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Bratislava CONCERT:

IN COOPERATION with UNESCO, the University Library at Michalská 1 in Bratislava is hosting, on December 13 at 17:00, a concert by violin virtuoso and first Slovak winner of the Weimar contest in Germany Karol Daniš, accompanied by his brother Norbert Daniš on piano. Young Roma talents will also perform to mark the International Day of Human Solidarity; admission is free.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vianočný koncert v Bratislave / Bratislava Christmas Concert offers both international and Slovak festive songs, arias and carols performed by the soloists, choir and orchestra of the Slovak National Theatre, all conducted by Martin Mázik.

Starts: December 19, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €15-€35. Tel: 02/2047-2299;


MARKET: Vianočná burza / Christmas Bazaar – At the market you will find original old, new and recycled pieces. DJ Gonzo, Retro Café with Gramophon Brothers, and Tango Argentino Club will create an alternative Christmas mood.

Starts: December 18, 13:00; Batelier, Továrenská 14. Admission: €1. More info:


EXHIBITION: Konečná stanica túžba / Terminal Station Desire – This exhibition by Frank Robert presents, as part of the Month of Photography, photos of the famous Vienna Prater fun-park as a symbol of an older concept of fun and a place evoking the nostalgia of free time.

Open: Weekdays 10:00- 17:00 until December 31; Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 7. Admission: free. More info:;


EXHIBITION: Putovná výstva karikatúr / Touring Exhibition of Cartoons – Daryl Cagle & Shooty offer their famous, prevailingly political, cartoons in a public exhibition organised by the US Embassy and the Euforion civic association.

Open: Until December 21; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jan Jakub Bokun a Slovenské kvarteto / JJB and Slovak Quartet – In cooperation with the Polish Institute, this famous Polish clarinettist will perform tracks from Clarinettino, his recently released joint album with Slovak Quartet, in the Kopplova vila of the Ján Koniarek Gallery.

Starts: December 14, 19:00; Zelený kríček 3. Admission: free. Tel: 033/5511-659; www.


EXHIBITION: 5MINUS1 – The “exhibition into the world of the senses” offers an amazing insight into the perception of visually impaired artist Soňa Zelisková, who has learned to make pottery and ceramics and to express herself creatively.

Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00 until Ja-nuary 16; Art Centrum Syna-góga, Hviezdova Street. Admission: free. Tel: 0902/ 911-353; www.



CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: The Medzinárodný festival vianočných zvykov a remesiel / International Festival of Christmas Traditions and Crafts takes places in Habovka, Zuberec and Dolný Kubín, offering a folk-craft market, guest artists from Poland, a contest of carols and a gala concert.

Starts: December 17-19 (from 17:00 on Friday); Ha-bovka, Zuberec, Dolný Kubín. Admission: free. More info: www.


EXHIBITION: Čas vianočný / Christmas Time – An exhibition of handicrafts with seasonal motifs lures visitors to the Regional Cultural Centre.

Open: Workdays 8:00 -16:00 until December 17; Ma-kovického House. Admission: voluntary contribution. More info: kulturnecentrum.zilina. net.


Spišská Nová Ves

THE PHOTOGRAPHS of Ján Kotras documenting church towers along eastern Slovakia’s Gothic Route and traditional Slovak nativity scenes are exhibited in the Spiš Museum at Letná 50 in Spišská Nová Ves until January 15, under the name A slovo sa telom stalo / And the Word Became Flesh.


GOSPEL MUSIC: Dwight Robson and the Golden Voices of Gospel – This US band of 8 vocalists and musicians make a unique Advent performance, including hits like Hallelujah; Oh, Happy Day; and Swing Low.

Starts: December 16, 20:00; St Elizabeth’s Church. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293- 3321;


MODERN DANCE: Emigrantes - Vertedance – This performance by Czech choreographers T. Ondrová and V. Kotlíková presents the issue of migration as seen through a child’s eyes.

Starts: December 14, 19:00; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučí-nova 2. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/6854-299; www.kultur-


EXHIBITION: Fotofest Košice 2010 – This festival of contemporary photography brings, among other things, the winners of the Second Cities Workshop Marseille-Košice: Smejkal, Jarošík and Fleischer from Slovakia; and Gudimard, Gaulmier and Loubet from France.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until December 17; Galéria Bašta, Rodošto complex near Mikluš Prison. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/926-238; www.

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