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The Story of All of Us

Like many good things, the idea of this magazine came to be over a few rounds of alcohol with friends at a local pub. For over three years, we’ve published The Prague Visitor magazine, which is available in over three hundred locations across Prague – mostly in hotels. We aim the magazine at Prague's visitors looking for real and authentic experiences without having to worry about the tourist traps that always seem to sometimes plague any touristic city. We wanted to promote the best restaurants, the best bars and the best things to do. We vowed we wouldn’t take advertisers that had low ratings, bad reviews or who had a bad reputation. And we’ve stuck with that idea, even if we sometimes have

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turned away business. We crafted the magazine to be like having a local friend who would give recommendations. Fast forward a few years later and a few beverages into a summer evening when one of our local friends and long-time Prague resident said “I read your magazine as often as possible, but it’s hard to find outside of hotels, and sometimes I wish the content weren’t so tourist specific.” Turns out a lot of people felt that way, including our advertisers. Speaking of, we’d be remiss if we didn’t invite like-minded advertisers who are looking to reach an expat audience to join us on our mission. Advertising in the magazine starts at less

than 100kc per day. So, welcome to our first issue. Our goal is to tell the stories of the people, places and events that make Prague such an amazing city to live, work and play. As we’ve developed the idea of this magazine over the past several months, the one thing we’ve decided is that we want you to be a part of it, our reader. Over the coming months as we speak to you with each issue, we hope to hear from you once in a while as well. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome – after all, this is the story of all of us. Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2019.

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Shakespeare Theatre Conference Sunday, January 6 Saturday January 12

Shakespeare performers from all over the world gather in Prague for a week of performances. Actores from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Prague Shakespeare Company and the Globe to Shakespeare VIPs including Patrick Doyle, Irina Brook and Tina Packer, and even the director of the Czech Republic’s National Theatre. Check out Broadway star Patrick Page’s performance of his new one man show, Evil Genius: How Shakespeare Invented the Villian. Various Venues

Skiing All Month Czechs love their outdoor activites and the winter is no different - you can find many ski resorts and cross country trails across the country. Špindlerův Mlýn in Krkonoše is one of the most visited Czech ski resorts while Lipno in Šumava is perfect for families with young kids. Other popular mountain destinations include Jizerské, Orlické and Krušné hory. Check out ActiveCzech.com for easily bookable trips!

Fast & Furious Saturday, January 5 2 PM & 7:30 PM

Fast and Furious takes the exhilarating action and excitement from the popular film series and brings it to life in this ground-breaking show. O2 Arena Českomoravská 17, Prague 9

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Bill Burr Saturday, January 12 | 8 PM American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, writer, musician, producer, celebrity podcaster and social critic. He is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in Breaking Bad, creating and starring in the animated sitcom F Is for Family and several stand-up specials. For tickets visit GoOut.net, 990 to 1990 CZK. Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, Prague 4

Royal Boudoir Saturdays | 9 PM Half lounge-style singing, half stand-up comedy and playful banter, this late night show is nostalgic for past eras of showmanship while still seeped in decadence and modern humor. Come for an entertaining show or just a cozy spot to hangout and drink some amazing cocktails in a historic theatre dating back to 1929. Royal Theatre Vinohradská 48, Prague 2

Walking With Dinosaurs January 18 - 20 The largest dinosaur show in the world, witness the evolution of dinosaurs with astonishing realism accomplished by stateof-the-art technology. From interactions between dinosaurs to how they protected their young, the show includes dinosaurs such as the T-Rex and Stegosaurus. Perfect for curious kids during these cold winter months! O2 Arena Českomoravská 17, Prague 9

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Glenn Miller Orchestra Saturday, January 12 | 5 PM & 8 PM One of the most popular big bands for concert and swing, dating all the way back to 1938. Glenn Miller was the bestselling recording artist from 1939 to 1943 for his work with the band. Members are excellent musicians and soloists who perform with humor and elegance, led by Wiley Saldenem. Municipal House Náměstí Republiky 6, Prague 1

Tom Odell Wednesday, January 23 | 8 PM English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who won the 2013 poll of critics at the BRIT Critics Choice Awards. Odell’s first Indie/Folk-pop album reached No 1. in the UK official chart. He is known for songs including “Another Love” and “Heal.” For tickets visit GoOut.net, 871 CZK. Forum Karlín Pernerova 53, Prague 8

The Stand-In Friday, January 18 | 7 PM This hilarious, intelligent and witty play tells the story of a small Czech theatre who last minute recruits a renowned Czech actor as “The Stand-In” for the premiere of their play. He is unable to remember his lines and chaos ensues. The original Czech play is regarded as a cultural classic. Jára Cimrman Theatre Štítného 5, Prague 3

Pietari Inkinen & Pastoral January 30 & 31 | 7:30 PM The Prague Symphony Orchestra performs featuring Finnish violinist and conductor Inkinen along with Albrecht Mayer, who became Principal Oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1992 and has remained so to this day. In the beautiful and historic Smetana Hall. Municipal House Náměstí Republiky 6, Prague 1 JANUARY 2019 | PRAGUE RESIDENT

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Catching up with the man behind Manifesto Market Martin Barry is a man on the move, literally. As the Founder and Chairman of reSITE, a nonprofit that fosters the exchange of ideas for more lovable and livable cities, Barry is no stranger to travel. Constantly criss-crossing the globe and flying to projects around the world, Barry has led multi-disciplinary teams on complex urban projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Closer to home, Barry is known as the mastermind behind Manifesto Market, a culture and gastro market designed from shipping containers in the center of Prague on a formerly abandoned site. We caught up with Barry at the Prague Airport with his wife and son on his way to NYC to spend some quality time with his family. [PR:] Your projects at your former firm W Architecture won many awards and you recently received the national community service award from the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Growing up, did you always want to become an architect? [MB:] I think that every kid wants to be an architect at some point. In 2nd grade I drew a picture of myself as a construction worker. My teacher said “maybe you want to be an architect instead?” I

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shrugged my shoulders and said “okay.” I never looked back. [PR:] Favorite past projects you’ve worked on? [MB:] Manifesto, which started as a relatively simple design and culture project with a real estate business model, but in the last 7 months as I’ve pursued a bigger vision for the project, I’ve also had to study and learn more about proptech and fintech and the gastro industry. reSITE is my nonprofit project and organization, it’s a constant learning process to identify hot topics and the most effective ways to impart real change to use design to improve the way we live. We organized over 160 culture events, mostly music, at Manifesto this year, all for free and paid for by my company. We want to expand that and develop the model more this year. [PR:] Your Fulbright Scholarship brought you to Prague, what about the city drew you in and inspired you to stay and found reSITE? [MB:] I’m most interested in solving challenges. Initially, I saw a huge opportunity to help solve issues associated with development of the city, to make Prague more sustainable and livable. Improve parks, and the riverfront. Prague is big enough to be an influential European city, but

small enough where you can get to know the right people fairly quickly. I love that. Inherently, the city also offers a pretty high quality of life, right? [PR:] Favorite spaces in Prague? [MB:] Franciscan Monastery Gardens in New Town. Or, Manifesto Market near Florenc. (Laughs) [PR:] How has Prague evolved since you’ve been here? What do you hope to see in the coming years? [MB:] We are now partially in the gastro concepts. I established Manifesto because I saw a need for higher quality and a more diverse food offer with good service. That said - since 2011 when I first came to Prague temporarily, the food scene was still really basic, with only Ambiente and Aromi Group setting new standards. That’s totally changed now, which made it the perfect time to open Manifesto. [PR:] In a previous interview you said you’d like to see more partnerships between the public and private sector as a way to improve public space in Prague – has this been realized at all? [MB:] Not really. I think the municipality and private sector have learned a lot from reSITE events, essays, advisory and our expert partners about this - but there’s a long way to go for both sides to be able to trust win-win partnerships. There is a lot of mistrust, and folks work too hard to identify problems. We will keep going to identify solutions. That said, at Manifesto we have succeeded to bring together many diametrically different types of partners and collaborators to make it possible.


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involved in different ways and on different levels in urban design. You can find them as an open resource on reSITE.org. Warning: it’s fascinating! You can spend quite some time watching them.

Manifesto Market captivated residents and visitors from the very start, even garnering attention from The New York Times.

[PR:] You’ve defended the future Zaha Hadid project and commented on how Czechs refuse anything new, especially in the historic centre – how do you propose architects and designers branch this gap of paying homage to the incredible history of the area while also taking the city forward into the modern future? [MB:] It’s such a critical but difficult balancing act. A city - by nature - is about moving forward and development. We must continue to build if we are to provide and improve the quality of life and affordability of the city. To build, is to advance. Developers and architects should ask themselves “have I listened to the concerns of my public? Is this of a quality and density of other buildings or cities I admire? Does this add any significant value to the city?” [PR:] What can we look forward to at next year’s reSITE conference on Urban Regeneration?

[PR:] What projects are you working on now, with reSITE, City Crew, or otherwise? [MB:] reSITE is working on new event formats with Meyer Sound that we aim to kick-off in San Francisco in the middle of 2019. The creative team is also working on new series for The Atlantic Citylab about cities of course that will kick-off in the US or Western Europe in late 2019. We have a surprise in store for Prague, because we decided to completely rethink our flagship conference here and transform it into a different event format. We will announce that soon. Manifesto is expanding abroad and in Prague. We are building a new digital loyalty and payment system, integrating a new point of sale system, app and website, and in pre-development for two new locations. So, I hope to transform the company from a food market to a global proptech player in 2019, working with interesting new investors to do it.

[MB:] We didn’t know what to expect. I knew we had a good idea and we’ve executed exactly what we promised. The public reaction has been overwhelming, honestly. We are so humbled and have a high bar to pass in the coming years!

[MB:] You’ll likely have to come to Lisbon for that as we are finalizing a license agreement with the City for our main event. However, we will announce a surprise new reSITE project early in 2019 here in Prague.

[PR:] In Fujimoto’s talk at reSITE he mentioned the “fundamental similarity between nature and the messy city” and that Tokyo and nature are structurally the same… What is the structure of Prague? How would you describe Prague’s mix of deeply historical and sleekly modern spaces?

[PR:] What is your overall philosophy, the core of what you hope to accomplish in all that you do?

[MB:] My answer will be insanely boring for your readers! But who wants to think in depth of how the cities are created, organized, planned and designed should check our library of talks including Fujimoto’s lecture. We have produced more than 150 videos with thought-leaders

[MB:] My mission is to solve challenges with design and high-quality experience. I collaborate to do that. I like working with people who understand the value of a win-win. I try to do it all by being a good person and asking myself, did I add any real value to the conversation or world this year? If I am not running businesses that help solve a quality of life or quality of a city problem, I am doing something wrong.

[PR:] How do you choose your projects, what inspires you to get involved or to encourage others to take part? [MB:] It’s a secret. :) [PR:] Manifesto was designed by students who won a competition - what do you look for in your architects and designers, anything specific? [MB:] Ability to be flexible while also having a strong value system. I want people around me who are smarter than I am, and who think quickly, react to changes, and aren’t afraid to fail. [PR:] Manifesto has been a massive success, were you expecting such an amazing reaction? How was the alternative Christmas Market?

Manifesto didn't hybernate for the winter, even featuring heated igloos which could be reserved by patrons.

