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What’s on in Sweden: July 25 - 31

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 24 Jul 2008, 16:07

Published: 24 Jul 2008 16:07 GMT+02:00

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Stockholm Pride and Europride 2008

Stockholm Pride has been painting the streets rainbow since 1998. The festival has grown into one of Stockholm's largest and most appreciated and this year will be even bigger as Stockholm has been chosen to host Europride.

This year Pride will be filling the whole city with its special brand of joy with its base as always in Tantolunden on Södermalm. 60,000 people joined the 2007 Pride Parade at the climax of the ten day festival, so go get your glad rags on and join in the fun.

Price: 800 kronor

Location: Tantolunden and venues across the city

Time: Friday July 25th-Sunday August 3rd

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.stockholmpride.org/en

About a frog

Why must princesses always wear high-heeled shoes? And why are princes turned into frogs? Frogs can be slimy. They can however be sweet and jump really high. This is a story about, apart from frogs, the job of a princess.

A dance performance for children from four-years-of-age by Gunilla Heilborn.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Under Eken, Djurgårdsvägen 42

Time: Saturday July 25th-27th, 3pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.zebradans.nu

Super Swing Showdown

Huge jazz and swing party on the roof of Stockholm's culture house. Drop in Lindy Hop introduction course followed by an international dance competition - no holds barred! No Mercy! International Jury of Legends! Authentic jazz dance & tap. Surprise performances! Hundreds of Lindy Hoppers from all corners of the globe including Stockholm's own Swing All Stars.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg 3

Times: Sunday July 27rd, 6pm

Tickets: https://www.webbiljett.se/kulturhuset

More information: www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se


Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are one of the most influential and successful bands in the heavy metal genre. The rock veterans formed in 1975 and their Scandinavian tour borrows from their early years and is in the style of the band's hugely successful "Powerslave Tour."

Price: From 450 kronor

Location: Ullevi, Skånegatan

Time: Saturday July 26th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.ullevi.se

Paul Potts and Symphony orchestra

The rags to riches tale of British opera singer Paul Potts just keeps on rolling. With 60,000 albums sold and sell-out audiences across the continent, Paul Potts is a legend in the making.

Potts returns to Sweden this summer for three exclusive outside concerts - this time accompanied by an entire symphony orchestra. There is sure not to be a dry eye in the place.

Price: 290 kronor

Location: Slottskogsvallen, Slottskogsgatan

Time: Saturday July 26th, 8pm

Tickets: Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

Crazy golf: International Open Championship

Further proof that human beings can find the competition in any pastime - Gothenburg will this weekend be hosting an International Open Championship in.....crazy golf.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Tuve Tigers Bangolfsklubben, Grästuvevägen 25

Time: Friday July 25th-Sunday July 27th

More information: http://www.iksurd.se/minigolf


Chico Trujillo

One of Chile's innovative giants within cumbia/ska. The band is a result of 10 years of experimentation across the latin genres. By mixing cumbia, bolero and ska and blending in inspiring texts and boundless energy, Chico Trujillo has enchanted audiences the world over.

Price: Free of charge

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Location: Pildammsteatern, Pildammsparken

Time: Tueday July 29th, 7pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen

Sousou & Maher Cissoko

This kora duo combines the traditional and the innovative with expressive song and rhythmic sounds. A west African musical experience for the whole family.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Ribersborgstranden, Västra Innerstaden

Time: Monday July 28th, 9pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen


An open air showing of the fantastic animated film adaption of Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical novel of the same name, where she experiences revolution, freedom, love and loneliness. Directed by Satrapi & V Paronnaud.

Live: Rapper Behrang Miri will perform his brand of oriental music with Swedish, Persian and Arabic lyrics before the showing.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Folkets Park, Malmö

Time: Sunday July 27th, 10pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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