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Mezi ploty takes the audience between the gates

The grounds of the Bohnice mental hospital open to the public for the Mezi ploty festival of music and theater

What started as a way to break down misconceptions about mental hospitals has become one of Prague's most enduring summer festivals


Prague Fringe starts its second decade

Anya Anastasia appears in ‘The Upside Down Girl,’ one of several musical acts in this year’s Prague Fringe

The long-running festival returns with acts from across the globe,  and if you can’t find an interesting show you aren’t looking


Spend the night at a museum

Visitors line up for information in front of the Rudolfinum at last year’s Museum Night

You don’t have to be Ben Stiller to get into a museum at night — Prague’s major venues open for free one evening a year


Hidden spaces, free concerts highlight Church Night

St. Vitus’ Cathedral is offering a big program with music, tours and a full Mass

Local churches are more than just old buildings — and Church Night seeks to introduce the living religious community to its neighbors


Prague’s Brooklyn celebrates its separate identity

Traffic Dance will present three different shows on top of a converted fire engine

Old and new photos of Žižkov, two days of concerts and lots of street theater mark the neighborhood’s celebration of its cool demeanor


‘Invisible’ plaques come into view on Prague buildings

Known and unkown heroes are remembered on Hybernská street in Prague 1

Early May marks the end of World War II; city districts are stepping in to remind passersby of long-gone and often unknown heroes


AniFest spotlights stop-motion puppetry, world’s best animated films

‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ kicks off the festival, highlights British puppet animation theme

The Teplice-based animation festival expands to Casanova’s old digs in Duchcov and adds a new category to the competitions


DEF promises an affair to remember and more

Vanessa Redgrave (center) appears in ‘Coriolanus,’ the closing film of the festival

Prize winners and critically acclaimed hits from across the EU highlight Prague’s most diplomatic film festival


‘The Good Son’ wins at FebioFest

‘The Good Son’ was shot with digital cameras on a low budget.

A Finnish filmmaker who studied in Prague takes the top honors in Febiofest’s fourth-annual New Europe competition


New European cinema struggles with identity

Ada Condeescu, left, stars in ‘Loverboy’ but she is skeptical that recent Romanian films are really a new wave.

European filmmakers say digital technology has made life easier but hasn’t solved all the problems facing national cinema production


Celtic roots are showing for St. Patrick’s Day

Czech actor Martin Dejdar (left) is the patron of this year’s Irish Music Festival

Ireland’s holiday will be turning Prague’s city center green with a music festvial that includes a daylong concert on Wenceslas Square


Febiofest expands into new dimensions

Director Veit Helmer will introduce his latest comedy, “Baikonur”

Prague’s biggest film festival is on the launch pad with enough films to fill a multiplex for week – plus free music and notable guests


One World embraces global protests

The death of journalist is investigated in “Who Killed Natasha?”

The issue of human rights exploded on the world stage last year, and that provided grist for the mills of documentary filmmakers


Prague artist takes his ‘shadows’ to Manhattan

Tono Stano has his first one-man show in the US at the Pace/MacGill gallery

A camera once owned by Josef Sudek inspired Tono Stano to experiment with techniques that turn the negative into the end result


Shockproof eschews the mainstream

The Israeli-made horror film ‘Rabies’ is one of the more recent films in the festival

You can call them alternative cinema or overlooked masterpieces, just don’t call them bad films — it’s  ‘too narrow’


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Raymond Johnston