This Week in Prague (May 7-13, 2012)
The city's best concerts, parties and other happenings over the next seven days
MONDAY, MAY 7
Heavy rock legends Metallica return to Synot Tip Aréna (Stadion Eden) on the first stop of their 2012 European Black Album Tour. (Event Preview)
American '80s-retro electronica act Com Truise is the special guest at MeetFactory's latest Bohemian Like You night.
New Jersey rockers the Hudson Falcons play a free show at Roxy.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
May 8 is VE Day, a public holiday in the Czech Republic. In Communist-era Czechoslovakia, this holiday marking the end of World War II was originally celebrated on May 9, as it was in the Soviet Union. In 1991, VE Day was brought forward to May 8, the day observed by the Western allies.
Combining Balkan, Latin, African and Jamaican influences, the Orchestre International du Vetex brass collective colonize Palác Akropolis.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Performing their potent blend of world music and electronica, Afro Celt Sound System shake Lucerna Music Bar.
NoD stages the world premiere of Unseen (Nespatřen), choreographer Věra Ondrašíková's and actress/musician Johana Švarcová's new dance project. (Event Listing)
Based in both Berlin and New York City, post-rock outfit Bee and Flower come together at Potrvá.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
Evan Dando fronts reformed alt-rock favorites The Lemonheads at Lucerna Music Bar.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
British trip-hop hero James Lavelle shows off his "audio-visual DJ show" UNKLE Sounds at MeetFactory.
In what's billed as the "dubstep happening of the spring," London producer Benga plays a hotly anticipated DJ set at the Roxy.
Stoner-rock legends Sleep bring their unrelenting riffing to Lucerna Music Bar.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Electroclash icon Miss Kittin is the special guest at Roxy's Flow night.
Popularly known as the Red Army Choir, Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble (Alexandrovci) perform at Tipsport Arena.
Portuguese pop-fado group OqueStrada mix the old and the new at Palác Akropolis.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
The Národní divadlo (National Theatre) stages an English-titled production of the Antonín Dvořák opera Rusalka.
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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
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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
The neo-medieval music band was almost in the pilot for Game of Thrones
Freedom Call to play in Prague by Andres Bermudez - Prague.TV (Foto: Freedom Call FB))
The band is supporting their latest album Master of Light
Foo Fighters to play Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
American alternative rock band is ending its indefinite hiatus
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