• Sweden edition
 
What's on in Sweden: July 31 - August 6

What's on in Sweden: July 31 - August 6

Published: 29 Jul 2009 23:18 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Jul 2009 23:18 GMT+02:00

STOCKHOLM

Stockholm Pride 2009

Yes it is that time of year again - when the sober Stockholm streets are turned into a kaleidoscope of the rainbow in a celebration of the city's LGBT communities.

This year's theme is "hetero" with a focus on how heteronormativity impacts on the daily lives of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people.

Music, debate, speeches, demonstrations, seminars and whole lotta partying are what's on offer as the festival reaches its traditional climax with the Pride Parade on Saturday.

Price: 700 kronor for the week

Time: Monday July 27th - Sunday August 2nd

Location: Pride Park, Tantolunden; Pride House, Kulturhuset & venues across the city

More information: Stockholm Pride 2009

Stockholm Rugby Tens

The annual Stockholm Tens rugby tournament is on this weekend. Two full days of fast paced, international rugby are on offer with 56 teams participating.

Hosted by the Exiles RFC local teams include Attila, Hammarby and Enköping as well as visiting teams from England, Ireland, Wales, Norway, France, Germany and the United States.

Full catering, and as you would expect, a licensed bar, at the ground.

Price: 60 kronor (free for the under 20s)

Time: Friday July 24th - Sunday July 26th

Location: Årstafältet, Rugby Center, Östbergavägen.

More information: Stockholm Tens 2009

Emil Jensen

If there is one thing you do this week, go see Emil Jensen and his band play in the Pride Park.

Emil Jensen won the hearts of an adoring public last summer after touring last summer with Lars Winnerbäck and Miss Li. He is political, he is witty, he is engagingly talented.

A mix of spoken word, comedy, music and little of whatever takes his fancy.

Price: 300 kronor (full day entry to Pride Park)

Time: Saturday August 1st, 5pm

Tickets: Stockholm Pride

Location: Pride Park, Tantolunden

More information: Stockholm Pride program

Notti italiane - 1950-1990 Fashion for the world's style icons

Hallwylska museum presents an exhibition of 60 original creations from leading Italian fashion designers - Armani, Versace, Capucci and Valentino are all represented.

The dresses on show have been worn by the like of Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Hallwyska and the Italian cultural institute.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Until August 30th 2009

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Hallwylska Museum, Hamngatan 4

More information: Hallwyska Museum

Eritrean Festival

The Eritrean National Holidays Organizing Committee in Stockholm, or more commonly known as Awahahadit Shimagele Hagerawi Beealat, is proud to present the annual Eritrean Festival.

This year's festival will feature Yohannes Tikabo (Wedi Tikabo), Idrisay Ismail, Yonas Menghistu and Teklemichael Ghebru (Wedi Ghebru).

Time: July 30th - August 2nd

Location: Eggeby Gård

More information: Eritrean Festival

GOTHENBURG

U2 (IE)

The four year wait is finally over - Bono and his legendary band U2 come to Gothenburg for two concerts at Ullevi this weekend.

Among those joining U2 on their 360° Tour will be Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol och Black Eyed Peas.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Friday July 31st & Saturday August 1st, 7pm

Tickets: U2 tickets

Location: Ullevi, Skånegatan

More information: U2 at Ullevi

Music on a summer's eve

Spectacularly located Masthuggs church invites you to join them for "Music on a summer's eve" every Thursday in the month of August.

To launch the concerts an international renowned organist and the UK most influential organ teacher will be in town to tune up your senses.

The panoramic view from Masthugget is worth the wander up the hill in itself.

Price: Free of charge

Time: August 6th, 7pm

Location: Masthuggs Church, Masthugget

More information: August program at Masthuggs Church

MALMÖ

Lucy Love + Snakes & Jet's Amazing Bullit Band (DK)

Young Danish rap artist, Lucy Love, combines her sassy text with Snake & Jet's brand of energetic and instrumental rock to Pildammsteatern as part of Malmö's summer program of events.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Sunday August 2nd, 7pm

Location: Pildammsteatern

More information: Malmö summer program of events

African Way Café presents Beach party

The charming African Way Café on Östraförstadsgatan is organizing a "Surprise Beach Party down at Ribersborg on Saturday.

Now that it is no longer a surprise I can tell you that DJ Jah, DJ Josy and DJ Nestor will be bringing you the sounds of Africa in the shape of West African Voodoo, JuJu, Makosa, Dance hall, ragga and a whole lot more.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday August 1st, 9pm

Location: Ribersborgs handikappbad

More information: African Way Café

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Sweden slammed for racism report omissions

Sweden slammed for racism report omissions

The Swedish government has been criticized by a slew of organisations for omitting a series of notorious cases of discrimination and a general lack of self-criticism in its report to the UN Human Rights Council. READ  

Sport
Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Sweden's top scorer in history. PHOTO: TT/Maja Suslin

Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is recovering well from the nagging heel problem that has stopped him playing for Sweden during its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. READ  

International
Swedish sisters create viral Syria stir
A shot from the video on YouTube.

