Winter Cinema kicks off at Manifesto Market this week (photo by Michael Tomes)

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: December 9–15, 2019

Top-notch stand-up as well as plenty of holiday fanfare and winter cinema heat up the winter days and nights this week

Jim Jefferies
December 9, Congress Centre
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Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative comedy. He was recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world and now he is back on the road with an entirely new routine for his The Night Talker Tour.

Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies is in Prague on December 9

Motionless / Malá Strana Silences
December 10, Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia
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What does Prague’s most beautiful district sound like? The closing event of the contemporary Berg Orchestra will answer that questions with works from Sweden and Denmark in Czech premieres alongside a brand new composition by a young Czech composer Ian Mikyska. 

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Blue Hawaii
December 10, Meetfactory
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Exactly two years after previous record Tenderness, electro poppers Blue Hawaii arrive with Open Reduction Internal Fixation. On their fourth album the duo present eerie pop with dance potential. Czech premiere.

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Blue Hawaii at Meetfactory, December 10

Winter Cinema: Love Actually
December 11, Manifesto Market Smíchov
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Whether you love or hate this modern Christmas classic seeing it with plenty of mulled wine in the festive surrounds of a design-worthy Christmas market might actually make Hugh Grant’s dancing and Colin Frizzle’s trip to the States more bearable, actually.

Love Actually kicks off Manifesto Market’s winter cinema

Czech Design Week
December 11-15, Congress Centre
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Czech Design Week is an international festival of design that supports a young independent scene, not only from the Czech Republic. This year’s edition will be enriched by an international presence with a selection of Milan Design Week and others.

Gingerbread decorating workshop
December 12, Skautský Institut
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Decorate gingerbread and make straw decorations with a Czech art historian. Wasps nests, mulled wine and advent songs complete the evening festivities.

Gingerbread decorating at Skautský Institut, December 12

MAGNETIC Festival
Dec 13, PVA EXPO Prague
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For one night only Prague’s PVA Exhibition Hall will be transformed into a giant electronic music nightclub, where a crowd of 20,000+ will hit the dance floor to headliners from the house and techno scene. One of the largest of the indoor electronic events happening in Central Europe, you will find Don Diablo, Quintino, Holy Goof,  Amelie Lens, Sam Paganini, and more performing across two stages for a “new generation” of electronica fans.

Magnetic Festival, December 13

Christmas Book Sale
December 13, Prague City Gallery
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GHMP cordially invites you to its traditional Christmas Book Sale. You can purchase not only old GHMP catalogs but also exhibition posters and small products. The market will last only one day, but the sales will be bigger than usual, according to organizers. 

English Christmas Carols at St. Clement’s
December 13, St. Clement’s church
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This popular English caroling event takes place annually. A traditional carol sing is followed by refreshments and a donation collection for People in Need afterward. 

Old Town carol sing at St. Clement’s, December 13

Christmas Night Run
December 14, Jan Palach Square
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A charity Christmas where festive costumes and Santa hats are encouraged and participants get a carp-themed medal. There is a 5k for adults and a 700 m for youngsters. The charity supports people with disabilities arising from amputations.

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