This weekend in Prague: Savor summer's end with gin and a gourmet picnic

Plus: Last chance for Letní Letná, DOX's 'Made in China' show has been extended, and Arthurian epic 'Excalibur' hits the summer cinema. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 25.08.2022 16:04:00 (updated on 25.08.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes


Castles and Chateaux Night will be open monuments across Czechia with special programs. In Prague, Wallenstein Palace, Invalidovna, Chvalský zámek, and the gardens under Prague Castle are participating. Read more in our story.

The outdoor photography exhibition Nature Future finishes its run at Kampa on Aug. 28. The show is a joint venture of the French Embassy, French Institute, Czech Centres, and other European partners. It presents the work of 14 young photographers who addressed the current climate crisis.

Due to a surge in popularity of the current show, the opening hours at Galerie Rudolfinum have been extended to 8 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28. Jiří Příhoda VOID offers a retrospective of works by the Czech artist. Admission is free.

Badiucao, the pseudonym of a Chinese artist-activist known for his protest art, has his first solo show Made In China at DOX until Sept. 18. Due to its popularity, the run has been extended from the original planned closing on Aug. 28, but you still shouldn't wait to the last minute to see one of the most significant shows of the year. His graphic, painted, and multi-material works reflect on human rights violations not only in China.


Another Prosecco piknik takes place at Park Portheimka on Aug. 26. to 28, accompanied by live music. Entry is free but a branded glass is required for prosecco. Picnic blankets can be rented on the spot.

Try some heavenly wine at Festival Božského Vína 2022 at Výstaviště on Aug. 27. Over a dozen vineyards have confirmed participation. The event also welcomes families, and facepainting will be available for kids.

Sample international cuisine at Festival mezinárodní kuchyně on Aug. 28 at Karlínské náměstí. The band Ibby and Crew will also present their new album "Déjà Vu."

A popular culinary magazine sponsors the F.O.O.D. piknik at Ladronka on Aug. 28. Food baskets will be available, and there will be food stands, a children's area, relaxation zones, workshops, and more.

Celebrate the clear liquor forever linked to tonic water and sailors at Ginmania on the waves of the Vltava. It fittingly takes place on the ship Hamburg at Dvořákovo nábřeží on Aug. 27. Several high-end gins will be available, and there will be refreshments, music, and some surprises.


The classic Hollywood musical 42nd Street is at Ponrepo on Aug. 26 as part of a retrospective related to Czech surrealist and critic Ludvík Šváb, who praised the film's choreography.

The new Czech film Arvéd looks at Jiří Arvéd Smíchovský, an occult practitioner and Nazi collaborator during World War II. The film plays with English subtitles at Edison Filmhub on Aug. 26.

See two films by Argentine-French director Gaspar Noé, Enter the Void and Lux Aeterna. Both have English subtitles at Edison Filmub on Aug. 28. "Enter the Void" is a 2009 psychological drama set in Tokyo. "Lux Aeterna" is an experimental film from 2019 starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle.

John Boorman's take on the King Arthur legends, Excalibur is a visual feast, although the plot is a bit murky. Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, and Patrick Stewart appear in supporting roles. The story unfolds at Letni kino u Keplera on Aug. 26.

Ridley Scott's sword-and-sandal hit Gladiator revived the historical action genre. Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix star in the epic tale of revenge at Gabriel Loci on Aug. 28.


South African singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gerald Clark, now based in the Czech Republic, is at Jazz Dock on Aug. 26 with his recent album "Afrocoustic."

Prague-based cover band Paper Boats will be at Globe Bookstore and Cafe on Aug. 27. Their repertoire includes the Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Sia, Cranberries, and Alanis Morrissette.

One of the last events of this year's Letní Letná is a concert by Pohřební kapela on Aug. 26 at 8:30 p.m. near the bar at the circus tents in Letná. DJ Norbert Goldstar will be at the afterparty. Admission is free.

American singer and songwriter Kevin Morby, a former member of Woods and The Babies, has released seven solo albums. He is returning to Meetfactory on Aug. 27 with a backing band.


Search for gems among the trash at the Flea Market at Řezáčově náměstí, a.k.a. Bleší trh Heřmaňák. This month's edition takes place Aug. 27 starting at 9 a.m.

Bring up to 15 items you don't need, and take as many away at the Summer Swap in Dvouletky street in Strašnice on Aug. 26 and 27. Items should be clean and functional.


It's practically your last chance to catch some new circus at Letní Letná. The festival in tents at Letná park ends on Aug. 31.

Start the weekend with some laughs at Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Show in English at Pracovna on Aug. 26. It usually sells out, so buying tickets in advance will help avoid disappointment.


A multicultural festival for the whole family, Barevná devítka showcases the colors of the Prague 9 district. Music and cuisine from around the world will be available starting at noon on Aug. 27 at  Podvinný mlýn. Headline acts include Chilli Papas and Pragason.

Exotic food, jewelry, clothing, and decor will be at Etnofest na Jiřáku at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Aug. 26. You can also hear folk music from various cultures.

Come to Folimanka and to Na Fidlovačka park on Aug. 27 and 28 for a renewed tradition of Pouť Fidlovačka. The Prague 2 and 4 districts have created a day of traditional entertainment and crafts meant to evoke times past. You can see jugglers and stilt walkers, and hear organ grinders, among other entertainment of a bygone era.

A Water Sports Festival at Žluté lázně on Aug. 28 will let people try out various water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding, and see diving demonstrations. there will also be safety demonstrations for water rescue and first aid.

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