7 best things to do in Prague this weekend, May 28–30

Explore the Czech Republic's sacred spaces for free, immerse yourself in French masters, see acrobats live, and enjoy a little jazz.

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Published on 28.05.2021 13:16 (updated on 11.06.2021)

Theaters, cinemas, museums, and galleries are open again, but some restrictions for capacity are still in place. Visitors also in most cases need to have proof of at least being three weeks after the first vaccination shot, have a recent antigen or PCR test, or be recovered from Covid in the past 180 days.

FOOD

Photo: Food Truck Point /www.foodtruckpoint.cz
Photo: Food Truck Point /www.foodtruckpoint.cz

A new food truck zone opened in Prague's Holešovice district this week. The project sees a number of local favorite food and bar trucks assemble in the vicinity of the Prague Marketplace. From barbecue to beer (and wine) the newly opened Food Truck Point which opened its doors on May 26, will also host events and performances throughout the season.

THEATER

Azyl78, under construction. (Photo: Jatka78)
Azyl78, under construction. (Photo: Jatka78)

The circus tent Azyl78 has opened in the lower part of Výstaviště in Prague’s Holešovice district. The first show there is Kabaret pot a lesk aneb azyl pro všechny druhy umění (Cabaret Sweat and Shine or an asylum for all kinds of art), which while it has some Czech language is also filled with acrobatics and music. Covid testing can be done at the venue, but come early and bring your insurance card. More information is on the Azyl78 website. Read our full story here.

FILM

While multiplexes have yet to open, many smaller theaters have and are screening the first new releases in seven months. Prague’s Aero, Bio Oko, Světozor, and Přítomnost cinemas this weekend are showing Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut Falling (Ještě máme čas). He also wrote and stars in this complex tale of family relationships that touches on LGBT issues. Lance Henriksen. Laura Linney, and Terry Chen also appear and David Cronenberg has a small role. Read more on what is in cinemas now here.

MUSIC

Jazz Dock is starting a series of summer open-air concerts called Jazz on the Roof. On Saturday, May 29, at 4 p.m. people can hear Roman Pokorný Gitan Trio playing Romani-inspired swing in the style of Django Reinhardt and others. Pokorný, one of Czech Republic’s best guitarists, will be joined by Ondřej Kabrna on accordion and Tomáš Baroš on double bass. Ticket information can be found on the Jazz Dock website.

ART

Renoir features in Once Upon a Time. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)
Renoir features in Once Upon a Time. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)

Immerse yourself in art at Forum Karlín in the show Once Upon A Time, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir (Bylo Nebylo, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir). Large high-definition laser projections of masterpiece paintings are matched with classical music. Aside from artists mentioned in the show title, there are also works by Degas, known for his depictions of dancers, Pointillist pioneer Paul Signac, and Czech artist Bohumil Kubišta. Music includes Chopin and Erik Satie. The show ran briefly in the fall before conditions forced it to close. Read our original story here. and visit the event website here.

AROUND TOWN

Josef Gočár’s Church of St. Wenceslas at Čechovo náměstí. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)
Josef Gočár’s Church of St. Wenceslas at Čechovo náměstí. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)

The annual Church Night, held this year on May 28 from 5 p.m., offers people a chance to see inside some of the often-closed places of worship in Prague and across the Czech Republic. Some places will have small group tours, while others allow individuals to wander. Organ music and other entertainment is at some venues. Lectures when offered will be in the Czech language. In Prague, there are 127 participating places of worship ranging from two archaeological sites in Vyšehrad to gems of modern architecture such as Josef Gočár’s Church of St. Wenceslas at Čechovo náměstí. Visit the event website here.

ONLINE

Aum Yash Kendra in 'Hunger Artist.'(Photo: Prague Fringe)
Aum Yash Kendra in 'Hunger Artist.'(Photo: Prague Fringe)

An interim digital celebration marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of Prague Fringe. A curated selection of recorded theater from all over the world will be presented via the Fringe website from May 28 at 6 p.m. to June 5 at 11 p.m. There is also a special live-streamed performance of 'Final Approach' by Prague Fringe regular Thom Jordan of Marlow Productions on May 28 at 9 p.m. Viewers can support artists by purchasing an access pass that allows holders to see all the shows. All money goes to the artists. Full details and links to shows are on the Prague Fringe website.

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