• Sweden edition
 

What's on in Sweden: August 21 - 27

Published: 20 Aug 2009 12:03 GMT+02:00
Updated: 20 Aug 2009 12:03 GMT+02:00

STOCKHOLM

Cirkus Cirkör - Inside Out

Demand for tickets for the latest offering from one of Sweden's biggest ensembles, Cirkus Cirkör, has been phenomenal.

Eleven extra performances have been scheduled for the month of August for this show - Inside Out - which is about something as simple as life.

A circus drama at breakneck speed for the whole family. Featuring the rock band Irya's Playground.

Price: 330 kronor

Time: Until Saturday August 29th

Tickets: Cirkus Cirkör Tickets

Location: Dansens Hus, Norra Bantorget

More information: Cirkus Cirkör at Dansens Hus

Cullberg Ballet

The world famous Cullberg Ballet treat the Vitabergsparken audience to a performance of Johan Inger's "Position of Elsewhere."

The Cullberg Ballet has been a leading company on the front line of modern dance for five decades. The ensemble has performed in more than forty countries and is an important cultural ambassador for Sweden.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday August 22nd & Sunday Agust 23rd,

Location: Parkteatern, Vitabergsparken

More information: Parkteatern

Progg posters at Nordiska Museet

The 1970s were a revolutionary time - or so the story goes.

Sweden, well Stockholm, hosted its own "Woodstock" on Gärdet in the hazy days of June 1970. The festival was free to all and is credited with being the birthplace of the Swedish music movement.

The music movement began organizing itself as a real alternative to the commercial music industry and was later renamed "progressive", and ultimately, more fondly, just "progg".

The Nordiska Museet's exhibition of posters from this time show that "progg" had a broader focus than simply music and, much like file-sharing today, reflected an attempt to create a radical "counter-culture".

"Progg" also embodied political and social mobilisation: the solidarity movements, class consciousness and the women's liberation movement.

Price: Free entry

Time: Until October 4th, 10pm - 5pm

Location: Nordiska Museet, Djurgården

More information: Progg Posters at Nordiska

Pick your own at Rosenhill Farm

Rosenhill is a traditional family farm using organic methods to produce vegetables, apples and apple juice. Located on the island of Ekerö, the laid back relaxed atmosphere is within easy reach of city dwellers looking to enjoy the Swedish countryside.

It is harvest time and Rosenhill lays on a series of events to encourage those more used to buying their produce at their local Ica or Konsum to make the trip and take the chance to pick your own.

Until September you can pick your own herbs, tomatoes, onions, currants, berries, plums and other fruits & vegetables.

This Saturday at 6pm Rosenhill will welcome the West Indian sounds of the Taxi Stand Steel Band.

Time: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Location: Rosenhill, Ekerö - bus 309 or 311 from Brommaplan to Nyckelby

More information: Rosenhill Farm

GOTHENBURG

The Midnight Run

Long a Stockholm institution, Gothenburg last year caught the Midnattsloppet (Midnight Run) bug. So on Saturday the city's streets will once again be lined with festive spectators turning out to cheer on the masses of panting runners of all shapes, ages and sizes.

If you fancy joining in the fun, enrollments are taken up to moments before the race begins.

Price: 450 kronor

Time: Saturday August 22nd, 10pm

Tickets: Midnight Run Entry

Location: Gothenburg city centre

More information: The Midnight Run

The hub & Metro-Boulot-Dodo

The hub, one of the UK’s most innovative music organizations and cultural enterprises present the SEAS Club, a nightclub with house musicians and DJ’s on tour - performing and working together with local musicians in a series of workshops and performances.

The hub is part of the Black/North SEAS tour.

Metro-Boulot-Dodo is a sort of nightclub where a world traveller enters a bar (Pustervik's bar stage) meets a magician and thereby kicks off a strange, colourful evening. During which time the public is filmed and some hours later everyone gets to see the edited result.

Price: Free entry

Time: August 21st & August 22nd, 9pm - 3am

Location: Pustervik theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

Stephen Lynch - The 3 Balloons Tour (US)

US artist Stephen Lynch is, by his own admission, "a musician trapped in a comedians body". He made his debut on Broadway in 2006 in the leading role in "The Wedding Singer".

