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What's on in Sweden: September 26 - October 2

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 25 Sep 2008, 14:23

Published: 25 Sep 2008 14:23 GMT+02:00

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Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival continues this weekend.

Regarded as the world's biggest and most highly reputed whisky festival and among the top three beer festivals, over 500 national and international beers, ciders and whiskies are on show for your perusal.

Activities include expert seminars, tastings, awards and a lively entertainment line-up. Please note, the minimum age for entrance is 20.

Price: 190 kronor, which includes a glass of tasting beer and 'beer school'!

Location: Factory, Nacka Strand, Augustendalstorget 6

Time: 18th-20th & 25th-27th September, 3pm

More Information:www.stockholmbeer.se

or Tel: +46 8-601 22 00.

New Model Army (UK)

The rock band named after the English revolutionary army of Oliver Cromwell come to Stockholm's Debaser on Saturday.

The band attained cult status in anti-US imperialism circles with its rendition of "51st state" and many of the band's songs are peppered with humanitarian and political messages while managing to retain their poetic value.

New Model Army were formed in the early eighties and released their tenth studio album "High" in 2007.

Location: Debaser Slussen, Karl Johans Torg 1

Time: Saturday September 28th, 7 pm

More Information: www.debaser.se

Bakåt:Framåt - Vintage clothing fair

What was once known as "second-hand" is now known as "vintage" and 40 retailers will converge on Stockholm to display their wears this weekend at Bakåt:Framåt (literally Backwards:Forwards), Sweden's first vintage clothing trade fair.

So all you nostalgia fashionistas get on down to Enskilda Galleriet on Kungsholmen to complete your retro wardrobes in time for the autumn.

Price: 50 kronor

Location: Enskilda Galleriet, Kronobergsgatan

Time: Friday September 26th - 27th

More information: www.bakatframat.se

Kransky Sisters (AUS)

After seeing this show your own family will seem like the Cosbys!

The macabre, absurd and very, very funny Kransky Sisters will be bringing their brand of Aussie entertainment to Södra Teatern on Friday.

From the small backwater town of Esk in Queensland the trio relate stories from their unconventional Christian upbringing liberally enlivened by homemade renditions of their musical favourites from "the wireless".

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg 1-3

Time: Friday September 26th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.sodrateatern.se


Gothenburg International Book fair

The Gothenburg international book fair is the best place to go to get an overview of the literature in the Scandinavian countries. It is a also a chance to see and meet many of the world's most prominent intellectuals who converge on Sweden's second city to discuss, debate and voice their opinions. Oh, and sell the odd book.

Latvia will be the focus of this year's fair with an extensive programme of music, art and photography from Sweden's Baltic neighbour at the forefront of the events in the city.

The seminar program will feature voices from Romania to India and 60 of the 442 seminars will have an international linguistic profile.

Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre, Mässans gata

Time: Thursday September 25th - Sunday September 28th

More information: http://www.bok-bibliotek.se

Frölunda Indians vs Ottowa Senators

The west coast Indians take on the NHL's Ottowa Senators in a bonus match at Scandinavium for all those hockey fans suffering withdrawals in the close season.

It is sure to be a huge hockey party as the warm up to the new hockey season begins in earnest.

Price: 280-500 kronor

Location: Scandinavium, Vallhallagatan 1

Time: Thursday, October 2nd, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.frolundaindians.com

Plus-de-deux with 5 actions - Franco-Swedish dance

Plus-de-deux is a Swedish-French cooperation and is at the heart of Friday's music and dance entertainment at Pustervik Theatre.

"5 actions" is the name of work by Jeanette Langert together the Cullberg Ballet dancer Åsa Lundvik Gustafsson and composer Ivo Nilsson.

The audience will also be treated to a new composition from Benjamin de la Fuente and two solo pieces performed by Amund Sveen and Yi-Ping Yang.

Price: From 100 kronor

Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

Time: Friday September 26th

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.pustervik.goteborg.se

Kiss - The Exhibition

A complete exhibition about the celebrated rock band Kiss. The exhibition takes you on a trip through the band's career which began in New York in the beginning of the 1970s.

There are gold discs, photos and garish scene costumes galore in the exhibition organised by Swedish collector Alexander Johansson.

Price: 50 kronor, 30 kronor for those under 11

Location: Frölunda Kulturhus, Valthornsgatan

Time: Thursday September 25th - Monday September 29th

Story continues below…

More information: www.kisstheexhibition.com


The Lemonheads (US)

US indie band The Lemonheads play Malmö's KB on Sunday.

The son of a Boston lawyer and a photo model Evan Dando has, despite his priveleged upbringing, managed to establish his band and gain the respect of true indie aficionados the world over.

The band, which made its breakthrough in 1992 with "It's a Shame About Ray", re-formed in 2006 and released their first album for 10 years.

The band is much more than mere nostalgia however and Dando, as the band's only ever-present member, aims to continue their musical journey.

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Sunday September 28th, 9pm


More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

Tony Joe White

Louisiana swamp rock funkster Tony Joe White comes to Sweden and Malmö's KB on Monday.

White's career began in 1969 with "Polk Sallad Annie" and in May 2008 he released his 21st album "Deep Cuts".

Tony Joe White has composed music and songs for the likes of Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker.

Price: 340 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Monday September 29th, 9pm


More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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