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Canceled - Book Presentation: Bohemian Stories w/author Renáta Fučíková

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Date: 05 March 2020  Venue: Czech Embassy

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED! Author Renáta Fučíková will discuss her book Bohemian Stories, an illustrated history of Czechs in the United States, on March 5, 2020, at 6 pm. The event commemorates the… more ►

Concert: Michal Hrůza and his band Hrůzy

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Date: 14 February 2020  Venue: Czech Embassy

For Valentine’s Day bring a friend, a loved one, or rock it solo for an unforgettable evening of music with pop singer/songwriter Michal Hrůza and his band Hrůzy for the first time in Washington, DC,… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Women on the Run

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Date: 12 February 2020  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen the film "Women on the Run" (Ženy v běhu), a story of a woman's desire to fulfill her late husband's bucket list by running a marathon with her daughters on February 12, 2020… more ►

Film: On Her Shoulders

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Date: 11 February 2020  Venue: Middle East Institute

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, Middle East Institute and the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States present the documentary "On Her Shoulders" on February 11, 2020, at 5:00… more ►

Book Launch and Discussion: When Time Stopped

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Date: 04 February 2020  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Scribner, presents the book launch and discussion of "When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains," with author Ariana… more ►

Classical Guitar Concert: Vladislav Bláha

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Date: 30 January 2020  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will feature Czech classical guitarist Vladislav Bláha on January 30, 2020, at 6 pm. The program will include such works as Janáček’s I am waiting for you (Čekám tě)… more ►

Film and Beer: Journey to the Depths of the Student’s Soul

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Date: 21 January 2020  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the film "Journey to the Depths of the Student’s Soul" (Cesta do hlubin študákovy duše) on January 21, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. In the film, the… more ►

Exhibit/Presentation: Pilsen: Past and Present

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Date: 28 January 2020  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents Pilsen: Past and Present, featuring the opening of an exhibit by renowned cartoonist Jiří Slíva and a presentation on Pilsen in the company of the Deputy Mayor of… more ►

Swinging to Freedom: Pilsner Jazz Band

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Date: 27 January 2020  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage will present the Pilsner Jazz Band, in collaboration with the City of Pilsen and the Embassy of the Czech Republic, on Jan. 27, 2020, at 6 pm. more ►

AFI EU Film Showcase: The Painted Bird

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Date: 18 December 2019  Venue: DCJCC

The Edlvitch DCJCC will screen Václav Marhoul's harrowing film "The Painted Bird" (Nabarvené ptáče) on December 18, at 7 pm, in connection to the AFI EU Film Showcase. Based on the celebrated novel by… more ►

AFI EU Film Showcase: The Painted Bird

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Date: 15 December 2019  Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

The AFI Silver Theatre presents "The Painted Bird" (Nabarvené ptáče) on December 15, 2019, at 6:05 pm, as part of the AFI EU Film Showcase. Based on the celebrated novel by Jerzy Kosinsky, this staggering… more ►

Lions of Czech Film Series: Bear with Us

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Date: 11 December 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre presents the film "Bear with Us" (Chata na prodej) as part of the ongoing Lions of Czech Film Series. A family decides to sell their lovely cottage, as none of them has visited it for… more ►

Velvet Play & Party

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Date: 16 November 2019  Venue: Dupont Underground

The Alliance for New Music-Theatre, Embassy of the Czech Republic, and Dupont Underground invite you to a Velvet Play & Party on November 16, 2019, at 7 pm. The evening includes a prelude screening of a… more ►

Concert: Spiritual Kvíntet

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Date: 10 November 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the Czech folk group Spiritual Kvíntet on November 10, 2019, at 5 pm. The group performed at demonstrations during the Velvet Revolution as well as for former… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 09 November 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites all from near and far to its annual Czech Christmas Market on November 9, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year, we bring you a newly designed market, more vendors,… more ►

Film Preview/Discussion: Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?

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Date: 06 November 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Director Petr Jančárek will present a preview of his new documentary "Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?" on November 6, 2019, at 6 pm, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished guests. The film… more ►

Theatre: Protest / Vaněk Unleashed

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Date: 05 November 2019  Venue: Dupont Underground

Alliance for New Music-Theatre will open the double bill of Václav Havel's seminal play Protest and New Music-Theatre's Vaněk Unleashed, on November 5, 2019, at 8 pm, at the Dupont Underground. more ►

Kids Euro Festival: Fairy Tales for Emma

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Date: 03 November 2019  Venue: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

As part of the Kids Euro Festival, the film "Fairy Tales for Emma" (Pohádky pro Emu) will screen at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens on November 3, 2019, at 10 am! Bring your family for this… more ►

Millennium Stage: Puppet Theatre LokVar - Daddy is a Hero

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Date: 30 October 2019  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The renowned puppet theater company LokVar will present "Daddy is a Hero" on October 30, 2019, at 6 pm, at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. This humorous, immersive story centers on a bond between… more ►

Classical Duo: Marek Švejkar & Lenka Korbelová

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Date: 21 October 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

In a special concert leading up to Czech National Day, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the classical duo Marek Švejkar (clarinet) and Lenka Korbelová (piano) on October 21, 2019, at 6 pm.… more ►

Documentary: King Skate

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Date: 17 October 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czech Embassy will screen the documentary King Skate on October 17, 2019, at 6 pm, which garnered the Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary of 2018. Under communist Czechoslovakia, skateboarding was… more ►

Film: Talks with T. G. Masaryk

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Date: 09 October 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen the film Talks with T. G. Masaryk (Hovory s TGM) on October 9, 2019, at 8 pm, as part of the Lions of Czech Film Series. The film follows two leading men of the 20th century… more ►

Garage & Tony Ducháček

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Date: 08 October 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Underground legends of rock GARAGE & Tony Ducháček (Garáž) reunite for a special performance at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on Oct. 8, 2019, at 7 pm. Savor a cold brew while enjoying the riffs of… more ►

Book Talk: The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, The Russian Perspective

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Date: 03 October 2019  Venue: EU Delegation

Editor Josef Pazderka will present the book "The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, The Russian Perspective," at the Delegation of the European Union on October 3, 2019, at 6 pm. more ►

Theater: Audience

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Date: 02 October 2019  Venue: Divine Theatre - Georgetown

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the Davis Performing Arts Center joins the Czech Embassy in hosting Kašpar Theater Company's performance of Václav Havel's Audience, directed by… more ►

EUROBEATS Festival - Night 2

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Venue: Union Stage

The EUROBEATS Festival will feature 10 European electronic musicians from 10 countries at Union Stage in Washington, DC, from September 27–28, 2019, from 6 pm to 1:35 am. The festival highlights top… more ►

EUROBEATS Festival - Night 1

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Venue: Union Stage

The EUROBEATS Festival will feature 10 European electronic musicians from 10 countries at Union Stage in Washington, DC, from September 27–28, 2019, from 6 pm to 1:35 am. The festival highlights top… more ►

Documentary: Magic Voice of a Rebel

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Date: 24 September 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen veteran filmmaker Olga Sommerova's documentary "Magic Voice of a Rebel" (Magický hlas rebelky) on September 24, at 6 pm. The brilliant career of Marta Kubiśová… more ►

Workshop: Exploring Issues of Oppression through Music, Art, and Literature

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Date: 05 October 2019  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

Creator and director of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project Gail Prensky and Associate Producer Mark Haney will lead a workshop on art and oppression at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 5, 2019,… more ►

Book Launch: ABCZ or All You Need to Know about Czechia and the Czechs

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Date: 19 September 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host the US launch of the illustrated book ABCZ or All You Need to Know about Czechia and the Czechs with author Denisa Šedivá on September 19, 2019, at 6 pm. more ►

Film & Beer: Larks on a String

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Date: 17 September 2019  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen director Jiří Menzel's "Larks on a String" (Skřivánci na niti) on September 17, 2019, at 7 pm. In the film, a group of middle class citizens are sent to work at an industrial… more ►

Happy Hour: Barks and Beer

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Date: 14 September 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czech Embassy and City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties are partnering to hold a Happy Hour: Barks & Beer with the opportunity to adopt local dogs and cats at the Czech Embassy on September 14, 2019, from 4… more ►

Festival Launch: The Velvet Effect

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Date: 12 September 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czech Embassy will launch the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019 – Marta Kubišová with the opening of the exhibition "The Velvet Effect" followed by a concert of Kubišová most renowned work… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: The Hastrman

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Date: 14 August 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

As part of the Lions of Czech Film Series, the Avalon Theatre will feature "The Hastrman" (Hastrman) on August 14, at 8 pm. The film follows a mysterious nobleman who returns to his deteriorating ancestral… more ►

Film & Beer Series: Capricious Summer

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Date: 16 July 2019  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the classic comedy "Capricious Summer" (Rozmarné léto) on July 16, 2019, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series. more ►

