Published: 6 May 09 15:24 CET | Print version
What's on in Sweden: English speaking theatre and American Vaudeville in Stockholm; Uncle Vanya and LGBT Festival in Gothenburg; Jean Michel Jarre in Malmö
My name is Moore - Roger Moore
The debonair Roger Moore is in town to discuss the story of one of the most well known actors of our time.
His autobiographical book "My Word is my Bond" covers his "harmonious" childhood through his breakthrough on "The Saint" and then the rest, which as the saying goes, is history.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Friday May 8th, 7pm - 8pm
Tickets: Kulturhuset tickets
Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg 7
More information: Roger Moore at Kulturhuset
The Stockholm Players present: "Stepping Out Of A Dream" + "Us and Them"
The Stockholm Players have been entertaining Stockholmers in English for over 80 years. Next week they are staging two one-act plays in Stockholm.
The first is "Stepping Out Of A Dream" by Gary Clarke and is a cautious comedy in one act about the risky business of not only finding love but also finding yourself. And liking what you find.
The second is entitled "Us and Them" by David Campton and is about how we see how easily barriers can form, and how seemingly harmless decisions can have unexpected and destructive consequences.
Price: 150 kronor (100 kronor concessions)
Time: Thursday May 14th, 15th & 16th, 7.30pm; 16th & 17th, 3pm
Tickets: Stockholm Players tickets
Location: Teater Replica, Hantverkagatan 78
More information: Stockholm Players
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design - Spring Exhibition
The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design is sure to attract a broader crowd than usual for their spring exhibition of students' work as the dust settles after a controversial spring.
While Nug's notorious graffiti piece on the Stockholm metro will not be there for your perusal, Anna Odell's fake psychosis, that incurred the wrath of, among others, the culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth in January, will.
Several other works have been given the all clear by the college's lawyers - take a trip out to Telefonplan and see what all the fuss was about.
Price: Free entry
Time: Tuesday May 12th - Sunday May 24th, 12pm - 7pm (Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm)
Location: University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, LM Ericssons väg 14
More information: Konstfack Spring Exhibition
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players (US)
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are the world's premier travelling indie-vaudeville-art rock-pop-slideshow family, dedicated to pushing the limits of entertainment, one show at a time.
Never a dull moment as the family present their curious blend of performing arts for the discerning Södra audience.
Price: 180 kronor
Time: Sunday May 10th, 7pm
Tickets: Södra Teatern tickets
Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3
More information: Södra Teatern
Joe Bonamassa (US)
Joe Bonamassa is an American blues-rock guitarist who has recently released his seventh studio album "The Ballad of John Henry" featuring material from Tony Joe White and Tom Waits, among others.
He first opened for B.B.King at the tender age of 12. On Monday he jammed on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall with Eric Clapton, and on Saturday he will doing his thing for the crowd at Berns Salonger.
Price: 335 kronor
Time: Saturday May 9th, 8pm
Tickets: Joe Bonamassa Tickets
Location: Berns Salonger, Berzelli Park
More information: Joe Bonamassa at Berns
Swedish Rugby Union Championship
Sweden's Men's Rugby championship kicks off this weekend. The sport is growing in popularity in Sweden. Several of the teams have an international profile with many players originating from the more established rugby nations.
Gothenburg club Spartacus RUFC entertain Lugi RK on Mellbyfältet. While in the capital the Stockholm Exiles entertain Enköping and Hammarby IF RF clash with Attila RG in a local derby. In the south Malmö Pingvin RC host Vänersborgs RK.
Price: Free entry
Time: May 9th, various kick off times
Location: Rugby Sweden Fixtures
More information: Rugby Sweden
LGBT Festival 2009
Gothenburg's HomoBiTrans festival 2009 opens next week.
20 arenas with more than 100 events encompassing music, dance, theatre, debate, film, exhibitions and parties all tailormade for the rainbow crowd.
Rosa Löften, "Musical goes gay" and "Transfashion - a revealing journey through design and the LGBT world" are just some of the highlights.
Time: Thursday May 14th - 17th
Location: Locations across Gothenburg
More information: LGBT Festival
Schtunk goes Tjechov
1 2 3 Schtunk is a theatre group which works with commedia dell'arte. On Friday their new performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya opens at Pustervik.
While the performance is in Swedish, Schtunk use clowns and so the physical expressive nature of their work, as its high quality, make it suitable for even those with only elementary skills in the language.
Price: 200 kronor
Time: Friday May 8th - Saturday May 23rd, 7pm
Tickets: 1 2 3 Schtunk Tickets
Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12
More information: Pustervik
Expectations - English speaking theatre
GEST, the Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre, and their new production Expectations ends at Teater Trixter in Gothenburg this week.
"Expectations is the story of two couples, one English and one Swedish, both preparing for the birth of their child but things don't turn out the way they had imagined." The play is written by Kristina Brändén Whitaker and directed by Gary Whitaker.
GEST is a contemporary theatre company that employs professional actors from England and Sweden.
Price: 130 kronor
Time: May 8th, 7pm
Tickets: GEST Tickets
Location: Teater Trixter, Andréegatan 13
More information: GEST
Jean Michel Jarre (FRA)
Electronic pop legend Jean Michel Jarre is back in Sweden with a new super-production.
Expect Jarre's signature blend of analogue synths, innovative digital technology, enormous video projections and spectacular light and laser show.
The charismatic French performer will play music from his entire 30-year body of work.
Price: 500/600 kronor
Time: Monday May 11th, 7.30pm
Location: Malmö Arena, Arenagatan 15
More information: Jean Michel Jarre
Lena Måndotter sings Leonard Cohen
Lena Måndotter has made her name performing the "Songs of Leonard Cohen and other pilgrim songs".
On Friday she will be singing her tribute to the Canadian crooner in Sankt Johanneskyrkan in Malmö.
Price: Free entry
Time: Friday May 8th, 9pm
Tickets: Lena Måndotter Tickets
Location: Sankt Johanneskyrkan, Malmö
More information: Lena Måndotter
Cinderella - direct from NYC's Metropolitan
Malmö's Spegeln cinema arranges a series of "digital events" with live transmissions of opera and theatre performances from some the biggest stages both in Sweden and abroad.
On Saturday Malmö residents will be given the chance to see Rossini's "Cinderella" direct from the Met in New York City. The opera stars Elina Garanca and Lawrence Brownlee and is directed by Maurizio Benini.
Price: 90 kronor
Time: May 9th, 6.30pm
Tickets: Spegeln Tickets
Location: Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget
More Information: Biograf Spegeln
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