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Something for the weekend: Footloose, electro and a Pulitzer nominated play

Jasmine Enberg · 22 Feb 2008, 10:28

Published: 22 Feb 2008 10:28 GMT+01:00

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Professor Murder

Professor Murder is a dance punk quartet based out of Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia. Their debut album, “Professor Murder Rides the Subway” was released in 2006 and they have recently worked with DJ duo Caps and Jones. This Friday they will be at Debaser.

Price: 100 kronor (80 kronor- members)

Age: 20

Location: Debaser, Karls Johans Torg 1

Time: Friday, February 22nd, 10pm (doors open 8pm)

Phone: 08- 30 56 20

More information: www.debaser.nu

Cuba Nocturna

Calixto Oviedo, a group of Cuban musicians who have toured the world, are coming to Fasching this weekend.

Price: 150 kronor (100 after midnight)

Location: Fasching, Kungsgatan 63.

Time: Friday, February 22nd, 9pm-4am

Phone: 08- 534 829 60

More information: www.fasching.se (Swedish).



A spectacular show full of energy, dance and music. The musical is based on the successful 1980’s film “Footloose” and stars Måns Zelmerlöw, Peter Johansson, Anna Sahlin, and Fred Johansson.

Price: 450-475 kronor

Location: Intiman, Odengatan 81.

Time: Friday, February 22nd, 7.30pm and Saturday, February 23rd, 3.30pm and 7.30pm

Phone: 08- 30 12 50

Tickets: www.ticnet.se or 077- 170 70 70


Tom Hunter

This Friday Tom Hunter will be in attendance at his own exhibition at Fotografins Hus to talk about his work in English.

Price: 50 kronor

Location: Fotografins Hus, Smålandsgatan 7.

Times: Friday, February 22nd, 3pm

Phone: 08- 611 69 69

More information: www.fotografinshus.se (English).

Boys are Us

Maria Friberg is one of Sweden’s most established artists. Through her work she explores masculinity, group belonging, and social codes and conventions. On display are her photographs from the past ten years.

Location: Galleri 3, Kulturhuset, Sergels torg 3.

Times: Friday, 11am-8pm Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm

…and continuing until March 13th.

Phone: 08- 5083 1508

More information: www.kulturhuset.se (English).

Press Play

Press Play is a project designed to make young people start to think critically about fashion and the identities created through clothing choices. Therese Dahlqvist invites young people of different age groups and backgrounds to workshops in which they make clothes in order to understand the connection between clothing and communication.

Location: Galleri Mejan, Excersisplan 3, Skeppsholmen.

Times: Sunday, February 23rd, 3pm-7pm

…and continuing to March 5th (open 12pm-6pm every day).

More information: www.pressplayer.se.


I’m Not There

Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes is back with a film about music icon Bob Dylan. The film takes place during the 1960s and 70s and is influenced by his classic song “I’m Not There.” It is not your average biography.

Location: Biograf Sture, Birger Jarlsgatan 41a.

Times: Three showings daily

For the full timetable and more information, visit the website below

More information: www.biosture.se (English available).

Across the Universe

A film-musical by Julie Taylor set in the turbulent 1960s. It tells the story of a young girl, Jude, who leaves her hometown of Liverpool to find her father in New York City. She ends up in Greenwich Village in the middle of New York’s creative hub. The movie is influenced by the music of The Beatles.

Location: Biograf Sture, Birger Jarlsgatan 41a.

Times: Three showings daily

For the full timetable and more information, visit the website below

More information: www.biosture.se (English available).



Passion for Food

Passion for Food is a trade fair for anyone who likes to cook. It will inspire you to try out new dishes in your own kitchen.

Location:.Eriksbergshallen, Maskingatan 11.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 031- 779 1111

Filmklipp at Röhsska

Frozen Moments – an exhibition about design in film in collaboration with Gothenburg’s Film Festival.

Location: Röhsska museet, Vasagatan 37-39.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 368 31 50

Exhibition Rötter

Sanna Sjöswärd was living in a children’s home in Teheran until she was adopted as a four year old by a Swedish couple. As an adult she returned to Teheran to find her biological mother, and to discover how her life could have been had she stayed in Teheran. Her exhibition displays her personal journey through photographs.

Location: Blå Stället, Angereds Torg 13.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 365 17 00



Röda Sten presents Magnus Bärtas’ film about Johnnie Walker, a Japanese, Jewish, homosexual man in Tokyo who finds it difficult to be accepted. Also playing is a Stefan Römer documentary containing interviews with over 40 internationally recognized artists about the Concept Art of the 1960s.

Location: Röda Sten, Klippan vid Älvsborgsbron.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm

…and continuing to Monday, March 2nd.

