Krakow Events

Cracovians often liken their city to a big village, and in many respects this is true. However, although the scale and character of Cracow are intimate, culturally, there seems to be more going on here than in many other bigger European cities. Perhaps this isn't surprising given Cracow's long-standing reputation as the country's cultural capital. It certainly is rich in the arts, with more museums and music venues than you could possibly hope to visit on a short trip. Whilst the sheer variety may seem a little overwhelming to the outsider, we hope that our events calendar gets you off on the right foot.

To begin with, Cracow plays host to an array of festivals throughout the year, including film, classical music and photography, as well as the internationally famous Festival of Jewish Culture. There are plenty of treats in store then, not forgetting numerous one-off events, from retrospectives of great artists to Klezmer concerts through to evenings of experimental drum and bass in old medieval cellars - there's certainly something to suit all tastes.

Cracow is riddled with marvelous old cellars, and in recent years they have enjoyed something of a renaissance, playing host to exhibitions, jazz concerts and experimental drama. More often than not these places double up as bars and cafes, offering a quintessentially Cracovian experience that's not be missed. To kick things off, we have opened a calendar that focuses on one-off cultural events. These include concerts and theatre plays as well as pickings from the weird and wonderful world of Cracow's nightlife (only of the savoury variety of course...!)

Also worth bearing in mind are exhibitions. Although the openings of exhibitions can be found in the events calendar, we will also be highlighting long-running events here on the Events homepage. Cracow sees some of the best exhibitions in the country, and the city can draw some marvelous surprises from the vast resources of the National Museum, not to mention the collections of the Royal Castle at Wawel. There is always something that's worth catching in town, be it a small photography exhibition in a cafe or a grand museum retrospective of a legendary artist.

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Tik Tu (Ukraine)

Tik Tu (Ukraine)

Nov 19th 2017 Concert

Tik Tu is an Indian rock group from Ternopil joining in both folk and more…

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Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @ MOCAK

Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @ MOCAK

Nov 19th 2017 Festival

As every year we invite you to MOCAK for our participation in the Museums of Krakow…

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Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @MNK

Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @MNK

Nov 19th 2017 Festival

On the penultimate November of November we invite you to visit the temporary…

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Alameda Duo

Alameda Duo

Nov 27th 2017 Concert Plac Szczepański 3, 31-011 Kraków, Poland

For the first time in Krakow will play the youngest of Alamed. Alameda 2. Alameda…

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Ørganek

Ørganek

Nov 26th 2017 Concert ul. Budryka 4

The ØRGANEK formation was launched in 2013 on the initiative of its leader…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Nov 26th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Evening storytelling for dreamers: a meeting with Julia Ain-Krupa

Evening storytelling for dreamers: a meeting with Julia Ain-Krupa

Nov 26th 2017 Other

Join us for a reading from Julia Ain-Krupa's new O_KAZ story, “The Painted…

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NIC #08

NIC #08

Nov 25th 2017 Concert

● Astma live ●https://soundcloud.com/astmadoom● AUREBORD live ●Wspo

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Evening for Puszcza Bialowieska

Evening for Puszcza Bialowieska

Nov 25th 2017 Other ul. Stolarska 6/9,

Puszcza Białowieska (Białowieża Forest), on the border of Poland and Belarus, is…

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Session With Swiss Embassy In Poland | Zurkow Festival

Session With Swiss Embassy In Poland | Zurkow Festival

Nov 25th 2017 Festival

Find out how Switzerland and Poland collaborate on the Enterprise level and how the…

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Traditional Mayan KAKAO Ceremony

Traditional Mayan KAKAO Ceremony

Nov 25th 2017 Festival Staniątki 58, 32-005 Niepołomice

Traditional Mayan KAKAO Ceremony  Iximché and Cocoa are sacred Mayan…

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Closing Event | Zurkow Festival

Closing Event | Zurkow Festival

Nov 25th 2017 Festival

The closing event of the Zurkow StartUp & Live Music Festival reviews the events…

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Open Mic Pitching Battle | Zurkow Festival

Open Mic Pitching Battle | Zurkow Festival

Nov 25th 2017 Festival

The audience is the judgeAnyone can come on stage and pitch their StartUp idea to…

