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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:
Clint Eastwood's "Sully" with Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. Anna Foerster's "Underworld: Blood Wars" with Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, and Lara Pulver. Robert Zemeckis's "Allied" with Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, and Jared Harris. Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" with Amy Asams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon. Mark Waters's "Bad Santa 2" with Billy Bob Thornton, Kathu Bates, and Tony Cox.  
American/British: David Yates's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, and Colin Farrell.
Australian: Garth Davis's "Lion" with Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, and Nicole Kidman.
Canadian/French: Farren Blackburn's "Shut in" with Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton, and Oliver Platt.
Dutch: Nick Jongerius's "Windmill Massacre" with Charlotte Beaumont and Noah Taylor.
French/German/American: Oliver Stone's "Snowden" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Tom Wilkinson.
Polish: Ryszard Bugajski's "Zacma" with Maria Mamona, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, and Janusz Gajos.
South Korean/American: Na Hong-jin's "Goksung" with Kwak Do-won, Kim Hwan-hee, and Jun Kunimura.

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Krakow Events in December 2016.

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

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

Krakow Christmas market takes place in Rynek Glowny central square till December 25th.

December 9th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni WIt render Stanislaw Skrowaczewski's concerto for English horn and orchestra plus Anton Bruckner’s symphony no. 8 in C minor in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” Polish national opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Jazz concert features Krakow’s Gurgul Band and violinist Bartosz Dworak in Klub Aktora SPATiF restaurant, 41 Rynek Glowny central square, at 8 pm (admission 10 PLN).
Blues concert features Chuck Frazier Trio of USA’s guitarist-singer Chuck Frazier plus Poland's bassist Jacek Chruscinski and drummer Artur Malik in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 25 PLN).
California’s hardcore rock band, Ignite, performs in the Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
Poland’s female vocal octet, Laboratorium Piesni, sing world music in the Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN)
Krakow's Ukrainian born pop singer Lada Gorpienko performs Bulat Okudzhava’s ballads in the Teatr Loch Camelot playhouse, 17 sw. Tomasza street, at 7 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s rock bands Koniec Swiata and Natty Dead perform in Zaczek club, , 5 al. 3 Maja, at 8 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Poland's rock bands Spiral, Signal From Europa, and Broken Songs perform in Piekny Pies club, 9 Bozego Ciala street, at 7:30 pm (admission 20 PLN).
December 10th, Saturday:
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni WIt render Stanislaw Skrowaczewski's concerto for English horn and orchestra plus Anton Bruckner’s symphony no. 8 in C minor in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Scotlandss jazz quartet, Square One, play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
Poland’s folk rock band, Laki Lan, performs in the Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Krakow’s singer-songwriter Basia Stepniak-Wilk gives a recital in Piwnica pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square, at 7 pm.
Poland’s pop acts Fair Weather Friends, Joga, and Rosalie Chatwin perform in Zaczek club, 5 al. 3 Maja, at 7:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Ukraine’s Opera and Ballet National Lviv Theater produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 11 am (admission 120 PLN).
Ukraine’s Opera and Ballet National Lviv Theater produces Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm (admission 120 PLN).
December 11th, Sunday:
Krakow's vocal octet, Octava Ensemble, sing Johann Caspar Aiblinger’s Missa in C in the Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Ducha square, at 7:15 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” Polish national opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Concert commemorating Theodor Herzl features Austria’s mezzo-soprano Andrea Schwab and piaist Joanna Niederdorfer in the Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street, at 5 pm.
Poland's fusion jazz quartet, V Speed, play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9 p.m. (admission 20 PLN).
Poland's pop rock singer-songwriter Edyta Bartosiewicz performs in Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission 80 PLN).
Poland’s rock band, Swietliki, performs in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 8 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Concert “Queen Symfonicznie” features a symphonic orchestra plus Poland’s pop acts covering UK’s rock band Queen in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 170 PLN).
