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Top five things to do this weekend in Prague (Sept. 3-4)

Richard III. Photo Supplied

Not sure what to do this weekend in Prague? We’ve got you covered.

     1. Charles 700 years later – A mock coronation and medieval markets

The culmination of two years of planning, Charles University in partnership with the city are putting on a grand weekend chock full of events in celebration of the 700th year of Charles IV, or as Czechs know him, the father of the country. Events, that include meticulously detailed medieval markets, music, dancing, fire shows and the biggest of the events, a reenactment of the coronation of Charles IV at St. Vitus Cathedral starts tomorrow at 10:00 AM and goes into the night on Sunday. Check out the website for a full program

All over Prague
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4

     2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – LIVE at O2 Arena

This band needs no introduction. Just know that if you buy a ticket, you will also get a complimentary copy of their new album “The Getaway.” What more could you ask for?

O2 Arena
Českomoravská 2345/17, Praha 9
Sunday, September 4
7:00 PM

     3. Robert III at the Estates Theater

Prague Shakespeare Company partners with Národní divadlo (National Theatre of the Czech Republic) to present an international English-language collaboration of Shakespeare’s Richard III. PSC Artistic Director Guy Roberts directs and stars as Richard, the man audiences have loved to hate for four hundred years. Deformed in body and spirit, this depraved madman is obsessed with becoming King of England. Does he fall? Of course, but not before he has taken all of us on his wickedly entertaining ride. Performed in English with Czech subtitles.

Estates Theater
Saturday, September 3
7:00 PM

     4. Corporeality 1890–1921

An exhibition dedicated to depictions of the human form between 1890-1921 continues the prior series of themed exhibitions of František Kupka’s work. This particular show focuses on the period when Kupka gradually abandoned the Art Nouveau vocabulary and, using the human body as a testing ground for new approaches, found his path leading to abstract artistic expression. Get amongst it before it ends

Museum Kampa
U Sovových mlýnů 2
Praha 1, Malá Strana, 118 00
+420 257 286 147, +420 257 286 144

     5. LAST CALL: International Festival of New Circus and Theater

Letní Letná has become a solid platform presenting the work of Czech contemporary circus and theatre companies to the general public. The festival regularly features new works of such groups as Cirk La Putyka, Losers Cirque Company, Cirque Garuda and others. Last year the festival drew nearly 40,000 people. This is the finally weekend to check it out before it ends.

Until September 4, 2016
Letenské sady
Ticket prices vary depending on the show

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