Concert: Vladimír Merta

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Date: 26 June 2019  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents Czech folk singer-songwriter Vladimír Merta on June 26, 2019, at 6 pm. The guitarist has authored over 1,200 songs, with 17 LP/CDs. The Czech Academy of Music… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Dukla 61

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Date: 12 June 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

In this gripping drama based on true events, college student Petr brings home his pregnant girlfriend Jana, deciding to abandon his studies and become a miner like his father. more ►

Millenium Stage: Hellwana in the USA

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Date: 02 June 2019  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Hellwana is Czech singer and rapper, influenced by grime, neosoul and R'n'B. In her lyrics, she talks about body positivity and advocates for young women. more ►

Film: The Teacher

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Date: 22 May 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Director Jan Hřebejk makes a guest appearance at the Avalon Theatre to screen his film "The Teacher" (Učitelka). The film centers on a teacher who manipulates her pupils' parents to get what she wants in… more ►

WJFF: Toman

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Date: 21 May 2019  Venue: Bethesda Row Cinema

The Washington Jewish Film Festival will screen "Toman" on May 21, at 7:50 pm, at the Bethesda Row Cinema. more ►

WJFF: Toman

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Date: 19 May 2019  Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

The Washington Jewish Film Festival will screen "Toman" on May 19, at 7:15 pm, at the AFI Silver Theater. Toman, an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmails, exploits, and intimidated… more ►

Millennium Stage: Vladivojna La Chia

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Date: 13 May 2019  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Singer/songwriter Vladivojna La Chia is deeply rooted as an unpredictable chameleon consistently surprising her fans with her colorful and unrestrained musical style. She is accompanied by musicians… more ►

EU Open House

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Date: 11 May 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Come to the Czech Embassy on Saturday, May 11, from 10 am-4 pm, for a day of fun with family and friends! more ►

Concert: Czech Boys' Choir Boni Pueri

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Date: 08 May 2019  Venue: Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the concert of the Czech boys' choir Boni Pueri at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center on May 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm. The program includes Czech and Slovak… more ►

Beneš and Beyond

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Date: 01 May 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the National Museum of the Czech Republic invites you to the reception Beneš and Beyond, honoring the memory of the late Czechoslovak President… more ►

Film Festival: Czech That Film

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Date: 10 April 2019 - 11 April 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Czech That Film Festival hits Washington on April 10-11, 2019, with award-winning film director Radim Špaček in person, films highlighting the best in Czech cinema, and a reception featuring delicious… more ►

Easter Workshop and Egg Hunt

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Date: 06 April 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to celebrate the coming of Easter through Czech and American traditions on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Register your little ones for an… more ►

Concert: Lobkowicz Trio

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Date: 26 March 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy Series will feature the Lobkowicz Trio at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on March 26, at 7:30 pm. This internationally acclaimed trio, comprised of Lukáš Klánský (piano), Jan Mráček (violin)… more ►

Breaking the Mold - Women, Science, and the Silver Screen

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Date: 20 March 2019  Venue: EU Delegation

Marie Dvořáková's film "Who's Who in Mycology" won the Student Academy Award for narrative fiction—but its impact went far beyond that. Inspired by the Czech Republic's respected history in… more ►

Film & Beer Series: Seclusion Near a Forest

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Date: 19 March 2019  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen director Jiří Menzel's comedy "Seclusion Near a Forest" on March 19, at 7 pm. In the film, an ordinary Prague family yearns to have a house in the countryside. They make a deal… more ►

Millennium Stage Concert: Jan Čmejla

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Date: 17 March 2019  Venue: KC Terrace Theatre

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents fifteen-year-old Czech pianist Jan Čmejla, a young virtuoso who has won some of the most acclaimed piano competitions in the world, on March 17, 2019, at 6 pm,… more ►

Theatre Reading: Adam The Creator

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Date: 14 March 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Theatre artists Pete Danelski and Megan Diehl will present a reading of Adam The Creator by Karel and Josef Čapek at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on March 14, 2019, at 6 pm. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Jan Palach

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Date: 13 February 2016 - 13 February 2019  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen the film Jan Palach on February 13, 2019, at 8 pm. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend… more ►

Millennium Stage: My Home - Tomáš Kačo

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Date: 11 February 2019  Venue: Millennium Stage

Pianist, composer and singer Tomáš Kačo presents a selection of his original works from his new album MY HOME, inspired by his Gypsy roots, Czech heritage, and classical training on February 11, 2019, at 6… more ►

Documentary: The Deminer

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Date: 31 January 2019  Venue: Elliott School Auditorium 113

The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, and the Kurdistan Regional Government present the documentary film THE DEMINER on January 31, 2019, at 5:30 pm.… more ►

Lecture: Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe

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Date: 29 January 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Michael Kraus, Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, will give the lecture "Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe" at the Czech Embassy on January 29, 2019, at 6 pm. In his… more ►

Exhibition: Jiří Kolář (1914–2002): Forms of Visual Poetry

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Date: 26 January 2019 - 17 March 2019  Venue: AU Museum

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open the exhibition "Jiří Kolář (1914–2002): Forms of Visual Poetry," from the Collection of Museum Kampa, Prague, on January 26, at 6 pm… more ►

Exhibition Opening & Talk: A Far Cry

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Date: 24 January 2019  Venue: Czech Embassy

Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the talk and exhibition opening "A Far Cry," paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the western Himalayas, at the Embassy of… more ►

Millennium Stage: Spirit of the Guitar with Lukáš Sommer

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Date: 16 January 2019  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Czech musician and composer Lukáš Sommer will perform the concert "Spirit of the Guitar" on January 16, 2019, at 6 pm. Each concert originates as a time-lapse documentary. Each song has a specific story of… more ►

Film & Beer Series: My Sweet Little Village

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Date: 15 January 2019  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the classic comedy My Sweet Little Village (Vesničko má středisková) on January 15, 2019, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series. Nominated for the Academy Award for… more ►

Millennium Stage: An Evening of Jazz with Karel Ruzicka

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Date: 17 December 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Czech saxophonist Karel Ruzicka and pianist George Dulin will perform a selection of their original compositions, jazz standards, and a Christmas tune to bring the spirit of the season to the Kennedy… more ►

AFI EU Film Showcase: Winter Flies

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Date: 16 December 2018 - 18 December 2018  Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will present the US premiere of the film WINTER FLIES (Vsechno bude) on December 16 at 11:05 am, as well as a second screening of the film on December 18, at 7:15… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Fairy Tales for Emma

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Date: 12 December 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

"Fairy Tales for Emma" is a story about one man's life that suddenly changes when tasked to take care of an eight-year-old child. Along the way, he just might find love and the fairy tale ending after all. more ►

The Puppet Master: The Complete Jiří Trnka

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Date: 01 December 2018 - 29 December 2018  Venue: National Gallery of Art - East Building Auditorium

The maestro of puppet animation, Czech artist Jiří Trnka (1912–1969) came of age in an era of marionette theater, a lively feature of European culture since at least the 17th century. View the first… more ►

Film & Beer: Those Wonderful Years that Sucked

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Date: 20 November 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the smash hit "Those Wonderful Years that Sucked" (Bájecná léta pod psa) on November 20, 2018, at 7 pm. The dark comedy, adapted from a novel by Michal Viewegh, chronicles the life… more ►

Millennium Stage: Love Matters in Czech Music - Pavlína Horáková

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Date: 11 November 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Czech mezzo-soprano Pavlína Horáková and her guests Camilla Mraz (piano), Drew Spradlin (piano), Alcorn Ferguson Minor IV (guitar and voice) and Nikita Borisevich (violin) take the audience on a musical… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 10 November 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

O come, all ye joyful! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a traditional Czech Christmas Market on November 10, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm. Relish in the magic of the season with stands filled… more ►

Lecture: Zlín Animation

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Date: 08 November 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

Animation opens the door to the realm of fantasy and possibilities. What may seem impossible becomes reality with the vision of an imaginative creator. Lukáš Gregor, head of the Department of Animation at… more ►

Concert: Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

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Date: 30 October 2018  Venue: Washington National Cathedral

The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, one of the most prestigious choirs in the Czech Republic, performs a special selection of Czech and international classics in celebration of 100 years of… more ►

Concert: Czech Philharmonic

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Date: 29 October 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Concert Hall

The Czech Philharmonic, the Czech Republic's premier orchestra, returns to DC for the first time under its new music director, Semyon Bychkov, for a signature program featuring Antonín Dvořák's triumphant… more ►

Millennium Stage: Martina Fišerová - Jazz Shift

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Date: 22 October 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Prague-born singer/musician Martina Fišerová introduces her original songs meshing harmonic sophistication with unpretentious and personal expression in the concert "Jazz Shift "on the Kennedy Center… more ►

Film & Workshop: Oddsockeaters

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Date: 21 October 2018  Venue: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, invites you to a special screening of the animated family adventure Oddsockeaters… more ►

Conference: From Masaryk to Havel and Beyond: The Struggle for Democracy

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Date: 18 October 2018  Venue: Cosmos Club

