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What’s on in Sweden: April 11 – 17

What's on this week in Sweden: Art celebration in Stockholm, Year Long Disaster in Gothenburg, top Abba cover band in Malmö.

STOCKHOLM

Takida

This band from Ånge that is more popular than ever with their hit song, Curly Sue, will be performing in Stockholm this weekend. They play cool rock music with a North-American feeling.

Location: Cirkus, Djurgårdslätten.

Time: Sunday, April 13th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 660 10 20

50 Years of Rock ‘n Roll

Rock ‘n Roll made its breakthrough in Sweden 50 years ago. Youth clubs around Sweden held rock galas and selected their own rock kings. To celebrate 50 years of rock ‘n roll, Hans Edler, the man behind all of the rock galas, is hosting a rock gala this weekend. Performing are some of the pioneer bands along with many surprises.

Price: 545-845 kronor (including meal)

Location: Solnahallen, Solna

Time: Saturday, April 12th, 6pm

Tickets: Ticnet

Ata Demirer Show

The successful Turkish stand-up comedian, Ata Demirer, is finally coming to Sweden. He does perfect impressions of Turkish celebrities, makes jokes about himself, and performs his own songs with hysterical lyrics.

Price: 245 kronor

Location: Cirkus, Djurgårdslätten.

Time: Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 660 10 20

Place in Mind – an International Celebration of the Arts

A three day celebration of the arts where a group of international artists struggling to be recognized by Stockholm’s art galleries display their work. It combines “sound and art installations, dance and visual art” from around the world.

Location: Kungsträdgården

Time: Friday April 11th 5pm-9pm (Vernissage),

Saturday 6pm-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm

More information: www.sostockholm.com

GOTHENBURG:

Gothenburg’s International Science Festival

With experiments, shows, and seminars in the theme of Gamble, gamble and play, Gothenburg’s International Science Festival is Sweden’s most intelligent festival.

Location: Stadsmuseet, Norra Hamngatan 12 (Main arena).

Time: Monday April 14th

…and continuing

Phone: 031- 615 200

More information: [email protected]

New York, Paris, Gothenburg – Unique Dance

Molissa Fenley is one of the biggest choreographers from the 80s in New York where she created her own style in the post modern melting pot. Fabrice Dugied from Le Regard du Cygne in Paris is known for his humour, warmth and dramatic speech. They will both be in Gothenburg to perform together for four days.

Price: 120 kronor

Location: 24 Kvadrat

Time: Wednesday, April 16th-Saturday, April 19th, 7.30pm

Phone and Tickets: 0702-721771

Year Long Disaster

As the son of Davie Davies from The Kinks, the singer and guitarist Daniel Davies from Year Long Disaster spent most of his childhood on tour. In 2004 he created the band Year Long Disasters with Rich Mullins and Brad Hargreaves. This weekend they come to Sweden to perform.

Price: 180 kronor

Age: 18

Location: Konsert Top Floor

Time: Thursday, April 10th, 8pm

Sport Fishing Fair

The sport fishing fair has become an huge event for those who are interested in sport fishing. The fair is a complete experience for all as an active and educational meeting spot for beginners to professionals.

Location: Svenska Mässan

Time: Saturday, April 11th-Sunday, April 13th

More information: www.sportfiskemassan.se

MALMÖ

Waterloo

One of the world’s best ABBA tribute bands, Waterloo, come to Stockholm this weekend The success for this ten man band has been continuous with sold out concerts all over the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to finally see them live in Sweden.

Price: 595 kronor

Location: Amiralen

Time: Friday, April 11th, 7pm

Phone: 0480- 370 89

Tickets: 040- 12 02 40

Out of the Mould: The Age of Reason

This new exhibition features works by nine female Malaysian artists. It is a visual response to the changes in the social, political, economic, and cultural landscape done through a combination of paintings, sculptures, and the media. Featured artists: Bibi Chew Chon Bee, Hayati Mokhtar, and Yee I-Lann, among others.

Price: 40 kronor (Children- 10 kronor)

Location: Malmö Konstmuseum, Slottsholmen.

Time: Sunday, April 13th, 12pm-4pm.

…and continuing.

Phone: 040- 344437

Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead have been indie music icons since the 90s. Since their last performance in Sweden last year, they have shifted in style, language and band members. After they perform, Swim Fast Club take over and transform Debaser into a dance palace full of hit pop, bubbles, magical projections, and the widest smiles you will see in a club this year.

Price: 250 kronor

Age: 20

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2.

Time: Friday, April 11th, 7pm

Phone: 040- 23 98 80

MUSIC

Lenny Kravitz lets it rip on stage in Sweden

US artist Lenny Kravitz made headlines when he rocked his pants off at a rip-roaring gig in Stockholm last night – literally.

Kravitz performed to an audience of thousands of cheering fans at Stockholm's biggest theme park – Gröna Lund – on Monday night.

And the rock legend, who is not known for pulling any punches on stage, went all in to offer his Swedish audience the whole package. Yes, the whole package.

For as Kravitz crouched down in a laws-of-physics-defying way right at the start of the energetic performance, he managed to split his leather outfit at crotch level – leaving the artist with a gaping hole in his trousers.

And if there was one thing we did not know about the 51-year-old artist before that we know now – it is that he does not wear underwear. Let's just say the audience went nuts.

The Local is unable to publish picture proof of the revealing incident, but curious readers may click on the tweet below. Warning: contains nudity. Do not click if you are at work.

After leaving the stage for several minutes, the rocker reappeared in a new pair of trousers. And that's how you crack into the history books, folks.

“The producer stepped up and said that they had 'some problems on stage'. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said 'sorry, I ripped my trousers',” a member of the audience, named only as Sara, told the Expressen tabloid after the show.

“It was insane, I killed myself laughing. And then I called my mum who was there at the show as well. Her reaction was the same and she almost killed herself laughing too,” she added.

Behind hits such as 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over', 'American Woman' and aptly titled 'Fly Away', Kravitz has sold almost 40 million albums worldwide and holds the record of most Grammy Awards in the category Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

He commented on the incident in Stockholm late on Tuesday by tweeting a screen shot of a text message from fellow rock star Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith fame:

It is not the first time a world artist has a mishap on stage in Sweden this summer. But while Kravitz suffered only an awkward wardrobe malfunction, rocker Dave Grohl broke his leg in concert in Gothenburg in June.

The 46-year-old Foo Fighters frontman made headlines around Europe when he spectacularly returned after being briefly rushed to hospital to complete the show in a cast.