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What's on in Sweden: January 16 - 22

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 15 Jan 2009, 10:55

Published: 15 Jan 2009 10:55 GMT+01:00

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Waxing West (US)

This weekend welcomes the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club from New York to Dramalabbet in Stockholm.

Presenting, for two shows only, the critically acclaimed play Waxing West - A Hairy-Tale in Four Seasons by Saviana Stanescu.

The Romanian institute is behind the invite and the play, winner of "The 2007

New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Play" will be performed in English.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Friday January 16th & Saturday 17th, 8pm

Tickets: Waxing West Tickets

Location: Dramalabbet, Östgötagatan 2

More information: Dramalabbet

Kirk Fletcher Band feat. Michael Landau (US)

They have worked with James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis...

...And they are coming to Fasching this weekend.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Friday January 16th, 8pm

Tickets: Kirk Fletcher Tickets

Location: Fasching, Kungsgatan 63

More information: Fasching

International Year of Astronomy 2009

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the year Galileo Galilei first swung his telescope in the direction of the skies above us. To commemorate the man and his studies the United Nations has declared 2009 - The International Year of Astronomy.

Stockholm - being an international kind of place - has a programme of its own to celebrate the year which will open officially on January 15th at various locations around the capital.

The year-long programme of events is aimed at "stimulating an interest for space and the cosmos".

With Richard Branson not a million miles away from sending the first space tourists into the big beyond, it could be a good opportunity brush up your knowledge in time for the first Ryanair flights to the moon.

Time: From Thursday, January 15th

Location: ABF Huset, Sveavägen and various locations around Stockholm

More information: International Year of Astronomy



Etnorporr is an angry attack on multiculturalism and all those who think they know what it means.

It is a new play written by America Vera-Zavala, a woman who originally came to prominence as one of the founders of Attac Sweden. The play is in Swedish.

Price: From 100 kronor

Time: Friday January 16th, 7pm & Saturday January 17th, 7pm

Tickets: Etnoporr Tickets

Location: Pustervik Barscenen, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

Emergenza Festival

The Emergenza Festival, Europe's largest music festival for upcoming bands, comes to Gothenburg next week.

Musikens Hus plays host to a slew of bands that might just be the "next big thing". If you can hold a chord you could always consider joining in the fun.

Price: 100 kronor

Time: Thursday January 22nd, 6pm - Sunday January 25th, 6pm.

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

Tickets:Emergenza Festival Tickets

More Information: Emergenza Festival


Zlatan's Smile

Zlatans Leende (Zlatan's Smile) is a play about Malmö. It is about a day when horrible, and fantastic, things happen. It is about standing up to Gangster Gangster Gangster and dreaming about playing ball with Rosengård royalty Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Story continues below…

A family performance in Swedish for those aged seven and up.

Price: 140 kronor (70 kronor for the kids)

Time: Friday January 16th, 1pm; Saturday January 17th, 4pm; Sunday January 18th, 4pm.

Location: Malmö Stadsteater, Hipp, Kalendegatan 12

Tickets: Zlatans Leende Tickets

More Information: Malmö Stadsteater

Josh Rouse (US)

New Yorker Josh Rouse is in town to promote his latest album "Country Mouse, City House" - the first album recorded in his adopted home of Valencia.

"You can't get enough of this guy" - if entertainment weekly Nöjesguiden is to be believed.

Support from Thomas Denver Jonsson.

Price: 215 kronor

Time: Thursday January 22nd, 8pm

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

Tickets: Josh Rouse Tickets

More Information: Josh Rouse

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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