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Humanizing History

Czech video game takes an educational approach to history It’s undeniable the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak army-in-exile soldiers was a pivotal moment of resistance to the Nazi regime. Heydrich, the Reich-Protector of the Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia territory (and who was aptly nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”), was the highest senior Nazi leader to be assassinated during WWII. The operation, codenamed “Anthropoid,” is still revered as the first successful demonstration to Nazis officials that they were not beyond the reach of allied forces and resistance groups. Attentat 1942, a new Czech video game, addresses this era in Czechoslovak history through a unique and virtually unheard of take on war-themed video games. “The civilian perspective is typically missing in warthemed games,” says Vít Šisler, the game’s lead designer and Associate Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University. “Attentat 1942 shows the profound impact the war and the totalitarian regime had on the lives and minds of ordinary people.” Using documented personal testimonies and research conducted by professional historians, the game “immerses players in living histories of personal tragedy and pain” while also sharing a message of “extraordinary hope and courage.” The content creators combined interactive comics, video-interviews featuring eight survivors, atmospheric mini-games and archival film footage from WWII to draw players in and depict the war “through the eyes of its surviving civilians.” Attentat begins with the discovery that your grandfather was arrested by the Gestapo after Heydrich was assassinated. You then follow the plot to discover what role he had in the attack, why you were kept in the dark and if it was all worth it. Although the plot may be fictional, the historical story surrounding the game is entirely accurate so those playing learn about the reallife events of Operation Anthropoid. One way you navigate the game is through conversations with eyewitnesses. You click on what to say and a real life, cinematically filmed person responds. The characters look directly into the camera, right into your eyes, making it feel as though you’re not watching a character in a game but instead actually talking with them. You even witness characters going about their day, answering the door, tidying up the kitchen and sipping tea, as if you were right there in the house with them. While the interviews are filmed in the style of a documentary, the flashbacks appear in comic bookesque drawings of grey, brown and black colors. The lack of color adds to the seriousness of the mini-challenges, which include burning damaging belongings or hiding a gun before the Gestapo burst in and catch you. The events of the flashbacks involve the singlemost devastating assassination of a Nazi official and its extreme repercussions, ordered by Hitler himself. During Nazi rule, Heydrich served as the General of Police, chief of the Gestapo and founder of the Security Service, which neutralized any Nazi threat. He was the main architect of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” and described by Hitler as “the man with the iron heart.”

It was under his authority that the Czech concentration camp Theresienstadt was established and the Holocaust was carried out. The British Special Operations Executive and Edvard Beneš’s Czech government-in-exile organized Operation Anthropoid, training Czech resistance members to carry out the assassination. The agents parachuted into Prague and rolled a hand grenade under Heydrich’s vehicle – eight days later he died from his wounds. Although the agents were able to hide in the crypt of the St. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral for over a week, they eventually died in a massive shootout with the SS. You can now find a memorial for the fallen agents in the church’s basemen crypt. The game’s introductory video montage includes images from this time and even footage of Heydrich himself. It addresses how the SS falsely linked the nearby villages of Lidice and Ležáky to the Czechoslovak soldiers who carried out the assassination, burning the villages to the ground. About 340 of Lidice’s 500 residents were murdered; all men over the age of 15 were executed and the women and children were sent to concentration camps where many of them died in gas chambers. The game also includes clickable sidebars that share the facts of the specific events and cultural entities your character talks about with interviewees. For instance, you learn about places like the Theresienstadt concentration camp or how print media dwindled down from 2,000 different publications to only 238 by the end of the war. Through these depictions and explanations, Attentat “offers a stark reminder of the dangers of fascism and political radicalism,” says Shawn Clybor, the game’s translator and content localization specialist. It attempts to gracefully but poignantly navigate the impact the war had on every civilian, whether they were involved in the resistance or not. Attentat 1942 is actually a significantly enhanced remake of the game Československo 38–89: Atentát (Assassination), which was made for high school students and won the “Best Debut” category of the Czech Game of

the Year Awards in 2015. While Československo was only released in Czech, Attentat can be played with English, German and Russian subtitles – an extraordinary feat considering the linguistic intricacies involved in keeping the facts historically accurate. “The Czech version of the game is heavily contextual so in many instances the translators had to rewrite the text in order for it to make sense to a non-Czech audience,” says Šisler. “All these changes have been consulted with us and our historians in order to avoid schematizations.” Attentat was developed by Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences. Šisler led a team of more than twenty-five designers, programmers, historians, animators and others to create the game that has gone on to win multiple awards, including Best Czech Game of the Year, 2nd place in the Game Development World Championship, Best Learning Game in Games for Change, Most Amazing Game with A MAZE and Finalist in the international Independent Games Festival. Šisler’s own research focuses on the “intersection of culture and digital media.” He has been a Research Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at top universities and is also the managing editor of CyberOrient, “a peerreviewed journal of the virtual Middle East.” Šisler and his team created Attentat out of the desire to “make a serious game about the contemporary history of Czechoslovakia.” “The events of the second half of the 20th century have fundamentally shaped our contemporary society, yet are not really critically reflected in video games,” says Šisler. “We wanted to show recent history from personal, intimate, and diverse perspectives.” Although this is the main goal of the game, the key message to Šisler is a bit more complex. “When we think about history, we often perceive it as something distant and definite. Nevertheless… it is our daily decisions and actions that create history,” says Šisler. “Democracy can’t be taken for granted and the time might come when we have to fight for it.” JANUARY 2019 | PRAGUE RESIDENT

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DINING GUIDE Here's a few of our favorite places to dine, grab a beer or grab a coffee. No one paid to be on this list. Are there places we missed? We'd love to hear about it! Email us at editor@pragueresident.com Vinohrady, Vršovice & Žižkov Brixton Balls

Meatballs, Streetfood

Korunní 23, Prague 2

brixtonballs.cz Handmade meatballs served as subs, on pizzas, or with homemade sauces. T: Šumavská

Sweet & Pepper Days Bistro

Anglická 19, Prague 2

sweetandpepperdays.cz Cozy vintage bistro with delicious daily specials ranging from Middle Eastern and Mexican to American diner. T: Náměstí Míru

Café Pavlač Czech

V. Nejedlého 23, Prague 3

cafepavlac.cz Family café that’s connected to the gallery next door. Nice daily lunch menus, plus burgers and a range of breakfast options, including waffles. Drinks and hearty dinners in the evening. T: Husinecká

WingHaus Wings

Vinohradská 32, Prague 2

winghaus.cz From sweet to spicy and flavors like Lemon Pepper, Mango Habanero and Sriracha BBQ, this place hits the spot every time. T: Náměstí Míru M: Náměstí Míru

The Craft

Burgers, American

Náměstí Míru 4, Prague 2

thecraft.cz Burgers, wings and six beers on tap in a cool space. T: Náměstí Míru

The Tavern

Burgers, American

Chopinova 26, Prague 2

thetavern.cz Amazing burgers with a broader menu of American classics and an extensive cocktail selection, plus brunch on the weekends. T: Husinecká

Dish Fine Burgers Burgers

Římská 29, Prague 2

dish.cz Comfort food and delicious burgers. Be sure to make a reservation! T: Náměstí Míru

Las Adelitas Mexican

Americká 8, Prague 2 Lucemburská 6, Prague 3

lasadelitas.cz Authentic Mexican food, Las Adelitas is owned by four Mexican friends who brought a menu of family recipes to the Czech Republic. Oh, and the drinks? Margarita heaven. Multiple locations. T: Jana Masaryka

Vinohradský Pivovar Brewery, Czech

Korunní 106, Prague 10

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Bad Jeff’s

American BBQ

Americká 32, Prague 2

badjeffs.cz Classic American barbecue, mac and cheese, burgers and fries. T: Náměstí Míru

Avenue

European Fusion

Vinohradská 83, Prague 2

avenuerestaurant.cz Restaurant, lounge, and cocktail bar serving upscale seafood, pasta, and other European-inspired dishes for reasonable prices. Plus, they have a cocktail selection that’s to die for. T: Jiřího z Poděbrad M: (A) Jiřího z Poděbrad

Sova

Affordable upscale

Balbínova 4, Prague 2

rest-sova.cz Their award winning chef creates affordable dishes with a mission to bring Michelin quality food to everyone. These beautiful dishes are generous in size while still kind on the wallet. T: I.P. Pavlova M: (A) Náměstí Míru

La Bohème Café Café

Sázavská 32, Prague 2

labohemecafe.eu Coffee roastery and tea shop serving up unusual drinks like espresso with bitter lemon tonic or cherry juice and rosemary, plus cakes and sandwiches. T: Náměstí Míru

Coffee Room Café

Korunní 74, Prague 10

coffeeroom.cz Tiny neighborhood spot with gourmet coffee, home-made pastries and amazing, fresh breakfasts served until noon. T: Vinohradská vodárna

Spižírna 1902 Café & Bistro

Korunní 86, Prague 10 spizirna1902.cz Gorgeous café with weekly menus and amazing coffee. T: Perunova

Wonderlust

Café, Vietnamese Fusion

Legerova 60, Prague 2

wonderlustcoffee.cz Brand new coffee shop with beautiful breakfasts and vietnamese-inspired dishes. T: I.P. Pavlova

Mezi Srnky Café

Sávavská 19, Prague 2

mezisrnky.cz Small café with all-day brunch and gorgeous dishes made from only fresh

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ingredients. Meaning “Among the Deer,” the entirely open concept makes you feel as though you’re at a friend’s. T: Šumavská, Náměstí Míru

Momoichi

Japanese Bistro

Římská 35, Prague 2 momoichi.cz Beautiful Japanese dishes paired with specialty coffee, teas, wine and cocktails. T: Náměstí Míru

Peter’s Apartment Café, Cocktails

Slavíkova 24, Prague 3 petersapartment.cz The perfect stop for a light bite after a walk through Riegrovy Sady. Features breakfast until 2 PM and coffee from local roasters, plus wine and classic cocktails in the evenings. T: Husinecká

Prádelna Café Café, Bar

Slavíkova 21, Prague 2 pradelna-cafe.cz Casual, friendly café serving healthy breakfasts, lunch pates and panini. The café boasts a unique selection of hot and cold cocktails, plus homemade ice cream and cakes. T: Husinecká

Monolok cafe Café, Bar

Moravská 18, Prague 2 monolok.cz Bright, minimalistic interior that complements the all-day breakfast and coffee from local roastery, Coffee Source. Don’t miss the crunchy waffles and fresh sandwiches. T: Šumavská, Jana Masaryka

Kavárna Pražírna

Jam and Co.

Lublaňská 50, Prague 2

Krymská 1, Prague 10

Café, Bar

kavarnaprazirna.cz Pražírna roasts their beans right in the café – no thrills, no fuss, just good specialty coffee. Breakfast in the mornings, soups and sandwiches throughout the day, plus draft beers and wine. T: I.P. Pavlova M: (B) I.P. Pavlova

Kavárna Zanzibar Café, Bar

Americká 15, Prague 2 kavarnazanzibar.cz Quality coffee and wines paired with international and Czech cuisines, all from fresh-ingredients. T: Náměstí Míru, Zvonařka, Jana Masaryka M: (A) Náměstí Míru

Café a knihkupectví Fra Literary Café & Bar

Šafaříkova 15, Prague 2 fra.cz Cozy café, bookshop and bar with good coffee, pastries, beer and wine. Try their special raspberry beer and listen to a poetry reading. T: I.P. Pavlova M: (B) I.P. Pavlova

Pivo a párek Bar

Bořivojova 58, Prague 3 Korunní 105, Prague 3 pivoaparek.cz Pivo a párek takes the perks of Czech beer culture into the modern day with a rotating selection of local craft brews. Pair your pint with a quality párek (Czech hotdog). T: Lipanská, Perunova M: (A) Jiřího z Poděbrad

Asian Fusion

jamandco.cz We we say fusion, we mean fusion - like sweet potato fries and pork buns. T: Krymská

Plevel

Vegetarian

Krymská 2, Prague 10

restauraceplevel.cz Raw vegan restaurant with favorite local microbrewery Polička on tap. Literally meaning “Weeds,” this was one of Prague’s first vegetarian restaurants. T: Krymská

Restaurace Satsang Vegetarian

Krymská 24, Prague 10

Cozy brick walls line this stylish vegetarian restaurant with offerings ranging from American-style pancakes to delicious quinoa salads, plus an extensive selection of natural wines and craft brews. T: Ruská

Café Sladkovský International, Bar

Sevastopolská 17, Prague 10

cafesladkovsky.cz Known colloquially as Sladkáč. Bohemian vibe with good local beers, wine and an international menu featuring beloved cheeseburgers. T: Krymská

Café Jen Café

Kodaňská 37, Prague 10 cafejen.cz Amazing coffee, big breakfasts and homemade cakes all in a welcoming, familial atmosphere. T: Ruská, Perunova


