Enjoy a Great Weekend of Czech Heritage
TCHCC will celebrate Slavnost ‘May Fest’ on the third Sunday of May. The weekend events begin on Saturday afternoon, May 19, with the re-opening dedication of the Velehrad SPJST Lodge #19 that was recently moved in to the Czech Village at TCHCC. The dedication ceremony will begin at 4 PM and feature an early 1900s-era dedication ceremony featuring Round Top Brass Band and Model A-style autos. The dedication will follow with tours of the newly refurbished building, and an amazing raffle.
It’s another great night under the stars! On Saturday evening, The Stand-In (Záskok) will be performed from 7-9 PM at the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater in the TCHCC Complex. Záskok, written by Ladislav Smoljak and Zdeněk Svěrák, premiered in the Czech Republic in March 1994. It is a comedy set in 1910 about a small troupe of actors who find themselves short of company members. To allow the show to go on, they call in the famous Czech actor Karel Infeld Prachensky to perform one of the parts. However, the show becomes disastrous when the famous actor forgets his lines, causing chaos to ensue. The beginning of the play sets up the belief that Jara Cimrman, a fictional Czech personality, wrote the play being watched.
“It is a real honor to take this beloved piece and to shepherd it onto the international stage.” – Brian Caspe, Actor in the Cimrman English Theatre. With the first visit to the United States, The Stand-In was performed at distinguished establishments such as the Bohemian National Hall in New York City on April 19 and 22, 2017 and later at the Czech Embassy in Washington, D.C. This truly will be a wonderful evening overlooking the Colorado River Valley. Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 night of the event. Watch our site for info on pre-sale orders.
The annual Slavnost ‘May Fest’ and Tribute to the Immigrants to Texas will be held on Sunday, May 20. The day will begin with music in the Koliba Foyer at 9 AM along with Svačina. The Tribute to the Immigrants to Texas ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM. The ceremony recognizes the families whose Czech ancestors immigrated to Texas. A delicious fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings will be served in the Hanslik Hall beginning at 11:30 AM. Plenty of Czech style desserts will also be available along with refreshing beverages of all kinds.
Music on the deck of the TCHCC will featured the Travelers Orchestra of Columbus, TX from 12-3 PM. 3:30-6:30 PM, there will be a special performance by the Eva Adams Czech Ensemble from the Czech Republic, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Czechoslovakia. A dance floor has been added for all our dancing patrons.
The Czech Village and Museums will be open for touring, and other activities include a hay ride, raffle drawing, May Pole Dance, door prizes, Country Store, Pastry Shop, saw mill demonstration, and much more. Item donations for the Country Store and Pastry Shop are welcomed. Help with genealogy research will be available in the Melnar Library and the TCHCC Kopecky Gift Shop has a new stock of items great for gifts for any occasion for everyone.
Enjoy special rate at Best Western La Grange Saturday night, May 19. Ask for the TCHCC block when calling 979-968-6800.