What’s on in Sweden: May 30 – June 5

What's on in Sweden: May 30 - June 5
What’s on in Sweden: May 30 – June 5: Stockholm marathon, folk music in Gothenburg, Salsa dancing in Malmö.



Stockholm marathon

The competitors run two laps of the course through the middle of the city. The winning times for men and women are reckoned to be 2 hours and 10 minutes and 2 hours and 30 minutes, respectively. Competitors come from all around the world and, if you don’t feel like running, you can watch for free.

Date: Saturday 31st May

Time: 14:00

More information: www.stockholmmarathon.se

Rumble of the Kings 2008, Martial arts gala

This tournament sees the return of the K1 fighters. See the world’s best fighters battle it out. The winner goes to the finals in Japan.

Location: Hovet

Time: 19:00

Date: Saturday 31st May

Price: 345 – 1995 kronor

More information: www.therumbleofthekings.com


Wallmans Salonger, Show

A circus show based on the history of the theatre it plays in. One can also eat dinner: choose between lemon-seafood salad, pepper-grilled beef tenderloin, “Pommes Anna” (potato cake with Parmesan cheese), and three flavours of panna cotta.

Location: Teatergatan 3. Doors open 18:30

Date: Friday 30th May

Price: 150 kronor for the show and 425 kronor for a three course meal.

Ring: 08 55 50 60 00

More information: www.wallmans.com


Classical middle ages opera with powerful music

Location: Royal Opera House, Jacobstorg 2

Time: 19:30

Date: Friday 30th May

Classic Car Festival

Welcome to a festival for the whole family on the island of Djurgården.

Procession through Stockholm, boxcar Grand Prix, racing, the Nalen Brass Festival, Moped Rally, Classic Boat Show, flyby with historic aircraft.

Free admission.

Date: Sunday 1st June

More information: www.operan.se


Punch and Judy show

Pack a picnic basket, take the kids and go see the summer’s most traditional form of entertainment.

Free entrance

Date: Sunday 1st June

Location: The Kasperteater close to Lilla Dammen in Slottsskogen.

Note: shows will be called off if it is raining

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

See Harrison Ford in what is sure to be yet another classic adventure. Indiana takes out his hat once again to save the world.

Location: Biopalatset

Times: 15:00, 18:00, 21:00

Price: 95 kronor

More information: www.sf.se

Children’s Zoo and horse-back riding

At Barnens Zoo the children can pat the animals and have competent animal keepers teach them more about different kinds of animals. There is also horse-back riding for children, age 2-13 years.

Price: Barnens Zoo is free admission, horse-back riding 20 kronor

Location: Barnens Zoo, Slottsskogen.

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2008 to Sunday 7 September 2008

More information: 031 365 58 23

Folk music conference

Put on your dancing shoes. This conference is for everybody. There will be folk music, dancing and singing. Refreshments are available but why not make a picnic out of the experience.

Location: Gräfsnäsgården

Price: free admission

Date: Saturday 31st May 2008


French film festival

See a variety of French films shown through the day.

Location: Panora, S:t Gertrudsgatan 4

Date: 23rd May – 5th June

Price: 200 kronor per person

More information: www.folketsbio.se

Ring: 040 611 27 07

Cuba Cafe

This is Malmö’s hottest salsa joint. Authentic Cuban band get the beat going. If you fancy dancing all night long, this is the place to be.

Location: Malmö’s Folkets Park

Date: Monday 26th may – Saturday 31st May

Time: 17:00

Price: free admission , 50 kronor after 22:00

More information: www.malmosfolketspark.se

Sail with Tvekamp av Elbogen

Go sailing on the world’s largest medieval boat. A family day out, take the kids along.

Location: Koggs museum

Date: Saturday 31st May, Sunday 1st June

Time: 09:45

Price: kids 75 kronor, adult 150 kronor

More information: www.medeltidsskeppen.se