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will hold a prestigious conference, "From Masaryk to Havel and Beyond: The Struggle for Democracy," with keynote speaker former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Family Friend

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Date: 10 October 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theater will screen the dramatic film "Family Friend" (Rodinný přítel) on October 10, at 8 pm. Set in the early 40s during German occupation, three brothers covertly working for the Czech… more ►

Exhibition: Czechs and Slovaks on Their Difficult Road to Peace and Independence

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Date: 04 October 2018  Venue: The Wilson Center

The Wilson Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, commemorates the centennial anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia with a special… more ►

Millennium Stage: Karolína Syrovátková

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Date: 30 September 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Internationally recognized Czech pianist Karolína Syrovátková, called "a true poet of the piano" (ABQ Review) will perform a solo concert of composers Suk, Janáček, Fibich, and Kaprálová at the Kennedy… more ►

Film: In the Intense Now

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Date: 29 September 2018  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will present the Washington premiere of director João Moreira Salles’s new cine-essay "In the Intense Now," in the East Building Auditorium introduced by Michael Kraus on… more ►

Svanda Theatre: Pankrác '45

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Date: 22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018  Venue: Gonda Theatre

Svanda Theatre will perform the play "Pankrác '45" on September 22, 2018, at 8 pm, and September 23, at 2 pm, in the Davis Center's Gonda Theatre at Georgetown University. Casting for an execution...Based… more ►

Svanda Theatre: Protest / The Debt

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Date: 21 September 2018 - 22 September 2018  Venue: Davis Center, Devine Studio Theatre

Svanda Theatre will perform "Protest" / "The Debt" on September 21, 2018 at 8 pm, and September 22, 2018, at 4 pm, in the Davis Center's Devine Theatre at Georgetown University as part of the theatre… more ►

Svanda Theatre: The Good and the True

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Date: 20 September 2018  Venue: Davis Center, Devine Studio Theatre

Svanda Theatre, one of the Czech Republic's top theatre companies, will perform "The Good and the True," a play about two Holocaust survivors, directed by Daniel Hrbek at Georgetown University in the… more ►

Film & Beer Series: Cosy Dens

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Date: 18 September 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Set during Christmas 1967, "Cosy Dens" (Pelíšky) centers on two neighboring families who stand on opposite sides of the political spectrum, while their children find love and dream of life in the West. more ►

Festival Launch & Exhibition Opening: The Good 100

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Date: 06 September 2018  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will launch the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2018 – Czech Independence with the opening of the exhibition, "The Good 100" on September 6, 2018, at 6 pm. The last… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: 8 Heads of Madness

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Date: 08 August 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The film "8 Heads of Madness" follows the life of the talented Russian poet Anna Barkova (1906-1976). She spent twenty-two years of her life in the Gulags, surviving thanks to her poetry, hope for better… more ►

Upbeat Strings: Jakub Trasak & Jiří Nedoma

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Date: 06 August 2018  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

This is not your ordinary violin and piano duo but a groovy acoustic and electric experience across the genres. The concert, showcasing Jakub Trasak (violin) and Jiří Nedoma (piano), features virtuosic… more ►

Film & Beer Series: Elementary School

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Date: 17 July 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

"Elementary School"(Obecná škola) is a cinematographic childhood memory of renowned writer Zdeněk Svěrák, filled with humor and wit, and directed by his son Jan Svěrák. In the film, a young boy looks up to… more ►

Concert: Modern Czech Composers

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Date: 21 June 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

The concert "Modern Czech Composers" features distinguished Czech violinist Jana Kubánková performing works of contemporary composers Ervín Schulhoff, Karel Sklenička, Klement Slavický, Martin Hybler, and… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Masaryk

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Date: 13 June 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Just before World War II breaks out, Jan Masaryk serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London. He desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation, appealing to his French and British allies.… more ►

V4 Film Series: Black Peter

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Date: 06 June 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

This coming of age story marks Miloš Froman’s film debut, exploring summer in a small Czech town during the 1960s. Before coming to the United States, Forman received international acclaim as one of… more ►

Emil Viklický Trio

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Date: 04 June 2018  Venue: Blues Alley

Czech jazz pianist Emil Viklický brings his jazz trio to the heart of the nation’s capital for two shows at Blues Alley on June 4, at 8 pm and 10 pm. Viklický is renowned for his unique synthesis of… more ►

Conference: Rebirth of Europe

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Date: 01 June 2018 - 01 May 2018  Venue: Embassy of Slovakia

The Wilsonian Club and Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) present the conference Rebirth of Europe at the Embassy of Slovakia on June 1-2, 2018. The event celebrates the creation of new… more ►

Film and Beer: Želary

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Date: 15 May 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen director Ondřej Trojan's "Želary" as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series. In the film, a nurse named Eliška and her lover Richard are part of a resistance movement in 1940s… more ►

EU Open House

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Date: 12 May 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

Celebrate 100 years of Czech Independence and discover Czech-US connections across America! more ►

Book Talk: Robinson w/ Peter Sís

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Date: 06 May 2018  Venue: Politics and Prose

Politics and Prose will present award-winning book author Peter Sís and his book Robinson. In this children's book, Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson… more ►

Film: Vinyl Generation

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Venue: House of Sweden

"Vinyl Generation" will screen at the House of Sweden as part of the EUROBEATS Music Festival on May 6, at 12 noon. In 1980s Communist Czechoslovakia, an emerging generation took inspiration from… more ►

Concert: Musical Bridge: Brno/Philadelphia

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Date: 24 April 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

Cellist Štěpán Filípek and pianist Katelyn Bouska will perform the concert "Musical Bridge: Brno/Philadelphia", featuring the works of Czech and American masters, including Leoš Janáček’s Pohádka… more ►

Czech That Film Festival

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Date: 11 April 2018 - 12 April 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On April 11-12, the Czech That Film (CTF) festival hits Washington packed with a program to wet any film-goers appetite: Oscar-winning director Jan Svěrák in person, three stellar films showcasing the best… more ►

Film: Above and Beyond

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Date: 10 April 2018  Venue: Magen David Sephardic Congregation

Magen David Sephardic Congregation presents a gripping story of American WWII pilots who fought for Israel in the War of Independence, training in secret in Czechoslovakia. Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček… more ►

Lecture: Prague Spring Music Festival - Witness of Central European History

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Date: 10 April 2018  Venue: EU Delegation

Conversations in Culture will feature the history of the Prague Spring Music Festival, founded shortly after the WWII. Festival Director Roman Bělor will speak about the relationship between music and… more ►

Exhibit Opening: For Your Freedom and Ours

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Date: 04 April 2018  Venue: EU Delegation

The Delegation of the European Union, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will feature a presentation and viewing of: "For Your Freedom and Ours," a photographic exhibit depicting… more ►

The Spring of Life

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Date: 20 March 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the drama "The Spring of Life" (Pramen života) on March 20, 2018, at 7 pm. The film, based on the Lebensborn project, follows a young Slavic girl named Gretka who passes a race… more ►

Panel & Exhibition: 68.77.89 - Arts, Culture and Social Change

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Date: 16 March 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, presents the… more ►

Wreath-Laying Ceremony Commemorating Masaryk's Birthday

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Date: 08 March 2018  Venue: Masaryk Memorial

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), invites you to a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 168th anniversary of the birth of the… more ►

Film: Milada

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Date: 14 February 2018  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen "Milada" — a historical drama based on the true story of Milada Horáková, the only woman executed on the basis of fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason in a… more ►

Lecture: The Prague Coup d’État in 1948: Heretical Thoughts

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Date: 14 February 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomes Igor Lukes, Boston University Professor of History and International Relations, who will give the lecture "The Prague Coup d’État in 1948: Heretical… more ►

Book Presentation: The Long Night of the Watchman

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Date: 13 February 2018  Venue: FIU in DC

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and FIU in DC for a presentation on "The Long Night of the… more ►

Launch: 2018 Anniversary Celebrations - Czech Independence

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Date: 07 February 2018  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic launches the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of Czech Independence, featuring the opening of the exhibition "Phenomenon Masaryk," courtesy of the National Museum of the… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria

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Date: 27 January 2018  Venue: AU Museum

American University Museum will open the exhibition "Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria" curated by Karina Kottová on January 27, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition focuses on the fragile nuances of… more ►

Film & Beer: School is the Foundation for Life

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Date: 16 January 2018  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will present "School is the Foundation of Life" (Škola základ života) on January 16, 2018, at 7 pm, as part of the film and beer series. When a student magazine publishes an essay criticizing… more ►

Film & Beer: Three Brothers

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Date: 19 December 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bring your friends and family for a special screening of director Jan Svěrák’s "Three Brothers" (Tři bratři). The story, filled with humor and songs, follows three brothers as they embark into the… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Angel of the Lord II

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Date: 13 December 2017  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Just in time for the holiday season, the Avalon Theatre will present "Angel of the Lord 2" (Anděl Páně 2), the sequel to the popular Czech film fairy tale "Angel of the Lord" about the angel Petronel (Ivan… more ►

