Czech culture this week: Celebrate Children’s Day all over town
VISIT Go behind the scenes of one of Europe’s biggest film studios
Visits to Studio Barrandov, including the medieval village, begin on June 4 and take place every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Capacity is limited, so reservations are recommended. You will also see an exhibition on the history of the workshop. Learn more here.
Lily A book that explains almost everything
The Czech-Canadian scientist and economist Václav Smil explains almost everything in How the World Really Works: A Scientific Guide to Our Past, Present and Future, available in English from several local booksellers. The author tries to put complex ideas into simple, understandable terms so that readers can grasp the fundamentals of what is happening in the world.
look Try your luck at a secret screening
Who doesn’t love a surprise? To Blind date with Aero, you don’t know what the movie is until it starts, and you pay when it’s finished. All you know is that the screening is English friendly and suitable for people over the age of 15. It takes place on June 1 at 8:30 p.m. Read more, but not much more, here.
Listen Roma music, free jazz and southern soul
Listen to the jazz-reggae quartet May flowers, led by multi-instrumentalist Bharata Rajnošek, at Jazz Republic on May 30. The club has a free entry policy during the week to encourage people to experience jazz, but reservations are recommended. Learn more here.
Prague International Blue Night no. 141 gifts South Avenue, a blues and soul ensemble named after a street in their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. They will be at Palác Akropolis on June 1st with the music from their new album “Be The Love You Want”. Learn more here and here.
Learn about Roma culture at Khamoro festival, which runs until June 4 in various venues. The festival, the largest of its kind in the world, offers several musical events, including a gala concert at divadlo Archa. There is also a children’s day at the Portheimka in Smíchov parade in Wenceslas Square, both on June 3. Learn more here.
German industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten finally reunites their long-delayed 40-year celebration at Forum Karlín on May 31. They will be playing material from their (rather) new album “Alles in Allem”, released in 2020. Read more here and here.
Applaud English comedy and new show on a new summer stage
The summer scene at the convent of Sainte-Agnès (Kláster Sv. Anezky) begins its season on May 30 with Losers Cirque Company premiering the new acrobatic musical. “Sky” (Nebesa). New circus acts and music will appear throughout the summer, and although the performances are very visual, there is sometimes a language barrier. The shows are presented in collaboration with divadlo Bravo! Learn more here.
Good food is no joke, but you can always laugh at Manifesto Anděl. The hall is throwing a comedy night, and the first show, June 2, is Czechs, about life in the Czech Republic. It stars local comedian Luke Ryan along with Grant Gallacher, Brian Lennon and Sean Reardon. Learn more here.
flow Animals create a perfect society in space
The Czechs have just launched an educational microsatellite into space, and the country has long been fascinated by space travel. You can see a very Czech version of the first space program in Laika, a work of puppet animation that speculates on what would happen if Laika and other animals launched into space traveled through a black hole and found an idyllic planet. At least until humans show up. It streams with English subtitles on Netflix.
to celebrate Children’s day from the water’s edge to the top of the hills
children’s day at Žluté lazně comes May 31 from 10 a.m. The little ones can look forward to workshops and sports, as well as a fairytale course with tasks, obstacles and mystical creatures. Learn more here.
Little pirates can take part in a pirate treasure hunt at Andel Manifesto June 1 from 3 p.m. The two-hour workshop includes a glass of prosecco (for the accompanying adult) and a juice for the child. Learn more here.
The former Burgrave’s house (Staré Purkrabství) in Vysehrad will host activities for the little ones on June 1 from 10 a.m. Indoor events require a ticket and some are sold out. But the outdoor program is open to more people and has voluntary admission. Learn more here.
Several programs take place throughout the day at Prague market (Pražská tržnice) on June 1, with topics ranging from robotics and science, to animation basics, comic book illustration and circus disciplines. There is also theater and entertainment. Learn more here.
To Naplavka (Rašínovo nábřeží) on June 1 from 10:00 a.m. children can enjoy face painting, juggling, workshops, games and a carousel. Learn more here.
Children can spend the day with the police at Prague Zoo June 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be face painting, stilt walking, theater and workshops. Learn more here.