This weekend in Prague: The city's favorite block party returns

Plus: History comes to life at Vyšehrad, Salman Rushdie's novels get a chain reading, and wine festival at Prague Castle. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 08.09.2022 12:55:00 (updated on 08.09.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


Sustainable architecture in extreme conditions gets explored in Nordic Arctic at Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera from Sept. 9 to Oct. 30. The exhibition includes photos and models of realized buildings as well as projects.

The Office Collective presents Practices of Belonging, which opens at Jelení Gallery on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. and runs until Sept. 25. The collective group of artists seeks to undermine and appropriate the institution of the office, as well as explore the possibilities of inhabiting more or less hostile environments.

You are asked to Imagine a Garden at the Entrance Gallery in Břevnov from Sept. 9 to Oct. 30. The show explores the paradox of the garden as a natural and artificially defined space,

Painting from 'Imagine a Garden.'  Photo: Entrance Gallery.
Painting from 'Imagine a Garden.' Photo: Entrance Gallery.

The annual European Heritage Days festival starts on Sept. 10 and runs to Sept. 18. Most events in Prague are centered at the New Town Hall at Karlovo náměstí. A list of venues participating in Prague can be found here.

Find out all about electricity at the open house at the PRE Museum on Sept. 10. The museum is hidden in a former substation Vrbenského street near the Nádraží Holešovice metro stop.


Enjoy a fine dining weekend at Chateau Trnová on Sept. 10 and 11 with celebrity chef Miroslav Kalina from the cooking show MasterChef. On Saturday at 6 p.m. there is a five-course tasting menu and live classical music, and on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. there is a jazz brunch. Tickets can be booked online. Chateau Trnová is just south of Prague near Zbraslav.

Celebrity chef Mirek Kalina. Photo: Chateau Trnová
Celebrity chef Mirek Kalina. Photo: Chateau Trnová

Fall wine festivals are underway. Vinohradské vinobraní brings potent potables to náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Sept. 9 and 10. Read more about the wine festival season and burčák in our article.

The Nomad Beer Festival features brews made by enthusiasts who don't have their own breweries. You can sample some of them at Pražská tržnice on Sept. 9 and 10. There is music on both days, as well as Czech, Slovak, and Indian food.

Beer from a small brewery at Vítězné náměstí. Photo: Facebook
Beer from a small brewery at Vítězné náměstí. Photo: Facebook

A festival of small breweries brings over two dozen beer makers together at the market at Vítězné náměstí on Sept. 10.

There is more to life than beer and wine. There is also mead. The Autumn Day of Czech honey offers all manner of honey and related products including candles, cosmetics, and beverages. It can all be found alongside the market at Kubánské náměstí on Sept. 10.

Learn to dance at the Kizomba Festival at Manifesto Anděl on Sept. 10. Seven DJs will provide music throughout the day. All skill levels are welcome. You can treat yourself to a meal after.

The popular Street Food festival returns to Smíchovská náplavka on Sept. 10. Expect to find treats from not only European and American cuisine, but also Asia and Africa.

Troja Chateau. Photo: A.Savin, WikiCommons
Troja Chateau. Photo: A.Savin, WikiCommons

The 24th edition of the Trojské vinobraní wine festival takes place at Troja Chateau on Sept. 10. Eight small wineries will present their latest vintages, and there is a program for children.

The wine festival at Prague Castle is in its 15th year. The Royal Garden on Sept. 10 and 11 will have Czech and Slovenian wines, French cheese, and an array of Czech food.

It's one-stop shopping at the Pivo a Burger Festival at Karlínské náměstí on Sept. 11. Craft beer from small brewers and burgers from top-rated food trucks and eateries will be available.


The epic Jan Žižka also called Medieval has finally hit screens after a long delay due to Covid. Ben Foster stars in the title role, while Michael Caine has a supporting role. Be sure to look for the English version and avoid the one with "český dabing." Read our look at the film here.

The classic Vietnam War epic The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, is at Kino Světozor on Sept. 9 and 10 at Bio Oko on Sept. 11,

The last day of a festival of Macedonian films with English subtitles takes place at Edison Filmhub from Sept. 9.


Friday is no laughing matter, well ok maybe it is. Make up your own mind at the Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Show in English at Pracovna on Sept. 9.

The Dvořákova Praha: International Music Festival is underway at Prague's Rudolfinum on Sept. 9 with the Munich Philharmonic playing Schumann and Bruckner and the Cleveland Orchestra on Sept. 11 playing Richard Strauss. The festival runs to Sept. 25.

UK art pop band Low Island had some success with their 2021 album " If You Could Have It All Again." They will be at Cross Club on Sept. 9.

Finnish alternative rock band Poets of the Fall will be at Roxy on Sept. 10. Six of their eight albums hit the number one spot on the Finnish music charts.

Rock for People presents Australian electro-industrial duo Skynd at Meetfactory on Sept. 10. Their songs explore very dark themes.

American neo-soul band Moonchild, led by singer Amber Navran, recently released their fifth album, "Starfruit." They are headed to Palác Akropolis on Sept. 11.


Meet your neighbors in Prague 7 at Letenská Místa, with 50 participating locations from designer shops to bistros offering special deals or events across the Letná area from Sept. 9 to 11.

The babí léto edition of Dyzajn market offers clothes, jewelry, accessories, and decor from Czech producers. You can stock up for the fall at Výstaviště on Sept. 10 and 11.


A chain reading of texts of Salman Rushdie will take place at Gallery Cafe Louvre on Sept. 9 starting at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate, and texts will be available in Czech and English. Readings should not exceed four minutes.

Works by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián are showcased in Kylián – Bridges of Time at the historical building of the National Theatre on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m and 7 p.m.

The podcast Welcome to Night Vale is on a world tour that stops at kino Lucerna on Sept 11. The concept behind the show is that it takes place in a town where every conspiracy theory is true.

Verdi's classic opera La Traviata is at the State Opera on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. Surprisingly it was a flop when it premiered in 1863, but now is one of the most popular operas in the world. It has been performed at what is now the State Opera in various different productions since shortly after it was written.


A family oriented day of historical re-enactments, Pevnost Vyšehrad will show people the history of Prague's other castle in an entertaining way. It happens all across Vyšehrad on Sept. 10. An all-day ticket also allows access to normally inaccessible spaces.

Knights fight at  Pevnost Vyšehrad. Photo:
Knights fight at Pevnost Vyšehrad. Photo:

Come to Americká Street on Sept. 10 in Vinohrady for the Zažít Americkou jinak block party. Several stages will have music all day, and local vendors will provide food and drink.

Sports, dance, and fun are on the program at Ladronka Fest on Sept. 10 at Ladronka. Headliners include Annabelle and an Elvis cover band.

Bring the dog to Pes Fest at Central Park Pankrác on Sept. 11. You can expect competitions and shows, plus the sale of dog-related items.

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