Winter roller disco wheels into Prague this week (Illustrative image iStock)

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: January 20–26, 2020

Kick (and stomp and roll) away the winter blues with a week full of out-loud fun in the Czech capital
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January challenge: Go to work on a bike 2020
January 20, throughout the Czech Republic
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Join the effort to get more people on their bikes and fewer cars in the streets. Participate on a scooter, on foot, or by walking or jogging. Last year’s cyclists clocked in 59,200 km; all you need to do to participate is register on the Auto-Mat site.

Photo via Auto-mat.cz

Exhibit opening: Michaël Borremans
January 22, Galerie Rudolfinum
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The work of Belgian painter Michaël Borremans is characterized by a worryingly strong psychological moment and themes of latent violence, depicted with extraordinary beauty. Paintings and video will be on display through April 12. Admission is free.

Galerie Rudolfinum opens an exhibit (“The Duck”) of Dutch painter Michaël Borremans work from January 21

Stomp
January 21, Congress Center
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This unique mix of percussion, dance, theater, and comedy with musical accompaniment is inspired by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Since it debut in Brighton, UK in the summer of 1991, “Stomp” has been performed 22,000 times in over 50 countries.

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Pub quiz in English
January 22, Vnitroblock
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Organizers of this English-friendly trivia night encourage participants to “wipe away your brain fog and come in hot with all your seemingly useless trivia knowledge.” Teams of 3-6 players will compete to win a voucher for 10 beers.

Prague Shorts Film Festival
January 22, Kinos Svetozor and Pilotů
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The 15th annual Prague Shorts will showcase short films from all over the world at the Svetozor and Pilotů cinemas from January 22 to January 26. The festival is prepared by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, the organizer of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The legendary British production Stomp is coming to Prague January 21-26 (photo via Facebook @Stomp)

Turandot
January 23, National Theatre
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Turandot will return to the stage of the historical building of the National Theater in Prague after more than forty years. This makes Giacomo Puccini’s last opera the first premiere of the National Theatre Opera in the new year.

Roller Disco Winter Edition
January 24, Prague Market 
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A hall in the Prague Market will be transformed into a retro roller skating rink for a wheely good time. Under a giant disco ball, a live disco band and DJ will set the vibe. Get your glittery outfits ready!

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Lace up for the winter edition of Roller Disco at Prague Market, January 24

Introducing Last Line Improv
January 25, Screenshot
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Prague’s newest indie screening room is getting into the improv game with fresh performances delivered by experienced players “bringing the best theatrical technique to bear.” Free admission this time only.

Two masopust events will be held this weekend in Prague’s Letná and Holesovice district (photo via Facebook/@zemedelskemuzeum)

Masopust
January 25, Multiple venues
This weekend the districts of Letná and Holesovice will host traditional (and not-so-traditional) Czech masopust events. Letná Pig and Carnival takes place in the courtyard of the National Museum of Agriculture with its annual pig-sticking and parade, while the Prague Market kicks off a three-weekend series of masopust-related food markets. 

Michael Malarkey

January 25, Roxy
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The British-American actor and singer Michael Malarkey, best known for his role as Enzo in “The Vampire Diaries” in support of his upcoming second album, “Gracesaver.”

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