The best things to do in Prague this week: St. Martin's goose edition

St Martin’s Day brings wine and goose for adults, and lantern making for children; Czech band Gaia Mesiah celebrates 20 years.

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Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 08.11.2021 14:16 (updated on 08.11.2021) Reading time: 5 minutes

ART

Nov. 10|The group exhibition Great Expectations, The Child in Contemporary Czech Art opens at DOX. It looks at children as a symbol, a research subject, and a business, among other aspects. Read more here.

Nov. 11–July 10|Nine artists explore whether Post-digital Intimacy is dystopian or helps to solve problems. The show is at Veletržní palác. Read more here.

Nov. 12|The cultural center Vzlet celebrates 100 years with the opening of an exhibition about culture in Vršovice, a workshop for children on architecture, and the screening of the Czech film "Až přijde kocour" (only in Czech). Read more here.

Nov. 13–14|Do some early holiday shopping a the Art Book Fair at Zámek Troja. Over two dozen art book publishers will participate, and there is a side program planned. Read more here.  

Long term|Architect Adolf Loos – Models and Photographs has opened at Norbertov Study and Documentation Centre, a part of the Prague City Museum located in Prague 6–Střešovice. The 150th anniversary of Loos’s birth was at the end of 2020, but much of the celebration was delayed. Reads more here.  

PERFORMANCE

Nov. 10|Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream is performed by Prague Shakespeare Company at Divadlo Bez Zabradli. The production uses a new English “translation” by Jeffrey Whitty that eliminates a lot of the archaic language. Read more here and here.

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Nov. 10–11|Berg Orchestra and 420People collaborate on InspiraCe, a performance mixing minimalism, beatbox, dubstep, and contemporary dance. Read more here.

Nov. 11–12|The Prague Harman Street Players present the oddly titled A Prodigal Expat, His Lawyer and His Cleaning Lady Attend a Funeral, at Kavárna Liberál in Holešovice. The story involves a dispute over an inheritance. Read more here.

Food and drink St. Martin's goose

Several venues participate in the Czech St. Martin's Day wine celebrations called Svatomartinské slavnosti this week. Sample the new Svatomartinské wine, and roasted goose with red cabbage and dumplings, and side dishes like goose soup or kaldouns.

Starting Nov. 11| A special goose menu with modern touches has been prepared by chef Marek Fichtner of the restaurant Červený jelen for St. Martin’s Day. It will be available as long as supplies last, but the latest will be Nov. 21. Read more here and here.

Nov. 11|Goose sandwiches and a warm BBQ are at the garage in Kasárna Karlín. There will be lamp making for kids in the afternoon, and DJ in the evening. Read more here.  

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St. Martin's Day wine anf goose. (Photo: Vinařský fond)

Nov. 13|New wine and goose is at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad. Music starts at 10 am, and the event ends at 7 pm. St. Martin will also hand out coloring books to children. Read more here and here.

Nov. 13|Kubánské náměstí (Kubáň) and Řezáčovo náměstí (Heřmaňák) also have wine and goose fests. Glasses to sample new wine are CZK 50. People can attend without buying the glass, but won't be able to drink wine. Read more here.

Nov. 13–14|Villa Richter has goose and duck specialties plus new wine. Admission fee includes beverage tokens. the event is outside, but there will be warm areas. Read more here.

More Food and drink

Nov. 10|You can roast marshmallows and make s’mores – marshmallows, chocolate, and cookies – at the Florenc location of Manifesto, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Read more here.

Nov. 13|Fans of aged grain beverages will want to check out Whisky Life! Prague at New Town Hall (Novoměstská radnice). Over 150 types of whisky including some rarities will be available. Masterclasses and live music are also on the program. Read more here.

FILM

Nov. 10|Czech films are put into context in Some Like It Czech. F. A. Brabec's spooky fairytale anthology Wild Flowers (Kytice) is shown at kino Aero at 8:30 pm with English subtitles and a comedic introduction. Read more here and here.

Nov. 11|Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho premieres. The psychological horror film set in 1960s London stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, and has the final screen appearance of Diana Rigg.

Nov. 11–16|Nordic Film Autumn 2021 offers new Scandinavian films with English and Czech subtitles at kino Lucerna. The opening is "My Life as A Comedian," about growing up in the 1970s. Read more here and here.

FESTIVALS

Nov. 9|Polish ambient and minimalist musicians Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher are at Palác Akropolis as part of Festival Spectaculare. Read more here.

Nov. 12–13|The Alternativa festival of very atypical music concludes with two days of events at divadlo Archa. Read more here and here.  

Nov. 14|Strings of Autumn continues with Brazilain musician Vinicius Cantuaria performing works by bossa nova master Antonio Carlos Jobim at Anežský klášter. Read more here.

LIVE MUSIC

Nov. 9|South African indie-pop singer Alice Phoebe Lou presents her new album "Glow" at the Lucerna Music Bar. Read more here.

Nov. 10|Crossover band Gaia Mesiah celebrates 20 years, if you overlook that gap between 2011 and ’16, with a concert at Palác Akropolis. The band began as a Rage Against the Machine cover group before creating their own material. Read more here and here.

Pat Fulgoni. (Photo: Liver Music)
Pat Fulgoni. (Photo: Liver Music)

Nov. 10|Prague International Bluenight presents Pat Fulgoni Blues Experience. The rescheduled concert will be at Zasekávák in Dejvice. Fulgoni is no stranger to Czech audiences. He previously released “Dark Side Of The Blues – Pat Fulgoni Live In Prague.” Read more here.

EXPLORE

Nov. 14|A guided walk in English will explain the history of Malá Strana including its start in the 13th century through the Hussite wars, the great fire in 1541, the consequences of the European Reformation, and the later re-Catholicization. Read more here.

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FAMILY FUN

Opened this month|Side events to the exhibition City as a Ghost at the House At The Golden Ring include games for families and groups (primarily oriented to Czech speakers). The exhibition focuses on illustrator Jaroslav Foglar. Read more here.

Nov. 11|Make lanterns at Vozovna in Prague 3 at 4 pm and go on a procession at 6 pm to Kostel sv. Vojtěcha. Read more here.

 Nov. 11|Lantern making will take place at Arbesovo náměstí, followed by a walk to the Kinský Gardens. A few lanterns will be available for those who don’t have time to make one. Read more here.

Nov. 12|A day later than similar events, lantern making will take place at Stromovka on Friday at 4:30 pm in front of the Planetarium, followed by a procession in the park. Read more here.

Nov. 14|The annual Kunratice footrace – Velká kunratická – has been taking place since 1934. Registration is completed, but you can still cheer on the runners. Read more here

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