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Rock v múzeu – The Rock in Museum series brings legendary rock drummer Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and his power trio – S. Fitzpatrick and P. Bielatowicz – to the Bratislava district of Podunajské Biskupice. Apart from this concert, they will give only six other performances in Italy.
Starts: August 10, 19:30; Múzem obchodu, Linzbothova 16. Admission: €29. Tel: 02/ 4524-3167 (also for ticket bookings);

Il Divo – Four singers arrive in Slovakia, offering tunes in several languages. US tenor David Miller, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, Swiss tenor Urs Buehler and French pop-singer Sébastien Izambard will play in the romantic environment.
Starts: August 11, 20:20; Courtyard of the Bratislava Castle. Admission: €120-€220. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www., www.

Cvičenie pod stromami – Exercise under the Trees. In summer, Bratislavans will be able to try new forms of exercise (Yoga, Pikala-Yoga, Tai-ti-Juan and self-defence) in the open air.
Starts: August 15, 18 (Yoga); August 11, 16, 18 (Pikala-Yoga); August 10, 11 (Tai-ti-Juan); August 22, 25 (Self-defence); Medical Gar-den (Medická záhrada) public park near Americké Square. Admission: free. More info:

Miro Švolík – Veľká žena malý Muž / Big woman small man – This photo exhibition is only loosely inspired by his exhibiton last year. All cycles of this exhibition are, however, focused on the human body and its details.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00 – 18:00 until September 4; Central-European House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.

Mini bašavel / Mini-Gypsy Feast – The multi-cultural festival has entered its second year, and after the young Roma talents go through a Summer Academy and prepare their programme, they will show their talent under leadership of Edy Portella, Laco Cmorej, Barborka Botošová and Ľuboš Gašpar, Naďa Uherová and Fero Balog, Alena Čermáková and Pavol Bodnár, Gabika Binderová and others; and it will also feature Bohémiens, performer Patrik Žigo and dance ensembles Stareet Elements, Dance Masacre, Merci, and others.
Starts: August 13, 15:00-late; Small Amphitheatre in Senec-Juh. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 02/5244-4074;


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VESSELS: AT THE Počúvadlo Lake near Banská Štiavnica, a competition of bizarre vessels Utopenec (The Drowned) takes place on August 14 from 11:00. It includes races of unusual vessels (meaning anything that floats), water bicycles, a fashion show, water battles, a Dragon ship, and performances by Angelika4, Romano Ilo, Šukar dživipen, Everest, and others. For more info, please call 0910/958-867 or go to, or

Podsitnianske dni hojnosti / Days of Plenty under Sitno – The municipality of Prenčov offers its annual folklore festival which takes place from July to August, always in two to three villages. This 11th year of the festival called V Prenčove na rínku will feature home-made food delicacies, folk music, dancing and traditional crafts – including metal work and a display of old works that are seldom seen anymore. The festival will end with dance music until the wee hours of Sunday.
Starts: August 13, 13:00- very late; Prenčov centre. Admission: €2. More info:

Terchovský budzogáň – Terchová Mace – Open-air music festival, this time featuring names like Olympic, Desmod, Tublatanka, Iné Kafe, Citron, Kabát, Horkýže slíže, and others.
Starts: August 12-14, 16:00-late; Nad Bôrami amphitheatre. Admission: €15 (for one day, Friday and Sunday) - €20 (for all three days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www., www.


Rock pod kameňom - Rock under the Rock – Snina Open Air Festival in its 9th year shows performers like Mike Terrana, Guano Apes, Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Iné Kafe, Witch Hammer, Karpina and others.
Starts: August 12-13, 13:00 -late; Sninské Rybníky. Admission: €16 (one day) - €20. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.,

Porcelán aristokracie – China of the Aristocracy – One of the largest collections of Herend china to be seen outside its home country of Hungary shows not just cups and saucers, but also cutlery with china handles, inkpots, umbrella handles, playing cards, and many more artefacts of aristocratic life.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:30-17:30 until September 20; Múzeum Betliar, Kaštieľna 6. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 058/7983-118;

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