This weekend in Prague: Korso Krymská returns and urban vineyards open for tours

Plus: Tanec Praha dance festival starts, Operation Anthropoid at 80, and Italian sports cars rev up at Výstaviště. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 26.05.2022 16:45:00 (updated on 27.05.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes

Watch history unfold in person and on film

Anthropoid reenactment and Atentát film

The 80th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid will be marked with several events in Prague 8. A re-enactment of the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich by Czech paratroopers takes place May 27 at 10:35 am near the Anthropoid memorial in Libeň. More events take place throughout Prague 8 on May 27 and 28, including a festival at Thomayerovy sady. Read more in our original story and on the Prague 8 website.

The 1964 Czech film Atentát (The Assassination) will screen in a newly digitalized version with English subtitles at Edison Film Hub on May 29 at 5 pm. The black-and-white film gives a multifaceted look at Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich assassination and the fate of the Czech paratroopers.

Scene from 'Atentát.' Photo: Jiří Stach
Scene from 'Atentát.' Photo: Jiří Stach

Spend Saturday in the park (and around the block)

Korso Krymská and Australian and New Zealand Day

After five years the Korso Krymská block party is back. On May 28 the street in Vršovice will be closed to traffic, and there will be live music, food and drink, and some surprises. Read more here.

Photo Korso Krymska
Photo via Facebook / Korso Krymská

Celebrate cultures from down under at Australian and New Zealand Day on May 28 at Riegrovy Sady, near Chopinova and Polska streets. There will be music, sports, food, drink, art, entertainment, and a special program for children such as a Poi Poi children’s workshop, tryouts for Aussie rules football, a search for New Zealand birds, and a children’s corner. Read more here.

Brew up some fun and dig into some good eats

Beerfood festival and Street Food Náplavka

Street eats from around the world are the focus of the Street Food festival at Smíchovská náplavka on May 28. You will find dishes from Sri Lanka, Africa, and the Balkans, plus of course fish and burgers. Read more here.

At the edge of Prague in Újezd nad Lesy on May 28 you can find the idyllic sounding Beerfood Festival of Beer and Good Food. There will be beer from 30 breweries, a chili eating contest, drinking competition, arm wrestling, and live music. Read more here.

Explore the Czech capital's urban vineyards

Prague Vineyards and Wine on Streclecký Ostrov

Explore Prague's urban vineyards in Pražské vinice on May 28 and 29 from 10 am to 5 pm. Tours will be available at many places that are not usually open to the public, and some also offer good views of the city skyline. More information including a downloadable map is here.

The majority of Svatomartinské wines are whites. (Photo: iStock, artisteer)
Photo: iStock, artisteer

Wine from small family producers will be at Festival jak víno's Ultimate Wine event at Střelecký ostrov on May 27 from 2 pm to 9 pm. Admission is free, but for tastings, you have to buy a limited edition glass. Read more here.

Check out world-renowned dance and and acrobatic feats

Opening 2.0 at Jatka 78 and Tanec Praha

Germany’s Analog the Company performs their piece Opening 2.0 with a new staging at Jatka 78 on May 26–28. Five acrobats and three musicians share their personal stories with the audience. Some dialogue is in English. Read more here.

The international dance festival Tanec Praha starts on May 28 in Brno and May 29 in Prague. Local and visiting troupes perform both in public spaces and at traditional venues. Events run across the Czech Republic until June 28. Read more here.

Opening 2.0. Photo: Analog the Company.
Opening 2.0. Photo: Analog the Company.

Brace for some scary (and soothing) sounds

Orson Welles' 'Dracula', Korn, and Sunday music in the Botanical Gardens

California nu metal band Korn comes to Sportovní hala Fortuna in Holešovice on May 27 for their rescheduled show. The venue, formerly called Tipsport Arena, has recently been renamed. Read more here

Hear a live reading of Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of Dracula at A Maze in Tchaiovna on May 29. It has been 125 years since the horror classic novel was first published. Read more here.

Orson Welles promoting his Mercury Radio Theater. Public domain.
Orson Welles promoting his Mercury Radio Theater. Public domain.

Several groups of traditional singers and dancers will be at Palác Akropolis on May 28 for Mongolian Day in Prague. Read more here.

Every Sunday afternoon until the end of September you can hear live classical music in the Botanical Gardens in Prague 7. The concerts will be at the Pivoňková louka oasis in the Upper Garden, and are included in the normal admission price. Read more here.

Shop and dine out for Ukraine

Meetfactory flea market and Prague 6 Courtyard Markets and Restaurant Day

Meetfactory on May 29 has a flea market for clothes, accessories, books, vinyl records, and appliances. There will also be a collection of food for Ukraine in cooperation with the Food Bank for Prague and Central Bohemia. It is also the last chance to see two exhibitions there. Read more here.

Prague 6 will host a variety of events for Courtyard Markets and Restaurant Day. Local people will turn their courtyards into popup restaurants, food markets, and flea markets. New this year, will be some offerings of Ukrainian cuisine. Read more here.

See Czech shoes and artistry on display

Baťa exhibit and Jiří Sopko at Kampa

It’s your last chance to see the retrospective of works by Czech artist Jiří Sopko at Museum Kampa. The exhibition marking the artist’s 80th birthday closes on May 29. Over 100 paintings and drawings show a cross-section of his work since the 1960s. Read more here.

The history of the Baťa company from its founding in 1894 to its nationalization in 1945 is told in a new exhibit at Zámecký areál Ctěnice in Prague 9. Examples of many styles of shoes are on display, and there is also a look at the architecture of the functionalist-style Baťa store on Wenceslas Square. Read more here.

Make it a family affair

Car Legends, Lego, Army Day, Bread and Games, and Children's Day

Vintage cars, race cars, and other modes of wheeled transport are on display at the annual motor show Legendy, at Výstaviště in Holešovice on May 28 and 29. This year's theme is Italian passion, and you can expect to find sports cars from Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini Read more here.

The annual Army Day takes place at Atrium Flora in Prague 3 on May 28. People can find out about new equipment, hear military bands, get autographs from ASC Dukla athletes, see demonstrations of historical weapons, take physical fitness tests, and sample military food. Read more here.

Try out games at the new store Chléb a hry, which translates to “bread and games.” On May 28 and 29 there are blocks of time for children and older players to play new board games from Albi and also eat some baked goods and have a beverage. Register online here and read more here and here.

Try classic Czech board games in English, explore museums virtually, and more! Photo: Facebook @Ypsilonie
Czech board game. Photo: Facebook @Ypsilonie

Obchodní centrum Letňany om May 28 and 29 has a Fun Festival with the Lego Museum. There will be competitions, drawings for prizes, and musical performances. Read more here.

Children’s day at Chodovská tvrz in Prague 4 on May 29 offers an afternoon of music, competitions, and games for little ones. Read more here.

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