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Time to tango: what's on in Sweden

Published: 25 Jan 2008 20:19 GMT+01:00
Updated: 25 Jan 2008 20:19 GMT+01:00

Something for the weekend:Learn how to dance the tango in Stockholm, learn about the lives of the Swedish settlers in the US in Gothenburg and satisfy your taste for the baroque in Malmö.

STOCKHOLM

Concerts/Music:

Prudence Johnson/John Högman Q

Internationally acclaimed American vocalist best known for performing the music of Hoagy Charmichael, George Gershwin, and many others.

Minimum Age: 18

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Jazzclub Fasching, Kungsgatan 63.

Time: Sunday, January 25th, 8pm

Phone: 08- 534 829 64

More information: www.fasching.se (Swedish).

Mustasch

Stockholm will finally have the chance to see Mustasch perform this weekend. The band has previously released several albums, toured the world, and collaborated with artists such as Jacob Hellner, and Vlado Meller.

Minimum Age: 13

Price: 225 kronor

Location: Restaurang Tyrol, Lilla Allmänna grand 2.

Saturday, January 25th, 5.30pm

Phone: 08- 670 76 65

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

Volodja! Concert

Volodja is a musical group that sings, and dances to the music of Vladimir Vysotskij, a well known Russian actor and poet.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: MusikValvet, Kåkbrinken 5.

Time: Sunday, January 25th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 21 95 05

More information: www.musikvalvet.se (Swedish).

Theatre/Entertainment:

Medium Rare, A Variety Show

A British cabaret variety show featuring short films, comedy, readings, opera, magic, live music from this Saturday night at Pontus Fritiof’s restaurant. Whether stalwarts including Gunter the German Porn Star and the All Ladies Naked Bean Wrestling Championship of the World will be making an appearance remains to be seen.

Price: 895 kronor (includes the show and dinner)

Location: Pontus by the sea, Tullhus 2 Skeppsbron.

Time: Saturday, January 26th, 6.30pm

Phone: 08- 20 20 95

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

More information: www.pontusfrithiof.com

Jekyll and Hyde- The Musical

The opening night of the famous story of Jekyll and Hyde is this weekend at the Kina Teatern (China Theatre). Come watch as Dr. Jekyll attempts to create a drug to unite the evil and good sides of a human being, and the chaos that ensues.

Price: 395-525 kronor

Location: The China Theater, Berzelli Park 9.

Time: Saturday, January 26th, 7.30pm

Phone: 08- 566 323 50

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

Galleries:

Miroslav Tichy and Julia Margaret Cameron

Two different exhibitions by two different artists that give us insight into the history of photography. Tichy is famous for his photographs of his hometown, Kyjov, Czech Republic, and their focus is usually on anonymous people. Cameron lived in Victorian England and is famous for her innovation and experimentation with light.

Price: 40 kronor

Location: Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Frihamnen.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: 08- 545 680 40

Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie

An exhibition about how class and background affect art. The project began at the Gasworks in London, continued to Istanbul and is now in Tensta before it moves to Cairo.

Location: Tensta Konsthall, Taxingegränd 8, Spånga.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday during from 12pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 08- 360 763

International Video Art Exhibition

Kulturhuset is displaying artwork on three different screens for three weeks at a time. The current theme is Reassuring calm/Disturbing silence by Keren Yeala-Golan, Manal Mahamid, and Kate Hawkins.

Price: Free

Location: Kulturhuset, Lava, Sergelstorg 3.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday during regular open hours

…and continuing until February 18th.

Phone: 0704- 93 66 50

More information: www.kulturhuset.se (English).

Ingmar Bergman Plays Chess with Death

Ove Wallin displays his photographs from Bergman’s television version of Ulla Isaksson’s novel De Två Saliga ('The Blessed Ones'). The exhibition also includes images of Ingmar Bergman himself, Harriet Andersson and Per Myrberg.

Location: Library Solna Center, Solna Centrum.

Times: Saturday, January 12th from 1pm

...and continuing to February 3rd.

Phone: 08- 734 22 00

Films:

Biografen Sture

This weekend Biografen Sture is playing three films from the early 1900s. On Friday, don’t miss Clara Bow’s first sound film “The Wild Party” (1929) directed by Dorothy Arzner. On Saturday afternoon, Lana Turner stars in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) before another film by Dorothy Arzner, “Sarah and Son” (1930).

