Czech Centennial Gala

Friday, September 28, 6 pm
@ Union League Club of Chicago (65 Jackson Blvd., Chicago)
Donation: $175
Dress Code: Black Tie

“Czech Rock Lions”
Jim Peterik & Petr Janda
Czech-American & Czech Music Legends Sharing a Stage

Art Exhibition
“Carving Destiny”
Alphonse Mucha, Albín Polášek & Vojtěch Preissig
Great Artists & Czech Patriots with Strong Chicago Connections

Dancing to the Music of The Swings
Dinner by a Top Czech Chef
Special Guests, Historic Presentation & More


Man with the Eye of the Tiger

Jim Peterik

CZ-US Singer, Songwriter & Musician
Founding Member of The Ides of March & Pride of Lions, Former Member of Survivor
Grammy Award; Eye of the Tiger,
Burning Heart, Vehicle, Hold on Loosely

  • Eye of the Tiger (with Survivor)
  • Vehicle (with the Ides of March)
  • Sounds of Home (with Pride of Lions)
  • Caught Up in You
Rocking like a Dynamite

Petr Janda

CZ Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist
Leader of Olympic, #1 Czech Rockband
55 Years at the Top of CZ Music Rankings
More than 20 Original Albums
Dynamit, Jasná zpráva, Jako zamlada, Želva

  • Vlak, co nikde nestaví
  • Jasná zpráva
  • Snad jsem to zavinil já
  • Jednou
Sounds of the First Czechoslovak Republic

The Swings

Petr Hanzlík, Petr Jindra,
Pavel Švestka & Jiří Hruška
CZ Vocal Quartet & Orchestra
CZ & US Swing Music of 1930s & 40s
7 albums, including 4 albums with Ondřej Havelka & Melody Makers
Jen pro ten dnešní den, Slunečnice, Mr. Sandman, Chattanooga Choo Choo

  • Java Jive
  • Nebe počká
  • Děkuji, bylo to krásné
  • Mr. Sandman

Art Exhibition

Accommodation options

Union League Club Chicago (The Czech Centennial Gala venue)
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604 (Downtown Chicago)
Special discounted price per night: USD 199,20 (including taxes and other charges)
For reservations please call + 1 800 443 0578 or 1 312 427 7800 or e-mail [email protected] and make a reference to “Czech Centennial Celebration” to receive the special price.

Reservations can only be made till August 10, 2018.Capacity is limited so unfortunately, after this date we cannot guarantee that the rooms will be available anymore. We highly recommend to make the reservation as soon as possible. Please note that the rooms are available only from Friday September 28, 2018 till Sunday September 30, 2018 and onward. Unfortunately, the night of September 27, 2018 is at this moment fully booked so you can be only waitlisted. If you would like to spend a long weekend in Chicago we recommend rather making a reservation from September 28 till October 1 or October 2, 2018.

Rooms can be seen at

Chicago Club Inn & Suites
630 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont, IL 60559 (35 km/22 miles to downtown, close to the Czech Centennial Night venue)
Special discounted price per night: 89 USD without tax / 98,79 USD including tax
The rate includes complimentary breakfast.

Occupancy charge of USD 10 per additional adult occupant(s) per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 adults per room.
Contact information: +1 630 920 2200, e-mail: [email protected]
To receive the special price please make a reference to “100 Years Celebration.”

Reservations can only be made till September 5, 2018. Capacity is also limited and we recommend to make the reservation as soon as possible.

Rooms can be seen at


Valet parking: USD 37
Self parking: USD 28 (South Loop Self Park, 318 S Federal St.)


Union League Club

65 Jackson Blvd., Chicago

Exactly 18 days before Czechoslovakia was created TGM returned to Chicago upon invitation of the Union League Club. He addressed more than 500 guests as the key note speaker at Club’s quarterly meeting. Chicago Tribune addressed Professor Masaryk already as President of the Czecho-Slovak republic.

The paper reported that “Chicago leaders of thought, industry and finance as well as diplomatic and military representation gathered to give a welcome to the responsible executive of a great state that was fighting side by side with America, France and England.”

We could not find a more fitting venue to host the Czech Centennial Gala than the Club’s beautiful historic premises.

Donations / Reservations

USD 175

Please mail a check payable to “Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center” (Memo: CZ Gala)
to the following address: 205 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1680, Chicago, IL 60601
Please kindly include your contact information, so we can confirm your reservation and send you additional information.

You can also make the donations / reservations online at:

More information: [email protected], +1 312 861 1037, ext. 100