Top 25 Things to Do in June

Top 25 Things to Do in June

Music

Hot Since 82 – June 5-6/Roxy

The British DJ and producer, one of the biggest names in the deep house music biz, makes his Prague debut.



Hot Since 82 / Roxy
Hot Since 82 / Roxy

L7 – June 11/Lucerna

Catchy, riff-driven tunes from the original riot grrrls, recently reunited and touring with a documentary to promote.

alt-J – June 17/Žluté lázně

Having swept away critics and fans alike with their unique songwriting and eloquent lyricism, the Mercury-Award winners are at long last playing Prague.

Open Air Concert 2015 – June 17/Hradčanské Náměstí

The Czech Philharmonic closes its season with an open-air performance against the breathtaking backdrop of Prague Castle. Admission is free.

Video Games Live – June 23/Forum Karlin

Part dance party, part light show, and all awesomeness, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform music from famous video games.

Open-air concert at Prague Castle / Image: www.ceskafilharmonie.cz
Open-air concert at Prague Castle / Image: www.ceskafilharmonie.cz

Sheppard – June 29/Lucerna

Infectious and enthusiastic pop gems (trying getting “Geronimo” out of your head) from down under by Brisbane-based indie-pop outfit.

Festivals

Rock for People – June 4-6/Hradec Králové

Headliners at this annual out-of-town rockfest include Limp Bizkit, Faith No More, and former Stroke Julian Casablancas’ new band The Voidz.

Respect Festival – June 13-14/Ladronka Park

The 18th Respect Festival brings together an international melting pot of genres and musicians in celebration of world music.

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Image: Rock for People Facebook page
Image: Rock for People Facebook page

United Islands – June 18/ Kinský Garden

Five stages will present over 150 bands and music projects at the biggest outing of this highly anticipated Prague music festival yet. 

Prague Quadrenniale June 18-28/Palace Colloredo-Mansfeld

From stage and costume design to lighting and sound design, PQ is the world’s largest exhibition of scenography and theatre architecture.

Image: Prague Quadrenniale Facebook page
Image: Prague Quadrenniale Facebook page

For more June festivals see 9 Summer Festivals Celebrating Diversity.

Parties

French Rendezvous – June 11/The French Institute

Explore the open-roofed terrace of the French Institute, enjoy BBQ, DJs, and play a round of Pétanque. And what would a summer party be without karaoke?

Image: French Institute Facebook page
Image: French Institute Facebook page

Beats PM Boat Party – June 27/Loď Cecilie

Summer vibrations, house, and UK garage on a 300-capacity boat on the Vltava. With DJs Yaw & Kurt Steinwald, Vidras & Drumax, Rudeboy.

Theater & Dance

Tanec Praha – June 3-25/Multiple locations

The international festival of contemporary dance and movement theater alights on Prague with innovative artistry from all over the world. 

Kaddish – June 10 /Archa Theater

Theatrical adaptation of the novel by Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész Kaddish for an Unborn Child. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum.

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Tanec Praha / Image - Tanec Praha Facebook page
Tanec Praha / Image – Tanec Praha Facebook page

Film

Summer Cinema at Riegrovy Sady – June 1-September 14/Park Cafe

Brews and views with free movies screening throughout the summer, most of them English-friendly, debut this month at Riegrovy Sady.

Midnight Movie: Easy Rider – June 12/Ponrepo

Kick off summer with a road movie that definied the genre. Drugs, deserts, choppers, and Steppenwolf brought to the big screen. Costumes encouraged!

For more summer cinema tips see Cinema Under the Stars.

Easy Rider / Image: Uncut.com
Easy Rider / Image: Uncut.com

Art & Design

Museum Night – June 12/Multiple museums

Free entry to dozens of museums plus free public transport makes this annual event one of summer’s most anticipated, if crowded, traditions.

Jean Delville – now through August 25/The Stone Bell House

A remarkable restrospective and the first exhibit of the late 19th-century Belgian surrealist painter outside of Belgium.

National Technical Musuem / Image: Museum Night Facebook page
National Technical Musuem / Image: Museum Night Facebook page

Food & Drink

Dim Sum Pop-Up – June 3/Klub Újezd

Pop-up project TamarindTree is bringing small bites of larger-than-life Asian flavor to kitchen or food fest near you!

Spring on the Grill – June 6/Dvořákovo nábřeží

Day-long riverside grilling and chiling with live bands, a farmer’s market, kid’s corner, and beer in addition to grilled meat, fish, and veggie delights.

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Crepe Evening – June 14/Café Nábřeží

Galetka creperie is throwing a garden party with 120 CZK all you can eat pancakes, French wine, cider, and live music on the waterfront. Kid friendly.

Image: Galetka Facebook page
Image: Galetka Facebook page

Milujeme Prosecco – June 13/Sady Svatopluka Čecha

Refresh with a glass of bubbly at this festival devoted to Italian food, design, and fashion. Over 100 varieties available to sample.

For more June food fests see Spring Food Festivals in Prague.

Random Fun

The Prague Mayors Eights (Primátorky) 2015 – June 5-7

Traditional rowing races start at Rowing Island with a finish at the Railway Bridge. Held since 1910 this is one of the oldest annual sporting events in Europe.

Vrtbovská Zahrada / Image: Wiki - Juan de Vojníkov
Vrtbovská Zahrada / Image: Wiki – Juan de Vojníkov

Pajama Party/Letenské sady – June 21

Wearing your pj’s in public is a thing now. Show up for frisbee, frolicking, and picnicking in the park in your nightie.

Open Gardens Weekend – June 13-14/Multiple locations

Parks, gardens, orchards, and squares that are typically closed to the public welcome, for free, visitors on this weekend celebrating Prague’s glorious green spaces.

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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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