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Meeting in the studio of Michał Sroka

Meeting in the studio of Michał Sroka

Nov 24th 2017 Exhibition

We invite you to take part in the cyclical tour of studios of artists'…

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Bracia Figo Fagot

Bracia Figo Fagot

Nov 24th 2017 Concert Klub Studio, ul. Budryka 4

24.11.2017 / godz. 20:00 / drzwi 19:00 Klub Studio, ul. Budryka 4 bilety: 45 zł -…

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Meetup With Smogathon Global Finalists - Zurkow Festival

Meetup With Smogathon Global Finalists - Zurkow Festival

Nov 24th 2017 Festival

Join us for this special Zurkow Festival session and meet the best air…

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The Dumplings Orkiestra

The Dumplings Orkiestra

Nov 23rd 2017 Concert Budryka 4, Kraków, 30-072 Kraków, Poland

After this year's debut on Opener's main stage, The Dumplings team is set to tour in…

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Keep It Low: Surf Nazis Must Die // Nuke 'Em High

Keep It Low: Surf Nazis Must Die // Nuke 'Em High

Nov 23rd 2017 Concert

It's cold oustide. How about some warmer trip?Last time we travelled to Mumbai, now…

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Omgkrk Academy #6: Connecting Zurich & KRK Startup Communities

Omgkrk Academy #6: Connecting Zurich & KRK Startup Communities

Nov 23rd 2017 Festival

The 6th session of OMGKRK Academy is all about 'International Collaboration' and…

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Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo

Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo

Nov 23rd 2017 Concert

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are not newcomers, nor are they John Lee Hooker or…

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The Florida Project (Pre-premiere screening)

The Florida Project (Pre-premiere screening)

Nov 23rd 2017 Film

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a…

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Zurkow StartUp & Live Music Festival

Zurkow StartUp & Live Music Festival

Nov 23rd 2017 - Nov 26th 2017 Festival Szpitalna 1

The Zurkow StartUp Festival connects the vibrant StartUp communities of Zurich and…

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HAPPY END (dir. Michael Haneke) - pre-release screening

HAPPY END (dir. Michael Haneke) - pre-release screening

Nov 22nd 2017 Film

HAPPY END (directed by Michael Haneke) - pre-release show ☛ Wednesday, 22 November…

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TEDxKazimierz Open meetup for TED and TEDx fans

TEDxKazimierz Open meetup for TED and TEDx fans

Nov 22nd 2017 Other ul. Miodowa 51a

Our monthly meeutps are an important part of how TEDxKazimierz builds community…

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David Lynch: The Art Life Special Screening

David Lynch: The Art Life Special Screening

Nov 21st 2017 Film

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE (directed by Jon Nguyen) special show // special…

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24th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2017

24th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2017

Nov 21st 2017 - Nov 26th 2017 Festival

The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, organized in Kraków since…

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Ongoing

Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @ MOCAK

Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @ MOCAK

Nov 19th 2017 Festival

As every year we invite you to MOCAK for our participation in the Museums of Krakow…

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Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @MNK

Museums of Krakow Open Door Day @MNK

Nov 19th 2017 Festival

On the penultimate November of November we invite you to visit the temporary…

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Tik Tu (Ukraine)

Tik Tu (Ukraine)

Nov 19th 2017 Concert

Tik Tu is an Indian rock group from Ternopil joining in both folk and more…

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2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

Nov 18th 2017 - Nov 30th 2018 Opera

The Krakow Opera, established in 1954, has been proving its importance from season…

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Educational meetings for young people

Educational meetings for young people

Nov 18th 2017 - Dec 10th 2017 Other

As in previous years, so also in the new season 2017/18 Krakow Opera, in addition to…

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COURSES Playing on Gongs-Massage Sounds and Healing Geniuses

COURSES Playing on Gongs-Massage Sounds and Healing Geniuses

Nov 18th 2017 - Nov 19th 2017 Other Staniątki 58, 32-005 Niepołomice

Gong playing courses "Sound Massage and Healing Ganams" is a very intensive course…

