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What's on in Sweden: October 3 - October 9

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 2 Oct 2008, 12:39

Published: 02 Oct 2008 12:39 GMT+02:00

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15 years of Re:Orient

This weekend welcomes the 15th anniversary of the Re:Orient festival at Södra Teatern.

The classic Söder venue plays host over the three day festival to a rich selection of concerts and club nights combined with a serious backdrop of debates and lectures addressing subjects such as Islam and asylum policy.

The “Orient” in the festival's title is a broad concept and the highlight of the festival for many will be the Mahmoud Fadl – north Africa's leading percussionist.

Price: 0 -250 kronor depending on event

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg 1-3

Time: Friday October 3rd - 5th

Tickets: www.sodrateatern.com

More information: www.reorient.se

Raw Aussie Comedy

RAW Comedy Club proudly presents: A RAW late night – unlike anything else! Featuring Australia's Steve Hughes and his hard-edged social commentary.

Hughes is backed up at the wonderfully charismatic China Theatre by a late night comedy line up featuring Finland's André Wickström and Sweden's own Peter Wahlbäck and Mårten Andersson.

So not only do you get to see Aussie comedy at its best you can also put your Swedish to the test with Wahlbäck's twisted brand of black humour.

Location: China Theatre, Berzelli Park

Time: Friday October 3rd, 11.15pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.rawcomedy.se

Stockholm Open Tennis

The Stockholm Open Tennis tournament starts at the Royal Tennis Hall on Saturday and is recognized to be one of Sweden's top sporting events.

While Roger Federer has made a regrettable late withdrawal, the field remains strong with Argentina’s world number seven David Nalbandian, former world number two Tommy Haas, Croatia’s Mario Ancic, Wimbledon semi-finalist Rainer Schüttler, in-form American Sam Querrey, and Japanese teenage star Kei Nishikori ready to go head-to-head with Sweden’s top three players Robin Söderling, Thomas Johansson and Jonas Björkman.

Price: From 115 kronor

Location: Royal Tennis Hall, Lidingövägen 75

Time: Saturday October 4th - 12th

Tickets: www.ebiljett.nu

More information: http://www.ifstockholmopen.se

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators

The NHL season opens in Stockholm this year pitting Daniel Alfredsson's Ottawa against Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh in Globen this weekend.

What's more, Gothenburg band Hardcore Superstar and Robertsfors rockers Sahara Hotnights will provide the musical entertainment for the festive event.

Price: 395 - 1095 kronor

Location: Globen

Time: Saturday October 4th & Sunday October 5th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.globearenas.se

Time & Place: Los Angeles

The exhibition Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957–1968, which presents 25 artists and architects, opens this Saturday and is the last in the Time & Place series curated in connection with the 50th anniversary of Moderna Museet.

Sun, surf and smog – three words that throw an explanatory light on the explosive development of art in Los Angeles during a few intense years starting in the late 1950s.

In the shadow of New York, artists such as Ed Kienholz, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Sam Francis, James Turrell and John Baldessari made works that in their unique visuality inspired generation after generation of artists all over the world.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

Time: Saturday October 4th – Sunday January 4th

More Information: www.modernamuseet.se


Ane Brun

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun plays Gothenburg on Sunday and if you haven't see her yet, take this chance.

The prolific Brun has released a raft of albums in recent years after her major breakthrough with "Spending Time with Morgan" in 2003. With "Changing of the Seasons" and Sketches in 2008 Brun has established her pedigree as one of Scandinavia's top performers with music that moves the soul and stimulates the mind.

Price: 325 kronor

Location: Storan, Kungsparken 1

Time: Sunday October 5th, 7pm

Tickets: www.tickster.com

More information: http://www.storan.nu

Cuatro Estaciones - Björn Säfsten

A dance performance from the award winning young choreographer Björn Säfsten.

Cuatro Estaciones means four stations, seasons, (petrol) stations. One can continue the thread; the four seasons, destinations, (train) stations. Four stops, four points on a line towards something, circular or symbolic.

You get the picture – four – four dancers, four stations, for real at Pustervik on Saturday.

Price: 140 kronor

Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

Time: Saturday October 4th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.pustervik.goteborg.se


Steve Wynn (US)

US indie rock legend Steve Wynn comes to Malmö's KB on Wednesday.

Wynn, together with REM and The Replacements, is given the credit for inventing the US indie rock scene in the 1980s. Wynn's albums “The Days of Wine and Roses and “Medicine Show” with his band the Dream Syndicate are considered to be some of the best in the genre.

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Wynn now flies solo and has recently released a new album, “Crossing Dragon Bridge” with Chris Ekman from Walkabouts.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Wednesday October 8th, 9pm


More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

Lunch Dance

You will be familiar with the old lunch classic “Soup and sandwich” and Skåne Dansteater has taken the concept a step further with its popular Lunch Dance performances, back for a new autumn season.

Tuck into your Tuscan bean soup with tomato pesto and watch the dancers and choreographers of the future from the Malmö Academy of Music in a creative meeting with musicians from the department of world music.

Price: 130 kronor including performance, soup, coffee & cake

Location: Skånes Dansteater, Båghallarna, Västra Hamnen

Time: October 7th – 11th & 13th – 17th, 12pm


More Information: www.skanesdansteater.se

Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin is a Swedish photographic artist who gained notoriety with her Ecco homo exhibition that portrayed Jesus in modern versions of stories of the New Testament. Ohlsson courted controversy from religious circles and a stormy debate ensued.

Ohlson works with life's big questions: religion, love, sexuality and the nature of humanity. In this exhibition of her work at the Malmö Art Museum's Room for Photography you can experience a selection of her commercial and political work.

Price: 40 kronor

Location: Malmö Art Museum, Malmöhusvägen

Time: Until January 30th, 12-4pm

More Information: www.malmo.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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