Something for the Weekend: The Local's Guide to What's On

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Something for the Weekend: The Local's Guide to What's On

Looking for a way to while away the hours this weekend, or for something to do with visiting relatives? We've got some tips.




Martin Parr

An "innovative and provocative" photo exhibition by a British photographer known for masking profound statements about modern life behind outwardly prosaic images. Features Parr's work between 1971-2000.

Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg.

Friday 11am-9pm.

Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm.

...and continuing to 6th January 2008.

ARAKI - Self. Life. Death

A controversial Japanese photographer who examines topics including sexuality and death through photography. Not recommended for children under the age of 15.

Friday 11am-9pm.

Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm.

...and continuing to 27th January 2008

A Taste of Days Gone By - food and drink at Hallwyl

A fascinating look at how the other half ate in the late 19th century. The exhibition is held at the Hallwylska Museet (the Hallwyl Palace), a stunning and well-preserved private home built for the Count and Countess von Hallwyl. Well worth a visit. Tickets required - drop by and pick one up at least half an hour before you want to go in.

Tuesday-Sunday 12pm - 4pm

More information on the museum's website.

Films in English:

The Cats of Mirikitani

Film about the life of a Japanese-American who suffers through internment, homelessness, and September 11 in New York. Plays only on weekends at Zita theatre.

Location: Biografen Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37.

Times: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 11.30 and 14.45

More information at (Swedish)

Phone: 08-545 272 55

Sleuth (Swe: 'Skuggspel')

Jude Law and Michael Caine in this Kenneth Branagh-directed, Harold Pinter-scripted in a remake of the 1972 film starring Lawrence Olivier. Five showings daily on Saturday and Sunday.

Location: Biografen Sture, Birger Jarlsgatan 41.

More information and tickets at

Tel: 08-678 85 48

Stockholm Film Festival

The last weekend of the festival is largely sold out, but organizers have squeezed in some extra showings. These include:

Juno, starring Ellen Page (Saturday, 4.30pm at Park Cinema);


Chapter 27, starring Jared Leto as John Lennon's murderer Mark David Chapman (Saturday, 7.30pm at Park Cinema).

Festival organizers will be showing a surprise preview film on Sunday, 2.30pm at Park Cinema. Turn up and see what they show.

Information in English on times, prices, availability and locations of everything at the Stockholm Film Festival can be found at

Concerts and clubs:

Rikard Wolff

Classic love songs in Swedish. Accompanied by a quartet led by Gunnar Norden.

Friday, November 23rd, 7pm.

Location: Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72.

More information: (limited English information).


Booking line: 08-616 07 50

Info: 08-616 07 00

Happy Mondays

The British alternative rock band formed in 1980 and is still around. If you haven't got an early start on Monday morning, you can catch them at Berns Salonger on Sunday night.

Sunday, November 25th, 10pm

Location: Berns Salonger, Berzelli Park

More information and tickets:

Phone: 08 566 322 22

Perfect Harmony Jazz Festival

2007 is supposed to be the Year of Jazz in Sweden. The Perfect Harmony festival aims to provide a showcase for female jazz artists, who are underrepresented in the genre. The festival might be short (just one evening), but organizers say it will offer its audiences a good selection of the best of Swedish jazz. Five acts from across Sweden.

Saturday November 24th, 6pm.

Location: Jazzclub Fasching, Kungsgatan 63

More information:

Phone: 08 534 829 60


Communicating Doors

This weekend sees the premiere of The Stockholm Players' production of Alan Ayckbourn's thriller/comedy Communicating Doors. The Stockholm Players are the oldest English-speaking theatre group in Sweden and put on several plays each year.

Saturday, November 24th, 7pm

Sunday, November 25th, 3pm

Location: Sibyllegatan 29, Östermalm

Order tickets by emailing dave.m[email protected] or calling Dave Meur on 070 993 49 50:

Price: Adults 150 kronor, Student/Pensioner/Members/Groups (10+): 100 kronor.