Poland’s renowned Slask company of singers and dancers perform their show featuring the Polish music and traditional village tunes in NCK culture center, 232 Jana Pawla II street, at 7 pm (admission 60 PLN).
Krakow’s rabbi Itzchak Horovitz sings Synagogue songs in the Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street, at 8 pm.
Poland’s singers Beata Paluch, Marek Pys, Lech Dyblik, Sergiusz Orlowski, Ela Borkowska, Renata Popiela, and Anna Iwaszko plus Jewish Community Center Choir perform „Yossele, Yossele” show inspired by traditional Jewish music in the Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street, at 6:15 pm.
December 12th, Monday: Krakow’s soprano Kamila Medrek-Zurek, mezzo-soprano Natalia Manka, and baritone Jan Migala sing carols in the Dworek Bialopradnicki culture center, 2 Papiernicza street, at 6 pm (admission 15 PLN).
Jazz trio of USA’s saxophonist Ken Vandermark, Ukraine’s bassist Mark Tokar, and Germany’s drummer Klaus Kugel play in the Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Traditional jazz and swing jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s pop singer Mela Koteluk performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission 99 PLN).
Canada’s electronica act Alpha Strategy and Poland's noise-rock band, Artykuly Rolne, perform in the Kawiarnia Naukowa club, 60 Kalwaryjska street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Poland's Magdalena Pilarz-Bobrowska, Lukasz Lech, and Zbigniew Huptys sing carols in the Srodmiejski Osrodek Kultury culture centre, 2 Mikolajska street, at 7:30 pm.
December 13th, Tuesday: Hungary’s Budapest Strauss Orchestra & Ballet perform their Valses de Vienne show in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow’s Grass Band performs pop jazz in the Dworek Bialopradnicki culture center, 2 Papiernicza street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Poland's Just Jazz quartet play Dixieland jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (free admission).
December 14th, Wednesday: Germany’s cellist Danjulo Ishizaka gives a recital in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Funk and rap jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
USA’s ambient-pop band, Cigarettes After Sex, performs in the Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 65 PLN).
London’s show, An Evening of Burlesque, is produced in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 199 PLN).
December 15th, Thursday: Norway’s Sofiemyr Chamber Choir sings Svein Moller’s Cantate Dominum, Fridthjov Anderssen’s Kyrie eleison, Norwegian folk tunes Den yndigste rose er funnen and Herre Gud, ditt dyre navn og ore, Edvard Grieg’s Vaaren,  Arild Sandvold’s from Five Latin Church Songs, Ola Gjeilo’s A Spotless Rose, Norwegian folk tune Brureslatt fro ore, and Teofil Klonowski’s Gaude Mater Polonia in the Kosciol sw. Anny church, 11 sw. Anny street, at 4:30 pm (free admission).
Concert of the Advent music features Poland’s organists Krzysztof Pawlisz and Krzysztof Dobosz plus Schola Gregorianska CONGAUDEANT choir in Bazylika Mariacka (St. Mary's Church), 5 Mariacki square and Rynek Glowny central square, at 7:30 pm.
Jazz concert features Mike Parker’s Trio Theory of USA’s bassist Mike Parker and drummer Frank Parker plus Poland’s saxophonist Slawek Pezda in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s accomplished pop acts Grzegorz Turnau, Artur Andrus, Piotr Bukartyk, Gaba Kulka, Czeslaw Mozil, andTomasz Organek perform in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 199 PLN).
Poland’s violinist and singer Marcin Knutelski and DJ Adam Drzewiecki perform alt pop music inspired by the Podhale highlands village tunes in the Dworek Bialopradnicki culture center, 2 Papiernicza street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Poland’s Coals alt folk duo perform in Szpitalna 1 club, 1 Szpitalna street at 9 pm.
December 16th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Rafal Janiak plus Italy’s pianist Maurizio Baglini and Germany’s cellist Danjulo Ishizaka play music by Paderewski, Chyrzynski, Moniuszko, and Karlowicz in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am (admission 40 PLN)
Spain’s pop star Enrique Iglesias performs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (admission 300 PLN).
Blues concert features Poland's guitarist-singer Maciej Kleczek, bassist Jacek Chruscinski, keyboardist Sebastian Bernatowicz, and drummer Ryszard Palka in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 20 PLN).
Pop concert features Poland’s Shy Albatross duo of singer Natalia Przybysz and guitarist Raphael Roginski in Gwarek club, 17 Reymonta street, at 7 pm (admission 50 PLN).
December 17th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Rafal Janiak plus Italy’s pianist Maurizio Baglini and Germany’s cellist Danjulo Ishizaka play music by Paderewski, Chyrzynski, Moniuszko, and Karlowicz in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
New York's Metropolitan Opera production of Kaija Saariaho's 'Love from Afar' is transmitted live in Kijow. Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego, at 6:45 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Jazz concert Poland’s Jerzy Malek Quartet in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s singing actor Maciej Lipina sings blues in the Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Poland’s alt pop acts 1988 and Kristen perform in the Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN)
