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World Press Photo on show in Krakow now.
2020-02-12/ Exhibition „World Press Photo 2019” takes place in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre at 232 al. Jana Pawla II from February 7th through March 1st, 2020. It's open every day 11 am to 7 pm. The show features blow-ups selected from 78,000-plus pictures entered for the 62nd edition of the venerable photojournalism contest last year. Some images on display are nasty and organizers discourage minors from visiting the exhibition. A regular admission fee is 10 zlotys (PLN).


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Shanties festival in Krakow this February.
2020-02-07/ This year the 39th edition of Shanties Krakow festival of sailor songs takes place from Thursday, February 20th through Sunday, February 23rd 2020. The main festival venue is Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 Slowackiego avenue. An open-air free concert in Rynek Glowny central square starts at 2 pm on Saturday, February 22nd.


Festival of the 20th-century classical music this March.
2020-02-04/ Classical music festival Szymanowski/Poland/World takes place in Krakow March 24 thru March 28, 2020. Its program consists of five concerts, one per night, filled with music by Karol Szymanowski and his contemporaries such as Maurice Ravel, Cesar Franck, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, and Camille Saint-Saens. The festival is organized by the Krakow Philharmonics.


Late January flying pains.  
2020-01-25/ Planning arrival at or departure from the Krakow Airport on January 25 or 26 or 27 or 28? The authorities warn that it may be difficult to get to the airport or leave it these days for reasons of security. As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp falls on January 27th, 2020 the arrival of many high-ranking officials are expected and most will fly to Krakow and stay in the city overnight while travelling to Oswiecim by road on the day of commemoration. If you are an ordinary passenger, it's advisable to take it into account and give yourself extra time when planning your journey. 


Opera Rara 2020 festival in January & February.
2020-01-11/ This year's edition of Krakow festival Opera Rara starts on January 23rd to end on February 14th, 2020. Its program consists of 19 operatic (more or less) shows of 6 works, namely G. Rossini’s Sigismondo, Udo Zimmermann’s Weisse Rose, Katarzyna Glowacka's opera-performance Unknown, I Live With You, Richard Strauss’s Enoch Arden, Il ballo delle Ingrate with music by Claudio Monteverdi and Teonika Rozynek, and Antonin Dvorak’s Vanda. The organizers have managed to line up a number of top European soloists and ensembles.


Little Sunday shopping in 2020.  
2020-01-03/ This year all shops in Krakow and the rest of Poland will open on few Sundays, namely January 26, April 5, April 26, June 28, August 30, December 13, and December 20. Some pharmacies and some groceries as well as bakeries, flower shops, and all gas stations can stay open every Sunday. 


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