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What’s on in Sweden: April 25 – May 1

What's on this week in Sweden: Surreal circus in Stockholm, Entombed in Gothenburg, Walpurgis celebrations in Malmö.

STOCKHOLM

Taylor Mac

”If you only see one drag act ever, this should probably be it.” Strong words of advice from Time Out London.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg 1-3

Time: Monday, April 28th, 7pm

More information: www.sodrateatern.com

Surreal circus

The Montreal based circus troupe, “7 doigts de la main” returns to Stockholm. In 2003, they made their breakthrough on the international scene with a surreal circus show that combines traditional Chinese acrobatics with modern dance, basketball, and skateboarding. Don’t miss it!

Price: 230 kronor

Location: Subtopia, Rotemannavägen 10.

Time: Friday, April 25th, 7pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 08- 530 616 77

More information: http://www.sodrateatern.com/en/Program–Tickets/Events-container/Taylor-Mac/

Three Artists

Three artists from three cities join together for a collective exhibition. Artists: Tatiana Essbland (Nack, Sweden), Frauke Bohge (Berlin, Germany), and Tord Camilton (Uppsala, Sweden).

Location: Köpmangatan 4, Gamla Stan.

Time: Saturday April 26th 12pm-8pm

…and continuing to May 1st.

Phone: 08- 24 41 51

Tickets: Galleri Svea

My Generation

A tribute to the 1960’s. A party with the best music from the 1960s including The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Beatles, The Supremes and more. Live acts include the Repeatles and guest Magnus Carlson.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Restaurang Tyrol, Lilla Allmänna gränd 2.

Time: Friday, April 25th, 8pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 08- 670 76 65

Tickets: <a href="http://www1.ticnet.se/Entry?S=SISE&E1=STHTYR200804252200&E2=alla

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Sphere The Experience

The biggest DJ gala in northern Europe! Ten of the world’s best DJ’s perform in the biggest electronic music event ever in Sweden. Note: Tickets only available through direct online payment.

Price: 570 kronor – 920 kronor (VIP)

Location: Stockholm Globe Arena, Globentorget.

Times: Saturday, April 26th, 6pm.

Phone: 077- 131 00 00

Tickets: <a href="http://www1.ticnet.se/EventList?eventSubGroupId=GLO324.215156

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Walpurgis Night

Skansen offers a memorable Walpurgis night by welcoming the Spring season in the traditional Swedish way with bonfires, choirs, and the game, “Bat the Cat Out of the Vat.” Spring’s arrival has been celebrated at Skansen since 1894, and the programme has not changed much since then.

Location: Skansen Open Air Museum, Djurgårdslätten 49-51.

Time: Wednesday, April 30th

Phone: 08- 442 80 00

More information: [email protected]

GOTHENBURG

Borta bra men hemma bästa

Maria and Josef live a comfortable, predictable life in their IKEA-styled home. When they meet 40 year old Mirna, an illegal immigrant with teenage rock-star dreams, their world is turned upside down. A guest performance from Helsingborg’s Stadsteater presented with FolkTeatern in Göteborg for the project Nya Pjäser – Nya Världar.

Location: Pusterviks Stora Scen

Time: Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th

More information: Pustervik

Gothenburg Horse Show

The Gothenburg Horse Show presents Rolex FEI World Cup Final 2008. You can see the world’s best riders and horses in eight performances full of excitement, laughter, and beautiful riding.

Location: Scandinavium

Times: Wednesday, April 23rd

…and continuing to April 27th.

More information: www.goteborghorseshow.se

Valborg goes live

Live metal music from Somber, Marionette, Everygrey, Entombed and others to celebrate Valborg.

Age: 13-20

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Brewhouse – Stena arena.

Time: Wednesday, April 30th, 7pm

Eric Gadd

During the spring, Eric Gadd plays intimate performances in unusually crowded clubs as a precursor to the summer performances and the autumn tour. This weekend he’ll be raising the temperature at Neferiti with his red-hot single “Tvåhundratusen” (Two hundred thousand).

Location: Nefertiti

Times: Thursday, April 24th

MALMÖ

La Fille du Regiment

The last chance to experience opera live in High Definition transmitted directly from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The transmission begins an hour before the show so the audience in Sweden can watch as the audience arrives in New York.

Price: 290 kronor

Location: Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget 29.

Times: Saturday, April 26th, 7.30pm

Phone: 040- 12 59 78

Tickets: 040- 10 30 20

My Eklund and Pascal Jardy

The duo My Eklund and Pascal Jardy perform music by D. Ortiz, J. Dowland and V. Galilei.

Price: 40 kronor (Children 7-15, 10 kronor)

Location: Malmö Konstmuseum, Slottsholmen.

Time: Sunday, April 27th, 2pm-4pm

Phone: 040- 344437

Walpurgis Concert

Malmö’s largest men’s choir hold a concert to celebrate the spring on Walpurgis.

Location: Margaretapaviljongen.

Times: Wednesday, April 30th, 7pm

Valborg in Malmö

Interested in celebrating Valborg in the traditional Swedish way? Come welcome the Spring this year at Pildammsparken with picnics, a children’s show, a bonfire, and an unexpected Valborg experience.

Location: Pildammsparken.

Time: Wednesday, April 30th, 5pm, 7.30pm, and 9.30pm

More information: [email protected]

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.