Things to Do
The Big List of Things to Do This Week: Monday, Jan. 13 – Thursday, Jan. 16
Monday, January 13
Episodes 4 & 5 of the TV series The L Word: Generation Q, in another edition of Kino Lesbomat* at ROH družstevní kavárna in Prague 3. FREE. *19.00h. More Info Here.
A screening of the 1997 Czech comedy “Knoflíkáři”, or “The Buttoners” or “Button Pinchers”, at semi-private club žižkovšiška. Six stories, each offbeat and absurd, in which each main character is both the hero as well as a total loser at the same time. Very Slav. 50kc, includes free popcorn. Come as early as 18.30h for some free-ranging conversation in Czech, then watch the movie in Czech with English subtitles. *The film starts at 21.00h. More Info Here.
Strapmania is a new show produced by the German-Scandinavian circus company solely based on performance using aerial apparatus straps. Exploring themes of body and apparatus in the contemporary circus perspective. More Info Here.
Entertainment space and bar Tobaco rest.art, out in Podolí, is showing the 2018 Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary “Free Solo” for 120kc. Or you can get a whole package for 395kc per person that includes the movie, half a pizza, popcorn and drinks. They suggest making a reservation 24 hours in advance. They will repeat this again twice in February. *20.00h. More Info Here.
Some folks are going to play bingo on the metro, and you are invited to join them. If interested, meet under the tail of the horse on Václavák at *18.00h. A good chance to practice your Czech numbers. FREE. More Info Here.
Documentary Mondays at Kino Světozor continue with the 2019 Mads Brügger doc “Cold Case: Hammarskjöld”, which looks at the Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash in Rhodesia in 1961 that killed second Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld (and 15 other people), as well as a theory that white supremacists were attempting to spread HIV among black Africans. The film won the World Cinema – Documentary Award at the 2019 Sundance Festival. In English with Czech subs. 120kc. *20.30h. More Info Here.
Kino Aero continues their Masters of Animation series with the 1986 British classic “When the Wind Blows”, which follows a very normal British couple who survive a nuclear attack and try to maintain a sense of normalcy in the aftermath. Original music by Roger Waters. In English with Czech subs. 150kc. *20.30h. More Info Here.
Tuesday, January 14
Orthodox New Year
Gule Food Truck is parking outside beer joint Dva kohouti in Prague 8, serving up their incredible mini-cheesecakes, plus premium coffees and more. If you say the word “speciál” when ordering, you’ll get a nice surprise. *07.30-15.30h. More Info Here.
An English-language storytime for children 3-8 years old, designed by Leah Gaffen and Veronika Kirschnerova at Class Acts so that even those with pretty much zero English can understand. Hosted by the puppet Mr. Snooze. At the Městská knihovna at Korunní 68. ONO the second Tuesday of the month until May. FREE. *17.00-18.00h. More Info Here.
Local musical singing group Joyful will perform at the Libeňský Zámeček, which is not usually used as a wedding chapel these days. It’s a great building and the seat of the Prague 8 government. And the group is, well, joyful. Wear warm clothes, as there’s not really much heating. Entry is voluntary (so pay what you can). *18.30-21.30h. More Info Here.
A friendly talk about the 1998 book by Leslie Feinberg, Trans Liberation. Beyond Pink and Blue. Copies of the book are available behind the counter for lending. This is a cis-friendly event. At ROH družstevní kavárna. FREE. *19.00-21.00h. More Info Here.
The Harry Potter trivia quiz at the Globe was so successful, they’ve decided to do it again! Book early, as this will probably fill up again. 50kc entry fee. *19.30-22.30h. More Info Here.
Wednesday, January 15
Makarsankranti/Pongal (Hindu Harvest Festival)
Andělský pivovar out in Prague 5 is celebrating their first anniversary with a special 11° ležák for a mere 25kc. Yes, please! *11.00-24.00h. More Info Here.
The annual Grand Restaurant Festival starts today and runs until Feb. 29. Basically, high-end restaurants all over the country (41 in Prague, though Bellevue says they are totally booked out already) offer up special menus for good prices. One course + one drink is 300kc, two courses + a drink + water is 600kc and three courses + two drinks + water is 700kc. Plus some are also doing special themed menus, some are offering package deals (like a meal, drink and a day at a day spa; or food, drink and an overnight stay or two), and there are even some brunch offers with special treats (like babysitting!). *Various times. More Info Here.
Two talks about the future of forests in the Czech Republic. How forests evolve, how human intervention has changed that evolution and what we can do to preserve our forests. In Czech. At Kampus Hybernska. FREE but please register. *17.00-19.00h. More Info Here.
Kino Aero hosts the EPO Outdoor Fest, another outdoors-oriented event that happens in the dead of winter. Films, talks, showcases and a party are just some of the fun. 150kc. *17.00-23.00h. More Info Here.
Another chance to hear and see the plans for Rohanský ostrov at CAMP. FREE but you need to register. *18.00-19.30h. More Info Here.
Samia Tamrin Ahmed hosts the third installment of Lets Talk the Expat Life, which is exactly what it sounds like. At KOM Centrum near I. P. Pavlova. FREE. *18.00-19.30h. More Info Here.
The Írán : ci Film Festival is the first major film festival of the year. It’s a showcase of new and innovative cinematic work from Iran. Seven feature films, five documentaries, two older pioneering works, 10 short films and an evening showing two Afghan films are just the main events. There are also talks, food and more. Goes every day until Sun. the 19th. Mainly at Kino Světozor, but also at Bio Oko and Screenshot. Everything with Czech and English subtitles. Films are 145kc each. *Various times. More Info Here.
As part of the Írán : ci Film Festival, there’s the Taste of Iran. Chef Ata Alipour of Aubergine Persian Restaurant makes all kinds of delicious Persian dishes every day until everything’s sold out. At Kino Světozor. Until the 19th. *18.00-22.00h daily. More Info Here.
Thursday, January 15
An open MBA lecture titled “Digital Marketing Strategies for the 2020s” from Dr. Niklas Myhr, Ph.D., who teaches social media and digital marketing at Chapman University. He’s been on TV a lot. At the Anglo-American University, room 2.07. FREE but you must register. *18.00-21.00h. More Info Here.
A new interactive installation opens at CAMP titled Urbania. Up to eight people can “play” at a time, taking on the role of the manager of the Living City. Can you sim your way to success? The official opening is tonight, and the installation lasts until Feb. 15. To participate, you need to make a reservation for a specific date and time. Slots are filling up, so get on it fast. FREE. The party tonight is *19.00-21.00h. The exhibit is on daily *09.30-18.00h. More Info Here.
The Prague Film Awards comes to Kino Atlas once again, with independent films from around the world in competition. Everything is English-friendly. A bit of planning is a good idea, since it’s a first-come, first-served ticketing system. All films are FREE. Two days, today and tomorrow, with films running *19.00-22.00h. More Info Here.
Assaggio Vineria hosts an evening of wine tasting, with vintages from the Marche region in central Italy. 650kc. *19.00-23.30h. More Info Here.
Cross Club teams up with Future Gate for a Cyberpunk Night. There’s a screening of the film “Animatrix” at 20.00h, and audiovisual show at 23.30h, livemusic, DJsand much much more. Goes until the wee hours. FREE. *20.00-05.00h. More Info Here.
The Grand Restaurant Festival continues. More Info Here.
The Írán : ci Film Festival continues (see JAN. 15) More Info Here.
The Taste of Iran continues (see JAN. 15) More Info Here.