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Stockholm at the weekend: Clubs, concerts and art

Weekend club, concert and art tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Steam room dance:

Tonight sees the premiere for a new club venture. Pure Purpose and friends are behind the Sweat concept. We have secretly listened to his mega mix all week and can promise it will be funkalicious and fantastic.

Locomotive Chaos:

Don’t Blame The Youth visit the best club for party-goers at H62. Residents Brint and Meekus play between ten and twelve. At midnight Vemdetta, Tinkiet, and Mell-B take over. It will be techno-testosterone, kuduro and the best Baltimores.

Italo Marathon:

Who doesn’t love soft synth pop, hard bass and lyrics in dodgy English? When 80’s dedicates the night to the world’s most encouraging music genre and invites the great Italo disco enthusiast, DJ Galliano, be prepared to go to bed late with major pains in your feet.

<a href="http://www.kalendarium.se/?konst=&action=sh&mn=klubb&id=721&kategori=&spliced=2008-04-04"Sweaty techno:

We don’t really know how many times we’vegone on about Slick now. But we just have to do it one more time. Pjotr and Patti are two of the best and on Saturday they meet in a colourful DJ-duel. The last time Slick took over Kägelbanan we saw our favorite professor Tiina Rosenberg smile at everyone. Now we’re hoping for a repeat.

Electro Fusion:

Culture clashes are exciting. At least when the best of two world meet in one huge electronic music party. We are obviously talking about Fuse, the club that brought together synth pop enthusiasts and electro-hipsters in one large heap of glow sticks and dyed hair.

The Hardest Concert:

Stockholm continues to be spoled with top-notch concerts. Onyx and Saigon are coming here on Friday. Put your fists in the air.

Rubies:

A big thank you to the Swedish Music Club. We love you with all of our heart. We have listened to The Keys continuously for two weeks. Rubies. Debaser Medis. Friday. Heart.

Art

Tree Shimmer:

In My Tree is Swedish photographer Jenny Källman’s first individual exhibition in Stockholm since her graduation from Konstfack in 2002. With their subdued shimmer and painting-like expression, Källman’s photographs describe both strange and completely normal parts of daily life. Her work often touches people who find themselves between the ages of youth and adulthood, a time that is willingly portrayed in film and literature. You can now see Källman’s work at Crystal Palace.

Egyptian Architecture:

Swedish photographer Mats Eriksson presents his third individual exhibition at Mia Sundberg Gallery. In the new photo series, Architecture for the Poor: An Experiment in Rural Egypt, he examines a specific Egyptian city project south of Cairo, designed by the architect Hassan Fathy.

MUSIC

Lenny Kravitz lets it rip on stage in Sweden

US artist Lenny Kravitz made headlines when he rocked his pants off at a rip-roaring gig in Stockholm last night – literally.

Kravitz performed to an audience of thousands of cheering fans at Stockholm's biggest theme park – Gröna Lund – on Monday night.

And the rock legend, who is not known for pulling any punches on stage, went all in to offer his Swedish audience the whole package. Yes, the whole package.

For as Kravitz crouched down in a laws-of-physics-defying way right at the start of the energetic performance, he managed to split his leather outfit at crotch level – leaving the artist with a gaping hole in his trousers.

And if there was one thing we did not know about the 51-year-old artist before that we know now – it is that he does not wear underwear. Let's just say the audience went nuts.

The Local is unable to publish picture proof of the revealing incident, but curious readers may click on the tweet below. Warning: contains nudity. Do not click if you are at work.

After leaving the stage for several minutes, the rocker reappeared in a new pair of trousers. And that's how you crack into the history books, folks.

“The producer stepped up and said that they had 'some problems on stage'. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said 'sorry, I ripped my trousers',” a member of the audience, named only as Sara, told the Expressen tabloid after the show.

“It was insane, I killed myself laughing. And then I called my mum who was there at the show as well. Her reaction was the same and she almost killed herself laughing too,” she added.

Behind hits such as 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over', 'American Woman' and aptly titled 'Fly Away', Kravitz has sold almost 40 million albums worldwide and holds the record of most Grammy Awards in the category Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

He commented on the incident in Stockholm late on Tuesday by tweeting a screen shot of a text message from fellow rock star Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith fame:

It is not the first time a world artist has a mishap on stage in Sweden this summer. But while Kravitz suffered only an awkward wardrobe malfunction, rocker Dave Grohl broke his leg in concert in Gothenburg in June.

The 46-year-old Foo Fighters frontman made headlines around Europe when he spectacularly returned after being briefly rushed to hospital to complete the show in a cast.