Discover Mucha in motion, forgotten Czech art and Baroque splendor

Via vitae at DOX, E-motion at Prague Castle and open garden at Černínský palác

Czech artist Věra Nováková worked in isolation for decades and was unable to show her work during the communist era. The exhibition Via vitaeat DOX until October 16, shows some of her work as well as pieces by artists who have inspired her.

Throughout the summer until the end of October, the garden behind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Černínský palác), in Loretánské náměstí is open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The garden, with Baroque details, was transformed into an English-style park in the 19th century.

Treat yourself to coffee in the dark, prosecco in the park, and Indian spices

Kavarna potme, Prosecco Fest, Ratha-Yatra

It’s the last weekend for Kavarna potme, which serves coffee in total darkness. Admission fees go to support a charity that helps the visually impaired. The cafe is on náměstí Míru from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until July 3.

A mix of sparkling wine and popular music can be found at Prosecco Festival, held in Střelecký ostrov on July 2. You can hear cover bands performing the music of ABBA, The Beatles, Karel Gott, Queen, Smokie, and more. Tickets required.

The cultural festival Ratha – Yatra July 3 in náměstí Republiky. The Float Festival begins with a parade at noon and features cultural presentations beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a tent with a free vegetarian menu for all visitors and a stall selling spices, gift items, clothing and home accessories from India.

Watch a classic detective movie outdoors

Bonnie and Clyde at Letní kino u Keplera

For those who don’t go to the big Karlovy Vary film festival, there’s a screening of the Oscar-winning crime film from 1967 Bonnie and Clyde, with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. It’s at Letní kino u Keplera on July 1 at 9:15 p.m.

Enjoy hot beats and cool jazz

Beats For Love, Miss Petty, Celebration of Queen and Mnozil Brass

With the start of the summer vacation, most of the weekend’s big music events have moved out of Prague. The Electronic Dance Music Festival beat for lovetitled by Armin van Buuren, is in Ostrava from July 1 to 4.

drag queen Miss Petty kicks off the summer season at Palác Akropolis on July 2 with a christening party for their new EP. Unlike many drag queens who rely on lip-syncing, Miss Petty creates her own music and is known for her distinctive music videos.

The Prague Proms continue with Brass Mnozil at Smetana Hall in Obecní dům on July 3. The Austrian septet have a new show called “Phoenix” which they say will treat the serious side of life with the appropriate degree of casualness.

The tribute show Queen’s Celebration features Marc Martel, who has been in several Queen cover bands and recorded some vocals for the hit movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The show will take place at Forum Karlín on July 3. Tickets for previously scheduled shows remain valid.

Dance, draw and laugh

Salsa and Bachata, Urban Sketching, Arena festival and Velvet Comedy

The directory Salsa and Bachata The open-air party at náměstí Václava Havla on July 1 features a long list of DJs playing from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help you get into the groove. The event is brought to you by the Czech National Salsa Congress in cooperation with the New Stage of the Czech National Theatre.

Try your hand at art Urban Sketching: Žižkov Freight Station. Bring your own art materials and meet on July 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nákladové nádraží Žižkov tram stop. Later, some people will go to nearby Parukářka Park to discuss their efforts.

It’s your last chance to catch Arena festival, in Smíchovská náplavka until July 2. The festival, overseen by the Forman Brothers, features local and international theatre, new circus, music and contemporary performing arts.

Start the weekend laughing. Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Showin English with live music and after-party, is in Pracovna on July 1. Lucie Macháčková is the headliner of the show.

Bring the family

Fairy Tale Tours, European Parade and Lion’s Heart Expedition

The Invisible Exhibition (Neviditelná výstava) has prepared a special exhibition Fairy tale visit where children in the dark complete fairy tale tasks and experience magical adventures, to help them overcome the fear of darkness. During the visit, they will meet Cinderella, Goldilocks and various animals. The event, aimed at Czech speakers, will take place on July 3 at 10 a.m. in the New Town Hall.