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Krakow Events in May 2020.

/Further below please find Krakow's selected events in June 2020/

 

Krakow alert:   As a precaution against coronavirus foreigners cannot enter Poland. All nightspots, theaters, cinemas, music venues and most tourist attractions closed. Events cancelled. Social distancing and face covering is mandatory

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

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May 6th, Wednesday: Poland’s viola da gamba player Mateusz Kowalski and lutenist Jakub Mitrik play suite in D minor from the 1660 Krakow Manuscript, Jacques Dubuisson’s Fantaisie, Nicolas Hotman’s Ballet, Marin Marais’s Pieces de viole Livre 2, Angelo Michele Bartolotti’s suite in G major, Louis de Caix d’Hervelois’s Pieces de viole Livre 1, Marin Marais’s Pieces de viole Livre 4, Antoine Forqueray’s Pieces de viole Livre 1     Chaconne La Buisson in the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Novum, 24 Golebia street at Planty gardens, at 7 pm.
May 8th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am.
May 9th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm.
May 10th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm.
May 15th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 17th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 22nd, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe plus oboist Mariusz Pedzialek render Charles Ives’s Unanswered Question, Zygmunt Konieczny’s oboe concerto, and Gustav Mahler’s symphony no. 5 in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces W.A. Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" comic opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 24th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces W.A. Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" comic opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 25th, Monday:
Canada’s pop diva Celine Dion performs - COURAGE WORLD TOUR - in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street.
May 29th, Friday: Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
May 30th, Saturday: Poland’s violinist Paweł Wajrak, percussionist Kamil Radzimowski with ensemble, and Haba Percussion Group perform Lou Harrison’s concerto for violin and percussion orchestra, Szczepan Tesarowicz’s premiere composition, and Kamil Radzimowski’s pieces in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm.
May 31st, Sunday: Concert of classical music features China’s organist and harpsichordist Nengi Chen in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).

June 2020 entertainment events in Krakow.

June 5th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and Cracow Guitar Quartet render Mikhail Glinka’s Jota aragonesa no. 1, Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz, Maurice Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso, Nikolai Rimsk-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol op. 34, and Maurice Ravel’s Bolero in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7:30 pm.
June 15th, Monday: Israel’s cellist Mischa Maisky plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
June 28th, Sunday:
Concert of classical music features Poland’s Luteduo of lutenists Anton Birula and Anna Kowalska in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
June 30th, Tuesday: USA’s rock band, System of a Down, performs heavy metal in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6 pm (admission 499 PLN). .

Events in Krakow in June 2020 and beyond


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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