What's On In Sweden: March 28 - April 5

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What's On In Sweden: March 28 - April 5

What to do for the week: Sing along with the von Trapps in Uppsala, learn about Sweden’s last great war in Stockholm and see one of Nigeria’s top reggae artists in Gothenburg.



The Eagles

One of the most successful bands of the seventies, the Californian quartet last year released their first album in 28 years. The band, perhaps best known for their 1977 hit Hotel California, perform at Stockholm’s Globen arena this weekend on the latest leg of their world tour.

Price: 625-1,495 kronor

Location: Globen, Globentorget.

Times: Saturday, March 29th, 7:30pm

Sunday, 30th March, 7:30pm

More information:

Tickets: Ticnet or 077- 170 70 70

Wendy James

The former Transvision Vamp lead singer, now singer in Racine, plays Berns one night only on Tuesday.

Location: Berns, Berzelli Park, Stockholm.

Times: Tuesday, April 2nd, 10pm

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Singalong Sound of Music

Swedes’ love of communal singing comes into its own as they relive the von Trapps’ escape across the Alps. So don your habit, hoist the lederhosen, practice your do-reh-mes and tank up with some Blue Nun. An unbeatable night out for anyone with a well-developed love of camp.

Price: 195 kronor

Location: Biograf Spegeln, Västra Ågatan 12, Uppsala.

Times: Saturday, April 5th, 7pm

...and continuing.

More information:

Tickets: Ticnet or 077- 170 70 70

Gustav III

The life story of Sweden’s most flamboyant king depicted in dance at Stockholm’s Royal Opera House (Kungliga Operan). An all-Swedish cast is directed by Patrice Bart, ballet master from the Paris Opera, in this performance created especially for the Royal Swedish Ballet.

Location: Royal Opera House, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Stockholm.

Times: Friday, 28th March and Saturday, 29th March and Wed 2nd April at 7:30pm

…and continuing to 29th May

The Royal Opera’s booking line: 08 791 44 00

Tickets: Ticnet

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Sweden’s last great war – the Napoleonic Wars and the loss of Finland

Sweden might not have been to war during most of the past two centuries, but it used to be something of a warrior nation. This exhibition looks at the Swedish military’s last venture into full-on action – and the disastrous consequences (unless you happen to be Finnish).

Location: Army Museum (Armémuseum), Riddargatan 13, Stockholm.

Times: Wednesday-Sunday: 11am – 5pm. Open until 8pm on Tuesdays. Closed Mondays.

Phone: 08 51 95 63 03

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Verdi’s four act opera based on Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’. David Radok’s production looks afresh at how lust for power can break down human morals. Mats Persson sings Macbeth, Francesca Patanè is Lady Macbeth.

Price: 160-475 kronor

Location: The Göteborg Opera House (Göteborgs Operan)

Times: Friday 28th March, 7:30pm

Phone/Tickets: 031 131300

More information:

Tickets: Ticnet

Daddy Showkey

A household name in Nigeria, Daddy Showkey – a.k.a. John Odafe Asiemo – is one of the country’s best-known reggae artists. He plays the Nigeria House in Gothenburg on Saturday.

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Ebbe Lieberathsgatan 14, Gothenburg

Times: Saturday, March 29th

Phone: 031- 727 10 00

More information:

Tickets: Ticnet


An exhibition depicting the evacuation of Swedes from Lebanon in the 2006 crisis. The exhibition uses images and sound to convey the fear and confusion of the Swedes’ enforced departure.

Price: 40 kronor (under 25s free)

Location: Karl Johansgatan 1-3, Gothenburg

Times: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Weds 10am-8pm

Phone: 031 368 3550

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Hreinn Fridfinnsson

In case you didn’t know, Fridfinnsson is one of Iceland’s leading conceptual artists. This exhibition at Malmö Art Gallery is presented in collaboration with London’s Serpentine Gallery.

Location: Malmö Art Gallery , S:t Johannesgatan 7 Malmö.

Price : Free.

Time : 11am-5pm, Wednesday until 21.00

Information: 040-34 12 93

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

Stompin’ At The Savoy

Live jazz with Mattias Nilsson - piano, and guests at this central Malmö hotel

Location : Elite Hotel Savoy , Norra Vallgatan 62 Malmö

Time : Sun 30th March, Weds 2nd April 8pm-11pm

Price : Admisssion free.

More information: Elite Hotels

Motor Fair

Petrolhead heaven at Malmömässan this weekend, as the city’s motorshow continues.

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

Location: MalmöMässan.

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

…and continuing.

Phone: 040- 690 85 00

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