What is free in Prague in February 2024

What is free in Prague in February 2024
What is free in Prague in February 2024
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(updated 31 January 2024)

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Stories from the GDR

Stories from the GDR shows selected chapters from the cultural and political history of the defunct German Democratic Republic from September 2023 to February 2024.

Art Grand Slam

From February 15 to March 17, 2024, the Art Grand Slam exhibition project, supported by the cultural platform Sport in Art, will be presented in Prague’s SmetanaQ Gallery. It presents the work of contemporary Czech visual artists who touch on the theme of movement and sport in their work.

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1. 2. Vernissage of Hynk Cermák’s photographs / KC Beseda Klánovice

For the photographer Hynk Čermák, the nude woman is not just a passive animal dummy. The nude woman always plays an active role in his photographs. She presents herself both in her archetypal nature as the goddess of the great gesture and eternal birth, and as the bearer and personification of tenderness, desire and love, but also of unbridled orgiastic erot.

February 1 at 2:30 p.m. Olšan cemeteries for artistically valuable tombstones from the 20th century

We will focus on tombstones decorated with sculptures of the most important sculptors of the 20th century (Sucharda, Štursa, Šaloun, Mařatka,…) often in collaboration with renowned architects of their time (Gočár, Kotěra, Novotný and others). Kamila Jurajdová will guide you. Participants meet at the New Ceremonial Hall (Želivského stop).

3. 2. 14:00 and 15:30 CAMP TOUR: By tram to Slivenc

Do you know where you can reach by tram in Prague? Three sections of tram lines were completed last year. We will go on one of them on the February guided tour. We will drive over the Barrandov flyover to Holyn and Slivenc! Not a four, not a five, but our Architram 9219. How did trams benefit the development of this part of the city? And what major projects will we miss along the way? We will talk about all this with the guide and moderator Jiří Jaroš from IPR Prague. Meeting point: 15 min. before the start of the program at the Botanicka zahrada tram stop (in the direction of Karlovo náměstí)

2/5 7:00 p.m OPENING: Iva Grundová and Vladimír Wagner / Unijazz Reading Room

Opening of the exhibition Vladimír Wagner: Nature etc… and Iva Grundová: Layers. Vladimír Wagner brings a slightly different perspective on natural motifs, he concentrates on the details of nature – he captures the distinctive line of the leaves of sliced ​​cabbage, the protrusions on the head of celery, the inside of a Hokkaido pumpkin. The layers of the past and the present, revealing and concealing are the subject of Ivy Grundová.

6.2. 19:00 Vladimír Kouřil’s Jazzmania #248 / Unijazz Reading Room

A timeless jazz kaleidoscope in a traditional reading room listening program. John Coltrane and Kenny Burrell will play in Tabla modern jazz. From contemporary jazz, Aaron Parks, the Norwegian Orchestra from Trondheim and Julian Lage will perform. You will also hear Thomas Strønen, Ayumi Tanaka and Luďek Hulan.

7/2/2024 | 18:00 Author’s evening We welcome Dan Kolinger / House of Reading (Russian)

He graduated from the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University in Prague and published in the samizdat in the 1980s. His most recent poetry collection is Morning with mint tea (Tofana- Jiří Raichl, 2023) with an afterword by Petr Náhlík.

8/2/17:00 FILM: Self-Portrait / House of Reading (Russian)

“I wanted to remain a child forever,” says Norwegian artist Lene Marie Fossen. A petite 28-year-old struggling with anorexia, she never physically went through puberty. She stopped eating when she was ten years old. Since then, the disease has completely paralyzed not only her body, but also her thoughts. The joy of life only woke up with a new passion, portrait photography.

2/8/2024 | 18:00 Reading Club: Writers of Indian Origin / MLP Korunní

In the February reading club, we will focus on contemporary writers of Indian origin, such as Arundhati Roy, Rohinton Mistry or Salman Rushdie, who try to reflect the culture, history and contradictions of India in their books in a unique way.

February 10 at 11:00 a.m. – A walk through the Vinohrady Cemetery

We will remember a number of writers, actors, visual artists and other figures of public life, often of international importance – the family of President Václav Havel, sculptor Otto Gutfreund or architect Jan Kotěra and many others. Kateřina Konečná will guide you. Participants meet in front of the main gate (Vinohradská hřbitovy stop).

February 10 at 1:30 p.m. – Olšan cemeteries for personalities of the 20th century

We recall great personalities connected with the relatively recent past – apart from Jan Palach, they are mainly important artists, popular actors, visual artists and writers. Kateřina Konečná will guide you. The participants meet in front of the main gate (Olšanská hřbitovy stop).

