What's on in Sweden: Beer festival & Tom Jones (UK) In Stockholm; International Book Fair in Gothenburg; Hello Saferide in Malmö
Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival
The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival opens its doors on Thursday and continues until Saturday before resuming next weekend.
The Stockholm event is the biggest whisky festival in the world and one of the biggest beer fests, here returning for its 18th consecutive year.
The event is located in Nacka Strand, easily reached from the water by ferries operated by Waxholmsbolaget
Price: From 195
Time: Thursday September 17th - Saturday September 19th & Thursday 24th - Saturday September 26th
Tickets: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival Tickets
Location: Factory Nacka Strand, Nacka
More information: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
Jazz brunch at Mosebacke
Something of a Söder institution, brunch at Mosebacke is a very pleasant way to begin an autumn/winter Sunday (or Saturday) - now back for its 21st season.
A broad selection of hot and cold, meat and veggie dishes are on offer, all washed down with copious amounts of coffee and soothing jazz from house band Bond.
Price: 175 kronor
Time: Weekends from Saturday September 19th, 10.30am
Location: Mosebacke Etablissement, Mosebacke torg
More information: Jazz brunch at Mosebacke
Swedish comedy in English
Sardonic Swedish satirist Magnus Betnér has teamed up with US comic Yannis Pappas to put together a show in English. On Friday they are performing their act at the Boulevard theatre in Stockholm.
In a bumper weekend for the Stockholm laughter business, New Zealander Al Pitcher is putting on his "Picture Show" at the Playhouse Theatre.
Newly arrived Swedish resident Pitcher has won awards and acclaim wherever he has performed, Stockholm is sure to be no exception.
Price: 175 & 150 kronor
Time: Friday September 18th, 7pm - 9pm
Tickets: Betnér & Pappas Tickets
Location: Boulevardteatern, Götgatan & Playhouse teater, Sibyllegatan 29
More information: Magnus Betnér
& Al Pitcher
Tom Jones (UK)
Welsh crooner Tom Jones is bringing his dulcet tones to a spherical scene near you.
The man from the valleys needs no introduction except to say "What's new, pussycat?"
Price: From 460 kronor
Time: Tuesday September 22nd, 8pm
Tickets: Tom Jones Tickets
Location: Ericsson Globe
More information: Tom Jones at Globen
Dalí Dalí featuring Francesco Vezzoli
Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. This exhibition experiments with the exhibition format itself by incorporating a contemporary artist, Italian Francesco Vezzoli (b. 1971), with the aim of highlighting Dalí’s oeuvre in a contemporary context, and understanding Vezzoli from a historical perspective.
Price: 80 kronor
Time: Until January 17th
Tickets: Museum entry
Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen
More information: Moderna Museet
Gothenburg Book Fair
The Book Fair is a four day long literary festival. The many stages and over 900 exhibitor stands host meetings between writers, Nobel Prize winners, publishers and book lovers who explore the power of the written word together.
The 25th annual Book Fair will run from the 24th-27th September this year. Spain and Spanish language literature are in focus in 2009. World renowned writers such as Isabel Allende, Bernardo Atxaga, Javier Marías, Rosa Montero and many others will highlight where Spanish and Latin American literature stand today.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Thursday September 24th - Sunday September 27th
Tickets: Book Fair Tickets
Location: The Swedish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Mässans Gata 20
More information: Gothenburg Book Fair
The House of Music - 25 years
After 25 years in the service of music culture Musikens Hus is throwing a party. Masses of music, buffet, mingle, bar hang and surprises are on offer.
The party is on the house but you are advised to get their early to ensure entry.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Saturday September 19th, 8pm
Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13
More information: Musikens Hus
Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
The fifth Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art continues this week at venues across the city.
This year’s theme is "What a Wonderful World," and is curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette, and presents works by 17 artists from different parts of the world.
Price: Gothenburg Art Biennial hours & admission
Time: Saturday September 5th - Sunday November 15th
Tickets: Venue entry
Location: Art Biennial Venues
More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Lund Culture Night
Kulturnatten i Lund (the Lund Culture Night) is a manifestation of arts and culture and will take place this Saturday for the 25th time.
The streets of the quaint university town will fill with culture and the arts created by the people of Lund for the people of Lund (but you are all welcome).
Events and activities will carry on long into the night and are usually free with almost 300 events in the in the charming historical city centre.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Saturday September 19th, from 10am
Location: Locations across Lund
More information: Lund Culture Night
Hello Saferide a.k.a Annika Norlin released her second English language album “Modern Short Stories from Hello Saferide” last November to resoundingly positive reviews from the music media.
The popular performer makes a return to Skåne and Debaser after a lengthy absence and perhaps the last chance to see her on the small stage before she inevitably takes over the world.
According to Norlin the stage name “Hello Saferide” was inspired by “an intelligent bus driver in a drug-addicted small town.” Her album addresses subjects such as losing your virginity, that every person is a song, and keeping loyal to “God only knows” people.
Price: 175 kronor
Time: Wednesday September 23rd, 7pm
Tickets: Hello Saferide Tickets
Location: Debaser, Folkets Park
More information: Hello Saferide
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