A carnival parade passes through Prague on November 17 (Photo via Festival Svobody)

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: November 11-17, 2019

This week sees citywide parties, parades, concerts, and exhibits marking 30 years since the Velvet Revolution

Revolutionary 30: Thirty years of freedom firsthand
Through November 24, Revoluční 30
An exhibition reflecting thirty years since the Velvet Revolution will pop up at the symbolic address Revoluční 30. Curators Radek Wohlmuth and Čestmír Suška have invited thirty artists whose work offers a bold statement on life under censorship. Read more.

St. Martin’s Wine
November 11, Vinotéka sv. Klára
This Troja event hosted by the Botanical Gardens and Vinotéka sv. Klára is an annual tradition on St. Martin’s Day which takes place at exactly 11:11 am when the wine cellar opens for a tasting of eleven young wines. Read more.

De La Soul
November 13, Great Hall Lucerna
Hip-hop pioneers and legends of the form, De La Soul mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal album 3 Feet High and Rising, a work that established them on the world stage and introduced a mass audience to their unique, brand of hip-hop, inflected with jazz, soul, funk, and witty lyrics. Read more.

NG: Opening
November 14, Trade Fair Palace
The opening of the new exhibition season of the National Gallery Prague at the Trade Fair Palace will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Several new exhibitions will open as well as a permanent exhibition 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century. The opening will include a concert and DJ set. Admission is free. Read more

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Zveřejnil(a) Národní galerie Praha dne Čtvrtek 31. října 2019

Jeremy Loops
November 14, Great Hall Lucerna
The South African performer brings a unique musical fusion that mixes influences of folk, jazz, and hip-hop back to Prague. Loops’s engaging audience banter gives his shows the feeling of a spontaneous jam session. Read more.

Nordic Film Autumn festival
November 15, multiple venues
The Nordic Film Club, paying tribute to the traditional cinematography of the Nordic and Baltic countries will be held for the tenth time, screening a selection of 24 films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Lithuania, many presented in the Czech Republic for the first time. Read more

Antique Fair
New Town Hall, November 14-17
More than 70 exhibitors and vendors will offer unique artworks, jewelry, furniture, accessories, glass or ceramic decorative objects, textile products, pictures, and more during this twice-annual fair which this year commemorates the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the free-art-market. Read more.

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Theater Night (Noc Divadel)
November 16, 2019
Theater Night is part of the European Theater Night project, always on the third Saturday of November since 2008. Look forward to workshops for children and adults, behind-the-scenes theater tours, discussions with actors, stage designers, and directors. Read more.

Velvet Brunch
November 17
Just one of many events commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, this “street brunch” takes place directly on Národní třída where visitors can partake in a retro Czech breakfast, with breads, spreads, and poppy seed rolls provided by Antonínovo pekařství. Part of the day-long Korzo Národní 2019 festival. Read more

An Iliad
November 17, Estates Theatre
Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music from an exciting composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, An Iliad is a tour-de-force based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods, and honor. Presented by the Prague Shakespeare Company. Read more.

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For more tips for concerts, festivals, theater, clubbing, food & drink visit the Expats.cz Events in Prague section where you can search thousands of events in the Czech capital and beyond.

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