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July 2018

KFAI: Little City in Space at 7 and 9 PM

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Trylon Cinema, 2820 East 33rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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$10 - $12

Sound Unseen celebrates the 40th anniversary of KFAI with a rare screening of documentary (1983)  Little City In Space, a look at the radio station circa 1984 by director Miroslav Janek. Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018  Times: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM Venue: Trylon Cinema   Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis.…

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2018 Founders Film Festival

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, St. Paul, 383 W Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Sunday, July 22   1pm to 4:30pm  C.S.P.S. Hall 383 Michigan St., St. Paul   1:00 p.m. Our Vasek. On the Power of the Powerless (2012) 52 minutes  This Polish film about Václav Havel, first president of the Czech Republic, is directed by Krystyna Krauze, explores the relationship between the Polish and Czech opposition, and details what happened to end totalitarian regimes in Europe. Havel was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest honor, in 1993. 2:00 p.m. Intermission …

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Kolacky Days

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
City of Montgomery, 201 Ash Avenue W
Montgomery, MN 56069 United States
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Kolacky Days celebrates Montgomery's Czechoslovakian heritage and culture by blending the Czech traditions of the past with today's festival favorites.  From authentic Kroj costumes, Czech dancing, Bohemian tractor pull, classic car show, to a Grand Day parade, U.S. National Prune Spitting Championships, and sporting events, there's something for everyone at Kolacky Days.  

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August 2018

Lonsdale Community Days

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Rooted in Time: An Architect for All Seasons

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, St. Paul, 383 W Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$7

The Works of Slovakia's Dusan Jurkovic Jurkovic's impact on civic and residential architecture in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic How Jurkovic's designs were inspired by Rusyn folk motifs Remembering the fallen - Jurkovic's WWI cemeteries in Poland Sponsored by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota on the 150th anniversary of Jurkovic's birth in 1868

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2018 Czech Heritage Festival of Bechyn, MN

August 12

A Sunday Aug. 12 downtown music and dance festival that includes a Polka Mass at St. Mary's and music by Mollie B; the Jim Busta Band, featuring Karl Hartwich; Colton Tupy and the Sand Creek Connection.  Colton, a very talented 15 year old concertina player, will be joined by Arnie Ziskovsky on the drums. They will be playing after Mass under the big tent.  The Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club will also perform while the Bechyn Czech Folk Dancers will be…

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Annual Sokol Minnesota Booya Picnic

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Held rain or shine at the historic Sokol Camp, 19201 Woodland Acres, Woodland Acres, Pine City, Minnesota 55063 The picnic will be a fun-filled day complete with live entertainment, Czech and Slovak dancers, homemade cabbage rolls, jitrnice, koláče, and of course, booya! Sokol members, friends, and general public come early and stay late! We hope to see you there! We are always looking for helpers! If interested in volunteering, please call or text Kari or Scott Muyres at 763-226-0313 or 612-387-9274.

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September 2018

Czech and Slovak Festival

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, St. Paul, 383 W Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Free

Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota's annual fall festival.

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Dožínky

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Tupy Insurance Agency, 111 Main Street East
New Prague, Minnesota
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Domaci-Dancers (1) Dožínky.  A Czech Harvest Festival patterned after the "Old Country" original is held on the third Saturday of September each year in New Prague. Our city's beautiful Main Street is transformed into an open-air market with vendor booths lining the sidewalks and a beer garden featuring authentic Czech beer.  You can sample tasty treats including traditional Czech dishes. Food booths and events open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Main Street will be closed to through…

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Book talk: The Emperor and the Peasant, 2:00 pm

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire, by Kenneth Janda, is about World War I and Slovak and Czech emigration to the United States. This history, presented in alternating chapters as two intertwined narratives, juxtaposes the experiences of Emperor Franz Josef and Samuel Mozolák--a Slovak peasant and grandfather of the author's wife.  Mozolák emigrated to New York, started a family, returned to Slovakia, and died on the Eastern Front. The…

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