The best things to do in Prague this week, October 18–24

Prague's annual coffee festival returns, four French women face off in 'The Revolutionists,' and Das Filmfest brings recent German films. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 18.10.2021 17:13:00 (updated on 05.11.2021) Reading time: 4 minutes


Oct. 22–Dec. 12 | New works by Pavel Forman in a show called P.F 2021, focusing on daily life, are at Galerie Václava Špály. The opening is Oct. 21 at 6 pm. Read more here.

To Nov. 28 | The photo exhibit Fragment – Memories for the Future at the House of the Black Madonna documents decades of memorial events related to the Holocaust. It is part of events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia and the establishment of the ghetto at Terezín. Read our original story and find out more here.

To May 1, 2022 | Two dozen Czechoslovak racing cars from the interwar period are newly on display at the National Technical Museum. Read more here.


Bree Welch in 'The Revolutionists.'  (Photo: Prague Shakespeare)
Bree Welch in 'The Revolutionists.' (Photo: Prague Shakespeare)

Oct. 21–23 | Lauren Gunderson The Revolutionists, an irreverent comedy about four women including Marie Antoinette and Charlotte Corday trying to fight back in the French Revolution, is presented in English by Prague Shakespeare Company at Divadlo Na Prádle. Read more here.

Oct. 21–22 | A dance and visual performance for the whole family The Garden (Zahrada), inspired by a children’s book by Jiří Trnka, takes place at the New Stage of the National Theatre. Read more here.

Oct. 23, 25, 26, 27 | Boca loca lab presents the language-barrier-free performance Lidé chodí sem a tam (People Walk Here and There) at Alfred ve dvoře. Read more here.

Oct. 24 | See several short plays at Scratch Night: Hello/Goodbye at Czech Inn. This is also a farewell to Donkey Drop Theatre, which is staging the event for the last time. Admission is voluntary but reservations are recommended. Read more here.  


 Oct 21 | Listen to a live performance of the Czech indie-pop group Vega Elektra while you enjoy food and beverages at the new Anděl location of Manifesto. Read more here.

Oct. 23 | Warm yourself with some borscht, pho, ramen, or good old pumpkin soup at Polívkování 2021. The international soup festival takes place at Smíchovská Náplavka. Read more here

Oct. 23 | The 9th edition of the Prague Coffee Festival takes place in Hall 13 of the Prague Market in Holešovice. Many cafes and roasters will be offering the best of their brewed beans, and there will be a latte art competition for pictures in foam. Organizers say tickets for Oct. 23 are currently sold out, but Individual cafes will also be having events on Oct. 18–22. Read more here.

Cafes across the Czech Republic are dropping the dairy-free milk surcharge for March. Photo: Di Bella Coffee
The 9th edition of the Prague Coffee Festival takes place in Hall 13 of the Prague Market in Holešovice, Oct. 23.


Oct. 18 | The 2007 music documentary Joy Division is at Bio Oko in Holešovice as part of the ongoing Festival Spectaculare. Read more here

Oct. 18–22 | The Prague Science Film Festival presents fact-based films at three venues: the ČZU Campus, Edison Filmhub, and Přítomnost. The entire festival program is English-friendly. Read more here.

Oct. 20–Nov. 6 | See recent German-language films at Das Filmfest. Most entries have English as well as Czech subtitles.  The opening film is “Curveball,” about Germany’s involvement in fake news during the Gulf War. Films are at the Lucerna and Atlas cinemas on Oct. 20–26, and at Ponrepo on Nov. 2–6. Read more here and here.

Oct. 21 | It wouldn’t be October without a big horror film. The unstoppable Jamie Lee Curtis is back for Halloween Kills, the 12th film in the series.

Oct. 21 | The sci-fi epic Dune arrives in IMAX and at other theaters. This new take on Frank Herbert’s novel is directed by Denis Villeneuve, and stars Timothée Chalamet. Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.  

Oct. 22–23 | Films about life in and around the oceans are featured in the Prague Surf Film Festival, at Kino Pilotů. Most entries are English-friendly. Read more here.


Oct. 19–Dec. 3 | The 25-year-old Strings of Autumn (Struny podzimu) festival has concerts in several musical genres in various venues across Prague. Read more here.

Oct. 20–21 | Try your hands at various skills at Crafts Alive (Řemesla živě a pro život) at New Town Hall. People from tailors to plumbers will be on hand. The event is geared toward people with at least some Czech language skills. Read more here and here.

Oct. 22–23 | Nouvelle Prague 2021: Showcase Festival presents two days of music at DOX, stemming from a larger professional conference. Read more here.


Oct. 21 | Hungarian jazz performers Veronika Harcsa + Bálint Gyémánt have recorded eight albums together. They will be at Palác Akropolis. Read more here.

Oct. 21 | Jan P. Muchow & The Antagonists will be La Fabrika as part of the ongoing American Spring international music festival. Muchow is known in particular for his scores to Czech films. Read more here.


Oct. 21 | Best-selling author Dan Brown brings his Wild Symphony to Obecní dům. Brown reads excerpts from his children’s book in English, and Markéta Děrgelová handles the Czech parts. The orchestral music by Czech National Symphony Orchestra is accompanied by projections of illustrations. Read more here.

Oct. 23–24 | Play with your food at Pumpkin Games, part of the ongoing exhibition of pumpkins at the Botanical Garden. Children and adults both can decorate various squashes. Read more here and in our original story.

Pumpkin decorating. (Photo: Botanical Gardens)
Pumpkin decorating. (Photo: Botanical Gardens)

Oct. 23 | A puppet show for children is based on the fairytale Otesánek, at Klub Letka in Prague 7. In Czech. Read more here.

Oct. 23–24 | An art workshop for children linked to the Pleiad of Glass exhibition is at the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, in Czech. Read more here.

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