What to do in Krakow: 8-13 May 2017

Children run under a huge pride flag at the 2016 Krakow Equality March
Children run under a huge pride flag at the 2016 Krakow Equality March

May 8-11, 2017

8th LGBT Film Festival
WHERE: Kino Pod Baranami, Rynek Główny 27

May is the month dedicated to cinema in Krakow! This week, the 8th LGBT Film Festival organized by Kino Pod Baranami will take place, with an interesting selection of the best Polish and international movies from the last years concerning the LGBT community and their daily struggles in contemporary society.

Prices: 20 zł (regular), 15 zł (discount)

With English subtitles.

May 10, 2017

Shabbat Values in Everyday Life: Lecture by Rabbi G. Schlesinger
WHERE: Cheder, Ul. Józefa 36
WHEN: 7 – 9 PM

Cheder is well-known in Krakow – especially in Kazimierz – for its traditional Shabbat breakfasts and dinners. This time, together with the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, they invite us all for a discussion with Rabbi George Schlesinger on the importance and significance of Shabbat.

Rabbi Schlesinger, coming from California, served as a Conservative congregational rabbi for the last 40 years. Now retired, he continues to serve the Jewish community as a volunteer. He will be working for one month with the JCC, Galicia Jewish Museum, Jewish Culture Festival, and the Jewish Studies department at Jagiellonian University giving public lectures and working with the members of various organizations in Krakow.

In English. Free admission.

Opening of the exhibition “Keep away from children” – Meeting with the artist Michal Nachmany
WHERE: JCC Krakow, Ul. Miodowa 24
WHEN: 8 – 9 PM

Using different techniques – acrylic painting, printmaking, collage – Michal Nachmany, a New York based self-taught artist with Polish origins, bring us to a journey between the past and the present. Her paintings, mostly composed of collages made of Jewish, Israeli, and American letters, postcards, legal documents, photos, and other memorabilia, are a window for untold stories from the past.

The artist will be present during the exhibition.

In English. Free admission.


May 13, 2017

Marsz Równości \ Equality March
WHERE: Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Al. 3 Maja 1
WHEN: 3 – 6 PM

The 13th Equality March, starting at Muzeum Narodowe, will march through the city, in a celebration of diversity and human rights. In a moment of history where these basic values seem to be neglected, everybody is invited to show their support taking part in this march!

Noc Lyncha\ Lynch Night – David Lynch’s Movie Marathon
WHERE: Kino Pod Baranami, Rynek Główny 27
WHEN: from 9:15 PM

‘Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.’

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997) and more than two hours of Lynch’s short films are going to be screened for this marathon in Kino Pod Baranami.

Prices: 40 zl (regular), 36 zl (discount)

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8 thoughts on “What to do in Krakow: 8-13 May 2017

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    guys, do not be fooled. These advertised events are extremely liberal and do not reflect the opinion of 99.9% of the polish population. save yourself some time and take your pride to a west european country. please do not pollute poland with this garbage!

    • May 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

      If it has nothing to do with you, why does it bother you? Just don’t go like i do, its none of my business what they or what you do. Just as its none of your business what i do either.

    • May 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Hi ‘Shlomo’ – Poland was in fact the first country in the world to recognise the equal rights of gay people in its constitution (under Marszałek Piłsudski, indeed), so all we are doing is ensuring that this oldest Polish tradition is once again enshrined in law, just as the father of modern Poland intended.

    • May 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      The beliefs/opinions expressed in your post indicate the very need for equality events in Krakow

    • May 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Hmm. It appears from your English that you are not even Polish. The message sounds more like Nazi dogma.

      • May 10, 2017 at 11:23 pm

        Thank you for such an insightful response sweetie. If by nazi dogma you mean ‘anybody who disagrees with the left-wing narrative’ then yes, you are right. PS, doesn’t insulting a Jew by calling him a nazi qualify as anti-semitism? Or equality only applies when you want it to. Thanks darling, kisses.

    • May 11, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      by polish population you mean the bald subhuman trash in tracksuits pretending to be patriotic? :V

  • June 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Shut up ‘Shlomo’ (idiota przemyslaw)!
    You know that only jews can save the whole of world by save them self’s. This is ‘tikkun olam’
    And you knows i use kabbala to help my life and is why I have sucess and you live in forest!


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