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Czech That Film: A Festival of current Czech Cinema

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From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces, Czech That Film festival features the best of contemporary Czech cinema touring 11 American cities over four months. The festival started March 27, 2014 in Los Angeles and we can enjoy it… more ►

Czechoslovak Festival

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Date: 27 July 2014  Venue: Ehlert Park, 4400 Elm Ave., Brookfield, IL.

The 30th Annual Czechoslovak Festival will take a place on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information is in enclosed invitation. more ►

Antonin Dvorak - His Music and Life in Pictures

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Date: 18 June 2014  Venue: Consulate General of the Czech Republic, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1680, Chicago, IL.

Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Prague Committee of Sister Cities International cordially invite you to Antonin Dvořák, His Music and Life in Pictures exhibition on Wednesday, June 18 at 5… more ►

72nd Anniversary of Lidice

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Date: 08 June 2014  Venue: Lidice Monument in Crest Hill, IL

Please join Czechoslovak American Congress in remembering the victims of terrorism and tyranny who perished on June 10, 1942 at Lidice, Czechoslovakia on Sunday, June 8 from 11:00 am. Please find more… more ►

The little girl from the stamp - Eva Haňková-Neugebauerová

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Date: 24 May 2014  Venue: T.G. Masaryk Czech School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, IL.

T.G. Masaryk Czech School coridally invites you to meet the little girl from the stamp, Eva Haňková-Neugebauerová, on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The event is for free and held in English. more ►

The History of Europe: A Journey in Pictures

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Date: 12 June 2014  Venue: T. G. Masaryk Czech School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, IL.

T. G. Masaryk Czech School cordially invites you to the History of Europe: A Journey in Pictures presented by renowned Czech artist and author Renáta Fučíková on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to… more ►

Exhibition "Operation Israel"

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Date: 29 April 2014 - 09 May 2014  Venue: Richard J. Daley Center, East Lobby, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago

The Operation Israel Exhibition, prepared by the Czech Military History Institute, will inaugurate its US tour in Philadelphia, the symbol of liberty and self-determination - values shared by these three… more ►

Chicago Humanities Festival - International Childern's Theater Festival

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This year the Chicago's only International Childen's Theater Festival celebrates 15th year of presenting fresh, original performances from around the world with 48 perfomances from May 6 to 24 at three Chicago venues. The Czech Republic will be… more ►

Exhibition Featuring Czech Artists

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Date: opening on Friday, May 2 and will go on till mid July more ►

Verdi Requiem

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Date: 18 May 2014  Venue: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward at Boston Blvd., Detroit

The Community Chorus of Detroit presents the tour-de-force spring production of the Verdi Requiem on Sunday, May 18 at 4:30 pm. The concert commemorates the 16 performances of the Verdi Requiem by the… more ►

Jan Hřebejk in Chicago

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The highly acclaimed Czech director Jan Hřebejk was the featured guest of the Closing Night of the 17th Annual European Union Film Festival in Chicago on April 3rd at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The closing movie of the Hřebejk's Honeymoon… more ►

Spring Concert

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Date: 27 April 2014  Venue: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 305 2nd Avenue West, Cresco, Iowa

The Czech Heritage Partnership proudly presents a Spring Concert, the Luther College Piano Quartet on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. more ►

The 17th Annual European Union Film Festival

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From March 7 through April 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the “17th Annual European Union Film Festival,” the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations. This year’s festival presents the… more ►

New York Times article about Vera Chytilova

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NY Times: Vera Chytilova Dies at 85, Made Daring Czech Films... more ►

Exhibition "America 1951" by Kamil Lhotak

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Date: 25 March 2014  Venue: Consulate General of the Czech Republic, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

On Tuesday, March 25th, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Prague Commitee of Chicago Sister Cities International opened the exhibition "America 1951", cycle of drawings by renowned Czech… more ►

Czech Festival

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Date: 12 April 2014  Venue: American Czech Center, 4690 Lansdowne, St. Louis, MO 63116

Czech Festival will take a place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. more ►

Newberry Library seminar - Sex and Satire in Czech Fiction

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (This program continues for multiple sessions) Wednesdays, February 19 – April 23, 2014, 6 – 7:30 pm This seminar is led by Dagmar Herrmann more ►

The Czech Avant-Garde Book Exhibition

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The Czech Avant-Garde Book exhibition will take a place from January 28, 2014 to April 7, 2014 at Ryerson and Burnham Libraries in Art Institute Chicago. more ►

Jan Nemec Retrospective

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The Jan Nemec retrospective is a unique event, unlikely to be replicated in the future. It is important not only to pay some modest recognition to a true Czech artist, but to demonstrate the power of Czech individuals who bravely responded to… more ►

Rusalka

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Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's adult fairy tail, about the ill-fated romance between a water nymph and a mortal prince, enters the Lyric Opera repertory for the first time. The Rusalka performance will take a place from February 22 to March 16,… more ►

Press Release of Czech-American TV

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Czech-American TV is celebrating 10 years of existence. more ►

Snow Days Chicago 2014

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Photographs from Snow Days Chicago 2014, thank you to everywone who came out to support Czech artists. more ►

Masopust

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Date: 01 March 2014  Venue: Expo Center, Howard County Fairgrounds, 1220 7th Street West, Cresco, IA

This year the 8th annual Masopust, Czech Mardi Gras will take a place on March 1, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. Please find more information in invitation below. more ►

Presentation Regarding the New National Law on Czech Citizenship

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When: the Skype session will take place on February 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. Where: CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN more ►

Lecture: US Privacy Laws "Made in the European Union?"

The John Marshall Law School, Center for Intellectual Property Law, Center for Information Technology and Privacy and the Czech Slovak Institute invite you for a lecture "US Privacy Laws: Made in the European Union?" more ►

Czech Art Days in Chicago 2014

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Consulate General of the Czech Republic cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition Czech Art Days in Chicago 2014 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 5 pm featuring the sculptures of Pavel Špelda and illustrations by Jindřich Rychter.… more ►

56th Representative Ball

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Date: 01 February 2014  Venue: Drury Lene Oak Brook Terrace, IL

The Czechoslovak Allied Organizations cordially invite you to attend the 56th Representative Ball on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $ 90 per person. Please see the attached invitation… more ►

Snow Days Chicago 2014

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Snow Days Chicago will take a place on February 5th - 8th, 2014 at Navy Pier. The International Snow Sculpting Competition involves teams of artiss carving 6 ft x 6 ft x 10 ft tall blcks of snow to create masterpieces. Professional teams from… more ►

Learn and explore CSAGSI's research library

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Date: 22 February 2014  Venue: T. G. Masaryk Czech School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, IL

Librarians, teachers, collectors historians, genealogists, genealogy society members and students are invited to learn about and explore CSAGSI's research library on February 22, 2014 from 10:00 to 5:00 pm… more ►

45th Anniversary of Self-Immolation of Jan Palach

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Today it has been 45 years since Jan Palach set himself on fire. Jan Palach committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact… more ►

Invitation for childern to participate in the 42nd International Children's Exhibition of Fine Art Lidice 2014

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Children of 4 to16 years of age are invited to send their entries to the next international fine art exhibition Lidice until 28th February 2014. Children from some 70 countries participate every year. more ►

Czech Heritage Partnership - call for historic documents

The Czech Heritage Partnership underwrites the Family History and Documets Center (FHDC) in Protivin, Iowa. They have built a nice collection of records that are being used more and more by families and friends doing genealogy searches. They… more ►

Lukáš Vondráček's Piano Concert

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Date: 11 January 2014 - 12 January 2014  Venue: James Lumber Center for Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 West Washnigton Street, Grayslake, IL.

