What’s on in Sweden: April 4 – 10

What's on this week in Sweden: English theatre comedy in Stockholm, Swedish indie pop with The Perishers in Gothenburg, digital opera in Malmö.


Stockholm Junior Film Festival

This film festival is designed specifically for young people between the ages of 6 and 16. The theme is focused on Nordic productions, but films from all over the world will be shown.

Price: Free for children, young adults, school classes, teachers and Stockholm Film Festival members. Other adults 50 kronor per show.

Location: Cinema Skandia, Drottninggatan 82.

Time: Sunday, April 6th, 9am-3pm

Phone: 08- 698 89 93

Tickets: [email protected] or 08- 677 50 51

More information: www.stockholmfilmfestival.se


Turbonegro will be performing this weekend at Tyrol as part of The Volcom Tour. Formed in 1989, the Norwegian rockers released their debut album “Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives” in 1992. Joining them on tour are US bands Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.

Minimum Age: 13

Price: 320 kronor

Location: Restaurang Tyrol, Lilla Almänna grand 2.

Time: Sunday, April 6th, 7.30pm

Phone: 08- 670 76 65

Tickets: Ticnet

The Blue Koala

A comedy sent in the 1970s about a group of women of different ages and backgrounds who attempt to save the koala from extinction. Billed as a “must for connoisseurs of English humour”.

Price: 190 kronor

Location: Boulevard Theater, Götgatan 73.

Time: Wednesday, April 9th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 642 98 00

More information: <a href="http://www.boulevardteatern.se


Nordic Gardens Fair

Scandinavia’s leading garden fair is back with seminars and exhibitions.

Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Mässvägen 1.

Times: Thursday, April 10th

…and continuing.

Phone: 08- 749 41 00

Bengt Olson

A retrospective exhibition covering sixty years of creativity. Bengt Olson uses natural shapes and impressions to create abstract paintings in the Nordic tone. The exhibition focuses on color, dance, and rhythm.

Location: Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Prins Eugens väg 6, Djurgården.

Time: Saturday, April 5th, 11am-5pm

Phone: 08- 545 837 00

More information: www.waldemarsudde.se

Democrats Abroad- Panel Discussion

Democrats Abroad- Sweden and ABF Huset present a panel discussion — “The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. What’s at Stake for Sweden: culture, politics, and foreign policy.”

Panelists include:

Henrik Berggren, Historian and journalist for Dagens Nyheter

Jan Hallenberg, Professor at the Swedish National Defense College

Paul Lappalainen, Swedish and American lawyer, member of the Stockholm City Council

Location: ABF Huset, Sveavägen 41.

Time: Tuesday, April 22nd, 6pm-7.30pm


Big City Lights

A modern, urban drama set in New York, the city where “the sky is the limit.” The play follows a day in the lives of two women, Rose and Lilian, and their search for what life in the city has to offer.

Location: Stora Scen, Göteborgs Stadsteater.

Time: Friday, April 4th, 7pm

Phone: 031- 708 71 14/15

Tickets: 031- 708 71 00

International Gem and Mineral Show

The Geological Society in Gothenburg presents the 18th international exhibition of different gems and minerals.

Price: 50 kronor (Children 7-15 10 kronor)

Location: Friidrottens Hus

Times: Saturday, April 5th, 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 6th, 10am-4pm

Phone: 031- 42 10 73

Big Comedy

Sweden’s best stand up comics together on the same stage at the same time. Only one microphone, one stand, and 10 minutes each with the audience. Big Comedy 2008 presents Adde Malmberg, Lennie Norman, Anna-Lena Brundin, Marika Carlsson and others.

Location: Göteborgs Konserthus

Time: Sunday, April 6th

The Perishers

The Perishers formed in Sweden in 1997 and debuted in 2002 with “From Nothing to One.” Their latest album is partly produced by Per Sunding (The Cardigans, the Ark) and has become more instrumental with songs such as “Victorious.”

Location: Pustervik.

Time: Thursday, April 3rd

More information: More information: www.livenation.se


This film by Petra Bauer uses a newspaper article from 2003 about a married man who was detained for having sex with his wife to investigate how different norms affect our decisions. The wife was 13 and from Malmö, and the husband 18, from Libanon. When she gave birth to their child he was taken into custody.

Location: Röda Sten

Times: Saturday, April 5th and Sunday April 6th

More information: More information: www.pogogo.se


Sewing Fair 2008

The sewing fair is back and better than ever with new, inspirational exhibitions, workshops, pearls, and fashion shows by talented fashion designers from Malmö.

Price: 100 kronor (under-18 60 kronor)

Location: Stadionmässan/Europaporten Kongresscenter

Times: Friday/Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday, April 6th, 10am-4pm

Phone: 040- 51 07 43

More information: www.symassan.se

Wendy James & Racine

Wendy James (ex Transvision Vamp) and Racine (UK) are holding a concert in Malmö this weekend with DJ Jepson from The Ark and supporting act December Darling.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29

Time: Thursday, April 3rd, 9pm

Phone: 040- 30 65 97

Malmö Open

An international fencing competition arranged by MF19 for young fencers in Foil and Epee.

Location: Heleneholms idrottshall

Times: Saturday/Sunday 9am-4pm

Phone: 040- 26 32 75

La Bohème

The second to last of the Digital Operas will take place at Biograf Spegeln this weekend. You have the chance to experience La Boheme in High Definition transmitted live from the New York Metropolitan Opera. The satellite transmission begins one hour before the performance so the audience in Malmö can watch the New York audience arrive at the Met.

Price: 290 kronor

Location Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget 29.

Time: Saturday, April 5th, 7.30pm

Phone: 040- 12 59 78

Tickets: 040- 10 30 20

The Fire Brigade’s Spring Gala

The Malmö Fire Brigade is holding four concerts this weekend to celebrate the beginning of spring. It will be conducted by Monica Tyllgren and soloists include Hasse Andersson, Anki Albertsson, and Marianne Mörck.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Malmö Konserthus

Times: Saturday, April 5th, 3pm and 7pm and Sunday, April 6th, 2pm and 6pm

Tickets: 040- 34 28 64