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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:
James Wan's "Furious 7" with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson. Mike Flanagan's "Oculus" with Karen Gillian, Brenton Thwates, and Rory Cochrane. Richard Glatzer's and Wash Westermoreland "Still Alice" with Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Robert Schwentke’s "Insurgent" with Shailene Eoodley, Theo James, and Miles Teller. Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Sam Taylor-Johnson’s "Fifty Shades of Grey” with Jamie Doman, Dakota Johnson, and Jennifer Ehle. Glen Ficara’s "Focus" with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Adrian Martinez. 
British/American: Ava DuVarnay’s "Selma" with David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Tom Wilkinson. 
French: Jean-Charles HUe's "Mange tes morts" with Jason Dorkel, Frederic Dorkel, and Moise Dorkel. 
Polish: Grzegorz Krolikiewicz’s "Sasiady" with Marek Dyjak, Katarzyna Herman, and Jacek Poniedzialek. Malgorzata Szumowska’s "Body/Cialo" with Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, and Justyna Suwala.   

Krakow events

Krakow Events in April 2015.

/Further below please find Krakow's selected events in May 2015/

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

April 26th, Sunday: Poland's organist Witold Zalewski plays music by F. Mendelssohn in the Wawel Cathedral at 6:30 pm (free admission).
Germany's organist Bernhard Leonardy gives a recital in the Bazylika Najswietszego Serca Pana Jezusa (oo. Jezuitow)church, 26 Kopernika street, at 7 pm (free admission).
A classical concert features pianists Anna Wielgus, Ewa Baranowska, Anita Winiarska, Lukasz Stanislawczyk, Mateusz Krystian, Sarah Wursten, Karolina Krupa and Julia Kukuczka in Aula Florianka, 8 Basztowa street, at noon.
A classical concert features pianists Krzysztof Augustyn, Klaudia Straczek, Mateusz Kurcab, Edwin Szetela, Weronika Krowka, Potr Kowal, Aleksandra Bista, Michal Chrobak, Klaudia Straczek and Mikolaj Winiarski in Aula Florianka, 8 Basztowa street, at 7 pm.
Poland's soprano Edyta Piasecka plus the Obligato Strauss Orchestra perform music by D. Shostakovich, A. Khachaturian, P. Tchaikovsky, J. Strauss and W. Kilar in the Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego theatre, 1 sw. Ducha square, at 6 pm (admission 140 PLN).
Jazz concert features UK’s vocalist and poet Anthony Joseph, Poland’s saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk and bassist Robert Kubiszyn, USA’s drummer John B. Arnold, and Brasils’s guitarist Nelson Veras in Scena Sztuka playhouse, 6 sw. Jana street, at 8 pm followed by a jam session(admission 50 PLN).
France's Afro-soul singer Nadia Mladjao, aka Imany, sings in Auditorium Maximum UJ, 35 Krupnicza street, at 6:30 pm (admission 150 PLN).
Poland's bands KSU, Bunkier, and Leniwiec, perform punk rock in Fabryka club, Zablocie street, at 6 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Poland's singer-songwriter Arkadiusz Glensk, aka Fismoll, performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Poland's Pilichowski Band perform in Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Poland's vocalist Michal Lanuszka sings Leonard Cohen's songs in Drukarnia Jazz Club, 1 Nadwislanska street, at 8 pm (admission 35 PLN).
Poland's folk-rock band, Golec uOrkiestra, Sound'n'Grace choir, pop rock band Pectus, rock vocalist Marek Piekarczyk, veteran crooner Zbigniew Wodecki, singing actors Janusz Radek, Grzegorz Mielczarek, Janusz Krucinski, Dorota Segda, Agnieszka Chrzanowska, opera and pop singer Andrzej Lampert, singer-songwriter and pianist Sylwia Grzeszczak, and pop singer Ania Wyszkoni plus orchestra perform on Rynek Glowny central square, at 8:30 pm.
Poland's singing actress Monika Wegiel gives a recital in the Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego theatre, 1 sw. Ducha square, at 3:45 pm (admission 60 PLN).
April 27th, Monday: Poland’s PeGaPoFo jazz quartet play in Scena Sztuka playhouse, 6 sw. Jana street, at 8 pm followed by a jam session (admission 20 PLN).
USA's heavy metal band, Red Fang, performs in Fabryka club, 23 Zablocie street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
April 28th, Tuesday: Switzerland's' organist Olivier Eisenmann gives a recital in the Bazylika Najswietszego Serca Pana Jezusa (oo. Jezuitow)church, 26 Kopernika street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Norway and Sweden's jazz band, Atomic, performs in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Poland’s NSI  Quartet play jazz in Scena Sztuka playhouse, 6 sw. Jana street, at 8 pm followed by a jam session (admission 20 PLN).
Poland's Wovoka band performs in Piekny Pies club, 9 Bozego Ciala street, at 8 pm.
April 29th, Wednesday: Krakow Philharmonic Choir with conductor Gary Graden render Johann Sebastian Bach’s Der Geist hilft unser Schwachehit auf, Anders Hillborg’s Muoaiyioum, Michael Waldenby’s Hominis dies, Hans Schanderl’sTraumtanze, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Die erste Elegie, Ingvar Lidholm’s a riveder le stelle, Bo Hansson’s Lighten mine eyes in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7.30 pm.
Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis  plays  Beethoven’s septet in E sharp major in the Franciscan monastery, Franciszkanska street and Planty gardens, at 11 am.
April 30th, Thursday: Poland's organist Marek Stefanski and panpipes player Dumitru Harea play in the Bazylika Najswietszego Serca Pana Jezusa (oo. Jezuitow)church, 26 Kopernika street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Poland's Teatr Tanca DF company of dancers perform Jacek Owczarek's "Cialo Limbiczne" in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Students of the Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Teatralna m. Ludwika Solskiego drama school give a graduation performance of Jens van Daele's "Working Title Ego" in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).

