Top 25 Things to Do in October

A Gothic scream fest, an extraordinary light spectacle, and a film offer you can’t refuse

Live Music

Bridie Monds-Watson (a.k.a Soak) – Oct 10/Chapeau Rouge

Lo-fi indie folk prodigy and former Tegan and Sara opener comes to Prague for the first time in support of her wistful debut album.

HVOB – Oct 16/Akropolis

Austrian electro-duo Anna Muller and Paul Wallner perform melodic and edgy tunes under the moniker HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys).

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Incognito – Oct 25/Lucerna Music Bar

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British soul legends return to Prague as part of a series of fall concerts marking 20 years of LMB and to promote their new album “Amplified Soul”.

Esperanza Spalding – Oct 28/Archa Theatre 

The Grammy-award winning singer, composer, and bass player presents an evening of live musical vignettes as her alter-ego Emily’s D+Evolution.

Club Nights

Young Fathers – Oct 14/MeetFactory

The Scottish Mercury Prize winners and progressive hip-hop troupe give a follow-up performance to last year’s MeetFactory blowout.

Roxy BE23 – multiple Oct dates/Roxy

Line-up of electronic music nights celebrating the venue’s 23rd anniversary: OPIUO (10/19) Friction, Walk Off the Earth (10/20), DJ Zinc (10/23), Dense & Pika and Paul Woolford (10/24).

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Bloody Sexy Halloween – Oct 31/Forum Karlin

The annual two-night Halloween spectacle, this year at a new venue, promises DJs, dancers, and pyrotechnics for its seventh outing.

Festivals

4 + 4 Days in Motion – Oct 2-10/Jatka 78 and Archa Theatre

Annual festival of international theater organizes a diverse line-up of performances (theater, dance, music) in unconventional venues.

Signal Festival – Oct 15/Multiple outdoor venues 

Prague’s squares, streets, monuments, and parks become a canvas for light installations and large-scale video mapping at this wildly popular event.

Lunchmeat Festival – Oct 23/Trade Fair Palace

Proving the artistry of club culture, this festival connects the dots between electronic music, visual shows, and new media for a “synesthetic” experience.

Festival of Czech Handicrafts – Oct 24/New Town Hall

Artisans from 17 regions sell traditional lace, stone and bronze jewelry, pottery, ceramics, wool, toys, and edibles (smoked meats, jam and pastries).

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Theater

Jewel Box – Oct 1, 2, 14, & 15/Divadlo Kolowrat

Inspired by adventure comics, this tale of a small-time accountant, an unlikely hero, on a journey through rural Italy, has its premiere this month (ENG).

Dracula the Journal of Jonathan Harker – Oct 24/Divadlo Kolowrat

This one man tour-de-farce uses Stoker’s original text of journal entries and letters to deliver a gothic scream fest (ENG).

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Film 

Be2Can2 Echoes of the Great Film Festivals  Oct 7-14/Multiple venues

A selection of international films appearing at the big three (Berlinale, Cannes, Venice) in 2015, make their debut in Prague.

Bollywood Film Festival – Oct 7-11/Kino Světozor

Documentaries, short films, and other bombastic Indian productions, complete with Oct 10 Bollywood dance party.

The Godfather Live – Oct 14/Forum Karlín 

Debuting to sell-out crowds in London, Nino Rota’s score to possibly the best film ever made will be performed by a live orchestra here in Prague. 

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Nordic Film Autumn – Oct 26-Nov 1/Kino Lucerna

A series of current films from the hinterlands of Northern Europe, screened with both Czech and English subtitles.

Food & Drink

October Food Festivals  All month long/throughout Prague

This month sees Prague’s first-ever Cake Festival, Goose & Cider Festival, and more. See Fun Foodie Events for Fall for a complete line-up.

Cider Pressing Camp  Oct 9-11/Na Klíčově Orchard

Public fruit-picking initiative Na Ovoce gathers at this Vysočany orchard to give a workshop on harvesting fruit for cider; F.H. Prager to provide cider press!

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Street Food Festival  Oct 17-18/Dejvice Campus

The Life Sciences Film Festival will be accompanied by a street food festival with an assortment of dim sum, grilled fare, and other exciting eats. 

Art & Design

The Fragile Power of Glass  Oct 1-15/ZIBA Glass Experience Museum

Renowned Czech and international glass artists including Maxim Velčovský and Eve Eisler, display their work in this unique exhibit.

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Designblok Prague Design and Fashion Week  Oct 22-27/Prague Exhibition Grounds

The neo-Renaissance Lapidarium and a host of other buildings showcase Czech design and fashion professionals and amateurs as well as international talent.

Fotograf Festival  thru Oct 31/Multiple venues

Contemporary galleries throughout Prague are showing exhibits devoted to the documentary style of photography; social commentary meets high art.

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Random Fun

Prague Halloween Walk  Oct 30/Wenceslas Square

A costume and the halloween spirit are all that is needed to join this spooky stroll from Wenceslas Square to Old Town (with after party at Chapeau Rouge)!

Castle Guard Parade Show  Oct 7/Prague Castle

The castle guards (who have really been slacking lately), do their final weapons formations for the season to the tunes of a military band. Third coutryard; free entry. 


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