Prague Winter Festival - January 2 to 7, 2011
The Prague Winter Festival has been an annual event since 1972. It has a rich performance set list including classical music, opera and ballet in some of Prague's most beautiful theatres, and concert halls. Venues include the Estates Theatre, The Prague State Opera, The National Theatre and the famous Dvorak Hall of the Prague Rudolfinum. You can look forward to Mozart's Don Giovanni, the Blacklight Theatre performance or the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jonas Kaufmann - January 10, 2011
Jonas Kaufmann is currently the hottest tenor in opera - or so they say! You can see for yourselves on January 10 when he brings his gala performance to the Municipal House. Born in Munich, the multi award winning Kaufman has been heard in most of the world's leading opera houses and tickets to his Prague performance start at 895 CZK. They are available through Ticketpro offices.
UB40 - January 19, 2011
The band behind the Number 1 hits Red Red Wine and Kingston Town are coming to Prague to play their mix of Reggae, Soul, Ska, and the Blues at the Incheba Arena. Join fellow fans here on January 19 to get a glimpse of the magic that's kept UB40 on the airwaves for nearly 30-years. There must be something about them! Tickets are 780 CZK and are available through Ticketpro offices.
HC Sparta Praha vs. HC Slavia Praha - January 21, 2011
Come along to the Tesla Arena to see two of most popular Prague ice hockey teams clash on the ice! The game between Sparta and Slavia starts at 18.00, tickets are fairly cheap (starting at 150 CZK) and they are available through Sazka Ticket offices.
Ancient Czech Legends - Throughout January, 2011
This exhibition at the National Museum focuses on both the historical legends and the folk tales surrounding the history of the Czech people. It's interesting to both children and adults, and you can learn, and play at the same time! Visitors will see medieval manuscripts, renaissance engravings, baroque paintings, illustrations from children's books, funny-bone tickling magazines, exclusive archaeological discoveries and multimedia games. It‘s educational, interactive, entertaining and playful. Entrance to the National Museum is 150 CZK or 100 CZK for students.
Prague's Ball Season - January 1 to March 9, 2011
Dust off your long forgotten classical dancing skills (if you ever had any), put on your fancy dress (or dress shirt) and head out to one of Prague's many balls. If you don't feel like waltzing you can still go along, have a couple of drinks and enjoy the sight of the graceful dancers gliding across the floor. The clumsy ones are pretty fun to watch too! There's usually a DJ after the classical band - a factor that will encourage even the most shy among you dance, well, after a little bit of liquid courage anyway. The ball season lights up some of Prague's grandest venues including the Marble Hall at the Lucerna Palace. Tickets are available through the venue or Ticketpro offices and the prices usually start at around 300 CZK.
‐ Kristýna Svobodová