The best things to do in Prague this week: Velvet Revolution edition

Remember the Velvet Revolution with a concert or a drone show, eat Czech pork dishes, and see Arthur Miller’s play ‘The Crucible. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 15.11.2021 15:44:00 (updated on 17.11.2021) Reading time: 4 minutes


Nov. 20–Dec. 24|The first holiday market opens at náměstí Míru, with traditional gifts, toys, decorations, warm clothing items, mulled wine, and hot food. Read more in our original story.

NOVEMBER 17: Public celebrations

Nov. 17|Light a candle by the memorial and celebrate the Velvet Revolution at Korzo Národní. The event is organized this year into small parts to encourage social distancing. Read more in our original story and here.

Nov. 17|Live music is for the Nov. 17 holiday is at Wenceslas Square. Koncert pro budoucnost (Concert for the Future) starts at 4:30 pm, and the headline act is Glen Hansard. Read more in our original story and here.

Nov. 17|See a coordinated drone show over the Vltava river at 6:30 pm. Best viewing is from near the National Theatre, Legion Bridge (Most legií), and embankment near Jirásek Bridge (Jiráskův most). Read more in our original story.

November 17: Open houses

Nov. 17|State-owned Liechtenstein Palace (Lichtenštejnský palác) on Kampa will be open for tours from 9 am to 5 pm, with the last tour starting at 4 pm. Tours are free but space is limited. Read more here.

Nov. 17|The National Gallery in Prague has free entry to certain permanent exhibits at Veletržní palác, Sternberg Palace, and Schwarzenberg Palace. Note this just applies to the specified shows, and not to all shows or buildings. Read more here.

Nov. 17|Buildings of the National Museum will have free entry. Read more here.


Nov. 19–Jan. 9|Postmodernist sculptures with textiles and light are featured in Martin Skalický: Alegorie at MeetFactory’s Kostka Gallery. The opening party is Nov. 18 at 7 pm. Read more here.

Nov. 19–Feb. 20|Galerie Rudolfinum presents Not Without Joy, a group show of artists whose work in various mediums including the moving image and music, explores the principal theme of Blackness. Admission is free, to the exhibit; an accompanying concert showcasing the work of composer Julius Eastman takes place at Rudolfinum. Read more here.

Nov. 19–May 1|See rarely shown fakes of Medieval artworks through the 20th century are at Sternberg Palace, part of the National Gallery in Prague, in the show Forgeries? Forgeries! Read more here.


Nov. 17|Seven acrobats from Australia’s Gravity and Other Myths push themselves to their limits in the non-verbal show A Simple Space. Read more here.

Nov. 18–20|The Bremer Shakespeare Company performs Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Performed in English at Divadlo Na Pradle. Read more here.

Nov. 19|Young dancers from the Czech National Ballet turn into choreographers at Dance Lab, presented at the New Stage of the National Theatre. Read more here.

Nov. 20, 24, and 26|Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is staged in English by Prague Shakespeare Company at Divadlo Na Prádle. The play looks at the Salem Witch Trials from the perspective of modern-day political witch hunts. Read more here.


Nov. 17|Hawaiian and Japanese culture meet in poke bowls. Celebrate this culinary trend at the Hawaiian Poke Festival at Cafe Sofa in Prague 6. Read more here.

Nov. 20–21|The fight is on: Beaujolais Nouveau vs. St Martin’s Wine. Sample both at Villa Richter. These young wines are meant to be consumed before Easter. Read more here.

Nov. 20|Experience pork in all of its myriad forms, from cracklings to BBQ ribs, at Vepřobraní, a traditional pork festival at Smíchovská náplavka. Read more here.


Nov. 18–24|The 24th edition of the Festival of French Film runs at Světozor, Lucerna, Kino 35 (in the French Institute), and Edison Filmhub. The opening film is “Aline” (Hlas lásky), based on the life of Céline Dion. Check the festival website for subtitle information. Read more here.  


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Nov. 18|Cult director Wes Anderson’s latest comedy The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, about a foreign office of a newspaper in the early 20th century, opens in multiplexes and other theaters. It has a large ensemble cast with Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, and Tilda Swinton.


Nov. 21|Strings of Autumn continues with Sardinian vocal polyphony group Tenores di Orosei at DivadloX10. Read more here.


Nov. 15–17|Czech rock band J.A.R. has three nights of concerts at Lucerna Music Bar to celebrate the Velvet Revolution. Read more here.

Nov. 18–19|Three stars Iva Bittová, Lenka Dusilová, and Monika Načeva are together for what may be the last time. The show at Palác Akropolis had been postponed from last year. Read more here.

Nov. 20|Canadian neo-folk and alternative bluegrass the Dead South will play a rescheduled show at Forum Karlín. Read more here.


Nov. 21|See exteriors of villas formerly owned by a banking family in the walking tour The Petschek Family Houses – How the Wealthy Lived. More information including how to get tickets is available here.


Until Jan. 31|Ice skating has already started at Centrum Černý Most, daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Read more here.

Nov. 19–20|A market focused on toys, books, and other goods for children, Mini is at Hall 13 of Prague Market (Pražská tržnice) in Holešovice. Read more here.

Nov. 20 and 28|Create an Advent Wreath at Prague Zoo. Registration required. Read more here.

Nov. 20–21|A film festival for children, Malé oči is at kino Aero, Ateliér Žižkov, and Bio Oko. Popular live-action and animated films are shown in Czech-dubbed or original Czech versions. There are also side events and workshops. Read more here.

Nov. 21|Children can work with actual artists in an art workshop at Atelier Rychta in Výstaviště. Space is limited, register online. Read more here.

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