This weekend in Prague: Go egg hunting in Žižkov or vintage shopping in Holešovice

Plus: Watch the world premiere of an English-language play, see Joe Satriani in concert, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 06.04.2023 17:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

art

Documenting transformation|An exhibition of Czech photographer Dan Materna opened on April 1 in the historical part of a former distillery in Prague’s Smíchov district. The exhibition, which lasts until July 1, documents the transformation of the distillery into the new gallery, Musoleum, whose name is a pun, mixing the words “museum” and “mausoleum.”

Czech comic strip|An exhibition dedicated to Zelený Raoul (Green Raoul), a comic strip focused on politics published in the pages of the Reflex magazine for 28 years and counting, is at the Dancing House Gallery between April 4 and Sep. 25. The exhibition is being held to mark the 50th birthday of Green Raoul's creator, the illustrator Štěpán Mareš.

Green Raoul
Green Raoul

cinema

History-changing moment|The partnership between basketball player Michael Jordan and the Nike brand comes to life on the big screen on Air, which is at Kino Aero on April 7, 8, and 9, as well as later in the month. Directed by Ben Affleck, and starring Matt Damon, both of them known for their acting careers, the movie follows the birth of the Air Jordan brand.

Serbian drama|Serbian director Luka Mihailović’s debut feature Indigo Kristal is screening at Kino Pilotů (with English subtitles) on April 9. The movie follows the character of Vuk, who, following his release from prison, takes the responsibility for getting his younger brother on a safe and right path.

music

Metal concert|The bands Kamelot, Myrath, Eleine, and League of Distortion will play at Meet Factory on April 7. The power metal band Kamelot included the Prague stop on its European tour, which had as special guests the Tunisian progressive-metal band Myrath, the Swedish symphonic-metal band Eleine, and the fiery German band League of Distortion.

Legendary guitarist|Catch a concert with U.S. guitar legend and songwriter Joe Satriani at the Prague Congress Center on April 7. The concert will be a medley of Satriani classics such as "Surfing With The Alien," "Cherry Blossoms," "Always With Me, Always With You," or "Flying In A Blue Dream" as well as samples from his new studio album. 

Rising DJ|Miss Monique will be at Roxy Prague on April 8 with a DJ set showcasing her skills as one of the fastest-growing progressive house DJs in Europe. The Ukrainian DJ filmed a video podcast in Canada for the respected French channel Cercle, which has reached almost 3 million views after its publication 4 months ago.

performance

Murder mystery|A new English-language play will soon have its world premiere in Prague. Plot Twist, which takes place behind the scenes in the world of daytime television production, will be at Divadlo Na Prádle on April 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. It is directed by Lane Davies and stars Davies, Jared Doreck, Elissa Levitt, Lauren Mercier, Scott Sophos, and Genevieve Gionet.

Czech fairytale opera|Composer Antonín Dvořák's opera The Devil and Kate, which incorporates elements of Czech folklore, is at The National Theatre on April 9. Adapted by Czech 19th-century author Božena Němcová from a folk tale, the story follows the adventures of courageous Kate and shepherd Jirka as they play a trick on the devil Marbuel.

The Devil and Kate, via the
The Devil and Kate, via the National Theater website.

Contemporary circus|Time and our daily sprint through life are the themes of Cirk La Putyka's Runners, which is at Jatka78 on April 7, 8, and 9. The unique set design, consisting of a huge treadmill made to measure in the UK, sets the pace of the show, which depicts the hectic pace of life via physical theatre and contemporary circus. The production is in English.

food

All-you-can-eat art brunch|Indulge in an unlimited brunch feast at Kunsthalle Praha on April 9. The buffet-style setup includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, courtesy of Chef Martin Jandík and his team, which will whip up experimental gastronomy dishes ranging from Mediterranean to Asian cuisine right before your eyes. Plus, the brunch ticket also includes entrance to the Kunsthalle Prague exhibition. 

sustainability

Vintage sale| Refresh your spring wardrobe in a sustainable way with the Vinokilo Vintage Kilo Sale at the Holešovická tržnice on April 7 and 8. The sale offers high-quality vintage clothes sold per kilo, from well-known brands from the last five decades, as well as accessories like leather bags, scarves, belts, and an opportunity for new collaborations with vintage sellers.

just for fun

Egg hunt in Žižkov|Go egg hunting across Žižkov as part of Žižkonoce on April 9. You can start off on the trail at KC Vozovna, where you'll make a basket for the Easter eggs, then follow the five stops along the trail, each of them involving the completion of a small task, with a final stop in Atrium Žižkov.

Horse racing|Kick off the 2023 racing season at Chuchle Arena Prague with an Easter program for children on April 7. The highlights of the afternoon program are the Gomba Handicap and the Great April Prize, while smaller viewers can enjoy an Easter program with activities such as egg painting, making Easter animals, pony rides, rabbit hopping, and a carousel plus a bouncy castle.

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