AFI EU Film Showcase: Ice Mother

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Date: 09 December 2017 - 12 December 2017  Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will screen Bohdan Sláma's "Ice Mother" (Bába z Ledu) on December 9, 11, and 12, as part of the AFI European Union Film Showcase. The film is the 2018 Oscar®… more ►

Film: Three Veterans

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Date: 21 November 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will present the classic fairytale "Three Veterans" (Tři veteráni) on November 21, at 7 pm. In this film, three veterans are visited by elves who bestow them with a magical hat, bag full of… more ►

Lecture: Civilizations - Seven Rules by Miroslav Bárta

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Date: 20 November 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the lecture Civilizations: Seven Rules by Professor Miroslav Bárta, a renowned Egyptologist and archaeologist, on November 20, 2017, at 6 pm. more ►

Echoes of One World Documentaries

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Date: 13 November 2017 - 14 November 2017  Venue: NYU in Washington, DC

NYU Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents Echoes of One World, a select showcase of films from the international human rights film festival, from November 13-14,… more ►

Concert: Classical Memories

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Date: 09 November 2017  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Czech violinist Markéta Vokáčová and pianist Stanislav Gallin present Classical Memories, featuring the music of Mozart, Smetana, and Franck at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on November 9, 2017, at 6… more ►

Lecture: Stem Cells at the Dawn of New Medicine

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Date: 08 November 2017  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic brings the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017 – Gregor Mendel to a close within its premises on November 8, 2017, at 6 pm, with a fascinating lecture by Dr. Hynek… more ►

Animation: Toys in the Attic

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Date: 05 November 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

As part of the Kids Euro Festival, the Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Harman Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will screen the stop-motion animated film… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 04 November 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

O come, all ye joyful! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a traditional Czech Christmas Market on November 4, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. Relish in the magic of the season with stands filled… more ►

Concert: Lenka Lichtenberg

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Date: 02 November 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Czech-Canadian folk artist Lenka Lichtenberg will premiere songs from her newest recording album Masaryk at the Czech Embassy on November 2, 2017, at 6 pm. more ►

Kids' Workshop: Lenka Lichtenberg

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Date: 02 November 2017  Venue: Sitar Arts Center

As part of the Kids Euro Festival, Czech-Canadian singer Lenka Lichtenberg will teach children folk songs from the land of castles and adventure – the Czech Republic – with the help of her… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: From Saturday to Sunday

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Date: 29 October 2017 - 29 August 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will present director Gustav Machatý's early talkie "From Saturday to Sunday" (Ze soboty na neděli), introduced by National Film Archive Director Michal Bregant on October 29,… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: Black Peter

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Date: 28 October 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art showcases director Miloš Forman's feature debut "Black Peter" (Černý Petr) on October 28, 2017, at 4:30 pm. Inspired by the vérité approach of Italian neorealism, the film… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: Tonka of the Gallows

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Date: 28 October 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will screen the melodrama "Tonka of the Gallows" (Tonka Šibenice) on October 28, 2017, at 2:30 pm. In the film, a prostitute (played by famed actress Ita Rina) finds love in her… more ►

Concert: Dream of Strings

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Date: 24 October 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Embassy Series presents violinist Jaroslav Svěcený and pianist Václav Mácha, who will perform the concert "Dream of Strings" on October 24, at 7 pm, at the Czech Embassy. The concert includes:… more ►

Film & Beer: Green Gold

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Date: 24 October 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will present the classic film known as "Green Gold" or "Czech Hops Pickers" (Starci na chmelu), the first Czech film musical, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 7 pm. The film follows the love… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: Ecstacy

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Date: 22 October 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art presents director Gustav Machatý's "Ecstacy" (Exstase), one of the most widely viewed films of all time, on October 22, at 4:30 pm. The romantic racy film of its time stars Hedy… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: Such is Life

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Date: 21 October 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will screen "Such is Life" (Takový je život), a portrait of working-class Prague, on October 21, 2017, at 2 pm. The film follows the tragic story of a woman, overwhelmed by… more ►

Great Experimenters in Film: On the Sunny Side

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Date: 21 October 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art features director Vladislav Vančura's experimental film "On the Sunny Side" (Na sluneční straně) about two children thrown into boarding school and lacking the supervision of… more ►

Presentation: South Moravian Region

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Date: 17 October 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host a unique presentation on the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic on October 17, at 6 pm. Gregor Mendel spent most of his life, studying and conducting… more ►

Digital Eye @BLINDWHINO

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Date: 16 October 2017 - 17 October 2017  Venue: Blind Whino SW Arts Club

Digital Eye @BlindWhino is an exciting, interactive event merging theater, film, a live game show and town hall-style discussion to explore how the Digital Age is affecting our everyday lives. As… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Schmitke

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Date: 11 October 2017  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen the dark comedy "Schmitke" on October 11, 2017, at 8 pm, followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Tomáš Končinský. In the film, Julius Schmitke is a wind turbine engineer of few… more ►

Exhibition: Czech Scientists and Their Inventions

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Date: 10 October 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will open "Czech Scientists and Their Inventions," an educational exhibition composed of caricatures of leading Czech scientists and their most famous discoveries. A part… more ►

Concert: Libor Šmoldas Organ Trio

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Date: 04 October 2017  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The Libor Šmoldas Organ Trio, comprised of European jazz guitar star Libor Šmoldas, organist Gregory Hatza, and drummer Leland Nakamura, will perform a groovy mixture of jazz, blues, soul and funk, at the… more ►

Concert: Libor Šmoldas

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Date: 03 October 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Czech jazz guitarist Libor Šmoldas will perform songs from his album "Blue, Smoldas Plays Ježek" at the Czech Embassy on October 3, at 6 pm. more ►

Garden Concert: Mandolin Music and More

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Date: 29 September 2017  Venue: U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Mandolin Playing Champion Radim Zenkl will perform an evening of mandolin, mandola, ethnic flutes, didgeridoo, and vocal music in the Conservatory Garden Court of the U.S. Botanic Garden. more ►

Lecture: Slavic Trees

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Date: 29 September 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Radim Zenkl, Slavic tree enthusiast, will give a lecture on Slavic trees on September 29, from 12-1 pm, in the Conservatory Classroom at the U.S. Botanic Garden. more ►

Symposium: Mendel's Peas and Today's Genes

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Date: 28 September 2017  Venue: Georgetown University

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, invites you to the symposium Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare,… more ►

Lecture & Concert Documentary: Mendel – The Legacy

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Date: 27 September 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Director of the Mendel Museum at Masaryk University, Ondřej Dostál, will lecture on the work and contributions of the genius scientist and founder of modern genetics Gregor Mendel at the Embassy of the… more ►

Festival Launch, Exhibit Opening, Documentary

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Date: 21 September 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Break out your best green for the launch of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017 – Gregor Mendel, celebrating the founder of modern day genetics. The evening will include a lecture by Villanova… more ►

Film & Beer: Rebels

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Date: 19 September 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Bistro Bohem will screen the love story "Rebels" (Rebelové), on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7 pm. Called "jaw droppingly buoyant" by Variety critic Eddie Cockrell, the film follows three boys in… more ►

Lecture by Holocaust Survivor: Mendel under Communism

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Date: 18 September 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Czechoslovak Society for Arts and Sciences will host a special lecture by Holocaust survivor and renowned Czech-American geneticist Renata Laxova… more ►

Documentary: Zuzana - Music is Life

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Date: 13 September 2017  Venue: Edlavitch DCJCC

The Washington Jewish Film Festival will present the award-winning documentary "Zuzana: Music is Life," the triumphant story told by Zuzana Růžičková , 90, of how she became a world-famous harpsichordist… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Tragedy and Hope of Lidice

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Date: 07 September 2017  Venue: EU Delegation

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Lidice tragedy, the Delegation of the European Union, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the exhibition: "Tragedy and Hope of… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: The Wolf from Royal Vineyard

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Date: 09 August 2017  Venue: Avalon Theatre

In his last film, celebrated Czech director Jan Němec (who died on the eve of the last day of shooting) loosely adapts his collection of short, real-life stories spanning the 60s to the present,… more ►

Film & Beer Series: If a Thousand Clarinets

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Date: 18 July 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

Bistro Bohem will present the film "If a Thousand Clarinets" (Kdyby tisíc klarinetů) as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series on July 18, 2017, at 7 pm. In this classic, musical comedy, a reporter… more ►

Prague-NY Effects: Michal Rataj and String Noise

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Date: 25 June 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic is pleased to present Michal Rataj and String Noise as part of the project Prague-New York Effects bringing together Czech and American artists on June 25, at 5 pm. ​Czech… more ►

Film and Beer: A Night at Karlstein

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Date: 20 June 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will present the film "A Night at Karlstein" (Noc na Karlštejně) as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series. In this classic comedy, King Charles has prohibited women from entering the castle… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: How to Shake Off a Bride

