enjoyed great popularity in Slovakia for decades, shares the stage with Czech Lucie Bílá and Slovak Marián Vojtko.

Starts: November 26, 19:00. Admission: €23.25 - €40. Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. www.ntc.sk.


EXHIBITION: Eye of Providence & Half Way to the Moon – Two friends and colleagues, Silvia Senčeková and Dušan Kochol, young promising photographers, have prepared this joint display.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:00, until November 28. Admission: free. The X Gallery, Zámočnícka 5. www.kulturne.sk.

Nové Zámky

FESTIVAL: Jazz-Blues Jamboree – Stars like Slovakia's Peter Lipa, Slawek Wierzcholski from Poland, Hungarian Egri János Jazz Group ensemble and Mungo Jerry from the UK form the line-up of this jazz and blues festival.

Runs: November 27-28. Admission: €10 - €15 (one-day ticket), €20 (festival pass). Palace of Culture, Hlavné nám. 7. Tel: 0905/327-961, www.klikk.sk.


SPORTS: Miss Aerobics – In spite of the first impression, ladies can also enjoy this show, as the parades of beauties are intercut with dance and music.

Starts: November 29, 17:00. Admission: €11.62 - €15.93. Andrej Bagar Theatre, Svätoplukovo nám. 4. Tel: 0911/241-508, www.missaerobik.sk.


EXHIBITION: Post Scriptum - Final Chord – Michal Uher presents a series of paintings inspired by the production of his late father, sculptor Rudolf Uher, whose works are displayed beside his son’s.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until December 12. Admission: €1. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.


Liptovský Mikuláš

FESTIVAL: Pan – For the 16th time, this competitive festival of pantomime theatres brings not only performances, but also workshops, concerts, parades and much more. An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most mimes on the same stage is a part of the event.

Runs: November 25-28. Admission: €2 for one performance. Palace of Culture, Hollého 4. Tel: 044/5564-012, www.festivalpan.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jubilee Concerts – The Slovak Sinfonietta celebrates the 35th anniversary of its foundation with two performances of a concert featuring several Slovak musicians led by world-renowned conductor Oliver Dohnányi.

Starts: November 26-27, 19:00. Admission: €7 - €8. Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.skozilina.sk.




FOR 15 years now, the city of Košice has hosted the popular folklore festival known simply as Košice Folklore Days. The current event, which began on November 20 and continues until November 29, brings a rich programme for both adults and children, including different concerts and performances as well as two short workshops where participants can acquaint themselves with the basics of traditional Slovak folk dances. Some events are available for free, while tickets for others cost between €2 and €7. Further information can be found at www.dlt.sk or by calling 055/7894-717.


LIVE MUSIC: Glenn Miller Orchestra – The jazz and swing band, formed in the US more than 50 years ago, arrives with a big batch of songs by Miller, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Starts: November 27, 19:00. Admission: €25-€35. Cassia Dance Theatre (the Jumbo Centre), Masarykova 2. Tel: 0910/407-432, www.cassiadance.sk.


EXHIBITION: A Garden under the Snow – A profile exhibition by Peter Pollág, one of the most successful Slovak painters.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00, until January 14. Admission: voluntary contribution. U Sediaceho Anjela Gallery, Starý Trh 53. Tel: 052/4522-153, www.galeriauanjela.sk.

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