Swedish sisters create viral Syria stir

Two sisters from Södertälje near Stockholm are celebrating getting more than 1.3 million hits on YouTube, with a video calling for peace in war-torn Syria. READ  

Pirate Bay
Pirate Bay founder gets three years in prison
A 2013 image of Svartholm Warg. Photo: TT

Pirate Bay founder gets three years in prison

Swedish "hactivist" Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking crimes. READ  

Royal family
Princess Madeleine to make Nobel comeback
Princess Madeleine at a previous Nobel banquet. Photo: TT

Princess Madeleine to make Nobel comeback

Sweden's Princess Madeleine is scheduled to appear at the Nobel Festival in Stockholm in December, after taking time out from her royal duties to focus on looking after her daughter. READ  

Politics
'We knew that Israel would be critical'
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström (left), with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

'We knew that Israel would be critical'

Sweden's Foreign Minister has told The Local she respects Israel's decision to recall its ambassador after Sweden officially recognized the State of Palestine, and laughed off comments about IKEA furniture made by her Israeli counterpart. READ  

Analysis
'Store up your sunlight hours before winter'
Doctors say we should make the most of the autumn sunshine. Photo: Shutterstock

'Store up your sunlight hours before winter'

Spending time outdoors this autumn will help you survive a cold, dark Swedish winter. Baba Pendse, Head of Psychiatry at Lund University shares his top tips for battling the seasonal blues with The Local. READ  

Sports
Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid
Skiers hit the slopes in Åre, western Sweden. Photo: TT

Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid

Norwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter Olympics with Sweden in 2026. But there has so far been no official response from Sweden. READ  

National
Anti-Israel graffiti 'not a race crime': Court
Photo: TT

Anti-Israel graffiti 'not a race crime': Court

A teenage boy who painted anti-Israel slogans and symbols on the Concert Hall in Gothenburg has been convicted for the damages he caused, but he walked free from racial agitation charges. READ  

Entertainment
A closer look at Sweden's rising stars
Swedish actresses Sandra Huldt and Julia Ragnarsson. Julia (right) has been nominated for a Rising Star award. Photo: TT

A closer look at Sweden's rising stars

Like to be ahead of the game when it comes to the next big thing on the silver screen? We find out more about the Swedish nominees for the Rising Star award to be presented at Stockholm's International Film Festival next week. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Lifestyle
Stockholm's shocking take on Halloween
Sport
Top ten quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Business & Money
Get your own office in Gothenburg or Stockholm - free for a day
Gallery
People-watching: October 30th
National
Sweden remains fourth best for gender equality
Blog updates

31 October

Editor’s Blog, October 31st (The Local Sweden) »

"Hello readers, Welcome to our latest 60-second round-up of the week’s news. First, Sweden made headlines around the..." READ »

 

29 October

Scariest day (Blogweiser) »

"This is what’s frightening me on Halloween. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4OFZVCu8J0&list=UUJu5J7jG4uoYSjWbpFsJBuQ Follow my posts on FB. ..." READ »

 
 
 
National
Timeline: Julian Assange sex allegations
Sport
World Cup ski race on 'fake' Stockholm slope
Society
An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft
Society
Stockholm taxis offer free therapy sessions
National
The Local meets Health Minister Gabriel Wikström
Gallery
Property of the week: Österåker
Society
Homeless turtles get Stockholm police ride
National
Construction worker has 'Sweden's best beard'
National
Italian musician jazzes up Sweden's Lapland
Gallery
Zlatan's career in pictures
Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching: October 25th and 26th
Lifestyle
'Swedes are funnier than they think'
National
Swedish town 'like Venice' after heavy rains
Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st
Gallery
People-watching: October 22nd
Gallery
In Pictures: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist
Lifestyle
Eight things to love about renting a Swedish apartment
National
Vasa ship cannon blasted in Sweden
National
Sub hunt: Day-by-day
National
Sub hunt: Stockholm islanders share their fears with The Local
Sponsored Article
The best options for oversea transfers
National
Dentist gives free care to Roma beggars
Gallery
Property of the week: Malmö
Gallery
PHOTOS: 'Foreign activity' in Swedish waters
TT
Society
QUIZ: How good is your Swedish?
Society
The nudity... and nine other things expat men notice in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: October 15th
Gallery
Your views: Should outdoor smoking be banned in Sweden?
Business & Money
Sweden has 'large hole' in finances
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Finding a job in Stockholm
Society
Monster salmon caught in northern Sweden
Gallery
Property of the week: Lorensberg
National
Scandinavia's child bride
National
Ebola crisis: How is Sweden preparing?
Business & Money
How Sweden is becoming a cashless society
Gallery
Stockholm Burlesque Festival 2014
National
How a little red horse became a symbol for Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: October 12th
Business & Money
The hottest start-ups from southern Sweden
National
Stockholm is 'best' region for well-being
Sponsored Article
How to catch the first lobster of the year
Team SCA
Sponsored Article
All-female SCA team takes off on Volvo Ocean Race
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

935
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN