What's on in Sweden: October 3rd - October 9th. NHL hockey, Open tennis and Aussie comedy in Stockholm; Ane Brun in Gothenburg; Steve Wynn and naked Jesus shock in Malmö.
15 years of Re:Orient
This weekend welcomes the 15th anniversary of the Re:Orient festival at Södra Teatern.
The classic Söder venue plays host over the three day festival to a rich selection of concerts and club nights combined with a serious backdrop of debates and lectures addressing subjects such as Islam and asylum policy.
The “Orient” in the festival's title is a broad concept and the highlight of the festival for many will be the Mahmoud Fadl – north Africa's leading percussionist.
Price: 0 -250 kronor depending on event
Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg 1-3
Time: Friday October 3rd - 5th
More information: www.reorient.se
Raw Aussie Comedy
RAW Comedy Club proudly presents: A RAW late night – unlike anything else! Featuring Australia's Steve Hughes and his hard-edged social commentary.
Hughes is backed up at the wonderfully charismatic China Theatre by a late night comedy line up featuring Finland's André Wickström and Sweden's own Peter Wahlbäck and Mårten Andersson.
So not only do you get to see Aussie comedy at its best you can also put your Swedish to the test with Wahlbäck's twisted brand of black humour.
Location: China Theatre, Berzelli Park
Time: Friday October 3rd, 11.15pm
More Information: www.rawcomedy.se
Stockholm Open Tennis
The Stockholm Open Tennis tournament starts at the Royal Tennis Hall on Saturday and is recognized to be one of Sweden's top sporting events.
While Roger Federer has made a regrettable late withdrawal, the field remains strong with Argentina’s world number seven David Nalbandian, former world number two Tommy Haas, Croatia’s Mario Ancic, Wimbledon semi-finalist Rainer Schüttler, in-form American Sam Querrey, and Japanese teenage star Kei Nishikori ready to go head-to-head with Sweden’s top three players Robin Söderling, Thomas Johansson and Jonas Björkman.
Price: From 115 kronor
Location: Royal Tennis Hall, Lidingövägen 75
Time: Saturday October 4th - 12th
More information: http://www.ifstockholmopen.se
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators
The NHL season opens in Stockholm this year pitting Daniel Alfredsson's Ottawa against Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh in Globen this weekend.
What's more, Gothenburg band Hardcore Superstar and Robertsfors rockers Sahara Hotnights will provide the musical entertainment for the festive event.
Price: 395 - 1095 kronor
Time: Saturday October 4th & Sunday October 5th, 8pm
More information: www.globearenas.se
Time & Place: Los Angeles
The exhibition Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957–1968, which presents 25 artists and architects, opens this Saturday and is the last in the Time & Place series curated in connection with the 50th anniversary of Moderna Museet.
Sun, surf and smog – three words that throw an explanatory light on the explosive development of art in Los Angeles during a few intense years starting in the late 1950s.
In the shadow of New York, artists such as Ed Kienholz, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Sam Francis, James Turrell and John Baldessari made works that in their unique visuality inspired generation after generation of artists all over the world.
Price: 80 kronor
Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen
Time: Saturday October 4th – Sunday January 4th
More Information: www.modernamuseet.se
Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun plays Gothenburg on Sunday and if you haven't see her yet, take this chance.
The prolific Brun has released a raft of albums in recent years after her major breakthrough with "Spending Time with Morgan" in 2003. With "Changing of the Seasons" and Sketches in 2008 Brun has established her pedigree as one of Scandinavia's top performers with music that moves the soul and stimulates the mind.
Price: 325 kronor
Location: Storan, Kungsparken 1
Time: Sunday October 5th, 7pm
More information: http://www.storan.nu
Cuatro Estaciones - Björn Säfsten
A dance performance from the award winning young choreographer Björn Säfsten.
Cuatro Estaciones means four stations, seasons, (petrol) stations. One can continue the thread; the four seasons, destinations, (train) stations. Four stops, four points on a line towards something, circular or symbolic.
You get the picture – four – four dancers, four stations, for real at Pustervik on Saturday.
Price: 140 kronor
Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12
Time: Saturday October 4th, 7pm
More information: www.pustervik.goteborg.se
Steve Wynn (US)
US indie rock legend Steve Wynn comes to Malmö's KB on Wednesday.
Wynn, together with REM and The Replacements, is given the credit for inventing the US indie rock scene in the 1980s. Wynn's albums “The Days of Wine and Roses and “Medicine Show” with his band the Dream Syndicate are considered to be some of the best in the genre.
Wynn now flies solo and has recently released a new album, “Crossing Dragon Bridge” with Chris Ekman from Walkabouts.
Price: 160 kronor
Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18
Time: Wednesday October 8th, 9pm
More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se
You will be familiar with the old lunch classic “Soup and sandwich” and Skåne Dansteater has taken the concept a step further with its popular Lunch Dance performances, back for a new autumn season.
Tuck into your Tuscan bean soup with tomato pesto and watch the dancers and choreographers of the future from the Malmö Academy of Music in a creative meeting with musicians from the department of world music.
Price: 130 kronor including performance, soup, coffee & cake
Location: Skånes Dansteater, Båghallarna, Västra Hamnen
Time: October 7th – 11th & 13th – 17th, 12pm
More Information: www.skanesdansteater.se
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin is a Swedish photographic artist who gained notoriety with her Ecco homo exhibition that portrayed Jesus in modern versions of stories of the New Testament. Ohlsson courted controversy from religious circles and a stormy debate ensued.
Ohlson works with life's big questions: religion, love, sexuality and the nature of humanity. In this exhibition of her work at the Malmö Art Museum's Room for Photography you can experience a selection of her commercial and political work.
Price: 40 kronor
Location: Malmö Art Museum, Malmöhusvägen
Time: Until January 30th, 12-4pm
More Information: www.malmo.se