Embassy of the Czech Republic
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW,
Washington, DC 20008




JAZZ: Dan Barta & Robert Balzar Trio
On June 9, from 5-8:30 pm, 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. The group is comprised of Dan Bárta (singer), Robert Balzar (double bass), Jiří Levíček (piano), and Kamil Slezák (drums). Unwind in the garden listening to the top performers of the Czech jazz scene. Free Admission. RSVP not required. Click here for more information.


FILM: Kolya 
On June 13, at 6 pm, the Czech Embassy will screen Kolya (Kolja) as part of the V4 Film Series.  The Oscar-winning film 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 soul forever.This year marks the 20th anniversary since the film received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 1997. (Director: Jan Svěrák, 1996, 101 min., Czech w/ English subtitles). Admission is free. RSVP required by June 12 to https://kolya.eventbrite.com


LIONS OF CZECH FILM: How to Shake a Bride
On June 14, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen How to Shake a Bride (Jak se zbavit nevěsty) as part of the Lions of Czech Film Series. In this romantic comedy, a pastry shop owner thinks she may be reuniting with her ex-husband, only to learn that he plans on marrying another. To top it off, the couple wants her to make the wedding cake. (Director: Tomáš Svoboda, 2016, 89 min., Czech w/English subtitles) Tickets are available online at www.theavalon.org or at the door.  


FILM AND BEER SERIES: A Night at Karlstein
On June 20, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen A Night at Karlstein (Noc na Karlštejně) as part of the ongoing film and beer series. In this comedy, King Charles has prohibited women from entering the castle, but his young wife misses him and decides to dress as a page and sneak inside. (Director: Zdeněk Podskalský, 1974, 85 min., Czech w/English subtitles) Admission is free, but RSVP is required: 202/735-5895 or bistrobohem@gmail.com. Guests must arrive by 6:45 pm. 



On June 25, at 3 pm, String Noise - a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim - will perform a program by Czech composers including The Long Sentence II, the newest work of Czech contemporary composer Michal Rataj. For reservations, please go to https://praguenyeffects6.eventbrite.com. Admission is free. RSVP required by June 22.


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