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    Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

    Ljubljana will host a competition for male and female gymnasts as part of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup sanctioned by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

    Dvorana Tivoli (sports hall)

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    Wheel, 5,200 years

    Apart from featuring the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel with an axel, found by archaeologists at the Ljubljana Moors in 2002, the exhibition presents the Ljubljana Moors' prehistoric pile-dwelling culture and the history of the invention of the wheel.

    City Museum of Ljubljana - MGML

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    Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia: The Journey Within - open-air photographic exhibition

    Ljubljana's popular outdoor gallery located in Tivoli Park hosts an exhibition of one hundred photographs taken by the British photographer Deborah Beer during the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's cinematic masterpiece Nostalghia (1983). The photographs are being displayed to the public for the first time.

    The Tivoli Park

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    Recreational March Around Ljubljana and Threesomes Run

    Those participating the march along the 35 kilometre Path around Ljubljana will be able to choose from several tracks of different lengths. Those wishing for strenuous exercise will be able to join the Run of Threesomes.

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    Caetano Veloso (Brasil): Abraçaço - pop concert

    Back in the late 1960s, the Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso made a breakthrough with his song Tropicalia, which made him one of the architects of the short-lasting but exceptionally influential Brazilian avant-pop musical movement called Tropicalismo. Today his music includes all the key elements of popular Brazilian music and an extremely wide range of different feelings and musical elements.

    Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)

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    Salsa Flower Power - salsa festival

    Those attending the Salsa Power festival will be able to attend various workshops at intermediate and advanced level under the tutelage of renowned dance teachers. The day will be concluded by evening dance party with DJs.

    Buba Dance School (Vodovodna cesta 25) & Bolero Dance School (Dunajska cesta 49)

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    100 Years of Slovenian Puppetry

    Take the opportunity to view the puppets from some of the classic Slovenian puppet productions and learn about their creators in an exhibition which brings together a selection of puppets designed by renowned Slovenian fine artists over the last one hundred years.

    National Museum of Slovenia

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    The Present and Presence – Repetition 6: Install Yourself!

    The exhibition Present and Presence brings together works by Slovenian, Balkan, and Eastern European artists created from the 1960s to the present day. Themed on the concept of contemporaneity, the exhibition deals with various forms of time.

    Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

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    Dinosaur Exhibition

    Are you curious to know just how mighty the creatures that inhabited the Earth before humans were? Visit the Volčji Potok Arboretum and view its exhibition of 65 dinosaur sculptures depicting a selection of the most iconic dinosaur species.

    Volčji Potok Arboretum

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    55th Ljubljana Jazz Festival

    Each year, the Ljubljana Jazz Festival features some of the world's biggest names in jazz, attracting music lovers from home and abroad.

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    Amateur Road World Championships - cycling tournament

    The road cycling event known as the UCI Amateur Road World Championships, set to be held in Ljubljana this year, is expected to attract more than 1,000 competitors. The race will be held along the route of the Franja Marathon, an internationally recognized amateur road cycling event.

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    Ljubljana Festival 2014

    The Ljubljana Festival, with its long history and tradition of presenting premier artistic events, contributes significantly to the cultural life of Ljubljana in the summer. 

    Various venues

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    Doors. Spatial and Symbolic Passageways of Life

    In this exhibition, doors are presented as objects of historical heritage offering an insight into the life of the residents of different parts of Slovenia. They tell stories about the people they were made by as well as those who lived behind them.

    Slovene Ethnographic Museum

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    The Mummy and the Crocodile: The Slovenians Exploring the Lands along the Nile

    After nearly a century, the National Museum of Slovenia is putting on display the Egyptian Collection of its predecessor, the Provincial Museum of Carniola. The exhibition reveals the stories of three Slovenian Egyptologists who brought the objects in the collection over to Slovenia.

    National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova ulica street

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