This weekend in Prague: Where to watch the 2023 Super Bowl in Prague

Plus: The Comedy Store returns to Lucerna Music Bar, the contemporary circus festival Cirkopolis starts, Prague towers have reduced admission, and more.

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Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 09.02.2023 14:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

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Hear the Magical Music of Harry Potter at the Prague Congress Center on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.

The traveling show The Wall in Concert comes to Prague Congress Center on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. (Note that this is performed by a cover band and other musicians and does not include any original Pink Floyd members.)

American band Bad Omens headlines a nu metal lineup at Lucerna Music Bar on Feb. 11. Their 2022 album "The Death of Peace of Mind" earned good reviews from several music sites.

A world music band with members from Belarus, Georgia, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, Shum Davar will blend everything from jazz to klezmer at Jazz Dock on Feb. 11.

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Laura Lexx, Lily Phillips, and Geoff Norcott offer up their jokes at the Comedy Store. You can shop for laughs at Lucerna Music Bar on Feb. 10.

The dry Czech comedy Pub in the Glade is staged in English on Feb. 10 at Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana, using the same sets and props as the original Czech version. The loose plot involves a pub with no customers due to its location in a forest. But then suddenly several people arrive.

Emily Brontë's classic Gothic romance tale Wuthering Heights is staged in Czech with English surtitles on Feb. 10 at Švandovo divadlo.

Antonín Dvořák's family-friendly fairy tale opera The Devil and Kate is at the National Theatre on Feb. 12 in Czech with English surtitles. The sets and costumes are by noted illustrator Adolf Born.

František Zahradníček and Michaela Zajmi in 'The Devil and Kate.'  Photo: ND, Zdeněk Sokol
František Zahradníček and Michaela Zajmi in 'The Devil and Kate.' Photo: ND, Zdeněk Sokol

The contemporary circus festival Cirkopolis is at Palác Akropolis, Ponec, Kasárna Karlín, DOX, and other venues from Feb. 12 to 18.

Super bowl

All Super Bowl events are on the night of Feb. 12 into the early morning of Feb. 13 local time. Kickoff will be at around midnight local time. The game including the halftime show with Rihanna should last three and a half to four hours. Reservations are recommended, especially if you want a good seat.

See the Super Bowl at Hard Rock Cafe. The party kicks off at 9:45 p.m. There will be a photo corner, cheerleaders, moderators, and some surprises. A special menu has classic American game food of ribs, sliders, and chicken tenders.

The Globe Bookstore and Cafe is staying open to show the Super Bowl on their big screen.

The local football team Prague Lions will be at Bejzment to watch the game, and you can join them starting at 10 p.m.

A menu of four different extra-large burgers is at Dutch Pub starting at 11:30 p.m.

Music club and cinema rest.art has a CZK 50 admission and will offer drink specials.

Other venues planning to have the game include Three Fiddles, Rocky O'Reillys Irish Pub, and McCaffrey's Irish Pub.

Masopust and pork fests

One of the larger Masopust celebrations, the one in Roztoky just north of Prague takes place early on Feb. 11 starting at noon. The parade is at 2 p.m. and the entertainment under the big tent is at 5 p.m.

Masopust in Roztoky in 2022. Photo: Facebook, @
Masopust in Roztoky in 2022. Photo: Facebook, @Sdružení Roztoč

The Malá Strana Pork Fest (Malostranská zabijačka) takes place in the courtyard of St. Martin at Vlašská 7 on Feb. 11 starting at 11 a.m. All the specialties from ovar to blood sausage are on the list.

Pork feasts in the run-up to Masopust continue at Dlouhá, U Zavadilů, and Pod Divadlem on Feb. 11. Different Lokál venues will have related events until Feb. 18. Kuchyň in Hradčany will serve pork specialties from Thursdays to Sundays until Feb. 12.

The Ctěnice chateau, operated by the Prague City Museum, stages a family-friendly Masopust with a small parade, workshops for children, culinary demonstrations, and pork prepared by real butchers. It takes place on Feb. 12 starting at 10 a.m.

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Two films by Darren Aronofsky – 2010's "Black Swan" and his latest film "The Whale" – play at kino Aero on Feb. 10 as part of a minifestival.

D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic Birth of a Nation plays with live music as part of an ongoing series of classic silent films at Edison Filmhub on Feb. 10. The film was an important landmark in long-form narrative filmmaking but it contains very dated depictions of race that some people may find offensive.

The Norwegian film Sick of Myself has a preview at Edison Filmhub on Feb. 11 with English and Czech subtitles. The black comedy looks at a toxic relationship that spins out of control.

Amazingly it has been 25 years since Titanic first hit screens. Two anniversary showings are in the small hall of kino Lucerna on Feb. 12.

VISIT

Art originally made for last year's Czech presidency of the EU, Flower Union comes to Veletržní palác on Feb. 10 and runs to May 7.

Admission is just CZK 65 to Prague towers operated by Prague City Tourism every weekend from Feb. 11 to Easter on April 9. These include the Old Town Hall Tower, the Petřín Tower and Mirror Maze, the Powder Tower at náměstí Republiky, the Malostranská and the Old Town towers of Charles Bridge, the St. Nicholas Town Bell Tower in Malá Strana, and the New Mill Water Tower. Read our story here.

The nuclear shelter Kryt Folimanka is open on Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The large complex sprawls under the hillside at Folimanka park. Two of the air vents on top have been decorated to resemble R2D2 and a Minion.

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