Top 25 Things to Do in February

Warm up and chill out with Nordic film, plenty of pop music, and Masopust fun

MUSIC & PARTIES

Kiesza – Feb 2

The video for Kiesza’s disco-infused pop tune “Hideaway”, filmed in one long take on the streets of Brooklyn, made this Canadian singer an overnight sensation.

18+ – Feb 4

Their haunting mix of dissonant melodies and synth beats (if you like Xiu Xiu, 18+ is for you) have mesmerized the internet. The duo’s first European tour.

Biosphere – Feb 5

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An extra show has been added to the electro-cosmic Norwegian musican’s series of performances at Prague Planetarium, part of 2015’s Festival Spectaculare line-up.

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Ed Sheeran – Feb 12

Unconventional English pop star Ed Sheeran brings his acoustic singer-songwriter talents to Tipsport Arena. Excpect soaring hooks and sing-along melodies.

Katy Perry – Feb 23

Katy Perry kicks it in Prague in support of her third studio album, Prism, which includes the infectuous single “Roar”, sure to bring out your inner teeny bopper. 

2ManyDjs – February 27

From prog-rock to R&B and German techno, if it gets a booty goin’, Belgian groove gurus Soulwax probably have it in their record collection.

FESTIVALS

Carnevale Praha – Feb 6-17

This year’s Bohemian Carnevale features gondolas on the Vltava, Baroque music, an Old Town parade, and the opulent masked Crystal Ball at Clam Gallas palace.

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Festival Mala Inventura – Feb 19-24

A “new theater” showcase of performances, many of them langauge-barrier free, by Czech and international troupes taking place at theater venues around Prague.

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THEATER & FILM

NIE: Museum of Memories – Feb 12

A theatrical experiment in memory: actors reconstruct a life by opening drawers; afterward the intimate venue becomes a museum for audience members to explore.

Hitchcock Live: Psycho – Feb 19

Experience the classic Hitchcock chiller like never before: screened at the Municipal House with a live soundtrack courtesy of the Prague Symphony orchestra.

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Nordic Film Winter – Feb 16-22

Thirty films from six Nordic countries, with a focus on Greenland, comprise this festival organized by the Nordic Film Club and taking place at Lucerna. 

La Pelicula – Feb 17-28

A cross-section of contemporary Spanish-language and Latin-American film, mostly shorts, as well as a section dedicated to the films of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas.

FASHION, DESIGN, & ART

Roger Ballen’s Shadowlands 1982-2014 – Feb 3-Mar 17

This three-decade retrospecitve of the prolific photographer’s work documents, in disturbing black-and-white images, life on the margins of South African society.

Friendly Market No. 7: Ice Melting Edition – Feb 14

If you haven’t yet made it to Prague’s alt-culture center Radlická, this mod market with DJs, food, and drink is the perfect opportunity to check it out.

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Zdeněk Burian: To the End of the World – through Feb 15

Over forty paintings by the Czech painter and illustrator are on display, many of them commissioned as book covers for interwar adventure novels.

FOOD & DRINK

Masopust – now through early March

A citywide bacchanal of food, drink, and traditional zabíjačka. Žižkov, Malá Strana, Karlín, and farther afoot, Roztoky, host lively annual celebrations and parades.

Vintage Bazaar and Brunch – Feb 8

Cafe Jedna, one of Prague’s Amazing Spaces, hosts Sunday brunch and a vintage clothing bazaar. Soothe your hangover with quality coffee and mellow DJ grooves.

Restaurant Day – Feb 14

Hang out your shingle (or unfold your table), Restaurant Day is back. Open to anyone with a little kitchen mojo and the motiviation to cook for the masses.

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Bread Making Workshop at DOX – Feb 14

Is this the year you quit smoking? Lose weight? Bake your own bread? DOX can help with the latter at its breadmaking class, part of the Modes of Democracy exhibit.

RANDOM FUN

Matějská pouť 2015 – starts Feb 28

St. Matthew’s Spring Fun Fair in Holešovice is a Prague institution. Now in its 52nd year, it promises more blinking lights, rides, and thrills than ever.

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Super Bowl Parties – Feb 1

Catch the 47th Super Bowl in a festive atmosphere: Hard Rock CafeThe Globe, and the Drunken Monkey will all screen the big game.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Anti-Valentine’s 2015 – Feb 14

No candy or cards at Roxy’s self-professed “night of singles”. Celebrate dead flowers and broken hearts at this infamous party that’s all about finding your (mis)match.

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Prague Nightmare F*ck Valentine – Feb 14

Open your heart and plug your ears. Acts from the record label Prague Nightmare make a lot of noise in the name of love gone bad. 

Friday the 13th Meets Valentine’s Day – Feb 13

Get down to pop sounds at the city’s most outrageous V-Dday event. Pioneer Prague hosts Spritz No. 7 Valentine’s Day edition at Basement Bar.

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