  • Concerts of classical music for tourists take place every day in Kosciol Sw. Wojciecha church on the Rynek Glowny central square and Kosciol Sw. Sw. Piotra i Pawla church, 52 Grodzka street, at 7 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. respectively. 

  • Concerts of Chopin's music for tourists take place in Dom Polonii at 15 Grodzka street on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 

May 2015 entertainment events in Krakow.

May 1st, Friday, May Day: Krakow's singing actress Ewa Wnukowa gives a recital in Piwnica Pod Baranami club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square, at 8 pm.
Poland's Teatr Tanca Zawirowania company of dancers performs Nadar Rosano's "Out in the Line Up" in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Spain's dancer Laura Aris Alvarez performs her own "Open Wound" dance show in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN)
May 2nd, Saturday:
Krakow’s quintet, Orkiestra Miasta Krakowa, play Corelli’s Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9, Morricone’s Once Upon a Time in America, Bach’s Brandenburg concerto no. 3, Arlen’s Over the Rainbow, Piazzolla’s Oblivion, Mozart’s Divertimento no. 3, Morricone’s The Mission, Gardel’s Por una cabeza, Schnittke’s Polka, Williams’s Schindler’s List theme, and Vivaldi’s Winter - in the Old Synagogue, 24 Szeroka street, at 6 pm (admission 60 PLN).
May 3rd, Sunday, Constitution Day:
Poland's organist Andrzej Chorosinski gives a recital in the Bazylika Najswietszego Serca Pana Jezusa (oo. Jezuitow)church, 26 Kopernika street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 4th, Monday:
USA's independent rock band, Screaming Females, performs in Re club, 4 sw. Krzyza street, at 8 pm.
May 6th, Wednesday:
Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis plays music for trumpets and strings in the Franciscan monastery, Franciszkanska street and Planty gardens, at 11 am.
USA's band, Agnostic Front, performs hardcore punk and crossover thrash music in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
May 8th, Friday:
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Canada’s pianist Louis Lortie render Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin suite op. 34, Camille Saint-Saens’s piano concerto no. 5 in F major op. 103 ‘Egyptian’, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7.30 pm.
Poland's jazz ensemble, Pink Freud, plays in Fabryka club, 23 Zablocie street, at 9 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Steven Markwick's 'Little Lord' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am and again at 5:30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
May 9th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Canada’s pianist Louis Lortie render Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin suite op. 34, Camille Saint-Saens’s piano concerto no. 5 in F major op. 103 ‘Egyptian’, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Italy's tenor and actor Pino de Vittorio sings Italian songs in Tyniec Abbey, 37 Benedyktynska street, at 4 pm (admission 20 PLN).
Poland's jazz pianist Leszek Mozdzer, Sweden's double bass player and cellist Lars Danielsson, Israel's percussionist Zohar Fresco plus Atom String Qaurtet play in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission 180 PLN).
Germany's pianist and composer Nils Frahm plays in the Teatr Laznia Nowa theatre, 25 os. Szkolne, at 8 pm (admission 80 PLN).
Krakow's singer-songwriter Mariollo Cabaretti performs in the Teatr Barakah theatre, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (admission 10 PLN).
Krakow's Legend of Kazimierz band performs world music in the Zydowskie Muzeum Galicja museum, 18 Dajwor street, at 7 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Steven Markwick's 'Little Lord' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 60 PLN).
May 10th, Sunday: Poland's singing actress Agnieszka Chrzanowska gives a recital in Pracownia Pod Baranami club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square, at 8 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Steven Markwick's 'Little Lord' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 60 PLN).
May 12th, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces its children's show, 'The Forest Book', in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 10 am and again at noon (admission 25 PLN).
May 13th, Wednesday: Poland’s violinist Bartosz Woroch and UK’s pianist Caroline Palmer play Karol Szymanowski’s Myths op. 30 and Richard Strauss’s sonata in E sharp major op. 18 in the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Novum, 24 Golebia street at Planty gardens, at 7 pm.
Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis and soloist singers render highlights of Handel’s Sosarme opera in the Franciscan monastery, Franciszkanska street and Planty gardens, at 11 am.
May 14th, Thursday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis and soloist singers render Handel’s Sosarme opera in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 7 pm.
