/In Brief/ The birthplace of Skoda automobiles and Pilsner beer, Pilsen is the Czech Republic’s fourth-largest city, known for its art spaces, brews, and core of old architectural gems, including the world’s thirdlargest synagogue. /What to Do/ Watch a performance of contemporary circus arts, with Pilsen’s annual Le Cirque Nouveau program bringing 60 performances from nine international circus ensembles ( through December 15). See niche exhibitions at the West Bohemian Gallery, one from Munich’s golden age of art—think Kandinski and Klee—at “Munich: Shining Metropolis of Art” ( through April 6), the other a collection of Maori portraits by native Gottfried Lindauer, on loan from the National Gallery in Auckland ( May 6–September 20). Go on a stroll through otherwise private green areas during the Weekend of Opened Gardens ( June 13–14). Hear spectacular jazz at the Bohemia Jazz Fest ( July 1–31), an annual highlight of Europe’s summer music circuit. /While You’re There/ Take a tour of the Pilsen Historical Underground ( plzenskepodzemi.cz), a 20-kilometer-long maze of subterranean tunnels that date back to the 14th century. Relax after with a beer at Pilsner Urquell Brewery ( prazdrojvisit.cz), where the first pilsner-style ale was brewed in 1842.