This weekend in Prague: More holiday cheer and the fairy tale opera 'Rusalka'

Plus: Cindy Lou Who reflecting on her life, veteran rockers Uriah Heep celebrate 50 years, and 1984 cult comedy Repo Man turns up at Ponrepo. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 08.12.2022 15:00:00 (updated on 10.12.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


German electronic music trio Moderat will be at Forum Karlín on Dec. 9 to support their fourth album "More D4ta," which came out earlier this year.

Musician and dancer Dashi Stardust performs at the Fitzgerald on Dec. 9 as part of their Friday night music series. Free entry.

Rock band Uriah Heep celebrates 50 years with a concert at Forum Karlín on Dec. 10. The band features founding member Mick Box, while lead vocalist Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been there since 1986. Their hits include "Easy Livin'" and "Look at Yourself."

UK indie band Porridge Radio comes to Café V lese on Dec. 11. They rose to fame with their 2020 album "Every Bad."

Hear Jamie Marshall's Amplified Acoustic Band at Jazz Dock on Dec. 11. Singer and guitar player Jamie Marshall toured in Don McLean's backing band. He will be joined by three well-known Czech musicians for a night of blues, folk, and soul.


The adult-oriented play Who's Holiday finds Cindy Lou Who reflecting on her life since her fateful encounter with the Grinch. Find out what has been happening to her at Divadlo Na Prádle on Dec. 9 and 10, with additional shows next weekend as well.

Antonín Dvořák's popular opera Rusalka, inspired by Czech fairy tales, is back at the National Theatre on Dec. 10. This staging premiered in 2009 and is presented in Czech with English supertitles.

Integration Centre Prague presents In Time Machines - I Want to Live on Dec. 12 at Rock Café. The play reflects on life 200 years in the future, and it will be followed by international cakes and drinks. Entry is free but registration is required.


A recent Czech holiday tradition is watching the romantic comedy Love Actually. You can catch it at Sunset Cinema in Vnitroblock in Holešovice on Dec. 9. The program there also includes Harry Potter and Home Alone films.

The Lars von Trier retrospective concludes with the horror film The House That Jack Built on Dec. 9 at Aero. The film recounts the career of a serial killer played by Matt Dillon. It also features the final performance by German actor Bruno Ganz.

The 1984 cult comedy Repo Man turns up at Ponrepo on Dec. 9 as part of the ongoing Lucid Cinema series. Emilio Estevez stars as an aimless young man who gets a job repossessing cars from people who miss their payments. The soundtrack is filled with classic 1980s punk hits.

The Royal Opera House production of Puccini's La bohème will be kino Lucerna on Dec. 11. Richard Jones CBE directs this production, which stars Ailyn Pérez, Juan Diego Flórez, and Andrey Zhilikhovsky.

Opera diva Renée Fleming stars in The Hours, a new work by composer Kevin Puts based on Michael Cunningham's acclaimed novel, which was adapted into a hit film as well. The premiere production by New York's Metropolitan Opera can be seen at Světozor and Aero on Dec. 10.

Holiday shopping and cheer

Park Lane International School at Valdštejnská 6a in Prague 1 has a winter market on Dec. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. You can find food, Christmas goodies, and a festive mood.

A mini market and a donation-based yoga lesson are at the Little Mole nursery school at Riegrovy Sady 38 on Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will have baked goods, hand-made products, and second-hand clothes. Money raised will support the charity Friendship Prague.

A two-day market will be at New Town Hall next to Karlovo náměstí on Dec. 10 and 11. People can find food and gifts in the courtyard, while there will be a model train station and more gifts inside the tower.

The winter edition of Dyzajn market will be at Výstaviště in Holešovice on Dec 10 and will offer clothes, accessories, handbags, and other goods from designers and makers from Czechia and neighboring countries.

The National Agriculture Museum on Dec 10 has a day of events including workshops for making gifts, traditional holiday songs, a live Nativity scene, and more.

Visit Hall 13 at Prague Market (Pražská tržnice) on Dec. 10 and 11 for Lemarket. The focus is on local brands and sustainable gifts.

The annual Silver Christmas Days is at PVA Letňany until Dec. 11. There will be over 250 stands with over 10,000 gifts, decorations, and other goods.

The enthusiastic Vánoční Bazáááár 2022 takes place at Dlabačov on Dec. 9 and 10. Proceeds will support charities that help children with medical issues. There will be clowns, face painting, and other entertainment.

Support Sue Rider by shopping at Kodaňská 39 in Vršovice on Dec. 10. In addition to the regular items, there will be vases and candlesticks from the agency M-ocean, which organizes sustainable events, and tied flowers from the ecological florist Pleve.

The F.A.R. winter flea market at Bio Oko on Dec. 10 is organized by the Feminist Anti-War Resistance to support the Café Žinka community center for Ukrainian women.


The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) will have an open house at its headquarters in Holešovice on Dec. 9–10. Organizers describe the event as an immersive experience that will introduce visitors to EUSPA and its mission. Read more in our story.

Make some unusual photos to share over the holidays at the Museum of Fantastic Illusions at Vodičkova 31. You can stand in the middle of various optical illusions to make interesting selfies and portraits.

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.

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.

The courtyard of the Klementinum will have a Phoenix Garden on Dec. 10 and 11 with light installations, music, and acrobatics. It is presented in cooperation with Festival Za dveřmi.

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