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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 ►

Lions of Czech Film: Wings of Christmas

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Date: 10 December 2014  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On December 10, 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… 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 ►

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

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Date: 16 November 2014  Venue: American University

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… more ►

Film: Leaving

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Date: 14 November 2014  Venue: American University

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: The Mist and A Report on Party and Guests

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Date: 09 November 2014  Venue: American University

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… 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 Uninvited Guest and Every Young Man

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Date: 07 November 2014  Venue: American University

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… more ►

Film: Listopad

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Date: 05 November 2014  Venue: American University

On November 5, 7 pm, 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… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 01 November 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will present a special Czech Christmas Market on November 1, 2014, from 10 am – 4 pm. The Czech Christmas Market will feature beautiful hand blown glass ornaments,… more ►

Concert: Prague Philharmonic Choir

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Date: 31 October 2014  Venue: 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 ►

Lecture: Kafka and Comics

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Date: 30 October 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On October 30, at 6 pm, Czech illustrator and musician Jaromír Švejdík, popularly known as Jaromír 99, will give a lecture on Kafka and comics at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. more ►

Concert: Jaromír 99

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Date: 30 October 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On October 30, at 7 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will wrap up the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014, featuring the live music of the Czech band Czech band Jaromír 99. 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… 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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

Children's Theatre: Ententýky

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On October 11, at 4 pm, the Czech Embassy will feature the exciting theatrical show ENTENTÝKY, based on Czech poems, songs, and fairy tales, performed by actors from Theater Viola from Prague, and directed by Pavel Jurkovič. In Czech only! 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 ►

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 ►

Docs in Salute: Father of Refugees

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Date: 01 October 2014  Venue: Library of Congress

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

Exhibition Opening: Kafka & Co. by Jiří Slíva

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Date: 03 September 2014 - 31 October 2014

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… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Men about Town

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Date: 19 August 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On August 19, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen MEN ABOUT TOWN (Světáci) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Burning Bush

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Date: 13 August 2014  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On August 13, at 6:45 pm, the Avalon Theatre will feature for one night only world-renowned director Agnieszka Holland’s internationally hailed epic film BURNING BUSH (Hořící keř), which garnered a… more ►

Exhibition: They Never Update the Lists by Michael Borek

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Date: 12 June 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On June 12, at 6 pm, photographer Michael Borek presents the solo exhibition THEY NEVER UPDATE THE LISTS at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The exhibition addresses the themes of alienation and… more ►

Concert: National Gallery of Art Chamber Players

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Date: 28 May 2014  Venue: Location: National Gallery of Art

On May 28, at 12:10 pm, the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players will perform the world premiere of ROCK FOR 22 STRINGS by Czech composer Miloš Orson Štědroň, as well as the compositions of other EU… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Lemonade Joe

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Date: 20 May 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On May 20, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen LEMONADE JOE (Limonádový Joe) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. In this musical comedy satirizing the American Western genre,… more ►

Film: Leaving

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Date: 14 May 2014  Venue: AU, Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall

On May 14, at 7 pm, American University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will screen LEAVING (Odcházení), directed by former Czech President Václav Havel. The film centers on the… more ►

Theatre: Unveiling and Vaněk Unleashed

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Date: 07 May 2014 - 18 May 2014  Venue: Artisphere

From May 7-18, the Alliance for New Music-Theatre presents a double bill program including Václav Havel’s "Unveiling" and the world premiere of "Vaněk Unleashed," inspired by Havel’s character Vaněk, with… more ►

Concert: Phoenix from the Ashes

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Date: 28 April 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On April 28, 2014, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents Phoenix from the Ashes: Terezín in Words and Music featuring Judith Lynn Stillman (pianist and composer, The Julliard School, BM, MM… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: The Emperor's Baker – The Baker's Emperor

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Date: 15 April 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On April 15, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present the double feature THE EMPEROR’S BAKER – THE BAKER’S EMPEROR (Císařův pekař - Pekařův císař) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy… more ►

Celebration: Hrabal's 100th Birth Anniversary!