Poland’s rock bands Bunkier, P.C.K., and Latające Talerze perform in Hard Rock Music pub, 42 Grodzka street, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s rock band, Nocny Kochanek, performs heavy-metal music in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 8 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Poland’s hip-hop acts Eripe, Bonson, Sarius, and others perform in Zaczek club, , 5 al. 3 Maja, at 7 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Open-air concert of carols features Poland’s Krzikopa folk band in Aleja Roz square at 5:30 pm (free admission).
December 18th, Sunday: Krakow’s Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra with viuolinist-conductor Zbigniew Pilch and trumpeter Tomasz Slusarczyk render Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Sonata da Chiesa, Giuseppe Torelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor op. 8 no. 6 Pastorale per il S.S. Natale, Michael Corrette’s Symphonie de Noel in A major op. 6, Philipp Jacob Rittler’s Sonata a 6 „Allein Gott in der Hohe sei Ehr”, Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor op. 8 no. 6 Per la Notte di Natale, and J.M. Schmelzer’s Sonata Natalis in Aula Florianka concert hall, 8 Basztowa street, at 6 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Concert of classical music features the Krakow Chamber Orchestra in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Concert of commemorating Ruth Buczynska features Poland’s top jazz pianist Adam Makowicz in the Centrum Kultury Zydowskiej culture centre, 17 Meiselsa street, at 6 pm.
Poland’s rock band, Hey, performs in the Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
Poland's reggae acts Farben Lehre, GaGa/Zielone Zabki, and The Analogs perform in Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 6:30 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Show called Symphonica 2 Made in Poland features Poland’s pop singers Malgorzata Ostrowska, Damian Ukeje, Ernest Staniaszak, soprano Sylwia Lorens, and others plus orchestra performing the Polish rock music of the 1980s in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego, at 6 pm (admission 115 PLN).
Poland’s pop singers Halina Jawor, Maria Nowak, Beata Rybotycka, Jan Karpiel-Bulecka, Mateusz Prandota and others perform Andrzej Zarycki’s carols inspired by village tunes of Podhale highlands in Krakowski Teatr Scena STU, 16 Krasinskiego avenue, at 7 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Open-air concert of carols takes place in Maly Rynek square at 5 pm (free admission).
Open-air concert of carols features Krakow’s pop singers Joanna Slowinska and Agnieszka Chrzanowska in Aleja Roz square at 5:30 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow’s szopka traditional puppet nativity play is produced in Palac Krzysztofory museum, 35 Rynek Glowny central Square, at 4 pm.
December 19th, Monday: Poland’s pop singers Halina Jawor, Maria Nowak, Beata Rybotycka, Jan Karpiel-Bulecka, Mateusz Prandota and others perform Andrzej Zarycki’s carols inspired by village tunes of Podhale highlands in Krakowski Teatr Scena STU, 16 Krasinskiego avenue, at 7 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Open-air concert of carols features Krakow’s pop singer Basia Stępniak-Wilk in Aleja Roz square at 5:30 pm (free admission).
December 20th, Tuesday: Classical music concert for schoolchildren features violinist Danuta Augustyn and Sinfonietta Cracovia chamber orchestra performing carols and Christmas music in the Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street, at 5:30 pm (admission 15 PLN).
December 21st, Wednesday: Austria’s saxophonist Ray Aichinger and Sweden’s pianist Mattias Nilsson play jazz in Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street, at 9 pm (admission 20 PLN).
Ukraine's pop singer and pianist Aleksander Andrzejewski and his guests perform carols and Christmas songs in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm (admission 10 PLN).
December 22nd, Thursday: Krakow’s violinists Maria Stabrawa and Wiktor Modrzejewski plus Vivaldi Orchestra render Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto in A minor for two violins and his The Four Seasons in Aula Florianka concert hall, 8 Basztowa street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Jazz concert features Austria’s saxophonist Ray Aichinger and Sweden’s pianist Mattias Nilsson in Piec Art club, 12 Szewska street, at 9 pm (admission 20 PLN).
Open-air concert of carols features Krakow’s pop singer Magdalena Bozyk in Aleja Roz square at 5:30 pm (free admission).
December 23rd, Friday: Open-air concert of carols features Poland’s pop singer Andrzej Rybinski and Krakow’s jazz vocalist and trumpeter Wladyslaw Grochot in Aleja Roz square at 6:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s DJs RIFFZ, Kuzyn, NGE, Vileda Suko, Kpk Wisniowka, and James Hunger spin ragga jungle, and drum and bass in ZetPeTe club, 10 Dolnych Mlynow street, at 10 pm (admission 5 PLN).
December 24th, Sunday, Christmas Eve: Krakow’s Franciscan friars sing carols in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 10:30 pm (free admission).
