The best things to do in Prague this week, October 11–17

See Signal festival’s Plan C, Frida Kahlo’s photo collection, the classic film ‘Kolja,’ Modern Talking’s Thomas Anders, and a guest-filled Comic Con.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff
Published on 11.10.2021 16:48 (updated on 15.10.2021)

ART

Oct 13–17 | A side event of the Signal Festival, On the Edge by Radka Bodzewicz has its opening Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm at Bold Gallery and runs to Oct. 17, after which it will move online. Read more here.

Oct. 13–16 | Hope Is Bad presents new paintings by Zofia Pałucha at the Prague 7 gallery Berlínskej Model. Read more here and here.

Oct. 14–Nov. 11 | The Autumn Pruning (Podzimní prořez) opens Oct. 14 at 7 pm at Galerie AMU, and then runs till Nov. 11. The show presents 40 years of work by artist and teacher Karel Vostárek. Read more here.

Oct. 14–26 | Set design is the subject of Fundus Utopia Relations (Vztahy fundus utopie), which opens Oct. 14 at 6 pm at Studio Alta at Invalidovna in Prague 8. Read more here.

Oct. 15–Jan. 16 | Frida Kahlo – Her Photos shows photographs from the artist’s collection, depicting herself and her times. The traveling show, now opening at the Prague City Gallery's Stone Bell House, has 241 photographs organized by six themes. Read more here.

Frida Kahlo
05 Frida stomach down, by Nickolas Muray, 1946 © Frida Kahlo Museum

PERFORMANCE

Oct. 14, 15, and 16|Samuel Beckett’s modern masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be at Divadlo na Prádle. This Prague Shakespeare Company production stars veteran thespians Lane Davies and Gregory Gudgeon. Read more here and here.

Oct. 16 | Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is presented on the same stage where it premiered in 1787. This new staging is by the Swedish-Norwegian stage director Alexander Mørk-Eidem in tandem with the German conductor and Mozart specialist Karsten Januschke. Read more here.

FOOD AND DRINK

Oct. 14 | Sample soup and listen to music at Autumn Soup at Brumlovka in Prague 4. The event runs for only three hours from 11 am to 2 pm at náměstí Brumlovka. Read more here

Starting Oct. 14|Inspired by recipes from 1905 the Austrian-Hungarian Feast takes diners to the roots of what became modern Czech cuisine. The first all-you-can-eat feast at Augustine Restaurant offers goose liver pâté, venison tartar, wild boar ribs, tafelspitz, and duck confit accompanied with bottomless local wine and beer. Every Thursday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Book your spot here.

PRIVATE PROPERTIES

The first all-you-can-eat feast at Augustine Restaurant celebrates the cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian empire
The first all-you-can-eat feast at Augustine Restaurant celebrates the cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian empire

Oct. 14 | Experience Caucasian cuisine at Coca-Cola Garden BBQ with Marek Pavala and chef Ali at the Florenc location of Manifesto. Pavala was a finalist on the MasterChef reality show and the founder of Camp Fuego, and chef Ali is from the Antricote restaurant. Read more here and here.

FILM

To Oct. 12 | The Be2Can festival showcases films from the Berlin, Venice, and Cannes festivals. Screenings are at Lucerna, Edison Film Hub, Atlas, and the newly opened Kino Petrohradská. Films at Edison and Lucerna have English subtitles. Read more here.

Oct. 12 | The first entry in the new series Some Like It Czech at kino Aero is the 1996 film “Kolja.” The series will show one film a month with a comedic introduction in English to set the context. Read our original story or find out more here.

Oct. 14 | The sci-fi action film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson, premieres in multiplexes and other cinemas. The film is part of Sony's Spider-Man Universe and a sequel to 2018’s “Venom.”

Oct. 14–18 | The 10th edition of Cine Argentino presents recent South American cinema with English and Czech subtitles. Read more here.

FEATURED EMPLOYERS

FESTIVALS

Oct. 14–17 | The annual Signal festival of light art takes place with routes in Holešovice, Karlín, and Old Town, plus an augmented reality route. Most of the festival is free, but tickets are required for some parts. This edition is billed as Plan C. Read more here.

Oct 15–17 | Comic-Con Prague, taking place at O2 universum, will feature special guests including Edward James Olmos, Neal McDonough, Sylvester McCoy, Natalia Tena, and Jake Busey. Read more here.

LIVE MUSIC

Oct. 15 | Dutch jazz and pop saxophonist Candy Dulfer returns to Prague after three years for a concert at Lucerna Music Bar. Read more here.

Oct. 15 | Pop star Thomas Anders from Modern Talking will be at Forum Karlín with his vintage hits like “You're My Heart, You're My Soul,” “ Cheri Cheri Lady,” and “Brother Louie.” Read more here.

Oct. 16 | Chinaski, Marie Rottrová, and Olympic headline an evening of Czech rock and pop bands at O2 Arena. Read more here.

Oct. 17 | London-based Austrian percussionist Manu Delago, who in the past toured with Björk, will be at Palác Akropolis. His latest album “Environ Me” is dedicated to nature. Read more here.

FAMILY FUN

Oct. 15–17|Learn more about the history of chocolate and find new recipes at Čokoládový Festival at Galerie Harfa, next to O2 Arena. There is also entertainment for children including games with balloons and cooking lessons aimed at little ones. Read more here.

Ongoing|The recently opened permanent exhibition The Miracles of Evolution at the National Museum has 1,500 exhibits including the iconic fin whale. It also has interactive elements designs to intrigue children. Read More here.

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