For more information on further dates:


Gröna Lund

Stockholm's theme park Gröna Lund reopens for the winter season on Friday Novemeber 23rd. Enjoy the rides, do some Christmas shopping, or skate on the ice rink.

More information:



Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

This weekend is the last chance to attend the biennial, which started in August. Exhibitions are being held throughout the city, centred at the Röda Sten gallery. The solidly Göteborsk political theme for this year's festival is 'Rethinking Dissent – on the limitations of politics and the possibilities of resistance'.

Until Sunday 25th November.

Location: Röda Sten gallery, Röhsska Museet and Gamla Posthuset.

More information at

Nan Goldin

The American photographer was in the news after one of her images (owned by Elton John) was seized in Britain after police deemed it 'indecent'. The investigation was later dropped. On a brighter note, she won the prestigious Hasselblad Prize, meaning her work is currently on display at Gothenburg's Hasselblad Center.

Open Friday Sunday 11am-5pm, Wednesday 11am-9pm, Tuesdays & Thursday's 11am-6pm. Exhibition continues to 13th January.

Location: Hasselblad Center, Konstmuseet, Götaplatsen.

More information at

Concerts and clubs:


A great chance to see Sweden's favourite rock band live in Gothenburg, following the release of their new album, 'Tillbaka till Samtiden'.

Location: Lisebergshallen

Friday 23rd November 7.30pm

Saturday 24th November 7.30pm

Sunday 25th November 7.30pm

Buy tickets at

Anna Järvinen

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter takes to the stage to perform songs from the Finnish-tinged Swede-pop of debut album 'I fick feeling'.

Gothenburg: Pustervik, Friday November 23rd, 10pm.

Malmö, Kulturbolaget, Saturday November 24th, 10pm.

More information at Anna Järvinen's website.

Göteborg Gospel

If gospel's your thing, then don't miss Gothenburg's own 270-strong gospel choir at Konserthuset on Saturday.

Saturday, November 24th, 7pm.

Tickets at

More information (Swedish).

Gothenburg Gothic Gathering

The name rather speaks for itself. Features Swedish goth groups Dr. Arthur Krause, New Modern Angels an XORB.

Friday, 23rd November, 8.00pm

Location: Musikens Hus

Djurgårdsgatan 13

Tickets at

More information at (Swedish).


Cabaret Cartwright

Test out your Swedish with an evening of comedy and song featuring barber shop group After Shave and Den Ofattbara Orkestern. All while tucking into Kajskjul 8's seasonal fare. A classic Swedish 'krogshow'.

Friday, 23rd November 7pm

Saturday, 24th November 7pm

and continuing...

Location: Kajskjul 8

Tickets at

More information at (Swedish).



CirKus feat. Neneh Cherry

Nineteen years on from the release of her international smash hit, Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry is still going strong. With her new band CirKus, Eagle-Eye's older sister offers a unique brand of trip-hop with world music roots.

Inkonst, Saturday, November 24th, 10pm.

Anna Järvinen

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter takes to the stage to perform songs from the Finnish-tinged Swede-pop of debut album 'I fick feeling'.

Kulturbolaget, Saturday,

November 24th, 10pm.


The Odyssey

Tyst Teater/Riksteatern, Cirkus Cirkör and Teater Manu all collaborate to present "a tale full of love and tragedy, horror, erotica and laughter". You can't ask for much more than that on a night out.

Friday November 23rd, 7pm

Saturday, November 24th, 6pm.

Location: Östra Varvsteater 13A.

Skånes Dansteater


60 Years of Svenska Lundby Doll's Houses: Take a peek inside ten exclusive doll's house with furnishings and dolls dating back to the 1940s. Svenska Lundby was the first company in the world to mass-produce electrical doll's houses.

Saturday, November 24th, 11am

Sunday, November 25th, 11am

...and until January 13th.

Location: Fredriksbergsgatan 16E.

Museet Leksaksland.

Are you organizing an event you think The Local's readers would be interested in? Or maybe you've just heard of something interesting going on in your area. We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]. Let us know dates, times, location and website/contact details.

Compiled by Jasmine Enberg, Paul O'Mahony and James Savage


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