The best things to do in Prague this week, October 4–10

See Signal AR on your smartphone, the Designblok 2021 festival, a new production of "Waiting for Godot," and the last of the wine festivals. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 04.10.2021 19:00:00 (updated on 09.10.2021) Reading time: 4 minutes


To Oct. 10|Over 60 artists from several generations explore the idea of death and dying in Vanitas, at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art. Read more here.

Oct. 5–28 | Je mi 100 let (I am 100 Years Old) celebrates a century of the "Žižkárny" art school, with works from students and graduates including František Skála. It is at Galerie Toyen, part of the Prague 3 info center. Read more here.

Oct. 6–30|The Stanislav Libenský Award recognizes the works of young artists working in the medium of glass. The award is named after the Czech Republic’s most renowned glass artists and teachers. The winners will be at Prague Castle’s Imperial Stables. Read more here.  

Oct. 7|Korzo Pragovka offers a chance to see Pragovka’s current exhibits Tide of Softness and Bar Dvir Rahamim: The Ground Beneath Us Moves, plus the opening of a 30-foot mural and the launch of a catalog. Read more here.


 Oct. 4 and 5|Colombian drama ensemble Mapa Teatro presents La luna en el Amazonas in Spanish with English and Czech surtitles at the New Stage of the National Theatre. The drama concerns the plight of indigenous communities in the Amazon. Read more here.

Oct. 7|Vincent Macaigne’s political fairy tale I Am a Country (Stát jsem já) will be presented at the Estates Theatre in Czech with English surtitles. The play is set in a fictitious land but resonates with modern events. Read more here.

Oct. 7|Stand-up comic George Zacharopoulos presents his show Greek Unorthodox at Pracovna & Laskafe. He has appeared on BBC One, Dave TV, and iTV. Read more here.

Gregory Gudgeon and Lane Davies in 'Waiting for Godot.' (Photo: PSC)
Gregory Gudgeon and Lane Davies in 'Waiting for Godot.' (Photo: PSC)

Oct. 8, 9, 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.


Oct. 8–9|Brewstock, a celebration of beer culture, takes place in Plzeň, West Bohemia, in the courtyard of Plzeňský Prazdroj. Over 20 minibreweries will participate. Read more here.

 Oct. 9|The Velká říjnová degustace (Big October Tasting) at Střelecký ostrov marks the end of the main wine festivals. There will be wines from Italy, South Africa, Argentina, and Slovenia plus live music. Read more here.

Oct. 10|Karlínský food truck festival brings cuisine from the “best and most beautiful food trucks,” plus music, and entertainment to Karlínské náměstí. Read more here.


Premiering Oct. 4|The documentary Pompeii City of Sin takes viewers for an in-depth look at the city that was destroyed by a volcano. Isabella Rossellini narrates.

Premieres Oct. 7|Director Olga Malířová Špátová's documentary on the late singer Karel Gott, titled Karel, opens in theaters.  


Ongoing | A side part of Signal festival is Signal AR, offering augmented reality at six locations in Karlín. Users need to get the free Signal AR app for Android or iOs and then scan the QR code at the locations to see the installations on a smartphone or tablet. The main part of the Signal Festival, with videomappings and other light art, runs Oct. 14–17. Read more here.

Signal AR at Lyčkovo náměstí in Karlín. (Photo: Signal)
Signal AR at Lyčkovo náměstí in Karlín. (Photo: Signal)

Oct. 6–12|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. The opening film is the highly awaited French movie “Titan.” Read more here.

Oct. 6–10|The international design festival Designblok 2021 features over 200 Czech and foreign exhibitors. The main venues are Gabriel Loci in Smíchov and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Old Town. Read more here.

Designblok begins on Oct. 6 / Photo via Facebook
Designblok begins on Oct. 6 / Photo via Facebook


Oct. 8|Max Cooper and Bruce Brubaker play minimalist arrangements of Philip Glass in Glassforms, at Palác Akropolis. Part of Festival Spectaculare. Read more here.

Oct. 10|American experimental composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton brings his new group Diamond Curtain Wall Trio to divadlo Archa. The 40-member Ensemble Radost will also perform works by Braxton. Part of Prague Music Performance. Read more here.

Oct. 10|Faroese singer, songwriter, and music experimenter Eivør will perform at Palác Akroplis to support her new album "Segl." Read more here.


Through Dec. 29|The Imaginarium Exhibition in Hall 17 of Prague Market is the brainchild of the Forman Brothers who bring to life a creative fantasy world for all ages. Read more here.

Oct. 9|Festival of Open Workshops at the Smíchov embankment offers 13 workshops for families for a range of activities from bookbinding, 3D printing, carving, sewing, or mosaic. Read more here.

Oct. 9|The 10th annual kite flying competition Letňany Drakiáda takes place in the grassy area in front of the Letňany shopping mall. There are three age groups: two for children and one for adults. Read more here.

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