This Week in Prague (April 30-May 6, 2012)
The city's best concerts, parties and other happenings over the next seven days
MONDAY, APRIL 30
Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish play Tipsport Arena. (Event Listing)
Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum returns to Palác Akropolis, this time with his own quartet.
TUESDAY, MAY 1
May 1 is Labor Day, a public holiday in the Czech Republic. Closely linked with the Soviet era, the tradition actually dates back to 19th-century Chicago, where a general strike ended in the infamous 1886 Haymarket Riot. Post-1989, May 1 has become a day for rallies and demonstrations.
If fighting the power doesn't take your fancy, experimental Australian post-hardcore band Closure in Moscow top the bill at Chapeau Rouge.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Together with a host of celebrity guests, The Tap Tap, an acclaimed Czech group made up of handicapped musicians, throw a "party on wheels" at Divadlo Archa.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
Slovak electronic folk duo Longital are the special guests at the latest Prague International Bluenight at A Studio Rubín.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Australian guitar phenomenon Joe Robinson shows off his unique finger-picking technique at Palác Akropolis.
Austrian drum 'n' bass duo Camo & Krooked are the special guests at Roxy's Shadowbox night.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Topping the bill at the Electronic Beats Festival Prague, The Streets' Mike Skinner plays a DJ set at Divadlo Archa.
Belgian dance/rock/pop group Hooverphonic bring an orchestra to Palác Lucerna's Velký sál (Great Hall).
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Amateur jazz musicians are invited to U Malého Glena for its weekly UMG Jam Session.
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Mike + The Mechanics to play in Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Genesis guitarist will front his own band with a new album but promises classic hits
Stand up for stand-up comedy in Prague by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV
Stand-up comedy is finally making its mark in the Czech Republic
Orange is coming back by Ross Kennerly - Prague.TV
Join Dutch friends in Prague in celebrating Kingsday on April 21st
Pat Metheny to play Prague's Forum Karlín by Andres Bermudez - Prague.TV (Foto: Pat Metheny FB)
The jazz guitarist will be giving an overview of his career
Salsa in Prague by Andres Bermudez - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
A short guide on where to dance to Latin music
Legendary Paul Kalkbrenner returns to Prague by Fource - Prague.TV
12. 5. 17 @ Hala 70, Prague
Metallica coming to Prague in 2018 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: metallica.com - Jeff Yeager)
The band announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour
Angel Olsen at Meetfactory by Andres Bermudez - Prague.TV (Foto: Angel Olsen FB)
The indie musician has changed her sound with her latest album
Bazaar festival presents three days of theater and dance by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: friendly fire - Zooropa / Alfred ve dvoře)
Finished productions and works in progress will be at three venues in Prague
Corvus Corax to play Klub Nova Chmelnice by Andres Bermudez - Prague.TV
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