The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Nov. 10–12

From Diwali lanterns to St. Martin's goose, autumn traditions are on full display this weekend. Plus: 10 years of the Aussie & Kiwi Film Fest kicks off. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 09.11.2023 17:03:00 (updated on 10.11.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

Take an artful look at film

A newly opened exhibition at the Stone Bell House, part of the Prague City Gallery, explores film as a narrative and reflective medium. Thinking Through Film, open from Nov. 8 to Dec. 12, displays works by eight Czech artists focused on pushing the boundaries of film language and bringing it back to its roots. Among the highlights, Jakub Jansa's episodic Garden of Problems video series comments on social issues, as well as films, objects, and set designs by other local creators that blur reality and fiction.

Rock all weekend long

The annual Prague Music Week, taking place Nov. 9-11 at Národní dům na Smíchově, will feature three days of music programming without genre restrictions. Concerts taking place in the adjacent Futurum Music Bar include rapper KhakiKid and DJ collective Girls Don't Sync, alongside emerging Czech talents. Conference panels will address the music industry and production, while a trade fair will showcase mobile recording studios and tour vehicle displays.

Celebrate Australian film

EDITOR'S PICK: The 10th annual Aussie & Kiwi Film Fest begins Nov. 10 and runs through Nov. 15. Showcasing contemporary cinema from Australia and New Zealand over a decade, this year's films include Dipped in Black, Democracies, and Muriel's Wedding along with exhibits on Aboriginal art and pre-screening tastings of wines and beers from the region. Films are screened at Lucerna and Edison Film Hub.

Admire sparkly things

The World of Minerals Fair at Prague's Exhibition Grounds showcases beautiful jewelry and minerals in Křižík Pavilion B. From Nov. 11-12, visitors to the event can explore a vast selection of crystals, precious, stones, geological tools, and collectible minerals from more than 80 exhibitors.

Get your goose on

On Nov. 11 in Prague, celebrations for St. Martin's Day will include a procession across Charles Bridge, during which an actor riding a white horse will portray St. Martin. A medieval market and free tours will also take place. Later that day, a lantern parade will begin near the Rotunda of St. Martin at Vyšehrad. Additionally, over 50 wineries will offer St. Martin's wines and young wines at Villa Richter vineyard. Vegans also have options for a "goose" dinner. For more tips and events read our full article here.

Light up for Diwali

Prague Zoo will commemorate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light celebrating the victory of good over evil, with a lantern procession through the darkened grounds on Nov. 11. Diwali legend tells of King Rama's return home guided by countless lights. Visitors can join the procession carrying LED lanterns from 6 p.m., accompanied by feedings, art workshops, yoga, and henna painting. Those looking to celebrate a more adult-friendly version of the holiday can hit Chapeau Rouge for a Diwali party hosted by Bollywood DJs Prague.

Prague Zoo's annual Diwali lantern parade takes place Nov. 11
Prague Zoo's annual Diwali lantern parade takes place Nov. 11

Enjoy a winter picnic

Prague will host an all-day culinary festival on Nov. 11 featuring cooking demonstrations, chef interviews, workshops, and tasting of local fare. Organized by Apetit magazine in the historic premises of the New Town Hall, the Winter Apetit Picnic entices visitors with children's activities like Lego-building and gingerbread decorating. Top names from the Czech culinary scene combined with gourmet fare promise a decadent, entertaining day.

See 'Streetcar' like never before

In a sizzling adaptation, DEKKADANCERS premieres a contemporary, electrifying dance rendition of Tennessee Williams' classic play A Streetcar Named Desire. Former Southern belle Blanche DuBois faces unraveling secrets as she visits Sister Stella and her husband Stanley, who dangerously probes her past. Choreographer Arthur Pita transforms the 1947 play into a dynamic performance, with original music by Frank Moon capturing the raw essence of summer in New Orleans. Debuting, Thursday, Nov. 9 with showings throughout Nov. 10, 11, and 12, and then again in February.

Shop for stunning stationery

The unique Gabriel Loci premises in Prague will once again be filled with the sights and sounds of delicate paper creations. Papír Fest on Nov. 11 is for passionate paper collectors and those seeking original stationery gifts alike. Visitors can shop over 60 local brands' handmade stationery treasures, from notebooks and planners to stickers, writing tools, and greeting cards. Papír Fest offers the largest selection of paper products under one roof, alongside workshops.

Take in smooth sounds

British duo Seafret, consisting of Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, returns to Lucerna Music Bar on Nov. 12 after two years of work on their third studio album, Wonderland. The concert promises a blend of indie-rock tones and heartfelt lyrics, capturing the band's journey through ups and downs. Seafret, formed in 2011, gained recognition with their EP Oceans in 2015, featuring the popular track of the same name with 170 million listens on Spotify.

Attend a book launch of Shakespearean proportions

The Globe will host Scottish artist Stewart Kenneth Moore on Nov. 12 for a signing and launch party of his graphic novel adaptation of Prague Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth, illustrated against the starkest memories, places, and myths of his homeland. Book your seat at Also this weekend the Prague Shakespeare Company will be running a Nov. 11 performance of its 39 Steps at Divadlo Na Prádle.

Shop for a good cause

The annual International Charity Festival returns to Prague after four years on Nov. 12, showcasing diverse cultures through performances, food, and artisan goods from over 50 countries. Organized by the Diplomatic Spouses Association and held under the auspices of First Lady Eva Pavlová, to support various Czech charities, the event at the Hilton Hotel's Congress Hall has generated around CZK 70 million for charities since 2000.

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