This weekend in Prague: Winter light displays illuminate the night

Plus: Indulge in goose and wine at public festivals or restaurants, see films from Down Under, and laugh to UK comics. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 10.11.2022 16:51:00 (updated on 30.11.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


The National Gallery in Prague presents the exhibition Clay Sculptures: Terracottas of Italian Masters 15th⁠⁠– ⁠⁠19th centuries. Recent research reveals new details on how and why the sculptures were made. The sculptures can be seen at the Šternberg Palace until March 26, 2023

A 25-minute animated film using virtual reality, Tmání (Darkening) explores depression through an interactive story. You can see it at DOX until Feb. 12, 2023. Admission is included in the normal gallery entry fee, but only four people can watch at a time.

Scale models of Brutalist buildings are on display in park Holubička, across from the Kunsthalle museum in Malá Strana. The models, including some buildings that either have been torn down or never built, are the work of artist Krištof Kintera.

See pictures capturing sculptor Auguste Rodin's visit to Bohemia and Moravia in 1902 in the exhibition Prague Pallas & Moravian Hellas at the House of Photography until Jan. 29, 2023.


The first real wine from the new harvest is released on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m., on St. Martin's Day. Restaurants across the country will offer a special holiday meal of roasted goose paired with the new wine. Read our restaurant roundup here.

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St. Martin's Day wine and goose. Photo:

Large public celebrations of St. Martin's Day will be held at Naplavka between Palackého náměstí and the railway bridge on Nov. 11 from 11 10 p.m. A day later on Nov. 12 you can celebrate at the farmers markets at Řezáčovo náměstí in Prague 7, Kubánské náměstí in Prague 10, and náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad in Prague 3. There is also a family-friendly event on Nov. 12 at the National Museum of Agriculture in Letná.

For those who don't eat fowl, Vegan burger day at Cross Club on Nov. 12 offers five different meat-free patties, either for free or for a voluntary donation. DJs and music, including a band named Duck, will provide entertainment. Contributions will help support the collective Food Not Bombs Praha.


The ninth Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest showcases films from Down Under at kino Lucerna on Nov. 11–14. One highlight is the new film "Blueback," about a young woman who becomes an environmental activist.

You can see recent Central European films with English subtitles at 3kinofest. The name this year is a bit misleading as most screenings are at the Municipal Library until Nov.18, but there is also a side program in the U Nováků passage and special screenings at 3KinoCentrále at V Jámě 1.

A week of Ukrainian films runs until Nov. 15 at kino Atlas. The films have English and Czech subtitles.

The film archives at Ponrepo is showing Věra Chytilová's classic 1966 Czech new wave film Daisies (Sedmikrásky) with English subtitles on Nov. 11.

Sergei Eisenstein's first feature Strike plays with live musical accompaniment at Edison Filmhub on Nov. 11. The film, which has strong pro-Soviet themes, is a stylistic landmark for its rapid editing and other innovative techniques.

The Persian-language Danish crime thriller Holy Spider earned Zar Amir Ebrahimi the Best Actress award at Cannes. Screenings at Edison Filmhub on Nov. 12 and 13 have English and Czech subtitles.

Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1988 fantasy adventure film The Bear comes out of hibernation at kino Aero on Nov. 12 for a single showing as part of the cinema's Legends series.


American rock band The Pretty Reckless rolls into Malá sportovní hala on Nov. 11. Their most recent album, "Death by Rock and Roll," scored some good reviews and topped sales charts on its week of release.

Myles Kennedy's band Alter Bridge headlines an evening of hard rock at O2 universum on Nov. 12. The band will play new music from their as-yet-unreleased seventh album.

Grammy-winning U.S. producer Pi'erre Bourne will be at Lucerna Music Bar on Nov. 12. The rapper, who became famous through a collaboration with rapper Playboi Carti, will present individual projects like The Life of Pi' erre 5 and Space Age Pimpin.

German alternative metal band Die Happy will spread cheer when their Guess What! tour arrives at Palác Akropolis on Nov. 13.

Chicago-based jazz drummer Makaya McCraven comes to La Fabrika on Nov. 13 as part of the Prague Sounds festival.


The Prague Harman Street Players present a new original English language play A Sucker Born Every Minute on Nov. 11 and 12 at The Fitzgerald. The plot involves a scam artist in Kentucky around the time of World War II.

UK stand-up comics Sarah Keyworth, Emmanuel Sonubi, and Funmbi Omotayo headline The Comedy Store in Prague! The laughs unfold at Lucerna Music Bar on Nov. 11.

Ukrainian Theatre Yellow & Blue, in partnership with Prague Shakespeare Company and Divadlo Na Prádle, presents Waiting for the H, with "H" standing for human. The fully original show is inspired by Beckett’s "Waiting for Godot." It is performed in Ukrainian and English at Divadlo Na Prádle on Nov. 11.

Catch one of the last three performances of Puccini's opera Tosca scheduled for this season. This staging uses copies of sets by Josef Svoboda from 1947. It is at the State Opera on Nov. 13 and 23 and on Dec. 1.


Notebooks, planners, and similar goods can be found at Papír Fest 2022. Over 40 local paper goods makers will be at Spojka Events in Karlín on Nov. 12.


See a holiday display made of 40,000 LED lights at Žluté lázně. Světla vyprávějí  (The Lights Tell the Story) has 3D sculptures of wintry images right on the waterfront. It is open daily until 9 p.m.

A fairy-tale land is brought to life at Lumina Park Prague. A 1.5-kilometer walk through Džbán is illuminated with effects inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Presented last year in Polish cities, this is its debut in Prague. It will light up winter nights through February.

Manifesto Anděl is hosting Carousel Brunch & Beats on Nov. 13. Games, face painting, and other entertainment await children, while other family members can indulge in brunch and enjoy hot chocolate.

Divadlo Ponec presents a dance program aimed at children, who are encouraged to participate and expand the limits of their imaginations. Škatulení, led by Eli a kol., takes place at Ponec on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

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