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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)

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