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Date: 14 June 2017  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen "How to Shake Off a Bride" (Jak se zbavit nevěsty) as part of the ongoing Lions of Czech Film Series on June 14, at 8 pm. The film follows a pastry chef hoping to reunite… more ►

V4 Film: Kolya

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Date: 13 June 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen "Kolya" (Kolja) on June 13, at 6 pm, as part of the V4 Film Series. The Oscar-winning film unhinges the heart as a bachelor and boy must come to terms with… more ►

Jazz in the Garden: Dan Bárta & Robert Balzar Trio

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Date: 09 June 2017  Venue: NGA - Sculpture Garden

Seven-time Czech Grammy-winner Dan Bárta and the exceptional Robert Balzar Trio bring their smooth jazz to the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden on June 9, 2017, from 5-8:30 pm. Unwind in the… more ►

Exhibition: Art of Květa Pacovská

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Date: 25 May 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the exhibition opening Art of Květa Pacovská, featuring original posters and graphics by the Czech illustrator and winner of the international Hans Christian… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Lemonade Joe

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Date: 23 May 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen "Lemonade Joe" (Limonádový Joe) on May 23, 2017, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. In this musical comedy satirizing the American Western genre, clean-cut… more ►

WJFF: Zuzana - Music is Life

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Date: 21 May 2017 - 23 May 2017  Venue: Bethesda Row / E Street

The Washington Jewish Film Festival presents the triumphant story told by Zuzana Ruzickova, 90, and how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach in Czechoslovakia, despite three… more ►

WJFF: Murder in Polna

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Date: 20 May 2017 - 23 May 2017  Venue: DCJCC / Bethesda Row

The Washington Jewish Film Festival presents "Murder in Polna," a riveting, timely and chilling historical drama that explores the Hilsner affair, a criminal investigation that veered dangerously off… more ►

Concert: Classical Edge, Gypsy Soul w/Tomáš Kačo

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Date: 17 May 2017  Venue: National Gallery of Art

Czech pianist Tomáš Kačo will perform his own arrangements of classical compositions as well as original scores in the program "Classical Edge, Gypsy Soul" on May 17, at 12:10 pm, at the National Gallery… more ►

EU Open House 2017

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Date: 13 May 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czech Embassy will open its doors for the 11th annual open house on Saturday, May 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. more ►

Theatre Performances: Protest by Václav Havel

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Date: 10 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Venue: Dupont Underground

Alliance for New Music-Theatre is going underground – literally. The Alliance is the “Theatre in Residence” at Dupont Underground where, starting May 10, they will present 16 performances… more ►

Exhibition: Prague Functionalism

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Date: 04 May 2017 - 04 April 2017  Venue: The American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Jaroslav Frágner Gallery Prague, present the opening of the exhibition Prague Functionalism: Tradition… more ►

Cimrman English Theatre

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Date: 26 April 2017 - 27 April 2017  Venue: NYU Washington

NYU Washington, DC presents a two-night engagement of "The Stand In" (Záskok) performed by the Cimrman English Theatre Company on April 26 and 27 at 6:30 pm. A humorous play within a play of an actor who… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Big Beat

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Date: 18 April 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will feature the Czech smash musical comedy "Big Beat" (Šakalí léta) by director Jan Hřebejk on April 18, 2017, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. Set in 1959, a newcomer… more ►

Czech That Film Festival

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Date: 12 April 2017 - 13 April 2017  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the Czech That Film Festival at the Avalon Theatre from April 12-13, opening with the Czech box-office smash comedy Tiger Theory (Teorie tygra) with guest… more ►

Easter Egg Hunt & Decorating

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Date: 08 April 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents Easter egg hunt and special egg decorating workshop on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 11 am to 1:15 pm. Bring your little ones of all ages to celebrate the coming… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Forgotten Corners

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Date: 04 April 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and SVU Visual Arts present the opening of the exhibition Forgotten Corners with artist Iurro on April 4, 2017, at 6 pm. Forgotten Corners is about the places that we pass… more ►

Garth Newel Piano Quartet

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Date: 29 March 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the concert of the Virginia-based Garth Newel Piano Quartet, featuring Teresa Ling (violin), Evelyn Grau (viola), Isaac Melamed (cello), and Jeanette Fang… more ►

Lecture: Czech-Cuban Ties, Unraveling Totalitarianism

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Date: 29 March 2017  Venue: Delegation of the EU

Martin Palouš will discuss the Czech-Cuban relationship inspired by the Czech experience with totalitarianism at the EU Delegation on March 29 at 6 pm. Solidarity with other "affected" groups is a… more ►

Documentaries: Echoes of Ji.hlava

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Date: 27 March 2017 - 30 March 2017  Venue: NYU in Washington

As part of Echoes of Ji.hlava, NYU Washington will screen the documentary "Spectres Are Haunting Europe" on March 27 at 6 pm, followed by "Helena’s Law" and "FC Roma," on March 30 at 12 noon and 2 pm… more ►

Violins of Hope

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Date: 23 March 2017  Venue: Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will present "Violins of Hope" with a lecture by Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom, followed by a musical performance by Hannah Tarley in the Mumford Room (6th Floor). The… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Heave-Ho!

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Date: 21 March 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

"Heave-Ho!" (Hej-rup!) features comic duo Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec in a slapstick comedy centered around the unemployment during the Great Depression. Werich plays Jakub Simonides, a factory owner… more ►

Czech Heritage Night

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Date: 05 March 2017  Venue: Verizon Center

Join us on Sunday, March 5, at 5 pm, for the first Czech Heritage Night with Tomáš Satoranský as the Washington Wizards take on the Orlando Magic at the Verizon Center! more ►

Book Talk: Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity

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Date: 23 February 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC, and American Sokol, Washington, DC, presents the book Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Men about Town

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Date: 21 February 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Three men come to Prague for construction work and decide to have a night on the town at the exclusive Diplomat Grill. Their first night is a disaster, so they enlist the help of a former dance master to… more ►

Special Screening: The Firemen's Ball

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Date: 16 February 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

​In tribute to Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman’s 85th birthday, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen "The Firemen’s Ball" (Hoří, má panenko), on February 16, at 6 pm. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Stuck with a Perfect Woman

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Date: 08 February 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Avalon Theatre will screen director Tomáš Hoffman's Stuck with a Perfect Woman(Bezva ženská na krku) on February 8, at 8 pm, for one night only as part of the Lions of Czech Film Series. In this… more ►

Panel: The Enduring Significance of Charter 77

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Date: 03 February 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation presents the panel discussion "The Enduring Significance of Charter 77 " on the occasion of its 40th anniversary with… more ►

Film and Beer Series: The World Belongs to Us

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Date: 24 January 2017  Venue: Bistro Bohem

The comic duo played by Czech comedians Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich takes viewers inside the struggle between a conman named Dexler and a group of factory workers led by Dexler’s former colleague… more ►

Staged Reading: Traces in the Wind

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Date: 17 January 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The staged reading of "Traces in the Wind," is a tone poem of remembrance using provocative words of three women who survived the Holocaust through the power of the arts, directed by Dr. Gail Humphries… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Purely Prague

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Date: 12 January 2017  Venue: Czech Embassy

The exhibition "Purely Prague" reveals a look inside the Czech capital through the lens of American photographer Lillis Werder. The photographs highlight the beauty and everyday life on the streets of the… more ►

Classic Film: Playing with the Devil

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Date: 20 December 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen director Josef Mach’s classic fairy tale comedy "Playing with the Devil" (Hrátky s čertem) on Dec. 20, at 7 pm. The film follows a soldier who must take on hell to rescue the… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Family Film

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Date: 14 December 2016  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen director Olmo Omerzu's "Family Film" (Rodinný film) on December 14, at 8 pm, for one night only. This comedy is an unpredictable and irresistible study of a family struggling… more ►

Film: I, Olga Hepnarová

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Date: 12 December 2016  Venue: AFI Silver Theater

The AFI Silver Theater will screen the film "I, Olga Hepnarová" (Ja, Olga Hepnarová) as part of the AFI European Union Film Showcase on December 12, at 9:25 pm and Dec. 14 at 9:25 pm. The film… more ►

Charles University - From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

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Date: 01 December 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the panel discussion “Charles University—From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century,” on December 1, 2016, at 7 pm. The discussion will focus on… more ►

Documentary: Olga

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Date: 20 November 2016  Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will feature director Miroslav Janek's documentary Olga in the East Building Auditorium on November 20, at 4 pm. The film follows the life of Olga Havlová, the former First Lady… more ►

Multimedia Presentation: Via Hrabal in Washington, DC

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Date: 19 November 2016  Venue: VFW Club

American Sokol Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the hilarious multimedia presentation VIA HRABAL, about the lives of Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal and former… more ►

Multimedia Presentation: Via Hrabal in Baltimore, MD

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Date: 18 November 2016 - 19 November 2016  Venue: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association Baltimore, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the hilarious multimedia presentation VIA HRABAL, about the lives of Czech writer… more ►

Classic Film: What Would You Say to Some Spinach?

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Date: 15 November 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen director Václav Vorlíček’s sci-fi comedy What Would You Say to Some Spinach? (Což takhle dát si špenát) on November 15, at 7 pm. Two men Liska (Jiří Sovák) and Zemánek… more ►

Documentary: Forgotten Transports to Poland

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Date: 10 November 2016  Venue: Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El will feature Lukáš Přibyl's "Forgotten Transports to Poland" on November 10, at 7:30 pm. The film is the final installment of a quartet of documentaries about survival during the… more ►

Documentary: Forgotten Transports to Estonia

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Date: 10 November 2016  Venue: USHMM

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will present Lukáš Přibyl's "Forgotten Transports to Estonia" on Nov. 10, from 2-4 pm in the Helena Rubinstein Auditorim. The film tells the story of the… more ►

Lecture/Films: Forgotten Transports

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Date: 09 November 2016  Venue: LOC - Law Library

Film director and historian Lukáš Přibyl will give a lecture on his award-winning documentary film series "Forgotten Transports," four films tracing the history and survival of Czech Jews during the… more ►

Animation: Pat and Mat - A Picture

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Date: 06 November 2016  Venue: KID Museum

The KID Museum will feature the beloved Czech short animation "Pat and Mat: A Picture," directed by Lubomír Beneš, on November 6, at 12:30 pm, as part of the Kids Euro Festival. The stop motion animation… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 05 November 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a special Czech Christmas Market on November 5, 2016, from 10 am – 4 pm. The Czech Christmas Market will feature beautiful hand blown glass ornaments,… more ►

Documentary: Magic Voice of a Rebel

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Date: 03 November 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen veteran filmmaker Olga Sommerova's documentary "Magic Voice of a Rebel" (Magický hlas rebelky) on November 3, at 6 pm. The film paints an intimate portrait of… more ►

Animation: Pat and Mat - A Picture

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Date: 30 October 2016  Venue: Hillwood Estate

As part of the Kids Euro Festival, the beloved Czech animated short film "Pat and Mat: A Picture," directed by Lubomír Beneš, will screen with five short animated films at the Hillwood Estate on October 30… more ►

Documentary: Václav Havel – A Life in Freedom

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Date: 20 October 2016  Venue: LOC - Pickford Theatre

The European Division of the Library of Congress will screen director Andrea Sedláčková’s film "Václav Havel – A Life in Freedom" (Život podle Václava Havla) on October 20, at 12 noon, in the… more ►

Classic Film: Girl on a Broomstick

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Date: 18 October 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will feature the Czech classic comedy "The Girl on the Broomstick" (Dívka na koštěti) directed by Václav Vorlíček on October 18, at 7 pm. In the film, teenage witch Saxana (Petra Černocká)… more ►

Alternative Rock Concert: Please The Trees

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Date: 14 October 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Come rock the night away under the stars at the Embassy of the Czech Republic with the Czech Grammy-winning band Please The Trees, on October 14, 2016, at 7 pm. The band featuresVáclav Havelka (vocals,… more ►

AFI Showcase: Daisies

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Date: 13 October 2016 - 14 October 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will feature director Věra Chytilová’s "Daisies" (Sedmikrásky), celebrating the film’s 50th anniversary, on October 13 and 14 at 7:15 pm. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Seven Ravens

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Date: 12 October 2016  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will feature Czech helmer Alice Nellis' film Seven Ravens (Sedmero krkavců) on October 12, at 8 pm. The fairytale focuses on a girl who who decides to save her brothers from a curse… more ►

Documentary: Věra 68

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Date: 06 October 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen documentary director Olga Sommerová's Věra 68 on October 6, 2016, at 6 pm. The film reveals the incredible life story of Olympic champion Věra Čáslavská, voted… more ►

Walk Against Breast Cancer

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Date: 02 October 2016  Venue: Washington Monument

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to join its Czech Team to make a difference by raising awareness for breast cancer by walking a 5K with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Washington, DC… more ►

Lecture: Conversations over the Prison Wall

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In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Václav Havel's birth the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present a lecture by Dr. Ivan M.… more ►

Theatre: Protest

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Date: 27 September 2016 - 28 September 2016  Venue: Woodrow Wilson House

The Alliance for New Music-Theatre presents the play "Protest," written by Václav Havel and directed by Susan Galbraith with Drew Valins and David Millstone in the roles of Vaněk and Staněk at the Woodrow… more ►

Poetry & Verse at Vaclav Havel's Place

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Date: 27 September 2016  Venue: Georgetown, Alumni Square

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts will hold Poetry & Verse at the Václav Havel’s Place with special guest former… more ►

Exhibition: Love Yourself by Dita Pepe

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Date: 22 September 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will open the exhibition "Love Yourself," featuring award winning Czech artist Dita Pepe, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 6 pm. A Q&A with the photographer opens the… more ►

Classic Film: You are a Widow, Sir

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Date: 20 September 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Czech actress Iva Janžurova is heralded as one of the leading ladies of Czech comedy. She stars in numerous Czech classics, including the sci-fi comedy "You are a Widow, Sir" (Pane, vy jste vdova!)–… more ►

Film: Photographer w/Director Irena Pavlásková

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Date: 20 September 2016  Venue: AU Museum at Katzen

The American University Museum (AU) at the Katzen Arts Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will present a special screening of the film Photographer (Fotograf), a film inspired… more ►

Documentary: Unmatched

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Date: 15 September 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the documentary screening of ESPN Films 30 for 30: "Unmatched," produced and directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters, on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 6… more ►

Festival Launch: Grand Slam Party

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Date: 08 September 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic serves up an evening of 80s and 90s music, featuring DJ Tom from Prague on September 8, at 7 pm. The event launches the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 - Martina… more ►

Talk: Reading Claudius

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Date: 08 September 2016  Venue: Library of Congress

Author Caroline Heller, professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, will read from and give a talk on her book "Reading Claudius" at the Library of Congress, in Dining Room A on Sept. 8, at 11:30 am.… more ►

Classic Film: How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer

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Date: 16 August 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the Czech classic black comedy How to Drown Dr. Mráček, the Lawyer (Jak utopit Dr. Mráčka aneb Konec vodníků v Čechách) on August 16, at 7 pm, as part of their ongoing Film and… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Home Care

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Date: 10 August 2016  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Variety Magazine calls director Slávek Horák's film "Home Care" (Domácí péče), "wryly humorous and bittersweet...an appealing humanist tale that puts a poignant spin on that perennial staple of the Czech… more ►

Classic Film: The End of Agent W4C

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Date: 19 July 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Bistro Bohem will screen director Václav Vorlíček’s film "The End of Agent W4C" (Konec agenta W4C) on July 19, 2016, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. The James Bond parody… more ►

Performance: Prague-NY Effects w/Jiří Barovanec and Helga Davis

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Date: 24 June 2016  Venue: The Dance Loft on 14

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Dance Loft on 14, presents Czech dancer/ choreographer Jiří Bartovanec and American singer/ actress Helga Davis in an original dance and music… more ►

Classic Film: Holiday with Angel

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Date: 21 June 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the film "Holiday with Angel" (Dovolená s andělem) on June 21, 2016, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. A comedic cast of characters are rewarded by their… more ►

Exhibition, Lecture, Film: Heydrich Assassination

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Date: 16 June 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Petr Gandalovič, and the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Peter Kmec, presents the opening of the exhibition Reinhard Heydrich Assassination - The Death… more ►

Concert: Veronika Böhmová

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Date: 09 June 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents Czech pianist Veronika Böhmová, performing a program of Shostakovich, Albéniz, Ravel, and Prokofiev - in honor of… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Chasing 50

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Date: 08 June 2016  Venue: Avalon Theatre

The new film "Chasing 50" (Padesátka) by director Vojtěch Kotek is filled with situational and conversational humor as well as surprising twists and mountain serenity. more ►

Presentation / Concert: Zátopek in Comics w/authors Novák and Švejdík

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Date: 07 June 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic features the presentation and concert "The Story of the Legendary Czech Runner Emil Zátopek in Comics" with writer Jan Novák and animator / musician Jaromír Švejdík on… more ►

Classic Film: The Poacher's Foster Daughter

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Date: 17 May 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

In director Martin Frič's film The Poacher’s Foster Daughter (Pytlákova schovanka), young naive Ellen (Hana Vítová) runs away from home to escape an arranged marriage and falls for millionaire René… more ►

EU Open House 2016

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Date: 14 May 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czech Republic is a land of great athletes and fervent fans. Win prizes and gear up with us for the summer Olympics 2016 by playing some of the most popular Czech sports soccer, volleyball or badminton… more ►

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Date: 04 May 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

In commemoration of יום השואה Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the lecture “The… more ►

Prague-New York Effects: Petr Zuska and Jen Shyu

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Date: 23 April 2016  Venue: National Gallery of Art - West Building, West Garden Court

Artistic Director Petr Zuska of the National Ballet in Prague and experimental jazz vocalist/musician Jen Shyu team up to create an original performance as part of the project Prague-New York Effects at… more ►

Lecture: Charles IV

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Date: 21 April 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Explore the life of one of the most impressive kings in Europe through the lecture Charles IV: The Greatest Hero of Czech History by Professor Pavel Hošek, Th.D. The lecture will focus on the biographical,… more ►

V4 Film Series: The Way Out

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Date: 20 April 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, invite you to the 5th Annual V4 Film Series, featuring the theme: "Darkness Within and Around Us," running from April 20-28, 2016. All… more ►

Classic Film: The Stone Table Inn

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Date: 19 April 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Two sisters travel on vacation with their family to the Stone Table Inn, located in a small spa town. They hope for a bit of excitement this year. Meanwhile, two brothers unexpectedly find themselves… more ►

Lecture: To Euro or Not to Euro

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Date: 16 April 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the lecture TO EURO OR NOT TO EURO: The Czech Republic’s Dilemma, by leading… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: The Greedy Tiffany

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Date: 13 April 2016  Venue: Avalon Theater

Described by debut director Andy Fehu as a comedy-horror, "The Greedy Tiffany" (Nenasytná Tiffany) centers on a treasure hunt that begins to consume one’s life. Pepa (Leoš Noha) drinks cheap booze… more ►

Czech Jewish History Intro., March 30-May 11

Date: 30 March 2016  Venue: Congregation Beth El

The Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents An Introduction to Czech Jewish History. Jewish history in the Czech lands goes back a thousand years… more ►

Special Screening: Elementary School

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Date: 28 March 2016  Venue: Northern Virginia Community College

Celebrate the 80th birthday of acclaimed actor/director Zdeněk Svěrák through a special screening of newly redigitized classic film "Elementary School" (Obecná škola) at Northern Virginia Community College… more ►

Children's Costume Party

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Date: 19 March 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Children dress in their most creative costumes and come ready to recite a poem (in Czech or Slovak) for an afternoon of song, dance, and culture at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Children will also… more ►

Classic Film: The Blue Star Hotel

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Date: 15 March 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Famed Czech actress Nataša Gollová plays a young poor maid who suddenly inherits a hotel in director Martin Frič's "The Blue Star Hotel" (Hotel Modrá hvězda). When she mistakenly takes one hotel on the… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Sasha Hammid- Drawings and Photographs

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Date: 10 March 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the exhibition ALEXANDR HACKENSCHMIED aka Sasha Hammid: Drawings and Photographs, curated by Petra Kosková Hammid and Pavel Vančát, and the lecture Alexandr… more ►

Lecture: The Difficult Afterlife of A Father of His Country

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Date: 07 March 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Professor Hugh Agnew will present the lecture The Difficult Afterlife of a Father of His Country. In this talk, Professor Agnew will review some of the vicissitudes that Tomáš G. Masaryk's reputation… more ►

Wreath Laying Ceremony - Commemorating Masaryk

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Date: 07 March 2016  Venue: Masaryk Memorial

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), will present a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 166th anniversary of the birth of the first… more ►

Šibřinky - Masquerade Ball

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Date: 05 March 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Sokol Washington DC, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents a very special Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 7 to 11 pm. Come dressed as your favorite film star… more ►

Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Cremator

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Date: 28 February 2016  Venue: AFI Silver Theater

As part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the AFI Silver Theater will screen the classic 1969 horror film "The Cremator" (Spalovač mrtvol), directed by Juraj Herz on February 28, at 12:30 pm. more ►

Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Cremator

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Date: 26 February 2016  Venue: DCJCC

As part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, DCJCC will screen the classic 1969 horror film "The Cremator" (Spalovač mrtvol), directed by Juraj Herz on February 26, at 1 pm. Karl works at a stately… more ►

Concert: European Intersections w/Lana Genc

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Date: 25 February 2016  Venue: Czech Embassy

Croatian pianist Lana Genc will perform the program European Intersections, featuring the music of Czech composers Smetana and Janáček, as well as other European masters such as Chopin, Beethoven, Bach,… more ►

Classic Film: Christian

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Date: 16 February 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Czech actor Oldrich Nový plays the mysterious Mr. Kristian in Martin Frič’s romantic comedy of the same name. The elusive Mr. Kristian stops by the posh Orient Club once a month, tipping waiters… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Life is Life

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Date: 10 February 2016  Venue: Avalon Theater

"Life is Life" (Život je život) was a record-breaking box office hit in the Czech Republic for 2015. The comedy by director Milan Cieslar portrays an average Czech family tackling their day to day problems… more ►

Prague-NY Effects: Lenka Dusilova & Tendayi Kuumba

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Date: 08 February 2016  Venue: Gonda Theater, Georgetown University

Top Czech recording artist Lenka Dusilová and dancer Tendayi Kuumba will present the Washington premiere of their new work, as part of the project Prague-New York Effects on February 8, at 8 pm, in the… more ►

Classic Film: Mr. Ducháček Will Fix It

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Date: 19 January 2016  Venue: Bistro Bohem

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a new line-up of Czech films featuring Czech comedies of the 20th century. The series highlights prominent directors such as Martin Frič and Václav Vorlíček.… more ►

Film: The Three Veterans

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Date: 15 December 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Celebrate the Christmas season with the classic Czech fairytale The Three Veterans (Tři veteráni), screening at Bistro Bohem on December 15, at 7 pm. In the film, three veterans are visited by elves who… more ►

Presentation: Global Refugees - The Case of Jews & Greeks in 20th Century Czechoslovakia

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Date: 14 December 2015  Venue: Pickford Theater - LOC

Czech scholars Michal Frankl and Kateřina Králová present "Global Refugees: The Case of Jews and Greeks in 20th Century Czechoslovakia" with an introduction by journalist Amy Kaslow in the Pickford Theater… more ►

Lecture: Who was Jan Hus? - Myth, Memory, and Meaning

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Date: 10 December 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Medieval History Professor Thomas Fudge from the University of New England, will present the lecture "Who was Jan Hus? Myth, Memory and Meaning" at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on December 10, at 6 pm… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Us 2

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Date: 09 December 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

An unconventional "love story," director Slobodanka Radun's "Us 2" (My 2) centers on two people and their attempts to escape the trap of their own desires of belonging to somebody. more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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Date: 05 December 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a special Czech Christmas Market on December 5, 2015, from 10 am – 4 pm. The Czech Christmas Market will feature beautiful hand blown glass ornaments,… more ►

Film: The Snake Brothers

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Date: 16 December 2015  Venue: AFI Silver Theater

AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will present the US Premiere of director Jan Prusinovský’s The Snake Brothers (Kobry a užovky) on December 15, at 7 pm, as part of the EU Showcase. The film… more ►

Film: Jára Cimrman, Lying, Sleeping

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Date: 17 November 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will screen Ladislav Smoljak’s mockumentary biography of a Czech legendary character Jára Cimrman called Jára Cimrman, Lying,… more ►

Concert: Makropulos Project

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Date: 18 November 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the Makropulos Project, an evening of selected works from Leoš Janáček's opera The… more ►

Screening: Inside Hana's Suitcase

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Date: 16 November 2015  Venue: Pickford Theater - LOC

The Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will screen Larry Weinstein's "Inside Hana's Suitcase", on November 16, at 12 pm, in the Pickford Theatre. more ►

Theatre: War with the Newts (world premiere)

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Date: 12 November 2015  Venue: Georgetown Theatre

From November 12-21, the Georgetown Theater and Performance Studies Program presents War with the Newts, adapted and directed by Natsu Onoda Power, in the Gonda Theatre of the Davis Performing Arts Center.… more ►

Exhibition: romarisingV4

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Date: 09 November 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, present the exhibition romarisingV4 by photographer Chad Evans Wyatt, on Monday, November 9, 2015,… more ►

Panel Discussion: Robotics

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Date: 03 November 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and CzechInvest present the panel discussion It All Started with Čapek: Czech Robotics Today on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 pm. The evening features a discussion… more ►

Theater Viola for Children in Czech language only

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Date: 31 October 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Theater Viola brings Endele Vendele to the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 31, at 1 pm, as part of the Kids Euro Festival. This event dedicated to children (ages 5-10) features famous Czech actor… more ►

Family Screening: Three Brothers

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Date: 29 October 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Bring your friends and family for a special screening of director Jan Svěrák’s Three Brothers (Tři bratři). The story, filled with humor and songs, follows three brothers as they embark into the… more ►

Theater Viola at the Kennedy Center

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Date: 28 October 2015  Venue: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Theater Viola from Prague presents their interactive plays based on Czech fairy tales on October 28, 2015, at 6 pm, at the Kennedy Center! more ►

Film and Beer: Ruffiano and Sweeteeth

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Date: 20 October 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Based on the stories of Karel Čapek, director Karel Smyczek's musical fairy-tale reveals how pacific intellectual Ruffiano, a son of a notorious thief, lives his life after promising to carry on the… more ►

