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Bratislava EXHIBITION: Galéria NOVA in Bratislava has organised an exhibition, a specialised project of painter Ján Triaška, who ponders the leitmotif of Christmas, consumption and the art of installation. It combines photographs with the theme of Christmas gifts within glass light boxes. This picture shows one part of his installation, called Christmas Present 2008, which can be viewed at the gallery on Baštová 2 until January 31, 2010. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00 and admission is free. For more information, see 02/5443-3039, or


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum – Florian Kitt from Graz playing cello and Rita Medjimorec from Vienna on piano, two outstanding Austrian musicians, perform works by Robert Schumann, Franz Koglmann, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss.

Starts: January 22, 18:00. Admission: free. Rakúske kultúrne fórum, Zelená 7. Tel: 02/5464- 1337,


THEATRE: Haiku – Elements of dance, motion, music, and Japanese traditional poems form an ephemeral image of a theatre experiment, performed by homeless and handicapped people.

Starts: January 21, 19:00. Admission: €3.32 and € 2.66. Štúdio 12, Divadelný ústav, Jakubovo nám. 12. Tel: 02/2048-7102, 7103,


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Sólo pre moju lásku, Momentum musicum – This cycle of chamber music concerts offers a selection of romantic songs sung by Henrieta Vrábelová and Mária Jendruchová, accompanied by Milada Synková on piano and called Solo for My Love.

Starts: January 24, 16:00. Admission: €3 and €2. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390,


LIVE MUSIC: Hudba z Marsu and guest – With its 13 years of performing original music at venues such as the Sunrock Festival in Belgium and Slovakia’s Pohoda Festival, the Hudba z Marsu band has won thousands of fans.

Starts: January 21, 20:00. Admission: €3 in advance, €5 on concert day. DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776,


DOG SHOW: International Dog Show – The Slovak Cynology Union has organised an international show, including competitions attractive for both children and adults: brace competition, junior handling, and the Grand Prix Slovak (national) Breeds on January 23.

Open: January 23-24, 9:00-16:00. Admission: €1 - €2, parking €4 a day. EXPO Center, Pod Sokolice 43. Tel: 02/5249-2298, or


EXHIBITION: From Home as Far as Abroad/Z domova až do cudziny – Exhibition of graphic works by renowned Czech artist Adolf Born, who is also famous among his Slovak admirers.

Open: until January 31, daily from 9:00 till 17:30. Admission: free. Malá galéria Akcent, building of the Town Spa (Mestský kúpeľ), Kúpeľná 4. Tel: 037/6517-604, 0905/318-260, 0903/409-123,


Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Concert – The University Choir of the Teaching Faculty of the MBU Mladosť, celebrating its 40th year, gives a concert conducted by Professors Milan Pazúrik and Alfonz Poliak at the Church of St. Michael Archangel.

Starts: January 20, 17:30. Admission: free. Kostol sv. Michala Archanjela, Internátna 14. tel: 048/4155-085,


SPORTS: Rossignol Demo Tour – This winter event at the popular ski resort of Donovaly will be full of skis, snowboards, drinks, computers, cars, face-painting, tombola, and more.

Starts: January 22-24. Admission: free. For more info, see:



For a third time Košice’s Steel Arena is hosting the popular Sony Ericsson Freestyle Motocross – but this year several surprises await visitors. Top racers will participate, including Jose Miralles, the vice champion for 2009, Jack Rove from the US, Australian Steve Mini, and others. Libor Podmol will meet two-time world champion Remi Bizouard in a surprise one-on-one duel. Another lure will be an attempted back flip on a snow-scooter by Joisten Stenberg from Norway. The show will be held on January 23 at 20:00 with an advance admission fee of €21.90 until January 22. Tickets are available at For more info, see


EXHIBITION: Kedi jasna hvizda z ňeba vichodzila… – The 20th year of the Festival of Sacral Art brings Bethlehems and items used for Christmas carolling from the ethnographic collection of the Eastern-Slovak Museum with an accent on Slovak folklore traditions.

Open: until January 21, Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00; Sun 9:00-13:00. Admission: €1.50. Galéria Bašta, Hrnčiarska 7. Tel: 055/6222-856,


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hudba pod hviezdnou oblohou – The Observatory and Planetarium has organised a series of events under the indoor sky, e.g. Music under the Starry Sky. The Baroque Four Seasons by Vivaldi will be performed in this unique atmosphere.

Starts: January 21, 18.00. Admission: €2. Hvezdáreň a planetárium, Dilongova 17. Tel: 051/7722-065, 051/7733-218,

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