Café V lese Café & Bar

Krymská 12, Prague 10 cafevlese.cz Meaning “Café in the Woods,” this eclectic venue decorated to literally look like a forest is a coffee shop by day and a bar by night, with events in the basement ranging from concerts and plays to talks and improv. Created by Ondřej Kobza, the man behind the public pianos and other revitalized spaces. T: Krymská

Patra Bar

Krymská 17, Prague 10 patrakrymska.cz Rotating craft beer on tap paired with light, healthy plates. The bar is owned by the founders of the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and also hosts an art gallery upstairs and various cultural events. T: Krymská

Zlý časy

from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Craft beer and a large selection of wine, plus special Gin & Tonics. T: Karlínské náměstí M: (B, C) Florenc

Eska

Bakery, Czech

Pernerova 49, Prague 8

eska.ambi.cz Bib-winning bakery and restaurant, Eska’s contemporary atmosphere is a destination in itself. Specialty coffee paired with freshly baked breads, homemade soups and seasonal dishes. Luxurious dinners in the evening. M: (B) Křižíkova

Peter’s Burger Pub Burgers, American

Pernerova 32, Prague 8 burgerpub.cz

Burgers, wings, salads and of course amazing Czech beer. M: (B) Křižíkova

Garage Canadian

Křižíkova 58, Prague 8

Brewpub

Čestmírova 5, Prague 4 zlycasy.eu Mother of all craft beer bars. Three floors, plus pub food. T: Náměstí Bratří Synků, Otakarova

poutine.cz Canadian deli serving Poutine – a hearty meal of meat, cheese curds, gravy and fries. The best guilty pleasure for lunch or a dinner on the go. M: (B) Křižíkova

Můj šálek kávy

Bad Flash

Café

Krymská 2, Prague 10

mujsalekkavy.cz Locally renowned roastery DoubleShot’s first café lives up to the hype – friendly service, solid breakfast and one of the best cups of coffee in the city, worth traveling out of the way for. T: Urxova M: (B) Křižíkova

Křižíkova 105, Prague 8

Brewpub

badflash.cz Rotating 12 beers on tap plus hundreds in bottles. T: Krymská

Na břehu Rhôny Wine Bar

Francouzská 84, Prague 10 nabrehurhony.cz Na břehu Rhôny is one of our favorite wine destinations. Pour your own French wines plus delicious food platters and sandwiches. Locations in Karlín, Dejvice and New Town as well. T: Krymská

Karlín

mamacoffee

Březinova 22, Prague 8

bistroprotiproudu.cz Inspired by inventor František Křižík, the bistro’s unique electric cable-decorated interior adds to the amazing all-day breakfast, sandwiches and other small dishes. The name of the café literally means “Against the Current,” embodied by the enthusiastic husband and wife team. T: Urxova M: (B) Křižíkova

Grils Bistro

U Nádražní lávky 2, Prague 8

grilskarlin.cz The place to go for delicious rotisserie chicken. T: Karlínské náměstí M: (B) Křižíkova

Nejen Bistro Bistro

Křižíkova 24, Prague 8

nejenbistro.cz Refreshing industrial-style bistro with a Josper grill as the centerpiece of the open-plan kitchen. Homemade dishes

Letohradská 44, Prague 7

Zborovská 68, Prague 5

deli-shop.cz Wine, high quality meats and cheeses and sandwiches. T: Urxova M: (B) Křižíkova

cafeletka.cz Right next to the technical museum, a beautifully rustic antique café with late hours for that late-night caffeine fix. Breakfast, sandwiches and local microbrew Matuška on tap. T: Letenské nám., Strossmayerovo nám.

Cozy and eclectic, perfect for a drink with friends or a late-night study session. Excellent local craft beer on tap – enjoy it next to the hanging mannequin dressed like an angel. T: Újezd

Kavárna Pod Lipami

Café & Bar

Letná & Holešovice Mr. HotDog

Hot Dogs, Burgers

Kamenická 24, Prague 7

mrhotdog.cz Loaded hot dogs, sliders and fries, all amazing. T: Kamenická

The Farm Bistro

Korunovační 17, Prague 7

Rustic cozy bistro with all-day brunch featuring eggs benedict and mimosas, plus seasonal lunch dishes and desserts made with produce from farmers’ markets. T: Sparta, Korunovaćní

Bistro 8 Bistro

Veverkova 8, Prague 7

bistro8.cz Friendly and open neighborhood bistro with daily seasonal menus. They produce their food in-house or buy quality ingredients from local growers. T: Kamenická, Strossmayerovo náměstí

Bistro Milada Czech Bistro

Šmeralova 22, Prague 7

bistro-milada.business.site Funky and fun interior, Czech-inspired seasonal menus that change daily, plus a rotating wine selection. T: Letenské náměstí

Šmeralova 1, Prague 7

mamacoffee.cz One of the first specialty coffee shops in Prague, mamacoffee now has four locations in Prague. On top of fair trade roasted coffee, their bakery supplies the cafés with all fresh, naturally produced bread, pastries and meals. T: Křižíkova M: (B) Křižíkova

Prvního pluku 2, Prague 8

Bistro

Křižíkova 66, Prague 8

Sokolovksá 85, Prague 8

Vítkova 11, Prague 8

Proti Proudu

Kavárna v Sedmém Nebi

Fraktal

Kasárna Karlín

meat-market.cz Modern-day butcher shop where you can not only buy premium meats to take home but also eat right there for a tasty lunch. T: Karlínské náměstí M: (B, C) Florenc

Café Letka

Wine Bar

Café

Presto Meat Market Bistro

Deli Shop

Café & Bar

kasarnakarlin.cz Cultural space that ranges from an art gallery and cinema to a volleyball court. Grab a beer from a drink stand carved out of a tree and hang out with friends in the repurposed courtyard of the old army barracks. M: (B, C) Florenc

Pivovarský klub Brewpub, Czech

Křižíkova 17, Prague 8 pivovarskyklub.com Rotating selection of beer from local microbreweries, plus a massive bottle selection all paired with hearty Czech dishes. M: (B, C) Florenc

Veltlin

Wine Bar

Křižíkova 115, Prague 8 veltlin.cz Our go-to when in the Karlín area, Veltlin offers a variety of local wines. The staff are great and the owner, Bogdan, is an award-winning Wine Guru (who is down to earth and friendly even with non-guru wine fans). T: Urxova M: (B) Křižíkova

Mexican, American

fraktalbar.cz Fresh Mexican and American-inspired dishes, plus endless drinking options and brunch on the weekends. T: Letenské náměstí

Vegtral

Vegetarian, International

Čechova 12, Prague 7

Café & Bar

Café & Bar

Cobra

Café Club Míšeňská

Milady Horákové 8, Prague 7

Míšeňská 3, Prague 1

Café & Bar

Café & Bar

barcobra.cz Neighborhood favorite with giant open windows, great cocktails and a trendy but down-to-earth, relaxed vibe. Hearty breakfasts, daily lunch and dinner menus and good coffee. Open late with nightly DJs. T: Strossmayerovo náměstí

Café tucked away from the tourists of Malá Strana with an extensive drink list, delicious cakes and lovely courtyard seating. Catch performances and open mic nights inside. T: Malostranské náměstí

Ouky Douky

Café & Bar

Literary Café & Bar

Janovského 14, Prague 7 oukydouky.cz

Cozy café and bookstore that looks like your grandfather’s library. T: Kamenická, Veletržní palác, Strossmayerovo náměstí

Smíchov & Malá Strana Čistý stůl Bistro

Vítězná 15, Prague 5

cisty-stul.cz Modern and cozy with specialties ranging from traditional Czech to Italian and breakfast crêpes. T: Újezd

Wine Food Market Italian

Strakonická 1, Prague 5

Tusarova 39, Prague 7

Modrý zub

labottega.cz Authentic Italian on an ever-changing menu with fresh pasta made in-house and a wide selection of cheeses. Also in Žižkov. T: Dělnická

Yes Kafe / Studio

Thai

Stroupežnického 14, Prague 5

modryzub.com This Thai noodle bar has a variety of meats, vegetables, sauces, and of course—noodles. T: Anděl M: Anděl

Café

Taro

One of the area’s first specialty coffee shops, now serving vegan dishes and hosting occasional cultural events. T: Letenské náměstí

Nádražní 100, Prague 5

Letenské náměstí 5, Prague 7

Vnitroblock Café & Bar

Tusarova 31, Prague 7 vnitroblock.cz Multi-functional cultural space with galleries, pop-up stores and shows and a café with some amazing coffee and classic Czech chlebíčky, open-faced sandwiches. T: Dělnická

Všehrdova 14, Prague 1

Wonderfully located café and pub right off Kampa Island. Cross the footbridge next to a mill to hang out inside with an artsy crowd or grab a beer to go and enjoy it on the island. T: Újezd

La Bottega Italian

Mlýnská kavárna

Part of mamacoffee’s café empire, with their usual amazing coffee, local craft brews and daily breakfast and lunch menus. T: Letenské náměstí, Korunovační

Čechova 1, Prague 7

winemarket.cz Authentic Italian cuisine in a laid-back, market setting with seasonal breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Buy some meat, fish or freshly baked bread to take home. T: Plzeňka M: (B) Smíchovské nádraží

vegtral.cz Cozy vegan restaurant with delicious burgers and wraps, plus an extensive drink selection. T: Letenské náměstí, Korunovační

Café & Bar

Asian Fusion

taro.cz Our favorite upscale dining open-kitchen concept. T: Anděl M: Anděl

Kavárna co hleda jmeno Café

Stroupežnického 10, Prague 5 kavarnacohledajmeno.cz Revitalized brick ruins made cozy, plus a relaxing courtyard. The café doubles as a gallery and hosts cultural events. Breakfast and weekend brunch, plus local microbrew Matuška on tap. T: Anděl

Roesel Beer & Cake Mostecká 20, Prague 1

Charming little café hidden away from the chaos of Charles Bridge. Perfect for brunch, light lunches and a craft brew. T: Malostranské náměstí

Strahov Brewery Czech

Strahovské nádvoří 301, Prague 1 klasterni-pivovar.cz This historical brewery is located in the Strahov Monastery which dates all the way back to the 12th century. Serving traditional Czech dishes and amazing beer of course. T: Pohořelec

Jo’s Bar & Restaurant Burgers & Cocktails

Malostranské náměstí 21, Prague 1 josbar.cz Our favorite burger place near the castle. With a selection of gourmet burgers, plus a build your own burger menu and bespoke cocktail menu. Affordable as well. T: Malostranské náměstí

Kuchyň Czech

Hradčanské náměstí 1, Prague 1

kuchyn.ambi.cz Enjoy Czech food inspired by aristocratic cookbooks on a terrace with a gorgeous view of Prague. This new restaurant is located right at Prague Castle. T: Malostranské náměstí

Blue Light Bar

Josefská 1, Prague 1 bluelightbar.cz Local dive bar known for its famous and elite patrons, including actors, directors, and politicians from the nearby government buildings. Extensive cocktail and wine selection. T: Malostranské náměstí

U Staré studny Wine Bar

Tržiště 3, Prague 1 ustarestudny.cz Step into the luxurious wine bar and find every kind of unique wine, cognac, or champagne to sample with a tasting flight. They offer daily wine tastings, with at least six premium Czech wines to sample by the glass each day. T: Malostranské náměstí

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Mezičasy

Domyno Burger Bar

Café

Betlémská 5, Prague 1 mezicasy.cz Café roasting their own specialty coffee, plus homemade cakes and sandwiches. T: Národní divadlo, Karlovy lázně

Vinograf Wine Bar

Senovážné náměstí 23, Prague 1 vinograf.cz Ever-changing wine selection, knowledgeable staff. Enjoy your wine with a delicious lunch or dinner. T: Jindřišská, Masarykovo nádraží

Dejvice Area Kavárna Místo Café

Bubenečská 12, Prague 6 mistoprovas.cz DoubleShot roastery’s Dejvice location is bright and open with delicious meals all day, plus their signature coffee. T: Hradčanská

