Top 25 Things to Do in January

Top 25 Things to Do in January

Live Music

Imagine Dragons – Jan 16/O2 Arena 

Grammy-award-winning Las Vegas rock outfit brings their guitar-driven act to town in support of a second album.

The Paper Kites – Jan 26/Rock Café 

This indie folk band from Melbourne, known for their moody sets and instrument changes, has a new album, twelvefour.

Imagine Dragons/Photo: Facebook
Imagine Dragons/Photo: Facebook

Peter Hook and The Light – Jan 29/Lucerna Music Bar

Founding bass player of post-punk icons Joy Division will play their singles and B-sides as well as New Order hits.

Ellie Goulding – Jan 30/O2 Arena

Catchy indie dance numbers and the British pop star’s soaring operatic voice have won her international acclaim. 

Joshua Radin – Jan 31/Lucerna Music Bar

American singer-songwriter, known for appearing on numerous TV and film soundtracks, brings his stripped down acoustic tunes to Prague. 

Club Nights

Omar Souleyman & Clap! Clap! – Jan 16/Meetfactory

Syrian export Omar Souleyman and Italian producer Clap! Clap! headline this multi-culti birthday bash for Radio Wave.

Silent Night #4 – Jan 23/Divadlo Ponec

Sleepover concert series continues with a showcase of DJs from the Belgian tape label Daux (stay for breakfast in the AM)!

Fred V & Grafix – Jan 29/Roxy Club

Euphoric, melodic soundwaves from the young blood of the UK drum-and-bass scene with supporting act Bensley (CA).


Festival Spectaculare – Jan 20/Multiple venues

A genre-bending series of ambient concerts collide with videomapping, video art, and contemporary theater and dance.

Carnevale Prague – Jan 29/Multiple venues

Colorful concerts and events launch the masked revelery and baroque pleasures of the Bohemian carnival season.

Carnevale Praha
Carnevale Praha


Iranian Film Festival – Jan 13/Světozor, Oko, Lucerna, Royal

Docs, features, and shorts from Iran are accompanied by a diverse program of musical performance and art exhibits. 

Prague Short Film Festival – Jan 20/Kino Světozor

The eleventh annual outing of this popular fest, organized by KVIFF, brings the best shorts from around the world to the Czech capital.

11th annual Short Film Festival
11th annual Short Film Festival

Art & Design

Detox 2 – Jan 6/Queens Shop

Slovak illustrator Marek Mráz has a showing of his dynamic graphic designs at this urban sneaker hotspot.

HateFree Art – Jan 12/DOX

The artistic gestures that were a response to an open call from the anti-xenophobia initiative HateFree Culture are now on display.

Detox 2 by Marek Mráz
Detox 2 by Marek Mráz

UPRUM Attack! – opens Jan 20/Trade Fair Palace

A selection of edgy student works from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design opens this month.


How Much? Herna Bar the Musical – Jan 8-10/Divadlo Rokoko

A musical review set in early ’90s Prague spins a tale of Soviet gangsters, Danish vegans, and other expat dreamers.

Farm in the Cave: Disconnected – Jan 23/DOX

A bold new work that is both art installation and physical theater; inspired by the Japanese hikikomori phenomenon.

Farm in the Cave/Photo: Marek Volf via Facebook
Farm in the Cave/Photo: Marek Volf via Facebook

Golden Sixties or the Diaries of Pavel – Jan 28/Divadlo Na Zábradlí

An exploration of the diaries of Pavel Juráček, a key figure of Charter 77 and celebrated film director; with ENG subtitles.

Food & Drink

Dinner Party with Le Pizza De Frankie – Jan 9/The Venue

Pop-up pizza sensations Frankie and Giovanni feed their fans at this new social space hosting regular foodie events.

Grand Restaurant Festival – Jan 15

Annual winter culinary event with participating fine dining restaurants offerings tasting menus at affordable prices.

Pizza by way of Naples
Pizza by way of Naples

Galadegustace – Jan 28/Žofín

An expansive tasting of international wine and spirits in the glamorous surrounds of Žofín Garden Restaurant.

Barista of the Year – Jan 30/Jatka 78

Coffee competition and festival with a jury comprised of Prague’s coffee elite and foreign roasters.

Random Fun

No Pants Subway Ride – Jan 10/Wenceslas Square

Brrr! The annual global pants-optional event launched by a NYC-based improv troupe returns to Prague.

Pants optional fun/Photo: Tomas Klepo via Facebook
Pants optional fun/Photo: Tomas Klepo via Facebook

Scout Skating – Jan 21/Bronze Stadium

Lace up your skates for a charitable cause at this out-of-the-way rink. Refreshments, fun, and skates provided!

Retro & Vintage Market – Jan 24/Bio Oko

The first event of its kind at this venue; browse antique ceramics, jewelry, textiles, toys, and furniture. 

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