Lake Forest Symphony is pleased to announce that their guest Artist for their January 2014 concert will be Lukáš Vondráček playing Shotakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Lukáš will be soloing with Lake Forest… more ►

Dvořák's Opera Rusalka Lecture

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Date: 13 February 2014  Venue: T.G.Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero.

Come to learn about Rusalka before you go to the Lyric Opera to experience it. Dvořák's opera Rusalka lecture by Roger Pines, Dramaurg of Chicago Lyric Opera on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm.… more ►

Sliva Family Christmas Concert

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Date: 28 December 2013  Venue: Church of Czech Catholic Mission, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL.

The traditional Sliva family Christmas concert will take a place on December 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy English and Czech Christmas Carols. more ►

Ryba Christmas Mass

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Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Prague Committee Chicago Sister Cities International Program regret to jointly inform you that due to lack of funding, the Ryba Christmas Mass won't be realized this year. Thank you all for… more ►

Vaclav Havel's Fairy Tale

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The Czech Republic is marking the two-year anniversary of the death of former president Václav Havel. NY Times: By SLAWOMIR SIERAKOWSKI Published: December 17, 2013 Against the backdrop of today’s petty politics, the stories of great… more ►

72nd Christmas Around the World - Christmas in the Czech Republic

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THe Museum of Science and Industry's 72nd Christmas Around the World presents Christmas in the Czech Republic featuring the Moravian Cultural Society on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:45 am. The beautiful Czech Christmas Tree you can see… more ►

Czech and Slovak Christmas Cookie and Bakery Sale

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Come and enjoy the Holiday Season with United Moravian Societies and the Childern's Czech School on Friday, December 6, 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, December 7th, 9 am to 3 pm at 166 North Brandon Drive, Glendale Heights, IL 60139. more ►

How to search online Czech & Slovak archives & use the tutorials available at familysearch.org program

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Date: 14 November 2013  Venue: CSAGSI Research Library, 2nd Floor of the T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero.

Program "How to search online Czech & Slovak archives and use the tutorials available at familysearch.org presented by Maureen Bradz from the Crystal Lake Family History Center" will take a place on… more ►

Reception to celebrate the Czech National holiday

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Date: 15 November 2013  Venue: Czech Mission Club, 9415 Rochester Avenue, Brookfield, IL.

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and the Czech Catholic Mission In Chicago cordially invite you to a reception for the state holiday "Strugle for Freedom and Democracy Day" on Friday,… more ►

Presentation regarding the new national law on Czech Citizenship

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Date: 23 November 2013  Venue: Czech Mission Club, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL.

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and the Czech Catholic Mission in Brookfield cordially invite you to a presentation by the Consul Milana Lickova regarding the new national law on… more ►

Bishop Václav Malý in Chicago

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On October 25-27 2013 Bishop Václav Malý, who was appointed by the Czech Bishops Conference to care for expats living abroad, visited Chicago. Bishop Malý is a prominent figure in the Czech political scene. more ►

Bishop Václav Malý in Chicago

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On October 25-27 2013 Bishop Václav Malý, who was appointed by the Czech Bishops Conference to care for expats living abroad, visited Chicago. Bishop Malý is a prominent figure in the Czech political scene. more ►

Czech Consulate celebrated the Czech National Day

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In cooperation with the Chicago Prague Committee Sister Cities International the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago celebrated the Czech National Day on Saturday, October, 26 at 4.00 pm. The Consulate welcomed Bishop Monsignor… more ►

Adopt A Kroj Program

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T.G. Masaryk Czech School is starting an Adopt A Kroj Program. The Kroj would be used by the teachers and students at school and Community events. The school i soliciting Kroj as well as monetary donations in order to restore the Kroj for… more ►

Cultural Thursdays at T.G. Masaryk Czech School 2013/2014

1918: The Formation of Czechoslovakian Diplomacy

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The function of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakian was formed on October 14, 1918 during the appointing of the government in exile in Paris. The first minister was Edvard Beneš. He was appointed to this post during the subsequent… more ►

1918: The Formation of Czechoslovakian Diplomacy

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The function of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakian was formed on October 14, 1918 during the appointing of the government in exile in Paris. The first minister was Edvard Beneš. He was appointed to this post during the subsequent… more ►

CR2CR Cedar Rapids to Czech Republic Flood Relief

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When eastern Iowa was devastated by flood damage in 2008, the people of the Czech Republic donated more than $500,000 to local organizations in support. more ►

Ambassador's Message: Dedication of Václav Havel's Place at Georgetown

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Václav Havel was a legendary man, a man of great moral integrity and authority. By a twist of fate, Havel became a playwright, an imprisoned dissident, a human rights advocate, and the first President of post-communist Czechoslovakia and the… more ►

Czech Culture and History Class

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Date: 10 October 2013  Venue: T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 W22 nd Place, Cicero, IL 60804

Class "Autumn Czech State Holidays" by Klara Moldova will take a place on October 10th at 6 pm. If you are interested please RSVP to klara@czechschoolchicago.org or 708-656-9810. more ►

25th Anniversary of Alpine Banquet Haus - Open House

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Date: 16 October 2013  Venue: Alpine Banquet Haus, 11141 W Roosevelt Rd., Westchester, IL.

Stop by and say Hello to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Alpine Banquet Haus. Open house hours are from 3 - 9 pm. more ►

Houby Day

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Date: 06 October 2013  Venue: Klas Restaurant - side parking lot, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero.

Czech Houby Day will take a place this Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 am till Dusk. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Czech & Slovak food, music, fun and beer. more ►

Tour of the Tombstones

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Date: 06 October 2013  Venue: Bohemian National Cemetery, 5255 N. Pulaski, Chicago

Tour of the Tombones, 2-hour walking tour led by prefessional guide, Albert Walavich will take a place on Sunday, October 6th at 1:00 pm. Cost: members and Friends of BNC $ 10, non-members $ 15. For more… more ►

49th Chicago International Film Festival

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The 49th International Film Festival will take a place from October 10 to 24, 2013 in AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago. The Czech Republic will be represented by movie The Don Juans (original title: Donšajni) from Czech director… more ►

Christmas ornaments and eggs decoration workshop with Daniela Mahoney

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Date: 20 October 2013  Venue: T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero.

