Things to Do

The Big List of Things to Do: Monday, Feb. 3 – Thursday, Feb. 6

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Monday, February 3

FebDok is a month-long festival of documentary films from all over Europe, running the 2nd through the 27th at Screenshot. Many are English-friendly. Most are 120k. *Various times. More Info Here.

A talk and look through Prague in the 1860s from Dr. Kateřina Bečková, including some of the oldest photos of the city. Prague stood on the brink of big changes as these pictures were taken. In Czech. Pay what you can. In the Juditina Tower (Charles Bridge, Malá Strana side). *18.00-9.30h. More Info Here.

Melanie Martinez is playing Forum Karlin. The American singer found her fame on the American television show The Voice. Tickets are still available. More Info Here. 

A reprise screening of the NT LIve production of The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes, about the rise of the Lehman brothers from the docks in New York in 1844 to business juggernaut that triggers one of the largest financial collapses in history. At Kino Světozor. 300kc.*19.00h. More Info Here.

Drama Queens bring back their stage production of The 39 Steps, which is a 2005 parody based on the 1915 novel and the 1935 Hitchcock film. Two nights only. At La Fabrika. 250kc. *19.00. More Info Here

Movie Barf Mondays hits the awards season circuit in February at Edison Filmhub, starting with the French entry to the Oscars and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, “Les Misérables”. Not the Victor Hugo thing, but a modern tale set in the same ‘hood as his novel. English-friendly version. 150kc. *19.45h. More Info Here.

Groundhog Day

Kino Aero is showing the phenomenal 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day” in honour of that very special American holiday (even though it was the 2nd) as part of their Legends at Aero series. 150kc. *20.30h.  More Info Here

 

Tuesday, February 4

The premiere of a new English-language production of Dennis Kelly’s brutal satire Love & Money is at Divadlo Na Prádle. Also the 12th and 27th. 250kc. *19.30. More Info Here.

Café v lese brings back their series of B-movie screenings (called Béčka v lese), starting with the 2011 Canadian exploitation parody “Hobo with a Shotgun”, starring Rutger Hauer as a hobo who takes the law into his own hands. Technically FREE but donations for the jar are welcome. *20.00h. More Info Here.

Last chance to see The 39 Steps at *19.00h (see FEB. 3) More Info Here

FebDok continues (see FEB. 3) More Info Here.

Czech Cabaret Show at the Royal Theatre.. This new variety show features stunning acts, amazing costumes and great dance numbers set in a 1920s style theatre. More Info Here. 

 

Wednesday, February 5

The pedestrian zone at Anděl opens for another season of fun, staring with Lunar New Year, which is Year of the (Metal) Rat this year (the last time we had this was 1960). Info and cultural stuff, but mainly food – Japanese and Chinese pot stickers, pho, Peking duck, Mongolian dumplings, Indian curries and more. *08.00-18.00h. More Info Here.

2-Michelin-Star Chef Gaetano Trovato visits Grand Cru Restaurant for three nights for a special five-course tasting menu prepared with in-house chefs Svatopluk Hemmer and Saša Pavlovič: St. Jacob’s mussels with parsnip, granny smith apple, algae & caviar; lobster risotto with kefir, pumpkin & tangerine; pigeon cooked in vermouth with chestnut, venison with foie gras, beetroot & pomegranate; and finally a dark chocolate, ginger & hazelnut truffle. Menu is 2990kc, and you can add a wine pairing for another 1490kc. Three nights only! Reservations essential. *17.30-22.00h. More Info Here.

The Association for International Affairs holds a public debate on the state of civil society in Europe, with a focus on CZ. Speakers are from Poland, CZ and Russia, and the event is in English only. At the Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, main building, room 104. FREE. *18.00-20.00h. More Info Here

Taste ten different but “very interesting” Czech ciders at Dobrý Cider, down near Náplavka. Tasting is 300kc, and please make a reservation. *18.30-21.30h. More Info Here.

Hatari

Hatari will be playing Roxy. The Icelandic techno, industrial and punk rock band and performance art group from Reykjavík incorporate elements of anti-capitalism and BDSM-inspired attire into their act. So, you know… probably don’t take the kids.  More Info Here. 

Cellarius Karlín will have a wine tasting of Pinot Noirs from Germany, CZ, Chile, Argentina,  Italy and France. Reservations a must. 390kc. *19.00-21.00h. More Info Here.

ROH družstevní kavárna hosts a talk about a book by Sheila Jeffreys called Gender Hurts that looks at TERF, or Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism. She argues for eliminating the entire concept of gender, or “sex stereotyping”, saying that the concept is no longer valid and that the very existence of it is what “hurts” trans people. The organizers warn that this book “can cause harm to trans people”, which is, of course, ridiculous (unless it’s dropped on one from a great height – but at 224 pages that’s still not likely to do much damage). So, what side of the debate they are on is really up in the air. Maybe they want to hang on to the concept of gender? Anyway, it’s a cis-friednly event and FREE. *19.00-21.30h. More Info Here.

It’s the Absolute Homage to Beethoven by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, as they play Egmont, Op. 84 (which Beethoven wrote for a Goethe play) and the Fifth Symphony, as well as the John Adams concerto Absolute Jest. At Obecní dům. 300-600kc. *19.00h. Also tomorrow. More Info Here.

Marc Copland, Drew Gress and Joey Baron used to be the rhythm section for John Abercrombie, as well as being incredible jazz musicians in their own right. Now this incredible trio plays at Jazz Dock. Standing 400kc, sitting 800kc. Cheaper in advance. *21.00h. More Info Here.

FebDok continues (see FEB. 3) More Info Here.

 

Thursday, February 6

Wanna watch a professional chef carve up a 50kg Maldivian tuna and then serve it up in a variety of ways? Of course you do. So head to Cuban-style La Bodeguita del Medio Praha in Old Town as chef Michael Simon does just that, serving up super fresh stuff like tartar and sashimi, tuna steaks (with pumpkin puree or with wasabi), sushi and more. Dishes run 220-560kc, or you can get a whole menu for 990kc. You should probably make a reservation. *18.00-22.00h. More Info Here.

The folks at Kabaret Punklesque like to break all the rules, which includes having a Burlesque Open Stage, where anyone who thinks they gots the moves can come on up and strut they stuff. Drag queens are also welcome, as are musicians. Write them to get in the lineup. For the rest of us, watch the show for 290kc. *19.30-23.30h. More Info Here.

2-Michelin-Star Chef Gaetano Trovato cooks at Grand Cru Restaurant again (see FEB. 5) More Info Here.

Absolute Homage to Beethoven plays again (see FEB. 5) More Info Here.

FebDok continues (see FEB. 3) More Info Here.

 

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