Our man on the ground in Prague, Chris has searched high and low to find the coolest stuff to check out in Prague this August. If you're lucky enough to find yourself in the Czech capital this month - there's no excuse for boredom!
The Roots: 7th August Lucerna Music bar. The band fronted by the ever-vocal & charismatic Black Thought will be playing a number of hits from their 12 studio albums their most recent release, Undun.
Foo Fighters: 15th August O2 arena. Seattle legends visit Prague to play hits from their seven studio albums!
Afghan Whigs: 15th-16th August Lucerna Music bar. American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally active from 1986 to 2001. Reformed and rocking in Prague!
BUSH: 22nd-23rd August Lucerna music bar. Alternative rock band formed in London had a short hiatus, but have sounded better than ever since their return. Catch them in Prague! BUSH - Baby Come Home
Red Hot Chili Peppers: 27th August Eden Synot arena. No intro needed for these guys! Expect a lively stage show and plenty of good tracks!
Beatsteaks: 31St August Meet Factory. The German Punk Rascals play Prague's Meet Factory!
Until 13/08. Gallery NoD The Perfect World: An exhibition which explores the pros & cons of living in a world ruled by advertising.
Until 20/08. DOX Prhah7 MEMBRA DISJECTA FOR JOHN CAGE: An international group exhibition featuring works about the American composer by more than sixty artists.
Until 31/08. DOX Praha 7 ČESTMÍR SUŠKA: DOX presents an exhibition of a Czech sculptor Čestmír Suška called Outside/Inside. The Outside part of the exhibition will be installed in the courtyard and on the sculpture terrace from until August 31.
Until Sept. 1. Veletržní Palace, Holešovice Alfons Mucha: Slav Epic: After an 84 year-absence from Prague, the Slav Epic by Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) was put on display in the Great Room of Veletržní palác .
Karel Nepraš – DOX A retrospective: The exhibition maps Nepraš’ sculptural and graphic art within the contexts of the time of their origin, and for the first time provides an overall view of his work.
Daily. Prague Film Summer 2012: Cinemas Světozor and Aero have prepared a special screening for 30 CZK every day in the month of August.
13-19. Prague Pride: A 7-day festival that offers a wide variety of cultural events and parties with a LGBT+ focus which will culminate on Saturday, August 18, in a downtown parade. The parade and subsequent concert on the Střelecký ostrov will be completely free to attend for all! Look out for our preview article coming soon! Prague Pride will consist of a 7 day festival that offers a wide variety of cultural events and parties, that will culminate on Saturday, the 18th of August, in the downtown parade. The parade and subsequent concert on the Strelecky Island will be completely free to attend for all.
Many bars, clubs and other venues are organising their own side events, from exhibitions, cinema and theatre performances to circuit parties. Some of the parties and side events might have a cover charge. Here we will publish a list of parties and whether or not there will be a cover charge, and of course the opportunity to buy tickets online at a reduced pre-sale price.
Saturday August 18th:
12:00h Assembly of parade participants (top of Wenceslas Square, at the statue of St. Wenceslas)
13:00h Start of parade
25. The Vibrant Nine - Etnofest: Take a free sensory ride around the world in Vysočany Park. The sixth annual festival Colourful Nine - Etnofest starts at 14:00 and presents smells, flavours and melodies from four different continents. On Saturday 25 August 2010 you can take a free ride around the world in Vysočany Park. The sixth annual festival Colourful Nine - Etnofest is starting at 2.00 PM and presents the smells, flavours and melodies of four different continents. Experience dancers and musicians from neighbouring and far away countries; taste various cuisines or purchase original goods. For children there are plenty of competitions and workshops, while adults can enjoy several great concerts. Same as in past years the entry is free.
Hourly evening concerts are traditionally the biggest crowd-puller.