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What's on in Sweden: May 16 - 22

Jasmine Enberg · 15 May 2008, 14:17

Published: 15 May 2008 14:17 GMT+02:00

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Cabaret d'Amour

An energetic cabaret concert with songs by Britten, Poulenc, and Holländer among others performed by Paula Hoffman and Eric Skarby.

Location: Cafe Agueli, Blecktornsgränd 9.

Time: Friday, May 16th, 7pm.

Phone: 08- 641 33 81

More information: www.agueli.se


The horse racing event of the year. A full weekend of races with V75 and the Sweden Cup on Saturday and Elitloppet on Sunday.

Location: Solvalla Racetrack, Travbanevägen, Bromma.

Time: Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th

Phone: 08- 635 90 00

More information: www.solvalla.se

Freestyle Motocross Games

One of the world's best motocross shows arrives in Sweden. A two hour performance offering an array of jaw-dropping tricks.

Price: 185-345 kronor

Location: Stockholm Globe Arena, Globentorget.

Time: Saturday, May 17th, 7pm

Phone: 077- 131 00 00

More information and tickets: info@globearenas.se

Mayo Boule Festival

It's time for this year's Mayo Boule Festival. Come to watch or participate. It promises to be a real festival atmosphere with lots of entertainment.

Location: Rålambshovsparken.

Times: Thursday, May 22nd, 3pm-11pm

Phone: 08- 714 04 20

More information: www.mayo.se

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are performing together again! See them live this weekend as they perform songs from their newest album "Dig, Lazarus, Dig."

Price: 395 kronor

Location: Stockholm Globe Arena, Globentorget

Times: Saturday, May 17th, 7.30pm

Phone: 08- 720 12 30

Tickets: www.ticnet.se



Welcome to Sweden's largest running event. Come and experience the atmosphere on the streets as 150.000 spectators cheer on the participants.

Location: Gothenburg City.

Time: Saturday, May 17th

Taube Total

All Evert Taube's songs from "Ack, annorlunda var det i Paris (It was different in Paris)" to "Änglamark." Performed by many artists including Arne Kvalnes, Elina Ryd, and Örjan Carlsson.

Location: Cafe Hängmattan, Musikens hus i Majorna.

Times: Saturday, May 17th, 10pm-12am

Her Bright skies, Flood of Red (UK), and Sparkle of Hope

Presenting one of this Spring's best rock music tours from Sweden, the UK, and Belgium. Flood of Red have just ended their UK tour and Her Bright Skies are about to release their debut album this Spring.

Age: 13

Location: Fängelset - Härlanda Park

Time: Thursday, May 22nd, 6.30pm (entrance)

Tickets: www.pusterviksbiljetter.com


The Raft

A musical sailing tour on Malmö's canals. Pass through the beautiful parks and under the bridges with live music. Bring your own picnic.

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Price: 160 - 220 kronor (under 12 - 80 kronor)

Location: Flotten, Södertull.

Times: May 16th-June 19th, Monday to Saturday, 6pm and 8pm

Phone: 040- 300 350

More information: blueboat@telia.com

The Hamster wheel

A group art exhibition. Initiated by Franz West and originally shown at the Venice Bienniale 2007.

Location: Malmö Konsthall, S:t Johannesgatan 7.

Time: Saturday, May 17th 11am-5pm

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Phone: 040- 34 12 93

Teddy Bear Sports Meeting

The Nalle children arrange their own competitions. Assisted by sutdents from Skånes Music and Culture School, Malmö SymfoniOrkester invites you to watch athletics you never thought could be possibly performed by teddy bears to music by the orchestra. Perfect for the family.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Konserthuset, Föreningsgatan.

Times: Saturday, May 17th, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

Phone: 040- 34 35 00

Jasmine Enberg (news@thelocal.se)

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