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

This week warm up with soup, flash back to 1990s Prague, fall in love with Czech design, and end with a Bollywood musical splash

Exhibition opening: History of the Bunkr Club
October 14, Gallery Pštrossova

A unique collection of photographs, documentaries, and works of art from the archive of Richard Němčok, the founder of the legendary Prague music club Bunker, captures the cultural ferment of the early 1990s. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Museum and the Archive of Popular Music.
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Strings of Autumn
October 15-November 13, multiple venues

Since its inception in 1996, Strings of Autumn has established itself as one of the Czech Republic’s major music festivals, with an eclectic program of early and contemporary classical to jazz, hip-hop, and electronica. Kicking off this year’s festival, Laura Mvula, whose style mixes elements of soul, jazz, and R&B into a fiery 21st-century brew, performs at Forum Karlín; the festival ends with De La Soul. Read more.

Acclaimed singer Laura Mvula performs for the first time in Prague, October 15.

Action Fest
October 16-October 18, Kino Aero

Seven action films in three days, including gems of the American, European, and Asian genre. Look forward to the classics and heroes of the VHS era: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, and Antonio Banderas. The event will be opened by the premiere of the Czech action short film The First Action Hero, starring Jiří Mádl. Read more.

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The first-ever Action Fest hits Kino Aero this week.

Exhibit Opening: Amnesia
October 16, Municipal House

Jiří Sozanský’s AMNESIA project aims to commemorate selected cultural figures through art. In addition to producing unarguably high-quality works of art, tried and tested by time, their works also shows the courage with which they faced two destructive totalitarian regimes in the 20th century. Selected figures symbolically represent a large group of those who shared a similar fate: Josef Čapek, Emil Filla, Milada Horáková, Jan Zajíc, Jan Palach, and Václav Havel. Read more.

Designblok
Oct 17, Holešovice Exhibition Grounds

Traditionally featuring designers and producers from all over Europe, presenting novelties of prestigious brands and prototypes of young designers and design studios, this year the festival hosts more than 200 exhibitors in addition to holding events in galleries, showrooms, and pop-up shops across Prague. Read more.

Prague and the Czech Republic’s largest international design festival takes place Oct 17.

Bollywood film festival
October 17, Kino Světozor

Presenting Bollywood’s best films to a Czech audience now since 2004, this highly anticipated annual event features screenings of more than a dozen films including the opening night film Kalanka, an extravagant Baroque historical fantasy. A closing party and marketplace are part of the festival program. Read more.

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The Bollywood Film Festival returns to Prague Oct 17.

Prague Burlesque Supersonic Women
October 18, Royal Theatre

A brand new spectacle kicks off this season of the Prague Burlesque Show. Supersonic Women features Sonny Vargas and his “aviatrixes” in a performance in which decadence meets glamour with a duel in the sky! Buy tickets.

Polívkování – autumn soup festival
October 19, Smíchovská náplavka

Domestic and international soups of various kinds. In addition to soups, a varied selection of salty and sweet pastries will be waiting for visitors. Drinks will be available from ciders to mulled wine and beer. Read more

Ride the T3 Coupé
October 19, Vozovna Střešovice

Get your ticket to rides on the luxury design tram T3 Coupé, part of a series of historic tram and bus rides organized as a part of the 110 years anniversary of the Střešovice depot, which is being celebrated throughout this year throughout. Time slots for this special evening ride ar 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Read more.

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Everything Is Terrible
October 20, MeetFactory

Favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible has reinterpreted our collective memory into 3,000+ daily web videos and forever altered the collective consciousness. Now they are ready to conquer Europe with their new programme The Great Satan. The MeetFactory show marks their Czech premiere. Buy tickets.

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