Halloween is not something the Czechs celebrate. However since the invasion of capitalism (and let’s face it, expats) Prague especially is warming to the concept of another holiday that can be used as an excuse for drinking. Lots of clubs, bars and other venues are hosting parties; here’s a round-up of some spooky stuff happening this weekend in Prague.
Check out the Monster Ball located at Klub Kostel on October 29, beginning at 8:30. Live music, plus a DJ and free food; Klub Kostel is a decommissioned church, so spooky atmosphere is guaranteed. Tickets are 250 CZK, 200 CZK if you show up in costume.
Belushi’s Bar, located in the Mosaic House hotel will host “An Evening of Screams” beginning at 7pm on October 30. Costume contests, a murder mystery, live music, drink specials and horror movies are all on the bill. Tickets are 100 CZK in advanced or 150 CZK at the door.
The very cool SaSaZu is hosting Bloody Sexy Halloween on October 30. Drink specials, DJ’s, a “scary-sexy-naughty” costume contest – this could all get interesting. 200 CZK entry, however if you show up before 11pm, in costume, you get in free.
For a more laidback evening, try the Globe Bookstore & Cafe. On October 30, beginning at 8pm, you’ll be entertained by live music and costume contests. On October 31, the Globe will be showing Psycho starting at 8pm. Both events are free.
For a spooky way to discover Prague, take the Prague Walks Ghost Walk. Held nightly at both 8pm and 9pm, this one hour walk will introduce you to Prague legends, spirits, and other occult-like tidbits as you wander the frightening streets of the city. Tickets are 300 CZK and can be purchased the night of the walk. Like scary art? Hit the Rudolfinum for their current exhibition, Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, a horror filled exhibition of dolls in blood baths and other macabre images. And finally, English theater company Blood, Love and Rhetoric will present a series of horror short stories from October 28-30.
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