Location: Biografen Sture, Birger jarlsgatan 41.

Times: “The Wild Party” Friday, January 25th, 4.30pm

“The Postman Always Rings Twice” Saturday, January 26th, 2.30pm

“Sarah and Son” Saturday, January 26th, 4.30pm

Phone: 08- 678 85 48

More information: www.biosture.se (Swedish).

The Darjeeling Limited

In Wes Anderson’s new comedy, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman play three brothers who have not spoken to each other in over a year and decide to take a “spiritual trip” to India in order to reconnect.

Location: Biografen Sture, Birger jarlsgatan 41.

Times: Four showings daily

Phone: 08- 678 85 48

More information: www.biosture.se (Swedish).

Irina Palm

Maggie’s grandson Olly needs an operation but the family lacks resources to pay for it. Maggie does all she can to help, and when she responds to an ad for a hostess, she finds an opportunity to earn the needed money quickly. A British film directed by Sam Garbarski and starring Marianne Faithfull.

Location: Biografen Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37.

Times: Two showings daily

Phone: 08- 23 20 20

More information: www.zita.se (Swedish).

Other:

Stockholm Tango Festival

The Swedish-Argentine Tango Society is holding the seventh annual tango festival in Stockholm. Classes are offered to everyone, beginners and tango masters. The classes are all held by world-renowned tango dancers.

Location: Dieselverkstaden, Marcusplatsen 17, Sickla.

Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (check website for a specific timetable).

Phone: 08- 718 82 90

More information and tickets: www.tangonorte.com (English).

The Stockholm Travel Show

The Stockholm Travel Show is the perfect place to get inspiration for your next holiday with ideas for travels both near and far. The Travel Shop also provides you with everything you need for your travels from guidebooks to sunscreen.

Price: 120 kronor

Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Mässvägen 1.

Time: Friday, January 26th, 10am-5pm

Saturday, January 27th, 10am-5pm

Phone: 08- 749 41 00

More information: www.travelshow.se

GOTHENBURG

Galleries:

One Way to America and The New 'America Letter'

Two ongoing exhibitions. The first is about the Swedish emigration from the mid-1800s to 1930. Gothenburg was the largest point of departure. The second exhibition portrays the lives of Swedish immigrants through the letters they sent back home.

Location: Emigranternas Hus, Packhusplatsen 7.

Times: Friday, January 25th, 10am-4pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 130051

Take Action! 83 Ways to Change the World

In the exhibition you can find at least 83 ways that people have changed the world. The organizers want people to come and think about how they can contribute to a better future.

Location: Världskulturmuseet, Södravägen 54.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 632730

More information: Världskulturmuseet

Gert Wingårdh

A retrospective exhibition about Sweden’s best known architect and his work.

Location: Röhhsska museet, Vasagatan 37-39.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: 031- 613850

Films:

Gothenburg’s International Film Festival

Today, the Gothenburg Film Festival is the largest Nordic public film festival. Every year, about 400 films are shown to about 110,000 people. This year’s film festival begins this Friday.

Location: Gothenburg City.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday

…and continuing to Monday, February 4th.

(Check the webpage for a specific timetable).

More information: Gothenburg Film Festival (English).

Concerts and clubs:

Lena and Orup

Lena Philipsson, Melodifestivalen winner (and therefore sometime entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest), and Orup, who wrote her hit “Det gör ont,” are now performing together, and will be in Gothenburg starting this weekend.

Location: Rondo, Örgrytevgatan 5.

Times: Friday, January 25th, 9.30pm-11.30pm

Saturday, January 26th, 3.30pm-5.30pm and 9.30pm-11.30pm

Phone: 031- 400200

Sahar Khalifeh and Nour Abu Haltam

A free concert by singer Sahar Khalifeh, flutist Nour Abu Haltam and Back Theatre’s musicians.

Price: free!

Location: Backa Teater, Lindholmen, Hisigen: Lärdomsgatan 1c.

Time: Friday, January 25th, 7pm-9pm

Phone: 031- 7087100

Emergenzafestival

The largest music competition for up-and-coming bands. In this international pop band competition, the audience gets to vote for its favorites.

Price: 100 kronor

Minimum Age: 18 Thursday-Saturday; Sunday no age limit

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13.

Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6pm-1am

Phone: 031- 12 15 83

Theatre/Entertainment:

Room

Finn Björnulfsson, Mats Eriksson, and Nils Dahl experiment together with song, film, and dance.

