The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: December 2–8

The holidays are officially in full swing with the opening of Lucerna's rooftop advent happenings plus a very veggie Christmas market

Katrina Modrá

Written by Katrina Modrá Published on 01.12.2019 08:00:04 (updated on 01.12.2019) Reading time: 2 minutes

Advent on the Rooftop
Lucerna, every FridaySunday through December 22
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Enjoy the spectacular view, regular performances of carollers and Christmas goodies up on the rooftop plus a nativity scene with live animals and bar with food menu. Admission includes a free hot cider or mulled wine.

Mr. Hot Dog pop-up
December 2
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The first evening of the FoodCAMP series, events dedicated to the synergies between food and urbanism, opens with a pop-up from favorite Letná hangout Mr.HotDog and a screening of City of Gold a documentary feature that follows California food and music critic Jonathan as he explores the ethnic and culinary diversity of Los Angeles. 

The Young Gods
December 3, Palace Akropolis
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Swiss industrial rock band with a thirty-year cult following performs in English, French, and German. The group has been called both pioneers of industrial punk and “electro-noise terrorists.” This will be their only performance in the Czech lands on this leg of a European tour.

We Are Open 2019
December 4, multiple locations
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A community festival of open spaces across Prague 7. Explore Reformát, Tvorba Store, Kurzor Gallery (Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts Prague), Artrafika, Trade Fair Palace (National Gallery Prague), Scarabeus Gallery, and Muzeum kávy Alchymista, Also RockOpera Praha, Artual, DOX, Page Five, and Papírna.

Asian Film Festival
December 5, multiple venues
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The fifteenth edition of Asian Film Festival FILMASIA will take place at Lucerna and Ponrepo cinemas through December 8. Selections include Once Upon a Time in China, 212 Warrior, and Kill Zone.

Clark & Evelyn Benciova AV live
December 6, St. Agnes Convent
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In its third edition of a special collaboration with National Gallery Prague, Lunchmeat Festival has prepared a site-specific audiovisual act featuring the experimental sounds of English electronic musician Clark with Slovak photographer Evelyn Bencicova.

Clark & Evelyn Benciova AV live, December 6

The First Encounter
December 7, Nusle Brewery 
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German DJs and producers Jonez and Fathia as well as Czech DJ Vilem will perform in the setting of Prague’s Nusle Brewery, an abandoned area that was once was the largest industrial brewery in Central Europe. Beats are accompanied by art installations from Czech artists Mira Macík, Sa Bi En, Karolína Vorlíková, Marek Vavřinec, Sabina Falcmanová, and Tomáš Pekárek. Presented by Katarze events.

First encounter takes place December 7 at Nusle Brewery 

Premiere: Panoptikon
December 7, Divadlo Komedie
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A new production by the Lenka Vagnerová dance troupe brings together a pan-optical performance about the fear of strangers and the unknown, fun, loneliness, but also about laughter, courage, dreams, human dignity, wizards, and spotlights. 

Veggie Christmas
December 8, Galerie Mánes
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For the sixth year in a row the largest holiday event dedicated to a bountiful choice of vegan holiday gifts as well as a wide selection of plant-based gastronomy.

Photo via Veggie Vanoce

The Watcher
December 8, La Fabrika
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This performance of acclaimed contemporary dance ensemble 420 People addresses “how to cope with the accelerated times in which state-of-the-art technologies slowly suppress the essence of human beings.” They are accompanied by Czech band Please The Tree’s Christmas concert.

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