Reel Big Fish – February 7, 2011
These guys from California are a must see for all fans of ska-punk out there. Reel Big Fish have been around for quite a while now, with 7 albums and hundreds of concerts behind them. Their melodies are catchy, lyrics witty and live shows sweaty. Get ready to dance. The band finally returns to Prague after a couple of years away in February, playing at Lucerna Music Bar. Get your tickets through Ticketpro for 365 CZK.
Cirque de Glace – February 11 and 12, 2011
Cirque de Glace is what happens when you have 40 outstanding figure skaters, a huge scene, a projector and a choreographer who has worked with many Olympic winners. Add a couple of acrobats and a drummer, and you’ll see why The Times newspaper called it: “Las Vegas on ice.” The Czech Republic will see the world premiere of the show as the setup of the scene and choreography were adjusted to fit the Czech ice stadiums specifically. There will be 3 performances in Prague, tickets start at 395 CZK and they are available through Ticketpro.
Carnival Fest and Panjabi MC – February 18, 2011
If you like huge parties, dancing and dressing up, this event is for you. It will be the biggest indoor carnival party held in Prague, with live performances by Panjabi MC, Brazilian drummers, 2djs, a vj and a bunch of prizes for the best costumes. It’s not quite Rio but it’s as close as it can get! Tickets are 209 CZK and available through Ticketpro.
New Young Pony Club – February 18, 2011
The band that: “can make your ice cream melt” is making their first appearance in the Czech Republic on February 18, 2011. Their 2007 album Fantastic Playroom set them on a way to stardom and won them a Mercury Prize. New album The Optimist just confirmed their position as a band that creates some pretty great Disco, Punk, Pop and New Wave music. Come to the Meet Factory on February 18, 2011 and see for yourself. Tickets are 560 CZK and are available through Ticketpro.
Bohemian Carnevale – February 26 to March 8, 2011
The Bohemian Carnevale continues with old Czech traditions and festivities that date back to medieval times. They all celebrate human joy so it should be great fun! It will take place in public, in palaces, museums, galleries, theatres and schools, but also in restaurants and shops. Just wander through the Old Town and you’ll come across people dressed up in colourful medieval costumes, playing music and dancing around, so join in the merry times! You can also rent a costume and attend their fancy Crystal Ball, although that will a bit on the pricy side with tickets costing 7200 CZK for the all inclusive package or 3600 CZK for the after dinner stint. There’s more info on their website - carnevale.cz.
‐ Kristýna Svobodová