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What’s on in Sweden: September 5 - 11

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 4 Sep 2008, 13:42

Published: 04 Sep 2008 13:42 GMT+02:00

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US band R.E.M comes to Stockholm on Sunday. "Accelerate" is the name of the band's first studio album since 2004 and has been one of the most eagerly awaited of 2008.

Recorded in Dublin, Vancouver and Athens R.E.M's new album material will be unveiled to Stockholmers at Globen and not Stadion as previously scheduled.

Support from The Disciplines and Editors.

Price: 495-595 kronor

Location: Globen

Time: Sunday September 7th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.globearenas.se

World Cup Qualifying - Sweden vs Hungary

The Swedish football team hosts Hungary at Råsunda Stadium in Solna on Wednesday as its World Cup 2010 campaign gathers pace.

Injuries to Anders Svensson and Christian Wilhelmsson mean that coach Lagerbäck is forced into making a few uncharacteristic changes to his usual line up.

Price: 200-570 kronor

Location: Råsunda Stadium, Solna

Time: Tuesday September Friday August 22nd

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.svenskfotboll.se

US Stand Up - Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope, the US social protest comic, will make his debut performance in Sweden on Saturday. Stanhope will be offering up his views on medicinal marijuana, abortion, paedophilia and other sumptuous subjects, ably supported by Swedish comedian and provocateur Henrik Schyffert.

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

Time: Saturday September 6th, 7.30pm

Tickets: www.sodrateatern.com

More information: www.sodrateatern.com

Aussie Stand Up - Carl Barron

Well-known Aussie stand up comic Carl Barron is performing live at Stockholm's Hard Rock Café on Wednesday.

If that is not enough to get your juices flowing compatriot Jeff Dunham will be releasing his new DVD - 'Spark of Insanity'. Get there early!

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Hard Rock Café, Sveavägen 75

Time: Wednesday September 10th, 9pm

Tickets: Call the Hard Rock Café on 08 545 494 00

More information: www.hardrock.se


The Gunner's Dream - Echoes of Pink Floyd

A magical afternoon with 10-man band The Gunner's Dream. The group will present "Echoes of Pink Floyd" featuring the entire repertoire from the legendary British band's albums, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

A spectacular light, sound and picture show in true Floydian style completes the experience.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Storan, Kungsparken 1

Time: Friday September 5th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.storan.nu

European Challenge Tour Golf 2008

Hills Golf Course in Mölndal welcomes the stars of today and tomorrow as it hosts an event on the European Challenge Golf Tour for the first time.

144 of Europe's top players will be competing over 72 holes for the €140,000 top prize which will be decided after Sunday's final round.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Hills Golf Club, Hills väg, Mölndal

Time: Thursday September 4th - Sunday September 7th

More Information: www.hillsgolfclub.se

Mushroom Exhibition

See, feel and smell more than 100 varieties of mushroom from the heart of the Swedish forests.

Mushroom experts will be there to guide you daily from 1pm-3pm.

Location: Gothenburg Botanical Gardens, Carl Skottbergsg. 22A

Time: Tuesday September 9th - Sunday September 14th, 10pm-4pm.

More information: www.botaniskatradgarden.se


Mark Kozelek with Sun Kil Moon (US)

US singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek and front man of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters comes to Debaser on Saturday.

Sun Kil Moon released its third studio album, "April" on April 1st 2008 featuring guest vocals from Will Oldham and Ben Gibbard.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Time: Saturday September 6th, from 6pm


More Information: www.debaser.se

Bits of Bob's life - Phillippe Blanchard (Fr)

Story continues below…

A new creation by Anglo-French choreographers Gemma Higginbotham & Philippe Blanchard - Bits of Bob's life is the second part in the Adekwhat trilogy on identity.

With humour and frenetic stage presence the five multinational actors explore the "place called home" and its importance in "today’s cosmopolitan and transient society where ephemeral dwellings become commonplace and the ease of access to information and travel sparks curiosity."

"This evokes confusion and questions and most importantly the search for a fine balance between past, present and future."

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Inkonst Teatern, Bergsgatan 29

Time: Friday September 5th & 6th, 7pm

Tickets: www.kulturcentralen.nu

More Information: www.inkonst.com.se

Son of Dave (UK/Can)

Jazz in Malmö's first concert of the autumn affords the chance to see Son of Dave. Dressed like a 1940s private eye, the harmonica-playing jazz, blues and r&b bites in to the soul like few others.

Son of Dave describes himself as "the toothless bastard that plays on the street, but has chosen to take the whole thing one step further."

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

Time: Saturday September 6th, 8pm

More Information: www.jazzimalmo.com

Subject Index

Four artists from New York and Paris are in Malmö with curator Gabrielle Giattino in Sweden's first residency program for art curators - Residency Far Away So Close 2008.

Price: 40 kronor

Location: Malmö Museum of Art, Malmöhusvägen

Time: Friday September 5th - Tuesday September 9th, 10am

More Information: www.malmo.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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