Drumming for Drums

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Date: 15 October 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Bubny Shoah Memorial in Prague, presents Drumming for Drums (Bubnování pro Bubny) with special guest, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: The Way Out

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Date: 14 October 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Dubbed the best film of the year at the Czech Critics' awards, director Petr Václav's "The Way Out" (Cesta ven) follows a Romani couple trying to live a "normal life" in a community obscured by prejudice. more ►

Preview: War with the Newts

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Date: 08 October 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Professor Natsu Onoda Power and students involved in her world premiere adaptation at Georgetown University of Karel Čapek's War with the Newts will present a sneak preview. more ►

Lecture: Americanism of Čapek’s Play about Robots

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Date: 06 October 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Scholar Jana Horaková will give the lecture "Americanism of Čapek's Play about Robots" at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 6, at 6 pm. The lecture reveals various aspects of the so-called… more ►

Classic Film: Čapek's Tales

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Date: 29 September 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The film is based on Karel Čapek's detective stories from the late 1920s collected in two volumes, "Tales from One Pocket" and "Tales from the Other Pocket," together known as the "Tales from Two Pockets." more ►

Panel Discussion: Čapek's R.U.R. in Our Rationalized World

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Date: 01 October 2015  Venue: American University

American University, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will present the panel discussion Čapek's R.U.R. in Our Rationalized World in the Battelle-Tompkins Atrium on October 1, at 6 pm. more ►

Lego Robotics Workshop for Kids

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Date: 19 September 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Great Adventure Lab brings excitement and fun to the sciences through the Lego Robotics Workshop for girls and boys ages 7-10. more ►

Film and Beer: Accumulator 1

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Date: 15 September 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Winning the Czech Lion Awards for best editing and most popular film in 1994, director Jan Svěrák's sci-fi comedy reveals why energy of people disappears in front of their TV sets. more ►

Theatrical Reading: R.U.R.: A Retro-Futuristic Musical

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Date: 10 September 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Alliance for New Music Theatre presents a theatrical reading with music of R.U.R.: A Retro-Futuristic Musical based on Karel Čapek’s most renowned plays – R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)… more ►

Festival Launch: Jazz-Age Evening

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Date: 03 September 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the launch of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015 - Karel Čapek, featuring a jazzy concert by the exceptionally gifted pianist Jana Otáhalová, dancing by the… more ►

Film and Beer: My Sweet Little Village

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Date: 18 August 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, director Jiří Menzel's film reveals how a small village triumphs over a city bureaucrat who comes to the village seeking a summer cottage. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Krásno

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Date: 12 August 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Called a "promising debut" and a "dark comedy with a Coen vibe," director Ondřej Sokol's Krásno centers on two childhood friends Michal and Adam who return to their hometown after 20 years and investigate… more ►

Film and Beer: What's Up Doc?

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Date: 21 July 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

In this classic film, a dentist (Zdeněk Svěrák) strives to find meaning in his life. He desires a son, a peaceful life away from modernization, but his wife does not share his dream. When a young… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Waiter, Scarper!

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Date: 16 June 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

In this classic comedy, a handsome young bookseller finds himself in a difficult financial situation, manifesting from the high alimony he must pay for his skirt chasing. Being mistaken for a waiter sparks… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: To See the Sea

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Date: 10 June 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

In his directorial debut, Jiří Mádl reveals a profound story of friendship and courage in the film To See the Sea (Pojedeme k moři). Shot and narrated from the perspective of young Tomas, naivety is… more ►

Special Screening: Dark Blue World

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Date: 19 May 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Two Czech pilots serving in Britain’s RAF during WWII fall for the same woman in the film by Oscar-winning director Jan Svěrák. Ambassador Petr Gandalovič opens the screening in homage to the brave… more ►

Lecture: Jan Hus

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Date: 14 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

In commemoration of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death, former Prorector Martin Prudký of Charles University in Prague will talk about the extraordinary legacy of the renowned Czech priest,… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Fair Play (Meet the Director!)

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Date: 13 May 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Called "a gripping tale of grace under pressure" by The Hollywood Reporter, the film explores just how far one would go to pursue one’s dreams. Meet director Andrea Sedláčková and delve into the film… more ►

EU Open House

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Date: 09 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Check out a vintage motorcycle show, trained police dogs, and live music while enjoying delicious food and the world famous Pilsner Urquell beer. Be fascinated by Karel Čapek, the writer who… more ►

Exhibition: Broken Wings

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Date: 09 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Broken Wings presents the stories of a few American fighter pilots and bomber crews who were shot down mainly in the Czech region of Northwestern Bohemia during the final year of World War II. The author,… more ►

Exhibition: WWII - War and Peace

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Date: 09 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

WWII veteran James Duncan documents his experiences in the horrors of war and peace thereafter via over 500 photographs, using cameras and film he found along the way. Yet, to him, the most important… more ►

Pilsen - European Capital of Culture 2015

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Date: 09 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The city of Pilsen celebrates both the 70th anniversary of its liberation at the end of WWII and its recognition as the European Capital of Culture 2015. Explore its vibrant cultural heritage while… more ►

LECTURE: Magic of Prague - Life and Legends of Jews in the Heart of Europe

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Date: 06 May 2015  Venue: Shaare Tefila Congregation

Cultural Attaché Robert Řehák presents a series of lectures exploring secret stories from the oral tradition and legends, including Rabbi Loew’s Golem—a kabbalistic creation of an artificial… more ►

V4 Screening: Who Wants to Kill Jessie?

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Date: 28 April 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The sci-fi comedy spins a new take on the legendary American superhero—SUPERMAN—as dreams mesh with reality in this Czech classic. Inspired by comic books, director Václav Vorlíček weaves a… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Seclusion Near a Forest

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Date: 21 April 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

This comedy depicts the problems of a city family trying to live the simple life. An ordinary Prague family yearns to have a house in the countryside and make a deal with a charismatic old man that they… more ►

Holocaust Remembrance Day - Performing Captivity and Beyond

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Date: 16 April 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of Israel commemorate יום השואה - Holocaust Remembrance Day through the theatrical presentation, "Performing Captivity and Beyond: Songs and Sketches from… more ►

Easter Egg Hunt

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Date: 04 April 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy welcomes children and their families to grab their baskets and hop on over to the Embassy to decorate fresh eggs, take part in the Easter egg hunt, and pet live Easter bunnies, in celebration… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Nowhere in Moravia

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Date: 08 April 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Called "darkly humorous" by Variety film critic Alissa Simon, the film explores village life in the mountains of Moravia where one sister desires to desperately escape, while the other seems trapped,… more ►

International Roma Day

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Date: 08 April 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Celebrate International Roma Day through a special piano concert of Roma music performed by Tomáš Kačo and a panel discussion with Jiří Dienstbier, Czech Minister for Human Rights; Jarmila Balažová,… more ►

Children's Costume Party

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Date: 28 March 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Children dress in their most creative costumes and come ready to recite a poem (in Czech or Slovak) for an afternoon of song, dance, and culture at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. more ►

Film and Beer Series: Empties

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Date: 17 March 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Winning the Czech Lion for Best Direction, the film Empties (Vratné lahve) centers on a teacher exhausted from instructing his obnoxious students; therefore, he quits his job. In pursuit of finding a slice… more ►

Celebration - 165th Anniversary of Masaryk's Birth

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Date: 07 March 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassies of the Czech and Slovak Republics feature an afternoon of celebrations honoring Tomáš G. Masaryk. The event will include an SVU lecture about the founding father of Czechoslovakia by Robert… more ►

Wreath Laying Ceremony with Czech President Zeman

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Date: 02 March 2015  Venue: TGM Memorial

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), presents a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Tomáš G. Masaryk's birth on… more ►

Kafka Conference

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Date: 25 February 2015 - 27 February 2015  Venue: University of Virginia

The University of Virginia presents the conference "KAFKA?!: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Honor of Walter Sokel (1917-2014)". Sokel escaped from his native Austria in 1938, and became a leading… more ►

Film and Beer Series: Kolya

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Date: 17 February 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Oscar-winning film Kolya (Kolja) unhinges the heart as a bachelor and boy must come to terms with living together. Sweet, subtle moments powerfully unfold the story that reveals a bond that touches the… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Clownwise

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Date: 11 February 2015  Venue: Avalon Theatre

Hailed by Czech film critics, the beautifully shot dark comedy Clownwise (Klauni) tells an emotional story of love and forgiveness. After all this time, who will have the last laugh? more ►

Film and Beer Series: Elementary School

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Date: 20 January 2015  Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem kicks off a year-long retrospective of acclaimed actor and screenwriter Zdeněk Svěrák with the screening of Elementary School (Obecná škola). The film is a cinematographic childhood memory… more ►

Exhibition: Broken Wings

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Date: 09 May 2015  Venue: Czech Embassy

Broken Wings presents the stories of a few American fighter pilots and bomber crews who were shot down mainly in the Czech region of Northwestern Bohemia during the final year of World War II. The author,… more ►