The best things to do in Prague this week, July 22–28

Opening this week: OIympic Festival Park in Stromovka, Czech Republic's largest obstacle course race park, and a museum devoted to Prague's Lennon Wall. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 22.07.2021 11:05:00 (updated on 24.07.2021) Reading time: 6 minutes

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Anna Neborová’s painting exhibition Shadows of Backlighting at Trafo Gallery presents a selection of paintings from the last 10 years. Her painting is characterized by the decomposition of light, the uncertainty of spatial planes, and work with a kind of magical reality. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual publication that includes images, commentary and an inteview. The exhibition runs to Sept. 1. More info on the venue website and Facebook.

Thursday, July 22

Ostrava-based pop rock band Buty will have a concert on the roof of Radost on July 22 at 7:30 pm. The band, whose name means shoes in north Moravian slang, has roots going back to 1986. In the 1990s they were one of the most popular bands in the country. More info is on Facebook.

Ska and reggae band Sto zvířat, which means 100 animals, actually only has nine members, with two from the original 1990 lineup. The band over its history has released over a dozen albums, and toured across Europe and the US. They will appear at the Lucerna Music Bar Open Air stage next to the former icehouse Ledárny Braník on July 22. Gates open at 5 pm. More info is on the venue website and Facebook.

Friday, July 23

Celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in Prague at the Olympic Festival Park in Stromovka in Prague 7. The center opens July 23, and will be open daily from 9 am to 8 pm until the Olympics ends on Aug. 8. Admission on the opening day is free, but reservations are recommended due to limited capacity. More information is on the venue website. See our story here.

The Podolí Summer Festival at Žluté lázně takes place July 23 from 3 pm to 10 pm and July 24 from noon to 10 pm. There will be wine, prosecco, beer, mixed drinks, and street food, along with music and an accompanying program in pleasant area next to the Vltava river. More info is on Facebook

A privately operated museum called Lennon Wall Story opens in the basement of the Napa Bar and gallery, located at Prokopska 8, about a three minute walk form the wall. It will have photos and memorabilia, a short film, and interactive elements including a wall that people can paint on. The grand opening is the afternoon of July 23, and it will then be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More info in on the museum website and Facebook.

The Queen tribute band Queenie will be at the Křižík Fountain in Výstaviště Holešovice on July 23 at 8 pm. You can expect, of course, classic Queen hits in a staged show, as well as a special brewed beer and bang-bang chicken, one of Freddie Mercury's favorite dishes. More info is on the event website and Facebook.

Saturday, July 24

It’s time to say Goodbye to Manifesto Smíchov, with a Latin music party on July 24. The project was always intended to be temporary, as the owner of the land has other long-term plans for the space. DJs and live music will alternate, starting at 4 pm and lasting until 10 pm. Fans of Manifesto should fear not, as a new location is opening at Anděl in August, and the original Florenc location is continuing. More info on the Manifesto website.

Titan Park has its official opening on July 24. The three-hectare obstacle course race park at the Prague Louka complex by K Sádkám 158, on the bank of the Vltava River opposite the Velká Chuchle racecourse, is the largest par k of its type in the Czech Republic and third-largest park in the EU. The park includes structures for climbing, handsprings, container climbing, tire jump and other obstacles. There will be a program for children and adults throughout the opening day. More information is on Facebook.

Cirk La Putyka stages Kabaret Dynamit, a new circus “cabaret collage” suitable for both children and an international audience. It will be at Azyl78, the tent in Výstaviště, on July 24 to 27 at 7:30 pm. More info is on the Azyl78 website and Facebook.

Sunday, July 25

The former barracks at Kasárna Karlín come alive with Kasárna ožijí sportem! #3, a day of participatory sports starting at 10:30 am. More information is on Facebook.

The graphic novel inspired neo-noir film Sin City is at the Klubovná summer cinema in Prague 6 for CZK 50 as part of the venue's Sunday movie cycle on July 25 at 9 pm. The stylized film stars Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis. More info is on the venue website.

Monday, July 26

The Summer Festivities of Early Music continues with The Dubhlinn Gardens, a program of old Irish songs, ballads, and dances meant to evoke the mood of Dublin’s aristocratic courts and castles. The event is at 8 pm on July 26 in the garden of Troja chateau. Tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen will sing, backed by the group A nocte temporis, More info is on the festival website.

Tuesday, July 27

The final concert in St. Vitus organ evenings at Prague Castle has Daniela Valtová Kosinová playing works by J.S. Bach and Olivier Messiaen, plus improvisations. More info is on the festival website

Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama Pulp Fiction will be screened on the roof of Radost on July 27 at 9 pm, as the last of four planned films in the Letní Lucerna program. The overlapping stories of the film, which stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, created a new style of cinematic dialogue. More info is on the Lucerna website.  

Wednesday, July 28

A project combining live orchestra and modern electronic music, Glorchestra will be at Výstaviště Holešovice on July 28. People can tour the Lapidarium starting at 5 pm, while the warmup music starts at 7:30 pm, and Glorchestra plays at 8:30 pm, then there is a light show and DJ after. All proceeds from the entrance fee will be donated to the maintenance and restoration of monuments that the Glorchestra will visit on its tour. Stars of the Czech scene including Vladimír 518 , DJ Wich , 7times3, and Zofie Dares will perform in the shows. More info on the event website.

Prague-based music label Genot Centre presents contemporary electronic and abstract sounds at divadlo Archa on July 28 at 8 pm. This fourth edition celebrates releases by Czech newcomer Ursula Sereghy (Gin&Platonic) and acclaimed Egyptian sound Rami Abadir. More info is on the venue website and Facebook.

Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer Itamar Borochov brings a unique sound with him. His search for his personal roots has resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities. His critically acclaimed 2014 debut recording Outset was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and he has had two acclaimed albums since then. He will be at Jazz Dock on July 28 at 9 pm. More info on Facebook and the venue website.

Iva Bittová and Vladimír Václavek will perform music from the album Bílé inferno on the roof of Lucerna on July 28 starting at 7:30 pm. The venue offers a great view of the city at dusk. More info on Facebook.

You can see some live comedy Stand-Up Show on a Boat, but without the risk of being trapped on the water if the laugh meter fails to register any action. The Bam Bu Dah Boat stays docked by Libeňský most. The boat’s bar should open at 7 pm and the laughs are slated for 8 pm on July 28. More info on Facebook.

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