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Date: 15 May 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On May 15, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Archipelago Books, invites you to a poetic evening of readings and music in celebration of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s 100th… more ►

Easter Egg Hunt

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Date: 12 April 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On April 12, from 11 am-1 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your little ones to celebrate the coming of Easter through Czech and American traditions. more ►

Film: Cosy Dens

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Date: 10 April 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On April 10, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will feature Jan Hřebejk film COSY DENS (Pelišky) with the director himself. As the film opens, it is Christmas 1967, only months before Soviet tanks roll into… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Honeymoon

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Date: 09 April 2014  Venue: The Avalon Theatre

On April 9, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will welcome film director Jan Hřebejk to present his new film HONEYMOON (Líbánky). In the film, an uninvited guest holds secrets that just might make the couple… more ►

V4 Screening: Kawasaki's Rose

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On April 8, at 7 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will feature KAWASAKI'S ROSE with director Jan Hřebejk as part of the V4 film screenings. The film reveals the secret past of a psychiatrist being honored for his work as a dissident. Will… more ►

Exhibition: Old Jewish Town Within Us

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On April 3, at 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel will present the opening of the exhibition OLD JEWISH TOWN WITHIN US by renowned artist Mark Podwal, followed by the lecture "Recreating the… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation: Shorts Program II.

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On March 29, at 1:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation. The gallery will screen eight short animations such as PASSION (1961), THE HAND… more ►

Film: The Man Who Plants Trees

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On March 27, 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen THE MAN WHO PLANTS TREES (Muž, který sází stormy) by director Michal Gálik as part of the Environmental Film Festival. The documentary reveals an inspirational story of a man… more ►

Children's Costume Party: Říkanky a masky

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On March 22, from 4:30 - 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a children's costume party (Říkanky a masky / Riekanky a masky). Children are encouraged to come dressed in the costume or mask of their choice. more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Eva Fools Around

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On March 18, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present EVA FOOLS AROUND (Eva tropí hlouposti) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. In the film, Eva tries to steal the instructions for planting the roses cultivated by her… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation: Shorts Program I.

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On March 16, at 4:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation. The gallery will screen eight short animations such as INSPIRATION (1948), ONE… more ►

Masaryk Birthday Celebration

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On March 8, at 3 pm, the Embassies of the Slovak and Czech Republics invite you to an afternoon of celebrations honoring the 164th anniversary of the birth of Tomáš G. Masaryk. The event will include the lecture “Milan Getting, an American… more ►

Wreath Laying Ceremony at TGM Memorial

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On March 7, at 11:30 am, the American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will lay a wreath at the Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Memorial commemorating the anniversary of Masaryk's birth. The… more ►

Seminar: Freedom - What is Our Role?

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On March 4, at 12 noon, the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the seminar "FREEDOM – What Is Our Role? Selfless Acts and… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: School is the Foundation of Life

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On February 18, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present SCHOOL IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE (Škola základ života) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. When a student magazine publishes an essay criticizing a teacher and… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Colette

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On February 12, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen COLETTE, based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Arnošt Lustig. The film reveals a tale of the power of love under extreme life circumstances. more ►

Lecture: Why Kafka? Why Now?

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On January 30, at 6 pm, Professor Emerita Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D.s, will present the lecture "Why Kafka? Why Now?" at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. In the lecture and discussion, she will explore the resonances of Kafka's life and work… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Anton Špelec, Sharpshooter

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On January 28, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present the kickoff of the new line-up of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. The series opens with ANTON ŠPELEC, SHARP-SHOOTER (Anton Špelec, Sharpshooter), a humorous tale about a… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and Screening: Lidice

May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm - the Embassy of the Czech Republic opened an exhibition on Heydrich’s assassination, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the assassination and the Lidice massacre. Special guests included members from the Parliament of… more ►