Kavárna Potrvá Café & Bar

Srbská 2, Prague 6

Napa

The Dutch Pub

Marina

Odborů 2, Prague 2

Vladislavova 17, Prague 1

Alšovo nábřeží, Prague 1

Hawaiian Poke

Bar

Prokopská 8, Prague 1 napabar.cz Cozy neighborhood drinking spot, perfect for a low-key drink with friends. Open mic every Tuesday. T: Malostranské náměstí

Staré & Nové Město Naše maso Bistro

Dlouhá 39, Prague 1

nasemaso.ambi.cz Fresh meats, including dry aged beef and pork sausages. T: Dlouhá třída

The Real Meat Society Bistro

Náplavní 5, Prague 2

trms.cz From the chef and owner of revered Asian restaurant Sansho. Quality premium meats you can eat there or take home for later. T: Jiráskovo náměstí, Karlovo náměstí

Sisters Bistro Sandwich Bistro

Dlouhá 39, Prague 1

Beautiful bistro making modern Czech chlebíčky sandwiches. They also serve soups, tea and coffee, and amazing breakfast sandwiches, all with homemade bread. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

Styl&Interier Bistro

Vodičkova 35, Prague 1

stylainterier.cz Beautifully whimsical bistro located in a gorgeous courtyard that’s heated throughout the winter. Homemade daily lunches, weekend brunches and an extensive drink selection, plus a vintage showroom inside. T: Václavské náměstí M: (A) Můstek

Špejle Bistro

Jindřišská 16, Prague 1

spejle.eu Diners select beautifully prepared items À la carte, choosing different skewers of various genres of food. T: Václavské náměstí M: (A) Můstek

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PokeHaus

poke.haus Endless bowl and salad options filled with quality salmon, shrimp, octopus and sweet or spicy sauces. T: Jiráskovo náměstí, Karlovo náměstí

Kantýna

Steak & Burgers

dutchpub.cz Typical sports bar also serving vegetarian options. With their two projection screens, they’re also our pick for watching sports. T: Národní třída M: (B) Národní třída

Italian

marinaristorante.cz Italian cuisine with one of the best views in Prague - an elegant floating restaurant. T: Staroměstská M: (A) Staroměstská

Czech

Lemon Leaf

Grand Cru

kantyna.ambi.cz Come here for meat fresh off the grill and cooked to perfection, plus enjoy the beautiful interiors of the former bank. The restaurant’s butcher is just next door, supplying a constantly changing menu of Czech delicacies. T: Václavské náměstí M: (A) Můstek, (C) Muzeum

Myslíkova 14, Prague 2

Lodecká 4, Prague 1

Politických vězňů 5, Prague 1

Domyno Burger Bar č. 2 Burgers

Vodičkova 8, Prague 1

domynoburger.cz Casual burger joint with amazing fries and beer from Matuška, one of Prague’s best micro-breweries. T: Karlovo náměstí, Lazarská

Café Palanda Burgers

Zlatnická 11, Prague 1

cafepalanda.cz Consistently ranked as one of the best burger joints in Prague with beef from local farms and handmade brioche buns. T: Náměstí Republiky M: (B) Náměstí Republiky

Sad Man’s Tongue Burgers

Konviktská 7, Prague 1

sadmanstongue.net This rockabilly bar and bistro has amazing burgers for equally amazing prices and onion rings that are to die for. Open all night until 6am, this is the perfect place for a late night hangout. Come earlier for live music during the week. T: Národní divadlo M: (B) Národní třída

Sansho

Asian Fusion

Petrská 25, Prague 1

sansho.cz Asian fusion restaurant offering a six course menu of seasonal dishes. T: Bílá labuť M: (B) Florenc

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lemon.cz Upscale Thai restaurant with innovative recipes, traditional favorites and a great wine list. Our go-to for Thai Cuisine. T: Jiráskovo náměstí, Karlovo náměstí

Yori

Vietnamese

Masarykovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1

yorirestaurant.cz Authentic Vietnamese in a casual atmosphere with moderate prices and a friendly staff. T: Jiráskovo náměstí

International

grand-cru.cz Great Mediterranean and international dishes in a beautiful baroque house. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

La Degustation International

Haštalská 18, Prague 1

ladegustation.cz Wine pairings and a choice of 6 or 11 Michelin Star courses. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

Café Neustadt

potrva.cz Basement bar with light meals, locallyroasted coffee, homemade lemonades and an assortment of drinks. Hang out inside with live music or relax in the beer garden. T: Hradčanská

Bistro Váleček Dumpling Bistro

Jaselská 20, Prague 6

bistrovalecek.cz Small family bistro with amazing homemade stuffed dumplings. T: Hradčanská M: Hradčanská

Bistro à Table

French, Czech Bistro

Mařákova 10, Prague 6

The owner and chef brought France with him to Prague, from snails and oysters to classic Czech dishes with a French twist. T: Hradčanská M: Hradčanská

Nahoře a Dole

Café & Bar, International

Na Hutích 9, Prague 6

Buddha Bar

Café

Jakubská 8, Prague 1

www.cafeneustadt.cz Beautiful courtyard, classy coffee bar and daily menus. T: Karlovo náměstí

nahoreadole.cz International menu ranging from Vegan to Mexican and American, plus an extensive drink selection including local craft brews. Meaning “Up and Down,” you can sit upstairs for a cozy café or downstairs for a more relaxed bar setting. T: Vítězné náměstí

Take the Cake

Klubovna

Asian Fusion

buddha-bar.cz Asian and Pacific-Rim fusion cuisine, inspired by the now legendary BuddhaBar Paris signature dishes. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

K The Two Brothers Indian

Petrská 12, Prague 1

indian-restaurant-prague.com Famous not just for the food but also the atmosphere, K The Two Brothers is a favorite for everyone. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

Karlovo náměstí 1, Prague 2

Café

Štěpánská 63, Prague 1

Brand new café right by Wenceslas Square, offering gorgeous crêpes, salads and a large selection of wine. Cozy and modern. T: Václavské náměstí

Lehká Hlava

Bokovka

Boršov 2, Prague 1

Dlouhá 37, Prague 1

Vegetarian

lehkahlava.cz Healthy but delicious meals from natural, sustainable ingredients. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free friendly. T: Národní divadlo

Field Restaurant

International Fine Dining

U Milosrdných 12, Prague 1

fieldrestaurant.cz Sophisticated Czech cuisine and wine. T: Dlouhá třída M: (B) Nám. Republiky

Wine Bar

bokovka.com Wine bar and cultural space hidden away in a charming residential courtyard off the busiest street in Prague. Enjoy your glass of wine with fresh cheeses and small meat plates from local butcher Amaso. T: Dlouhá třída

Bar

Generála Píky, Prague 6 klubovna.povalec.cz Cultural center that began as a space for students of the nearby campus. “The Clubhouse” has evolved into a pub, beer garden and event space for concerts, film and lectures. T: Hradčanská

Nebu

Pan Asian

Náměstí padlých 95, Prague 6

neburestaurant.com Nebu may be a bit out of the center, but it’s worth the beautiful trip. With an outdoor grill, tandoor oven and accomplished international chefs, you’re guaranteed amazing dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Bus: K Noskovně


OUR FAVORITE

Cocktail Bars

It's a difficult job, but someone has to do it. Each month, we're searching out the ultimate cocktail bars in Prague and giving you the rundown of the best places to lift your spirits. Have a tip on where we should go next? Email us at editor@pragueresident.com

Bukowski’s Bar

BER.LIN Bar

Named after poet and professional drunk Charles Bukowski, the philosophy of the bar would make him proud with a down-to-earth atmosphere, eclectic decorations and solid drinks. You can find some of the strongest premium cocktails in town here – don’t be surprised if you end up staying until the early morning hours. +420 774 530 680 for Reservations.

berlinbar.cz Located by the chaos of I.P. Pavlova, this new-comer is a hidden oasis serving signature and classic cocktails along with amazing brunch dishes. Enjoy the spacious courtyard terrace throughout the summer months and the lively interior in the winter. +420 775 421 124 for Reservations.

Malkovich

Mánesova 64, Prague 2 and Týnská 19, Prague 1

Bořivojova 86, Prague 3

Bořivojova 100, Prague 3

With wallpaper that looks like your grandmother’s sofa, Malkovich is a comfy Bohemian paradise and beloved by locals. Just a few doors down from Bukowski’s, come for good music, signature cocktails and arguably the best Long Island you’ll ever taste. +420 721 311 021 for Reservations.

Martin’s Bistro

Velehradská 4, Prague 3

The product of a husband and wife team, Martin’s is friendly, low-key and has an excellent weekly food menu on top of its classic cocktail selection. +420 774 100 378 for Reservations.

Bullerbyn

Chodská 17, Prague 2

bullerbyn.cz Inspired by Astrid Lundgren’s Bullerbyn stories, this unique bar takes you on a trip down memory lane. The signature cocktail selection is accompanied by whimsical sketches that remind you of your childhood fairytales. On top of cocktails they serve amazing lunch and dinner dishes, and brunch on the weekends. +420 723 970 761 for Reservations.

Dandy

Anny Letenské 18, Prague 2

dandyprague.com With retro armchairs and sofas that look straight out of the 60s(?), this cozy gay bar has an extensive drink selection, plus amazing coffee and food plates. Hang out with the friendly bartenders while sipping on one of their creative signature cocktails, like the Dirty Daddy or Vegan Grindr. +420 605 827 981 or +420 725 565 401 for Reservations.

Lublaňská 59, Prague 2

Bar and Books

barandbooks.cz Bar & Books is the first overseas extension of the famous New York family of bars, with two locations in Prague (the casual hangout in Mánesova and slightly more formal experience in Týnská). Like its New York counterpart, the bar evokes the feeling of a gentleman’s library. Dim lighting, heavy woods, ornately framed paintings, and of course books (mostly for visual aesthetics). Reservations online.

Café Bar Pilotů

Donská 19, Prague 10

The spacious Café Pilot feels like your grandad’s study with leather upholstery, tables modeled after billiards and floor to ceiling bookshelves. Relax with the sounds of blues and jazz and enjoy heavenly cocktails from the bar’s mixologist – the best Vršovice has to offer. +420 739 765 694 for Reservations.

Elbow Room

Veletržní 40, Prague 7

This unmarked bar is a hidden favorite for a relaxing evening in Letná. With an extensive list of signature cocktails, the subtle Latino music adds to the intimate vibe. From the same owner as the legendary Bukowski’s.

Edison Letná

Šmeralova 5, Prague 7

edisonletna.cz Newcomer to the scene, Edison’s serving up custom cocktails with a full menu of delicious international dishes. +420 223 002 503 for Reservations.

AnonymouS Shrink’s Office Jungmannova 11, Prague 1

shrinksoffice.cz AnonymouS’s smaller, more intimate

sister. This cocktail therapy bar comes in the form of a hidden, calming cellar in-between the bustling Wenceslas Square and Národní třída areas. After ringing a bell to get in, you will be given a Rorschach test which the mixologists will use to prepare your drink. +420 608 911 884 for Reservations.

AnonymouS

Michalská 12, Prague 1

anonymousbar.cz It’s nearly impossible to go into the AnonymouS Bar and not smile, the bar is clever at every turn. You can tell the bartender your likes and they’ll make suggestions, or choose from the secret drink menu printed in UV ink and read with a small blacklight. Reservations are taken only until 9pm. +420 608 280 069 for Reservations.

Parlour

Krakovská 15, Prague 1

parlour.cz Maybe Parlour doesn’t want to be found – and that’s fine with us. The tiny little bar at the top of Wenceslas Square near the National Museum has a delightful speakeasy vibe to it, though it’s quickly becoming a popular secret. If you should luck out and discover the nearly unmarked entry, inside you’ll find an intimate, dimly lit bar with old jazz and R&B records playing and amazing craft cocktails served in antique glassware. +420 777 200 015 for Reservations.

Crazy Daisy

Václavské náměstí 4, Prague 1

crazydaisy.cz Somewhat hidden at the bottom of Wenceslas Square, this one of our favourite almost a club, not quite a club hotspots. First Republic style interior, bar staff dressed the part and videomapping on the walls that pushes reality - it feels like you're in The Great Gatsby. +420 273 130 486 for Reservations.

