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May 2018

Festival of Nations

May 3 - May 6
Saint Paul River Centre St. Paul, MN United States + Google Map

Enjoy food and culture from around the world. Visit our Czech and Slovak Café and Exhibit Booth. Enjoy our children, teen, and adult folk dancers on stage. Sample delicious Czech and Slovak ethnic dishes in the Cafe: hot dogs (parky); pork burgers (vepřory karbanátek s houskou); sausage (jiternice);open-faced sandwiches (chlebičky): potato salad, liver pâté, and radish; dumpling/bacon/cabbage hotdish (halušky); fresh homemade sauerkraut (zelí); fried cheese sticks (vyprazany syr); cream roll (kremrole); Linzer cookies; kolache (koláče): apricot, cream cheese, poppy seed, prune, and raspberry. Volunteers are needed…

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Author Event: Patricia Hampl

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Prior Lake Public Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave.
Prior Lake, MN United States
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Patricia Hampl, a three-time Minnesota Book Award winner and professor at the University of Minnesota, is back with The Art of a Wasted Day.

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UWRF Czech Music Celebration (World Premiere)

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbott Concert Hall, 420 E. Cascade Ave.
River Falls, WI 54022
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$2 - $8

The UW-River Falls Symphony Band is thrilled to announce a special May “Czech Celebration” concert in honor of the 2018 Czech anniversaries, featuring the music of Czech-Slovak and Czech-American composers.

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Privni Maj – 2nd Annual May Day

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Park, Corner of First St N and Vine
Montgomery, MN 56069 United States
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Montgomery’s Second Czech May Day - "Privni Maj" Saturday, May 5, 2018      Noon - 6:00 p.m. Corner of Vine and First (Main) Street - Heritage Park     Raising of the traditional Czech May Pole and Ribbon Dance     Authentic Czech Cuisine and Czech Beer“Pivo”     Music provided by some members of the Czech Area   Concertina Club and Boogieland Entertainment Bring Your family and friends and join in the FUN !! Limited seating available ~ Bring…

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Accordo: Dvořák, Schulhoff, Mozart

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$21 - $32.50

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. The group has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. Accordo has been performing since 2008 to consistently well sold and enthusiastic audiences. Accordo's 2017-2018 season is "A Celebration of Dvořák," acclaimed Czech composer.

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Czech Heritage Club Monthy Meeting – Czech Bingo!

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Prague City Hall, 188 Central Ave N
New Prague, MN United States
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Free

Regular Monthly meeting of the Czech Heritage Club. Monthly Program is Czech Bingo with door prizes

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Czech influences on writers and musicians

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
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By donation

Panel Discussion. Moderated by Patrick Dewane, playwright and actor  (Accidental Hero), with Patricia Hampl, author (Art of the Wasted Day, new book due out in April 2018); Daniel Freeman, author (Mozart in Prague); and Jordan Sramek, founder and artistic director of Twin Cities choral group the Rose Ensemble. Plus signing of books and CDs. It's Mothers' Day!!!  Special Czech refreshments for all who attend!    

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Book discussion: “HHhH: Himmler’s Brain is Called Heydrich”

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, St. Paul, 383 W Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Free

HHhH: Himmler’s Brain is Called Heydrich by Laurent Binet is about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazis's so-called "Protector of Bohemia."  From the dust jacket: "In Laurent Binent's mesmerizing debut, we follow Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape from Nad-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church."

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St. Paul South Bohemian Bagpipe Ensemble Live at Houby Days

May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The St. Paul South Bohemian Bagpipe Ensemble will be performing traditional folk music from South Bohemia on original Czech folk instruments at the Band Stand in the Czech Village, as part of the Houby Days Celebration put on by the The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Annual talk: “The Czech and Slovak Marriage: What the Partners Brought to the Union”

May 19 @ 1:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, St. Paul, 383 W Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Free

By John Palka, Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Washington, and author of My Slovakia, My Family: One Family’s Role in the Birth of a Nation. This lecture fits into the year-long series of events that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Palka’s story will be enlivened by personal connections, especially the roles played by his great-granduncle Michal Miloslav Hodža in the Slovak National Awakening of the 19th century and his grandfather Milan Hodža in the establishment of…

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