Phone: 031- 12 08 16

Concerts and clubs:


Location: Trädgår’n, Nya Allén.

Time: Saturday, February 23rd, 8.30pm

Tickets:: 077-170 70 70


This Saturday Sticky Fingers presents hometown band Sinicess, a punk rock band with a touch of the blues.

Price: 60 kronor after 10pm

Age: 20

Location: Sticky Fingers, Kaserntorget 7.

Times: Saturday, February 22nd, 9pm-4am

Phone: 031- 70 107 17

Daniel Lemma

Daniel Lemma is returning to Gothenburg to warm up the audience with his “soulful, timeless music.”

Location: Stenhammarsalen, Konserthuset Götaplatsen.

Times: Saturday, February 22nd, 6.30pm

Phone: 031- 726 5300


Marilyn Monroe- Person and Myth

This musical theatre exhibition paints a picture of one the most talked about women the last century, Marilyn Monroe. With the help of known facts and some of her best known songs, her life is portrayed as it was: full of glamour and glitz but also anxiety, pills, and pain.

Location: GöteborgsOperan, Christina Nilssons gata .

Times: Saturday, February 16th

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 10 80 00

Blue Surge

The European premier for Rebecca Gilman’s dark comedy about the choices we make for ourselves. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and is on her way to stardom in the United States.

Location: Teater Aftonstjärnan, Plåtslagaregatan 2

Time: Friday/Saturday, 7pm-9.10pm

Phone: 031- 512 720



Go with the family or a group of friends to PULS and compete against them in handball, motocross, and much more.

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm

Phone: 031- 335 64 50



Hreinn Fridfinnsson

A new, retrospective exhibition by Icelandic artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson is now on display at Malnö Konsthall.

Location: Malmö Konsthall, S.t Johannesgatan 7.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm

...and continuing until April 27th.

Phone: 040- 34 12 93

Erwin Wurm

For the past twenty years Erwin Wurm has created a series of “One Minute Sculptures,” in which he places his models in strange positions amongst everyday objects in order to question ideas about sculpture.

Price: 49 kronor (Children - 10 kronor)

Location: Malmö Konstmuseum, Slottsholmen, Malmöhusvägen.

Times: Sunday, February 17th, 12pm-4pm

…and continuing

Phone: 040- 344437

Concerts and Clubs:


One of Germany’s most popular punk rock bands, Beatsteaks, are playing Kulturbolaget having just released their new album Limbo Messias.

Story continues below…

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18.

Time: Friday, February 22nd, 9pm

Phone: 040- 30 20 11

Björn Skifs- Face to Face

Björn Skifs is celebrating his success with a two month tour which includes two concerts in Malmö. Joining him are Hans Gardemar, Jörgen Ingeström, Magnus Bengtsson among others.

Price: 475 kronor

Location: Malmö Konserthus, Föreningsgatan 35.

Times: Friday, February 22nd, 7.30pm

Phone: 040- 30 20 11


London-based hip hop outfit hijack bring their mix of thumping bass and messy beats to Malmö.

Age: 20

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2.

Time: Friday, February 15th, 7pm (concert begins 10pm)

More information: www.debaser.se (Swedish).

Phone: 040- 23 98 80

Client (UK)

Electro glamour girls Client have developed a fan base around the world. They have previously toured with bands such as Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys.

Age: 20

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2.

Time: Friday, February 22nd, 7pm (concert begins 11pm)

More information: www.debaser.se (Swedish).

Phone: 040- 23 98 80


Let’s Go

Let’s Go amusement park is always full of activities. Why not take the family bowling or for a few rounds of “adventure” golf this weekend? Or pick three out of the five activities offered and do battle in a two-hour competition.

Price: 60 kronor after 9pm

Location: Let’s Go, Krossverksgatan 3.

Times: Friday, 4pm-1am

Saturday, 11am-1am

Sunday, 11am-6pm

Phone: 040- 440 000

More information: Let’s Go Swedish.

Ice Skating in Folkets Park

You can ice skate outdoors all winter this year at Malmö Folkets Park. Ice skates (sizes 27-45) are available to rent 4pm-7pm on weekdays and 10am-5pm at weekends. Rental costs: 30 kronor/half hour.

For group skate rental at other times, contact Föreningen Ponnygården Arken at 0705 - 17 65 05.

Location: Folkets Park, Amiralsgatan 35.

Times: November 24th to March 2nd 10am-7pm


Winter Sauna at Fyrishov

Warm up in Fyrishov's large, wood-fuelled sauna, then give the body a refreshing shock in the adjacent ice pool. A 25C warm pool is available for the faint-hearted.

Location: Idrottsgatan 2, Uppsala

Open until the end of February.

More information: www.fyrishov.se

Jasmine Enberg (news@thelocal.se)

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