What’s on in Sweden: September 5 – 11

What’s on in Sweden: September 5th - 11th. R.E.M and international comedy in Stockholm; Pink Floyd tribute and championship golf in Gothenburg; Son of Dave and international dance in Malmö.

What’s on in Sweden: September 5 - 11
REM, Golf pic: Martin Vojta, Bits of Bob's life



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


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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


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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


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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

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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


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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

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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.

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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

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Bits of Bob’s life – Phillippe Blanchard (Fr)

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


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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

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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

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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February

It's a good idea to go out and socialize during the dark Scandinavian winter. But where to go? Here's an overview of events taking place for English speakers in Sweden for February 2020.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February
Looking for a fun activity to brighten up February? Priscilla du Preez / Unsplash


English Debate Club

Where: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, Gamla Stan, 111 27

When: February 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: The English Debate Club

The English Debate Club in Stockholm is a place where people can improve their English language and debating skills. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills are also welcome. The event is free to attend.

Spanish tapas gastronomic workshop

Where: Ekhagsvägen 44, Östermalm

When: February 4th, 10am – 1:30pm

Event by: Anna Fernandez

Are you looking for some sunlight in the dark Swedish winter? Dive into the Mediterranean cuisine during this cooking workshop where you'll get started with Spanish tapas. Among other things, Spanish artichokes, tortilla and prawns are on the menu, and tickets are 950 kronor. 

Architecture, Food trends and Microgreens seminar 

Where:   Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm 

When: February 6th, 5pm – 9pm

Event by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing a seminar about sustainability, social engagement and the new shape of local production in the food industry. The event is part of the Stockholm Design Week, running from February 3rd to 9th. Anyone interested in developments in sustainable food production is welcome at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Workshop: What You Need to Thrive As a Freelancer and Entrepreneur

Where: Frey's Hotel Lilla Radmannen, Rådmansgatan 67

When: February 13th, 3.30pm – 5pm

Event by: Supreneur

For many people, the freedom of working as a freelancer is a dream. But what do you need to make your start as a freelancer or entrepreneur a success? This workshop promises to give you the necessary knowledge and tools to create a flying start with your projects. The events costs 120 kronor plus VAT per person.

How To Fall In Love, an improvised romantic comedy

Where: Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 

When: February 14th and 15th

Event by: Half the Group

The show 'How to Fall in Love' is billed as “a romantic comedy that has never been seen before”. The performance is improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Enjoy a Valentine's celebration with a difference at the Pygméteatern. Tickets are 200 kronor.

Old School Recreational Dodgeball

Where: Location available after registration

When: February 15th, 2pm – 4pm

Event by: Sport Friends Stockholm

Sport is a good way to meet new people in Sweden, and dodgeball may be familiar to you from school. It's a ball game where players from two different teams try to throw balls at each other while preventing them from being hit themselves. If you get hit, you're out. Attendance costs 50 kronor to cover the cost of venue hire.

Milo Edwards: Pindos

Where: Bacchi´s Pub och Restaurang, 5 Järntorgsgatan, 111 29 Södermalm

When: February 10th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: Milo Edwards

Comedian Milo Edwards is taking his award-winning comedy show 'Pindos' to the Swedish capital. The show is about his experiences with living in Russia, where he “became a Russian TV star, got arrested in deepest Russia and discovered what happens when a country is run by a shirtless man on a horse”. Buy tickets via the Eventbrite site.


Joe Eagan presents: Malmö English Comedy Night

Where: Scandic Triangeln, Triangeln 2, 211 43

When: February 7th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: English Comedy Malmö

This event marks the start of a new season of English Comedy Night at Scandic Triangeln. This show welcomes acts Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Rahul Kohli (UK). Tickets cost 175 kronor for early bird tickets and 195 kronor for regular tickets.


Start your own business

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: February 6th, 1pm – 5pm

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

During this event Åsa Ohlsson from Coompanion Skåne and Helén Forssander from Lund Nyföretagarcentrum tell you all the ins and outs around starting your own business. What do you need to start your own company? And how to achieve success and build a network? You can join the event for free, but registration is compulsory.

Visit to Lund Cathedral

Where: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund

When: February 21th, 10am – 11am

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

Did you know the cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden? The medieval building attracts over 700,000 visitors per year. The International Citizens Hub Lund is organizing a guided tour to this historic site. The event is free of charge, but you do have to register to attend.


Philosophy reading group: Essays in Love – Alain de Botton

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala

When: February 12th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The English Bookshop in Uppsala hosts several themed book clubs. This time the philosophy reading group is reading 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton. It costs 60 kronor for tea and cake, plus an extra 165 kronor if you want to buy the book. The event starts at 7pm, signing up for the event is possible by either dropping by the shop or contacting them via Facebook.


International Coffee Morning

Where: Cafe Birger – Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

When: February 11th, 9am – 10.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

The International Coffee Morning in Helsingborg is a place to meet new friends and learn more about Helsingborg. The event is hosted every month at the library cafe near Stadsparken. Helsingborg International Connections organizes English-speaking events for the local international community more often and is available for anyone with questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.


Bear With Me comedy show

Where: Ågatan 39, 582 22 

When: February 13th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: New York Legends

Three international comedians from Israel, Croatia and Russia join their forces at New York Legends in Linköping. The very well-reviewed show is about relationships, politics and the mysterious “Russian soul”. Tickets are 120 kronor online or 150 kronor (cash) at the door.


Thursday meetup and afterwork at a pub

Where: O'Learys – Skolgatan 64D

When: Thursday February 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: Umeå Language & Culture Exchange

A meetup at a pub is always a good idea. The group 'Language & Culture Exchange' brings together native and non-native speakers of many different languages in the northern town of Umeå. Students, immigrants, expats or travellers are all welcome to join at the pub O'Learys at Skolgatan.


Yin Yoga in English

Where: Karl Johansgatan 84, 41455

When: Tuesday February 11th, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Event by: Mindful Yoga

For those who need to become completely zen, you can go to Yin Yoga in Gothenburg. The lessons are taught in English. During the 75 min class, the focus will be on gaining flexibility and mobility and developing a habit of listening to your body.

Friday afterwork at Yaki Da

Where: Yaki-Da – Storgatan 47

When: Friday February 21th, 7pm – 1.30pm

Event by: Göteborg Expat Group

The Gothenburg Expats group organizes weekly events for internationals in the Swedish port city. The Friday afterwork is organized in the 'Yaki Da' pub. There is free pizza and drinks are half price 10pm.