Looking for something to do this week? Attend the St Patrick's Day parade in Stockholm, the World Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg, Canadian electro pop in Malmö.
St Patrick's Day parade
The annual St Patrick's Day parade has become an increasingly popular event in Sweden. This year's parade leaves Karlaplan in Stockholm at 12 o'clock on Sunday. The pipes and drums of the First Royal Engineers will lead the way as the parade makes its way to Stureplan.
Times: Sunday, March 16th, 12 noon
Final of Melodifestivalen
Although the final of Sweden's Eurovision qualifying competition this Saturday is sold out, you can still catch the live performances at the two full dress rehearsals this weekend. The final will also be broadcast live on television on Saturday night, and the winner will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.
Price: 250-450 kronor
Location: Globen, Globentorget.
Times: Friday, March 14th, 7pm and Saturday, March 15th, 1.30pm
Phone: 077- 131 00 00
170 70 70
Skansen’s Easter Celebration
To celebrate Easter, all of the houses at Skansen will be decorated and an Easter market will be held at Bollnästorget. Be sure not to miss Maundy Thursday when the children dress up as witches in accordance with an old Swedish tradition. There will also be circus performances held during the weekend in Bragehallen.
Location: Skansen Open Air Museum, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården.
Times: Thursday, March 20th
… and continuing.
Phone: 08- 442 80 00
More information: www.skansen.se
Into The Wild
Into the Wild, written and directed by Sean Penn, was a major success at the Stockholm Film Festival last November. Now the story of 22-year-old Christopher McCandless who leaves his privileged lifestyle behind to venture into the wildness is playing at Biografen Sture. The movie is based on the prize winning best seller of the same name by Jon Krakauer.
Location: Biografen Sture, Birger Jarlsgatan 41a.
Times: Three showings daily
Phone and booking: 08- 678 85 48
More information: www.biosture.se
The works of Birgitta Källbäck and Sebastian Dahlgren (grandmother and grandson) are on display at Galleri Riddaren. This new exhibition, which includes some of Dahlgren’s photographs from New York, opens this Saturday at 1pm.
Location: Gallery Riddaren, Köpmanbrinken 8, Gamla Stan.
Times: Saturday, March 15th, 1pm-6pm (Regular Opening Times 11am-6pm).
…and continuing to March 27th.
Phone: 08- 24 54 02
More information: www.sebastian.fotosidan.se
Killing Mood, The Other Flesh, and Kamikaze Queens
A rock concert with three incredible bands. Killing Mood will perform their cinematic songs with their lead signer, Belinda Kordic, who is described as a cross between Nick Cave and Nancy Sinatra.
Location: Mosebacke, Mosebacke torg 3.
Times: Friday, March 14th, 8pm
Phone: 08- 556 098 90
More information: www.mosebacke.se
World Figure Skating Championships 2008
This year’s World Figure Skating Championship will be held in Gothenburg, and officially begins this Tuesday. Special guest stars such as the Synchronized Skating Team, world champions, and Crown Princess Victoria to take part in the ceremony.
Times: Tuesday, March 18th
…and continuing to Sunday, March 23rd
More information, full programme, and tickets: Figure Skating
Yasmin Levy is an incredible new singer from Israel. Her music is inspired by old tradition from the 1500s.
Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13
Times: Saturday, March 15th
Phone: 031- 12 15 83
More information: www.musikenshus.se
Swedish International Travel & Tourism Trade Fair
The leading travel and tourism fair in Scandinavia sets up in Gothenburg this week and will be open to the public over the weekend. The fair will have representatives from over one hundred countries and attracts 50,000 visitors per year.
Location: Svenska Mässan, Mässans gata
Times: Saturday, March 15th, 9am-6pm and Sunday, March 16th, 10am-5pm
Phone: 031- 7088000
Letters from the New Country
This exhibition answers the question of how immigrants in Sweden look at Swedish people and their culture. Just like the Swedish emigrants to the United States, the immigrants to Sweden wrote letters home and they have been collected in a book which is the foundation for the exhibition.
Price: 30-40 kronor (Under 20’s- free)
Location: Emigraternas Hus, Packhusplatsen 7
Times: All week
…and continuing to April 30th.
Phone: 031- 130051
Malmö’s 25th International Children and Young People’s Film Festival. The Festival was founded in 1984 with the aim of showing films that would otherwise not be screened. Each year about 100 films are shown throughout the festival with seminars and discussions in order to inspire young people to get involved in film.
Location: Spegeln, Filmstaden Royal Victoria
Times: Thursday, March 13th, Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th
Phone: 040 – 23 92 11
More information and a full timetable: www.buff.se
This is the second chance to experience the Metropolitan Opera in High Definition live from New York. The satellite transmission starts one hour before the performance of Peter Grimes so that the audience in Malmö can watch as the audience arrives at the
Price: 290 kronor
Location: Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget 29.
Times: Saturday, March 15th, 6.30pm
Phone: 040 – 10 30 20
An Easter celebration with egg painting, newly hatched chickens, sheep, wool, and witchcraft.
Price: 10 kronor (Children 0-6 free)
Location: Malmö Museer, Malmöhusvägen
Times: Monday, March 17th, 12.30pm-2pm
…and continuing to March 20th
Phone: 040- 344439
Numero and Pikko
Canadian electro popsters Numero pay a visit to the Swim Fast Club.
Price: 80 kronor (Free entrance before 10pm)
Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2.
Times: Saturday, March 15th, 10pm (Doors open 7pm)
Phone: 040- 23 98 80