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Audio Art Festival

Audio Art Festival

Nov 17th 2017 - Nov 26th 2017 Festival

25. Audio Art Festival  K r a k ó w  November 17 - 26 2017  

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II Birthday Szpitalna 1

II Birthday Szpitalna 1

Nov 15th 2017 - Nov 20th 2017 Festival

The club's second birthday will last from Tuesday to Sunday evening. We'll put our…

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Balkan Playground. Michał Korta

Balkan Playground. Michał Korta

Oct 25th 2017 - Dec 3rd 2017 Exhibition

The Balkans are a special place; with its diversity of cultures, religions, and…

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O_KAZ. Literature about Kazimierz, vol. 2

O_KAZ. Literature about Kazimierz, vol. 2

Oct 23rd 2017 - Nov 20th 2017 Other

Cheder presents the second edition of the project "O_KAZ. Literature of Kazimierz".…

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Epistemia - Ewelina Małysa

Epistemia - Ewelina Małysa

Oct 20th 2017 - Dec 20th 2017 Exhibition

The opening of this lithography exhibition will be held on 20 October (Friday) 2017…

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Artists from Krakow: Generation 1970–1979 / MOCAK

Artists from Krakow: Generation 1970–1979 / MOCAK

Oct 19th 2017 - Apr 1st 2018 Exhibition

Addressing the artistic legends of Krakow, a city which has been a magnet for…

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Nonsense Technologies / MOCAK

Nonsense Technologies / MOCAK

Oct 19th 2017 - Oct 20th 2018 Exhibition

Since 2015, Przemysław Jasielski and Rainer Prohaska have been working on their…

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Lagertheater / MOCAK

Lagertheater / MOCAK

Oct 19th 2017 - Jan 8th 2018 Exhibition

Between 1939 and 1945, in concentration camps and POW camps there was theatre. Much…

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New Trends in Art / MOCAK

New Trends in Art / MOCAK

Oct 19th 2017 - Mar 25th 2018 Exhibition

In the history of Polish art, Leon Chwistek has made his name as a trend setter. He…

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Play on Meanings / MOCAK

Play on Meanings / MOCAK

Oct 19th 2017 - Mar 25th 2018 Exhibition

The exhibition has been devised by Jarosław Kozłowski – who, until 2016, ran…

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12th Krakow Jazz Autumn

12th Krakow Jazz Autumn

Oct 9th 2017 - Dec 1st 2017 Festival

Krakow Jazz Autumn is a festival that is international in character. It has been…

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Poetry and Art on the Brink of Nazism / MOCAK

Poetry and Art on the Brink of Nazism / MOCAK

Oct 4th 2017 - Mar 25th 2018 Exhibition

Joachim Ringelnatz (1883–1934) is one of the classics of German poetry.…

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Standup Comedy Night in English! / Every Monday

Standup Comedy Night in English! / Every Monday

Jul 24th 2017 - Jul 24th 2018 Other Szewska 20, 31-009 Kraków

Every Monday at LostBar from 19:30 come to Standup Comedy in English!Different…

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Standup comedy in English (Every Wednesday)

Standup comedy in English (Every Wednesday)

Jul 19th 2017 - Jul 19th 2018 Other

Standup comedy in English every Wednesday night at Chicago Jazz!Performers:Ashley…

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Targ Pietruszkowy (Parsley Market)

Targ Pietruszkowy (Parsley Market)

Jul 12th 2017 - Jan 19th 2038 Fair Plac Niepodległości

The main mission behind non-profit organisation Targ Pietruszkowy farmers’…

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Hala Targowa Flea Market

Hala Targowa Flea Market

Jul 9th 2017 - Jan 19th 2038 Other

Hala Targowa means something different to everyone. It could be where you find the…

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Movies presented by Natives

Movies presented by Natives

Jul 6th 2017 - Dec 25th 2017 Film krakow

During this meeting a foreigner who lives or just stays in Kraków presents…

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Coin & Empire: From the Achaemenids to the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Coin & Empire: From the Achaemenids to the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Jun 29th 2017 - Apr 1st 2018 Exhibition

The Lydians, a people occupying western Anatolia, may have been the first to mint…

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A Woman’s Perspective. On the Acting of Antonina Hoffmann.

