Top 25 Things to Do in January

A pants-optional metro outing, pizza from Naples, and a sleepover concert – bring on 2016!

Live Music

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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 

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

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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.

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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).

Festivals


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.

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Carnevale Praha

Film


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.

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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.

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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.

Theater


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.

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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.

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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.

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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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