Czech culture this week: Discover local crafts and try American burgers

This week in Prague, Czech Design Week comes to Galerie Mánes, Burgerfest returns to Výstaviště, Richard Marx plays Divadlo Hybernia, and much more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 28.08.2022 15:34:00 (updated on 29.08.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


Students explore nature for the production of art in Remember Teach Nature, which opens at the POP-UP Galerie AVU at Křížkovského 10 in Prague 3. The show opens Sept. 1 and runs to Oct. 15.

Landscapes, still lifes, and similar works by Antonín Střížek will be at Galerie Václava Špály in Prague 1. The opening is Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. The exhibition runs to Oct. 16.

David Böhm a Jiří Franta present the joint show Okey, Let’s Try That Again, But This Time Good. Another show, Vendula Chalánková: Ups and Downs starts at the same time. The openings are Sept. 1 at Galerie Vzlet in Vršovice. They run to Sept. 30.

Czech Design Week is at Galerie Mánes on Sept. 2 through 4. Work from Czech and foreign artists that display a personal vision will be presented


A thriller based on real events, David Fincher's Zodiac looks at the serial killer who stalked San Fransisco. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. star. The screening will be followed by a discussion as part of the Movie Barf series at Edison Filmhub on Aug. 29.

Try your luck at the new Kino Balt, which is having a blind screening on Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. There is no risk, as you don't have to pay if you have seen the film before or aren't interested.

The Asean Film Festival starts Sept. 1 at the Municipal Library on Mariánské náměstí. It runs to Sept. 10 and showcases films from southeast Asia. Admission is free.


The gripping Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter comes to kino Aero on Sept. 2. Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage star as three soldiers whose lives were deeply affected by the war. John Cazale and Meryl Streep have supporting roles.

There are a few chances left to catch summer cinema screenings. Letní kino u Keplera has Mama Mia! on Sept. 1 and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai on Sept. 2.

The black-and-white relationship drama C'mon C'mon, starring  Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and Scoot McNairy is at Kasárna Karlín on Sept. 1. The plot involves an estranged brother and sister who make a temporary reconciliation.


A relatively new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni is at the Estates Theatre on Aug. 27 and 30 and Sept. 1. Swedish-Norwegian stage director Alexander Mørk-Eidem together with German conductor and Mozart specialist Karsten Januschke. prepared this new interpretation. This is the first time in modern history that someone who is not Czech has been invited to stage the opera, which had its debut in Prague in 1787.

There is a special outdoor performance of The Stand In by Cimrman English Theatre on Aug. 29 in the courtyard of Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana. The play is a dry comedy allegedly written by Jára Cimrman, a popular Czech character who does not really exist.

No more warnings. This year's Letní Letná definitively comes to an end on Aug. 31. The festival of new circus takes place in tents in Letná park.

Velvet Comedy offers people several chances to chuckle this week. The Monday Open Mic is at Ty kávo on Aug. 29, Velvet Comedy Show at Czech Inn Bar is on Aug. 30, Comedy Open Mic at Containall is on Sept. 1, and Kontakt Comedy Night (Open Mic) is at Kontakt Bar on Sept. 1.

The National Theatre kicks off its season at Střelecký ostrov on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. with dancing and singing, plus stands with books and posters. there will also be a bazaar with donated clothes.

Alice Nellis' staging of Bedřich Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride moves the action from a village to a modern highrise housing project. The next performance is on Sept. 2 at the historical building of the National Theatre.

The Bartered Bride. Photo: National Theatre.
The Bartered Bride. Photo: National Theatre, Ilona Sochorová.


As the summer winds to an end, enjoy an Afterwork Party at Manifesto Market Anděl on Aug. 31 with music from DJ Charmaboi.

Enjoy a BBQ at the Augustine in the romantic sundial garden on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. You can sample grilled fish, beef cheeseburgers, marinated chicken, pork ribs, lamb chops, sausages, asparagus, and other seasonal vegetables. 

Spend Thursday evenings in September with Jazz and Wine at Manifesto Market Anděl. The Sept. 1 edition features international singer-songwriter Hermes Karel.

The newly renovated cafe in the French Institute hosts a French Rendez-vous on Sept. 1 starting at 3 p.m. French cheese and sausages will be complemented by live music and activities for children.

A celebration of American cuisine, Burgerfest starts at Výstaviště in Holešovice on Sept. 2 and runs until Sept. 4. You can expect to find burgers from not only Prague vendors but across Europe. There will be cooking shows, music, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and much more.


American pop star Richard Marx will be in Prague for the first time at Divadlo Hybernia on Aug. 30. His hits include hits include "Right Here Waiting," "Hold On to the Nights," "Endless Summer Nights," and "Satisfied." He has sold over 30 million records.

Singer and songwriter Lee Ranaldo was one of the founding members of Sonic Youth. He has a solo show at Punctum on Aug. 29. He will present music from his recent album "In Virus Times," which he recorded during the pandemic.

Lee Ranadlo. Photo: Thomas Baltes.
Lee Ranadlo. Photo: Thomas Baltes.

Australian band Pinch Points plays outdoors at Meetfactory on Aug. 30. Their 2019 album "Moving Parts" earned some critical praise.

The Prague Symphony Orchestra plays at the Wallenstein Garden on Aug. 31. The program includes Czech composers plus some popular film music. Admission is voluntary.

Folk band Čechomor plays a big show at Ledárny Open Air in Braník on Aug. 31. The band's roots date to 1988, but there have been many lineup changes.

Austrian pop grunge band Baits comes to Kasárna Karlín on Sept. 1. They released a retro cassette with four songs in April.

As part of Prague Sounds, the Czech Philharmonic will play selections by Czech composers at the Concert for Europe. The orchestra will be on a floating stage near Střelecký ostrov on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are required for seating near the stage, but the show will be visible and audible from the embankment.

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