The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: June 30–July 2, 2023

You can go on an expedition to find public sculptures, see inside a government palace, hear some outdoor jazz, and much more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 29.06.2023 16:35:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Twist and shout to rockabilly at the Metronome

Step up your dance game with an intro to rockabilly jive. The beginner-friendly Dancing 101 event in Prague, hosted by Devil's Jivers, teaches a simplified four-step basic and two spins at its July 2 afternoon workshop. No partner is required. The event, which takes place at the Prague Metronome, lets participants twist and shout to '50s and '60s tunes at one of Prague's most scenic locations. Tickets are required.

See laugh-out-loud films

Metro Comedy Club and Edison Filmhub are teaming up to present a screening of No Hard Feelings, with a special introduction by comedian Grant Gallacher on Friday, June 30. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky the raunchy comedy features a woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who, on the brink of losing her home, finds a side hustle: helping helicopter parents bring their nerdy 19-year-old out of his shell before college. For cineastes with more vintage taste catch The Blues Brothers at Letní kino Dlabačov on Saturday, July 1.

Explore a new exhibit at Kunstahalle

The exhibition Lost in the Moment that Follows at Kunsthalle Praha showcases the Romanian art scene from modernism to the present. Curated by Tevž Logar, the exhibition features nearly 150 works by 79 artists. The show focuses on themes such as identity, nature, space, the body, and memory.

The artworks are drawn from the extensive collection of Romanian collector and philanthropist Ovidiu Șandor, known for his Art Encounters biennale of contemporary art. The exhibition, which includes diverse artistic media like painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, photography, and video, runs until Sunday, September 10.

Hear some classic Canadian garage rock

The Toronto garage psychedelic rock group Wine Lips pour their musical hearts out at MeetFactory on June 30. They will perform music from their latest album, called Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party, which was recorded during the pandemic. Some of their music has appeared on the soundtracks of TV shows.

Marvel at skateboard magic

Don't miss the 28th annual Mystic Sk8 Cup, an open-air skateboarding skateboarding festival, taking place from June 30 to July 2 on Stvanice Island in Prague. Witness the incredible skills of some of the world's best boarders as they compete for a cash prize. Live concerts and DJs are planned for the Relax Zone. Get ready for an action-packed weekend of skateboarding excellence.

Go sculpture spotting

The Sculpture Line Festival, now through Sept. 30, brings renowned domestic and international artists together to showcase their works in open-air locations throughout Prague streets and squares. The festival brings public spaces to life with art while bringing a fresh perspective to the cityscape. Highlights this year include a neon pink fiberglass series splashed around Congress Centre as well as a giant fly attached to The Dancing House.

Lounge to smooth sounds on the roof

Experience a serene summer atmosphere with acoustic jazz by the Vltava River at the Jazz Dock Open Air Concert Series. Spend Saturday afternoon on the Jazz Dock rooftop with loungers, refreshing drinks, and a light summer menu, all accompanied by superb music. Kicking off the series on July 1 is the Petra Ernyei Trio.

Explore historic palaces and villas

On July 1, some of Prague's historic government buildings open their doors to the public. See Hrzánský Palace, and access the lovingly restored Straka's Academy garden on Saturday.

The garden currently has a panel display about the Czech prime ministers, Hrzánský Palace along the edge of the Hradčany (Prague Castle) promontory is currently used for official functions by the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.

Experience Indian tradition

The Ratha Yatra festival returns to Prague on July 2. Join the vibrant parade starting at náměstí Republiky at noon, winding through the historic center, and culminating in a rich cultural program back at náměstí Republiky from 3 p.m.

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The traditional festival of Indian chariots is marked with theater, dance, and vegan food tent with good eats from Govinda.

Last chance to catch the circus

It's your last chance to catch a show at the annual Arena open-air festival, which showcases theater, new circus, music, and contemporary performing art at Smíchovská náplavka - Hořejší nábřeží Embankment. The festival ends on July 1.

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