This weekend in Prague: Award-winning short films and soup in the park

Plus: Kulaťák farmer market opens for the season and Vietnamese orchids herald spring.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 02.03.2023 15:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes


Life at the Barbican|The documentary Barbicania is at CAMP – the Center for Architecture and Urban Planning – on March 3. Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine set out to document life in London's famous Brutalist Barbican Estate complex and the adjacent Barbican Arts Centre through the stories of its residents, who are just as colorful as their surroundings.

Breakfast at the cinema|Have breakfast under the baton of Cate Blanchett with Film & Breakfast: Tár on March 5 at the Přítomnost movie theater. The film, which centers on international composer Lydia Tár, has been nominated for six Academy Awards. The breakfast options include meat and vegetarian options, plus coffee and orange juice.

Short film festival|The 17th edition of the Pragueshorts festival, organized by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival team, will take place from March 1 to 5 in Prague cinemas and from March 5 to 18 online at The festival will bring over 80 Czech and international short films (with Engish subtitles), including two Palme d'Or winners from the Cannes festival to Bio Oko, Cinema Světozor, and Kino Pilotů.


Clothes make the man|Alexander Zemlinsky's comedy about hypocrisy Kleider machen Leute (Clothes Make the Man) has its premiere production (with surtitles in English) at The State Opera on March 3. More than a century later since its premiere, the story about small-town mentality and judging people's looks is as current as ever.

Ricky Gervais| Superstar Ricky Gervais returns to Prague Congress Center on March 4 with a new show ominously called “Armageddon” (sold out). His last tour resulted in the Netflix Show “SuperNature,” which caused quite a stir for its edgy jokes that some people found offensive. For more international comedic acts coming to Prague this year, check out our article.

Ricky Gervais in 2020 on his 'Super Nature
Ricky Gervais in 2020 on his 'Super Nature" tour. Photo: Wikimedia commons, CC by 2.0 generic,


Vietnamese orchids|Between March 3 and 19, the Prague Botanical Garden organizes an exhibition and sale of orchids from Vietnam. The exhibition in the Fata Morgana greenhouse will bring the atmosphere of the Tết Nguyễn Đán (Vietnamese New Year) holiday, while experienced sellers will advise beginners and more advanced growers about suitable plants and plant-growing tips.


Celebrating Irving Berlin|A tale of the American dream, Between Berlin & BeBop - An Irving Berlin Banquet, is at Jazz Dock on March 3. The performance tells the story of Berlin, still the most prolific American composer to this day, through jazz arrangements, in collaboration between American musicians and colleagues from other countries.

Dance all night|Top DJs come to Malostranská beseda on March 3 and 4, Roxy NoD on March 4, and Radost FX on March 5 for three days of dance music.

Happy birthday|Bedřich Smetana was born on March 2, 1824. Honor the composer's legacy at the National Theatre on March 5 with a matinee concert featuring highlights of his most famous works like "The Bartered Bride" and "Dalibor."


Farmers' markets return|The weekly food market returns to Kulatak in Dejvice on Saturday, March 4, then every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmers from all over the Czech Republic will come and bring their produce, as well as handmade goods showcasing Czech design and traditions.

Soup selection|Enjoy a wide variety of soups on March 5 at Karlín Market. In addition to staples of Czech cuisine, such as potato, cabbage, kulajda, garlic or tripe soup, you will also have international options such as Pho, chipotle, bouillabaisse, Indian Dhal, French onion soup, traditional Indonesian Soto Ayam or American thick soup with grilled cheese sandwich.

just for fun

Music bingo|If you're a music fan who's able to guess a song and name the tune in 20 seconds, and also a bingo fan, this next event might be for you. Name That Tune Bingo - 80s & Turn of the Millenials 2000-2010s! is at Brix Bar & Hostel on March 3, with small prizes to take home for the lucky winners. Advance registration is required.

Call of the wild|This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, a crucial international treaty to protect wildlife across the globe. Prague Zoo celebrates World Wildlife Day on March 4 with special events for families.

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