This weekend in Prague: Puppetry, the Chainsmokers, and NFT art at Prague Castle

Plus: Food festivals offer a choice of pork or Armenian cuisine, Mezipatra showcases queer cinema, and international jazz stars come to Jazz Dock. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 03.11.2022 17:14:00 (updated on 07.11.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes


The most interesting photographs taken by members of the Czech Academy of Sciences are on display at the Photogenic science exhibition at the National Library in the Klementinum until Dec. 31. The show is part of the Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which runs to Nov. 6 at various venues.

The newly restored Clam-Gallas Palace is hosting the exhibition Josef Mysliveček, detto Il Boemo (1737-1781). It covers not only the composer's life but also includes costumes from the new Czech film "Il Boemo," which is the Czech submission for Oscar consideration this year. The exhibition runs until Jan. 29, 2023.

An exhibition and a related conference called Non-Fungible Castle 2022 is taking place at the Lobkowicz Palace. The goal is to acquaint people with blockchain and the ways in which it can support culture. Selected works from the exhibition will be sold in an online auction as NFTs. The exhibition runs until Nov. 13, and the conference is on Nov. 4 and 5.


Over 150 types of whiskies, including some rarities, will be on offer at Whisky Life! Prague on Nov. 4–5 at the New Town Hall. Anyone who comes in a kilt will get a free shot. The program includes bagpipe music and whisky tasting masterclasses held by experts.

Pork and street food take the forefront at Vepřobraní at Smíchovská Náplavka on Nov. 5. Sample blood sausages, head cheese, and smoked meat while listening to live accordion music!

Food and art combine at the UMtrh Fall Festival and Global Street Food on Nov. 5 in front of the Rudolfinum on Alšovo nábřeží. The music includes singers from the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, while organic wines are among the beverage offerings. Pets and children are welcome.

The last Karlín street food festival of the season is on Nov. 6 at Karlínské náměstí. A special focus this time will be on Armenian cuisine, but many other types of food will also be available.


The 23rd edition of the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival runs until Nov. 10 in various venues in Prague including Lucerna, Světozor, Edison, and Pilotů cinemas. All films will be screened in their original language with Czech or English subtitles. Related events take place in clubs and galleries.

Films from South America are at Kino Brasil, which runs until Nov. 6 at Bio Oko. The films will have English and Czech subtitles. A party at Klub Favela on Nov. 4 lets you dance to forró beats.

The Metropolitan Opera series continues with soprano Nadine Sierra taking the lead role of Violetta in Verdi's tragedy La Traviata. The three-hour New York production will be broadcast on Nov. 5 at 4:45 p.m. to the Aero and Světozor cinemas.


The Jazz On5 festival at Jazz Dock is underway and runs until Nov. 9. Concerts over the weekend include Czech jazz singer Marta Kloučková who is releasing a new album, modern jazz vocalist Anna Kolchina, art-blues trio The BladderStones, and genre-bending combo the Huntertones. Read our original story here.

Pre-sale tickets are sold out but 300 tickets will be available at the door for the techno event Sound at Gabriel Loci on Nov. 4. The headliners are Lebanese producer Nur Jaber and French DJ Arkan, both based in Berlin. The dark atmosphere on four stages will be highlighted by site-specific installations, light design, and NFT visuals.

Experimental folk music group Heilung comes to Forum Karlín on Nov. 4. Their music is apparently based on inscriptions from the bronze, iron, and Viking eras. Group members come from Denmark, Norway, and Germany. Vocalist Kai Uwe Faust is also a tattoo artist. 

The "Los Angeles-based punk-pop-rave band from Saint Petersburg" Little Big will be in Prague this week. Their Nov. 4 concert at is sold out, but a second show has been added for Nov. 5 at SaZaZu.

English punk band The Toy Dolls finally come back to Divadlo Archa on Nov. 5. The current lineup includes founding member Thomas "Olga" Algar, the group's only steady presence. The band is known for appearing in cartoonish outfits with gaudy plastic sunglasses.

The Prague Film Orchestra will play a long-delayed concert at Lucerna's Velký sál on Nov. 5. The program includes themes from popular Czech and Hollywood films including "Frozen" and "Home Alone."

Electronic DJ and production duo Chainsmokers are coming to Sportovní hala Fortuna (formerly Tipsport) on Nov. 6 on their So Far So Good Tour. They won a Grammy in 2017 in the Best Dance Recording category for "Don't Let Me Down."

Brooklyn-based synth auteurs Nation of Language come to Underdogs' on Nov. 6. The band formed in 2020 and is inspired by new wave and punk.


The Prague Harman Street Players present a new original English language play A Sucker Born Every Minute on Nov. 4, 11, and 12 at The Fitzgerald. The plot involves a scam artist in Kentucky around the time of World War II.

Jared Doreck is back with Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a fast-paced one-man show where he plays all the roles. The English-language play, based on Bram Stoker's novel, is at Divadlo Na Prádle on Nov. 4 and 5.

Prague Horrortheater presents Fright Night, based on a popular 1985 film. Catch the last two shows on Nov. 4 and 6 at Divadlo D21. Read our original story here.

Leoš Janáček's opera Katya Kabanova is back with a new staging. The modern work, which deals with a woman in an emotional crisis, is adapted from a drama by A. N. Ostrovsky. Catch it at the National Theatre on Nov. 6. The production has English and Czech supertitles.

'Poli Dégaine' by France's La Pendue is at Nekropolis. Photo by Nekropolis.
'Poli Dégaine' by France's La Pendue is at Nekropolis. Photo by Nekropolis.

The International puppetry and music festival Nekropolis takes place from Nov. to 7 at Palác Akropolis. Puppeteers and musicians from France, Slovenia, Belgium, and the Czech Republic will perform. Note that not all modern puppetry is suitable for children, and some shows are in Czech.


The NF Harmonie orchestra, which is composed of children, will play a musical matinee for parents and children at Švandovo divadlo on Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m.

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