A Woman’s Perspective. On the Acting of Antonina Hoffmann.

Jun 29th 2017 - Feb 4th 2018 Exhibition

Exhibition about history The Cracovian Theater second half of 19th century shows in…

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Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

Jun 29th 2017 - Sep 24th 2020 Exhibition

A group of artworks situated in the area surrounding MOCAK refers to four subjects:…

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#dziedzictwo (#heritage)

#dziedzictwo (#heritage)

Jun 23rd 2017 - Jan 7th 2018 Exhibition

The exhibition #heritage at the National Museum in Krakow is a contribution to a…

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Lady with an Ermine- Leonardo Da Vinci

Lady with an Ermine- Leonardo Da Vinci

May 19th 2017 - May 17th 2020 Exhibition

This is surely one of life’s truly unique opportunities, to experience the…

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Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Mar 1st 2017 - Dec 15th 2017 Other Lipowa 3, 30-702 Kraków, Poland

Every hour at the Glass & Ceramics Centre on ul. Lipowa, Professional glass…

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Quiz Night @ TEA Time Brewpub

Quiz Night @ TEA Time Brewpub

Feb 20th 2017 - Dec 13th 2017 Other

Join us at T.E.A.TIME every Monday at 20:00pm for Quiz Night! The quiz is in English…

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The Bastion of Tradition

The Bastion of Tradition

Dec 22nd 2016 - Nov 30th 2030 Exhibition

The only footsteps of Jewish settlement in medieval Krakow are entries in city…

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Permanent Exhibition at Glass and Ceramics Centre

Permanent Exhibition at Glass and Ceramics Centre

Jun 12th 2014 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Lipowa 3

"Glass in Kraków. Industry and Art.1931-1998" exhibition presents the history…

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All Krakow

All Krakow "to-do's" at your fingertips

Jul 1st 2012 - Dec 31st 2020 Other Krakow

It's already proved a massive hit in Warsaw, thanks to local knowledge presented in…

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Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine

Jun 1st 2012 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Wawel Castle

Poland’s most valuable work of art, Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine, is…

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Jewish Culture All Year Round

Jewish Culture All Year Round

Apr 1st 2011 - Dec 31st 2020 Other Jewish Community Centre, ul. Miodowa 24

Every so often, a new place springs up in Krakow that sets itself apart from others.…

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Traces of Memory

Traces of Memory

Jan 18th 2011 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Galicia Museum, Ul. Dajwor 18

Photographs by the late Chris Schwarz and text by Professor Jonathan Webber are…

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In the Footsteps of Krakow's European Identity

In the Footsteps of Krakow's European Identity

Oct 2nd 2010 - Oct 3rd 2020 Exhibition Rynek Glowny

A space the size of a football pitch has been transformed into a subterranean museum…

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The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the Cloth Hall

The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the Cloth Hall

Sep 3rd 2010 - Oct 1st 2020 Exhibition The Cloth Hall, Rynek Glowny

Located in the Cloth Hall, the Krakow's oldest public gallery boasts a horde of…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Nov 30th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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BELTAINE (5 gigs tour – 15years on the stage)

BELTAINE (5 gigs tour – 15years on the stage)

Nov 30th 2017 Concert

Beltaine one of the most interesting world music groups from Poland. Their…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 1st 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Lviv on the 24th June 1937.City, architecture, modernism

Lviv on the 24th June 1937.City, architecture, modernism

Dec 1st 2017 - Apr 8th 2018 Exhibition

24 June 1937 was an ordinary day in Lviv, with a thousand events. The majority of…

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15th Krakow Mountain Festival

15th Krakow Mountain Festival

Dec 1st 2017 - Dec 3rd 2017 Festival ul. Rakowicka 27

 It is one of the most popular mountain events in Poland and one of the largest…

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FOAD FEST

FOAD FEST

Dec 1st 2017 - Dec 2nd 2017 Festival

Arkonahttps://www.facebook.com/arkonahordePandemoniumhttps://www.facebook.com/pandemo

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English Theatre Awards Poland (ETAP)

English Theatre Awards Poland (ETAP)

