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TAMIKREST, a Touareg band from Mali also known as the Poets of the Sahara, are among the rising stars of world music, along with other Malian musicians. On February 13, they give a concert at 20:00 at KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €12 (in advance) or €15 (on the door) and can be obtained by calling 0904/330-049; or via www.kcdunaj.sk.

Španielska zarzuela / Spanish Zarzuela – This performance of Spanish of operetta, or zarzuela, brings not just works by original composers, but also performers: conductor David Hernando Rico (from Spain) and singers Ana Carolina Diz (from Argentina) and Rafael Alvarez (from Mexico).
Starts: Feb 17, 17:00; DPOH City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 0917/ 379-438;
www. mestskedivadlo.sk.

PaCoRa Trio: Don Quichotte – Within the Nová hudba / New Music cycle of the Slovak Philharmonic, the trio of Stanislav Palúch (on violin), Marcel Commendant (on cimbalom; from Moldova) and Róbert Ragan (on double bass) will welcome guests – Jana Seme-rádová on flute, and French actors Bastien Ossart, Julien Cigana and Benjamin Egner – to perform their version of the famous Don Quixote story.
Starts: Feb 12, 19:00; Small concert hall, Reduta, E. Su-choňa Square 1. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Valentine’s Day – Paris-based producer and singer Andrea Moonchild will aim to create a romantic atmosphere, supported by two Prague bands, Girls on Drugs and Luke Mayen.
Starts: Feb 14, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €6. Tel: 0905/865 -566; www.nuspirit.sk.

Kolísky / Cradles – This ‘situationist’ play by the Debris company brings a new interpretation of the original Kolísky, a work by Slovak author Jana Bodnárová.
Starts: Feb 14, 20:00; Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/5541-0716; www.elledanse.sk.

Hardcore rock – French band Zubrowska joins forces with Birds In Row, also from France, and Jungbluth from Germany.
Starts: Feb 17, 19:30; U Očka, Karpatská 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 0910 799 353; www.facebook.com/uocka.

: At this 5th subscription concert, internationally renowned chamber musician Denis Kožuchin on piano and Mario Košik as conductor will perform works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jean Sibelius.
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; Concert studio, Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/5727-3624;
www. slovakradio.sk.

Alica v krajine Zapata / Alice in the Land of Zapata + Tmavé štvorce / Dark Cubes – Two exhibitions: the first presents the work of Mexican photographer Nadja Massun for the first time in Slovakia; the second is a selection of square photos representing various symbols by Czech photographer Igor Malijevský.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 10; Central Euro-pean House of Photography (SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk.


Liptovský Mikuláš
THE EXHIBITION Zo starej a najnovšej tvorby / From the Old and the Most Recent Works, in the Liptov Gallery of P. M. Bohúň in Liptovský Mikuláš, presents a selection of 29 works by multi-genre artist, musician, performance artist and instrument maker Milan Adamčiak. The exhibition pulls together works from several galleries, curated by Petra Feriancová Baldovičová and Michal Murin, and can be seen Tuesdays to Sundays until February 28, between 10:00 and 17:00. Admission is €1-€2; more information can be found at www.galerialm.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Valentínsky koncert – This Valentine’s Day concert offers a selection of operetta melodies performed by Martina Svitková on piano and sung by Oľga Hromadová, Alžbeta Trgová, Katarína Perencseiová, Dušan Šimo and Šimon Svitok.
Starts: Feb 16, 18:00; Bohé-ma klub of the State Opera (Štátna opera), Národná 11. Admission: €6. Tel: 048/2457- 123; www.stateopera.sk.

Se-Eun Lee / Petr Vrba / Michal Zbořil – In this audiovisual performance, Lee uses magnets, minerals and small items to transform sounds into images, while Vrba and Zbořil use electronic and acoustic instruments to complement the dance of magnets to music.
Starts: Feb 13, 20:00; Stani-ca Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €2. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.

Věra Špinarová & Ivo Pavlík Band – This gala concert hails the anniversary of Špinarová, a female singer from the Czech city of Ostrava whose unique voice and rock/pop repertoire still commands a big following.
Starts: Feb 14, 19:00; Kino Strojár, Vajanského 2. Admission: €17. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.


Štrbské Pleso
Snowboard fest – European professional freestyle snowboarders will compete, and demonstrate their extreme jumps and tricks.
Starts: Feb 16, 14:00-19:00; Štrbské Pleso. Admission: free for spectators. More info: www. snowboardfest.sk.

Bauhaus School of Art and Design – A documentary exploring this cultural-architectonic phenomenon in all its complexity, as well as its historical and creative impacts.
Starts: Feb 11, 20:00; Taba-čka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info: www.tabacka.sk.

Orchidey - skvosty v ríši rastlín / Orchids - Gems of the Floral World – As every year, the bo-tanical garden has organised an exhibition of exotic beauties that blossom in winter.
Open: daily 9:00-16:00 until March 3; Botanical Garden of the UPJŠ, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/ 2341-667; www.bz.upjs.sk.

Vysoké Tatry
This four-day course will teach anyone who is interested everything they need to know about avalanches, what causes them, how to react to them and how the rescue service works.
Starts: Feb 14-17. More info: www.himalaya-club.sk.

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