The best things to do in Prague this weekend, September 10–12

Manifesto Anděl hosts a Sustainability Festival, Vinohrady vinobraní, Americká Street block party, Bollywood film, and more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 06.09.2021 14:22:00 (updated on 10.09.2021) Reading time: 5 minutes

Friday, Sept. 10

After an unexpected delay, the new Manifesto Anděl is now open at Ostrovského 34 in Prague 5. The official opening party isn’t until Sept. 15, but you can already go for food and drink. The new location is twice the size of the original Florenc area and offers up to 500 seats, 15 restaurants, a large beer bar, a music stage, a SOOT cocktail bar, a vertical hydroponic farm, green walls, and a water area. More info on the new location is on the Manifesto website and Facebook.

The second Sustainability Festival will take place at the new Manifesto site on Sept. 10–12. The pandemic has shown the importance of discussing more sustainable behavior. Special guests from various sectors will talk about lifestyle topics ranging from urban design to cosmetics. A film screening, pop-ups, workshops, and DJs throughout the three-day free event. More info on Facebook and the Manifesto website.

Manifesto Anděl is now open in Prague 5.

The 18th edition of the Prague Indian Film Festival (Festival indického filmu) presents more than just Bollywood productions. This year the festival runs Sept. 9–12 at kino Světozor and Kasárna Karlín, with a party on Sept. 11 at Ace Club. More info on Facebook and the festival website.

The Mexico Prague Iberoamerican Film Festival runs Sept. 9–11 with films at Instituto Cervantes de Praga and kino Světozor, plus on Americká Street. Events are free except for the festival closing at Světozor. More info on Facebook and the festival website.


The second anniversary of the interesting but oddly named Movie Barf nights of English-friendly art films has Under the Silver Lake with a discussion, afterparty, and drag queen Tonic from the House of Garbage as a special guest. The celebration tales place Sept. 10 at 7 pm at Edison Filmhub. More info on Facebook.

Celebrations of 1,100 years since the death of St. Ludmila continue with the concert In Honor of Czech Patrons (K poctě českých patronů). Tomáš Brauner will lead the FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 10 at 5 pm at the Wallenstein Garden, behind the Czech Senate. Free admission. More info on the festival website.

The 25th annual Vinohrady vinobraní takes place at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Sept. 10 and 11. Domestic wines as well ones from neighboring countries. And of course burčák. Food and music is also on the bill. Free admission. More info on Facebook.

The Czech Design Week festival runs for just three days, Sept. 10–12, at the normally inaccessible Palác U Stýblů on Wenceslas Square. Work from foreign and domestic designers, students, and brands will be on display. Tickets required. More info on Facebook and the event website.

The Metronome Prague Warm Up runs Sept 10–12 at Výstaviště in Holešovice. The lineup includes UK duo Morcheeba, German DJ & producer Hosh, techno DJ and producer Bec, and a tribute to Czech rock star Ivan Král. More info on Facebook and the festival website.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Days of European Heritage runs Sept. 11–19, with historical monuments across the Czech Republic open for free, offering discounted entry, or special programs. Some spaces that are not normally accessible will be open as well. A highlight in Prague will be entry to the main building of the National Technical Museum for only CZK 50 on Sept. 11. There will also be celebrations in Žižkov of 140 years since it achieved the status of a town. More info on the festival website.

Divadlo Archa presents a Tribute to NYC on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Works by New York-based avante-gard composers will be played by the Fama Q string quartet. Steve Reich's WTC 9/11, which works with authentic audio recordings, has its Czech premiere. The concert will conclude with Elliot Sharp's latest song Feedback 21. More info on the Archa website.

The design market returns to náměstí Václava Havla, the space behind the National Theatre, on Sept. 11–12 starting at 10 am with Dyzajn Znovuzrození (Design Reborn). Items range from jewelry to fashion to toys, and are made by local producers. Free admission. More info on Facebook.

TANEC PRAHA has two days of events highlighted by recent choreography from William Forsythe called A Quiet Evening of Dance, on Sept. 11 at 8 pm at the Karlin Musical Theatre (Hudební divadlo Karlín). There are also outdoor performances in Žižkov on Sept. 11 and 12 starting at 3:30 pm. More info in our original story and on the event website and Facebook.

The wine festival Trojské vinobraní takes place Sept. 11 from 11 am to 8 pm on the grounds of the Troja Chateau. It features wines from the areas vineyards, lectures in Czech, and a program for children. Tickets required, and they can be bought electronically. More info on the Troja district website.

Thomas Bernhard’s play Lunch at Wittgenstein is performed in Czech with English surtitles at the Estates Theatre on Sept. 11 at 7 pm. (Note than just selected performances of this play have surtitles). The psychological drama involves conflicts among three siblings. More info on the National Theatre website.

Lunch at Wittgenstein. (Photo: Petr Neubert, National Theatre)
Lunch at Wittgenstein. (Photo: Petr Neubert, National Theatre)

The Americká Street block party Zažít Americkou jinak 2021 takes place Sept. 11 starting at 11 am and last until around 9:30 pm. Several music stages are planned, stands will offer lots of food and drink from local and visiting eateries, and there are workshops and theatre. Free admission. More info on Facebook.

Billed as a festival of leisure and entertainment, Ladronkafest promises bands, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, dance, sports, and art. Free entry. It’s at Ladronka on Sept. 11 from 11 am to 9 pm. More info on Facebook.

Sunday, Sept. 12

The annual Dvořákova Praha International Music Festival kicked off Sept. 6 and runs to Sept. 24. One of the highlights is the performance of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), which performs at the Rudolfinum on Sept. 12 and 13 under the baton of conductor Herbert Blomstedt. The two programs are different. More info in our story and on the festival website.

It’s one stop shopping at sixth annual Pivo & Burger Festival, at Karlínské náměstí on Sept. 12 starting at 11 am. A selection of small brewers and top restaurants will be there,and a there is a music stage. Admission fee includes a beer glass. More info on Facebook


The National Museum on Wenceslas Square has opened a permanent exhibition called Miracles of Evolution with the restored skeleton of a fin whale at its center. Some 1,500 objects also feature in what is one of the most modern scientific exhibitions in Europe. The whale skeleton has become a symbol of the institution. More in our original story and on the National Museum's Facebook page and website.

The National Museum's famous fin whale is back on display / photo via National Museum
The National Museum's famous fin whale is back on display / photo via National Museum

Jaroslav Foglar is remembered for his his youth-oriented stories, especially the illustrated Rychlé šípy series. The Prague City Museum’s branch at Dům U Zlatého prstenu is exploring his world in The City as a Ghost / Prague Inspirations by Jaroslav Foglar. These are images of the world that inspired him, and not paintings by him. The show runs until Sept. 4, 2022. More info on Facebook and the museum website.

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