Dec 2nd 2017 Theatre ul. Berka Joselewicza 28

The "English Theatre Awards Poland" (ETAP) is Poland’s premiere English theatre…

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Hummus workshop for hummus-sapiens

Hummus workshop for hummus-sapiens

Dec 2nd 2017 Other Plac Nowy 7 1/2

Hummus or hommos? Who properly invented it - Biblical Jews or Levantine Arabs? Who…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 3rd 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Nordic Giants

Nordic Giants

Dec 6th 2017 Concert

December 5 - Warsaw, Clouds December 6 - Krakow, Beautiful Dog Nordic Giants is a…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 7th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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18th Silent Film Festival (18. Festiwal Filmu Niemego)

18th Silent Film Festival (18. Festiwal Filmu Niemego)

Dec 7th 2017 - Dec 10th 2017 Festival

Krakow is gearing up to host its 18th Silent Film Festival at Kino Pod Baranami and…

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Synestezje: Bovska, Piotr Zioła, Ralph Kaminski

Synestezje: Bovska, Piotr Zioła, Ralph Kaminski

Dec 8th 2017 Concert Synestezje: Bovska, Piotr Zioła, Ralph Kaminski

Synestezje: Bovska, Piotr Zioła, Ralph Kaminski Klub Studio, ul. Budryka 4 sta

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 8th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Dog Design Fair

Dog Design Fair

Dec 9th 2017 Fair Lipowa 7, 30-702 Kraków, Poland

  Krakwoof is pleased to invite you to the first fair of dog design in Cracow!

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 9th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Essence of the Woman

Essence of the Woman

Dec 9th 2017 Other

My Dear WomanI would like to invite you to a journey. The journey to YOURSELF…

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Synestezje: Fisz Emade Tworzywo, Laureat

Synestezje: Fisz Emade Tworzywo, Laureat

Dec 10th 2017 Concert Budryka 4, Kraków, 30-072 Kraków, Poland

 Fisz Emade has so far released 10 CDs in hip-hop design and they call…

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

Dec 10th 2017 Theatre

In autumn, you will see the musical of CHICAGO for the first time in Krakow. In…

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Träume pres. Vertical Spectrum

Träume pres. Vertical Spectrum

Dec 16th 2017 Concert

LINE UP: VERTICAL SPECTRUM [Tsunami, Nachtstrom Schallplatten] https://soundcloud.c

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Art & Food Bazar at Kiermash

Art & Food Bazar at Kiermash

Dec 17th 2017 Fair

We invite you to the Winter edition of Kiermash! Art & Food Bazaar is a cyclical…

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TEDxKazimierz Xmas Party

TEDxKazimierz Xmas Party

Dec 19th 2017 Festival

Christmas is getting closer. It's a wonderful time of the year :-)We would like to…

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WIELKA NOWOROCZNA GALA KONCERTOWA

WIELKA NOWOROCZNA GALA KONCERTOWA

Jan 13th 2018 Concert Al. Krasińskiego 34, Kraków

Big Band Krak with Bonjour String Quartet, are pleased to invite you to the Great…

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SnowFest Festival 2018

SnowFest Festival 2018

Feb 9th 2018 - Feb 10th 2018 Festival

The biggest festival of winter sports and music in Poland - SnowFest Festival - will…

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Misteria Paschalia 2018 [British Edition]

Misteria Paschalia 2018 [British Edition]

Mar 26th 2018 - Apr 2nd 2018 Festival

The Misteria Paschalia festival, a trademark of Kraków as a city of early…

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Vujaday Festival (Barbados)

Vujaday Festival (Barbados)

Apr 4th 2018 - Apr 8th 2018 Festival

Vujaday Trailer from Vujaday Music Festival on Vimeo. From April 4th-8th , 2018…

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Metallica

Metallica

Apr 28th 2018 Concert Stanisława Lema 7, 30-962 Kraków

Metallica will bring their WorldWired Tour to Poland next year.Tickets will go…

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XVI Harmony of the Cosmos 2018

XVI Harmony of the Cosmos 2018

Jun 21st 2018 - Jun 24th 2018 Festival

The Harmony of the Universe is before us! www.harmoniakosmosu.pl Zalew Sulistrowice-…

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