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Prague Days in Chicago 2015 - Celebrating Czech History in Chicago

Shortly after the people of the Czech lands regained their freedom in 1989, the cities of Prague and Chicago became Sister Cities, establishing a pathway for rediscovery of the shared origins of their peoples and creating a forum for exchanging ideas on art, education, and culture.  Now, in the 25th year of that partnership, the cities, the Sister Cities Committee, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic will join in Prague Days Chicago, a celebration that will feature the mayors of both cities, concerts, exhibitions, a gala dinner, and a review of the history of the Czechs who made their homes in Chicago. 

Save the Date (PDF, 3 MB)

Festival Invitation (PDF, 923 KB)

Presentation of "A Heart for Václav Havel" Sculpture


Date: 15 June 2015  Venue: Chicago City Hall, 5th Floor Lobby, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL

Unveiling ceremony: 9 - 10:00 a.m. On display at the Chicago City Hall: Monday, June 15 - Friday, August 28, 2015 more ►

Newspaper "Czechs in Chicago"


Printed copies of newspaper for distribution are available at the Czech Consulate in Chicago (205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1680). more ►

Prague Days Chicago June 2015


Prague Days in Chicago are coming in June 2015! Invitation from the Consul General of the Czech Republic: more ►

"This is Pilsnen: Bohemian Past, Latino Present"


Date: 10 June 2015  Venue: Thalia Hall, 1807 South Allport Street, Chicao, IL 60608

Music: Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers Vivian García, Esso Afrojam Funkbeat & special surprise guest more ►

Concert of Czech Group Eggnoise


Date: 11 June 2015  Venue: Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

Seating opens to the public: 5:30 p.m., Concert: 6:30 p.m. Free Admission more ►

"Treasured Legacy" - Alphonse Mucha & Jarmila Mucha Plocková


Date: 12 June 2015  Venue: Maya Polsky Gallery, 215 West Superior Street # 1E, Chicago, IL 60654

Exhibition will be open from June 12 to July 31, 2015. Galley Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Admission more ►

Golden Prague Gala, featuring Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers


Date: 12 June 2015  Venue: University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Honoring famous Czech Chicagoans who have achieved exceptional success, the black-tie dinner will be the culmination of Prague days. It will feature the music of Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers, an… more ►

Jim Peterik of the Ides of March joins Prague Days Chicago


Jim Peterik will host the Prague Rockfest on Saturday, June 13 and will do a special performance at the Golden Prague Gala together with the original members of the Ides of March. more ►

Prague Rockfest hosted by Jim Peterik of the Ides of March


Date: 13 June 2015 - 13 May 2015  Venue: Cicero Community Park, South 53rd Avenue, Cicero, IL.

Program: Michael Kocáb, Eggnoise, Kateřina and Barbara Garcia, 4WithOut, Euroband & more. United Moravian Societies, Moravian Cultural Society, American Sokol, free inflatable zone for children, Czech… more ►

Screening of Vertigo with the Star Guest Kim Novak


Date: 14 June 2015  Venue: Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago, 8th Floor, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Recent Czech cinematography will be hosted by Kim Novak, one of the icons of American cinema and a Czech Chicagoan. Q&A session with the 1957 Golden Globe World Favorite Female Actress will follow the… more ►