Lynch's music-based humour show has given him a growing and faithful audience across the globe.

Price: From 320 kronor

Time: Tuesday August 11th - Sunday August 16th

Tickets: Stephen Lynch at Lorensberg Theatre

Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzeliigatan 4

More information: Stephen Lynch

MALMÖ

Malmö Festival

Malmö Festival reaches its shattering crescendo on Friday with a whole host of festivities for all the family.

This year's festival has a focus on arts and design and the city - the festival arena - remains embellished with exclusive and exciting sculptures, installations, fashion shows and exhibitions.

True to the age-old adage that a festival marches on its stomach, the famed food court has focus on local and Fairtrade food.

The Malmö Festival is free and gives Sweden's most multicultural city a chance to display its myriad attractions.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Until Friday August 21st

Location: Malmö Festival Venues

More information: Malmö Festival

Orquesta Faela

These people are seriously funky and will play at Malmö's Inkonst next Thursday.

The evening will feature spectacular guest performances in the form of music and acrobatics.

Price: 50 kronor

Time: Thursday August 27th, 10pm

Location: Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29

More information: Inkonst

Do you know of any upcoming events our readers might like to attend? Drop us a line at whatson@thelocal.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag meets children in Husby, Stockholm. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation

The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. READ  

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday. READ  

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Sweden's three elite boarding schools can no longer charge tuition fees, the government announced on Thursday, in a string of changes following a two-year review. READ  

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace
Photos: TT

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that there are four steps to achieving peace in Gaza, and that it begins with removing the blockade - which has "played into Hamas' hands". READ  

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Cecilia Malmström has been nominated to be the European Commissioner for another five years, Sweden's prime minister announced on Thursday. READ  

Stockholm Pride 2014
In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party
Conchita Wurst belts out a ballad. Photo: Rebecca Jacobs

In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party

With Stockholm's Pride Week in full swing, The Local's Rebecca Jacobs heads on down to the traditional Historic Party to take in the colours, Conchita, and the community. READ  

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two people were taken to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning after a fire began in their central Stockholm apartment. READ  

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall
Photo: Jim Cole/TT

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall

Swedish supermarket chain Coop has recalled its in-store brand of fresh hamburger meat after a routine check revealed traces of salmonella in the meat. READ  

What's On in Sweden
Photo: Roger Vikström/TT

What's On in Sweden

It's Pride Week in Stockholm. Find out more about the celebrations (including the biggest Pride Parade in Scandinavia) as well as plenty of other activities in Sweden's three biggest cities. READ  

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'
Hillevi Engström and protesters against Uganda's anti-gay laws. Photos: Maja Suslin/Ben Curtis/TT

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'

Sweden has resumed sending development aid funds to Uganda, after suspending payouts back in March due to "anti-gay legislation". READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Society
Top ten cafes in Stockholm
People-watching
Gallery
People-watching - Stockholm Pride
Photo: Henrik Trygg/Imagebank Sweden
Society
Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs
Lifestyle
Stockholm Pride kicks off
Analysis
The top six ways the US and Sweden differ
Blog updates

31 July

Calling a speedo a speedo (Blogweiser) »

"There are a lot of speedos on Europe’s beaches. Some European males are evidently more comfortable sporting small, stretchy suits on public beaches than I would be. I accept it may be nice to have swimwear that’s not long and cumbersome. A speedo is maybe also good for tanning. But strolling around town in a..." READ »

 

27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 
 
 
National
Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high
National
Politician reported for selling 'negro ball'
National
Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
Gallery
Stockholm Pride: Allsång på Skansen with Conchita Wurst
Skatteverket
Sponsored Article
Introducing... ID cards and permits in Stockholm
Gallery
People-watching, June 26th - 28th. Get inside Stockholm's hottest nightclubs
Gallery
Top ten Swedish taboos
Society
Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
Politics
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Society
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
National
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Society
What's On in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching July 23
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
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

751
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
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
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