Prague's top 10 weekend events: Spaced-out cinema, hot tamales, and hockey hysteria

This weekend in Prague, May 10-12, brings a stellar line-up of food, sports, and culture events.

Anica Mancinone

Written by Anica Mancinone Published on 09.05.2024 16:28:00 (updated on 09.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

Enter Tim Burton's world

Tim Burton’s vivid imagination is now on full display at Prague’s Municipal House. The extensive exhibition features more than 600 works from the filmmaker’s career, including drawings and sculptures of the Martians from Mars Attacks, the skeleton dancers from The Corpse Bride, and the Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The exhibit runs until the end of September.

Experience outstanding film

Critically acclaimed British filmmaker Ken Loach, known as the "father of British realism," will be celebrated at Edison Film Hub from May 9-12, with a screening of eight of his most memorable movies. The World According to Ken Loach will feature his latest film, The Old Oak, and several Q&A panels.

Transcend into the astral dimension through music and the silver screen at Westfield Chodov’s Good Festival, where renowned British composer Ilan Eshkeri’s new film Space Station Earth will be screened on May 12. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film consists of footage of Earth from space, with an original score from Eshkeri.

Have a sporting good time

Prepare for ice hockey fans and patriots alike to storm pubs, venues, and dedicated fan zones across Prague this weekend, as Czechia’s biggest sporting event of the year descends upon us: the 2024 men’s Ice Hockey World Championship. Teams will play games in two venues – Prague 9’s O2 Arena, and the Ostravar Aréna to the east of the country. Both stadiums have large fan zones nearby where visitors can watch the best of the action on a big screen for completely free; no ticket is required.

May 11-12 will see parades of open boats adorned with dragon heads and tails set sail at Žluté lázně for the Prague Dragon Boat Festival. The races will begin after a dragon awakening ritual with the Chinese delegation, celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

Catch big-time culture events

Cirk La Putyka, one of the leading contemporary circus troupes in the Czech Republic, will present its new show Okamžik at Azyl78 from May 2-25. Over 35 performers, a live band and elaborate circus techniques will bring renowned Finnish director Maksim Komar’s unique vision to life on stage.

The oldest classical music festival in Czechia, Prague Spring Festival, kicks off May 12 and continues until June 3, this year celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana. Enjoy the opening concert Smetana's My Homeland performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker this weekend at Municipal House.

Rock out with your tamales out

One of the most successful German bands ever, only growing in popularity with their innovative music and pyrotechnic shows, is headed to Prague this weekend. Rammstein have been on the scene for almost twenty-five years and show no signs of slowing down, playing two back-to-back shows at Letiště Letňany on May 11 and 12.

For the Mexican foodies out there, The Tamales Premiere by Tamarte will bring the specialties of tamales and antojitos to Prague at Dorado Coffee. Taste the traditional Mesoamerican dish, served up in corn husk or banana leaves, on the second anniversary of the venue on May 11.

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