September 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic will launch the Mutual Inspirations Festival, highlighting actors / writers Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec, with a film and beer night featuring the duo’s slapstick comedy Heave-Ho! (Hej -rup!). Werich plays Jakub Simonides, a factory owner duped into losing his company to his competitor Mr. Worst of the Canned Milk-Trust. Voskovec plays Filip, a laid off factory worker. Join us for a cold brew while watching one of the most famous comic duo’s of the twentieth century!
September 14, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Avalon Theatre will screen The Last Race (Poslední závod) on September 14, 2022, beginning at 8 pm. The drama recounts the true story of Czech skiing pioneers Bohumil Hanč and Václav Vrbata, who participated in a skiing race in Krokonoše mountains in 1913. When a blizzard renders the race impossible, German athlete Emerich Rath risks his life to try to save his friend. The film reconstructs the race almost minute by minute and shows life at the beginning of the twentieth century amid poverty and hardship as well as the relations between native Czech and German populations. This story reveals how rivalries can be set aside, with the only race that counts being that to save a fellow human life.
September 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host a talk on two books, Recovering Face and The Politics of Joking, with author and esteemed cultural anthropologist Dr. Jana Kopelent-Rehak at the Czech Embassy on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 6 pm.
September 17, 2022, 11:00 AM
Mime duo Petr Liška and Michal Hecht will perform the children’s theatrical performance “Talking Without Words,” an engaging, interactive presentation of stage movement and non-verbal theater on September 17, 2022, at 11 am, at the Czech Embassy. Humor and gestures are an international, universal language. Two mimes show the astonishingly varied possibilities of this specific theater genre. Their vigorous show is composed of a range of classical and authorial pantomime etudes and humorous stories. In some, audience participation is encouraged, giving the little (or not so little) spectators a chance to experience, try out and learn this form of art. Be entertained and learn how to make theater and entertain others too!
September 19, 2022, 6:00 PM
Retired Czech Commissioner Vladimír Dzuro presents his book The Investigator - Demons of the Balkan War at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on September 19, at 6 pm. The book is a fascinating story of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and how investigators brought to justice some of the worst war criminals of the 20th century. Join us for an intriguing evening as Dzuro shares with us his personal account of investigating war crimes and uncovering the truth.
September 21, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Czech Embassy's grounds will turn into a training facility with DC’s leading personal trainer, coach, and fitness specialist, Tomas Trnka, on September 21, at 5:30 pm. Beginners & fitness enthusiasts are welcome to join in the powerful Work Out of the Day (WOD) and learn about the positive impact of behavior change and mental focus on their personal fitness goals from an accomplished athlete.
September 22, 2022, 3:00 PM
September 24, 2022, 10:00 AM
Highlights will include a raptor demonstration by Master Class Falconer and Director of the West Virginia Raptor Center, Collin Waybright, and a dog presentation by Expert Trainer Marie Donahue, who works with German Shepherds bred from Czech bloodlines at Rodina Straze.
September 28, 2022, 6:00 PM
Expert sound archivist Filip Šír from the National Museum in Prague will give the talk The Transatlantic Battlefront of Voskovec and Werich, with radio recordings, on September 28, 2022, at 6 pm, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
September 29, 2022, 12:00 AM
October 03, 2022, 6:00 PM
October 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
The Czech Republic marks its presidency of the Council of the European Union highlighting one of the top talents on the Czech and International music scene - Tomáš Kačo. The pianist, composer, and singer brings a fusion of classical, jazz, and traditional Romani music to his artistic work. He recently composed a piece especially for the EU presidency called "Stronger Than Yesterday."
October 13, 2022, 7:00 PM
October 14, 2022, 9:45 AM
October 26, 2022, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Escape Game Georgetown, invites you to an evening of games at the Escape Game in Georgetown on October 26, from 6pm-8pm. Start off with a spy party board game, Codenames, designed by Czech designer Vlaada Chvátil and published by Czech Games Edition. Then, play any escape game to continue the espionage challenge but make sure to book your themed adventure ahead of time!
November 05, 2022, 9:30 AM
November 09, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Avalon Theatre, in collaboration with the Czech Embassy, presents the film Bird Atlas (Atlas Ptáků) on November 9, 2022, at 8 pm, for one night only! The film centers on an ageing proprietor of a technology company who has dedicated his whole life to his work. It comes as a big blow when things suddenly start to fall apart at the seams. Who can he trust? The screening is part of the Lions of Czech Film Series, bringing top Czech films to the Washington, DC community.
November 10, 2022, 6:30 PM