What’s Happening: July in Prague

Events, Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on July 1, 2010 at 6:00 am

Happy July! In Prague this month? We’ve got a round-up of what’s happening around town. Most theaters go dark in July and August, so no performances at the State Opera House, National Theater and other large venues. No worries though – there should be plenty of fun and sun to keep you occupied all month long!

The Prague Proms International Music Festival is a great answer to those longing for culture in these “dark” theater days. Designed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra; guest conductors and musicians from all over the world perform unique combos in the beautiful Art Nouveau Obeční dům. Through July 22.

For the kid in all of us: Teatrotoc, a street theater festival takes over Kampa Island from July 11-13. Look for jugglers, puppeteers, mimes, storytellers, musicians and more. Excellent outdoor activity for children; but all will discover a bit of magic.

They never actually came to Czechoslovakia, but Beatlemania is gripping the current Prague at the Czech Museum of Music. An ongoing exhibit, the display combines a history of the Beatles and the culture in general of the 60s with how the band influenced a generation in Communist Czechoslovakia. The lifestyle of youth in this period is examined, complete with hippy hairstyles and the unofficial culture and style popular then.

Photos courtesy of Prague Proms, Teatrotoc, and Czech Museum of Music

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