Posts Categorized: Culture

Baroque Fun at Prague’s Carnevale

The New York Times The romance and mystery of a masked ball, Baroque soirées, frolicking in the streets — it must be Carnival time in Prague. Carnevale Praha, 12 heady days of glam and mystique, begins on Feb. 25. Two fancy dress balls, a mask parade, Baroque music concerts, a children’s party and a food… Read more »

Technically a complete renovation

The Prague Post National Technical Museum partially reopens Footsteps echo through the large marble lobby of the National Technical Museum as workmen hurry past, putting the finishing touches on a building that has been closed for four years. On Feb. 16, the museum will partially reopen with five permanent and two temporary exhibitions. “Everything has… Read more »

Dance the Night Away at Prague Opera Ball

The New York Times Ladies dressed to the nines, men in tuxedos. A rococo Prague State Opera House is the setting, though the entertainment ranges from arias to a traditional Cambodian dance. Oh, and you are there to waltz. This imaginative evening isn’t a dream sequence — it’s time once again for the annual Prague… Read more »

Big names hit catwalk to raise money for charity

The Prague Post Third-annual event draws acting and singing stars to help support UNICEF The stars are aligning, but not for an astrological event. These luminaries are from the Czech fashion, acting and modeling worlds, and they are queuing up to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity at the third annual Hvezdy pro… Read more »

Old stories lead museum into new age

The Prague Post National Museum opens a hands-on exhibition of Czech Legends In a final exhibition before a four-year closing for renovations next summer, the National Museum has chosen a fitting topic: “Ancient Czech Legends.” “This exhibition should start a new direction, focusing our exhibits on young people,” said Jaromír Pavlík, a National Museum spokesman…. Read more »

Enter an imaginary land for children of all ages

The Prague Post Kids love the toys at Království železnic; parents love the AC Excitement is building at Království železnic (Railway Kindgom). The cavernous basement space in Prague 5 is home to meters of model railroad track, which are in the midst of becoming a model of the entire Czech rail system. And if railroads… Read more »

Perceptions of Perception

The Prague Post Artist ponders how we see things in hybrid creation “How can I do an art piece about perception when I don’t understand what it is?” Artist Karim Talaat asked himself as he began work on his master’s thesis for the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design. Talaat may have answered his own… Read more »

Rock for People Czech Republic’s biggest outdoor music festival kicks off July 3 “The advantage here is that the common denominator for everyone is fun, joyfulness, laughter, and the possibility to forget about everyday life for a moment.” Not a bad way to kick off your summer. That’s the opinion of Petr Fort, organizer of Rock for… Read more »

Spy Den

The Prague Post A former overlook that used to monitor Western embassies has been transformed into a museum Resembling a scene out of a low-budget James Bond movie (the ones with Roger Moore), 1970s spy equipment litters the room. There is a camera hidden in the buckle of a lady’s purse, miniature tape recorders and… Read more »

Romance is both in the air and on the dance floor

The Prague Post Prague Opera Ball returns with glitzy list of international guests Imagine you are Cinderella, without the nasty family. Picture beautiful people dressed to the nines, flowing champagne and a stunning venue. You won’t need a fairy godmother to attend one of the most fashionable events in Prague. The Prague Opera Ball is… Read more »