This Weekend in Prague: Celebrate the Day of Heroes at Výstaviště

Plus: Drink wine in Vinohrady, buy art books at Troja or framed art at Pražská tržnice, and more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 22.09.2022 16:00:00 (updated on 22.09.2022) Reading time: 6 minutes


The illustration festival Lustr9 draws attention to Czech artists past and present at Kampus Hybernská to Sept. 28.

See part of Prague as it looked 100 years ago in a free multimedia exhibition 100 Years of the Metropolis. Until Sept. 24, a tent at Náměstí Republiky will let people use virtual reality to see the area around the main train station at the time of Prague's great expansion.

Three exhibitions just opened at the Veletržní palác and will run until Jan. 8, 2023. You can see the winners of the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize, self-portraits of artists as smokers in Amidst Smoke Rings, and modern photography in No One Belongs Here More Than You.

You can try before you buy at an exhibition of games and puzzles at the New Town Hall to Sept. 24. Tickets can be bought at the venue.

The group show Jacuzzi of Despair unleashes its jets on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. and bubbles until Nov. 19 at Art Space Světova 1 in Prague 8. The description says the show addresses diverse opinions about language.

Artist Léna Brauner advertises her show on Sept. 25 (25.9). Photo: Matěj Racek
Artist Léna Brauner advertises her upcoming show. Photo by Matěj Racek.

Artist and singer Léna Brauner will display her recent work for three days at Hall 13 in Pražská tržnice on Sept. 25 to 27. The works are from 2020 to the present and were made in Prague and Indonesia. Framed posters of her work will also be available.

The first hieroglyphs were deciphered in 1822, and a century later King Tut's tomb was discovered. To mark these anniversaries the Náprstek Museum is showing some of its Egyptian treasures until Oct. 2 in a show called From the Land of Pyramids and Pharaohs. These items will be the basis of a planned permanent exhibition.


A large celebration focused on Bavarian beer, Holešovice Oktoberfest is at Pražská tržnice to Sept. 24. There will be typical German food including pretzels and sausages along with imported beer.

Until Sept. 25, Manifesto Anděl hosts BEERfesto Vol. III with well-known as well as undiscovered brews and "beertails" or beer cocktails, plus different music each day.

The first part of a two-day wine festival Vinobraní na Grébovce takes place at Náměstí Míru on Sept. 23, while the second and much larger part is at Havlíčkovy sady on Sept. 24. You can expect wine, burčák, and food on both days.

Pavilion at Grébovka. Photo: Facebook.
The pavilion and vineyard at Grébovka. Photo: Facebook.

Food from Japan, Indonesia, India, and Thailand will be at Street Food + Asia Fest on Sept. 24 at Smíchovská náplavka. You can smell the scents of coriander, ginger, chili, and curry while you decide on what to eat.

The vineyard at Villa Richter on Sept. 24 hosts the wine festival Svatováclavské vinobraní, with over 50 types of Czech and Moravian wines as well as local ones. These will be complemented by live jazz and food. The entry fee includes a glass of wine.

The Karlín street food festival fittingly occurs at Karlínské náměstí on Sept. 25, and feature music from DJ Hlava, as well as a performance by Circus Problem.


The monthly flea market at Řezáčově náměstí, Bleší trh Heřmaňák, takes place Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is the next to last flea market of the year at this location.

A one-off flea market called Kup si vohoz will be at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Sept. 24 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The main emphasis will be on clothing, though other items will be available. Proceeds will go to charity and the remaining clothes will be donated to Klub svobodných matek (Club for Single Mothers).

Illustrative image via iStock, Grumpy Cow Studios.
Illustrative image via iStock, Grumpy Cow Studios.

A popup market focused specifically on house plants will be held at Šesťák (Vítězné náměstí) on Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be music and experts who will offer advice and tips on taking care of plants.

Dozens of sellers including foreign ones will present art books at the GHMP Art Book Fair, sponsored by the Prague City Gallery. The fair at the Troja chateau on Sept. 24 and 25 also has a side program of discussions, lectures, and tours, which are mainly in Czech.


The English-friendly film night Film Barf celebrates its birthday with a screening of the David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream on Sept. 23 at Edison Filmhub.

Ingmar Bergman's classic art film The Seventh Seal has another screening at Edison Filmhub on Sept. 24 with English and Czech subtitles. The film made an international star out of Max von Sydow, who plays a knight who challenges Death to a game of chess.

A restored version of the one-banned Czechoslovak film The Joke (Žert) plays at Ponrepo on Sept. 25. The film is adapted from a novel by Milan Kundera, in which a man receives a prison sentence over a joke, among other consequences, then seeks revenge against the friend who denounced him.


The classical music festival Dvořákova Praha has several concerts left before its big finish on Sept. 25 at the Rudolfinum, which features the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and violing soloist Veronika Eberle.

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Cory Wells will be at Café V lese on Sept. 24. He released his first full-length album "The Way We Are" in 2019 and his song "End of a Good Thing" has over 3 million views on YouTube.

The festival Žižkovská noc (Žižkov Night) fills clubs across the upper part of Prague 3 with music. The festival runs to Sept. 24 with Palác Akropolis as the main center.

Alvaro Soler will be at Sportovní hala Fortuna (Tipspot) on Sept. 23. The Spanish-German singer had a big hit with "El Mismo Sol" and has had his music and videos streamed billions of times.


The Czech play Cry Baby Cry, which features five women trying to change their lives with the help of a life coach, is presented with English supertitles at Švandovo divadlo on Sept. 23. Note that only select performances have supertitles.

Australian comedian Celeste Barber is touring Europe with her new show "Fine, Thanks." Her Prague stop is at RockOpera on Sept. 24. Barber made a name for herself on Instagram by re-creating photos of celebrities.

Special guest singers Pavel Černoch and Günther Groissböck join the cast of Rusalka at the National Theatre on Sept. 24. Antonín Dvořák's opera is based on a Czech fairytale by K. J. Erben.

Hear 14 talks from inspiring speakers in the day-long TEDxUNYP, at UNYP Aréna in Prague's Libeň district on Sept. 24. Topics to be covered include arts, business, science, food, the humanities, and more. Tickets are available online via Goout.


The 28th Den Hrdinů (Day of Heroes) this year will commemorate the work of the integrated rescue services and mark the anniversary of the 2002 flood. The family-friendly event at Výstaviště on Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to just after 6 p.m. will present over 100 vehicles and other emergency equipment including the Golem and all-terrain quad bikes, and offer demonstrations including training of rescue dogs plus interactive fun.  

Day of Heroes. Photo: Výstaviště
Day of Heroes. Photo: Výstaviště

Bring your four-legged friend to Lesopark Letňany on Sept. 23 and 24 for DogFest 2022. The event claims to be the largest of its kind in the country, and it will have entertainment for children as well so the whole family is welcome.

Upcycle and swap clothing for kids at the SecondBrand party 2022 on the roof of Radost on Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. The family-oriented event will have workshops and contests as well as entertainment.

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