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What’s on in Sweden: March 21st – 27th

Jasmine Enberg · 20 Mar 2008, 16:40

Published: 20 Mar 2008 16:40 GMT+01:00

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Persian New Year

It’s time again to celebrate the Persian New Year with a spectacular concert this Friday night. PLE invites you to Globen to listen to a mix of music legends and up and coming stars such as Shahram, who has been one of Iran’s hottest artists, and Shohreh with their unique and energetic stage show. One of Stockholm’s most famous DJs, Crush, will also be there to add to the festivities.

Price: 345 kronor

Location: Globens Annex, Globentorget.

Times: Saturday, March 22nd, 8pm

More information: www.ple.se

Tickets: Ticnet or 077- 170 70 70


Äggpickning is an old Swedish Easter tradition that is still upheld today. The game is played by two people, each with a hard-boiled egg. The opponents have to knock the eggs against each other, and the first one whose egg cracks on both ends loses.

Learn the game and celebrate Easter in the traditional Swedish style this weekend at Skansen.

Location: Skansen Open Air Museum, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården.

Times: Saturday, March 22nd, 11am-4pm

… and continuing.

Phone: 08- 442 80 00

More information: www.skansen.se

Shen Yun

Traditional Chinese dance, song and music combined with beautiful handmade costumes and perfect choreography. It is an amazing show that captivated audiences in New York, Berlin, and Paris. Don’t miss your chance to see over 100 artists and musicians from the New York based group as the tour the world over.

Price: 470-565 kronor

Location: Cirkus, Stockholm.

Times: Monday, March 24th, 8pm

…and continuing to Wednesday, March 26th.

More information: www.chinesespectacular.se

Tickets: Ticnet or 077- 170 70 70


Chaplin is the first exhibition based solely on the Chaplin family’s private archives. Through films and photographs we can understand the private and very public life of the icon.

Location: Galleri 5, Kulturhuset.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm (closed Friday and Monday for Easter).

…and continuing. (Regular opening hours apply after Easter Monday).

Phone: 08- 508 315 08

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

The Proclaimers

A band from Scotland that plays upbeat folk rock music in a strong Scottish accent. The band formed in 1983 and their track I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) was a smash hit. Although the subsequent seven albums were not as successful, their music is

of a consistently high quality. Their songs speak about politics, love, and life in Scotland with a touch of humour.

Location: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74.

Times: Tuesday, March 25th, 9pm

Phone: 08- 453 34 00

More information: www.nalen.com



Kent, one of Scandinavia’s best known rock bands, continues this year’s tour with two concerts in Malmö this weekend.

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Baltiska Hallen, Erik Perssons väg

Times: Saturday, March 22nd, and Sunday, March 23rd, 8pm

Phone: 040 – 30 20 11

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

Narratives from the Private

An exhibition by five contemporary Turkish photographers. To depict the lifestyle in Turkey, the photographs focus on themselves, their families, friends, and home towns.

Location: Borggården, Malmö Museer

Times: Wednesday, March 26th 12pm-4pm

…and continuing

Phone: 040 – 34 44 37

Tristan and Isolde

Another chance to experience the Metropolitan Opera in High Definition live from New York. The satellite transmission starts one hour before the performance of Tristan and Isolde so that the audience in Malmö can watch as the audience arrives at the Met Opera.

Price: 290 kronor

Location: Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget 29.

Times: Saturday, March 15th, 6.30pm

Phone: 040 – 10 30 20

Motor Fair

Price: 130 kronor (Children 7-14 60 kronor)

Location: MalmöMässan.

Story continues below…

Times: Thursday, March 27th 12pm-8pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 040- 690 85 00

More information: www.motormassan.se


Scandinavian Salsa Congress 2008

This is the largest salsa congress in Scandinavia with over 3,000 participants from all over the world. The congress hosts workshops, shows, and all-night parties. Salsa world champions, Ricardo and Viviana, will perform.

Price: 200-1800 kronor

Location: Elite Park Avenue Hotel, Kungsportsavenyn 36-38

Times: Thursday, March 27th

…and continuing.

Phone: 031- 727 10 00

More information: www.salsacongressscandinavia.com

Maggie Reilly

A concert by Maggie Reilly in which she will perform her popular songs “Every time we touch” and “To France.”

Price: 300 kronor

Location: Åby Travet, Mölndal.

Time: Sunday, March 23rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

Jasmine Enberg (news@thelocal.se)

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