This ineresting workshop will take a place on Sunday, October 20, from 2 - 4 pm. Fee is $ 20 and includes all supplies. more ►

Summer Concert Series 2013 - Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

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Date: 16 July 2013  Venue: St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron (at Wabash), Chicago

Rush Hour Concerts - Summer Concert Series 2013 are free every Tuesday from June through August. Each concert is 30-minute long and starts at 5:45 p.m., refreshments are served at 5:15 p.m. Joan DeVee and… more ►

Thirsty Ear Festival: Eviyan, UnTwelve, Fulcrum Point

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Date: 20 July 2013  Venue: City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago.

The Thirsty Ear Festival is a two hour live broadcast from City Winery of WFMT’s contemporary music show Relevant Tones hosted by composer Seth Boustead.Begun in 2012 with a sold out show at the Empty… more ►

Czech That Film

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago has a pleasure to announce the opening of the film festival Czech That Film presented by Staropramen in the US. In the framework of the Festival numerous movie projections will be held… more ►

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum Open House

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Date: 29 June 2013  Venue: 122 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum Open House and the unveiling of Josef Koči's "AN APOTHEOSIS OF THE SUFFERING FOR THE CAUSE OF THE REFORMATION OF THE NATION OF JOHN HUS AND OF THE BOHEMIAN AND MORAVIAN… more ►

130th Anniversary of Franz Kafka

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130th Anniversary of the birth of Franz Kafka is to be remembered in July 3, 2013. Franz Kafka was a Czech born Jewish writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Kafka… more ►

Michal Prokop played as the first Czech at the largest blues festival in the world - Chicago Blues Festival

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Date: 09 June 2013  Venue: Grand Park, Pepsi Front Porch Stage

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago had the pleasure to invite you to the performance of the Michal Prokop´s trio on the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Michal Prokop is the very… more ►

Remembering the victims who perished at Lidice

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Date: 09 June 2013  Venue: Lidice Monument in Crest Hill, IL

Please join the Czechoslovak American Congress in remembering the victims of terrorism and tyranny who perished on June 10, 1942 at Lidice, Czechoslovakia on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 11:00 am. Please find… more ►

Czech & Slovak Festival

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Cyech and Slovak Festival will take a place on Saturday, July 20th from 1:00 to 10:00 pm and on Sunday, July 21st from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. in Sokol Cultural Center, 23600 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights, admission: $ 5 per day. more ►

Czechoslovak Festival

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Venue: Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield.

Czechoslovak American Congress presents its 29th Annual Czechoslovak Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. more ►

Chicago Helping West - upcoming Benefit Concert of Phil Schoenfelt

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic would like to inform you about two fundraising events in order to support the Disaster Relief Fund to West Texas, where the majority of residents is of Czech origin. There will be screening of the… more ►

BBLA West, Texas Relief Fund

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Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association (BBLA) has set up the West, Texas Relief Fund to which you can send a monetary contribution to the Czech-American community in the town of West, Texas, which was severely damaged by explosion of a… more ►

Reception for the Unveiling of New Czech Language Brochures and Web Information

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Date: 22 May 2013  Venue: County Building, 118 North Clark Street, Room 112, Chicago.

Come to join the Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and the Consul General of the Czech Republic Dana Hunatova at a Reception for the unveiling of new Czech Language brochures and web information of Cook… more ►

Tasting of Moravian Wines

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Date: 16 May 2013  Venue: Consulate General of the Czech Republic, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1680, Chicago

Consualte General of the Czech Republic would like to invite you to a tasting of the largest selection of Moravian wines ever presented in the United States on Thursday, May 16th from 6pm to 8pm.… more ►

Czech Spring Bazaar

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Date: 05 May 2013  Venue: Chicagoland Czech American Community Center (CCACC), 6625 W. Cermak Rd., Berwyn

CCACC would like to invite you to Spring Bazaar on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 5 pm. You will have the opportunity to buy hand made jewelry, gifts great for upcoming Mother's Day, natural cosmetics, Amish… more ►

Nicky's Family

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Discover the incredible true story of Sir Nicholas Winton in the award-winning Czech/Slovak film Nicky's Family, coming to the Detroit Institute of Arts this weekend only, April 19th-21st. more ►

Concert of Vladislav Blaha

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Date: 14 April 2013  Venue: Czech Mission/Church of Saints's Cyril and Methodius, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513

World renowned Czech classical guitarist, Vladislav Blaha, will be performing on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5: pm. Admission: $ 15. For more information please visit http://vlblaha.sky.cz/?lang=en. more ►

Cermak Road: A Journey from Past to Present

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Date: 20 April 2013  Venue: Starting Point: Klas Restaurant, 5734 West Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL

The Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois presents: Cermak Road - A Journey from Past to Present. The tour will take a place on Saturday, April 20 from 9:15 am to 3:00 pm. For more detailed… more ►

Chosen Chapters from Czech History

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Date: 23 April 2013  Venue: T.G.Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, 60804 IL.

Lecture named "Chosen Chapters from Czech History" will be held by Lenka Prochazkova, graduate from the Charles University, Prague in Czech culture and history, and Czech language and literature. more ►

"Dog Walker" by Petr Nikl

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Date: 06 April 2013  Venue: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero.

The performance of "Dog Walker" by Czech artist Petr Nikl took a place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm. more ►

Organ Benefit Concert

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Date: 07 April 2013  Venue: Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church 1850 North Hermitage Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Saint Marry of the Angels Catholic Church would like to invite you to the Organ Benefit Concert (Sacred Music of the Romatics) to restore God's House on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Note that the… more ►

Czech baking class - Easter cookies

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Date: 24 March 2013  Venue: T.G.M. School, 5701 W. 22nd Place, Cicero.

Czech baking class sponsored by T.G. Masaryk School will be held on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm taught by Klara Moldova, the new teacher from the Czech Republic. Fee is $ 20 (including all… more ►

16th Annual European Union Film Festival

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From March 1 through 28, the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State street, Chicago) welcomes you to the 16th Annual European Union Film Festival, the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations. This year’s… more ►

Visit of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and Business Mission in Chicago

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We would like to inform you about the visit of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic MUDr. Martin Kuba and the Czech Business Mission in Chicago from February 24 – 26, 2013. more ►

Gregor Johann Mendel - Science, Beliefs & Politics

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Date: 07 February 2013  Venue: University of Illinois, University Library, 801 South Morgan Street 1-280 LIB, Chicago

The University of Illinois, Mendel Museum of Masaryk University and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago would like to invite you to the inauguration of the exhibition Gregor Johann Mendel -… more ►

Meeting with "the girl from the stamp"

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Date: 09 February 2013  Venue: T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 West 22nd Place, Cicero, IL.

T. G. Masaryk Czech School coordialy invites you to the meeting with "the girl from the stamp" Eva Haňkova-Neugebauerova on Saturday, February 9 at 3:30 pm. Please RSVP at moldova.tgm@gmail.com. more ►

Snow Days 2013 in Chicago

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This past weekend, Navy Pier Gateway Park held another spectacular Snow Days Chicago celebration. Teams of talented artists from around the world including Spain, Mexico, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany and US gathered to create sculpting… more ►

A tribute to "Papa Bear" George Halas

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Date: 17 February 2013  Venue: At the Chicago Bears' Halas Hall, Lake Forest, IL.

