November has moved into its second half, Advent is around the corner and Christmas is in sight. The week ends pleasantly in half with a national holiday, thanks to which many people enjoy freer holidays. And what to do interesting, what to read and what to go to the cinema? Try our tips.
Prague through the eyes of homeless people
Have you been to the Castle and the Astronomical Clock, did they cross the Charles Bridge again? Nevertheless, you probably don’t know everything about Prague! The tour will convince you of that from a slightly different perspective. How do you live in Hlavák and what was the life of the bonays from Bona and peace like?
Take a walk through Prague, for example with Zuzka, who has been taking drugs for many years and now works as a field worker and guide just for Pragulic. Or choose Václav, a former millionaire and homeless man of his own free will, who will also give you tips on how to live on the streets without being dirty and having nowhere to look. You will otherwise look not only at the metropolis, but also at the people living on the street. At the same time, you will help where it makes sense.
The third Saturday of November? Theater lovers already know, others will suggest: A Theater Night is taking place in the Czech Republic, promising unique experiences. You can look forward to night tours, theater workshops, discussions with the creators, special performances or premieres. And all this for free or for a symbolic entrance fee. Last year’s event was held online, this year’s ninth, which has the subtitle Fresh Air, will take place currently in force hygiene measures. You will visit the Bolek Polívka Theater, where the play Speech will have its premiere, among other things Anny Polívková (42), and the actress will then take you through the theater with a headlamp on your head? Or will you try theater on your own at the East Bohemian Theater in Pardubice? You will learn all the essentials at the event stands!
Construction and games festival
Whoever is not angry, this applies to both small and large. And because it’s not for long trips outside, it’s always nice to find an interesting weekend program for the family and under the roof. And maybe even draw inspiration for gifts. Because kits are loved by both boys and girls. An intergenerational event takes place in Zlín, where you will discover interesting boards, kits, puzzles and Montessori toys, plastic and wooden, modern and retro, funny and educational. And you will be able to buy a lot. The event takes place at the Baťa Institute, the entrance fee is CZK 70 and for the family CZK 250.
Christmas markets are starting
Advent starts next weekend, but you can visit Christmas markets all over the Czech Republic now. Where to go and where is it worth it?
It will be in the center of Olomouc from Friday, November 19 sell punch and a Christmas assortment, and on Sunday a tree will light up at the town hall.
One of the most beautiful markets you can visit in Prague can be found on Náměstí Míru near the Church of St. Ludmila. They have a pleasant intimate atmosphere and you should not miss the stand with warm pancakes.
And you can visit the wonderful traditional markets in Kuks, where you can have some of the gastronomic specialties and buy for example Christmas decorations or baubles on the tree.
15 years of love
When you laugh, you laugh too. Although he has been happy with one woman for almost thirty years, interpersonal relationships, infidelities and moral collapses can tune into a voluminous novel by reading in the morning and you don’t care if you have bags under your eyes. To the writer and the theater director Patrick Hartl (45) the book novelty 15 years of love was published. The main character is the successful hairdresser Aleš, who in his thirties knows his great love, the Croatian Jelena. However, she will inflict love on him for years to come. He becomes the father of twins who grow from cute little girls to adolescent creatures. You will enjoy happy, embarrassing and sad stories from Aleš’s life, sometimes you will sympathize with him, other times you will not be able to understand why he pampers girls so much. The author himself says about the book that it is his best.
Wishes to Santa
A romantic Christmas comedy? Who wouldn’t like such movies? Even film kitsch rejectors are significantly less strict during this period. Film director Marta Ferencová (48, Everything or Nothing, Too Personal Acquaintance) is a remake of the Polish film Night Full of Miracles (2011) in the Czech version. You can look forward to acting stars such as Eva Holubová (62), Jaroslav Dušek (60), Jiří Langmajer (55) or Richard Krajčo (44). The characters are reminiscent of those from the Love of Heaven (2003): a widower is looking for a wife for himself and I have for my son, a young couple may have a nice holiday of a little refugee from an orphanage and parents would finally like to know their son’s love, but he doesn’t dare …