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Festival Launch and Concert: Katelyn Bouska

Festival Launch and Concert: Katelyn Bouska

September 06, 2023, 6:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the launch of the Mutual Inspirations Festival with a special concert and the presentation "A Life Reflected in Music - The Story of Eliška Junková, 'Fastest Women in the World'" featuring pianist Katelyn Bouska.

Exhibition: Lost Europe

Exhibition: Lost Europe

September 09, 2023, 6:00 PM

The AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will reopen the exhibition Lost Europe: On the Edge of Memories on September 9, 2023 at 6 pm. Take an intimate walk across rural Ukraine through the lens of three Czech photographers: Karel Cudlín, Jan Dobrovský, and Martin Wágner. This is the first time these black and white pictures will be exhibited in the United States.
Piano Concert: Matyáš Novák

Piano Concert: Matyáš Novák

September 12, 2023, 6:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomes award-winning pianist Matyáš Novák who will perform a program of renowned Czech composers, including Dvořák, Smetana, and Suk on September 12, 2023, at 6 pm. Unwind in an evening listening to exceptional pieces by Czech classical composers whose work has transcended time.

Film: Zátopek

Film: Zátopek

September 13, 2023, 8:00 PM

The Avalon Theatre will screen the moving film Zátopek by director David Ondriček on September 13, at 8 pm. Widely considered one of the greatest runners of all time, ZÁTOPEK stars Václav Neužil as long-distance runner and four-time Olympic gold medalist Emil Zátopek. Winner of Eight Czech Lions in 2022 including Best Picture, the film spans the incredible life of the “Czech Locomotive,” including his amazing hat-trick at the Olympic Games in Helsinki.

Online talk: Women in Business - Automobile

Online talk: Women in Business - Automobile

September 19, 2023, 12:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host an online talk as part of its series, Women in Business, with Monika Vintrlíková, CEO of Albaform, Inc., on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 12 pm. The entrepreneur will elaborate on her business and the discussion will be open to learn about her success and lessons learned from competing on the American market. Monika Vintrlíková currently also serves as the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
 

Ukrainian Play Readings Project

September 21, 2023, 7:00 PM

The Alliance for New Music-Theatre joins the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project featuring music by Ken Burns' collaborator pianist Jacqueline Schwab and directed by Susan Galbraith and Matty Griffiths at the Kay Spiritual Life Center on the campus of American University on September 21, 2023, beginning at 7pm. The evening will include six works woven together in one seamless night of shared storytelling, including monologues and plays commissioned by the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD). 

Czech Embassy Bike Challenge 2023

Czech Embassy Bike Challenge 2023

September 28, 2023, 9:00 AM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to its fourth annual Czech Embassy Bike Challenge to celebrate the upcoming Czech Independence Day. Cycle anytime during the challenge period from September 28 to October 28, 2023, in two categories!
Czech Music, Dancing and Cuisine

Czech Music, Dancing and Cuisine

October 11, 2023, 6:30 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the International Club of DC will hold an evening of Czech music, dancing, and cuisine at the Czech Embassy on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 6:30pm. 

Czech Legends and Mythical Creatures

Czech Legends and Mythical Creatures

October 17, 2023, 6:00 PM

The Czech Embassy in collaboaration with the Alliance for New Music-Theater will host an evening of scares and thrills for young children, Czech Legends and Mythical Creatures, October 17, 2023. (Book session below.) 
 
Ever heard of the Bogeyman, the Forest Demon, Water Goblin, Rusalka, or the Noonday Witch? Join us for a glimpse into Czech fairytales and folklore. An introduction to Czech mythical creatures will be followed by a walk, intended for children’s amusement, through the haunted forest upon the grounds of the Czech Embassy. Pondering Czech legends, adults will enjoy understanding the origins and explanations behind the most notorious, intriguing, and a few lovable, fictitious yet legendary sprites, spirits, and ghosts.
 
This event is intended for children ages 5-10 years old. 
Online talk: Women in Business - Jewelry

Online talk: Women in Business - Jewelry

October 24, 2023, 12:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host an online talk as part of its series, Women in Business, with Eva Foose and Marcela Raska, business owners of Shelalee, LLC, on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 12 pm. The entrepreneurs will elaborate on their venture as well as their ties to the Czech Republic. The discussion will be open to learn about their successes and lessons learned from competing on the American market.

Solo Concert of Lenka Dusilová

Solo Concert of Lenka Dusilová

October 30, 2023, 6:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the solo concert of Czech singer-songwriter Lenka Dusilová on October 30, 2023, at 6 pm. The concert features songs from her new album River (Řeka) and selections from her previous work.

Photo credit: Alena Vasylenko

Czech Christmas Market

Czech Christmas Market

November 04, 2023, 9:00 AM

Tis the season to be jolly! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to its annual Czech Christmas Market on November 4, 2023, from 9:00 am to 6 pm. This year, we look forward to bringing you the magic of the season once again. Browse stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, Bohemian crystal, exquisite bead and glass jewelry, fine art, Moravian wines and traditional liquors.

Film: Shadow Country

Film: Shadow Country

November 08, 2023, 8:00 PM

The Avalon Theatre will screen the award-winning film Shadow Country as part of the ongoing Lions of Czech Film Series on November 8, 2023, at 8 pm.

Online talk: Women in Business - Wine

Online talk: Women in Business - Wine

November 14, 2023, 12:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host an online talk as part of its series, Women in Business, with Veronika Spevakova, business co-owner of Wills International, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 12 pm. The entrepreneur will elaborate on her venture as well as her ties to the Czech Republic. The discussion will be open to learn about her successes and lessons learned from competing on the American market.

Rozálie: A Musical One-Woman Show

Rozálie: A Musical One-Woman Show

November 22, 2023, 6:00 PM

Rozálie: A Musical One-Woman Show comes to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on November 22, 2023, at 6 pm, for one special night! Multi-talented artist Rozálie captivates audiences with her unique blend of music and performance. As well as being a charismatic singer, accordionist, actress and dancer, Rozálie’s songwriting skills were recently recognized with a nomination for the prestigious Czech music award, Ceny Anděl, with her debut album Korzetiér. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music. 

Online Talk: Women in Business with CzechTrade

Online Talk: Women in Business with CzechTrade

November 28, 2023, 12:00 PM

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host an online talk as part of its series, Women in Business, with Marketa Šebelová, Deputy Director, CzechTrade Chicago, on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 12 pm. The Deputy Director will speak about CzechTrade, which promotes business and trade between the Czech Republic and the United States. She will offer her perspective on doing business on both markets. 
 

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