2015 is off to a great start! Here at the Czech Center Museum we introduced our newest exhibit, Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition and had a great turnout for the opening reception in January. Then we had a talk in February by author Theresa Parker, followed by a performance by the Lanier Middle School Polka Band, all in conjunction with the exhibit. We’ll have more events to highlight this exhibit before its last day on April 25 (which happens to be Zone 2 Museum Day!) so read on and make plans to join in the fun! We have big plans for March, starting with Free Movie Night in its new spot at 7:30pm every second Friday of the month: Friday, March 13: Free Movie Night Part III Doors open at 7:30pm, Movie at 8pm Movie Night at CCMH is a great place to socialize, relax, enjoy the cash bar and meet people from the community! Free popcorn makes our cozy third floor theater feel even more authentic. And quickly continuing with even more culture-packed events: Saturday, March 14: Czech Food Panel Time to be announced soon – Watch our website and Facebook for updates. Hear from Czech expats and Texas Czechs about the foods they grew up with and how these traditional dishes have played a part in their lives. Enjoy complimentary Czech sweets provided by CCMH Members and learn about a vibrant and important part of Texas culture. Free and open to the public as part of our exhibit Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition. Thursday, March 19: Yale Slavic Chorus 7:00 – 9:00pm Performance by Yale’s oldest all-women’s vocal ensemble. Celebrate Slavic music and traditional costumes! Get your tickets now ($10 each) here. Saturday, March 28, 2015:19th Annual Members and Friends Dinner with the Škampa Quartet Doors open at 5:30pm for drinks, socializing and a preview by the Škampa Quartet 6:30pm: Full concert performed by the Škampa Quartet 7:30pm: Dinner and time to meet the musicians Our annual social and fundraiser of beautiful music, drinks, dinner and good company! This year, the renowned Škampa Quartet is coming all the way from the Czech Republic to perform a program of Czech classical music. The Škampa Quartet has been described as “the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that has represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world for twenty five years.” We are thrilled to be their host in Houston! Many thanks to Dr. Thomas Sovik and Czech Educational Foundation of Texas, CEFT, for their support in bringing the Quartet to Texas. Please RSVP by March 21st, 2015. Join us for an unforgettable evening! Tickets (please call 713-528-2060 or email email@example.com): Individual Ticket: $75 Children 10 and under: $25 Underwriter Tables of 10: -Silver: $5,000 -Sponsor: $2,500 -Patron: $1,500 -Prestige: $1,000 Individual Underwriter: $600 Saturday, April 25: Zone 2 Museum Experience All Day at the Zone 2 Museums: Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Czech Center Museum Houston, DiverseWorks, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, and Lawndale Art Center. Check the Museum District site for a full schedule of events! (One of our activities is a live polka band and polka dancing lessons!) As always, check our Facebook page and website for frequent updates! And don’t forget, the Czech Center Museum Houston is available for venue rental for your special events – just call 713-528-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. See you soon!