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10/13 Concert: Garage at the Chopin Theatre

10/13/2019

GARAGE
30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution, a decisive moment in Czech modern history

Legendary Prague rock band  inspired by punk, postpunk, pub rock and new wave. In 80s (under former communist regime) Garage was allowed to play officially (sometimes), but never permitted to play for money and unable to publish official albums.

330pm - Free, ight reception. Meet & Greet. Cash bar.

5pm - Concert 

Complimentary admission, RSVP required

Music Box Films opening 10/11: Give Me Liberty.

Music Box Films upcoming release: Give Me Liberty.

Film Synopsis: Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams.

Film Release: Give Me Liberty by Music Box Films

Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams.

 

Václav Havel’s play "AUDIENCE" at Chopin Theatre

November 17, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Therefore various Czech organizations have been planning a series of events to commemorate this important milestone of the Czechoslovak  history – the reason the TGM School  can teach so many children of expats who were able to leave the country after the end of the totalitarian regime. Here is the info about the first event:

5/31 Ensemble Alioni Spring Concert: Our Joy and Sorrow

Life is full of joy and sorrow...and Georgian music expresses it best. Come hear an evening of unique music from a corner of the world that we love. This past spring we've had the opportunity to work with both the legendary Trio Kavkasia and the up-and-coming Gurian men's choir Adilei as they toured the US. 

 

5/18 "Night at the Museum" at UNM

JOIN THE UKRAINIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
SATURDAY MAY 18, at 7:00 p.m.

for

Night at the Museum: Celebrating International Museum Day and Vyshyvanka (embroidery) Day with musicians, singers, lively atmosphere with friends, food and more!

 

Featuring
Sofi Fraser, Innesa Tymochko and Stephania Romaniuk- tango and jazz music

Wear your favorite Vyshyvanka!

 

REGISTER online or call 312.421.8020 for more information.

"Czech That Film" Film Festival

The Czech That Film series will be presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center in June, with eight films spread across the month on selected dates (2 screenings fall into July).  Below is the complete list of titles, dates and times.

 

Please note that the July 2 performance of Dukla will be followed by Q&A with actress Antonie Formanová!

 

HASTRMAN

2018, Ondřej Havelka, Czech Republic, 100 min.

With Karel Dobrý, Simona Zmrzlá

Friday, June 7, 7:45 pm

Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm

 

UNM Exhibit: “Front Line - Peace Life"

On Friday, May 31st at 7pm the Ukrainian National Museum presents J.T. Blatty’s Photo-Exhibition “Front Line - Peace Life." Admission for the opening is $10 and runs from May 31st - June 23.

 

Lithuanian Documentary Film Festival, April 24th-May 4th

Lithuanian Documentary Film Festival. 9 screenings in 10 days at various locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs. Meet in person directors Audrius Stonys, Mindaugas Survila, Ramune Rakauskaite, Agne Marcinkeviciute, Andrius Lekavicius, Eimantas Belickas and the producer Teresa Rozanovska.

 

5/2-5/3 Conference: Toward Freedom: Celebrating Central and Eastern European Independence

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the convening of Toward Freedom: Celebrating Central and Eastern European Independence, a conference generously supported by the Polish National Foundation.

 

The conference will explore the character of and differences in the political, social, economic, and cultural independence of Central and Eastern European countries during the interwar period, World War II, the Cold War, and post-1989 era.

 

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