Czech culture this week: Enjoy breakfast on Prague's Old Town Square

Plus: Run (or walk) for charity on Letná during TERIBEAR moves Prague, catch a David Bowie retrospective at Bio Oko, and much more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 11.09.2022 19:01:00 (updated on 11.09.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


The sporting charity event TERIBEAR moves Prague is intended for everyone who wants to contribute to the help of endangered and abandoned children through their movement. The eighth year of the Tereza Maxová Foundation project starts on Sept. 12 in Letná park and will last for seven days. 

The public can participate by walking, running, or jogging at any time between Sept. 12 and 18 on Letná plain to collect kilometers. Thanks to the event partners, the kilometers will be transformed into donations. All you have to do is register, get a chip, and collect kilometers. For 2022, the amount is CZK 25 per kilometer. 


Street artists Michal Škapa and Michal Cimala have a joint show at Galerie U Betlémské kaple from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16. Duo Neone 2 – Neoneon follows on their 2020 show that was cut short by the pandemic.

English painter Justin Mortimer has a solo show called Kammer at DSC Gallery from Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. to Oct. 12. Mortimer is known for his celebrity portraits. He will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the gallery ahead of the opening.

Czech photo-reporter Emil Fafek would have turned 100 this year. A retrospective of his work called On Guard shows a cross-section of decades of his black-and-white work for Czechoslovak publications. The photos can be seen at the Leica Gallery from Sept, 16 to Oct. 30.

Paintings by Belgian artist Peter Weidenbaum are featured in the philosophically themed show Holzwege. The opening at Galerie Jiří Švestka is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 and it runs to Oct. 27.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was known for her fashion accessory pins. A collection of them called Read My Pins is at the American Center at Tržiště 13 until Sept. 30.


Sylvester Stallone shot to stardom as boxer Rocky Balboa. A double feature of Rocky and Rocky IV shows the start of the series and the Cold War–era match against Dolph Lundgren as Russian champ. The action is at kino Aero on Sept. 12.

Catch the Korean film Decision to Leave with English subtitles at Edison Filmhub on Sept. 12 as part of the Movie Barf series. it will be followed by a Q&A with Julia Ruth Worland. The film won Best Director for Park Chan-wook at the 2022 Cannes film festival.

The National Theatre Live series of plays from Britain presents Jodie Comer in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie. It screens at Bio Oko on Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m. The story involves a lawyer who finds herself confronted with challenging decisions. Comer played the lead role in the spy series "Killing Eve."

The controversial mockementary Punishment Park can be seen at Ponrepo on Sept. 14. A film crew is documenting a new policy for dealing with Vietnam War protestors. Jails are full, and the protesters were given the option of spending three days in the desert instead, but find that they are being hunted by the National Guard.

Coinciding with the release of the David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream," you can see several films that the musician appeared in as an actor at Bio Oko on Sept. 15 and 16. The lineup includes "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Labyrinth," "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," and "The Hunger."


You have four chances to try to laugh this week with the help of the folks from Velvet Comedy. Monday Open Mic at Ty kávo on Sept. 12, Velvet Comedy Show at Czech Inn Bar on Sept. 13, Kontakt Comedy Night on Sept. 15, and Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Show at Pracovna on Sept. 16.

The Prague Biennale Project: Re-connect Art will rise performance and video art to explore the topic of self-presentation in virtual space. it will run on Náplavka at Hořejší nábřeží and over 20 other locations from Sept. 15 to 19. Through interventions in the public space, the festival brings art to the general public.

Darina Alster and Saydie Vell perfrom 'Pieta' in 2021. Photo: Svetlana Lopato
Darina Alster and Saydie Vell perfrom 'Pieta' in 2021. Photo: Svetlana Lopato

20th-century Hungarian composer Paul Abraham's opera Ball im Savoy premieres at the State Opera on Sept. 16 and 18. The opera, which has a jazz influence, was last performed 90 years ago and is being revived as part of a series that explores forgotten music.


The previous attempt at a giant half-kilometer breakfast table was canceled due to a storm, so the organizers are trying again on to have Stůl ve středu at Old Town Square on Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is not necessary, but you need to bring your own food and maybe some to share.


According to a legend, Emperor Charles IV on Sept. 13, 1349, discovered the natural hot springs in what is now Karlovy Vary. He had a hunting lodge built there nine years later.

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Colorful and intricate architecture of Czech spa town Karlovy Vary. Photo: iStock / KenWiedemann

The gas industry began in Bohemia when 200 streetlights in Prague switched from using oil to natural gas on Sept. 15, 1847. Lamps on Charles Bridge and some other locations still use gas. Lamps on the bridge are lit by hand over the Christmas holidays.


The Dvořákova Praha classical music festival has concerts all week including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept 14 and  Juilliard String Quartet on Sept. 15.

English singer, songwriter, and record producer Sohn has released some new music after a four-year wait. He will perform that and more at MeetFactory on Sept. 12.

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray has a classic punk sound. She released a new album called "Portrait Of A Lady" earlier this year and will be at MeetFactory on Sept. 13.

World music artist Nahko comes to Lucerna Music Bar on Sept. 13. Nahko Bear, who has Native American, Puerto Rican, and Filipino descent, uses music to bridge cultural gaps. He is known for his work with the band Medicine for the People but will be performing a more intimate solo show.

British-Gambian multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh will play the 21-string kora at Palác Akropolis on Sept. 14. She has released several albums and worked on film soundtracks.

A cycle of free concerts presents music in sacred spaces. On Sept 14 at kostel sv. Havla (St. Gall Church) you can hear soprano Markéta Fassati and guitarist Štěpán Rak. The series is supported by the Prague 1 district.

Estonian trio Trad.Attack! comes to Divadlo Archa on Sept 15 to promote their new album "Trad. Attack! Remixed." They will be accompanied by Czech artists DJ Kewu, multi-instrumentalist Omnion, and duo Bratři, who contributed to the remix album.

Russian post-punk band Shortparis shot a video opposing the invasion of Ukraine right after it happened. The five-member group performs in Russian, French, and English, and will be at Palác Akropolis on Sept. 16

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