This weekend in Prague: Summer spots open and pink drinks flow

Plus: Prague Zoo is hosting a beer festival, largest freestyle show in the Czech Republic comes to the capital, and a medieval fair for families. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 19.05.2022 16:14:00 (updated on 24.05.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes

Go retro or stay modern: Art for every style

Retro museum opens and Prague 7 hosts a gallery hop

Typical Czechoslovak living room of the 1970s. Photo: Retro museum Praha.
Typical Czechoslovak living room of the 1970s. Photo: Retro museum Praha.

Explore Prague's Art District 7 at the festival Máme otevřeno 2022. Galleries, art workshops, design shops, creative centers, and other organizations are coming together with a program of special events. Prague 7, May 20–22. Read more here.

Filip Kůrka's paintings are considered controversial, but you can make up your own mind at the exhibition of Gamekeeping Realism vol. 1, which will be at The Chemistry Gallery until June 12. There is a guided tour of the show on May 22 at 5 pm. Read more here and here.

A new museum has just opened on the fourth floor of the Kotva department store. Retro Muzeum Praha shows what various rooms in a typical flat looked like in the 1970s and '80s. You can also explore shops, schools, and other aspects of daily life. Read more here.

Grab a burger and a wild beer

Festival of Animal Beer, Pink May, Rumfest, and Burger fest

Veggie burger on a wooden table
Veggie burger via iStock photo / NatashaPhoto

Prague Zoo presents Festival zvířecích piva, a festival of animal beer. Different brews named after animals will be available, There will be concerts, tours, and discussions (in Czech) about beer. Laura a její tygři (Laura and Her Tigers) is the headline act. Prague Zoo, May 21. Read more here and here.

The annual international rum festival Rumfest lets you taste unique rums; participate in guided tastings, seminars, and workshops; dance to Latin American music; and try Caribbean specialties. Martinický palác (Hradčanské nám. 67), May 21. Read more here.

The 11th annual Růžový máj festival returns with 45 stalls featuring over 30 winemakers, mainly from Moravia. They will offer rosé wines and clarets, plus suitable cuisine and a rich accompanying program. Náplavka between Palackého most and the Railway Bridge, May 22. Read more here.

Everyone's favorite summer refreshments are together at the seventh annual Pivo & Burger Festival. Karlínské náměstí, May 22. Read more here.

Feel the summer vibes

Žižkov Between the Yards and Radlická 'Summer Spot' opens

Zizkov tower

Explore Prague's Žižkov neighborhood during the Žižkovské mezidvorky festival. Concerts, tours, swap meets, workshops, and games will be held in various venues across the district. Read more here.

Radlická - cultural sports ground opens its "Summer Spot" on May 21. See what's new at this lively meet space and enjoy drinks and DJs and good company. Read more here.

Sonic Saturday and Sunday

Psych-pop, a TikTok sensation, and the '90s explode

Relive the golden era of the last decade of the 20th century. The field behind the Křižík Pavilions will host the 90s Explosion Festival. The main star is DJ Bobo, and other performers include Technotronic, La Bouche, Twenty 4 Seven, Captain Jack, and Nana. Výstaviště, May 21. Read more here.

Be among the first to hear the new record "Impression" by Sugar Candy Mountain, the California-based duo of Ash Reiter and Will Halsey. They will take you on a scenic journey through the psych-pop genre. MeetFactory, May 21. Read more here.

New Zealand's rising pop star Benee has been called "the dreamy voice of a disaffected generation." Her single “Supalonely" has been streamed over 4 billion times after it went viral on Tiktok during the pandemic. Roxy, May 22. Read more here.

Risque business

Velvet Comedy, Bohemian Burlesque, and an Intimate Market

Yoni egg / photo via
Yoni egg / photo via

Velvet Comedy has its regular Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Show in English in the loungy back room of a Žižkov cafe into a comedy club. Local and traveling comedians perform with a live pianist. Pracovna & Laskafe, May 20. Read more here.

Enjoy an evening of elegant eroticism. Bohemian Burlesque returns with an original cabaret show featuring dazzling costumes, acrobatics, and more. The headline performer is Veda Decadenza from Finland. The show is produced and MC'd by Angelica G. L’Amour. The Fitzgerald (in Hotel Alwyn), May 20. Read more here.

Intimate Market at Vnitroblock on May 22 lets you shop for period panties and products geared at women's inner glow and good health. Erotic scented candles, as well as a variety of toys to add spark to your sex life, will also be on offer. Read more here.

Connect with your inner Scot or adrenalin freak

Coollife Fest and Highland Games

Coolfestival in Prague. Photo: (Facebook)
Coolfestival in Prague. Photo: (Facebook)

The largest freestyle show in the Czech Republic, Coollife Fest will feature masters of freeskiing and snowboarding, swoop freestyle, high-diving, and more. The festival will be accompanied throughout the day by workshops, films, and lectures, ending with a concert by Paulie Garand and an afterparty. Smíchovská náplavka, May 21. Read more here and here.

Experience a wee bit of Scottish life at Highland Games Úvaly. People will compete in eight disciplines including caber toss and tug of war. Entertainment includes Celtic music, dance lessons, and Scottish food. Úvaly (a village next to Prague), May 21–22. read more here and here.

Head to the market or swap til you drop

Dyzajn Market, May swap for refugees

The latest edition of Dyzajn market takes place at Výstaviště on May 21 and 22. People can find jewelry, accessories, handbags and backpacks, art objects, porcelain, decoration, fashion toys, and stationery – all from local designers from the Czech Republic. Read more here.

Swap clothing and houseplants for new ones at a Swap oděvů a květin. People can bring clean clothes or plants they no longer need and chose new ones. Leftover clothing will be donated to help Ukrainian refugees. Prague Market, Hall 40, May 21. Read more here.

Make it a family affair

Medieval fair, Railyway Kingdom, and Dog's Day

The new exhibition Know Smart Prague (Poznej chytrou Prahu) has just launched at the Kingdom of Railways, where children can learn, for example, how a smart bin "knows" when it is full, what smart signs tell them, or what gray water is and what it can be used for. Read more here.

Knight's tournaments, puppetry, theater, and games are the highlights of the seventh Středověké slavnosti, a medieval fair. While much of the fun is aimed at little ones, for adults there are brewery tours and craft beer. Břevnov Monastery (Břevnovský klášter), May 21. Read more here.

Dogs and their owners have their day at Psí den s Prahou 13. Competitions and races are the highlights, but there are also shelter stands with dogs for adoption, stalls with dog supplies, and much more. Central Park Lužiny, May 21. Read more here.

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