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THE SEVEN magicians that make up The Illusionists perform an entertaining show of magic and illusion with eccentric costumes and accompanying music. The performance takes place in Bratislava on November 19 and 20 at 20:00 in the Aegon Arena (NTC) at Príkopova 6. Tickets cost €42-€67 and can be obtained by calling 02/5293- 3321 or at www.ticketportal.sk.

Pressburger Klezmer Band – This famous Slovak klezmer band, playing Jewish music of central Europe, will join forces with the equally famous Polish band Kroke to play in Bratislava as part of a tour called “Východ” / “East”.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; Old Market Hall (Stará Tržnica), SNP Square. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.

Drama Queer – Czech and Slovak theatres will perform within the festi-val, organised by NoManti-nels theatre, plays focused on the lives of minorities which confront gender stereotypes and personal identity.
Starts: Nov 20-24; various stages. Admission: various, for the whole festival €18. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketpor- tal.sk, www.dramaqueer.sk.

Nippon/Hangukon Festival – The 2nd year of the festival presents all aspects of the Korean pop-culture, from co-mics, through music to TV series and games. Modern Japanese culture will also be present, including karaoke, workshops and a tea ceremony.
Starts: Nov 23-24, 9:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovnia-nkova 3. Admission: €8 (in ad-vance) - €10 (at the site). Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.

The Uprising Reggae Festival 2013 Winter Edition – This popular winter e-vent brings Fantan Mojah, Perfect Giddimani (JA) & House Of Riddim, Jah Sun (US), Deadly Hunta (UK) and locals N3O Akustiak (SK), Respect Vibration Sound (SK) and Simple Sample (SK).
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €19. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Scottish alternative rock band Primal Scream, supported by local group Antoines (selected in a public vote), will perform in the Slovak capital.
Starts: Nov 19, 19:00; club Loft!, Továrenská 14. Admission: €35 (in advance) €29 (on the site). Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Children of Bodom – This famous Finnish heavy metal band will perform in Bratislava as part of its tour in support of its latest album, Halo of Blood.
Starts: Nov 20, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €29. More info: www.majestic.sk.

MidnightDubs with Jimmy Edgar – The third anniversary of the MidnightDubs event and the 4th anniversary of the Nu Spirit Club will be celebrated with US electronic underground star, Jimmy Edgar and local DJ Barbie Idijot.
Starts: Nov 23, 22:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €8. Tel: 0905/865-566; www. nuspirit.sk, www.tixy.sk.

Costa Rica – Within the Month of Photography, photos from Costa Rica by Slovak photographer Igor Boháč will be exhibited.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until Dec 12; Galéria Focesa, Školská 2330/1A. Admission: free. Tel: 0908/723-130; www.focesa.sk.


Banská Bystrica
FROM Side of a Man, From Side of a Woman is a dance/physical theatre piece recently produced by the Divadlo Štúdio Tanca in Banská Bystrica. Choreographed by Jozef Fruček (and assisted by Reut Aviran) to the music of Vasilis Mantzoukis, the piece “exceeds the limits of dance, choreography and traditional stage forms” by touching on the issue of the risks and thrills of “solar sexuality”, the bulletin states. It will be staged on November 22 at 19:00 in the DŠT studio on Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Tickets cost €5-€7 and can be purchased through 048/4146-540 or www.studiotanca.sk.

The Slovak Sinfonietta celebrates the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Ss Cyril and Methodius to the territory of current Slovakia in a concert featuring music by contemporary Slovak composer Egon Krák Cirillo-Metodiada, based on an epic poem by Ján Hollý. The se-cond piece, Chopin’s Concert No 1 E minor, will be played by Jakub Čižmarovič on piano.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00, Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. Tel: 041/ 2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica
(Ne)Vítaní cudzinci - (Ne)Vítané cudzinky / (Un)Wanted Foreigners Male - Female – A discussion revol-ving around the issue of migration and immigration will explore physical versus inner migration, the recent westward migration of Slovaks for work, prejudices against foreigners and more. The Ženské úteky (Female Escapes) pro-ject includes three public discussions with immigrants (this time with Nagris Rahmon from Tajikistan) and two theatre performances.
Starts: Nov 20, 19:00; Bábkové Divadlo Na Rázcestí, Skuteckého 14. Admission: vo-luntary. More info: 048/4125 -513, www.bdnr.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Chránené územie / Protected Territory – Divadlo z Pasáže / The Theatre from the Passage offers a performance of physical theatre that metaphorically explores what protected territory means to humans. The piece, directed by Viera Duba-čová and choreographed by Jaro Viňarský and Peter Vrťo, premiered in 2000 in Iowa, during the theatre’s US tour.
Starts: Nov 20, 19:00; Zá-hrada Centre of Independent Culture; SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €2-€4. More info: www. zahradacnk.sk.

Reggae Ragga Night Žilina – This new event brings hot rhythms to the cold season, with a mixture of Czech and Slovak musicians performing reggae, dancehall, Ragga Jungle, drum’n’bass, liquid, jump-up and Neuro.
Starts: Nov 23, 22:00; EnjoyClub, Makovického 5. Admission: €4. More info: www.facebook.com/events/508273699269747.


Spišská Nová Ves
Spišské zborové dni / Spiš Choir Days – This regional choral competition will continue two days later with Starosloviensky Otčenáš / Old-Slavonic Lord’s Prayer, a regional non-competitive presentation of religious choirs.
Starts: Nov 20, 18:00 (secular music), Reduta concert hall, Radničné Square 4; Nov 22 18:00 (church music), Greek -Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Admission: free. Tel: 053/4425- 250; www.osvetasnv.sk.

Košické folklórne dni / Košice Folklore Days (KFD) – The 19th year of this festival offers a competition of folklore ensembles, presenting traditional Slovak music, singing and dance, including workshops, dance schools, performances and a Gala evening at the Košice State Theatre.
Starts: Nov 20-24 (Gala, 17:00); various sites. Admission: usually €1-€3, for the gala evening €3.50-€7.50. Mo-re info: www. kosickefolklornedni.sk (Slovak), www.kosice2013 .sk/en.

Festival sakrálneho umenia – The festival of Sacral Music has become a display of ecumenism and religious tolerance at the European Capital of Culture 2013, presenting various ensembles and choirs of different denominations.
Starts: Nov 17; various sites in Košice. Admission: various, mostly free (Nov 21 concert of State Philharmonic costs €8-€10). More info: www.visitkosice.eu.

Vysoké Tatry
Peter Michalica – This legendary Slovak violinist will perform a concert of chamber music with pianist Viera Bartošová.
Starts: Nov 18, 10:00; Pod Lesom daily centre, Dolný Smokovec. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Fats Jazz Band – Within the 42nd Autumn Cycle, this big-band jazz and swing band will play music from the 1920s through the 1940s, including Slovak compositions originally performed by František Krištof Veselý.
Starts: Nov 18, 18:00; concert hall of the Mansion, Námestie Slobody 1. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.mskshe.sk.

Košická moderna v zbierkach Šarišskej galérie / Košice Modernism in the Depository of the Šariš Gallery – This exhibition represents a selection of the crème de la crème of so-called Košice Modernist works in the local gallery, including artists like Ľudovít Čordák, Elemír Halász-Hradil, Konštantín Kövári, Anton Jasusch, Eugen Krón, Juraj Collinásy and others.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00; Sun 13:00-17:00 until Dec 1; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 051/7725-423; www.sgpresov.sk

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