The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: March 1–3, 2024

Celebrate a Czech composer, attend a hearty soup festival, and watch a selection of international films. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 29.02.2024 17:00:00 (updated on 07.03.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

Concert-hop from pop to opera

Indie chart-topper LP will bring their unmistakable voice to the O2 universum on Mar. 1, promising a night of electrifying hits. Hear the magic of their breakthrough ballad “Lost on You,” which has had over 25.7 million downloads worldwide, and witness a singer-songwriter in her prime.

Switch up the musical vibes the following night on Mar. 2 at the Smetana party at The National Theatre. Activities and musical tributes are planned to celebrate Czech composer Bedřich Smetana’s 200th birth anniversary. The public can enjoy live streams of Smetana’s operas in the National Theatre’s Piazetta, along with refreshments, starting from 2 p.m.


Delve into the realities of life in Ukraine through two captivating exhibitions, starting with Ukrainian Indomitability at Prague Castle on Mar. 1. Peruse photos taken by professional Ukrainian photographers, capturing the the full-scale Russian invasion in living color.

Zhanna Kadyrova: UNEXPECTED at the Rudolfinum Gallery showcases objects and materials that have become the voice of the voiceless. Tiles shattered by gunshots and shrapnel and living plants nurtured in refuge will be on display until late June.


A wide selection of soups will be simmering at the Soup Festival sprawled along Smíchovská náplavka, on Mar. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indulge in a wide array of traditional soups, including Czech varieties, Malaysian laksa, French bouillabaisse, Japanese ramen, street food specialties, and sweet treats.


In addition to a curated selection of Japanese films screening in the beautiful halls of Kino Lucerna all weekend, EIGA-SAI – or “movie festival” – is organizing a host of accompanying events, including a Japanese cultural day on Mar. 2 at Galeria Lucerna. All for free entry, immerse yourself in various Japanese arts, crafts, and traditions through a series of calligraphy, origami, and even swordplay workshops. And, of course, indulge in Japanese delicacies such as matcha tea and home-made confectionery.


Support the production of artistic short films by attending the Pragueshorts Film Festival, presenting a stacked lineup of international and experimental featurettes. The festival runs until Mar. 3 in Bio Oko, Kino Světozor, Kino Pilotů, Kino Aero, Kino Ponrepo, and Kino Kavalírka.

Also, on Mar. 3, dip into the Czech film selection at Edison Film Hub and see Mr. and Mrs. Stodola (Manželé Stodolovi) with English subtitles. The film follows a young couple embroiled in a series of murders and how the brutal acts begin to intertwine with their relationship.


Immerse yourself in the captivating world of John Sanborn, a prominent figure of the second wave of American video art, at his latest exhibition, John Sanborn Notes On Us, at Kunsthalle Praha. Running from Mar. 3 to Jun. 2, this extraordinary showcase intertwines visual elements, movement, spoken word, and music to convey themes of love and fluid gender identity posited through the lens of ancient mythology.


More and more farmer’s markets are popping up as spring careens around the corner. Check out the iconic Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrady market in Vinohrady this Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., or stop by the market at Vítězné náměstí in Prague 6, operating during the same hours. The latter market is celebrating its 15 years of existence. Boasting over 100 stalls, it remains one of Prague’s most expansive farmers' markets.

Would you like us to write about your business? Find out more