Top 25 Things to Do in September

An awesome start to autumn with harvest festivals, some serious art, and the opening of club season

Live Music

M. Ward – Sept 9/Basement Bar

Prolific producer, singer-songwriter, and part of the sugar-pop duo She & Him with actress Zooey Deschanel, Portland guitar legend M. Ward makes his Prague debut.



M. Ward/Image: Facebook
M. Ward/Image: Facebook

Kim Churchill – Sept 18/Palác Akropolis

The Aussie folk, rock, and blues singer channels Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, and Billy Bragg (who he once opened for) in his harmonica-heavy set.

Sóley – Sept 25/Meetfactory

Mesmerizing Iceland singer comes to Prague in support of her haunting and melodic new album Ask the Deep.

Epic Hollywood – Sept 28/Rudolfinum

The City of Prague Philharmonic performs a tribute to Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa who scored monumental films like Ben Hur. 

Soley/Image: Facebook
Soley/Image: Facebook

R5 – Sept 29/Lucerna Music Bar

American siblings rockers (all five band members have names that begin with the letter R) showcase guitar chops and catchy pop numbers in their gimmick-free act. 

Club Nights 

Kinectic Presents Efdemin – Sept 4/Meetfactory

Berlin club-scene doyen and house and techno guru Efdemin headlines the Kinetic club night.

Republic Artists Collective (UK) – Sept 5/Chapeau Rouge

This London-based underground house collective is back in Prague with a diverse range of acts incl. some garage and acid to keep things interesting. 

Also read:  The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: October 14-20, 2019

Eats Everything Roxy – Sept 11/Roxy

It’s fitting that Daniel Pearce (a.ka. Eats Everything), named the Best British DJ by DJ Magazine, should open the new club season at Roxy.

Festivals 

Dvořak Prague – Sept 6-23/Rudolfinum

Beloved Prague son Antonín Dvořak is feted with the most prestigious of the annual classical music festivals; this year Yo-Yo Ma performs.

Yo-Y0 Ma/Image: Facebook
Yo-Y0 Ma/Image: Facebook

Ladronkafest – Sept 12/Ladronka Park

A free open-air celebration of adrenalin sports and workshops combined with lively entertainment has made this the largest festival of its kind in Central Europe.

Rapmasters Hip Hop Culture Festival – Sept 18/Žižkov Freight Railway Station

Big name Czech rappers (Vladimir 518, James Cole, Hugo Toxx) drop beats with support from top DJs Nobodylisten and more.

Different City Experience (Zažít město jinak) – Sept 19/Multiple locations

Prague neighborhoods host block parties that include food fests, performances, and more to celebrate cultural and social life in public spaces.

A Different City Experience/Image: Facebook
A Different City Experience/Image: Facebook

Euroconnections Festival – Sept 23/Palác Akropolis

An exciting showcase of European bands featuring Polish electro-ambiente outfit BOKKA.

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Theater

The Stand-In – Sept 19/Žižkovské divadlo

A second outing of the English translation of the original Czech play about iconic Czech funny man Jara Cimrman is staged with expat actors.

Next Wave – Sept 18-30/Jatka 78

Annual Czech independent theater and art festival offers alternative performances, concerts, and exhibitions.

Jatka 78/Image: Facebook
Jatka 78/Image: Facebook

Ponec Theater Silent Night – Sept 18/Divadlo Ponec

An ongoing audio-visual concert series that lasts all night long and culminates in breakfast – that’s right it’s a sleepover show!

An Old Monk – Sept 25/Divadlo Archa

Czech premiere of the inventive collaborative venture by Belgian performers Kris Defoort and Josse De Pauw based on the music of jazz legend Thelonious Monk.

Film

ASEAN Film Festival – Sept 8-12/Kino Lucerna

This collaboration between the embassies of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam brings films from this countries to Prague for a fourth year.

The Passion of Joan of Arc – Sept 16/St. Salvatore Church

This powerful silent film classic from 1928 is made even more so by the captivating accompaniment of the BERG orchestra.

The Passion of Joan of Arc/Image: YouTube
The Passion of Joan of Arc/Image: YouTube

The Forest/Image: Facebook
The Forest/Image: Facebook

The Forest: Stories of Trees and People – thru December 31/National Museum of Agriculture

Opening earlier this summer, this unusual exhibit is a playful journey to the ancient soul of the forest via sculptures by two New York-based artists.

Food & Drink

Grape Harvest Festivals – now through Oct/throughout the Czech Republic

‘Tis the season for boozy Czech vinobraní. For the best fests of the 2015 season see our article.

Ohrada Food Fest/Image: Facebook
Ohrada Food Fest/Image: Facebook

Ohrada Food Festival – Sept 19/Ohradské náměstí

Dozens of top Prague restaurants and brewers (inc. Na Kopci, Na Konci, Dish, Kastrol) promise a delicious second-annual event.

Random Fun

Parade of Historic Trams – Sept 20/Mánes Bridge 

The city’s transit authority has organized an historic tram parade and exhibition to celebrate the 140th anniversary of public transport in Prague.


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