Concert for tourists called Krakow Christmas Music features Royal Chamber Orchestra string quartet playing Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock,  Let It Snow,  O Holy Night,  Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Silent Night, Traditions of Christmas, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and What Child Is This plus A. Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 and selected parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker suite in "Royal Chamber Orchestra Hall", 14 Slawkowska street, at 5 pm (admission 65 PLN).
December 25th, Sunday, Christmas: Schoolchildren perform a Nativity play followed by Poland’s Janosiki highlander band singing carols in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 2:30 pm (free admission).
Concert of carols features Poland’s Pragnienie and Matula ensembles in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 2:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s highlander band and a classical string quartet perform carols in Kosciol oo. Pijarow church, 2 Pijarska street and sw. Jana street, at 7:30 pm (admission 95 PLN).
December 26th, Monday,
Christmas 2nd day: Krakow’s Franciscan friars sing carols in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 2 pm (free admission).
Nativity play takes place in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 3 pm (free admission).
Concert of carols features Poland’s Skala and NaNowo ensembles in front of Bazylika Sw. Franciszka church at Franciszkanska street at 6 pm (free admission).
Concert for tourists called Krakow Christmas Music features Royal Chamber Orchestra string quartet playing Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock,  Let It Snow,  O Holy Night,  Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Silent Night, Traditions of Christmas, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and What Child Is This plus A. Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 and selected parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker suite in "Royal Chamber Orchestra Hall", 14 Slawkowska street, at 5 pm (admission 65 PLN).
Krakow’s szopka traditional puppet nativity play is produced in Palac Krzysztofory museum, 35 Rynek Glowny central Square, at 4 pm.
December 27th, Tuesday: Poland's Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio and DJ Mr Krime play cinematic scores of Henryk Wars and Bronislaw Kaper in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
December 28th, Wednesday: Krakow's soprano Aleksandra Sotnicka and tenor Dariusz Palonek sing popular operetta and musical arias and duets in the Dom Kultury Podgorze culture centre, 13 Sokolska street, at 6 pm (admission 10 PLN).
Poland's jazz violinist Mateusz Smoczynski and Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Slovakia's Mojse Band performs traditional Eastern-European Jewish music in the Zydowskie Muzeum Galicja museum, 18 Dajwor street, at 7 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
December 29th, Thursday: Hungary’s violinist Roby Lakatos and Poland’s violinist Wiktor Modrzejewski plus Krakow‘s Vivaldi Orkiestra and Hungary’s dulcimer player Jeno Isztvan Lisztes, pianist Kalman Cseki Jr, and bassist Laszlo Lisztes render Antonio VIVALDI’s The Four Seasons concertos in the Krakow National Museum's Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square, at 7:30 pm (free admission).
Poland's Rafal Sarnecki Quartet play jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9.30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Concert of carols features Poland’s pop singers Magda Steczkowska and Lidia Jazgar with her Galicja band plus the Krakow Young Philharmonics youth orchestra and choir, St. Joahn Paul Sanctuary choir, and Bochenski Chor Kameralny Salt Singers chamber choir in Kosciol sw. Brata Alberta church, os. Dywizjonu 303, at 7 pm (free admission).
December 30th, Friday: Concert of carols features France’s organist Karol Mossakowski and Poland’s Krakowski Chor Kameralny chamber choir in Kosciol Milosierdzia Bozego church, os. Na Wzgórzach 1A, at 7 pm (free admission).
Jazz concert KACZMARCZYK/SKOLIAS: RAY CHARLES DECONSTRUCTION features Krakow’s pianist Pawel Kaczmarczyk and vocalist Jorgos Skolias plus bassist Jakub Dworak and drummer Dawid Fortuna performing Ray Charles’ music in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Poland’s pop singer Magda Steczkowska sings carols in Sanktuarium Najswietszej Rodziny church, 1 Aleksandry street, at 7:30 pm (free admission).
December 31sth, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and Russia’s balalika virtuoso Andrej Gorbacev play music by Suppe, Bizet, Sousa, Dvorak, Gershwin, Strauss, and others in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
New Year's concert of operatic music starts in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 9:30 pm.
New Year’s Eve’s concert features Krakow’s accordionist Tomasz Drabina and violinist Mateusz Pliniewicz in the Centrum Kultury Zydowskiej culture centre, 17 Meiselsa street, 8 pm to 11 pm, followed by a reception with a glass of champagne.
Open-air dance party features DJ Charlie and XXANAXX electronica act in Rynek Glowny central square at 10:30 pm.