Further performances on February 22nd and March 28th.

Location: Blå Stället, Angereds Torg 13.

Time: Friday, January 25th, 7pm

Phone: 031- 365 17 00

More information: Blå Stället (Swedish).

Other:

PULS

Go with the family or a group of friends to PULS and compete against them in handball, motocross, and much more.

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm

Phone: 031- 335 64 50

MALMÖ

Galleries:

Ulrik Crone

Crone, born in Denmark in 1964, uses his innovative style to comment on trends in society. For the past few years he has created art by mixing different materials from the media including computer prints, photographs, and paintings.

Price: 40 kronor (Children- 10 kronor)

Location: Malmö Konstmuseum, Slottsholmen, Malmöusvägen.

Times: Sunday, January 26th, 12pm-4pm

...and continuing.

Phone: 040- 344437

The Princess and the Pea

A free exhibition at the Form/Design Center.

Location: Form/Design Center, Hedmanska gården, Lilla torg 9.

Times: Friday 11am-5pm

Saturday/Sunday 11am-4pm

Phone: 040- 664 51 50

Camilla Pyk

Galleri Rönnquist & Rönnquist now have a new exhibition of Stockholm painter and designer Camilla Pyk's work-

Location: Galleri Rönnquist & Rönnquist, Isak Slakteregatan 3.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 12pm-3pm

...and continuing.

Phone: 0707-60 80 90

Maj Lindström

An exhibition about Malmö Stadsteater’s biggest and most loved musical star. Photographs, posters, programs, and clothes from Maj’s 54 performances at Malmö Stadsteater.

Location: Teatermuseet, Kalendegatan 5C.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1pm-4pm

…and continuing until January 27th

Phone: 040- 12 48 83

Concerts and Clubs:

Wagneriana

This season’s opera production is focused on the first act from The Valkyrie and also features music from Tristan and Isolde. Performed by the Malmö Symphony Opera, led by Vassily Sinaisk.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Konserthuset, Föreningsgatan 35.

Time: Thursday, January 24th, 7.30pm

Friday, January 25th, 7.30pm

Phone: 040- 630 45 00

Tickets: 040- 34 35 00

Palladium Baroque

A baroque festival with a mix of local and international. This year’s theme is “old meets new” and is portrayed through concerts, shows and seminars.

The full programme is listed on the website.

Location: Musik i Syd, Södergatan 15

Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am

Phone: 040- 19 19 21

Tickets: 040- 10 30 20

More information: www.palladium.nu.

Kids

Disney 80 Years

Disney’s 80 years of film history is now celebrated with four different exhibitions- Classics, Princesses, Cars, and Pirates of the Carribbean.

Location: Upplevelsemuseet, Leksaksland, Fredrikbergsgatan 16.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am-6pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 040- 661 07 00

More information: Museet Leksaksland.

Other

Let’s Go

Let’s Go amusement park is always full of activities. Why not take the family bowling or for a few rounds of “adventure” golf this weekend? Or pick three out of the five activities offered and battle in a 2 hour 3-Kamp competition!

Bowling pins, and a medal for the winner can be purchased from Let’s Go.

This Friday there is also a live band performing.

Price: 60 kronor after 9pm

Location: Let’s Go, Krossverksgatan 3.

Times: Friday, January 11th, 4pm-1am

Saturday, January 12th, 11am-1am

Sunday, January 13th, 11am-6pm

Phone: 040- 440 000

More information: Let’s Go Swedish.

Ice Skating in Folkets Park

Ice-skate outdoors all winter at Malmö Folkets Park. Ice skates (sizes 27-45) are available to rent 4pm-7pm on the weekdays and 10am-5pm on weekends. Rental is 30 kronor/half hour.

For group skate rental at another time, please contact Föreningen Ponnygården Arken at 0705- 17 65 05.

Location: Folkets Park, Amiralsgatan 35.

Times: November 24th to March 2nd 10am-7pm

UPPSALA

Winter Sauna at Fyrishov

Warm up in Fyrishov's large, wood-fuelled sauna, then give the body a refreshing shock in the adjacent ice pool. A 25C warm pool is available for the faint-hearted.

Location: Idrottsgatan 2, Uppsala

Open until the end of February.

More information: www.fyrishov.se

Jasmine Enberg (news@thelocal.se)

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