Alternative Halloween Fun For 2015

Alternative Halloween Fun For 2015

Halloween in Prague is typically about dressing up, vamping out, and hitting the clubs. Or, if you have little ones, tricking or treating in Nebušice and pumpkins at Troja. All worthy activities, of course, but if you’re in search of thrills and chills minus the fanfare, or just want to try something different this year, these activities are for you:

Graves of the Barbarians – through Feb 16/Prague City Museum



Check out the findings from the ancient 5th-century burial ground at Prague-Zličín. The National Museums’s Death exhibit also deals with graves and burial rites both historic and modern.

Alternative Halloween Fun For 2015

Nosferatu feat. Prague Modern & Bubureza – Oct 23/Kino Ponrepo

The silent film masterpiece from 1922 will be accompanied by the haunting live melodies of these noted modern Czech composers and an all womens’ choir.

Pumpkin Feast – Oct 29-31/Kavárna Kočičí

Black cats and Halloween go hand in hand; we can’t promise one will cross your path at this Karlín “cat cafe” though you’re sure to get your fill of pumpkin sweets and savories.

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Ghost of You – Oct 30/Potrvá

Skeletons in the closet and personal ghosts deserve our attention at Halloween, too. This Brno band’s longing, melancholy melodies should conjure up both.

Dracula: The Journals of Jonathan Harker – Oct 24-25, 29-31/Divadlo Kolowrat

This one man tour-de-farce, in English, uses Stoker’s original text of journal entries and letters to deliver a gothic scream fest.

What We Do in the Shadows Kiwi Film and Vampire Night – Oct 30-31/Bio Oko

Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement’s vampire comedy, on its way to becoming a cult classic, gets a repeat Prague showing (last year was a sell-out)!

Dracula: the Journals of Jonathan Harker/Image: Kaja Curtis
Dracula: the Journals of Jonathan Harker/Image: Kaja Curtis

The Official Prague HalloweenWalk – Oct 31/Wenceslas Square

A costume and the Halloween spirit are all that is needed to join this spooky stroll through Old Town (with after party at Chapeau Rouge).

Zombie Night Run – Oct 31/Vítkov Hill

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If you like your horror on the active side then this nighttime 5K, a zombie-littered course of special effects, should maximize your fear factor and healthy heart rate.

Fursuits in Prague – Oct 31/Rudolfinum

The Prague Fursuit community’s annual Halloween romp is followed by a party (details TBA); a Nov 1 outing to the Prague ZOO is also planned.

Fursuit Halloween Prague/Image: Facebook
Fursuit Halloween Prague/Image: Facebook

Scariness at Radlická – Oct 31/Radlická-Kulturní Sportovna

If cocktails, spooky decor, and costumed revelry don’t impress, play live action hero for the night in a game of underground laser tag in the venue’s cellar.

iShorts Monster Cabaret – Oct 31/Bio Oko

A selection of horror films that promise “heart wrenching screams, dripping blood and undiluted fear”, presented by the iShorts film festival. 

iShorts Monster Cabaret/Image: ishorts.eu
iShorts Monster Cabaret/Image: ishorts.eu

Dia De Los Muertos – Nov 1

Or just skip the holiday all together and join the annual Day of the Dead lantern processional through Stromovka; mariachi bands, folk puppets, and food to follow. An Oct 31 evening celebration is planned at Mexican restaurant Las Adelitas with drink specials, DJs, and an on-site make-up artist providing traditional Catrina Mexican skulls.

Day of the Dead/Image: Natália Zajačiková via Alfred Ve Dvore Facebook
Day of the Dead/Image: Natália Zajačiková via Alfred Ve Dvore Facebook

 


Elizabeth Haas

Elizabeth Haas is the editor of Expats.cz. She has lived in Prague for 12 years working as a writer and editor of cookbooks and travel guides. Her work has appeared in both Czech and American publications.

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