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What's on in Sweden: May 8 - 14
Gret@Lorenz, Jessika Björhn/Konstfack, Jean Michel Jarre by Paul Williams

What's on in Sweden: May 8 - 14

Published: 06 May 2009 15:24 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 May 2009 15:24 GMT+02:00

STOCKHOLM

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

GOTHENBURG

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

MALMÖ

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

Tickets: Ticnet

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

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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