A tribute to "Papa Bear' George Halas, a fundraiser in support of the documentary film, "Czechs In Chicago: A Home In The Heartland" at the Chicago Bears' Halas Hall in Lake Forest on Sunday, February 17th… more ►

The Unveiling and the U.S. Premiere of Dozens of Cousins

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Trap Door Theatre Chicago (1655 W. Cortland St. Chicago) presents The Unveiling and the US Premiere of Dozens of Cousins written by Václav Havel, translated by Jan Novak and directed by Beata Pilch. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm till… more ►

Sokol Spirit's Czech fun events

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Friday, January 18 form 6:00 to 9:00 pm. - an evening of Czech cards and conversation. Friday, February 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. - 2013 Czech cinema - screening of movie Roman pro zeny - romance ofr women from the novel by Michal Viewegh. 3909… more ►

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshop

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Date: 23 January 2013  Venue: Chicagoland Czech American Community Center, 6635 Cermak Rd., Berwyn.

This free workshop, hosted by the Chicagoland Czech American Community Center and the office of State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez, legal staff from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will… more ►

Christmas Bazar

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Date: 16 December 2012  Venue: 6635 W. Cermak Rd., Berwyn

Come to join Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center and Bohemia Theatre for a Christmas Bazar on December 16 from 10 am to 7 pm. Fairy tale by Bohemia Theatre at 4 pm (donation $ 10) more ►

Screening of the movie Who's Afraid of the Wolf

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T. G. Masaryk Czech school cordially invites you to the screening of the Czech movie Who's Afraid of the Wolf directed by Maria Prochazkova on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at the Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL 60804,… more ►

Grand Opening of the Czech Community Center

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Date: 17 November 2012  Venue: 6635 Cermak Rd., Berwyn, IL

Come and join us for the grand opening of the Czech Community Center this Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 4 - 7 p.m. more ►

Flower Buds wins Silver Hugo at Chicago festival

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The Czech film Flower Buds of director and script writer Zdenek Jirasky won the Silver Hugo prize in the New Director Competition category at the Chicago film festival. more ►

48th Chicago International Film Festival

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October 11 - 25, 2012. Czech Republic will be represented by the film Flowerbuds (Poupata) directed by Zdenek Jirasky. more ►

Celebration of the Czech National Day

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On the occasion of the Czech National Day, H. E. Petr Gandalovic, Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Dana Hunatova, Consul General of the Czech Republic would like to invite you to a reception on Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Klas… more ►

Madonna Mia!

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Theatre Bohemia presents musical Madonna Mia! The performance will take a place on Saturday, October 13 2012 at 8 pm, on Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm, on Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm and on Sunday, October 21 at 3 pm at Leela Arts Center, 620 Lee… more ►

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012 - Miloš Forman - Amadeus

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We would like to invite you for a free screening of Amadeus in occasion of Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012 - Miloš Forman. Amadeus is heralded as one of director Miloš Forman's most triumphant films, garnering eight Oscars including Best… more ►

Tribute to Miloš Forman

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We would like to inform you about upcoming movie events of Director Miloš Forman in Minneapolis, MN as part of the Mutual Inspiration Festival. Please find more detailed information about the movies and times in enclosed invitation. more ►

Daisies

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Screening of the Czech famous movie Daisies (Sedmikrásky), directed by Vera Chytilova, will take a place at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State street, Chicago from October 6, 2012. more ►

Concert of Ivan Kral

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We celebrated St. Wenceslas Day with Grammy-award winner Ivan Kral on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL. more ►

Moravian Day

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On Saturday, September 22nd and on Sunday, September 23rd at Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th, Lemont. For more information please visit www.UnitedMoravianSocieties.org. more ►

Historical Marker to TGM School

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The Town of Cicero presented a Historical Marker to TGM School on Thursday, September 6 at 11:00 am, in occasion of the 90th Anniversary of T. G. Masaryk School. more ►

What Doesn’t Kill You

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago would like to inform you about the screening of Milos Forman documentary “What Doesn’t Kill You”. The documentary was presented on Sunday, September 23rd 2012, at 11am in Facets Cinémathèque… more ►

The Dark Wonders of Jan Svankmajer

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From August 4 through 25, the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 North State Street, Chicago) presents “The Dark Wonders of Jan Svankmajer,” a retrospective of the Czech animator renowned for blending a broad menu of techniques ranging from… more ►

28th Annual Czechoslovak Festival

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On Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield. more ►

Jindřich Heisler: Surrealism under Pressure

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You can visit a great exhibition of Czech surrealist Jindřich Heisler at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, till July 1, 2012. more ►

Memory of Lidice - 70th Anniversary

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Czechoslovak American Congress is remembering the victims of terrorism and tyrany who perished on June 1942 at Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Program begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Lidice Monument in Crest Hill, IL. Bus… more ►

Europe without illusions: reflections from the Czech President

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic and Chicago Council on Global Affairs would like to invite you to a candid conversation with the president of the Czech Republic Hon. Václav Klaus on the situation in Europe and the NATO and G8 Summits… more ►

View the Ceremony Hall Art Restoration Project

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On Sunday, May 20, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Bohemian National Cemetery, 5255 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago. more ►

Chicago Humanities Festival - Fairy Tales

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Solo puppeteer from the Czech Republic Nori Sawa (born in Japan) delivers fresh, sometimes twisted takes on classic fairy tales using puppets, masks, music, paper cutouts, and his own body. The performance wil take a place on Friday, May 11 and… more ►

European Drinks Festival 2012

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On Monday, May 14 2012, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (professionals) and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (general public), at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago. Admission: $ 40 (advance ticket), $ 50 (at the door). For more… more ►

Madeleine Albright: What Prague's Past Means for NATO's Future

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We would like to inform you that The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group presented a lecture „What Prague’s past means for NATO’s future“ on May 2, 2012 from 5:15 pm at the… more ►

Another night of "Dinner at the movies"

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On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 6:00 pm at the Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero. more ►

Music and Memory - Piano Sonatas of Viktor Ullmann

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Pianist and award-winning music professor Jeanne Golan performed and discussed a selection of the Czech composer Viktor Ullmann's piano sonatas on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 pm at the Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. more ►

Another night of "Dinner at the Movies"

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On Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 6:00 pm at the Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL. For reservation please call 708-652-0795. See You in Denver is the latest installment of Jan Šikl’s renowned Czech television series Private Century… more ►

Easter egg decorating class

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On Saturday, March 31st from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, IL. Fee is $ 15 for class (include all supplies). Reservation is required. more ►

Europe's Rising Stars in Concert with America

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On Sunday, April 22, 7 pm, at Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN - Mark Kaplan, Violin. On Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL - Yefim Bronfman, Piano more ►

15th Annual European Union Film Festival

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From March 2 through 29, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the 15th Annual European Union Film Festival, the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations. This year’s festival encompasses all 27 EU… more ►

Czech cooking class

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On Sunday, March 18th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at T.G. Masaryk School, 5701 W 22nd Place, Cicero, IL. Fee is $ 20 (include all supplies). Registration required. more ►

Tribute to Vaclav Havel - screening of movie Citizen Havel

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On Monday, March 26th at 6:30 pm at the Facets Multimedia, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago. The screening will be followed by a discussion on Havel's life and legacy, moderated by Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview, with… more ►

Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you...

