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New movies in Krakow playhouses. 

Note: Foreign movies are usually showed in their original language with the Polish subtitles (but dubbing happens). 
American:
Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" with Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, and Michael Fassbender. James Ponsoldt's "The Circle" with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. F. Gary Gray's "The Fate of the Furious" with Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson.
British: Rafael Kapelinski's "Butterfly Kisses" with Theo Stevenson, Liam Whiting, and Byron Lyons.
French/British: Hugo Gelin's "Demain tout commence" with Omar Sy, Gloria Colston, and Clemence Poesy.
French/German: Bruno Dumont's "Ma Loute" with Patrice Lucchini, Juliette Binoche, and Valeria Bruni.
German: Anne Zohra Berrached's "24 Wochen" with Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Maedel, and Johanna Gastdorf.
Polish: Janusz Kidawa-Blonski's "Gwiazdy" with Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Sebastian Fabianski, and Karolina Szymczak.  

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Krakow Events in May 2017.

/Further below please find Krakow's selected events in June 2017/

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This month's concerts of music, festivals, opera, ballet, spectacles, shows, and other events in Krakow. 

57th Krakow Film Festival takes place May 28th through June 4th.

May 20th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Marcus Bosch plus Poland’s soprano Agnieszka Tomaszewska and baritone Stanislaw Kierner render JosphHaydn’s symphony no. 44 in E minor Mourning and Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ symphony no. 1, “A Sea Symphony”, in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Classical music concert features Poland’s violinist Ewelina Nowicka, pianist Marek Szlezer, and cellist Jan Kalinowski playing F. Mendelssohn’s piano trio in D minor op. 11, D. Shostakovich’s piano trio no. 1 in C minor op. 8, and M. Weinberg’s piano trio op. 24 in Centrum Kultury Zydowskiej (Jewish Culture Center), 17 Meiselsa street and Plac Nowy square, at 7 pm.
Krakow Chamber Opera produces adolescent Mozart’s singspiel Bastien und Bastienne in its playhouse, 15 Miodowa street, at 8 pm.
USA’s ambient duo, Arms and Sleepers, perform in the Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Sweden’s band, Forndom, performs ambient folk in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 55 PLN).
Concert All Is Film Music features popular cinematic scores performed by Orkiestra Akademii Beethovenowskiej orchestra and Pro Musica Mundi choir in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6 pm.
Poland’s singing actress Stanislawa Celinska gives a recital in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (admission 85 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Two Stories – One Dance' with music by Piotr Orzechowski and Krzysztof Scieranski in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
May 21st, Sunday: Classical music concert features Spain’s guitarist Maria E. Guzman playing music by L. de Narvaez, E. Granados, A.P. Barrios, A. Lauro, S. Delgado Llopart, A. Yupanqui, M.M. Ponce, I. Albeniz, and J. Rodrigo in Centrum Kultury Zydowskiej (Jewish Culture Center), 17 Meiselsa street and Plac Nowy square, at 7 pm.
Krakow’s FMF Youth Orchestra plays John Williams’s Star Wars scores in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at noon.
Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra play live the score during the screening of Titanic, James Cameron’s movie, in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6 pm.
May 24th, Wednesday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis renders fragments of G.F. Handel’s Deborah oratorio in Aula bl. Jakuba concert hall, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 11 am (admission 5 PLN).
Concert of operatic music features Germany’s soprano Diana Damrau, France’s baritone Nicolas Teste, and the Prague Philharmonia orchestra with conductor Emmanuel Villaume in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission from 150 PLN to 250 PLN).
Krakow's violinists Anna Hara-Pioro and Boguslawa Ziegelheim, violist Grazyna Piechowska, and cellist Agata Sanchez-Martos play music by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, F. Chopin, and M. Oginski in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm.
May 25th, Thursday: The Netherlands’ violinist Andre Rieu and his orchestra play in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (admission 490 PLN).
May 26th, Friday: Krakow's Chor Parafraza choir sings Stanislaw Moniuszko music in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giuseppe Verdi's 'La traviata' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 27th, Saturday: Players of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Ukraine’s violinist Andrej Bielow render Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concertos and Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons tango pieces in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giuseppe Verdi's 'La traviata' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
USA’s singer-songwriter Bruno Mars performs with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, 24K Magic World Tour 2017, in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (admission from 199 PLN to 330 PLN).
May 28th, Sunday: Concert of classical music features Poland’s harpsichordist Elzbieta Stefanska and Japan’s harpsichordist Mariko Kato in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
UK’s pop rock singer Bryan Ferry, once Roxy Music, perform in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission from 199 PLN).
May 29th, Monday: Krakow's band, Kapela z Innej Struny, plays village dance tunes in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm.
May 30th, Tuesday: Concert of cinematic music features Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer plus orchestra, choir, and ensemble in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (tickets from 179 PLN to 549 PLN).
Krakow's band, Dzikie Pola, plays samba and bossa nova in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm.

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June 2017 entertainment events in Krakow.