Poland's soprano Grazyna Brodzinska and baritone Milosz Galaj plus the Young Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Tomasz Chmiel perform the most beautiful opera and operetta arias, musical and film music hits, music by D. Shostakovich, I. Kalman and F. Lehar in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 95 PLN).
Finland's Sonata Arctica and Germany's Freedom Call perform power metal in Fabryka club, 23 Zablocie street, at 7 pm (admission 100 PLN).
May 16th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Norichika  Iimori plus Poland’s violist Elzbieta Gromada render Maurice Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales, Gia Kanczeli’s Styx, and Claude Debussy’s La Mer  in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
May 19th, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces its children's show, 'The Forest Book', in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 10 am and again at noon (admission 25 PLN).
May 20th, Wednesday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis plays music by Kleczynski and Mozart in the Franciscan monastery, Franciszkanska street and Planty gardens, at 11 am.
May 22nd, Friday: Krakow Opera Company produces Arrigo Boito's 'Mefistofele' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 23rd, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor JoAnn Falletta plus Poland’s violinist Ewelina Nowicka render Mieczyslaw Karlowicz’s Bianca da Molena, Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s piano concerto, Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
May 24th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Arrigo Boito's 'Mefistofele' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 27th, Wednesday: Concert Video Game Show: Critical Hit features musical themes from computer games performed by flutist Sara Andon, Jason Hayes, cellist Tina Guo, violinist Caroline Campbell, drummer Kevin Dooley, pianist Salome Scheidegger, guitarist Aleksander Milwiw-Baron, bassist Natalia Brzozowska in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego, at 8 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 28th, Thursday: Concert Scoring4Wajda features Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra with conductor Alexander Liebreich playing cinematic scores by Poland’s composers Wojciech Kilar, Krzysztof Penderecki, Zygmunt Konieczny, Krzysztof Komeda, Pawel Mykietyn, and Andrzej Korzynski in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Concert alterFMF: Jacaszek features Poland’s Michal Jacaszek with his band performing cinematic scores in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 10 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 29th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk plus organist Arkadiusz Bialic play Krzesimir Debski’s Concerto piccolo for strng orchestra, Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante op. 81, and Maurice Ravel’s La Valse and Bolero in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7.30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Concert Symphonic Shakespeare features Poland’s Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Krakow Filharmonic Choir, UK’s countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny and mezzo-soprano Melanie Pappenheim plus Switzerland’s Teese Matthias Gohl performing cinematic scores in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 10 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 30th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk and Krakow’s organist Arkadiusz Bialic render Krzesimir Debski’s Concerto piccolo for strng orchestra, Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante op. 81, and Maurice Ravel’s La Valse and Bolero in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra and Polish Radio Choir plus singers Norway’s Einar Selvik and Iceland’sHilda Orvarsdottir perform musical themes from blockbuster television serials in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow's Legend of Kazimierz band performs world music in the Zydowskie Muzeum Galicja museum, 18 Dajwor street, at 7 pm (admission 40 PLN).
May 31st, Sunday: Poland’s Bartosz Chajdecki and B.A.Ch Film Ensemble perform the musical score live accompanied by screening of “Bogowie” movie in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street, at 3 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Star Trek Live in Concert
features Poland’s AUKSO Orchestra plus Pro Musica Mundi choir performing the music score accompanied by the movie screening in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (admission 120 PLN).

Events in Krakow in June 2015 and beyond

Some Worthwhile Temporary Exhibitions in Krakow

In the Space of the Dragon. Chinese Art from the Collections of the National Museum in Krakow.

Some 400 exhibits showing China's art and handcrafts from the Han Dynasty, year 200 BC to the Quing Dynasty (from 1644 to 1911).
National Museum in Krakow, the Main Hall at 1, 3 Maja street, from February 19th, 2015.


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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