Signal Festival 2018 by Jiri Sebek

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: October 7-October 13, 2019

The highly anticipated SIGNAL festival returns to Prague while markets, festivals, and performances light up the rest of the week
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Oct 7, ROXY

American musician Matthew Tyler Musto (a.k.a. Blackbear) has collaborated with Justin Bieber, G-Eazy, Machine Gun Kelly, Childish Gambino, and Billie Eilish. He comes to Prague to promote his latest album, Anonymous, with Gabriel Black lending support. Buy tickets.

The Pixies
Oct 8, Forum Karlin

One of the most influential American independent bands of the early 1990s returns to Prague. Last year the Pixies celebrated 30th years since the release of their debut album Surfer Rosa which would go on to influence scores of bands from Nirvana to Radiohead. The band releases a new album this autumn. Buy tickets.

 The Pixies come to Forum Karlin Oct. 8 (Photo by Simon Foster)

Blind Date with Aero
Oct 9, Kino Aero

A film experience for risk-takers! Movie-goers remain uncertain until the the very last minute which film will be screened. On the upside, the audience doesn’t pay for tickets in advance, you simply hand over admission after the screening. Read more.

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Up End Down: Cirk La Putyka
Oct 9-Oct 10, La Fabrika

Czech theater troupe Cirk La Putyka is celebrating 10 years of existence with this genre-breaking show in which none of the actors, dancers, and athletes chosen for the project were involved with the circus disciplines (teeter board, silks, ropes, straps, wu-shu) before the rehearsals for the show began. Read more.

Cirk La Putyka takes to the stage Oct 9-10

Signal Festival
Oct 10-Oct 13, Multiple venues

The seventh year of the Signal Festival will transform the streets of Prague with stunning light installations and 3D videomapping. Highlights this year include Turkish artist Memo Akten and installation by glassmaker Klára Horáčková. A Signal Pass includes 3D glasses Buy tickets.

3Kino International Film Festival
Oct 10-15, Multiple venues

For the sixth time, this festival of Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, and Polish cinema will be held at Světozor, Atlas, and Evald cinemas in Prague. Films by celebrated filmmakers such as Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Václav Marhoul will be shown. Almost sixty screenings, bringing together the theme of freedom, await visitors. Competition films will be screened with English subtitles. Read more.

Exhibit Opening & Concert: The Elements
Oct 12, Vnitroblock

The Elements project presents a collection of paintings connected with songs of singer, songwriter, and painter Hana Melcrová, which is united by a theme of five elements. This exhibition will appear in Prague for the first time in the industrial space of Vnitroblock and will be accompanied by a performance by Melcrová and her band. Buy tickets.

Exhibit Opening & Concert: The Elements, Vnitroblock, Oct 12

Cider Festivals
Oct 12, Holešovice market & Smíchovská náplavka

Prague will host two cider festivals this weekend, one at the market in Holešovice and the other at the Smíchovská náplavka riverside festival space. Both will focus on this crisp autumnal beverage with the Apple Celebration and Cider Festival offering up an array of apples varieties, products, and pies while the Smíchov event pairs fifteen varieties of craft cider with all things goose, from pate to goose burgers. Read more.

Oct 12-13, Náměstí Republiky

An open-air showcase of fashion and design on one of Prague’s liveliest historic squares. Shop for original Czech and international handiwork in a festive market atmosphere with fifty select designers offering jewellery, fashion, handbags, accessories, and more. Food and drink stalls and free admission. Read more.

Also read:  Czech Republic has 3,308 confirmed coronavirus cases, rise of 307 from Tuesday

Festival of Delicate Tastes
Oct 12, New Town Hall 

Sample Asian specialties, seafood, Caribbean dishes, Belgian frites, Tyrollean cheeses and sausage, and French tartlets, all washed down with specialty coffee, French wines, and Czech craft beer. A truly international smorgasbord of tastes in the historic New Town Hall. Read more.

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