Bugsy’s

Pařížská 10, Prague 1

bugsysbar.cz Bugsy’s is another bar with a great history, popping up just after the Velvet Revolution. Their one constant has been attention to detail and passion for good cocktails. Bugsy’s also loves their bubbly, and boasts over 130 brands of champagne and prosecco, as well as

over 90 single malt whiskeys and 100 types of rum. +420 224 810 287 for Reservations.

Tretter’s

V kolkovně 3, Prague 1

tretters.cz The Tretter family has been in the bar business for more than 90 years, so it’s no wonder this place feels like walking into a 1930’s Paris or New York cocktail bar. With soft lighting, classic decor and bartenders dressed the part in vintage cocktail jackets, the bar has become an institution. +420 224 811 165 for Reservations.

L’Fleur

V kolkovně 5, Prague 1

lfleur.cz L’Fleur is just a few doors down from Tretter’s. Even before our first drink, we fell in love with the 1920’s feel of the interior, complete with a Muchainspired stained glass window towards the back of the bar. The signature drinks all come with their own history, which the bartender is always happy to explain. If you’re feeling a bit more bubbly, try a selection from L’Fleur’s expansive champagne list. +420 734 255 665 for Reservations

Hemingway Bar

Karolíny Světlé 26, Prague 1

hemingwaybar.cz Chances are, if you’ve asked around, Hemingway's Bar has already been recommended. The Old Town hotspot just made the “World’s Top 50 Bars” for the third time, and with good reason. The bar’s philosophy is that every customer must have a seat, so you won’t feel overcrowded here. Reservations are highly recommended. +420 773 974 764 for Reservations.

Cash Only Bar Liliová 3, Prague 1

cashonlybar.cz Just around the corner from its older sibling Hemingway’s, this little gem is making its own name with cocktails like Pin-Up Martini, made with passion fruit, vanilla and champagne. It’s an intimate bar, and they don’t take reservations. There’s also no smoking and, you guessed it—the bar doesn’t take credit cards. Oh, and by the way, they do serve amazing hot dogs.

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." - Dean Martin

Alchemist Bar

Provaznická 1, Prague 1 thealchemistbar.cz A relative newcomer on the scene, Alchemist is turning out quality prohibition style drinks in their ornate classically decorated location at the bottom of Wenceslas Square. +420 251 510 940 for Reservations.

La Bodeguita del Medio Kaprova 5, Prague 1

labodeguitadelmedio.cz With it's colonial-style interior straight from Old Havana, La Bodeguita is on point. In addition to great food, bar staff have perfected their craft with regional drinks, from the Cuba Libre to the Mojito. And if you're looking to go full Cuban, it happens to be located underneath Cohiba Atmosphere cigar bar. +420 224 813 922 for Reservations.

Schody Home Bar

Zámecké schody 8, Prague 1

Recently opened bespoke cocktail bar and sister to one of our favorite cocktail places, Parlour. Located right on the stairs (schody) leading to the Prague Castle, like Parlour it's also hard to find but well worth the search. Once you're inside, tell the mixologist what flavors you like and he'll fix up your dream cocktail. No website, no number - it's a cozy hidden secret and they're trying to keep it that way.

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Boudoir Talk Billy Rayner is a singer who could not care less if you actually listen to him sing. “People have a lot more fun when there’s no pressure,” says Rayner. “I just want everyone to relax and have a good time in a pleasant, theatre-lounge setting.” Whether you’re looking for an entertaining performance or a cozy spot to hangout, Rayner’s show, Royal Boudoir, is the perfect Saturday night scene. “This is one of the only places in Prague where you can hear quality live music with a charismatic showman,” says Rayner. “I want people to say, ‘Let’s go hang out with Billy,’ not ‘Let’s go watch his show.’” Half lounge-style singing, half stand-up comedy and playful banter, the show is nostalgic for past eras of showmanship while still seeped in decadence and modern humor. This all began just one year ago, when Rayner started working as a backstage helper for the popular Prague Burlesque show. Quickly advancing from a behind the scenes aid to choreographer and dancer, Rayner found a mentor and theatrical partner in David Jahn, a.k.a. Sonny Vargas, founder of Prague Burlesque. “We teamed up and were a good match, really bumped up the show,” says Rayner. “He has the vision and I’m his glasses. I sharpen his vision.” Rayner was a lounge singer in his spare time and realized the genre was missing in Prague’s nightlife. With the support of the theatre and Jahn, Rayner brought Boudoir to life to fill this void. “I’d like to bring that performance back where you can watch if you want to or just let it be pleasant background music,” says Rayner. “I think lounge music is very much dead right now.” Rayner’s love for lounge music has been an ever-present part of his life. Growing up in Queens he dedicated his life to theater early on, attending the renowned LaGuardia High School (the arts school the movie Fame is based on). “I’ve always had a penchant for older times,” says Rayner. “Because of the honesty and charisma of the performers. I can’t stand modern music

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and entertainment, with performers just flippantly showing up in t-shirts and DJs playing for themselves in corners.” Dressed in a vest and tie for our afternoon drink at Bullerbyn, Rayner certainly looks the part, emanating a modern-day Frank Sinatra. “It’s a step back to a simpler time when every place had a band and a singer who’s connected with the crowd,” says Rayner. “I like to be very ironic, have some fun with it – I’ve got my bottle of tequila next to me, I’ll drink with the audience, saunter through the crowd, sit on their laps and play with their hair.” To Rayner, the show is an intimate, personal and comedically entertaining interaction with the audience. He tailors his jokes to current events and people in the crowd, addressing them directly. “I want them to feel the performer cares about them,” says Rayner. “I give everything to my audience, making every show unique and personal. Everyone leaves with a cheers and a little chuckle.” Rayner and his partner, pianist Robin Finesilver, not only cover classics but also rock songs from artists like Guns N’ Roses, Radiohead and even Cher. “[Finesilver] definitely has my back,”

says Rayner. “I throw him a lot of weird requests. He’s amazingly versatile, always changing keys for me. He loves playing Blues and Hard Rock but I have him doing Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler.” Their relationship is a big part of the show as well. They banter back and forth, taking sad songs, like the Eagles’ “Desperado,” and turning them into comedy gold. “I choose the songs and set the tone, but without him doing the heavy lifting behind the scenes I would be a total mess,” says Rayner. The historical ambience of the theatre lends itself perfectly to this nostalgia for a past era and “deserves quality vintage entertainment” according to Rayner. Founded in 1929 and known at the time as one of the largest and most modern cinemas in Prague, the Royal Theatre and Club Chic is a portal into Czechoslovakia’s most iconic time, the First Republic era. Much of the theatre’s original furnishings and architecture still remain, including the stained-glass windows, elaborate lighting fixtures and marble-detailed stairs. Even the original woodwork from the 1920s remains, lining the balconies and walls. In 2014 Frenchman JeanChristophe Gramont took over the theatre, helping the space to regain

its original popularity – it was recently named as one of the top six bars in the Czech Republic by Elle magazine. Besides Prague Burlesque on Fridays and Royal Boudoir on Saturdays, the theatre also hosts concerts, film screenings and art exhibitions. Gramont, who is a writer, director and film enthusiast himself, is incredibly supportive of the Royal’s shows and performers. “What I love about the Royal is they’re really ambitious,” says Rayner. “They’ve given us full reign and assurance that the budget will grow with the show. I’d like to bring in comedians and other quality performers, we’re really blessed to have the support to do that.” Although the song selections change every week, Rayner always ends the show with Sinatra’s “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road),” an ode to the stories he’s shared and created with each audience member. “We’re drinking my friend, To the end, of a brief episode. So make it one for my baby, And one more for the road.” Catch Royal Boudoir every Saturday at the Royal Theatre in Vinohrady, Vinohradská 48, Prague 2. Doors open at 9PM, music starts at 10PM.

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JANUARY calendar

NIGHT & DAY Ennio Morricone

Noisa

Tuesday, January 1 Concert for Organ and Orchestra 

17:00 @ Church of St. Nicholas

Staroměstské náměstí

Aleš Bárta is a Czech Organist. He appears as soloist with leading Czech symphony and chamber orchestras.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 100 to 500 CZK Symphony orchestra, Concert, Orchestra

Czech Philharmonic: New Year’s Concert  20:00 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

200 to 3500 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Violinist, Opera, Composer, Violin, Symphony orchestra, Antonín Dvořák

Wednesday, January 2

Pachelbel – Mozart – Vivaldi 

The Best of Swan Lake 

Pražský hrad

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

16:30 @ St. George’s Basilica

19:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 650 to 1050 CZK

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

The Best of Swan Lake  19:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

The Nutcracker 

15:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

Distant Bells  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

Pink Floyd music. Revival, Pop, Rock

New Year’s Concert  19:30 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

The Audience 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

Her Majesty Elizabeth II is the lead character of Peter Morgan’s play, centred on her weekly audiences given to Prime Ministers. Play, Centre, Modern world, Fairy tale, Drama

Pachelbel – Mozart – Vivaldi  16:30 @ St. George’s Basilica

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Thursday, January 3 The Nutcracker 

17:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

The Yestertones + Led Zeppelin Revival  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

Revival, Rock

Friday, January 4 Jungle DnB Session: Cooh + Pixie + more  21:00 @ Cross Club

Plynární 23

Drum&Bass.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 100 CZK Electronic, Drum’n’bass, Czech, Breakbeat, Dnb, Dubstep, Electronic music, Bassline, Techno, Bass

The Best of Swan Lake  19:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

Pražský hrad

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

The Best of Swan Lake 

The Prague Burlesque Show 

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 650 to 1050 CZK

20:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

400 to 900 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Symphony

Z Key

Royal Boudoir

80’s & 90’s 00’s Video Music Party 

The Best of Swan Lake 

Zborovská 7

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

Soft Spot: Gerd Janson + Eva Porating + Jorgos 

The Nutcracker 

21:00 @ Futurum Music Bar 90 CZK Party, Video

23:00 @ Ankali

Lopuchová 58/6

“Fresh stuff, house, synth, post-dubstep. Just ordinary girl playing the un/un/ordinary music.” 290 to 350 CZK Director, Electronic, Deep house, Czech, Prestigious, Dj, House, 90s

The Night Season  19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

A bitter comedy from the part of Great Britain that is so dangerously similar to our home. Comedy, Film

Saturday, January 5 Source Direct + Volnej Průběh + more  21:00 @ Cross Club

Plynární 23

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 70 CZK Electronic, Deep house, Dj, Club, Dubstep, Ambient

21:30 @ Royal

TechNoc: Lucca + Ladida + more 

Hollywood Babylon: Big stage, super-size props, beautiful costumes and the fantastic atmosphere of a 1920’s theater. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 490 to 9990 CZK Burlesque

Techno and minimal.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 165 CZK Producer, Electronic, Czech, Czech republic, Techno, Dance

Vinohradská 48

22:00 @ Storm Club

Tachovské náměstí 5

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19:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

15:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

The Prague Illusion 

20:00 @ M1 Lounge Bar & Club

Masná 1

One of the best shows in Prague by multiaward winning illusionist Jonathan David Bass. Focuses on psychic phenomena, illusion and danger - interactive and comedic.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 500 CZK Performance, Illusion, Show

Royal Boudoir  21:00 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

Quality lounge music mixed in with comedic personal touches for a relaxing, entertaining evening in the historical Royal Theatre. Play, Lounge, Comedy, Music

Monogram 

20:00 @ Malostranská beseda

Malostranské náměstí 21

Monogram is a Prague band on the edge of acoustic music genres, namely bluegrass. 130 CZK Czech republic

Other Voices – The Doors Tribute  21:00 @ Vagon


21:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Pussy Riot Theatre

Green Smätroll  19:00 @ 007 Strahov

Green Småtroll’s latest record won them the prestigious Anděl award in the ska & reggae category. Saxophone, Reggae

The Prague Burlesque Show 

Chaloupeckého 7

Radek Tomášek 

20:00 @ Balbín poetic pub

Balbínova 6

Singer and guitarist. 150 CZK Guitar, Country

Candela + Second Chance  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

Metal, Punk

Czech Phillharmonic & Josef Špaček  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Palác Metro Národní 25

