Vukovar Day Celebration - SAN JOSE: Croatian Night & Tiho Orlic Concert at Villa Ragusa

  • May 10, 2024 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Villa Ragusa

    35 South Second Street
    Campbell, California 95008
Ticket Price $50.00-$900.00 This event is now over
Description

Location: SAN JOSE, Villa Ragusa

 

Our first ever celebration of Vukovar Day and its patrons St Philip (Filip) and James (Jakov) will feature a program curated by Four Rivers Foundation in partnership with Domovinski Rat, followed by a live performance by Klapa Zora, Klapa Uvala, and a concert by Tiho Orlic and The bandIn addition to his hit songs "Daleko Je", "Ostani", "Stari Se", "Opasno je ljubiti", "Neraskidivo", Tiho will also perform crowd favorites such as "Geni kameni", "Moj Dida i ja", and many others. It will be a night to remember and a great warm up ahead of Euro24 watch parties.  

 

Join us from 7PM - 12AM for dinner, meet & greet, documentary highlight, and great music. Dinner will be buffet style - selection of three main entrees, including a Sirloin carving station, a vegan option, and coffee & desserts. Free entrance to kids under 5.

Each table will get 2 bottles of wine. VIP tables will get 3 bottles of wine. 

Each ticket gets a drink ticket valid for beer, soft drink, or house coctail.

 

Venue opens at 7:00PM

Meet & Greet with Tiho Orlic 

Dinner starts 7:30PM

Program begins at 8:00PM

Concert begins at 9:30PM


The program will feature a screening of video highlights produced by Borna Marinić, historian and producer of popular YT channel Domovinski Rat / "Gdje si bio '91?"  followed by a conversation between Domagoj Vučić, Ph.D., an eminent scientist from our community, and Mirjana Semenić Rutko, doctor from Vukovar, veteran of the Homeland War and one of the women veterans featured in the latest documentary produced by Borna Marinić that aired on Croatian Television HRT. 

Greeting by Borna and preview of the highlights here

 

About our guest: Mirjana Semenić Rutko

Mirjana Semenić Rutko was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but she spent her childhood and youth in Vukovar. In the summer of 1991, she completed her medical studies and was searching for a place to do her internship and gain her first work experience. Fate decided that it would be in Vukovar, and that her initial experiences would also be wartime experiences. Nothing could have prepared her for treating the wounded injured by bombs and bullets. However, the young girl and promising doctor readily accepted all the wounded, including even enemy soldiers. 

During that time, her fiancé Miroslav was on the battlefield and was killed after the fall of Vukovar. Mirjana didn't go home from the hospital; she was there non-stop, and she did not leave Vukovar in its darkest hours. After a few days of captivity, she managed to regain her freedom. She dedicated herself to the search for her missing fiancé and pursued a career in medicine, specializing in gynecology. After the war, she returned to Vukovar, where she now successfully runs a private clinic. The search for her missing fiancé still continues.

 

Date & Time

Fri, May 10, 2024 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Venue Details

Villa Ragusa

35 South Second Street
Campbell, California 95008 Villa Ragusa
Four Rivers Foundation

Croatian-American Foundation based in California. Current project includes Women war veterans of the Homeland War in partnership with Domovinski Rat / "Gdje si bio '91?". The project is video documenting and presenting war stories of women war veterans and was introduced and presented on Nov 19, 2023 at St Anthony's Croatian Center In Los Angeles in honor of the Remembrance Day. 

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