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The Oscar-winning director Milos Forman in the main role of an exciting life story. Screening took a place on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. (light refreshmnets), 6:00 p.m. (screening) at the 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1680,… more ►

54th Representative Ball

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On Saturday, February 4th 2012 from 6:30 pm at Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, IL. more ►

2012 Snow Days at Navy Pier

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January 27 - 29, 2012 at Gateway Park, Navy Pier. There was a team of snow sculptors from the Czech Republic participated at this event. more ►

Exhibition of the Reopening of the Villa Tugendhat: Mies Here and There

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The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Mies van der Rohe Society organized the exhibition “Celebration of the Reopening of the Villa Tugendhat: Mies Here and There". more ►

First performance in Chicago of the Czech jazz orchestra "The Karlovy Vary Repre Band"

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They are going to take part in the jubilee 45th EC Jazz Festival on Friday, February 24th at 2:30 pm. at the Elmuhurst College site, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Chicago. more ►

Statement of President Obama on the death of Vaclav Havel

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I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Vaclav Havel, a playwright and prisoner of conscience who became President of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic. Having encountered many setbacks, Havel lived with a spirit of hope,… more ►

Requiem Mass for Václav Havel

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Requiem Mass for former President of the Czech Republic Mr. Václav Havel was celebrated on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 6.00 pm at the Church of Czech Mission, 9415 Rochester Avenue, Brookfield. more ►

Christmas with Theater Bohemia

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On Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Liberty Cultural Center, 6445 W 27th Place, Berwyn, IL. more ►

Concert and Reception for Czech National Day

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On the occasion of the Czech National Day the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago in cooperation with Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Roosevelt University will hold a reception and concert on… more ►

Mutual Inspiration Festival 2011 - Antonín Dvořák

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On Thursday, September 8th, 2011, commemorating the 170th anniversary of the birth of Antonín Dvořák, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington is launching a two-month “Mutual Inspirations Festival” of performances, films, and other… more ►

Consul General of the Czech Republic visited Spillville for World Premiere

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Czech Heritage Partnership and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic proudly presented a Piano Concert as performed at The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC for the "Festival of Mutual Inspirations - Antonín Dvořák"… more ►

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Chicago

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Located just south of the Tribune Tower in Pioneer Court at 400 N. Michigan Avenue. The statue of artist Seward Johnson is expected to remain in place through Spring 2012. more ►

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53rd Representative Ball with presentation of 2011 debutantes

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When: on Saturday, February 5th 2011 from 6:30 pm, where: Terrace Ballroom of Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, admission $ 85. For more information and reservation please contact: 630-915-4276; 815-258-8140 or email:… more ►

Winter Meeting of FoBNC

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When: on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 12.30 pm, where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W Cermak Rd., Cicero, admission: $ 25 (dinner included). Reservation required. more ►

Trailer for the movie "Czechs in Chicago"

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Where: on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL 60804, admission: free more ►

Childern's Carnival to support the Fundation DUHOVÁ KAPKA in the Czech Republic

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When: on Sunday, January 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., where: Czech Mission Church, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, admission: voluntarily (proceeds from this event will be donated to support the Fundation Duhova Kapka in the Czech Republic) more ►

Sliva family Christmas Concerts

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1st concert: on Sunday, December 26th at 11:30 a.m. (after 10:30 a.m. will be mass in the Czech language) at the Czech and Catholic Mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL. Admission: $ 5/person, $ 10/family.… more ►

Christmas Concert and Reception

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When: on Saturday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m., where: St. Wenceslaus Church, Spillville, IA, admission: $ 10. For more information and reservation please call Joan Krafka Meany at 319-235-9412. more ►

Christmas with the Bohemia Theater 2010

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When: on Sunday, December 12th from 2 - 4 p.m., where: Sokol Tabor, 1602 Clarence Ave., Berwyn, admission: $ 10 per child (includes present). Please visit www.divadlobohemiachicago.com or divadlobohemia@yahoo.com for more information. more ►

First US reading by Czech artist Ivan Martin Jirous

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The first US reading by Ivan Martin Jirous, the legendary Czech poet and philosopher, who was coined by the term "parallel polis" during Czechoslovak normalization and who managed the Czech music group Plastic People of the Universe took a place… more ►

Slovak Jazz Legend - Peter Lipa & Band

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When: Friday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m., where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL, admission: $ 35. For more information and ticket reservation please call 312-404-8104 or go to www.SlovakChicago.org. more ►

Concert of the legendary Czech band Druha Trava (Second Grass)

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1st concert: on Friday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Protivin Community Center, 103 S Main Street, Protivin, IA. 2nd concert: on Saturday, October 30 at 9:00 p.m. at the Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero. more ►

Screening of the dokumentary The Power of the Powerless

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On November 17th, 2010 there was at the Consulate a screening of the American documentary movie "The Power of the Powerless" by director Cory Taylor on the occasion of the Czech national holiday marking the fall of Communism, Day of Fredom and… more ►

Letter of congratulations from the Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley to the Consul General of the Czech Republic Dana Hunatova

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Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley extended greetings to the Consul General Dana Hunatova and everyone gathered for the opening of the pohotography exhibition, Trip to the New World: 1902-1903, to celebrate the National Day of the Czech Republic. more ►

The Czech National Day celebration with the photography exhibition "Trip to the New World 1902-1903"

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On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 was held a reception to celebrate the Czech National Day and it was also the beginning of the exhibition "Trip to the New World 1902-1903" at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. The exhibition was open to… more ►

General Meeting & Free Program presented by the Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of IL

"Preserve Your Family's Legacy: Write Their Story" presented by Mike Karsen. When: on Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m., where: 1st Presbyterian Church, 150 S Ashland, LaGrange, IL. Coffe and snacks folow the program. Please visit www.csagsi.org… more ►

Czech Band Mig 21

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When: Friday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m., where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W Cermak Road, Cicero, admission: $ 25 pre-sale, $ 30 door. more ►

Moravian Day

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When: on Sunday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. - Holy Mass, 2:00 p.m. Program and at 8:00 p.m. Welcoming dancefeaturing the Vysočinka Czech band, where: Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th Street, Lemont, IL, admission: $ 15. For more… more ►

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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Cutting Edge Czech Animation at the Chciago International Children's Film Festival, winner of a Czech Lion a dn Grand Prize, Feature Film at New York International Children's Film Festival 2010, film In the Attic. When: on Sunday, October 24 at… more ►

1st Slovak Folklore Festival Chicago 2010

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When: on Saturday, September 11at 4:00 p.m., where: 4550 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL (Building Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 73), admission: $ 25 presale, $ 30 at the door. For more information please call 312-404-8104 or visit www… more ►

