What’s on in Sweden: December 26 – January 1

What's on in Sweden: December 26 - January 1
Photo: Salong Giraff/Ingmar Jernberg
What's on in Sweden: December 26th - January 1st. Vaudeville New Year and Miss Li in Stockholm; Nefertiti New Year and Cinderella in Gothenburg; Night Beat New Year and Led Zepellin in Malmö


Film: “Entre les murs”

Tired of all those Christmas re-runs on television and keen for a Gallic gem? Then the critically acclaimed “Entre les murs” (Between the walls/Mellan väggarna) by Laurent Cantet could be just the (cinema) ticket.

Cantet’s hard-hitting film is a biographical story about, and starring, teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighbourhood.

Cantet asks the question: where is the line drawn between society and the individual – and what does it look like?

Price: 90 kronor

Time: Saturday December 20th, 8.30pm

Location: Grand Sveavägen, Saga Kungsgatan and Victoria Götgatan

Tickets: Entre les murs tickets

More information: SF

Miss Li + Little Marbles

Linda Carlsson is behind the alter ego Miss Li. Carlsson as Miss Li released her debut album “Late Night Heartbroken Blues” in November 2006 and within a year Miss Li had enough material and the confidence to release a “greatest hits,” so that has to mean something.

Miss Li broadened her fan base in 2007 after huge success with Linköping lyricist Lars Winnerbäck.

Miss Li has brought a selection of members of the Gothenburg symphony orchestra to give you just another reason for shrugging off the Christmas gluttony and heading out into a snowy Stockholm Boxing Day.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Friday December 26th, 9.30pm

Tickets: Hey Joe Tickets

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgaplatsen

More information: Debaser

Salong Giraff

Vaudeville theatre extravaganza Salong Giraff will help you to welcome in the New Year with a mixture of high and low brow acts scraped from the underbelly of Stockholm’s culture scene and introduced with the acid wit of infernal anthroposophic compère Robert Fux.

Together with a cast of cherubs, strong men, snake women and opera stars 2008 will be waved a fond farewell and replaced with hope, faith and charity – for one night only join Fux and house band the Sthlm Hamsters for unpredictable orbit of the sun.

Price: 220 kronor (150 for those under 27)

Time: Wednesday December 31st, 9.30pm

Location: Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72

Tickets: Ticnet

More information: Salong Giraff


Colors – New Year Fun at Nefertiti

DJs live acts and activities are on store at legendary Gothenburg jazz club Nefertiti this New Year’s Eve.

J-Ro from the Licks, DJ Dainja, The Dan Henriksson experience, The Visual Bandits and DJ Jayzon are just some of what’s on offer as 2008 is left in our wake.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Wednesday December 31st, 11pm

Location: Nefertiti Jazz Club, Hvitfeldplatsen 6

More Information: Colors – Nefertiti


A humorous family dance performance of Cinderella at the Gothenburg opera house.

28 dancers in fantasy costumes under the leadership of the Dutch choreographer Didy Veldmans make this a heart-warming spectacle for the whole family.

Price: From 140 kronor (half price for those under 20)

Time: Friday December 26th, 3pm

Location: Göteborgsoperan


More Information: Gothenburg opera house

The Polar Climate at Universeum

Universeum is Scandinavia’s largest science centre and places the nature, climate and environment of our earth and universe firmly in focus.

A new exhibition entitled The Polar Climate opens on Thursday and visitors can marvel at the feel of ice, lay a snowflake puzzle, witness record-breaking hailstones at first hand, see the northern lights and generally experience the great polar wilderness.

So if riding a polar bear or snow scooter is your idea of Christmas fun pay a visit to Universeum – a national project very much under perpetual development.

Price: Free for under 4s, 95 kronor for 4-16 year-olds and 145 kronor for adults

Time: Sunday December 21st – Thursday April 30th, 10am-6pm

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50

More information: Universeum


New Year’s Eve party with Night Beat

Kulturbolaget invites you to a New Year’s Eve party with Night Beat – last year’s resounding success in repeat.

Price: 160 kronor

Time: Friday December 31th, 11.59pm

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More Information: Kulturbolaget

Led Zeppelin – Tribute

Something of a boxing day tradition, Pontus Snibbs’ Led Zeppelin tribute is a popular Malmö Christmas night out.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Friday December 26th, 10pm

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More Information: Led Zeppelin – Tribute