February 11 at 1:00 p.m. – Olšan cemeteries for artistically valuable tombstones

A walk through the Olšan Cemetery as an open-air gallery – we will show you the artistically valuable tombstones of the 19th and 20th centuries, the works of the best sculptors and architects of the time. Tereza Frindová will guide you. The participants meet in front of the main gate (Olšanská hřbitovy stop).

13. 2. Prague tomorrow? Vltava Philharmonic / CAMP Prague

The building of the Vltava Philharmonic is one of the most anticipated projects to be built in Prague in the coming decades. In November 2021, the international jury announced the selected finalists who submitted 19 competition proposals. In May 2022, the winner emerged from them – the Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group. This subsequently developed the competition proposal into a detailed architectural study, which also takes into account participation with the public, residents of Prague 7, local community actors, as well as discussions with experts on acoustics, transport and greenery. What does the proposal look like now? And what are the next steps? Come for a guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to this new landmark! You will be guided by the management team of the Vltava Philharmonic, Deputy for Development Petr Hlaváček and representatives of IPR Prague.

13. 2. Carnival parade with Lučinka / KD Mill

A procession of masks led by dancers from the Lučinka Folklore Ensemble, stilt walkers and musicians will bring old Bohemian traditions closer.

13/2/19:00 Argo: To the Helmovský weir – the baptism of a poetry collection / Unijazz Reading Room

Aleš Berného’s late poetic debut offers an impressive epic scene from Prague’s Podskalí: a conversation (whether imaginary or real) with a former love is mixed with images from childhood, a description of the irreversible transformation of an entire neighborhood and the tragic story of a family from Podskalí. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the group Šílený Fridrich (https://bandzone.cz/_109076), for which Aleš Berný composes songs and writes lyrics.

2/14 8:00am Unijazz Open / CHESS / Unijazz Reading Room

A regular open chess tournament for players of all levels.

February 17 at 1:00 p.m. – The oldest parts of the Olšan cemeteries

We will go through the history of the Olšan Cemetery, we will talk about important personalities of the 19th century buried here, we will notice the artistically valuable monuments of this period. Tereza Frindová will guide you. Participants meet in front of the side gate at Flora (Flora stop).

22. 2. Camping with Ondřej Cihlář: Michal Kašpárek and Petr Šesták / CAMP Prague

Grandfather, father, daughter. Three perspectives on a world that is constantly changing. How to find agreement between different age and opinion groups? The invitation to the next Camping was accepted by columnist and translator Michal Kašpárek, who last year published a novel Fosilie, dedicated to intergenerational misunderstandings. The second guest, Petr Šesták, also writes, but also takes photographs and operates analog photo machines. For example, he is the author of the book Burnout, which solves the conflict between cyclists and motorists, or the book Continuity of the Park, which shows that the main borders are not between countries, but between the countryside and the city.

23. 2. | 18:00 KiDÓ / Central Library – Great Hall

Festive premiere of the cinemagraph fairy tale KiDÓ. for child viewers aged 6-12, which fights against bullying and violence among children.

26/02/19:00 Radio 1 nearby: Lively Radio 1 Hit parade / Unijazz Reading Room

We invite you to the opening night of the regular periodical “Radio 1 near you”. We will present the work of R1 moderators in a “special offline edition” of the regular classic program Hitparada Radio 1. The program will include current music from Hitparada and discussions with moderators Jerry Žák and Jana Kománková.

25 February at 11:00 a.m. – A walk through the Vyšehrad Cemetery

We will remember the beginnings and the present of our national cemetery, the most important personalities buried here, and we will also notice the artistic decoration created by the sculptors and architects of their time – from the 19th century to the present day. Kateřina Konečná will guide you. Participants meet in front of the entrance to the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul.

February 25 at 1:30 p.m. – A walk through the Devil’s Cemetery

A walk through the cemetery is exceptional in many ways – according to the design of architect Vlastislav Hofman, it is the only one in the world with cubist morphology. Above all, however, there is a burial ground here for those executed and martyred during the repressive regimes. But here we can also find the first Czech natural cemetery, the Forest of Memories, and now also the unique Luční hřbitov. Kateřina Konečná will guide you. Participants meet at the main gate to the cemetery (Sídliště Ďáblice stop).

27/02/19:00 An evening with Revolver Revue / Unijazz Reading Room

A composed evening with Miloš Doležal’s book There is no one here, only me and other authors of RR.

2/28/2024 | 18:00 Turkish literature / Central Library – Clubhouse

We will take you to Turkey, straddling Asia and Europe, still with the aura of the Orient, through books. In addition to the already famous Orhan Pamuk, we will get to know the following authors: Zülfü Livaneli, Nadim Gürsel, Çiler Ilhan, Serdar Özkan, or Burhan Sönmez and Elif Shafak.

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