June 2nd, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jerzy Salwarowski plus a soloist violinist render Paul Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Henryk Wieniawski’s violin concerto, Karol Szymanowski’s etude in B minor, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
USA’s legend rock band, Aerosmith, gives a concert, Aero-Vederci Baby! farewell tour, in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street (admission 499 PLN).
June 3rd, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jerzy Salwarowski plus a soloist violinist render Paul Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Henryk Wieniawski’s violin concerto, Karol Szymanowski’s etude in B minor, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
June 4th, Sunday: Classical music concert features Austria’s harpist ANNELEEN LENAERTS and flutist DIETER FLURY plus Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm
June 9th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Marc Tardue plus Poland’s soprano Katarzyna Holysz, alto Anna Lubanska, tenor Rafal Barminski, and bass Wojtek Gierlach render Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis op. 123 in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Croatia’s piano virtuoso Ivo Pogorelic plays in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (tickets from 80 PLN to 150 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
June 10th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Marc Tardue plus Poland’s soprano Katarzyna Holysz, alto Anna Lubanska, tenor Rafal Barminski, and bass Wojtek Gierlach render Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis op. 123 in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
June 11th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
June 13th, Tuesday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra plus Poland’s soprano Joanna Trafas and tenor Michał Musiol perform music by Strauss, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Webber, Jacobs, and Williams plus Krakow’s Cracovia Danza company of dancers perform historical dances in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 3 pm and again at 6 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
June 16th, Friday: Singers of the Krakow Opera Company perform classical songs in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
June 17th, Saturday: Krakow’s Haba Percussion Group plays David R. Gillingham’s Stained Glass and Eric Ewazen’s Symphony for Percussion in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
USA’s singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 180 PLN).
June 18th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Two Stories – One Dance' with music by Piotr Orzechowski and Krzysztof Scieranski in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
June 19th, Monday: Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Two Stories – One Dance' with music by Piotr Orzechowski and Krzysztof Scieranski in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
June 21st, Wednesday: Krakow Opera Company produces Stanislaw Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
June 22nd, Thursday: Krakow's trademark Lajkonik parade starts at Senatorska street at noon, proceeds down Kosciuszki, Zwierzyniecka, Franciszkanska, and Grodzka streets to reach its culmination in Rynek Glowny central square at 7 pm.
June 23rd, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe plus Germany’s soprano Anna Pehlken and Poland’s countertenor Michal Slawecki and baritone Hubert Zapior render Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
June 24th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe plus Germany’s soprano Anna Pehlken and Poland’s countertenor Michal Slawecki and baritone Hubert Zapior render Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Open-air jazz concert features Poland’s pianist Wlodek Pawlik with his trio, clarinetist Waclaw Zimpel, Jazzpospolita ensemble and Atom String Quartet next to the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 Jana Pawla II avenue (free admission).
Open-air concert features Krakow’s singer-songwriters Agnieszka Chrzanowska and Robert Kasprzycki, Pod Buda band, pianist Szymon Nehring and Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra in Plac Szczepanski square (free admission).
Open-air pop concert features Poland’s acts Julia Marcell, Taco Hemingway, Kortez, Sorry Boys, and EndoPower in Rynek Glowny central square (free admission).
Open-air concert features Krakow’s aspiring pop acts in Rynek Podgorski square (free admission),
Traditional Wianki festival takes place on the Wisla river bank next to the Wawel Royal Castle followed by fireworks display.
June 25th, Sunday: Concert of classical music features Poland’s organists Krzysztof Musial and Jakub Woszczalski plus Trio Osteria Barocca in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Concert of operatic music “Arias of the World Operas" takes place in the courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle at 8:30 pm.
UK’s Brazilian born pop singer Ive Mendes performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street.
June 27th, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” in the courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle at 8:30 pm.
June 29th, Thursday: Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Grand Pas...!' in the courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle at 8:30 pm.
June 30th, Friday: Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).

Events in Krakow in July 2017 and beyond

Some Worthwhile Temporary Exhibitions in Krakow

THE POWER OF THE AVANT-GARDE

Works of such artistic greats of the 20th century modernism as Fernand Leger, Edvard Munch, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian among others, confronted with contemporary art. Plus the works of Polish artists praised for their achievements in advancing the cause of avant-garde in this country.
The Krakow National Museum's Kamienica Szolayskich branch at 9 Plac Szczepanski square from March 10th to May 28th, 2017.


Krakow Festivals
Krakow Lajkonik parade
Hardly a month passes in Krakow without some time-honored occasion for common festivities or colorful ceremony. Krakow residents have their own unique way of celebrating
Christmas, carnival, Easter etc. The city is also famous in Poland for its many spectacular festivals unknown elsewhere, such as the wild Lajkonik parade (see the picture above). 
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Krakow's music 
The city resounds with music of every kind. Its lively club scene is divided between hip-hop, house, funky, techno, traditional rock and still more traditional jazz. And demanding audience may choose among frequent concerts and recitals of classical music. 
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Krakow Theater
Krakow features prominently on the theater map of Europe. Its legendary National Stary Theater counts among the continent’s best companies of players. As the rest of the city's repertory theaters it runs several playhouses of varied capacity. 
 
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Krakow Nightlife 
There is no shortage of places to drink, eat, and stay merry late into the night in Krakow. 
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Sport in Krakow 
You can see the best soccer in the country. Or try paragliding instead.  
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Krakow's Regular Culture Events
There are over fifty culture festivals in Krakow every single year. Some of them have been held for decades, some are relatively fresh calendar entries. Among the most prestigious such events count the
Music in Old Krakow’ International Festival, the International Biennial of Architecture, the International Graphic Art Triennial, and the Krakow Film Festival. 
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Museums in Krakow
Krakow boasts the best collections in Poland, and some of its treasures are the envy of every museum in the world. 

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Opera in Krakow 
The new Krakow Opera House, seat of the Krakow Opera Company, boasts three auditoriums, being the city's most popular venue for opera, operetta, and ballet shows. 
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Krakow Folk Traditions
Krakow region has always been rich in colorful folk traditions, handed down from generation to generation, with almost every village cultivating its own set of time-honored customs. Nowadays, as new lifestyles spread, some ancient practices are dead but many flourish. 
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