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January 2017 entertainment events in Krakow.

January 1st, Sunday, New Year: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and Russia’s balalika virtuoso Andrej Gorbacev play music by Suppe, Bizet, Sousa, Dvorak, Gershwin, Strauss, and others in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 3 pm and again at 7 pm.
Poland’s baritone Stanisław Kufluk and Kamerata Krakowska chamber orchestra perform music the Strauss family’s music in the Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackiego theater, 1 Swietego Ducha square, at 4:30 pm (admission 125 PLN).
January 2nd, Monday: New Year's concert of operatic music starts in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm.
Concert for tourists called Krakow Christmas Music features Royal Chamber Orchestra string quartet playing Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock,  Let It Snow,  O Holy Night,  Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Silent Night, Traditions of Christmas, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and What Child Is This plus A. Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 and selected parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker suite in "Royal Chamber Orchestra Hall", 14 Slawkowska street, at 5 pm (admission 65 PLN).
January 6th, Friday: Concert of carols features Krakow's opera singers, children choir, and chamber orchestra in the Wieliczka Salt Mine's Chapel of Saint Kinga at 6 pm.
USA’s singer and pianist Karen Edwards plus jazz ensemble perform gospel songs in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
January 7th, Saturday: Concert of operatic music features Krakow's opera singers and orchestra in the Wieliczka Salt Mine's Komora Warszawa underground chamber at 6 pm.
New York's Metropolitan Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's 'Nabucco' is transmitted live in Kijow. Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego, at 6:45 pm (admission 45 PLN).
USA’s singer and pianist Karen Edwards plus jazz ensemble perform gospel songs in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
January 8th, Sunday: Classical music concert features China’s violinist Zen Hu and Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia chamber orchestra in the Jgiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum, 35 Krupnicza street, at 6 pm.
Concert of operatic music features Krakow's opera singers and orchestra in the Wieliczka Salt Mine's Komora Warszawa underground chamber at 6 pm.
January 12th, Thursday: Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Bat” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 13th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni Wit and Norway’s tuba soloist Oystein Baadsvik play music by Grieg, Sibelius, Vivaldi, Gounod, Arban, and Brahms in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Bat” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 14th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni Wit and Norway’s tuba soloist Oystein Baadsvik play music by Grieg, Sibelius, Vivaldi, Gounod, Arban, and Brahms in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Bat” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 15th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Bat” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 18th, Wednesday: France’s Le Poeme Harmonique early music ensemble with soloist singers soprano Claire Lefilliatre, tenors Hugues Primard and Serge Goubioud, and bass Emmanuel Vistorsky perform Le Carnaval Baroque show in the Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackiego theater, 1 Swietego Ducha square, at 7:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
January 19th, Thursday: Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am pm (admission 40 PLN)
January 20th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Poland’s soprano Olga Pasiecznik render Joseph Haydn’s symphonies nos. 6, 7, and 8 in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow's Capella Cracoviensis ensemble renders Philip Glass’s A Madrigal Opera in Aula bl. Jakuba concert hall of the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 21st, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Poland’s soprano Olga Pasiecznik render Joseph Haydn’s symphonies nos. 6, 7, and 8 in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