Philharmonic, Festival

14:00 @ O2 Arena

Tosca 

1 to 2250 CZK

Národní 2

Fast and Furious Live  Českomoravská 17

Fast and Furious Live  19:30 @ O2 Arena

Českomoravská 17 1 to 2250 CZK

Sunday, January 6 Concert for Organ and Orchestra 

17:00 @ Church of St. Nicholas

Staroměstské náměstí

Aleš Bárta is a Czech Organist. He appears as soloist with leading Czech symphony and chamber orchestras.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 100 to 500 CZK Symphony orchestra, Concert, Orchestra

19:00 @ National Theatre Opera, Drama

Monday, January 7

The Nutcracker 

18:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

Tuesday, January 8 Ivan Ženat & Martin Kasíký  19:30 @ Church of St. Simon and

St. Jude U Milosrdnych

Karel Plíhal & Bratři Ebenové 

Violinists Ivan Ženatý and Pianist Martin Kasík, two leading Czech artists of world renown, will join forces. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

Ivan Ženatý & Martin Kasík 

16:00, 20:00 @ Hybernia Theatre Karel Plíhal is a Czech guitarist, singer, songwriter, songwriter, music director, and arranger.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 640 to 690 CZK Songwriter, Clarinet, Theater, Designer, Folk, Singer

Macbeth – Too Much Blood  19:00 @ Na zábradlí Theatre

Anenské náměstí 5

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 150 to 350 CZK Desire, World

Shakespeare Theatre Association 2019 Annual Conference 

@ Various Venues Shakespeare performers from all over the world gather in Prague: from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe to Shakespeare VIPs including Patrick Doyle, Irina Brook and Tina Packer, and even the director of the country’s National Theatre. Performances are open to the public! Festival, Conference, Shakespeare, Theatre

Jan Burian & Jiří Dědeček  20:00 @ Malostranská beseda

Malostranské náměstí 21

200 CZK Songwriter, Rock, Pop, Singersongwriter, Writer, Folk

Camille Thomas 

19:00 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

Classical, International festival, Dvořák,

19:30 @ Church of St. Simon and

St. Jude Dušní

One of the most significant Czech violinists today. 200 to 300 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Artist, Violin, Symphony orchestra, Young, Symphony, Sonata

Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath revival + Iron Maiden revival Praha  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

The Boss of it all 

19:00 @ Švanda›s theatre

Štefánikova 57

A brilliant Danish comedy by the author who is listed among the most significant contemporary film producers. Comedy

Faust 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

Can the world exist without action? The most demanding, impossible to perform, complex – in two parts to boot ... A play as the uppermost challenge placed before us by Goethe, as well as the dramatic tradition spanning centuries and including numerous adaptations of the myth about trespassing human limits. We raise the question of what makes Faust our contemporary, what temptations he would have to face today. And how much of the classical opus can actually be transferred to the stage at the

beginning of the 21st century. A brand-new treatment, a brand-new _Faust_. Myth, World, Action

Wednesday, January 9 Czech Phillharmonic & Josef Špaček  10:00 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Czech solo violinist and concertmaster. Classical, Orchestra, Composer, Aix-enprovence, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák

Czech Phillharmonic & Josef Špaček  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Czech solo violinist and concertmaster. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Composer, Aix-enprovence, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák

The Audience 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

Her Majesty Elizabeth II is the lead character of Peter Morgan’s play, centred on her weekly audiences given to Prime Ministers. It is in a way a fairy tale about monarchy in the modern world and even though it presents the major British premiers, from Winston Churchill to David Cameron, it is theatre about politicians and everyday politics and all its attendant gimmicks, juxtaposed with a certain timeless archaic principle of control over the democratic government. Play, Centre, Modern world, Fairy tale, Drama

Thursday, January 10 Evil Genius: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain  19:30 @ Na Pradle Theatre

Besední 3

Broadway Star and one of the world’s most acclaimed classical actors, Patrick Page, comes to Prague for a special one-night only performance of his new one man show Evil Genius: How Shakespeare Invented the Villian. This exclusive performance is part of the 2019 Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference hosted by Prague Shakespeare Company.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 400 to 700 CZK Theatre, Theatrical, Czech, World, Czech republic

The Nutcracker 

18:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

Czech solo violinist and concertmaster. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Composer, Aix-enprovence, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák

Masters of Classics 

21:30 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

See event on January 4.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 490 to 9990 CZK Burlesque

Patrick Doyle: Shakespeare in Concert ###play ### 19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

Dirk Bosse conducting the Praga Sinfonietta Orchestra with actors Jessica Boone, Guy Roberts and Karel Hermanek featuring music from the films of Sir Kenneth Branagh. Play

80’s & 90’s 00’s Video Music Party  22:00 @ Futurum Music Bar

Zborovská 7

90 CZK Party, Video

Classical

Yuggadus: Archivist + VBC + more 

My Uncle Vanished Where Did He Go, Mr. President? 

Techno and dubtechno. 190 to 290 CZK Techno, Dubtechno

20:00 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

09:00 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Classical, Composer, Czechoslovakia

Scandi 2019 Praha 

00:00 @ Various Venues Select Scandinavian films. English subtitles.

The Boss of it all 

19:00 @ Švanda›s theatre

Štefánikova 57

See event on January 8. Comedy

Welcome to Thebes  19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

A contemporary play treating contemporary topics, yet featuring Ancient Greek figures. A British political drama. Europe

Friday, January 11 Balkan Bashavel: Malalata + La Fanfare Couche-Tard + Dr. Balkan  21:00 @ Rock Café

Národní 20

Malalata is a synonym for a unique fusion of Balkan beats, Mexican and Caribbean reggae cumbie.For tickets, visit GoOut. cz. 180 CZK Cumbia, Slovak, Duo, Gypsy, Balkan, Reggae

Drumstation: Makoto & Delfonic + Peejay + more  20:00 @ Cross Club

Plynární 23

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 130 CZK Electronic, Drum’n’bass, Dnb, Dj, Prestigious, Drum, Digital, Ambient, Jazz, Bass

Mom Jeans + Just Friends  20:00 @ Café V lese

Krymská 12

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 200 CZK

23:00 @ Ankali

Lopuchová 58/6

Czech Phillharmonic & Josef Špaček  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Czech solo violinist and concertmaster. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Composer, Aix-enprovence, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák

The Art of Negative Thinking 

19:00 @ Švanda›s theatre

Štefánikova 57

Theatrical adaptation of a remarkable Norwegian film brings together elements of psychological drama and sarcastic black comedy... a.k.a. Being nice doesn’t always pay off! Art, Comedy, Drama

Saturday, January 12 28th Birthday of Rock Café: Timudej + Ptakustik + more  19:00 @ Rock Café

Národní 20

On the edge of several musical genres like world music, dance electro swing, ska, pop, rock, or samba and is renowned for the energy-charged concerts. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 219 CZK Acoustic, Funk, Rock, Punk, Czech, Pop, World music, Czech republic, Folk

Bill Burr: 50 

20:00 @ Prague Congress Centre

5. května 65

American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, writer, musician, producer, celebrity podcaster and social critic.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 990 to 1990 CZK Centre, Film

Michale Graves + support: The Crimson Ghosts + The Rocket Dogz  20:00 @ Futurum Music Bar

Zborovská 7

Noisia 

Sharp and wild rock and roll.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 372 CZK Punk, Rock, Songwriter, Psychobilly

Tachovské náměstí 5

Pachelbel – Mozart – Vivaldi 

The Best of Swan Lake 

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 650 to 1050 CZK

21:00 @ Storm Club

Dutch trio producing electronic music. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 440 to 600 CZK

17:30 @ St. George’s Basilica

Pražský hrad


Royal Boudoir  21:00 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

See event on January 5. Play, Lounge, Comedy, Music

Heřmaňák Farmers’ market  @ Heřmaňák Farmers’ market Řezáčovo náměstí

Rage Against The Machine tribute  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

Musician, Czech republic

Glenn Miller Orchestra  17:00, 20:00 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

Members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra led by Wiley Saldenem are excellent musicians and soloists. Humor and elegance. 990 to 1490 CZK

Behemoth + At The Gates + Wolves In The Throne Room  20:00 @ Forum Karlín

Pernerova 53

Polish blackened death metal. Science fiction, Live show, Guitarist

The Serial: In the Chamber with the Chamber Ensemble  10:00 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Czech Philharmonic 100 to 150 CZK

The Boss of it all 

19:00 @ Švanda›s theatre

Štefánikova 57

See event on January 8. 450 to 490 CZK Comedy

The Audience 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

See event on January 9. Play, Centre, Modern world, Fairy tale, Drama

Blue Bird 

13:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

The best known play written by the Flemish playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck, a Nobel prize winner. Performance with English subtitles. Desire, Fairy tale, Drama

Tosca 

19:00 @ National Theatre

Národní 2

Opera, Drama

Sunday, January 13 Astronautalis + P.O.S = Four Fists  21:00 @ Lucerna Music Bar

Vodičkova 36

Charles Andrew Bothwell better known by his artistic moniker Astronautalis is an American hip hop singer with blues and jazz influence.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 372 CZK Guitarist, Debut, Rock band, Alternative, Hip-hop

The Best of Swan Lake  19:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

Vašek Koubek 

20:00 @ Balbín poetic pub

Balbínova 6

Vaclav Koubek is a Czech singer and accordionist, writer, actor and director. 150 CZK

Folk, Czech, Songwriter

The Serial: In the Chamber with the Chamber Ensemble 

Prague Burlesque

10:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Czech Philharmonic 80 to 300 CZK

A Midsummer night’s dream  14:00 @ National Theatre

Národní 2

Dream, Drama

Tuesday, January 15 Teatro Delusio  19:30 @ Jatka78

Bubenské nábřeží 306/13

A fantastic ensemble excels in breathtaking fighting scenes, deadly intrigues and heartbreaking arias of world-famous playsFor tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 300 to 490 CZK

Grand Restaurant Festival  @ Various Venues A culinary feast for foodies that makes it possible for anyone who’s interested in gourmet dining to visit the best and often more expensive restaurants. Festival, Food, Gastronomy

Masaryk in America  19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

This special celebration positively highlights the efforts of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk to help create and guide the new nation of Czechoslovakia 100 years ago, especially through his relationship to Woodrow Wilson and the United States. Play

Josef Fousek 

20:00 @ KC Zahrada

Malenická 1784/4

Josef Fousek is a Czech writer, poet, writer, humorist, singer, traveler and photographer. 200 to 250 CZK Writer, Folk, Czech, Czech republic

Jiří Schmitzer 

20:00 @ Balbín poetic pub

Balbínova 6

Jiří Schmitzer is one of the most significant Czech songwriters. 150 CZK Songwriter, Rock, Play, Czech, Band, Folk

Iranian Film Festival 2019 Prague  00:00 @ Various Venues

Wednesday, January 16 Pussy Riot Theatre  19:30 @ Palac Akropolis

Kubelíkova 27

Pussy Riot Theatre is a new Pussy Riot project, lead by Maria Alyokhina. Pussy Riot is a Russian a protest art collective based in Moscow.For tickets, visit GoOut. cz. 480 to 680 CZK Musical group, Concert, World music

Teatro Delusio  19:30 @ Jatka78

Bubenské nábřeží 306/13

See event on January 15.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 300 to 490 CZK

Valmont 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

Choderlos de Laclos was a French army officer unable to satisfy his military ambitions. Hence, he began devoting to literature. He wrote a number of poems and librettos but is best known for the novel _Les Liaisons dangereuses_ (1782), composed entirely of letters by the various characters to one other. The veracity of its action makes it the greatest work of its ilk. Almost 200 letters depict the relationship between two rakes who deform the noble ideas of philosophical libertinism into

moral perversion. For the sake of their amusement, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont interfere in other people’s lives and hatch schemes that ultimately bring about their downfall. Libretto, Ballet

