Calendar listings: Aug. 21-27
Posted: August 21, 2013
Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör is at the Letní Letná festival of new circus.
Jazz, rock etc.
Anděl Award-winning singer Lenka Dusilová and a band called Payanoia perform in an evening called Talents and Masters, held with the support of the City of Prague. Vagon, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m.
Keyboardist Milan Svoboda leads his quartet in an evening of jazz. Svoboda has an extensive résumé, including writing a soundtrack for filmmaker Sam Fuller and music for Czech National Theater productions. Reduta, Aug. 27 at 9:30
An English-language staging of the hit musical Rent has a limited engagement in Prague until the end of August. The play is based on the opera La bohème, reset in New York's Alphabet City. Until Aug. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30, Divadlo Na prádle, Besední 3, Prague 1
The contemporary circus and theater festival Letní Letná brings an international roster of performing troupes to tents in Letná park for the tenth time. The festival runs until Sept. 3.
The American Center is sponsoring a series of events leading up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There is a global viewing party of The March Aug. 26, a flashmob Aug. 28 and a concert Aug. 29. Contact the American Center over at Americkecentrum.cz/en to sign up in advance.
Tickets are available to the public for the Top Secret fashion show. Celebrities, including fashion-show winners from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, will be among the dozens of models wearing eye-catching and often outlandish intimate apparel from the workshop of Petr Kolouda for Werso and tens of millions of crowns worth of diamonds by Cabrha. Aug. 27, Hotel Hilton at 8 p.m.
Out of Town
Now in its 12th year, Hip Hop Kemp offers a big lineup of international stars, including Big Daddy Kane, Kendrick Lamar, EL-P and Souls of Mischief. Aug. 22-24, Festival Park, Hradec Králové.
The Rock for Church(ill) festival began as a small affair to raise money to restore a church. Over the 14 years since then, it has grown into a major affair with a mix of foreign and Czech acts playing rock, reggae and pop. Headliners include the Qemists Live, Herbaliser, Che Sudaka, Movits!, Anthony B and Donuts. Aug. 30-31, Vroutek, north Bohemia
Jazz Dock reopens in September. It will host JAR Sept. 11-12 and Chris Potter's Underground Sept. 29-30.
For classical music fans, Dvořák Prague starts Sept. 8, and Strings of Autumn starts Sept. 23.
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