This weekend in Prague: Cozy up with soup, spirits, and films from Cannes

Plus: Manifesto Anděl celebrates one year, all the Twilight films play in a marathon, and the award-winning 1998 play 'Frozen' is staged in English. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 06.10.2022 17:00:00 (updated on 06.10.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


The 21st annual Art Prague Fair is at Hrzánský palác (Celetná 12) to Oct. 8. Over 30 galleries will be selling contemporary art.

The international design festival Designblok runs to Oct. 9 at Gabriel Loci and Uměleckoprůmyslové museum. Themes this year include Czech porcelain and designers from Ukraine, as well as the traditional focus on Czech designers.

Sculptor Tereza Štětinová offers her view of Snakes Eating Tails at Galerie Jelení from Oct. 7 to 30. Štětinová says her work addresses the theme of childhood heroism and the infinite inner world in which this heroism takes place.

Lenka Jirková Táborská uses art as a therapeutic tool to understand herself. Her recent paintings can be seen in Hystnarcist at NauGallery from Oct. 7 to Jan. 5, 2023.

Czech folk architecture from the early 20th century is explored in the newly opened exhibition Paper Village, which runs to May 31, 2023, at the Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum.


A three-day festival with food (including roasted goose) and music called Břevnovské posvícení takes place at the grounds of the Břevnov monastery on Oct. 7–9. Admission is free but some bands would appreciate donations.

Try red, white, rosé, and orange wines from Italy at Vinobraní s cimbálovkou, at the cultural center Vzlet on Oct. 7.

Small family wineries are featured at Velká Říjnová Degustace (Great October Tasting), which will fill Střelecký ostrov on Oct. 7 and 8.

Historically-themed St. Wenceslas street markets with wine, mead, food, and burčák continue at náměstí Republiky and Wenceslas Square until Oct. 9.

Find organic food and drink at the annual Biojarmark in the courtyard of the National Agricultural Museum on Oct. 8. Other ecologically friendly items will also be on sale, and a Dixieland band will provide musical entertainment.

Autumn is a good time for soup, and you can indulge at the soup and street food festival at Smíchovská Náplavka on Oct. 8. Czech and international soups will be featured, and there will be options for vegetarians.

Spirits made from fruit can be imbibed at Palenka Fest at Pražská tržnice on Oct. 8 in halls 13 and 17.

Manifesto Anděl marks its first birthday on Oct. 8. An afternoon and evening of music is lined up, complete with sparkling wine. Stop by for a drink and some dancing.

Visualization of the new Manifesto Anděl. (Photo: © Chybík+Krištof)
Visualization of the new Manifesto Anděl before it opened a year ago. Photo: © Chybík+Krištof.


A bit outside the city center in Dolní Měcholupy you can find a flea market called Dobrobazar, which takes place at the sports hall and park by the school on Oct. 8 and supports local charities. The flea market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an auction at 4 p.m. and a jazz concert by Lee Andrew Davison at 5 p.m.


The Be2Can festival runs to Oct. 12 with screenings at Edison Filmhub, Lucerna, Atlas, Dlabačov, and other cinemas. The screenings at Edison Filmhub are mostly English-friendly. The festival presents mainly European films that were hits on the festival circuit.

The Spanish film festival La Pelicula runs to Oct. 8 at kino Světozor, with some films having English subtitles.

You can see all of the Twilight films in a marathon at kino Aero on Oct. 8. The 780 minutes of entertainment starts at noon, while the fifth and final entry starts at 10 p.m. You can save money with a marathon ticket, or see just the films you somehow missed or want to see again.


Two NHL teams – San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators – have games at O2 Arena on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8.


Electronic dance music sensation Parov Stelar slithers into Sportovní hala Fortuna (Tipsport) on Oct. 7 with their Venom Tour 22. The show has a new stage design, new visuals, and new songs.

Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 but you can hear his music again thanks to lookalike singer Sergio Cortes' Michael Jackson Tribute Show at Velký sál Lucerna on Oct. 7. Cortes is styled to look like Jackson from the classic "Thriller" era.

Hear the traditional sounds of the Caucasus in a concert of Georgian polyphony from the group Haeri. They will be at Punctum on Oct. 8. This is folk and church music from the country on the Black Sea, not the U.S. state with a similar name.

The 10th edition of a traveling festival of free improvisation and other music called Hear Me lands at the Czech Museum of Music on Oct. 8. Five acts will play for an hour each starting at 6 p.m. and a DJ takes over at 11 p.m.

Brooklyn jazz fusion band Moon Hooch will be at Palác Akropolis on Oct. 9. The band has an unusual lineup of two sax players who tour with a drummer. They got their start busking and now have five studio albums.

Icelandic slo-mo rock band Sigur Rós comes to O2 universum on Oct. 9 as part of their world tour. The band will play some new music from their still unreleased eighth album, as well as past hits.


The annual 4+4 Days in Motion opens another abandoned space, Erpet Smíchov, until Oct. 16 for performances from international artists and more. Additional events are at Archa and Savarin Riding School.

A nonverbal production at the New Stage of the National Theatre on Oct. 7–9 is aimed at children 4 years old and up. Paper Story (Zázrak (s)tvoření) combines mime, and contemporary dance with elements of acrobatics, puppetry, and animation.

Prague Shakespeare Company presents Bryony Lavery's award-winning 1998 play Frozen, about a girl who disappeared, her mother's search for her, and the life of the person responsible. The drama unfolds in English at Divadlo Na Prádle on Oct. 7 and 8, and has two more showings in November. The play has adult themes and language.

Jaromír Weinberger's 1931 opera Schwanda the Bagpiper is another neglected work by a persecuted composer that is being re-examined. The National Theatre presents it on Oct. 9, 11, and 13, plus twice more in November. The opera has been described as a comic strip where Schwanda and his companions manage to beat the odds.


See exhibitions of Japanese arts, including but not limited to martial arts, at Akimatsuri 2022, held at Kotlářka Baseball Ballpark on Oct. 9.

Kite at Parukářka on a fall day. Photo Raymond Johnston
Kite at Parukářka on a fall day. Photo Raymond Johnston

One of the best places in the city to fly a kite is Parukářka. While people can go to the hill anytime, the is an organized kite flying event, Žižkovská drakiáda, on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. The event is free, and kites as well as snacks will be available for purchase.

You can make your own kite at a workshop at Divadlo Dobeška on Oct. 9. Reservations can be made online.

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