The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: November 3–5, 2023

Eat Japanese pastries, goose, or pork, watch movies on LGBTQ+ themes, go to Cannafest, listen to jazz, and more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 02.11.2023 16:00:00 (updated on 02.11.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Enjoy a Japanese-style Halloween

Indulge in a unique Halloween experience for two on Nov. 4 with a Japanese-inspired Halloween tea at Café Sofa. Served in a bento box, it features Japanese teas, freshly baked scones, homemade jam, special Japanese pastries, and even mochi. For a savory touch, enjoy Shokupan sandwiches with potato salad or Karaage sandwiches with fried chicken and Japanese tartar sauce (vegetarian option available). 

Feast on pig and goose

If St. Martin seems too long of a wait, head to Smíchovská náplavka on Nov. 4 for the Pig and Goose Feast. Enjoy roasted goose and pigs in many shapes and flavors, and finish with Old Bohemian Epiphany pastries including leavened cakes, buns, and St. Martin's rolls. Also for pig lovers, Vozovna Stromovka offers a Zabijačka (pig slaughter) on Nov. 4, with fresh cuts of meat and sausages, as well as brandy to wash them down.  

Learn more about folk arts and crafts

Visit the Beautiful Work (Krásná práce) exhibition at Galerie 1 between Nov. 4 and 25 and admire traditional folk clothing, accessories, and jewelry from over 40 exhibits by Czech craftsmen, designers, and art students. The display celebrates the work of small-scale artists, woodcarvers, and blue-print masters, juxtaposing original crafts with contemporary creations like a shepherd's swaddle made of sheep's wool, a nettle fiber dress, and a sloe hat.

Spend a day at the races

Join the festivities surrounding the last racing day before the winter break at Chuchle Arena Prague on Nov. 4 with the Seventh Prague Winter Favorite event. Meet the future champions of 2024 and enjoy a classic racing afternoon filled with sports performances, refreshments from various stands, restaurants, and food trucks, and activities for families ranging from pony rides to bouncy castles and workshops. 


Explore the best of queer or Brazilian cinema

The 24th edition of the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival runs until Nov. 10 in various venues in Prague including Lucerna, Světozor, Edison Filmhub, and Kino 35 cinemas. All films will be screened in their original language with Czech or English subtitles. Until Nov. 5, the Prague Brazilian Film Festival will celebrate ten years of existence at Bio Oko with a selection of Portuguese-language films (with English subtitles), including documentaries and concerts.

Get running for Movember

Help raise funds and awareness about men's health by taking part in a charity run on Nov. 4 for Movember, which is part of a worldwide annual charity event focusing on prostate and testicular cancer. The run starts at Hostivařská přehrada. 

Delve into the concepts of beauty and art

A family art workshop for the exhibition Infamous Beauty featuring its creator, artist Andres Serrano, takes place at DOX on Nov. 5. Serrano’s photography exhibition Infamous Beauty, which is based on sharp contrasts around social issues is available to the public at DOX until Jan. 2024. 

Listen to a world-class jazz artist

As part of The Prague Sounds festival, iconic bass player Ron Carter performs on Nov. 3 at Rudolfinum. On a similar note, the 31st edition of Festival Alternativa 2023 brings British singer-songwriter Richard Dawson to Kasárna Karlín, also on Nov. 3.

Explore the world of cannabis-derived products

Between Nov. 3 and 5, Cannafest at PVA Expo Prague is a showcase of exhibitions from around the world, featuring a diverse range of growing equipment, fertilizers, seeds, smoking supplies, vaporizers, cannabis cosmetics, hemp textiles, and food. The event will also host representatives from media, advocacy organizations, and institutions promoting cannabis education, natural resource utilization, and medical legalization.

Go to an art festival

Until Nov. 5, the 22nd edition of Art Prague brings 35 art exhibitions to the Clam-Gallas Palace, featuring artists such as Artinbox Gallery, Galerie Budoart, Galerie eS, Galerie Havelka, Jan Čejka Gallery, The Chemistry Gallery, 3Art, and many others.

PARTNER TIP: World Opera Day took place on Oct. 25. To celebrate the State Opera is offering discounted prices through Nov. 30. From now until then get a 20 percent discount on any opera by using the code operavopere20 when purchasing tickets online and at the National Theatre box office. From classic operas to sparkling jazz operettas, immerse yourself in the magic of opera music and stories.

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