Summer Open House of the Czechoslovak Heritage Museum

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When: on Sunday, June 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., where: CSA Fraternal Life, 122 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook. For more information please call Mr. Cary Mentzer (Vice President of CSA Fraternal Life) at 630-472-0500. more ►

Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Kohout awarded a world famous chemist Dr. Alfred Bader

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Alfred Bader (*1924), a living legend in chemistry and philanthropist, has received the price Gratias agit in Brno on June 16, 2010 for supporting the good reputation of the Czech Republic abroad. more ►

Famous Czech jazz pianist and composer Emil Viklicky performed in Chicago BluJazz Club

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We have a great pleasure to inform you that the legendary alt saxophone bebopper Richie Cole with the “Janáček of Jazz” Emil Viklicky – the one and only pianist and composer from Olomouc, whose Moravian heart beats at irresistibly swinging pace,… more ►

Delegation of the Czech Senate, led by its Vice-President Milan Štěch visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Czechoslovak American Congress is remembering the victims of terrorism and tyranny who perished on June 10, 1942 at Lidice, Czechoslovakia

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When: Sunday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m., where: Lidice Monument, Crest Hill, IL. more ►

Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

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Czech citizens voted at the Consulate General in Chicago on May 27 and 28, 2010. more ►

European Drinks Festival 2010

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When: on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. for professionals, at 6:00 p.m. for general public, where: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, admissions: pre-reserved $30, students $ 20, at the door $ 40. Please RSVP to… more ►

Czech U18 Women’s Ice Hockey National Team in Chicago for the World Championship

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The 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women Under-18 Championship will be held from March 27 to April 3 at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, IL. more ►

Czech Heritage Partnership presents a double event: The Accidental Army and The Mushroom Picker

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When: Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 and 6:00 pm. (doors open at 4:00 pm), where: Protivin Community Center, 103 S. Main St., Protivin, IA, admission: $ 10, Veterans $ 5. more ►

The best bike stand was devised in the Czech Republic

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The best bike stand was devised in the Czech Republic but it did not remain there. It is in Chicago. Bike stand Meandre by mmcité has won Good Design Award 2009 awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum, a Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago.… more ►

4th Annual Masopust (Czech Mardi Gras)

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When: Saturday, February 13 from 11:00 a.m., where: Community Center, Protivin, Iowa, reservation required, tickets: $ 25. more ►

Opening of exhibitions of the Czech photography at MoCP

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We have a great pleasure to invite you to two remarkable exhibitions of Czech photography organized by Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago with the support of the Czech Consulate, of the Kristyna M. Driehaus Foundation… more ►

New Year's Eve Party

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When: Thursday, December 31st at 8:00 p.m., where: Czech Mission Club house, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513, admission: $ 50 (include dinner, open bar, buffet during entire evening and champagne toast). Please call for reservation… more ►

Christmas Party with Worldband

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When: on Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 pm., where: Cafe Prague, 6710 W Belmont, Chicago. Reservation at 773-427-7587. more ►

Christmas Concerts of Sliva Family

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1st Concert - when: Sunday, December 27 at 4 pm, where: Czech Catholic Mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, free admission. 2nd Concert - when: on Monday, December 28 at 7 pm, where: Holy Spirit Catholic… more ►

Christmas Afternoon in the Wonderland of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs

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Presented by Theater Bohemia. When: December 13 (Sunday) from 2 to 5 pm., where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero, free admission. more ►

Celebration of Saint Nicholas Day

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When: Sunday, December 6th from 11:30 am, where: Czech Mission, 9415 Rochester Ave., Brookfield, IL 65013. more ►

Resolution of the Senate of the Czech Parliament on 20th Anniversary of Freedom

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The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic adopted on December 10, 2009 a resolution on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the return of freedom to the Czech Republic. The resolution praises the helpful and devoted assistance of… more ►

Wisconsin visitors at the Czech Consulate on December 17, 2009

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2009 Christmas Around the World Festival

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Christmas in the Czech Republic presented by the Moravian Cultural Society on Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am. Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 57th St and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The Czech Tree will be on display from November 20th… more ►

Klas Aid - Benefit Festival

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When: November 20, 21, and 22 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak , Cicero, admission: $ 10. Please find more information about the time and program in the attachment. more ►

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Board announces plans to move and elevate its flood-damaged museum building

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Museum will will also be expanded fo additional exhibition, collection, educational programming and research space. more ►

Lake Forest Symphony 2009 Gala - Maestro Alan Heatherington's 10th Anniversary

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From the Gala Celebration evening (November 7) in honor of Maestro Alan Heatherinton's 10th Anniversary as Music Director of Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra who's main sololist was the Czech piano sensation Lukáš Vondráček. more ►

VELVET REDUX: 20 Years of Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe celebrated in Chicago

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A Gala Celebration of Alan Heatherington's 10th Anniversary as Music Director

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Featuring a guest performance by the internationally acclaimed Czech piano sensation Lukáš Vondráček. When: November 7 (Saturday) at 6:00 p.m., where: Onwentsia Club, 300 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL, reservations: 847-295-2135. more ►

Music Festival in Spillville - Sights, Sounds, Spillville!

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Festival of Music devoted to Antonin Dvorak and his time in Spillville, Iowa during the summer of 1893. When: on Saturday, October 24th in Spillville, IA. more ►

Chicago International Film Festival (October 8-22, 2009) - Czech movie: Who's affraid of Wolf (Kdopak by se vlka bál)

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When: October 16, 17 and 20, where AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illionis Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Director Maria Prochazkova form Czech Republic will be in presence on October 16 and 17. more ►

Concert of the legendary Czech band Druha Trava (Second Grass) in Chicago

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When: October 3rd (Saturday) at 9:00 pm, where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL. Special guest of the group will be singer Pavel Bobek. For more information please contact Ms. Bea Flaming at 612-240-4286 bea@druhatrava.com. more ►

2009 International Beer Tasting - BrewNost

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When: October 16 (Friday) from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, where: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA. more ►

Ambassador Kolář and spouse visited Wisconsin

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Ambassador Kolar and his wife Jaroslava visited Milwaukee and Madison in Wisconsin, along with Mr. Marek Skolil, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago. more ►

41st Annual Houby Fest

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Consul General Marek Skolil helped to celebrate this year's Houby Fest from October 2 - 4, 2009 in Cicero-Berwyn, IL. more ►

Concert of the legendary Czech band Druha Trava (Second Grass) in Protivin

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The legendary Czech band Druha Trava returns to America in September for its first U.S. tour since 2007. When: October 2nd (Friday) at 5:00 pm (food & beverage), 7:00 pm (concert), where: Protivin Community Center, 103 South Main Street,… more ►

20th Annual Czech & Slovak Festival

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When: September 20th (Saturday) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, where: CSPS Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN. more ►

Lecture "Legal thinking in Post-Totalitarian Middle European Countries and Its Relationship to the Structure of their Courts"

When: September 22 (Tuesday) at 12:30 pm., where: 315 South Plymouth Court, Room 1200, Chicago. Please visit www.jmls.edu/events/092209.asp to register. more ►

25th Annual Czechoslovak Festival

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Organized by the Czechoslovak American Congress on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., where: Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield (by the Brookfield Village near the Metra Station) more ►

Annual Czech Picnic - Father's Day

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Organized by United Moravian Societies. When: June 21st (Sunday) at 11:00 a.m., where: Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL more ►

Dvorak Festival - "Echoes of Nations" World Music Concert by the Czechomor Band organized under the auspices of the Czech EU Presidency.

