This weekend in Prague: Roller derby, stand-up comedy, and a 'racy' brunch

What's on in the Czech capital this weekend? A guide to the best art, film, food, culture and events for Jan. 12-14, 2024. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 12.01.2024 10:01:00 (updated on 14.01.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes


Appreciate student art

The Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) winter student exhibition from Jan. 11-14 displays final, diverse works by Academy of Fine Arts Prague students from this semester across several venues. Mediums include sculpture, paintings, photographs, architecture, design, graphics, and new media. The showcase is free to attend and takes place in the main AVU buildings plus the Modern Gallery and Šalounův atelier studio.

Swap and shop for a good cause

The Czech branch of IPYG and Dom Dobra invite you to a charity pop-up at Vnitroblock on Jan. 12. Head to Holešovice to support Ukrainian children in the Czech Republic. The event, a clothes swap and sale of Ukrainian designer goods, also features music, and swing dancing lessons. All proceeds support integration projects run by Dom Dobra like cooking classes, art supplies, and board games. Register to attend here.

Start the weekend with stand-up

Comedian Simar Singh performs his latest solo show on Jan. 12 at Metro Comedy Club. The Indian-born, Prague-based stand-up has seven years of comedy experience and a decade of being a stage performer. His latest act is called From India, with Love. Singh has sold out prior shows; advance ticket purchase is advised.

Tuck into Argentine eats and games

La Paisanita invites fans of board games and good food to enjoy Board Games & Milanesa a la Napolitana con Papas Fritas on Jan. 12. Space is limited, guests are asked to confirm attendance by Friday.


Hear a Grammy-caliber performance

Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Prague on Jan. 13 for an evening accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at O2 Arena, months after his previous show there sold out. With a career spanning operatic arias, pop songs, and more, the Grammy-nominated international superstar has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide.

Tour a Gothic landmark

Experience the Gothic architecture and hidden spaces of Prague's historic Stone Bell House on Jan. 13 as part of an English-friendly guided tour. The tour unveils the secrets of the 14th-century space from its religious influences to royal history. Also, view normally closed areas like the chapel and cellars.

Get down with the duchess

Duchess and the Kittens bring their eclectic mix of soul-funk-jazz-punk-klezmer-pop sounds to žižkovšiška on Jan. 13. Fronted by "a sassy, smoky-voiced diva, described as the love child of Bette Davis and Bette Midler" and with band members hailing from the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic, the band's roots are as diverse as their musical style.


Race off to brunch

A Sunday Film & Breakfast screening at Kino Přítomnost on Jan. 14 invites cinema-goers to dine with Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari in the movie Ferrari, which depicts the birth of the iconic car brand. The Italian brunch features meat or vegetarian options and includes olives, focaccia, tiramisu, and unlimited coffee. Brunch tickets include the film and meal.

Sip and paint at the cinema

Join a Sip & Paint class at Edison Film Hub on Sunday, Jan. 14, to try your hand at creating a still-life painting over a glass of wine. Stick around afterward to see Caravaggio's Shadow a biopic of the renowned artist, starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Isabelle Huppert. No experience is needed and materials are provided – it's the perfect warm-up to the film.

Edison Filmhub. (Photo: Film Europe)
Edison Filmhub. (Photo: Film Europe)

Pay tribute to Elvis and Nirvana

Elvana brings their unique tribute show to Prague's Lucerna Music Bar on Jan. 14. This one-of-a-kind act features Elvis Presley fronting Nirvana, performing the grunge band's songs mixed with King of Rock's classics.

Try out for roller derby

Prague's premier roller derby team, Prague City Roller Derby, is recruiting new players and officials for the upcoming season at its Beginners' Day on Jan. 14. Beginners and advanced skaters can attend an open training session in English and Czech to learn the fast-paced, full-contact sport. While roller derby is mostly played by women all are welcome and no experience is necessary. Recruitment day includes trying skates and the chance to try a fun game of sock derby.

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