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Exhibition Opening: Kafka & Co. by Jiří Slíva

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On September 3, at 6 pm, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic launched the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014–Franz Kafka with a special exhibition KAFKA & CO. by Czech cartoonist Jiří Slíva. The exhibition… more ►

Theatre: A Report on the Academy

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Date: 09 September 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On September 9, at 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will launch the Mutual Inspirations Festival with Kafka’s riveting short story A REPORT ON THE ACADEMY brought to life in a stunning adaptation… more ►

Theatre: Metamorphosis

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Date: 10 September 2014 - 20 September 2014  Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre

From September 10–21, the Alliance for New Music-Theatre will perform Kafka’s most influential and popular work – METAMORPHOSIS – to bring to the stage both the darkness and the humor of Kafka as the… more ►

Docs in Salute: The Trials

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Date: 17 September 2014  Venue: Library of Congress

On September 17, at 1 pm, the Library of Congress will kick off the Docs in Salute series, featuring THE TRIALS from director Petr Bok's triology Between a Star and a Crescent. more ►

Lecture: Czech Jews under Communism 1945-89

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Date: 17 September 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On September 17, at 6 pm, documentary director Martin Šmok will present the lecture CZECH JEWS UNDER COMMUNISM 1945–1989 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Using documents, photographs, and filmed… more ►

Concert: Amerika - Expression and Exile

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Date: 18 September 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On September 18, at 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will feature pianist Lara Downes in the concert AMERIKA:EXPRESSION AND EXILE. more ►

Docs in Salute: Father of Refugees

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Date: 01 October 2014  Venue: Library of Congress, Pickford Theatre

On October 1, at 1 pm, the Library of Congress will screen FATHER OF REFUGEES in the Pickford Theatre as part of the Docs and Salute series focused on Jewish themes. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: In the Shadow

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Date: 08 October 2014  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On October 8, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will showcase director David Ondříček’s highly acclaimed film IN THE SHADOW (Ve stínu). In this mystery, Captain Hakl (Ivan Trojan), a Czech police detective,… more ►

Film: Amerika

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Date: 09 October 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On October 9, at 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen director Vladimír Michálek’s debut film AMERIKA, based on Kafka’s unfinished novel of the same name. more ►

Film: Maharal-Secret of the Talisman

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Date: 18 October 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On October 18, at 5 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen director Pavel Jandourek’s film MAHARAL – SECRET OF TALISMAN (Maharal - Tajemství talismanu). more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Golet in the Valley

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Date: 21 October 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On October 21, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen GOLET IN THE VALLEY (Golet v údolí) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. more ►

Lecture: Kafka's Magic Prague

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Date: 23 October 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On October 23, at 6:30 pm, Czech Cultural Attaché Robert Řehák will give the lecture KAFKA´S MAGIC PRAGUE at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. more ►

Concert: Overlapping Worlds

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Date: 26 October 2014  Venue: National Gallery of Art

On October 26, at 6:30 pm, violin virtuoso Alexander Shonert will perform the concert OVERLAPPING WORLDS at the National Gallery of Art in an intimate program dedicated to Franz Kafka. more ►

THEATRICAL READING: Glimpses of Kafka's Fiction and Memoirs for Stage

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Date: 29 October 2014  Venue: Pickford Theater of the Library of Congress.

On October 29, at 1 pm, Georgetown University students and alumi present Glimpses of Kafka’s Fiction and Memoirs for the Stage, directed by Georgetown faculty in Theater and Performance Studies, in the… more ►

Concert: Prague Philharmonic Choir

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Date: 31 October 2014  Venue: West Building, West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art

On October 31, 2014, at 3:30 pm, the Prague Philharmonic Choir will perform concert DVOŘÁK AND BRAHMS at the National Gallery of Art. more ►

Film: Listopad

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Date: 05 November 2014  Venue: Doyle Theater, American University

On November 5, 7 pm TBD, the American University´s Doyle Theater will screen Gary Keith Griffin´s film LISTOPAD which reveals a story of the spirited friendship between three teenaged boys, swept up in the… more ►

Film: The Uninvited Guest and Every Young Man

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Date: 07 November 2014  Venue: American University´s Doyle Theater

On November 7, at 7 pm, the Doyle Theater will screen THE UNINVITED GUEST (Nezvaný host) followed by EVERY YOUNG MAN (Každý mladý muž) as part of the series The Play’s the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and… more ►

Exhibition: Eugenic Minds

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Date: 08 November 2014  Venue: Katzen Arts Center

On November 08, 2014, 6:30 pm, the Katzen Arts Center at American University, in collaboration with the Shoah Memorial Prague, will open the exhibition EUGENIC MINDS comprised of a documentary by Pavel… more ►

Film: The Mist and A Report on Party and Guests

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Date: 09 November 2014  Venue: American University´s Doyle Theater

On November 9, at 4:30 pm, the Doyle Theater will screen THE MIST (Mlha) followed by A REPORT ON PARTY AND GUESTS (O slavnosti a hostech) as part of the series The Play’s the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and… more ►

Film: Leaving

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Date: 14 November 2014  Venue: American University´s Doyle Theater

On November 14, at 7 pm, the Doyle Theater will screen LEAVING (Odcházení) as part of the series The Play’s the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics. more ►

Film: And the Begger´s Opera Again and The Heart above the Castle

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Date: 16 November 2014  Venue: American University´s Doyle Theater

On November 16, at 4:30 pm, the Doyle Theater will screen AND THE BEGGAR'S OPERA AGAIN (A znova Žebrácká opera ) followed by THE HEART ABOVE THE CASTLE (Srdce nad hradem) as part of the series The Play’s… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Waiter, Scarper!

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Date: 18 November 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On November 18, at 7 pm Bistro Bohem will screen WAITER, SCARPER! (Vrchní, prchni!) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. more ►

Book Signing: Michael Žantovský - HAVEL: A LIFE

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Date: 20 November 2014  Venue: Politics & Prose

On November 20, at 7 pm, Politics and Prose will present former Czech-born United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in conversation with the Czech Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Michael… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Wings of Christmas

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Date: 10 December 2014  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On December 12, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen WINGS OF CHRISTMAS. The film is set during hustle of the holiday season. At the mall, four friends: Thomas, Nina, Rada, and Mirek, a.k.a. “The Hare,”… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: I Enjoy the World with You

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Date: 16 December 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On December 16, Bistro Bohem will screen I ENJOY THE WORLD WITH YOU (S tebou mě baví svět) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. more ►