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The Big List of Things to Do This Weekend: Friday, Jan. 3 – Sunday, Jan 5

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Friday, January 3

Tolkien’s birthday – and this guy liked to party.

It’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday, and a group of fans are meeting up to celebrate with a dinner feast and drinking and talking. At Na Tý Louce Zelený, out by the Kunratický potok in Prague 4. Let them know if they should add you to the reservation. *18.30h. More Info Here.  

Burlesque dancer Amy Von Baguette is back in town with the second installment of her multifaceted show, called French Kiss II, that involves dance, comedy, storytelling and more in one attractive package. Plus special guests! One night only. At the Czech Inn Hostel. 100kc. *20.00-22.00h. More Info Here.  

Iranian EthnoFlamenco/Persian-Flamenco fusion genius Shahab Toluie (yes, he plays a three-necked guitar) and friends join with Peruvian percussion and flute musician Carlo Zegarra for a very interesting evening of music at Jazz Dock. 2500kc standing, 370kc for a seat. *22.00-24.00h. More Info Here.  

Saturday, January 4

An all-day brunch to ring in the new year, courtesy of the folks at Oliveira – Wine Tapas Market. It’s a festival in your mouth of delicious Portuguese treats. Reservations recommended. *10.30-22.00h. More Info Here. 

Prague 3 bar & club Vlkova 26 teams up with pop up Pizz’n’Prague for real Neapolitan pizzas, followed by cocktails and DJs. And yeah, it’s a young crowd. *17.00-02.00h. More Info Here. 

Jazz Dock hosts their first funk party of the year, with the soulful funk (and a dash of disco) stylings of The Sly Rabbits. 250kc standing, 450kc for a seat. *21.30-00.30h.  More Info Here. 

Sunday, January 5

Big Smokers does brunch.

Prague 7 new kid on the BBQ block Big Smokers are having a brunch featuring the Big Benny Tray (pulled pork, beef rib meat, and andouille sausage benedicts), blueberry french toast, bloody marys, and mimosas. Good prices, too. 11.00-16.00h. More Info Here. 

The new year is often a time for optimism, resolutions and an upbeat outlook. But let’s not forget to fear as well (it’s an election year in the US, after all). To that end, the skating rink at Prague 6’s Kulaťák is having a spooky day, with skating, face painting, sausage roasting, contests and “a full spooky program”. Kids in full costume (not just a mask) get a treat. *15.00-20.00h. More Info Here.  

You thought the ryba mass singing was all over, didn’t you? Well, you were wrong! Smíchov gets in on the action late, with a performance at the Church of St. Wenceslas on Náměstí 14. Října. It’s a big one, with an orchestra and 180 singers. FREE. *16.00-17.00h.  More Info Here.  

A run for the new year out at Golf Hostivař, at night, with lanterns lighting your way. The course is 2.5km, and you can run it one time just for fun, or enter into a competition at 5km and 10km lengths. Registration is 250kc on site, cheaper in advance. *16.00-19.00h. More Info Here.  

Every Sunday in January and February, Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge offers what they call “drunch” – a late brunch/snacky dinner with tapas, special cocktails, and a live DJ. You can order a la carte, or get the bottomless drunch menu for 599kc. *16.00-24.00h. More Info Here.  

Prague 1 also holds another Christmas mass performance, for Three Kings Day. This one has seven (count ‘em, seven!) choirs. That’s a lotta choir. On Old Town Square. FREE.  *16.30-18.00h. More Info Here.  

Always been interested in roller derby? Well, now’s your chance. Every Sunday in January, local bashers the Hard Breaking Dolls are having open training, when gals 18 and over can come and see if smashing into other women at high speed is for them. They also need non-skating referees and officials, either gender. FREE. *20.00h. More Info Here. or  Here

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