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Pod nebeskými horami - Potulky strednou Áziou / Under the Celestial Mountains - Wandering across Central Asia is an exhibition of photographs by Danica Púry, showing at the Apollo Business Centre II, Turčianska 2, Bratislava, until February 25. The images represent her impressions from travels in an exotic and picturesque region. For more information, please visit www.kamdomesta.sk.


BALLET: UNISONO IX. Symphony – The Szeged Contemporary Ballet ensemble, from Hungary, will give a performance inspired by the famous Schiller-Beethoven work Ode to Joy, expressing a modern interpretation of the piece.

Starts: February 22, 19:00; SND historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €10-€25. Tel: 02/2047-2272, 02/2047-2299; www.snd. sk.


DJ PARTY: 10. narodeniny Nu Spirit Baru – The Nu Spirit Bar celebrates its 10th birthday with a series of discos with its staple of DJs and performers playing a host of modern genres.

Starts: February 23, 25 and 26, 20:30; Medená 16. Admission: €4-€5. Tel: 0905/865-566; www.nuspirit.sk.


DANCE/THEATRE: Otvorená opona v Poluse / The Open Curtain in Polus – Each Friday and Saturday in February, the Polus shopping mall gives a taste of dance, educational or entertaining performances, this time offering a programme by the Tangere Moving Studio and the drama group STUDIO 12 .

Starts: February 25; Hlavná rotunda, Polus City Centre. Admission: free. More info: www.poluscitycenter. sk, www.kamdomesta.sk.


EXHIBITION: XX. Jubilejný salón Spoločnosti voľných výtvarných umelcov / XXth Jubilee Salon of the Association of Free Artists – This annual exhibition, now celebrating 20 years, presents the work of 77 members of the association from the last three years in various genres.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until February 26; Dom umenia, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. More info: www.nocka.sk.


EXHIBITION: Jakub Jasiukiewicz: Canis Lupus – This Polish artist presents, within the Crazycurators Biennale, his interactive video installation Canis Lupus, plus two more works: Dawka Letalna (Lethal Dose) and Pogoda Ducha (Peace of Mind).

Open: Tue-Fri 13:00-17:30 until February 28; Space Gallery, Velehradská 7/A. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/395-813; www.priestor.org.


LIVE MUSIC: Boris Čellar Trio – This band, playing swing and bebop, consists of B. Čellár on guitar and vocals, J. Griglák on bass, and Slovenian G. Fticar on piano.

Starts: February 25, 20:00; Amfik café, Halenárska 20. Admission: €3. Tel: 0917/682- 455; www.amfiteater.eu.



The Secret Touch project will give a concert together with Juraj Raši and Friends at 18:00 on February 27 in Stropkov’s Theatre Hall. The Secret Touch brings a variety of exotic drums, such as cajone, conga and oud, as well as a unique resonating instrument called the hang drum, invented in 2000 in Switzerland and made of two UFO-like specially produced steel metal plates. For €3.50, visitors can get to know what this sounds like. For more information, please visit www.stropkov.sk.

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EXHIBITION: Príbehy / Stories; Ruky / Hands – These exhibitions by Petra Cepková (from Slovakia) and Gyorgy Gáti (from Hungary) within the “Seeing European Culture through a Stranger’s Eyes” series, show photos of Spanish and Finnish families made by authors from completely different environments.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 3; Dom fotografie, Tranovského 3. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 0905/288-717; www.domfoto.sk.


EXHIBITION: Trienále umenia knihy / The Artist’s Book Triennial – This international exhibition aims to show current trends in the so-called author’s book, i.e. a book as an artistic subject, through 100 works by 60 artists from Visegrad Four countries.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until March 20; Turčianska galéria, Dax-nerova 2. Admission: €0.60 - €1.50. Tel: 043/4224-448; www.turiecgallery.sk.



MUSICAL: Robin Hood – The popular story of a robber turned folk hero (or the other way round) is transformed here into a successful musical by O. Soukup and G. Os-valdová, and choreographed and directed by J. Ďurovčík. V. N. Bárta and N. Pocisková are the star cast members.

Starts: February 25-26, 19:00; Divadlo Cassia, Jumbo Centre, Masarykova 2. Admission: €24-€30. Tel: 0944/437 -855; www.divadlocassia.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Hauschka – This German musician (real name Volker Bertelmann), inspired by Chopin and Brian Eno, puts on a concert of so-called “prepared piano”, i.e. a combination of piano with various materials like gaffer tape, kitchen foil, guitar strings, etc..

Starts: February 25, 20:00; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kuku-čínova 2. Admission: €4-€5. Tel: 055/6854-299; www. kulturpark.sk.

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