Party 

A Midsummer night’s dream 

Dub Academy: Imperial Sound Army 

19:00 @ National Theatre

Národní 2

22:00 @ Futurum Music Bar

won Danish artist of the year.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 350 CZK Life, Denmark

90 CZK Party, Video

František Nedvěd 

Zborovská 7

21:00 @ Fuchs2

ostrov Štvanice 1125

19:00 @ U Hasicu Theatre

Římská 45

Musician playing mostly folk and country music.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 380 CZK Country

Dan I, producer, selector, vocalist and sound engineer of this famous sound system intertwines everything with a whole mass of effects and its hypnotic vocal. He is one of the few regular guests from the continent to be a resident of the legendary University of Dub in London. Remix

The Nutcracker 

Norwegian singer/songwriter.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 795 CZK

Walking with Dinosaurs 

17:00, 20:00 @ Centre for

Fanfare Ciocarlia 

Českomoravská 17

Dream, Drama

Thursday, January 17 Aurora + support: Vesna  20:00 @ Forum Karlín

Pernerova 53

19:30 @ Palac Akropolis

Kubelíkova 27

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 400 to 450 CZK Musical group, Virtuosity, World music, Band, Concert

Teatro Delusio  19:30 @ Jatka78

Bubenské nábřeží 306/13

See event on January 15.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 300 to 490 CZK

Masters of Classics  20:00 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

Classical

Valmont 

00:00 @ O2 Arena

In realistic scenes you can witness the story of how dinosaurs fought for survival and domination. 600 to 1190 CZK

The Stand In 

19:00 @ Jára Cimrman’s Theatre

Štítného 5

Performed in English this brilliant comedy set in 1910 tells the story of a small Czech theatre company who, having lost some company members, recruit a renowned Czech actor. Comedy

Saturday, January 19 Pachelbel – Mozart – Vivaldi 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

17:30 @ St. George’s Basilica

See event on January 16. Libretto, Ballet

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 650 to 1050 CZK

The Boss of it all 

Royal Boudoir 

Ovocny trh 1

Pražský hrad

19:00 @ Švanda›s theatre

21:00 @ Royal

See event on January 8. Comedy

See event on January 5. Play, Lounge, Comedy

Štefánikova 57

Friday, January 18

Vinohradská 48

Queenie – World Queen Tribute Band 

19:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

Tata Bojs + Dekkadancers  contemporary art DOX Poupětova 1

Czech pop rock band that won the coveted Angel award for best group. 740 to 890 CZK Theatre, Ballet, Pop, Rock

Welcome to Thebes  14:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

See event on January 10. Europe

The Snow Queen 

14:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

Musical

Monday, January 21 Golden 60s 

19:00 @ Na zábradlí Theatre

Anenské náměstí 5

Pavel Juráček, a director, screenwriter, signatory to Charta 77 was a key figure of Czech film in the sixties.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 150 to 350 CZK Nature, World, Subtitle

Faust 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

Alex Vargas 

19:00 @ Chapeau Rouge

Can the world exist without action? The most demanding, impossible to perform, complex – in two parts to boot ... A play as the uppermost challenge placed before us by Goethe, as well as the dramatic tradition spanning centuries and including numerous adaptations of the myth about trespassing human limits. We raise the question of what makes Faust our contemporary, what temptations he would have to face today. And how much of the classical opus can actually be transferred to the stage at the beginning of the 21st century. A brand-new treatment, a brand-new _Faust_. Myth, World, Action

80’s & 90’s 00’s Video Music

Soul singer-songwriter who has previously

Freddie 

Dunaj 

19:30 @ Palac Akropolis

Kubelíkova 27

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 280 to 330 CZK Captivating, Band

The Best of Swan Lake  21:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

Queenie focuses on accurate and authentic performance of Queen’s songs, which has helped it become one of the best Queen tribute bands worldwide. 200 CZK Tribute, Rock, Pop, Tribute band, Band

Sunday, January 20 Jakubská 2


Ennio Morricone 

Spice Girls Reunion Tour

20:00 @ O2 Arena

Českomoravská 17

Ennio Morricone has composed music for over 500 films and worked with the world’s top directors such as Warren Beatty, Pedro Almodóvar and Quentin Tarantino. Nominated for an Academy Award 5 times. 1190 to 4990 CZK Classical, Film

Czech Philharmonic & Pierre-Laurent Aimard  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

French pianist. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical

ABBA World revival  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

180 CZK World-famous, World, Revival, Professional musician

Valmont 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

19:00 @ Radek Brzobohaty’s

Theatre Opletalova 5

World-known tribute band Queenie will tell you the story of one of the most important person in music history – Freddie Mercury. The legend that will never die. English subtitles. Tribute band, Tribute

Tuesday, January 22 Jacob Lee 

19:00 @ Café V lese

Krymská 12

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 350 CZK

Tiburtina Ensemble Gregorian Chant 

19:30 @ Church of St. Simon and

St. Jude U Milosrdnych

The mainstay of the programme is a sixvoice mass Vidi speciosam, composed by one of the leading composers of Renaissance polyphony Tomás Luis de Victoria - sounding as if you were in the 16th century. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Pernerova 53

English singer-songwriter who won the 2013 poll of critics at the BRIT Critics Choice Awards.For tickets, visit GoOut. cz. 871 CZK

Yungblud 

20:00 @ Futurum Music Bar

Zborovská 7

Freddie 

The Night Season 

See event on January 21. Tribute band, Tribute

Wednesday, January 23 Europeana 

19:00 @ Na zábradlí Theatre

Anenské náměstí 5

The history of Europe in the twentieth century depicted with a detached view, humour and bitter irony.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 150 to 350 CZK Fiction, Europe

Lenka Dusilová  20:00 @ Café V lese

Krymská 12

19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

See event on January 4. Comedy, Film

Thursday, January 24 Lenka Dusilová  20:00 @ Café V lese

Krymská 12

Lenka Dusilová is a Czech singersongwriter who has won the coveted Angel award.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 267 CZK Rock, Producer, Czech, Pop, Popular music, Folk, Singer

Four Harps 

19:30 @ Convent of St. Agnes of

Bohemia U Milosrdnych

Lenka Dusilová is a Czech singersongwriter who has won the coveted Angel award.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 267 CZK Rock, Producer, Czech, Pop, Popular music, Folk, Singer

Four female harpists from one family will play four harps. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Tom Odell 

The Vibrators + The Junk Food 

20:00 @ Forum Karlín

Anenské náměstí 5

Pachelbel – Mozart – Vivaldi 

Malostranské náměstí 21

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 650 to 1050 CZK

20:30 @ Malostranská beseda

French pianist. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical

190 CZK Flute, Country, Musical, Performance, Festival

19:00 @ Na zábradlí Theatre

Purplefox Town + Madhouse Express 

Lístek + F. T. Prim  Malostranské náměstí 21

Macbeth – Too Much Blood  For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 150 to 350 CZK Desire, World

Young Prague band, playing psychedelic rock. 120 CZK Rock

20:00 @ Malostranská beseda

Saturday, January 26

Saratovská 20

@ Various Venues The best and most inspiring short films from all over the world, featuring international competition, an overview program of current Czech cinema, an experimental films section Labo and the late night Brutal Relax Show. Festival, Film

French pianist. 100 to 1200 CZK Classical

Theatre Opletalova 5

20:00 @ Barikádník Cultural House

Short Film Festival 

Nano is a new indie-electro discovery of the Czech club scene. 130 to 200 CZK Indie, Electronic, Czech, Punk, Pop, Ska

19:00 @ Radek Brzobohaty’s

Yo Yo Band 

Czech band playing reggae.

Czech Philharmonic & Pierre-Laurent Aimard 

Malostranské náměstí 21

Chaloupeckého 7

British punk rock band that came to fame in the 70s. 280 to 350 CZK Punk, Band

Yungblud, or Dominic Harrison, presents himself as “a socially conscious artist who is not afraid to create protest works linking generations.”For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 309 CZK

20:30 @ Malostranská beseda

NANO + Dirty Blondes 

19:00 @ 007 Strahov

See event on January 16. Libretto, Ballet

Czech Philharmonic & Pierre-Laurent Aimard  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

Friday, January 25 Lenka Dusilová  20:00 @ Café V lese

Krymská 12

Lenka Dusilová is a Czech singersongwriter who has won the coveted Angel award.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 267 CZK Rock, Producer, Czech, Pop, Popular music, Folk, Singer

Sofian Medjmedj + support: Pilot  19:30 @ The experimental venue

NoD Dlouhá 33

17:30 @ St. George’s Basilica

Pražský hrad

The Best of Swan Lake 

Českomoravská 2420/15a Festival, Ice Sculpture, Winter

Traditional Pig Slaughter 

@ National Museum of Agriculture Kostelní 44

Most children do not know how the meat which they eat is obtained from an animal. At the museum you can see how pork meat is obtained and processed and create your own blood or liver sausages, with help from a butcher. Festival, Gastronomy, Kids

Rocky Horror Picture Show  20:00 @ Kino Aero

Biskupcova 31

Audience participation and shadow cast screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Play, Shadowcast

Royal Boudoir  21:00 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

See event on January 5. Play, Lounge, Comedy

Piano recital: Jan Bartoš  19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 1

pianist. 200 to 500 CZK Classical, Sonata

DiscoBalls 

19:00 @ 007 Strahov

Chaloupeckého 7

Ska with soul and punk. 150 CZK Ska

Sunday, January 27 Ghostemane  19:00 @ Roxy

Dlouhá 33

American rapper.For tickets, visit GoOut. cz. 550 CZK

The Nutcracker 

21:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

19:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 850 to 1450 CZK Ballet, Drama

Jan Bartoš 

Tata Bojs unplugged 

Alšovo nábřeží 12

art DOX Poupětova 1

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

19:30 @ Rudolfinum

20:00 @ Centre for contemporary

The last pupil of Ivan Moravec, Jan Bartoš is clearly today’s rising pianist star. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Czech pop rock band that won the coveted Angel award for best group. 690 to 890 CZK Pop, Rock

Saturday, January 26 Ice Sculpture Festival  @ Galerie Harfa

The Watcher  19:30 @ La Fabrika

Komunardů 30

With its members coming from different

Aurora

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 180 CZK

The Prague Burlesque Show  21:30 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

See event on January 4.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 490 to 9990 CZK Burlesque

Watermät  23:00 @ Roxy

Dlouhá 33

French musical artist and record producer. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 295 to 328 CZK Producer, Electronic, Deep house, Dance

80’s & 90’s 00’s Video Music Party  22:00 @ Futurum Music Bar

Zborovská 7

90 CZK Party, Video

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corners of the Czech Republic and disparate musical backgrounds, Please The Trees is a band of many contrasts. Indie, Rock, Czech, World, Czech republic, Dance

The Snow Queen 

14:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

Musical

Monday, January 28 How to become Czech in 60 minutes  19:30 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

One nation, 60 minutes and four views of how to become Czech. The Royal Theatre presents an original show that won’t let you breathe for a moment.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 290 to 390 CZK Czech republic

Prague Wine Week 

@ Various Venues The Prague Wine Week is a unique festival of wines, wineries and gastronomy. Wine lovers and professionals will meet in Prague restaurants, wine bars and wine shops. Festival, Gastronomy, Wine

Queenie 

19:00 @ Kalich Theatre

Jungmannova 9

The absolute peak between the band, the European revivaly Queen and regular successful tour abroad, mainly in Scandinavia, are a guarantee of the quality of the experience. Tribute, Rock, Pop, Tribute band, Band

Roman Tomeš 

20:30 @ Malostranská beseda

Malostranské náměstí 21 150 to 200 CZK

Tata Bojs unplugged 

20:00 @ Centre for contemporary

Sexual, Life, Drama

Wednesday, January 30 Pietari Inkinen & Pastoral  19:30 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

Featuring Finnish violinist and conductor Inkinen along with Albrecht Mayer, who became Principal Oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1992 and has remained so to this day. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Pietari Inkinen & Pastoral  19:30 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

100 to 600 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Violin, Symphony orchestra, Philharmonic

Abstract + Ollie  19:00 @ Cross Club

Plynární 23

U.S. rappers known for storytelling and live instrumental hip hop. Rap

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins  19:00 @ MeetFactory

Ke Sklárně 15

See event on January 29. Sexual, Life, Drama

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins 

Pietari Inkinen & Pastoral 

See event on January 29. Sexual, Life, Drama

Náměstí Republiky 6

Ke Sklárně 15

Thursday, January 31

The Animals and Friends 

Chaloupeckého 7

The Watcher  19:30 @ La Fabrika

Komunardů 30

See event on January 27. Indie, Rock, Czech, World, Czech republic, Dance

Tuesday, January 29

20:00 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

American band The Animals, known for songs like “House of the Rising Sun,” “We Gotta Get out of This Place,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and “I Put a Spell on You. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 719 to 1339 CZK

Velvet Havel 

19:00 @ Na zábradlí Theatre

Anenské náměstí 5

German Romantic Songs 

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 150 to 350 CZK Musical, Subtitle, Performance, Theatre, Czech, Life, Comedy, Antonín dvořák, Drama

Alšovo nábřeží 12

Pietari Inkinen & Pastoral 

19:30 @ Rudolfinum

Although the focus of tonight’s concert is the work of two composers, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, the golden thread linking the two men is a woman – Clara Schumann, who influenced their lives and was an inspiration for their work. She was a piano virtuoso and composer. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín Dvořák, Concert, Symphony

Nirvana revival Praha  21:00 @ Vagon

Palác Metro Národní 25

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins  20:00 @ MeetFactory

Ke Sklárně 15

First theater release of the last Irvin Welshe novel – author of cult movies such as Acid House and Trainspotting.

