Top 25 Things to Do in February

Sweet tips for Valentine’s Day, remembering David Bowie in Prague, & celebrating the Chinese New Year

Live Music


The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa – Feb 6/Divadlo Archa

First Czech band to sign a deal with a Western label after ’89; shoegaze pioneers on par with My Bloody Valentine or British Sea Power.

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Movits! – Feb 10/Lucerna Music Bar

This Swedish swing and hip-hop hybrid are music festival faves who even rocked the Colbert Report a few years back.

Photo: LMB
Photo: LMB

Youth Lagoon – Feb 22/Meetfactory

Idaho-based singer-songwriter Trevor Powers debuts his dreamy psychedelia, with an Americana touch, in Prague.

Hurts – Feb 25/Incheba Expo Arena

This English synthpop duo’s sad and moody tracks recall the melancholy sound of their ’80s forebearers Joy Division.

Richie Ramone – Feb 26/Exit-US Club

Missed out on the glory days of CBGB? The drummer for punk godfathers The Ramones makes some noise in Prague this month. 

Never Sol with Prague Philharmonic – Feb 27/Palác Akropolis

Czech singer Never Sol’s songs have a Lynchian quality; the Prague Philharmonic will enhance her eerie compositions.

Club Nights

Batsave Tribute to David Bowie – Feb 12/Basement Bar

Remembering Ziggy with music and film clips. The evening also brings awareness to a Czech NGO devoted to protecting the bat.

Photo: Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

Le1f – Feb 12/Meetfactory

Gay ballet-dancer-turned-rapper-and-producer brings his memorable live act to town in support of a new album “Out and Proud.”

Detroit Swindle – Feb 26/Roxy

Amsterdam’s hottest deep house duo hits Prague for the first time with a funky, energetic DJ set that is currently the talk of the scene.

Let it Roll – Feb 26-27/Výstaviště Praha

One of the best drum & bass festivals worldwide, renowned for its frenetic vibe and massive crowds. Afterparty at Storm Club.

Festivals


Mala Inventura – Feb 22-29/Multiple venues

The 14th edition of this festival of new theater has a line-up of dance, theater, and circus performances at nine venues across the city.

Photo: Mala Inventura FB
Photo: Mala Inventura FB

CIRKOPOLIS – Feb 14-19/Multiple venues

Czechs really love new circus, don’t they? Contemporary dance, physical and visual theatre, and contemporary music give this festival big-top bombast. 

Film


Nordic Film Winter – Feb 15-22/Kino Lucerna

Twenty-nine films from five Nordic countries will be screened with English subtitles.

Casablanca – Feb 14/Kino Lucerna

Take your sweetheart to a restored screening of the Bogart-Bacall classic in one of Europe’s longest running cinemas – now that’s romantic!

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Photo: Nordic Film Winter FB
Photo: Nordic Film Winter FB

Hitchcock Marathon – Feb 19/Kino Aero

PsychoVertigoThe Birds, and other essentials of the Hitchcock catalogue are screened as part of the Masters of Horror series.

Art & Design

Jiří Černický Wild Dream – through Apr 4

Sculptural, kinetic, sound and site-specific installations, performances, and videoart in the retrofuturist style.

Photo: Galerie Rudolfinum FB
Photo: Galerie Rudolfinum FB

Ai Weiwei Zodiac Heads – Veletržní palác/Feb 5-Aug 31

The Dissident Chinese artist will not only exhibit in Prague, but also visit the Czech capital to participate in a series of lectures and film screenings.

Photo: Ai Weiwei FB
Photo: Ai Weiwei FB

David Cronenberg Evolution – Feb 19-July 17/The Stone Bell House

A retrospective exhibition of the Canadian director’s sketches, drawings, and curiosities as well as film excerpts opens this month at Prague City Gallery.

The Soul of Money – opens Feb 19/DOX

Artworks and projects by foreign and Czech artists explore the current economic model.

Theater


A Doll’s House – Feb 12-13/Studio Alta

English-language production of the pentultimate Ibsen text about marriage, family, and a haunted past.

Photo: BLR Theater FB
Photo: BLR Theater FB

Harlem’s Awakening – Feb 2-20/Studio Savec

One-woman show presenting a novella about life in 1940’s New York as told through the perspective of 18-year-old Harlem Markenson.

Food & Drink


The Brownies – Feb 5/Choco Loves Coffee Cafe

A sweet warm-up to the 14th: Beloved Prague buskers will play an intimate set in the fitting venue of a chocolate shop.

Valentine’s Day Baking Session – Feb 12/Charle’s Bridge Museum

This unlikely venue for a baking class lets you try your hand at treats for two (pear-filled rolls, winter chocolate cake) by Marina Bakery.

Photo: Marina Bakery FB
Photo: Marina Bakery FB

Veg fest III– Feb 19-20/Venuše ve Švehlovce

This trendy Vinohrady cultural space provides the setting for a weekend of talks and workshops, booths with veggie fare, and live hip-hop music.

Random Fun


Chinese New Year Celebration – Feb 6-7/Výstaviště Praha

Chinese fireworks, lanterns, and traditional dance performances highlight this colorful annual celebration. Admission is free.


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