This weekend in Prague brings winter decisions: Ice skating or Christmas market?

Plus: Go behind the scenes of Prague theaters for free, kick off the ice-skating season, and warm up with heartwarming food events. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 17.11.2022 16:00:00 (updated on 17.11.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes


Hardcore punk band Sick of It All will tear up the stage at Palác Akropolis on Nov. 19. The band's roots go back to 1986, but there have been many lineup changes.

The Prague Sounds festival continues with Jiří Stivín at 80, celebrating the career of the jazz flutist. He will appear with a large ensemble of fellow jazzers including pianist Emil Viklický and bassist Petr Dvorský on Nov. 19 at the Rudolfinum.

Rising rap star Jack Harlow will be at Malá sportovní hala Výstaviště on Nov. 19. His second studio album, "Come Home the Kids Miss You," came out in May.

Canadian folk bluegrass group The Dead South is back at Forum Karlín on Nov. 19, following a sold-out show last year. The band members sometimes jokingly refer to themselves as "Mumford and Sons' evil twins."

Old school Czechoslovak band Olympic marks 60 years on the rock scene with two shows at Lucerna's Velký sál on Nov. 18 and 19.

For something different, Festival Alternativa has two music-filled evenings at MeetFactory on Nov. 18 and 19. Becoming Animal in Uruk will make its debut on Nov. 18, and Slumberland feat. Sainkho Namtchylak headlines on Nov. 19.


Photo via Noc Divadel Facebook
Photo via Noc Divadel Facebook

The fifth Jara Cimrman play to be staged in English is Plum (Švestka). A dispute over who can harvest plums at a rural train station leads to some very dry humor. The play, at Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana on Nov. 18, uses the same props and sets as the original Czech production. The play was allegedly written by the fictitious Jara Cimrman and first performed in Czech in 1997.

The tenth annual Night of Theaters takes place on Nov. 19. The event sees 80 theater companies, theaters, and institutions from 30 cities in the Czech Republic offer tours, theater workshops, shows, and performances free of charge or for a symbolic entrance fee. The lineup for Prague is here.

The board game Clue spawned a 1985 movie, which has now been adapted into a play. Gregory Gudgeon, who has extensive stage and film experience from the UK, headlines the cast. Former UK Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson CMG OBE returns in a supporting role. Find out if Colonel Mustard did it in the library on Nov. 18, 19, 22, or 26 at Divadlo Na Prádle.


Man holding cup of hot wine (photo iStock via Chalabala)
Man holding cup of hot wine (photo iStock via Chalabala)

The "Invisible Dinner" on Nov. 18 invites diners to experience email in complete darkness with the help of blind assistants, learning not only how to enjoy food without sight but use other senses. The experience includes a tour of the "Invisible Exhibition" before the dinner itself. The menu is provided by the restaurant and cafe Příčný rez. Tours may be possible in English with advance notice.

Hate Free culture and Tanec Praha have partnered on a breakfast event, on Nov. 19, that combines movement workshops with a Ukrainian-themed potluck. The first "Open Breakfast" at Vozovna culture center includes a performance by Ukrainian musician Oksya.

Sample some hot red wine and other holiday treats while you shop at the Christmas Market at náměstí Míru. It opens on Nov. 20 and will run throughout the holiday season. This one is more popular with locals than with tourists. Other markets will join next week.


Film still from
Film still from "Katzel" courtesy of Das Film Fest.

Catch a three-day Echoes of the Film Noir Festival at Lucerna to Nov. 19. The minifestival includes the classics "Mildred Pierce" from 1945 and "Kiss Me Deadly" from 1955.

See German-language films with English and Czech subtitles online until Nov. 20. Das Filmfest Online offers 19 current and award-winning films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland including the documentary "Behind the Headlines." A special focus is on the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Two English-language films by Danish director Lars von Trier are at kino Aero on Nov 18 as part of the Legends series. Manderlay, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, is at 6 p.m. and Dancer in the Dark, starring Björk, is at 8:45 p.m.

A festival of documentary films about housing, architecture, and social sustainability, Město všech is at CAMP on Nov. 18 and 19. Both days end in afterparties.

The Movie Barf series presents The Menu. A couple goes to an exclusive restaurant on an island, and the food is a bit surprising. Find out why at Edison Filmhub on Nov. 18.

You can sing along to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Aero. The screening for Nov. 19 is sold out but there are still tickets for Nov. 26. The film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon became one of the first midnight cult movies in the late 1970s.

Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera La Traviata is a highlight of the Metropolitan Opera program in New York. You can see a recording of that staging, starring Nadine Sierra in the main role, at Bio Oko on Nov. 20.


The Slou Days shopping event comes to Prague Market's Hall 13 shopping zone on Nov. 18 and 19. The sustainable design market lets shoppers browse locally-made and meaningful fashion, accessories, natural cosmetics, snacks, toys, jewelry, and home accessories. Almost 80 sustainable brands will participate in the event. Admission is free.

The Čapadlo Ice Skating Rink at Prague's Smetanovo nábřeží opens on Nov. 19 for the season. Skates can be rented on-site and skaters are treated to gorgeous castle views. Refreshments are on sale and admission is free.

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