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THE PRESSBURGER Klezmer Band, this time featuring famous British clarinettist Merlin Shepherd, gives a concert at the Za Zrkadlom Club at Rovniankova 3 in Bratislava, at 20:00 on April 9. The band plays klezmer, i.e. secular European-Jewish music meant for celebrations, weddings, etc. Tickets cost €8 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk, or for €10 at the door.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Dva pohľady / Two Views – Within the cycle Musical Mosaic, the Slovak Philharmonic brings a concert of works by two famous composers, Hungarian György Kurtág and Ukrainian-Slovak Evgenyi Iršai, performed by top musicians: violinist Milan Paľa, soprano Eva Šušková, cimbalom player Michal Paľko, and Iršai on piano. One of Kurtág’s composition is a Slovak premiere and one of Iršai’s works is a world premiere.

Starts: April 5, 19:00; Dvo-rana concert hall, Zochova 1. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharm.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.


BALLET: Balet Gala – This gala evening brings ingenious dancer-choreographer Rudolf Nureyev’s work to Slovakia for the first time, hosting stars like Vladimir Malachov, Cédric Ygnace and Nina Poláková. The money raised will go to a charity that tackles the effects of drug abuse.

Starts: April 6, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €25-€45. Tel: 02/ 2047-2111; www.snd.sk.


RUNNING: Beh Devín-Bratislava – The 64th year of a fun-run open to all ages and fitness categories. The course is 11,625 metres long and traditionally attracts thousands of runners from several countries.

Starts: April 10, 9:00; under Devín Castle. Admission: free for spectators, runners must register in advance. More information: www. starz.sk.


EXHIBITION: Blondínky & Londýnky / Blondes & Londoners – An exhibition of abstract and figurative paintings by Czech artist Jakub Špaňhel.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until April 20; Kressling Gallery, Ventúrska 18. Admission: free. More information: www.gallerykressling.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: RetroACT Experience Bosorak Tour 2011 – This new musical project by Slovak drummer Martin Valihora brings, apart from his drums, Oskar Rózsa on bass, and Eugen Vizváry on keyboard in a combination of acid jazz, funk and soul.

Starts: April 9, 20:00; Pia-no Klub, Ulica energetikov 27. More info: www. prievidzamusic.sk.


FOLKLORE: Lúčnica - The world-famous Slovak folklore ensemble gives a performance in the local House of Culture.

Starts: April 7, 19:00; DK Trnava, Trojičné Square 10. Admission: €12. Tel: 033/5515- 354; www.dktrnava.sk, www. ticketportal.sk.


Liptovský Mikuláš

EXHIBITION: Martin Benka (1888-1971) – This phenomenal Slovak painter has become a symbol for a whole period of Slovak art. Two more exhibitions, of more recent Slovak artists, are also on show until April 9.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until July 14; P.M. Liptovská galéria P.M. Bohúňa, Tra-novského 3. Admission: €0.50 -€3.50. Tel: 044/5522-758; www.galerialm.sk.


EXHIBITION/MUSEUM: Ľudové umenie historického Novohradu / Folk Art of the Historical Novohrad/Nógrád Region – This exhibition combines artefacts from both the Slovak and Hungarian parts of this previously united region, making it quite unique.

Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00 until May 24; Fiľakovo Castle Museum. Admission: €0.70-€1.70. Tel: 047/ 4382-017; www.filakovo.sk; www.muzeum.sk.


Vysoké Tatry

SKI-TOURING is a form of backcountry skiing involving traversing winter landscapes on downhill skis after climbing up rather than using ski lifts; it enjoys considerable popularity in Slovakia. On April 9, the 3rd Skialp Maratón Sedlami Vysokých Tatier (Ski-touring Marathon Through the Passes of the High Tatras) will be run in the municipality of Vysoké Tatry from 7:30. Disciplines include a marathon (with an ascent of 2,890 metres) and a half-marathon (with an ascent of 1,750 metres) for seniors (born in 1972 and later) and veterans (born before 1971). Admission is free for spectators. For more info please visit www.jamesdk.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Levočská hudobná jar / Levoča Spring Music Festival – Within the Spring Festival, Koncert pre dva klavíre / Concert for Two Pianos presents Viera Sal-javčíková and Mária Kamenická on piano, the voice of Karolína Kopa-ničáková, Peter Dubivský on guitar and Peter Tomko on guitar, piano and cajón.

Starts: April 8, 18:00; Kon-gresová sála, MKS, Námestie Majstra Pavla 54. Admission: €1. Tel: 053/4512-522; mskslevoca.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: David Koller Tour – The famous Czech rock and pop singer and drummer brings to a Slovak audience hits like Černí andělé, Oheň, and others; he will be supported by Slovak band Talkshow.

Starts: April 8, 20:00; Jum-bo Centrum, Masarykova 2. Admission: €19. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

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