Posts By: jacy meyer

7 Tips for Surviving Museum Night The Prague Museum Night 2014 event is happening this Saturday June 14 from 7pm to 1am. Now in its 11th year, 39 museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions are taking part. While this night sure feels like the freebie of all freebies, it can also be overwhelming, even for a dedicated museum bomber like… Read more »

A Don Draper for the Digital Age The Kindred Group offices are buzzing. The wide open layout is lined with workstations, people busily pounding away at keyboards or in what look like important conversations with their colleagues. As Kindred Group Executive Creative Director Joseph Ali Tehranian shows me around, he explains what each loosely divided section does. From social media to… Read more »

Get Your Fringe On! For theater buffs and comedy fans the end of May is an important time. Fringe Festival Prague does its massive nine day run, offering a plethora of opportunities to see everything from musicians to stand-up to dancers to magicians. It can also be a bit stressful – so much good stuff, how can I… Read more »

Awe-Inspiring Czech Dream Homes If there is a common lament among Czech architects, it is the seeming lack of architectural vision amongst the public. While the quality and ingenuity of architects here is high, an unwillingness to experiment by homeowners tends to frustrate most working architects. “There’s still a lack of risk taking,” says Gabriela Kaprálová, managing director… Read more »

A First For Lovers of Vintage For shoppers, markets are a dream. Lots of sellers with specialty items (clothes, books, food, you name it) huddled together in one space at the same time. Popping in to see what’s new or fresh can be an event, especially if you are visiting some place new. London’s Alfie’s Antique Market was the inspiration… Read more »

Lose Your Memory Card “No, Canon only makes digital cameras and we only sell analogue,” Radovan Pavlišta, owner of the Analogue camera shop and gallery in Malá Strana tells the person on the phone. “Do you have to give that answer a lot?” I query. “No,” he replies. “The most popular is people coming in to ask if… Read more »

Dinner of Champions Running through the landscape of Kenya is radically different than the old streets of Prague, the high rises of London, or the cosmopolitan avenues of Melbourne. But whatever it is professional long-distance runner Joyce Chepkirui does in Kenya has paid off in these cities and more. At the recent Prague Half Marathon held in… Read more »

Not Just for Stag Parties: Prague Cabaret Have the shady establishments off Wenceslas Square given cabaret a bad name? The actual definition of cabaret is innocent sounding enough: ‘entertainment held in restaurants or clubs while the audience eats and drinks at tables.’ The entertainment usually comes in short bursts – a little singing, a little dancing, a little comedy. Then you… Read more »

An Art Exhibit Like No Other Perhaps one of the best known Surrealists of our time, American film director and artist Tim Burton is having a massive showing of his work in Prague. Around 500 drawings, paintings, sketches, photos, film and sculptural installations are on display now at City Gallery Prague’s Stone Bell House on Old Town Square. This is… Read more »