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When: June 20 (Saturday) at 9:00 p.m., where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL. more ►

Accidental Army: The Amazing True Story of the Czechoslovak Legion

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When: June 20th (Saturday) at 8:15 p.m and June 22nd (Monday) at 8:00 p.m., where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago. more ►

The 12th Annual European Union Film Festival - Czech movie THE COUNTRY TEACHER

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When: March 14, 2009 (Saturday) at 7:15 p.m., March 17, 2009 (Tuesday) at 8:00 p.m., where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St., Chicago, IL, admission: $ 9. more ►

Third Annual MASOPUST

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When: February 21, 2009 (Saturday), doors open at 11:30 am, Festivities start at 1:00 pm, where: The Community Center, Protivin, Iowa, admission: $ 25, reservation is required more ►

Prague Shakespeare Festival presenting William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Guy Roberts' production

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When: February 6th – 15th, 7:00 pm (Sunday) & 8:00 pm (Friday and Saturday), where: Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 more ►

51st Representative Ball

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When: February 7 (Saturday), 6:30 p.m. (Cocktails), 7:00 p.m.(Dinner), where: Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, admission: $ 80 (includes dinner, entertainment and four hours open bar). Formal attire requested. more ►

Screening of The Accidental Army: The Amazing True Story of the Czechoslovak Legion

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When: January 25th (Sunday), 1:00 pm, where: Klas Restaurant, 5734 W Cermak, Cicero, IL , admission: $ 25 (included dinner), reservation requested more ►

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Czech artist Peter Sís donated as a gift 1000 copies of his book Madlenka to Chicago children

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Author, illustrator, filmmaker and MacArthur Fellow, Peter Sís as Chicago Artist-in-Residence donated 1000 copies of his book Madlenka to the children of Chicago Public Schools on Friday, December 12. more ►

Exhibition of photographs “A Muse through the Eyes of Muse"

An opening of the exhibition of photographs “A Muse through the Eyes of Muses” was held on September 25, 2008. The exhibition presented a collection of photographs by prominent representatives of the Czech and community cultural life featuring… more ►

Promotion of the Czech Republic at „The Motivation Show 2008“

„The Motivation Show 2008“ (MS 2008), congressional and incentive tourism fair, took place on September 23-25, 2008. Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago co-organized preparation and realization of the Czech participation together… more ►

Commemorating 40th Anniversary of August 1968

Chicago film club Facets Multi-Media in co-operation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program held on August 24, 2008 a commemoration evening on the occasion… more ►

Projects for Cedar Rapids – visit of the representative of the Czech Embassy and Consulate General

Deputy to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Washington J. Kurfurst and Deputy to the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago F. Gal visited Cedar Rapids on August 20, 2008. more ►

Czech Consulate General representative visiting AirVenture Oshkosh

Deputy Consul General of The Czech Republic in Chicago Mr. Frantisek Gal visited Czech stand at AirVenture Oshkosh on 30 July. He made a speech to the participants and partners and was interviewed by the Czech-American TV. more ►

CZECH GOVERNMENT AIDS CZECH AND SLOVAK MUSEUM AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN CEDAR RAPIDS

The Czech government approved on July 23, 2008, upon the proposal by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, a financial assistance to the National Czech and Slovak Museum and… more ►

Pre-view of the new documentary movie

Pre-view of the new documentary movie of Jan and Adam Novak about Vaclav Havel "Občan Havel přikuluje" on September 23, 2008 more ►

PLEASE NOTICE THAT AS OF AUGUST 27th (WEDNESDAY), NEW RULES FOR ENTERING THE BUILDING OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC WILL APPLY

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago would like to inform the public that, for safety reasons, the following new rules for entering Michigan Plaza Building, where the Consulate General of the Czech Republic is located, apply: more ►

Fact finding mission of the Consul General Marek Skolil to Cedar Rapids (IA)

Fact finding mission of the Consul General Marek Skolil to Cedar Rapids (IA) after the flood (National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library on June 25, 2008 more ►

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Sokol Hall and the so-called "Czech village" in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have been dealt a devastating blow with the massive flooding.

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Enclosed please find a letter from Gail Naughton, President/CEO of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library about the extent of the catastrophy and a call for help to American Sokol from Ms. Jean Hruby. more ►

Conference of Honorary Consuls and Consuls General of the Czech Republic in USA

Vice minister of the Czech Republic A. Vondra and Ambassadors R. Graber and P. Kolař met with Honorary Consuls and Consuls General of the Czech Republic at the Embassy of the United States in Prague on June 3, 2008. more ►

New Honorary Consul in Minneapolis

A new Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic Mr. Robert Vanasek assumed his office on 9 May 2008 in Minneapolis with the jursdictin over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa in the presence of the Head of the Consular Section of the… more ►

Madeleine Albright delivered the T. G. Masaryk Lecture on Democracy at the University of Chicago

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Starting May 1, The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Czechoslovak Legion Project, University of Chicago and the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program presented a series of events… more ►

Vladimír Eisenbruk appointed as the new Commissioner for Czech communities living abroad

Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg appointed Mr. Vladimir Eisenbruk more ►

A lecture "Between Stalin and Truman: Czechoslovakia, 1945 - 1948, by Prof. Igor Lukeš, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Boston

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic would like to inform you that on April 25, 2008 there was a lecture: Between Stalin and Truman: Czechoslovakia, 1945 - 1948 by Prof. Igor Lukeš, Boston University, a Honorary Consul of the Czech… more ►

Lecture of Czech Economy in the European Market – Perspectives by Jan Machacek

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On Friday, April 11, 2008 a Lecture on "Czech Economy in the European Market – Perspectives" by Jan Machacek and concert of the music group Garaz took place at the Klass Restaurant in Cicero. Jan Machacek is the commentator of Hospodařské… more ►

Chicago Premiere of “It´s gonna get worse”

11th Annual European Union Film Festival took place from March 7 till April 3, 2008 organized by the Gene Siskel Film Center in cooperation with Consulates General and cultural centers of European countries in Chicago. more ►

90th Anniversary of Chicago’s contribution to an independent Czechoslovakia

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In May 1918, the then future President of Czechoslovakia Thomas Garrigue Masaryk visited Chicago on his journey across the U.S., on which he was raising support for the creation of an independent Czechoslovak Republic. In the city, where he used… more ►

Milwaukee Art Museum Presents Exhibition of Outstanding European Photography

February 9 – May 4, 2008. A golden age of photographic experimentation takes shape in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s presentation of Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945, organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and on view in… more ►

New documentary about Czechoslovak legions

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A new film project documenting the story of Czechoslovak legions and their role in the creation of independent Czechoslovakia was presented at the Consulate General by its authors, producer John Iltis and author of the script and director Bruce… more ►

