The best things to do in Prague this week, September 27–October 3

New exhibitions, an autumn farmer's market, and the return of the Cimrman players make for a festive fall weekend.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff
Published on 27.09.2021 16:00 (updated on 29.09.2021)

ART

Newly opened|Visitors to Žižkov Freight Railway Terminal: a second life? have the opportunity to look into both the future and past of this 60-hectare complex. Read more here.

Ongoing|Cache at Galerie Rudolfinum is an international Czech-German project, wrapping up on Oct. 31 that's based on the mutual permeability of the traditional (painting, drawing) and new media (projection, video, audio-visual installations). Read more here.

Sept. 30|Grand opening of SmetanaQ gallery and the gallery Fasáda z Divadelní ulice featuring exhibits by Miloš Šejn and Veronika Screw Bromová, respectively. Read more here.

Oct. 3|In honor of the 140th anniversary of The Museum of the City of Prague admission is free to the House at the Golden Ring, Podskalská Customs House on Výton and the Ctěnice Castle Complex. Read more here.

Miloš Šejn / Í H M N Í opens this week at SmetanaQ.
Miloš Šejn / Í H M N Í opens Sept. 30 at SmetanaQ.

PERFORMANCE

September 27-30|Czech Dance Platform 2021 kicks off at PONEC Theatre, La Fabrika, DOX, and other Prague venues, a highlight of the best of Czech contemporary dance. Read more here.

Sept. 27|The Cimrman English Theatre troupe returns to the stage for the autumn season with a performance of "The Act." Read more here.

Oct. 1-2|London acrobatic duo Nikki & JD will present the Czech premiere of the award-winning performance Knot at Jatka 78. Read more here.

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The Knot opens at Jatka 78 as part of its new season.
Knot opens Oct. 1-2 at Jatka 78 as part of its new season.

Oct. 1|Radlická cultural sports will be transformed into a Burlesque party zone with breathtaking performances, visual shows, great DJs, and gin. Read more here.

Oct. 2|As part of the celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Ludmila, a video mapping show, the Vyšehrad Odyssey, will take place at the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul. Starts at 8 pm and repeats throughout the evening. Read more.

Oct 2-3 |Theatre Na Prádle's drama about life, freedom, justice, and love, The White Banners is adapted from a novel and directed by Georgian director Levan Mania from D'Prompt Theatre. In English with Czech subtitles. Buy tickets.

FOOD AND DRINK

Sept. 29-Oct. 3|Holešovice Oktoberfest brings a taste of Bavaria to Prague 7. Food Truck Point will be serving up German beer, sausages, and good times. Read more here.

Oct. 1-3|Street Food at the Exhibition Center presents an autumn weekend of food vendors in the historic surroundings with a variety of stalls, beer, wine, and music. Read more here.

Oct. 2|The courtyard of the National Museum of Agriculture becomes a farmers market offering local products and food vendors with workshops, music, and theatre. Read more here.

Oct. 2|Asia Street Food promises specialties of Asian street cuisine among the scenic and bustling surrounds of Prague's Smíchov embankment. Read more here.

FILM

Oct. 1-3|Young Film Fest presents the most interesting contemporary European films for young people and awards the Young Audience Award for European Film. Read more here.

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Oct. 1|No Time To Die hits Czech cinemas this week. Catch the latest film in the Bond franchise, Daniel Craig's final turn as 007. This time around Bond comes out of retirement from a Jamaican idyl to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Showtimes here.

FESTIVALS

Sept. 27|The audiovisual Lunchmeat festival returns through Oct 2 with a full program at four locations throughout the city. The six-day lineup showcases 30 artists including dubstep pioneers and futuristic folk stars. Read more here.

Sept. 28|The Ministry of Culture Open Day sees the early Baroque Nostitz Palace in the Lesser Town, one of the most beautiful seats of a Ministry of Culture in the world, open its doors to the public. Read more here.

Sept. 28 & Oct. 2|Representative spaces of Liechtenstein Palace on Kampa will also be open to the public. With a history that dates back to the middle of the 16th century, the palace is a stunning Kampa landmark. Read more here.

Oct. 1-7|This year's 11th annual Day of Architecture will offer guided tours, workshops, and lectures given by architects and historians, of typically inaccessible Prague buildings. Read more here.

Day of Architecture offers guided tours of Prague's most interesting buildings.
Day of Architecture offers guided tours of Prague's most interesting buildings from Oct. 1-7.

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LIVE MUSIC

Sept. 29-30|The Czech Philharmonic Opening Concert will be marked by one of the most symbolic works of the 20th century, Dmitry Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C Major conducted by Semyon Bychkov whose mother was in Leningrad during this period. Read more here.

Oct. 3|Belgian trip-hop outfit that's also known for its "retro-futurist" sound, Hooverphonic has been active on the indie scene for 20-plus years and is returning to Lucerna Music Bar. Read more here.

Oct. 1 & Oct 3|World music comes to Palác Akropolis with ethnomusicologist and instrument builder from Sardinia, Paolo Angeli, and the French jazz trumpet of the Erik Truffaz Quartet. Read more here.

FAMILY FUN

Sept. 28|The Anniversary of the Prague Zoo, founded on this day in 1931, is going along with the 1930s theme, which means all guests who visit the zoo in period costume Tuesday will receive a special gift at the entrance. Read more here.

Sept. 29 (through Dec. 2021)|The Imaginarium Exhibition in Hall 17 of Prague Market Square is the brainchild of the Forman Brothers who bring to life a creative fantasy world for all ages. Read more here.

PRIVATE PROPERTIES

Oct. 2-3|The Karel Zeman Museum will celebrate legendary Czech special effects wizards Zeman's birthday with a special roster of events. Read more here.

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