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19:30 @ Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 6

See event on January 30. Classical, Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Antonín dvořák, Concert, Symphony

21:00 @ Vagon

Brutus is a Czech rock and dance group, for its style coined the term real big beat. 200 CZK Czech republic, Czech, Rock

Premium Rum Tasting Evening  19:00 @ Warehouse1

Sokolovská 68/105

You will try 5 to 7 different premium rums, which will be introduced and explained by a professional rum ambassador, an English native speaker. 1500 to 1990 CZK

La Cenerentola 

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

One of the most frequently performed works of Gioachino Rossini, a master of the bel canto style Libretto, Ballet

Friday, February 1 Matoma  23:00 @ Roxy

Dlouhá 33

Kittchen & Aid Kid + Cermaque 

Norwegian pianist, producer, and DJ is ranked among the absolute top in tropical house.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 292 to 325 CZK Remix, Czech

Malostranské náměstí 21

The Best of Swan Lake 

00:00 @ Malostranská beseda One-man laptop-folk project of a singersongwriter. 170 to 220 CZK Industrial, Experimental, Electronic, Singer-songwriter, Folk, Concert

Ty Nikdy Label 

19:30 @ Lucerna Music Bar

Vodičkova 36

Paulie Garand, on their own behalf Paul Diamond, is a rapper and producer. Acts under the label you never Label, under which he published the album in 2010

PRAGUE RESIDENT | JANUARY 2019

Národní 20

Alternative rock band from Northern Ireland. For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 459 CZK

Design, Director, Theatre, Opera, Czech, Duo

Palác Metro Národní 25

The Pack A.D. 

20:30 @ Rock Café

100 to 600 CZK Classical, Orchestra, Violin, Symphony orchestra, Philharmonic

Plynární 23

Yuval Havkin aka Rejoicer is one of Tel Aviv’s busiest producers and founder of the Raw Tapes label, home to Israel’s own beat movement.For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 180 to 200 CZK Jungle

Therapy? + support: Hell Paso 

Don Giovanni 

Brutus 

20:30 @ Cross Club

GoOut.cz. 490 to 9990 CZK Burlesque

19:30 @ Municipal House

Rejoicer 

art DOX Poupětova 1

Canadian garage rock duo from Vancouver. 250 CZK

and in 2012 the Punk album in the main role. Together with the BPM project accompanied her joyfully about forming a rap (Poets before the microphone), which issued two words and Horizon and also won an Academy Award in the category of popular music, Hip Hop and RnB. {gt} Solo, Tribute, Producer, Rap, Czech, Popular music, Drum, Hip-hop, Action, Czech republic

20:00 @ MeetFactory

Czech pop rock band that won the coveted Angel award for best group. 690 to 890 CZK Pop, Rock

19:00 @ 007 Strahov

Ghostemane

21:30 @ Hybernia Theatre

Náměstí Republiky 3/4

For tickets, visit GoOut.cz. 750 to 1350 CZK Ballet

The Prague Burlesque Show  21:30 @ Royal

Vinohradská 48

See event on January 4.For tickets, visit

19:00 @ Estates Theatre

Ovocny trh 1

All Month Czech Touches of Music  @ Various Venues International festival aiming to offer valuable musical experiences while listening to top repertory compositions as well as interesting compositions that are not frequently performed. Classical, Music, Festival

Exhibitions Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin: Czech Artists in Brittany 1850–1950 Kinsky Palace Staroměstské náměstí 12

The exhibition will provide details about the presence of Czech artists in Brittany from 1850–1950. Czech artists including Alfons Mucha, Josef Čapek, František Kupka will be compared to the likes of Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier and Émil Bernard. https://goout.net/en/tickets/ bonjour-monsieur-gauguin-czech-artists-inbrittany-1850-1950/aapd 150 to 350 CZK Exhibition, Bohemia, National gallery

Czech-Slovak / SlovakCzech National Museum Václavské náměstí 68

Newly re-opened after a decade, parts of the historical building of the National Gallery are now open to the public. 170 to 250 CZK

Galerie La Femme Galerie La Femme Bílkova 2

Small, welcoming gallery that displays paintings, graphic arts and sculptures by both famous and up-and-coming Czech artists.

Gallery of Steel Figures Gallery of Steel Figures 28. října 13

This entirely interactive museum boasts giant hand-made sculptures that kids can climb all over and in, from cars and motorcycles to a life-size Bumblebee from Transformers. Perfect during these cold winter months. 189 to 299 CZK

Museum of Senses Museum of Senses Jindřišská 20

From optical illusions to testing your 5 senses, mind-boggling fun for the whole family. 170 to 290 CZK

Design in the Czech Lands 1900-2000 Museum of Decorative Arts 17. listopadu 2

A comprehensive look at the development of Czech design in the 20th century at the Czech Republic’s largest design museum. 180 to 300 CZK

Parades of Glass: 19582018 Museum of Decorative Arts 17. listopadu 2

The most iconic pieces of studio glass from renowned Czech artists including Josef Koudelka and Vladimír Kopecky. 180 to 300 CZK

Jan Palach

Museum Kampa U Sovových mlýnů 2

Artworks showing that despite the totalitarian regime having tried to suppress Jan Palach’s memory, it still remains in the society’s consciousness. Plus posters, book covers and musical recordings.


Queenie:

MUSIC

Bohemia's Rhapsody While the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody encouraged a rush of renewed enthusiasm for Queen around the world, Prague has had another reason to love Queen for quite some time – Queenie. Branding themselves as concert theatre, Queenie looks and acts the part, with lead singer Michael Kluch sporting Freddie Mercury’s signature mustache and guitarist Rudy Neumann’s flowing Brian May-esque mane of hair, not to mention the musical talent each member possesses and the often handmade costumes. Lead singer Kluch, who is exactly forty years younger than Freddie Mercury, wasn’t always interested in music. In fact, growing up he was more interested in ice hockey. It wasn’t until middle school when a friend shared an album with him that Kluch discovered his love for music. “I remember having heard a greatest hits album for the first time and realizing that all the top hits I knew from the radio were from the same band,” says Kluch. “I was 12.” That band was Queen, who he had never heard of before that moment. After this moment, Kluch realized how brilliant Freddie Mercury was. “I found out that Freddie was a gifted singer,” says Kluch. “I knew it was not easy to sing his songs, but I did it. I have practically the same voice range.” This discovery led Kluch to the idea of performing as Freddie. However, learning his love for music did not deter Kluch from his studies. He had planned to study math and continued his schooling, ending up working at an insurance company and a bank before ever seeing Queenie as a viable hobby to pursue. “I have never thought of it as a career,” says Kluch. “I just did what I enjoyed and what I was the best at.” By 2006 Kluch formed Queenie with fellow students in Prague, including bassist/multiinstrumentalist Martin Binhack, guitarist Rudy Neumann, Petr Baláš on drums, keyboardist Michal David and sound engineer Martin Med. “It was a gradual process. In the beginning, we did not want to make a tribute band, but as we met for the first time (thanks to an ad on the Internet), we knew we all loved Queen and started playing their music,” says Kluch. “We’ve stayed there. Since then, however, the band has changed to its present form. Today it is a professional project, although we still enjoy it very much.” Their first show was a graduate party at Neumann’s school, quickly followed by their first open air public concert. The band has come a long way from that first performance, establishing themselves throughout Prague’s music scene. Neumann is a founding member of the Czech

alternative psycore metal band Dymytry, while Petr “Bali” Baláš founded the Czech pop-rock band LOLA. David has played the keys for various Czech bands and singers, and Med has worked for local venues including Chapeau Rouge and the Rock Café, arranging concerts for world-renowned bands such as KISS and Alice Cooper. He was also involved in Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Czech Republic. To the members, Queenie is a performance in which each must perfect an act as his respective band member. They realize that Queenie is “concert theatre,” not a cover band, and that “each member in his specific role represents the work of another artist.” They base their approaches to the project on “music authenticity and live performance” in order to keep every show as realistic, energetic and entertaining as possible, all while performing the music of Queen perfectly. “We practice our instruments every day,” says Kluch. “We also must understand the original artist in order to perform him on stage in accordance with the essence of his work.” This approach has made Queenie one of the most beloved and successful tribute bands in the world. They’ve sold out concerts not only in Prague but also in Barcelona and Stockholm. In Prague they have performed in all the top venues, from Lucerna and the National Theatre to the

Municipal House and the massive O2 Arena. “Our favorite venue in Prague is the O2 Arena of course,” says Kluch. “But from time to time we have concerts at the Kalich Theater, which we really love.” In 2008 they performed at the Freddie Mercury Memorial Day in Switzerland. The band was personally invited by Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury’s personal assistant for over a decade. Although the band has not met Queen members in a working context, Kluch is the godfather of the Pirate Swing Band’s Queen cover album, which was endorsed by Brian May himself. “In the last year we’ve played about 150 performances in 20 countries around the world,” says Kluch. “Including an invitation to perform at Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday celebration.” This past year the band has also performed as the main role in the new musical novel, Freddie. Each member not only performs Queen’s music as they do in their solo shows, but also acts the part of each band member. “Even if only for a moment fans feel that they have met the energy that Queen music contains, the mission is fulfilled,” says Kluch. Catch Queenie on stage at the Kalich Theatre on January 28 and in the musical Freddie at Radek Brzobohatý’s Theatre on January 21 & 22. JANUARY 2019 | PRAGUE RESIDENT

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Prague through the lens of directors who have shot here. For more, follow filmedinprague on Instagram.

BY Bektash Musa Mission Impossible (1996) The first of what is now a six-movie series spanning twenty-two years, produced and starred in by American actor and stunt-man Tom Cruise. The series focuses on a highly specialized security team called the Impossible Missions Force. In the first installment, an American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty and the murder of the rest of his team, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization – and the 26

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adventures begin. This scene was shot at Platnéřská street which boasts a breathtaking view of the Prague Castle from across the Vltava River in Old Town. Nearby you can check out the Municipal Library and the beautiful Clementinum Library. The Municipal Library is not only the oldest public library in Prague, it is also home to a surreal mind-bending book sculpture and an art gallery upstairs. The library of the Clementinum complex is a Baroque masterpiece, regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. This library dating back

to the 18th century is filled with floor-to-ceiling books, giant antique globes and an overload of Baroque architecture – well worth a visit! Turkish photographer Bektash Musa fell in love with Prague at first sight. A fan of media, Musa also wanted to show the world the beauty of the city through the eyes of directors who filmed here, pairing photos of actual places with scenes from movies, television shows, documentaries and music video where they were originally shot.


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