Czech Events Network - For Immediate Release November 1st, 2007

Czech Events Network (CEN) www.czechevents.net has been assisting the Czech community organizations in the US and Canada with decreasing of the cost of bringing in artists and groups from the Czech Republic, as well as offering overall… more ►

Check the Czechs at SOFA Chicago

This year again the Czech glass artists are well represented at SOFA Chicago - 14th Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art running until Sunday, November 4th at the Chicago Navy Pier. more ►

Honorable Marek Skolil, Consul General of the Czech Republic spoke at Niagara Luncheon Forum

On October 17, 2007 Honorable Marek Skolil, Consul General of the Czech Republic spoke at Niagara Luncheon Forum more ►

Opening of the exhibition of photographs by Frantisek Drtikol and Jaroslav Rössler

On October 29, 2007 the official opening of the exhibition of photographs by Frantisek Drtikol and Jaroslav Rössler took place at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago followed by a coctail reception to celebrate the Czech… more ►

Iva Bittova at the European Jazz Chicago Festival

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The Festival was organized by the Consulates General of the Czech Republic, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the German Goethe Institute Chicago, the Italian Culture Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs also… more ►

Exhibition of photographs by František Drtikol and Jaroslav Rössler

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You are cordially invited to an exhibition of photographs by František Drtikol (1883-1961)and Jaroslav Rössler (1902-1990), which will be on display at the Consulate General from October 30 - December 21, 2007 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) more ►

Consul General Hon. Marek Skolil visited Dozinky Festival in New Prague, Minnesota

The Consul General Hon. Marek Skolil visited the most well-attended days in the 23-year history of Dozinky, New Prague's Czech Harvest Festival. An estimated 15,000 people were in New Prague on the weekend of September 15 – 16 this past weekend,… more ►

One Hundred Years of Czech instruction at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Consul General Hon. Marek Skolil and Director of the Department on Cultural affairs, relations with Czech communities living abroad and presentation of the Czech Republic abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zdeněk Lyčka visited Nebraska to… more ►

Vice-prime minister Jiří Čunek and a delegation from the Czech Senate visited Chicago

Vice-prime minister Jiří Čunek and a delegation from the Czech Senate visited Chicago Delegation of the Standing Senate Commission on Compatriots Living Abroad visited Chicago on September 21 – 23. more ►

Czech participation in the National Manufacturing Week Expo 2007

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Consulate General cordially invites you to visit the Czech Republic Booth (#4850) hosted by the CzechTrade Chicago at the upcoming National Manufacturing Week Expo 2007. This year`s NMW EXPO will take place in Rosemont (Chicago)at the Donald E.… more ►

JOINT EMBASSY STATEMENT

The Embassies of the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia appreciate the bipartisan efforts of the U.S. Administration and Members of both chambers of Congress to modernize and expand the United States Visa Waiver… more ►

H.E. Richard N. Graber, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Czech Republic met the representatives of Czech-American community

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H.E. Richard N. Graber, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Czech Republic met the members of the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program, including its chairman Edward J. Dellin, and other representatives… more ►

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr Karel Schwarzenberg

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Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr Karel Schwarzenberg at The Institute for International Strategic Studies in London on 18 July 2007 more ►

News and photographs from PRAGUE DAYS IN CHICAGO 2007

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If you are interested to know more about various events of Prague Days in Chicago 2007 that already took part please follow this link. more ►

PRAGUE DAYS IN CHICAGO 2007 - program

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A series of official, cultural, social, community and promotional events in Chicago sponsored and co-organized by the City of Prague in cooperation with the Chicago Sister Cities Int´l Program´s Prague Committee, the Consulate General of the… more ►

Dobruska Czech Language Courses 2007 - DEADLINE 3/5/2007 is approaching!

The deadline for application to a Czech Language Course and Czech language methodology in Dobruska March 5 is approching! more ►

Finacial grants of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Czech-American community (rules, applications forms, information)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic can provide financial gifts. The deadline for the submission of applications - February 28,2007 - is approaching! Financial gifts may exclusively be granted to legal entities, especially to a… more ►

President Václav Klaus back in Chicago

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H.E. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic returned to Chicago to be a guest speaker at the service to celebrate the life of Milton Friedman (1912-2006), the legendary Nobel Prize winner in the field of economy. more ►

Czech Consulate General celebrated the National Day with the support of legendary Czech folk-rock band

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The new Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago celebrated the National Day of the Czech Republic in Chicago for the first time in its short history. The reception hosted by Consul General Hon. Marek Skolil took place at the Chicago… more ►

Exhibition "AN ARTIST AND HIS MODELS - A look into the studio of the sculptor Emanuel Kodet (1880 - 1954)"

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OPENING PARTY took place at Klas on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. and included a concert by the Chicago band Czechs in America. The exhibition was on display until December 15, 2006. more ►

New Czech E-Passports

Since September 1, 2006, the Czech Republic has been one of the first European Union countries to produce e-passports with biometric data. more ►

HELP CONNECT CZECHS AND AMERICANS

American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) has launched their educational campaign, “Help Connect Czechs and Americans!,”... more ►

Participation of Prague in the celebration of 50 anniversary of Chicago Sister Cities International Program

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In the framework of rich international program, the local Czech group Czechs in America performed modern versions of traditional Czech songs. For ten days, daily about 15.000 visitors were able to see photographs of Prague by Jiří Všetečka… more ►

Regular Film Evenings at the Consulate General continued with CITIZEN VÁCLAV HAVEL GOES ON VACATION

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Czech Films are shown regualrly at the Consulate General in Chicago (in Czech with English subtitles). On Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. the film evenings continue with CITIZEN VÁCLAV HAVEL GOES ON VACATION(Občan Havel jede na dovolenou)… more ►

Exhibition of Jiri Vsetecka's photographs "A Walk Through Prague"

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An exhibition of photographs titled “A walk through Prague” was also opened during the opening of the new Consulate General under the presense of its Czech author Mr. Jiri Vsetecka. The exhibition was closed on May 31. However, several… more ►

Congratulations to Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois celebrating its 10th Anniversary

Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois aimed at preserving the Bohemian, Moravian, Slovakian, Silezian and Ruthenian Heritage so rich in this area celebrates its 10th Anniversary and the Consulate General expresses its sincere… more ►

Visit of Members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

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Visit of Members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic The Members of the Committee for European Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mr. Pavel Svoboda (chairman of the… more ►

The official opening of the Consulate General by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Cyril Svoboda

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago was officially opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Cyril Svoboda on April 20. At the same time, the exhibition of photographs “A walk through Prague” was opened under the presence… more ►

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus visited Chicago

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President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus visited Chicago on April 26 and 27. On April 27, he delivered a lecture „The Czech Republic´s Role in an Artificially Unified Europe“ during the luncheon organized by the Chicago Council on Foreign… more ►

We look forward to your visit!

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Consulate General has been opened to the public on February 15, 2006 and its regular hours of operation are 9:30 am – 12:00 pm from Monday to Friday. This has been a trial period and the official opening will take place in April. You can… more ►