Embassy of the Czech Republic
November 2017


The Embassy of the Czech Republic is thrilled to feature a number of events at the Embassy as well as throughout the local community, including a traditional Czech Christmas Market, concerts, film screenings, lectures and more. Scroll down explore more of the events happening this month.



On November 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, the Embassy of the Czech presents a traditional Czech Christmas Market. Relish in the magic of the season with stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, Czech crystal and glass products, exquisite jewelry, and toys, while enjoying the taste and smell of mulled wine and eggnog as well as an assortment of Christmas cookies, baked goods and savory cuisine. Children will adore the array of live animals from the Nativity scene, handled by shepherds. The children of Sokol Washington will perform Czech Christmas carols at 11:30 am.  RSVP is not required. Admission is free.


LECTURE: The Czech Republic in the World Economy
On November 7, at 3:30 pm, Jan Švejnar will give the lecture The Czech Republic in the World Economy as part of the 18th Anniversary of the Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture. Švejnaris the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, at Columbia University. Admission is free. RSVP required:




LECTURE: Stem Cells at the Dawn of New Medicine
On November 8, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic brings the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017 – Gregor Mendel to a close with a lecture by Dr. Hynek Wichterle of Columbia University Medical Center on "Stem Cells at the Dawn of New Medicine." Dr. Wichterle will discuss how Gregor Mendel’s work put us on a trajectory to the revolutionary science of today, a science that endows us with the ability to program and re-program cell identities at will, and that allows us to study human brain diseases in a petri dish, without opening the skull. Admission free.

RSVP required: https://peastopetri.eventbrite.com


CONCERT: Classical Memories
On November 9, at 6 pm, violinist Markéta Vokáčová and pianist Stanislav Gallin present Classical Memories, featuring the music of Mozart, Kreisler, Smetana, and Franck at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. For more information: CLICK HERE 



Echoes of One World: Arms Ready
On November 13, at 6 pm, NYU in Washington, DC,  will screen Arms Ready. In the film, four young women discuss the phenomenon of the legal and illegal possession of firearms in a wager in which each of them tries to obtain a deadly weapon without owning a license. Buying a gun from a secret website or printing one on a 3D printer proves relatively easy. Admission is free. RSVP required: CLICK HERE

Echoes of One World: Normal Autistic Film
On November 13, at 7 pm, NYU in Washington, DC, will feature the documentary Normal Autistic Film. What does “aspík” mean? And what do autistic people, the Little Prince and aliens have in common? The five child and adolescent protagonists in the film live with a label that separates them from others. But who is to say what is normal and what is not? Acclaimed Czech film maker Miroslav Janek has made an extraordinary film about extraordinary people who are challenging the misconception that autism is a disease. Admission is free. RSVP required: CLICK HERE



Echoes of One World: Lost in Lebanon
On November 14, at 5:30 pm, NYU in Washington, DC will screen Lost in Lebanon. Lebanon is a country of barely five million inhabitants, where more than a million Syrian refugees have found refuge. Fearing that the situation would spiral out of control, in 2015 the Lebanese government began tightening its asylum policy. As a result of new visa restrictions, some 80% of Syrians found themselves in the position of illegal migrants. The film interweaves four stories showing the extreme situations that people who are denied the right to a home are exposed. Admission is free. RSVP required: CLICK HERE


FILM & BEER: Three Veterans
On November 21, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present the film Three Veterans (Tři veteráni). In this classic film, three veterans are visited by elves who bestow them with a magical hat, bag full of gold, and harp that just might make their wishes come true. The film was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award at the Fantasporto 1983, and written by Zdeněk Svěrák and Oldřich Lipský. Admission free. RSVP required: bistrobohem@gmail.com




The Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202/274-9105 | E-mail: cul_washington@embassy.mzv.cz

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