Bingo on the metro
January 13, Václavské Náměstí
Meet “under the horse” for an experience that might just outstrip the “no-pants” metro ride (no pun intended); bingo aboard Prague’s public transport. It begins at 6pm.
Iranian Film Festival
January 15–19, Multiple venues
The ninth Írán:ci Film Festival, showcasing films from Iran and Afghanistan has screenings scheduled at Světozor, Bio Oko, and Screenshot. All films will have English and Czech subtitles. A tasting of Iranian food is also planned.
January 13–14, Jatka 78
The premiere of a new show produced by the German-Scandinavian circus company Strapmania is solely based on the aerial apparatus straps. Exploring themes of body and apparatus in the contemporary circus perspective.
January 14, Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery
An exhibition devoted to the unique graphic work of the Catalan painter, a leader of the European avant-garde and one of the most original and successful artists of the 20th century.
Grand Restaurant Festival
January 15–February 29, Multiple restaurants
Sample some of Prague’s top tables with price-fixed menu specials. This year’s theme is “sci-fi” and some of the restaurants will present the food of the future; food-themed talks, walks, and workshops are also on the menu.
January 15–16, CAMP Praha
Opening this week, an original interactive installation for up to eight players gives you the opportunity to become the manager of an imaginary yet familiar Living City.
Prague Film Awards
January 16–17, Kino Aero
Free and English-friendly screenings of short films, music videos, documentaries, and genre pieces comprise the third-annual festival devoted to “passionate storytelling of all shapes and lengths.”
Jiří David: I’m Here
Opens January 17, DOX
David, famous for his artistic, often provocative experiments, returns to the medium of painting. With his typical temperament and emotional commitment, he opens an old and new world of painting poetry and poetic painting.
Chinese New Year
January 17–18, Congress Centre
It’s the Year of the Metal Rat! Visitors can celebrate with traditional Chinese crafts – such as Shu embroidery, bamboo weaving, sugar painting, calligraphy, ink painting, and more. Martial art demonstrations, music, folk performances, and costume shows are also on the program as well as tastings of Sze Chuan dishes, desserts, and drinks and a tea ceremony.
Rock Café’s Birthday Celebration
January 18, Rock Café
The 29th birthday of Prague’s legendary Rock Café, an institution on Narodni street, will see performances by Prago Union and Brass Avenue. Afterparty includes a performance by Hello Marcel.