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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: Courtesy of Elledanse)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
BALL:

THE 2. REPREZENTAČNÝ ple(b)s na bitúnku / 2nd Representative Ball (Plebs) at the Slaughterhouse is a masquerade ball by the Elledanse dance theatre and school. The programme includes Zlatý meniskus dance united, Credance, elledanse, Hot marinades acrobats and much more. It takes place on Friday, February 11, at 20:00 in the T & D House in Miletičova 17/B in Bratislava, for €9.90. For more information, please visit www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava


THAI BOXING: Hanuman Cup 7 – A professional Thai boxing competition organised by the Hanuman Gym and the Bratislava Club of Thai Boxing.


Starts: February 13, 17:00; DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/6383-6764; www.kzp.sk.



Bratislava


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Moyze-sovci v galérii - The Moyzes Quartet give their first concerts from the cycle Music and Paintings in the Slovak National Gallery, this time playing Posledné kvartetá / The Last Quartets, the final string quartets: The Fourth String Quartet in B Major by J. L. Bella, the Third Quartet in B Major by J. Brahms, as well as the Quintet for Clarinet and Two Violins, Viola and Cello by C. M. von Weber.


Starts: February 8, 19:00; Vodné kasárne / Water Barracks, SNG, Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharm.sk.



Bratislava


ICE HOCKEY: Slovakia Cup – This ice hockey tournament, a dress-rehearsal for the World Championship being held later in Bratislava and Košice, will see the national teams of Belarus, Switzerland, Germany and Slovakia face off against each other in four matches over two days.


Starts: February 11-12, 13:00 and 17:00; renovated O. Nepela winter sports stadium. Admission: €15 for both matches on each of the days. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk.



Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Grand prix architektů 2010 – An exhibition showing not just the winners of the Czech Architecture Prize for 2010, chosen by an international jury, but all 71 works that were entered for it.


Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 until February 13; Design Fac-tory, Bottova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5020-1717; www. designfactory.sk.



Bratislava-Vajnory


EXHIBITION: 15 rokov galérie Typo & Ars – 15 Years of the Typo & Ars Gallery – This gallery celebrates its first 15 years by showing a review of works by its founders: Viera Čepcová – jewels; and Peter Čepec – oil paintings and enamels.


Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 (but please call ahead to arrange a visit) until February 20; Typo & Ars, Roľnícka 349. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/ 477-074; www.typoars.sk.



Nitra


EXHIBITION: Ver mi, nie dvermi! - Viliam Slaminka – This young Slovak artist, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, draws inspiration from comic strips, pop culture and movies.


Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until March 20; Galéria mla-dých - Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-€0.70. Tel: 037/6579- 641-3; www.nitrianska- galeria.sk.



Central SLOVAKIA



Banská Bystrica


LIVE MUSIC: Inekafe Tour 2011 – The first tour through clubs after six years by this popular Slovak band stems from a single concert that turned into an enormous success.


Starts: February 8, 20:00; Spoločenská sála of the Eu-ropa Cultural Centre, Nám. Slobody 3. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticket- portal.sk.



Rimavská Sobota


EXHIBITION: Súčasní architekti z Rimavskej Soboty / Contemporary Architects from Rimavská Sobota – This exhibition offers a selection of works by five young local natives: E. Klaubert, M. Kolár, J. Várady, J. Fazekašová and K. Szabó. Their hometown is the point of origin and joining point for all of them.


Open: Mon-Sat 9:00-17:00 until February 28; Mestská galéria, Hlavné námestie 5. Admission: €0.70. Tel: 047/ 5624-351; www.warhol.sk/ mgrs.



Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
EXHIBITION:

IN THE Czech Centre in Rázusova 13 in Košice, the exhibition Česká republika - rozprávková krajina hradov a zámkov / The Czech Republic - Fairytale Country of Castles and Mansions offers models of the most famous Czech castles complete with a photographic exhibition of the monuments recorded on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Until February 18, visitors can admire the exhibits for free on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 16:30, and on Fridays from 8:30 to 13:00. For more information, please call 055/6231-801-2, or visit www.czechcentres.cz/kosice.

Poprad


EXHIBITION: Ako to v zime dakedy bolo / How it Once Used to Be in Winter – This exhibition documents former working habits in winter, the traditions of the “Witches’ Days” and also presents folklore clothing.


Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00 until February 20; Podtatranské mú-zeum, Vajanského 72/4. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 052/7721 -874; www.muzeumpp.sk.



Kežmarok


EXHIBITION: Dotyk anjela / The Touch of an Angel - Eva Mišáková-Ábelová – The catchy title of this exhibition stems from a painting of the same name by Mišáková-Ábelová, who presents her works for the second time in this gallery. Since then, she has enhanced her original themes, techniques and choice of colour.

Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until February 17; galéria U anjela, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. Tel: 052/4522-153; www.galeria- unajela.sk.


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