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Bratislava CONCERT:

The first concert in the Junior Cycle of the Slovak Philharmonic takes place on November 3 in the SND's historical building in Bratislava. It introduces Philharmonie der Animato Stiftung, an orchestra of talented music students from across Europe, directed by Howard Griffiths, with American Claire Huangci on piano. They will play Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. For more information, please, call 02/2047-5233 or see


THEATRE: Black Peter - No Concert – This “Theatre Piece” by Compagnie Drift from Switzerland and its collaborators F. Gendre, M. Bertinelli and P. Schelling, merges music, dance, inventions, crafts, and theatre into a unique medley unlike any of its individual elements. The Theatre Institute has organised a series of performances and workshops as part of the Focus series, supported by the Swiss Embassy and other institutions and companies.

Starts: November 5, 19:00, Divadelný ústav, Jakubovo Squa-re 12. Admission: €4. Tel: 02/ 2048-7102;


JAZZ/SWING: The Count Basie Orchestra – A legend among swing big-bands, the Count Basie Orchestra directed by Dennis Mackrel, with special guest Carmen Bradford, comes to Slovakia to offer a mixture of its original repertoire and more contemporary tunes.

Starts: November 4, 20:00; Large concert studio, Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €39.90- €60 (€6 for over-60s). Tel: 02/ 5293-3321;


EXHIBITION: Art Brut - zo zbierky Ligy za duševné zdravie / From the Collection of the League for Mental Health – An exhibition showing the results of the cooperation between the league and authors with mental health problems.

Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until November 7; Galéria Z, Ven- túrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/468-776;


EXHIBITION: Svetlo v nás, svetlo v umení / The Light in Us, the Light in Art – An exhibition of almost 100 artworks, created in Slovakia in the 20th and 21st century, that deal with the phenomenon of light.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until November 21; City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 02/5443-1556;


EXHIBITION: Ako sa robí známka / How a Postage Stamp is Made – This exhibition by world-famous Czech graphic artist and engraver Martin Srb shows the process of making a five-colour postage stamp, through designs, blow-ups and first-day covers.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 until November 20; Typo & Ars Gallery, Roľnícka 349. Admission: free. Tel: 02/4371-1988;


BEAUTY CONTEST: Miss Trenčín 2010 – The final gala-evening of this traditional beauty contest brings together pretty girls, an exclusive dress collection inspired by Brazilian carnivals, and singer Peter Nagy with dance group Sabrosura.

Starts: November 5, 19:00; Posádkový klub (former Army House), Hviezdoslavova 16. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


EXHIBITION: Zuzana Flimelová - I love You Perseus – An exhibition of paintings by a former student of V. Popovič.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until November 8; Nitrianska galéria (Galéria mladých), Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.20- €0.35. Tel: 037/6579-641-3; www.


Bankský Bystrica

A travelling exhibition of political caricatures by Daryl Cagle and Shooty was launched on October 26 in SNP Square in Banská Bystrica. After November 9 it will travel to other Slovak cities and towns. Co-organised by the US Embassy in Slovakia and the civic association Euforion, it presents the best of Slovak and international political caricature: the work of Shooty (Martin Šútovec) is regularly published in the Sme daily; Daryl Cagle is the editorial cartoonist for US TV news channel MSNBC.


STREET-ART: Streetart Summit - This exhibition displays the results of the seventh annual graffiti and street-art workshop.

Open: Daily 12:00-20:00 until November 15; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Cultural Node, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: free. Tel: 041/5005-064;

Liptovský Mikuláš

EXHIBITION: Z depozitára I - From Depository I – Works by the founders and directors of the Liptov Gallery of P. M. Bohúň are shown on the occasion of the gallery’s 55th anniversary.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until November 27; LGPMB, Tranovského 3. Admission: €1- €3.50. Tel. 044/5522-758; www.



DANCE-THEATRE: Reziden- čný pobyt / Residential stay, Petra Fornayová – Fornayová’s residence at Tabačka results in a dance-drama performance of Dievča z morského dna/Girl from the Seabed, a work by Jana Bodnárová inspired by the story of mentally ill Japanese painter Chiyuki Sakagami.

Starts: November 3, 19:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 0907/ 089-711;

Spišská Nová Ves

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Krása chrámov a kostolov gotickej cesty / The beauty of the Cathedrals and Churches of the Gothic Route – An exhibition of photographs by non-professionals at an open-air workshop in Spišské Podhradie.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 until November 26; Spišské osvet. stredisko, Zimná 47. Admission: free. Tel: 053/4424-092; www.

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