The best things to do in Prague this week, October 25–31

Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos with freaky-good food, a horror film festival and lots of pumpkin-carving family fun. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 25.10.2021 13:12:00 (updated on 25.10.2021) Reading time: 5 minutes


Oct. 29|The Manifestoween Party at the Florenc location of Manifesto features warm cocktails, a costume contest, and two DJs. Read more here.

Oct. 29–30|Radost FX, one of Prague’s oldest clubs, celebrates two nights with Prague Halloween Festival 2021. Scary decor and big prizes are promised. Read more here.

Oct. 30|Bloody Sexy Halloween returns after a two-year break to SaZaZu. Dance music, shows, and a costume contest with a big prize are promised. Read more here.

 Oct. 30|The Halloween Comedy Show at Oko! Bistro has an international lineup and a costume contest. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Read more here.

Oct. 30|The Insane Halloween Hard Rock Extravaganza 2021 at Prostor Země in Anděl features three bands plus a best and worst costume contest. Read more here.


Ongoing|The historical building of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of glass artist Stanislav Libenský with the new long-term exhibition Via Lucis. It looks at his work with his partner Jaroslava Brychtová for sacred spaces In Bohemia And Moravia. Read more here.

Thru Dec. 13|Explore images of the Dancing House and more in Frank Gehry: Through The Eyes Of Bohemia, at Villa Winternitz. Read more here.

Oct. 26–Jan. 16, 2022|The basement of the Stone Bell House explored club culture and personal shelters with The Club as a Shelter (Light Underground III), audio-visual and musical light installations. Read more here.

Oct. 27–Dec. 10|Ateliér Josefa Sudka hosts Wondering, therefore, how to explain what they saw in terms of things unseen, with photographs and related works by Markéta Kinterová. Vernissage is at Oct. 26 at 6 pm. Read more here


Jared Doreck in Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. (Photo: PSC)
Jared Doreck in Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. (Photo: PSC)

Oct. 28|Celebrate the founding of the First Republic with Bedřich Smetana’s classic Czech opera The Bartered Bride at the National Theatre. Read more here

Oct. 28–29|Duncan Macmillan’s Every Brilliant Thing features Sarah Bentley (Oct. 28) and Mike Zaharczuk (Oct. 29) in alternating performances. It is described as a play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love. Performed in English at Divadlo Na Prádle. Read more here.

Oct. 29|Cimrman English Theatre presents Pub In the Glade, an English-language staging of one of the classic comedies allegedly written by the Czech genius and inventor Jára Cimrman. The shows take place in Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana, using the same sets and props as in the original Czech version. Read more here.

Oct. 30–31|Jared Doreck plays all the roles in Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel by Jim Helsinger. Performed in English at Divadlo Na Prádle. Read more here.


Día de los Muertos. (Photo: Manifesto)
Día de los Muertos. (Photo: Manifesto)

Oct. 30|Celebrate Mexican culture with Día de los Muertos at Manifesto Anděl. In addition to food, there is face painting and lots of candles. Read more here.

Oct. 30|A day-long celebration of Día de los Muertos starts at Cafe Latino in Betlémské náměstí and eventually culminates in a procession to Old Town Square. Read more here.

Oct. 31|Halloween family lunch with a program for children (HAMA beads, arts and crafts, and masks) and light lunch and dessert buffet amid the autumn atmosphere of the Chateau Trnová.


Oct. 28|The horror film Antlers (Paroží), produced by Guillermo del Toro, follows supernatural events in a small town in Oregon. It opens at multiplexes and other theaters. 

Oct. 30–31|The Shockproof Film Festival has two days of horror films, mostly in English, at kino Aero. Read more here.

Oct. 30–31 | Autokino Strahov has “The Addams Family 2” dubbed in Czech for children, and “Halloween Kills” and “Antlers” in English with subtitles for adults, plus a special menu. People in costumes will get a treat. Warm space is available for people without cars. Read more here.  


Dyzajn Market autumn edition
Dyzajn Market autumn edition is Oct. 30-31.

 Oct. 28–30 | Žižkovská noc 2021 presents alternative music and other events in various venues in Žižkov and beyond. Read more here.

Oct. 30–31| Dyzajn market Autumn brings Czech-made design items from jewelry to fashions, plus music and food, to Výstaviště. Read more here.

Thru Nov. 22|Strings of Autumn continues with Jiří Suchý celebrating his 90th birthday at the Rudolfinum on Oct. 31. Read more here.


Oct. 27|A Gala Concert for the Survivors of Nazi Persecution at the State Opera features works by Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann, and Felix Mendelssohn. Read more here.

Oct. 28|Classic rock band Jethro Tull come to the Prague Congress Centre with their Prog Years tour. Read more here

Oct. 31|An all-day celebration of 20 years of the poetic pub Balbínka takes place at Lucerna Music Bar, with Jakub Noha Band topping the lineup. Read more here.


Oct. 26|Vrtbovská zahrada, a private garden on the side of Petřín Hill, will be lit up in festive colors from 6 pm to 10 pm. The garden is normally closed in the evening. Normal admission fees apply. Read more here.

Oct. 28|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.

Oct. 28.|The Mayor's Residence, City Hall, and the historical meeting rooms of the Škoda Palace will be open for free tours from 9 am to 6 pm. Read more here.


Pumpkin patch / iStock photo @ChrisLPhotography
Pumpkin patch / iStock photo @ChrisLPhotography

Oct. 31|The fifth annual Prague Trick or Treat for charity in Vinohrady-Zizkov is aimed at raising money for the foster children's charity SOS Children's Villages. This year's event will be both live and virtual so that people who are not trick or treating can still help foster children and disadvantaged families. Sign up here.

Oct. 31|Traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating is planned for Halloween Hradčanská-Dejvická-Podbaba 2021. People can register online to participate, either for going door to door or for being willing to give out treats. Read more here.  

Thru Oct. 31|Celebrate pumpkins at the Botanical Garden in Mysterious Pumpkin Autumn, with fun and educational stops for not only children. See the Botanical Garden’s largest pumpkin and more. The event culminates in a Halloween celebration on Oct. 31 (see above). Read more here and in our story.

Oct. 31|Halloween v Karlíně promises family fun in Karlínské náměstí from 11 am to 6 pm. Pumpkin carving, face painting, live music, and more are scheduled. Read more here.

Oct. 31 | The Museum of Public Transport (Muzeum MHD Praha) in Prague 6–Střešovice has a special Halloween program planned. Read more here.

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