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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…

Film Screening of The Elementary School

T. G. Masaryk Czech School together with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, the Prague Committee of Sister Cities International, Facets Multimedia, American Sokol, Czech Catholic Mission and the Czech American Community Center present a screening of The Elementary School in celebration of Zdeněk Svěrák’s 80th birthday. The newly restored digital version of…

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PRAGUE: A Heart For Václav Havel Sculpture

When the members of a rock band called The Plastic People of the Universe were arrested in Communist Czechoslovakia in 1976, playwright Vaclav Havel issued his call to “live in truth” and led other intellectuals in a protest against the government action. His leadership led to Charter 77, the most important act of dissent against…

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PRAGUE: “Treasured Legacy” Exhibition

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present the exhibition “Treasured Legacy.” The exhibit will be on display from June 12–July 31, 2015 at Maya Polsky Gallery. Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest Czech artists, will be featured in this…

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PRAGUE: Czech That Film

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present “Czech That Film”, a festival of recent Czech cinema, at the Gene Siskel Film Center from June 7-23, 2015. To see the full schedule of films, visit  www.PragueDaysChicago.com.

Film Screening of Vertigo Hosted by Star Kim Novak

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chicago-Prague sister city relationship and Prague Days Chicago, actress Kim Novak, of Czech descent, returns to her hometown of Chicago to host a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1958 film Vertigo at Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema. Admission is free; reservations can be made at film@praguedayschicago.com.

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PRAGUE: Prague Rockfest hosted by Jim Peterik & The Ides of March

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present Prague Rockfest at Cicero Community Park. Rock giant Jim Peterik, a Czech-American singer and songwriter from Berwyn, will host the musical program. Peterik was the founder of the band Survivor…

PRAGUE: Golden Prague Gala

The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present the Prague Golden Gala, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Prague, on June 12 at the University Club of Chicago With guest of honor, the Honorable Adriana Krnáčová,…

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PRAGUE: Eggnoise Concert in Millennium Park

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present a performance by Eggnoise. Formed in 1994 by singer-songwriters Ondra Kopička and Ondřej Galuška, Eggnoise puts its own stylistic trademark on grunge, punk, rock, jazz and pop. Its albums feature a…

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MEXICO CITY and PRAGUE: This is Pilsen: Bohemian Past, Latino Present

The Mexico City and Prague Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International, the City of Prague, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, and the Consulate General of Mexico kick off the Prague Days Chicago festival kicks off with a celebration of the history and heritage of Pilsen from its Czech origins to its largely Latino present. Enjoy…

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Vienna, Austria. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most…

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Film Screening of “Guns, Pucks, Beer and Dogs”

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International present a film screening of Jan Novák’s Guns, Pucks, Beer and Dogs (2013, 77 min). Jan Novák will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.  

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PRAGUE: Presentation and Reception with Renata Fučíková

The Prague Committee of CSCI and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic present a reception and presentation with illustrator and writer Renata Fučíková in celebration of her children’s book Antonin Dvořák, His Music and Life in Pictures on June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Proceeds from book…

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PRAGUE: Recital of Violinist Pavel Šporcl

The Prague Committee of CSCI, the DePaul University School of Music and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present a recital of violinist Pavel Šporcl accompanied by pianist Petr Jiříkovský. Šporcl will present the program “My Violin Legends” the at DePaul University, School of Music Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago. Program…

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Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Join the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Chicago premiere of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s brand new production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka. Tickets include the opera and a pre-performance wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States and the Honorable Dana…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

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PRAGUE: Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass

Blending musicians and choristers from the church choir with those of Czech, Slovak and Moravian heritage, the Prague Committee of CSCI and First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, with the generous support of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, join in support of the Czech Christmas Mass performance. Less than one-hour in…