What’s on in Sweden: October 3 – October 9

What's on in Sweden: October 3rd - October 9th. NHL hockey, Open tennis and Aussie comedy in Stockholm; Ane Brun in Gothenburg; Steve Wynn and naked Jesus shock in Malmö.

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


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


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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


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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


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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


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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

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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


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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


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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.

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

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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

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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

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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
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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.