New York's Metropolitan Opera production of Charles Gounod's 'Romeo et Juliette' is transmitted live in Kijow. Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego, at 6:45 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Krakow's Capella Cracoviensis ensemble renders Philip Glass’s A Madrigal Opera in Aula bl. Jakuba concert hall of the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Concert of operatic music features Krakow's opera singers and orchestra in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 200 PLN)
January 22nd, Sunday: Krakow's Capella Cracoviensis ensemble renders Philip Glass’s A Madrigal Opera in Aula bl. Jakuba concert hall of the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 24th, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am pm (admission 40 PLN)
January 25th, Wednesday: Chamber music concert features Poland’s saxophonist Ryszard Zoledziewski and Sweden’s pianist Carl Petersson playing music by Mozart, Debussy, Milhaud, Perrin, and Godowski in the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Novum, 24 Golebia street at Planty gardens, at 7 pm (admission 30 PLN).
January 26th, Thursday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra plus Poland’s soprano Joanna Trafas and tenor Michal Musiol perform music by Strauss, Bernstein, Kalman, Lehar, Offenbach, Schoenberg, Webber, Wildhorn, and Jacobs in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Austria’s mezzo-soprano Michaela Selinger sings Alban Berg’s 7 Fruhe Lieder plus songs by Claude Debussy and Johannes Brahms in the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Novum, 24 Golebia street at Planty gardens, at 6 pm (admission 120 PLN).
January 27th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra plus Poland’s soprano Joanna Trafas and tenor Michal Musiol perform music by Strauss, Bernstein, Kalman, Lehar, Offenbach, Schoenberg, Webber, Wildhorn, and Jacobs in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Gypsy Baron” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
Russia’s soprano Julia Lezhneva, Austria’s countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic, Marocco’s soprano Hasnaa Bennani, Russia’s soprano Dilyara Idrisova, and Greece’s mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi plus Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble render Nicola Porpora’s opera Germanico in Germania in the Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackiego theater, 1 Swietego Ducha square, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
January 28th, Saturday: Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Gypsy Baron” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 29th, Sunday: UK’s baritone Peter Harvey sings Franz Schubert’s Winterreise in the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Novum, 24 Golebia street at Planty gardens, at 6 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Johann Strauss’s “The Gypsy Baron” operetta in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)
January 31st, Tuesday: Poland’s sopranos Natalia Kawalek and Malgorzata Rodek, baritone Sebastian Szumski, and tenor Jakub Pawlik plus Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble render Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Halka opera in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).

Events in Krakow in February 2017 and beyond

Some Worthwhile Temporary Exhibitions in Krakow

RODIN / DUNIKOWSKI. VISIONS OF WOMEN

76 sculptures, paintings, and drawings – each and every depicting women – illustrate the art of two great sculptors, France’s Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Poland’s Xawery Dunikowski (1875-1964), all differences between them notwithstanding.
The Krakow National Museum's Szolayski House at 9 Plac Szczepanski square and Szcvzepanska street from October 8th, 2016 to January 15th, 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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Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine
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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