This weekend in Prague: Enjoy spring-fresh food and design

Plus: Dance performance explores ethics, documentary focuses on remarkable Czech, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 09.03.2023 17:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes


City blues|Eliáš Urban's exhibition Urban Jungle is at Kasár­na Karlín until March 30. Urban's paintings capture the atmospheric tension between objects and their relationship with the urban surroundings. Artist Barbora Vovsová will also present her drawings and sculptures as part of the exhibition. 


Baseball and Japan|On March 11, the Automat Matuška will turn into a baseball den to cheer on the Czech baseball team which plays against Japan. Come taste the thematic Road to Tokyo beer on tap, which has been brewed by the Czech baseball team in cooperation with the guys from Pivovar Matuška, as well as the Japanese beer Kirin Ichiban, Edamame, and other special treats.

Kid-friendly fun|Take your children to a morning full of fun on March 12 at Manifesto, which includes activities for children prepared by animators from ANIMOS. The admission includes 2 hours of fun with animators, hot chocolate with marshmallows or juice (for children), one glass of prosecco (for adults), a reservation of a table with something small to munch on, a carafe of water and service for the entire duration of your reservation.


Design market|Meet Czech designers at the Dyzajn market Jaro, which takes place on March 11 and 12 at Výstaviště Praha in Holešovice. In addition to clothes, jewelry, household objects, and other kinds of beautifully crafted handmade objects, the market also has food and drink stalls.


Oscar favorites|Movies nominated for the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, which take place on Monday, screen at Bio Oko for the Oscar Favourites Weekend. Watch "The Fabelmans" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" on March 10, "Tár" and "Triangle of Sorrow" on March 11, and "Avatar: The Way of Water," "Banshees of Inisherin," and "The Whale" on March 12.

Remarkable person| A story of humanity and tenacity, Citizen Miko (original title More Miko) is at Edison Filmhub (with English subtitles) on March 11. Centered on Jaroslav Miko, a truck driver who is half-Roma, the documentary follows his endeavor to help child refugees despite opposition from local politicians to his plan.

Not for the faint-hearted|The Shockproof Film Festival is at Kino Aero between March 6 and 12 (most of them either in English or with English subtitles) with a selection of films devoted to motherhood seen from a different, boundary-pushing angle that promises decadence, bad taste, and fun unlike you've ever seen before on the big screen.


Post-punk and noise|Psychedelic post-punk Canadians Hot Garbage, German lo-fi punk Bobby Would, and Czech noise rock act Kolyma will be at Eternia Smichov on March 10. Hot Garbage's latest album Ride "mends core elements of 60s and 70s psych music, post-punk and desert rock with otherworldly textures, sometimes in a vaporous way, other times with quaking soundwaves."

Rave whirlwind|UK duo Prospa will set the crowd on fire at Roxy on March 10. Band member Gosha Smith said their aim was to become "giants" in the vein of The Prodigy or The Chemical Brothers, a hint at their influences that range from 90s rave, and breakbeat, to 80s mainstream.

Pagan folk-darkwave|Open the door to another world with German band Faun, which plays at Meet Factory on March 12. The male and female vocals blend with their conceptual stage and light show and the medieval and pagan themes of their shows. Italian band Emian brings like-minded harmonies inspired by their love for Celtic mythology.


Contemporary dance and ethics|The premiere of the dance performance Why things go wrong from the 420PEOPLE ensemble takes place on March 11, with another performance on March 12. The performance, which was created especially for Studio Maiselovka, uses contemporary dance to explore the theme of the "(im)moral, ethically problematic nature of human behavior."

The passion of Carmen |Georges Bizet's opera Carmen is on March 12 at the National Theater (in French and Czech with English subtitles). A passionate love story set in southern Spain, the opera charts the downfall of Don José, a soldier who is blinded by his infatuation with beautiful gypsy Carmen. This was the first ever foreign opera to be played at the National Theater in 1884, shortly after its opening.

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