An original English-language comedy debuts at Prague's newest theater space

Plus more tips for upcoming weekend events in the Czech capital.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 30.03.2022 15:24:00 (updated on 21.04.2022) Reading time: 6 minutes

April this year brings up both Easter and Witches Night (Čarodějnice), as well as concerts ranging from 1970s crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to pop band 5 Seconds of Summer. Sci-fi film and TV stars should come out for Comic-Con Prague, and cinema fans cans catch new titles at DEF and Febiofest. The hopefully warm weather will make ideal conditions for a beer festival at the start of the month and other festivals.

Exhibits

The Buddha Up Close presents art created over several hundred years to help put the life of Buddha Shakyamuni in context. Waldstein Riding School, to April 24. Read more here.

Tapestry of Buddha. Photo: National Gallery in Prague.
Tapestry of Buddha. Photo: National Gallery in Prague.

Works by Milan Knížák will be featured in Ostrov Knížák. the show will explore his entire career across genres. Hybernská 4, opening April 1 at 6 pm, runs to May 29. Read more here.

See exotic butterflies at the annual exhibition. This year there is a special focus on butterfly wings and details. Prague Botanical Garden, April 8–May 22. Read more here.

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The exhibition Jiří Příhoda VOID shows new works will be seen alongside pieces from the past. Příhoda explores abstract spaces and imaginary objects. Galerie Rudolfinum, opening April 27 at 6 pm, runs to Aug. 28. Read more here.

From April 28 to May 19, the New Hall Gallery will exhibit the works of the leading Czech glass artist Gizela Šabóková, a protege of Stanislav Libenský. The Torza exhibition is the artist's first solo exhibition in the Czech Republic in almost twenty years and features. Read more here.

Food and drink

Easter Markets will be at Old Town Square and náměstí Republiky from April 2 to 24 and at náměstí Míru, slated from April 2 to 18. Easter falls on April 17. Read more in our story.

Meat will be the main focus of Grill Fest, but there will also be grilled cheese, vegetables, and vegetarian burgers. Smíchovská náplavka, April 23. Read more here.

Performance

This new production of Bizet's classic opera Carmen is staged by German director Grischa Asagaroff. In French with English and Czech titles. National Theatre, April 24. Read more here.

Kateřina Kněžíková and Luis Gomes in
Kateřina Kněžíková and Luis Gomes in "Carmen." Photo: Zdeněk Sokol.

The Prague Harman Street Players present Deep Sleep: The (almost) True Story of the Worst Porno Film Ever Made. It is an original comedy performed in English. At The Fitzgerald (formerly Hotel Alwyn) on Vítkova 26/151 on April 21, 22 and 29. Read more here.

Cimrman English Theatre presents The Conquest of the North Pole, a classic Czech comedy play performed in English with English surtitles (to help non-native speakers). The Cimrman plays, allegedly written by the world’s least successful author, all have very dry humor. Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana, April 22. Read more here.

Stand-up comic Tamer Kattan has won multiple awards, entertained troops in Afghanistan, appeared on Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, and contributed to writing the animated series “Tantrum Jesus.” Kino Světozor, April 23. Read more here.

Rehearsal for InspiraCe at divadlo Archa. (photo: Aleš Král)
INspiraCe at Divadlo Archa. Photo: Aleš Král)

Berg Orchestra and 420People collaborate on INspiraCe, a performance mixing minimalism, beatbox, dubstep, and contemporary dance. Divadlo Archa, April 25 and 28. Read more here.

A vampire walrus from the North Pole is forced to move to Central Europe to work as a performance artist. The Walrus Vampire Show is a solo show using comedy and dance. In English. Alfred ve dvoře, April 27–28. Read more here.

Festivals

The music and performance series Festival Spectaculare continues throughout April with events at Palác Akropolis and Bio Oko throughout April. Read more here.

The Lunchmeat Festival presents Amnesia Scanner in a site-specific adaptation of the Tearless project, together with local and international acts. Klášter sv. Anežky České, April 29. Read more here.  

Music

Swedish metal band Ghost is on tour to support their new album "Impera." Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats and Twin Temple open the show. O2 Arena, April 24. Read more here.

Nigerian musician Mdou Moctar plays modern rock and blues based on Tuareg guitar motifs. His most recent album is “Afrique Victime,” which earned positive reviews. MeetFactory, April 26. Read more here.

Brazilian singer-songwriter Céu won the 2020 Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album for her effort “Apká!” Palác Akropolis, April 27. Read more here.

Austrian electronic duo HVOB (Her Voice over Boys) has a new album "TOO" coming out and is on a world tour. Divadlo Archa, April 29. Read more here.

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer is promoting their album "Calm" with a tour called Take My Hand. O2 universum. April 29. Read more here.

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is on a world tour to promote his album "Side-Eye." Divadlo Hybernia, April 29. Read more here.

Cinema

The city’s largest film festival, Febiofest, is returning to its normal time. The main center will be Slovanský dům, and other screenings and events will take place at Kino Pilotů, Ponrepo, and Edison Filmhub. A culinary film will be followed by a four-course meal. Various venues, April 28–May 4. Read more here.

Family fun

Several sci-fi TV stars will come out for Comic-Con Prague, a festival dedicated to videogames and board games, films and tv shows, anime and comics, books and paintings, and costumes. The program includes photo and autograph sessions with actors, lectures, and workshops. O2 universum, April 22–24. Read more here

Čarodějnice

The biggest celebration of the folk festival of Čarodějnice, also called Witches Night or Walpurgisnacht, will take place again at Ladronka, with the burning of an effigy of a witch, plus music and contests. The focus is on children, but there is also enough to interest adults. Ladronka, April 30. Read more here.

Witches Night bonfire at Ladronka. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)
Witches Night bonfire at Ladronka. Photo: Raymond Johnston.

An all-day celebration of Čarodějnice includes international food, a carousel, costume making, and in the evening a fire show. Smíchovská Náplavka, April 30. Read more here.

Rock band Buty and a Roxette cover band called Rockset will entertain adults, while kids can look forward to music from BomBarďák at a Čarodějnice celebration at a local chateau. Chvalský zámek, April 30. Read more here.

Misc. April fun

A gala evening of dance and formal dress can be found at the Czech-Slovak Ball (Česko-Slovenský ples). Obecní dům, April 30. read more here.

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