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What's on in Sweden: January 2 - 8

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 1 Jan 2009, 16:09

Published: 01 Jan 2009 16:09 GMT+01:00

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Christmas holidays at Moderna Museum

With the "Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968" exhibition coming to an end on Tuesday Moderna Museet is dedicating its Christmas holiday workshops to the City of Angels theme.

Children are given the chance to experiment with various materials in the workshop to build their own LA skyline and to watch LA themed cartoons from the 1950s and 1960s.

Price: Free for the under 4s, 80 kronor museum entry for adults

Time: January 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 10am.

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna

A Camp at the Grammis awards gala

The 2009 Grammis awards gala takes place at Hovet on Wednesday.

Sweden's premier music awards will this year feature a headline performance from A Camp with lead singer Nina Persson (of Cardigans fame), In Flames, Timo Räisänen, Christian Waltz and two more as yet unnamed artists.

Price: 225 kronor

Time: Wednesday January 7th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Grammisgalan Tickets

Location: Hovet, Globentorget 2

More information: Grammis

Days + Cats On Fire

The Svenska Musikklubben starts the year with a pop explosion at Debaser.

Gothenburg group Days headline the evening fresh from the signing of a record contract with the legendary Shelflife Records. On of the brightest shining stars on the Swedish pop horizon.

Åbo quartet Cats On Fire have recently released their debut album "The Province Complains" and have received critical acclaim for their polished pop lyrics.

Completing the evening are Christopher Sander, who is releasing his debut album this spring, and The Pale Corners who seek inspiration from the 1980s British indie scene.

Price: 100 kronor (free before 10pm)

Time: Friday January 2nd, 7pm

Location: Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72

Tickets: On the door

More information: Debaser


Gothia Innebandy Cup

Gothia Innebandy Cup is for all those who love the sport of floorball.

All the ingredients that have made floorball so popular in Sweden and abroad will be on show this weekend at the largest youth floorball tournament in the world with 500 teams representing 13 nations.

In connection with the tournament a match between Pixbo Wallenstam and Helsingborg in the Swedish super league will take place at Scandinavium on Sunday evening. More information can be found here Gothia Innebandy Cup Show 2009

Time: Saturday January 3rd - January 6th, 8am-11pm

Location: Gothia Innebandy Cup Match Program

More Information: Gothia Innebandy Cup

Twelfth night concert and ball

Now for something completely different at the Gothenburg Opera holds its traditional twelfth night ball to anoint the new year in spectacular fashion.

This year the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Pietro Rizzo meets mezzo-soprano artist Katarina Karnéus in company with Rennie Rizzo.

The Gothenburg Opera's Wienerkapell and Stardust Big Swing Band ensure that no one is left sitting as the ball gets going around 9.30pm.

Price: From 750 kronor

Time: Monday January 5th, 7pm

Location: Göteborg Opera, Christina Nilssons Gata


More Information: Göteborg Opera

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


Jim Jones Revue (UK)

The Jim Jones Revue come from England and made their debut with Punk Rock Blues Records in 2008. They describe themselves as a cross between Little Richard and The MC5.

Price: 90 kronor (free before 10pm)

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Time: Saturday January 3rd 10.30pm

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Tickets: On the door

More Information: Debaser

Ice skating in the open air

For the seventh year running Malmö Folkets Park has opened its ice skating rink. When night falls the rink is with custom-designed lighting.

Skates can be hired for 20 kronor per half hour.

Time: Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm

Tickets: Free entry

Location: Folkets Park

More Information: Malmö Folkets Park

Secret Sundays at Metro on Möllan

Secret Sundays at cosy Möllevångstorget venue Metro dims the lights, puts on a film and plays music that lends one thoughts towards Louis Armstrong and the words : "Music is A Secret Order".

DJ Ulf Eriksson from Kontramusik provides the entertainment

Price: Free

Time: Sunday January 4th, 10.00pm

Location: Metro, Ängelholmsgatan 14

More Information: Metro

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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