The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: August 4–6, 2023

Eat dim sum, watch Rambo on the big screen, see a play inspired by Hedy Lamarr, or The Weeknd in concert, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 03.08.2023 15:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food

Go decadent with the Festival of Fried Cheese, which lasts until Aug. 6 at the Opatovské terasy a foodcraft jídelna. The special menu for the event includes several types of fried cheese such as Hermelín, Eidam, Irish Cheddar, Gouda, with various side dishes and sauces. If you’re into lavish breakfasts, Biotop Radotín offers an American Breakfast on Aug. 4 complete with sausages, roast beans, pancakes with maple syrup, and much more. 

See Hedy Lamarr come to life or an uncanny love story

Tomáš Loužný: Ecstasy is at the Barrandov Terraces swimming pool on Aug. 6, as well later this month. The inspiration for the play (which has English subtitles) is early silver screen legend Hedy Lamarr. On Aug. 4, catch the English-friendly play Gramfon on the summer scene of the Grébovka (Havlíčkovy sady) park, which is based on a love story between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi guard during World War II.

Heady Lamarr, who starred in 'Extase,' was also an inventor. Photo: Public domain.
Heady Lamarr, who starred in 'Extase,' was also an inventor. Photo: Public domain.

Have a dim sum or five

Dim Sum Spot is celebrating its fourth anniversary on Aug. 5, an occasion to head to its flagship Letná bistro or its three other Prague locations and dig into their large range of small Cantonese offerings that are traditional brunch dishes. Pair your dumplings with a Black Dragon Ale beer special infused with oolong tea and delicious Hojicha green tea ice cream. 

Watch the Rambo trilogy in cinema

As part of its Encyclopedia of Action Movie series, Kino Aero presents a Rambo marathon on Aug. 4. Grab some popcorn and watch Sylvester Stallone star as the title character in Rambo: First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III. 

Join a reggae summer party

On Aug. 5, Baden Baden Štvanice hosts The Burnin' Summer, a summer party with Afrobeats, reggae, and more. Join in on the fun via the new HolKa pedestrian bridge which connects the neighborhoods Holešovice and Karlín.

Listen to an electronic duo or a crossover Roma band

U.S. Algiers Soundsystem will play at Café V lese on Aug. 6 with live electronics replacing their live drums, and a set focusing on the rap and hip-hop influences in their work. If you’re in the mood for something different, Terne Čhave brings their fusion of Roma rhythms, Latino music, jazz, and rock to Jazz Dock on Aug. 4

Test your queer trivia with a pub quiz

As part of the Mezipatra at Prague Pride 2023, Kasárna Karlín will host a series of events, including a queer pub quiz in English on Aug. 6. Dress up for the occasion, come together with a team of two to five people, and test your knowledge of pop culture during this event, which is moderated by drag queen Melancholia Blackbile.

See The Weeknd in concert

One of the hottest artists of the last decade, The Weeknd will play at Letiště Letňany on Aug. 6 [SOLD OUT]. The tour celebrates The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours, whose hit single “Blinding Lights” was named the new No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time, surpassing Chubby Checker’s 1960 hit “The Twist.” The concert also features Kaytranada and Mike Dean as supporting acts. 

Watch cult movies at a summer cinema

Spend your weekend evenings at the Summer Rooftop Sunset Cinema watching movies that made history in the last two decades, such as Fight Club on Aug. 4 (screening with headphones), La La Land on Aug. 5, and Pulp Fiction: Stories from the Underworld on Aug. 6. (screening with headphones). 

Immerse yourself in the contemporary art scene

The newly opened contemporary art exhibition Laura Gozlan & Šimon Chovan: The New Wounded, which is at Holešovická Šachta until Aug. 23, explores modeling tools of destructive plasticity as well as the recognizability of (social) forms through objects and moving images. The immersive exhibition eyewitness testimonies, which is inspired by museology and archaeology, presenting exhibits according to a key that made sense to its creators, is at REC•esse until Aug. 5

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