The spring soup festival takes place March 7 (photo via Facebook / @foodeventcz

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: March 2–8

Films that empower, giant orchids abloom, and bowls and bowls of soup give Prague the warm and fuzzies this week
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Hamlet in English
March 2, Estates Theatre
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One man. seventeen characters. ninety minutes. In his tour-de-force one-man Hamlet, Guy Roberts presents unique insights into the mind of Shakespeare’s greatest and most famous creation.

Jade Bird
March 2, NoD Roxy
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An exciting new British talent whose expressive voice and strong Americana and folk-rock melodies have won fans across the globe. Included in Rolling Stone and BBC’s (Sound of 2018) lists of artists you need to know, she’ll be supported in Prague by Ferris & Sylvester.

Exhibit opening: Martin Stranka Breath
March 3, Mánes Gallery
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Large scale exhibition of the famous Czech photographer whose dreamy, transportive works have been exhibited in Prague as well as internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Paris, and beyond.

Dreamers and Warriors

Ash
March 3, Futurum
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Indie rockers originating in Downpatrick (Northern Ireland) in 1992 celebrate a career spanning 25 years. They bring their exuberant sound to Prague in support of their newly released “best-of” compilation. The American indie band Social Animals will support them.

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Shockproof Film Festival
March 4, Kino Aero
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The Shockproof Film Festival stands for all forms of low-brow, bad taste, trash, and fun outside of the realm of run-of-the-mill. Each year they present a selection of the most impressive, ludicrous, overlooked, and bizarre in horror, extreme, action, gore, camp, B-, C-, and even X-rated movies.

Grand Opening 2020
March 5, National Gallery Prague
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A new exhibition season opens at the Trade Fair Palace from 7 pm. New exhibits include Kurt Gebauer, No Demolitions! Forms of Brutalism in Prague, A Dream within a Dream: Edgar Allan Poe and Art in the Czech Lands, and Manet in Black-and-White. Admission to the opening is free.

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One World Film Festival
March 5-14, multiple venues
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Also called Jeden svět, this festival presents 133 documentaries from 60 countries in 16 categories. Venues include Lucerna, Světozor. Atlas, Bio Oko, Evald, Kino 35 (French Institute), Municipal Library, Ponrepo, and DOX. Highlights include the Oscar-nominated Honeyland and a diverse accompanying line up of English-friendly talks and performances. Read our feature article here.

The Orchids: Giants and Gnomes
March 6-22, Prague Botanical Gardens
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In March 2020, the Fata Morgana glasshouse will once again host this popular exhibition of incredible plants. This year, you will see the smallest varieties as well as the large ones and you can look forward to a completely new arrangement.

Prague Burlesque Festival
March 6-7, Royal Theatre
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A mix of vaudeville, circus, and burlesque in which Prague invites the “crème de la crème” of the scene to join Sonny Vargas and Miss Cool Cat in an annual burlesque spectacular, which celebrates free speech, sexual liberation, and respect to gender equality. 

Spring soup festival
March 7, Smíchovská Náplavka
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Sip on Czech soups kulajda, cabbage, or lentil, as well as savory delights such as potato pancakes, and world soups: Russian borscht, Vietnamese pho, French bouillabaisse, Moroccan harira and much more. Cider, mulled wine, beer, and pastry round out the delicious offerings.

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BONUS TIP: Praguemarket
March 7-8, náměstí Republiky
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The spring edition of this popular series of open-air markets in the center of Prague kicks off this weekend.  A showcase of local creativity that invites visitors to shop for clothes, accessories, cosmetics, and interesting design pieces. Barrier-free and admission-free.

To check out additional tips for what’s on in Prague this week, visit our Events pages.

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