The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Feb. 2–4, 2024

Trade in an old mobile phone for admission to the zoo, visit the National Gallery for free, and see the premiere of a highly anticipated biopic. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 01.02.2024 16:52:00 (updated on 01.02.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

See a fresh take on a classic ballet

The National Theater Ballet’s production of John Crank’s Onegin returns for nine performances this year. Considered one of ballet’s grand narrative works, it tells Pushkin’s story through expressive dance by talented dancers in the roles of Tatyana and Onegin against a backdrop of brilliant choreography and technique. The performances begin on Thursday, Feb.1, and continue on Friday, Feb. 2, and throughout the month.

Explore post-Apocalyptic art

A new exhibition at Villa Pelle by artist Adolf Lachman, Lachland, The World of Post Apocalyptic Romance, promises to transport visitors to a strange and imaginative world. Robots, steam machines, mythical creatures, and hyperrealistic artworks will inhabit this multi-floor immersive experience. Discover robot shelters, game zones, and a post-apocalyptic landscape through March 24.

Lachland, The World of Post Apocalyptic Romance. Photo: Villa Pelle
Lachland, The World of Post Apocalyptic Romance. Photo: Villa Pelle

Trade in a phone, help a gorilla

The Prague Zoo is collecting old mobile phones to recycle through April for African gorilla conservation. Head to the zoo on Feb. 2 and donate a phone to be processed for raw materials at Remobil, with proceeds supporting the Dja Reserve in Cameroon. Exchange your used phone for a CZK 1 entry fee, and see animal feedings as part of an educational program highlighting how phone recycling financially aids critical gorilla habitat protection.

Celebrate Groundhog Day with Bill Murray

Celebrate Groundhog Day by rewatching the legendary 1993 comedy classic of the same name on Feb. 2 at Kino Aero. Bill Murray stars as an arrogant TV presenter caught in a time loop, forced to repeatedly relive the same day in a small town. Through shock and repetition, he learns to respect others and himself in this cult favorite, considered one of the best comedies and fantasies ever.

See a highly-anticipated historic biopic

Premiering this weekend in cinemas around Prague, One Life is a British biopic about Nicholas Winton, the British aid worker who arranged safe passage for hundreds of Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII. The film looks back at Winton’s courageous efforts in 1938-39 to hide and transport groups of kids to Britain, saving them from almost certain death under the Nazis.

Get free admission to world-class art

The National Gallery Prague celebrates the 228th anniversary of its founding society with two days of free activities on Feb. 3 and 4. Guided tours, comments, and multi-generational workshops at all collection sites will commemorate important works and benefactors. New interactive installations and dance performances will also feature to mark this milestone for one of Europe’s first public art galleries and institutions.

Support students with soothing sounds

On Feb. 3, local bands will perform in the Hybernská Campus hall to provide healing music and community after exams. Organized by the KAPR student association, the event aims to relax and socialize as both music and togetherness can offer relief. All are welcome to the show supporting the arts faculty.

Take a walk on the wildlife side

To commemorate World Wetlands Day, the Czech Ornithological Society hosts a guided birdwatching walk on Feb. 3. Participants will learn about aquatic bird species and the importance of wetlands as they explore the areas around PP Lítóžnice and Říčanské streams. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the walk ending before noon along the waterways that provide vital winter habitat.

European Finch birds perched on the branch in Czechia. Photo: iStock /
European Finch birds perched on the branch in Czechia. Photo: iStock / Tunatura

Head to an interactive picture show

Kino Aero invites you to experience the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show fully brought to life once more with carnival revelry. Supported by the Czech shadow cast from the Festival of Die-hard Spectators, this Feb. 3 screening promises to transport viewers to a world of eccentricity, catchy songs, debauchery, and Meatloaf.

Tuck into carnival fare at the castle

Tuck into authentic Czech carnival dishes courtesy of Kuchyň chef Marek Janouch and staff prepared on Feb. 3 at noon. An unlimited tasting menu or individual portions of dishes like stews, sausages, and other masopust fare can be enjoyed along with tank beers, music, and views of Prague.

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