Theaters, galleries, museums, cinemas, and other venues re-opened throughout the Czech Republic on May 11 and today the Czech government announced that events of up to 300 people are allowed since May 25. While we are happy to be back on the culture beat we’re still a bit cautious and ask our readers to exercise common sense and caution when venturing out.
With warm weather in the forecast we suggest open-air events where fun meets social distancing. We’ve also included streaming and take-out options for those who still want to enjoy the best of Prague and the Czech Republic’s food and culture scene from home.
Keep in mind that if you are attending events this weekend, face masks are still mandatory in the Czech Republic until May 25 according to the Ministry of Health.
- Newly opened: “Colorbond” an exhibit of sculptures by Czech artist Jan Kovářík in the garden of Troja Chateau.
- Newly opened: Art in the metro taking place across four metro stations.
- May 15: A new exhibit at Malostranská Beseda celebrates the life and work of Jan Saudek, who turns 85 this year.
- May 15: Farewell to Melancholy, a showcase of nine artists’ work at Holešovická Šachta gallery.
- May 17: The National Gallery in Prague has reopened and extended exhibitions; admission is free on Sunday as part of International Museum Day.
- TIP: Many Prague attractions are half off right now to encourage domestic tourism including the Jewish Museum.
- See more exhibits here.
- May 16: Prague Planetarium is reopening and kids under 15 are free through June; see here for details.
- May 17: the Hvězda Summer Chateau will be open free of charge as part of International Museum Day 2020. Find kid-friendly worksheets with Renaissance and antiquity themes at the entrance.
- See more family activities here.
- May 16-17: A number of “auto-kinos” have popped up around Prague (see our full article here); Autokino Strahov and Dlabačov now have drive-up areas.
- May 16: Přítomnost Boutique Cinema is screening “Water Lilies of Monet – The Magic of Water and Light” as part of its “My Cinema Live” project.
- See more film listings here.
- Newly opened: Hilton Prague Hotel has opened it terrace Beer Garden Karlín with 25 CZK beer specials, five taps, and Vltava views.
- Newly opened: Manifesto Market (Florenc & Smíchov) is now open daily from 11 am-10 pm.
- May 15-17: Storm Club’s newly renovated outdoor area has its grand opening featuring food, drink, DJ headphones, and a vinyl shop.
- May 15: Enjoy a fest devoted to Beers, Music & BBQ at Holešovické tržnice.
- May 16-17: Art&Food ZOOna will be re-opening this weekend.
- Stay home: Jungle Curry is a new Prague online restaurant by the owners of Jam and Co., now taking orders Dame Jidlo!
- See more food and drink listings here.
- May 15: A special trio concert will take place on the roof of the Jazz Dock for free (17:00).
- May 15: The “We Play Windows” project is still going strong. See the full lineup of concerts here.
- May 15-June 14: The alternative programme of this year’s Prague Spring international music festival will include 11 live-streamed concerts from concert halls in Prague and Brno, freely accessible on the festival website. See more in our article here.
- See more concert events here.
Dyzajn Market Spring (May 16-17) normally takes place on the first spring weekend at the Piazzetta of the National Theater. Due to government measures related to the coronavirus the event has been moved to the outdoor area in front of the Industrial Palace at the Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice. Because of travel restrictions, the vendors will be almost exclusively Czech designers but it’s a great opportunity to support local business — many of the designers recently sewed masks for the public for free — by shopping for fashion, stationery, toys, books, accessories, natural cosmetics, bags and backpacks. Open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.