Compact archive November 21, 2006

Student Design 2006

Until 26th November you still have a chance to see the best designs made by students of Czech secondary schools and universities in Design Centrum CR in Prague.

The exhibition shows art works made by students competing for the National Award for Student Design. There were 163 authors competing in three categories. The jury awarded 14 works as Good Student Design and 10 works for excellent Student Design. The main National Award was given to Ondrej Vaclavik for his Wireless Lamp.

Many creative and innovative works of arts are displayed in Design Centrum CR in Jungmannova 30 street. The exhibition is open from Monday till Friday from 10:00 to 18:00.


Zizkov Meets Jazz 2006

IV. festival Zizkov Meets Jazz will bring on stage of Akropolis Palace masters of jazz music. The festival is held on 24th and 25th November. In addition to the music festival visitors can join a tombola or watch the exhibition of motorbike veterans. Every visitor will get a cigar and a glass of bourbon for free.

On 24th November people can look forward to the performance of tenor saxophonist Ondrej Stveracek Quarted and the winner of several Academy of Popular music awards (in the category of the best singer) Dan Barta & Robert Balzar Trio.

On Sunday people can come to listen to the more and more popular Roma jazz group Conection or Jazz Efterratt who just returned from the tour with Andrea Bocelli.

Tickets are available in Akropolis Palace (Kubelíkova 1548/27 street) for 250 CZK for standing or 350 CZK for sitting on the balcony.


Us3's concert in Prague

Fans of Us3 should not definitely miss their concert in Prague’s Lucerna Music Bar that is coming soon. Us3 will introduce their fifth and so far latest album Schizophonic there.

Us3 is a jazz-rap group founded in London in 1991. Geoff Wilkinson is the only permanent member of the band and the producer of all their albums. The group has been a trio (“us three”) since their second album in 1997.

The concert of Us3 takes place in Lucerna Music Bar (Vodickova 36 street) on 23th November at 21:00. Tickets are available through Ticketpro for 385 CZK or in Lucerna Music bar 350 CZK or 450 CZK before the concert.


Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th goal

World famous Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th goal in his NHL career. It happened in Madison Sguare Garden in New York during the Sunday match New York Rangers against Tampa Bay.

Only 15 players in the world have scored more goals in history then Jagr. Two more goals and Jagr will a player with the most goals from the old continent. So far it is Finish Jarri Kurri with 601 goals. Wayne Gretzky with his 894 goals is still on the top.

Jagr scored for the first time in NHL in Pittsburgh vs. New Jersey on 7th October 1990. The puck that ended up in the goal as no. 600 will be devoted to his mother Anna.

Christmas markets in namesti Miru started

Although the Advent has not started yet, you can already enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and buy nice presents or warm yourself with a cup of something hot at Christmas markets in namesti Miru (by metro green line A – Namesti Miru).

The traditional Christmas markets in front of the Church of St. Ludmilla started yesterday as the first one from all Prague Christmas markets. You can find there fifty stalls with traditional Christmas goods, such as candles, decorations, ceramics, Christmas tea, products from woods, hand-made jewellery and much more. You’ll find there a big Christmas tree, a Christmas crib and a rich cultural programme.

The market is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00 until 24th December.