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Bratislava EXHIBITION:

JET LAGGED, an exhibition by Dušan Kochol and Simona Janišová, plays on the theme of jet lag, travelling and shifts in time, zones and cultures. It is part of a new, alternative photography festival called OFF-FESTIVAL and can be seen for free from Monday to Saturday afternoons until November 30 at the Galéria X, Zámočnícka 5, in Bratislava. For more information, please visit


THEATRE: Noc divadiel – November 20 has been declared Slovakia’s first “Night of Theatres”. In several towns throughout the country, free performances will encourage visitors with little previous experience of theatre to come and enjoy a performance. The Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava has an Open-Door Day on November 21.

Starts: November 20-21; Ban- ská Bystrica, Bratislava, Martin, Nitra, Košice, Prešov, Trnava, Žilina. Admission: voluntary. More information: www.noc-


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Stará hudba 10 – The third concert from the cycle Old Music 10, played by the Musica Aeterna ensemble led by P. Zajíček, plus guests, brings Tafelmusik (table music, played at feasts and banquets) from the German cities of Hamburg and Darmstadt; and the works of J.S. Kusser, G. Ph. Telemann, and Ch. Graupner.

Starts: November 16, 19:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/4598-7125;


BALLET: Festival ruského baletu – The first year of the Festival of Russian Ballet introduces the Russian National Ballet ensemble and its Gala Show, the classical Swan Lake and Christmas favourite the Nutcracker.

Starts: November 18-22, 19:00 (plus one performance at 14:00); Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €14-€44. Tel: 02/5293- 3323;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Momentum musicum – As part of a cycle of chamber concerts the Moyzes Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary along with Simona Pingitzerová by playing Mozart, Hummel, Schumann and Berger, the latter piece in its premiere performance.

Starts: November 21, 16:00; Cik-cak centrum, Jiráskova 3. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 02/6382- 4390,


EXHIBITION: Z fotografického archívu: František Drtikol – Photo-Archives is the name of an exhibition of as-yet unpublished works by Drtikol from the 1930s which show the archetype of a woman as seen by the artist.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until November 28; SNG, Es-terházy Palace, L. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €1.30-€3.50. Tel: 02/ 5443-4587;


DOG SHOW: Nitracanis 2010 – This international dog show includes contests for the renowned champions’ titles CAC and CACIB, club shows for some breeds and various competitions to attract dog lovers.

Starts: November 20-21, 10:00-17:00; Agrokomplex Fairgrounds. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 037/7734-967;


EXHIBITION: Bohdan Hos-tiňák – The exhibition showcases work from the last ten years by Hostiňák, a renowned Slovak artist, and is characterised by his neo-classical style.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until November 21; Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511-659;


Liptovský Mikuláš

OĽGA BAJUSOVÁ, a student of Professor Albín Brunovský, is famous mainly for her illustrations (especially for children’s books) and animated cartoons. In the Koloman Sokol Centre in Liptovský Mikuláš, visitors can see exhibition of her dreamy, fragile works Tuesdays to Sundays until November 27 between 10:00 and 17:00 for €1-€2. For more information, please visit


LIVE MUSIC: Desmod & Nazareth Tour – Top Slovak band Desmod give a series of concerts throughout Slovakia with Scottish rock legends Nazareth, famous for their chart hits Love Hurts and Dream On.

Starts: November 15, 19:00; Town Sports Hall. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www.tic-

Banská Bystrica

JAZZ MUSIC: Radovan Tariška Sextet - Jazzová lahôdka – The popular international formation will perform their “Jazz Delicacy”.

Starts: November 17, 19:00; Barbakan Restaurant. Admission: €6-€7. Tel: 048/4156-052;



RELIGIOUS COMPOSITION: Tu es Petrus – This musical work by Polish composer and conductor Piotr Rubik, with texts by prosewriter Zbigniew Ksiažek, celebrate Pope John Paul II. Both the lyrics and the accompanying texts are inspired by his poetry, and sermons.

Starts: November 17, 19:00; Steel Aréna. Admission: €20. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www.ticketportal. sk,


EXHIBITION: Franz Kafka a Praha – This exhibition of Karol Kállay’s photographs shows the city of Prague as seen through the eyes of Kafka. This year’s local festival of contemporary art, Factory Art, focuses on the phenomenon of Franz Kafka and this exhibition is its centrepiece.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until December 5; Elektráreň Tatranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1-€1.50. Tel: 052/7721-968; www.

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