What’s on in Sweden: January 30 – February 5

What's on in Sweden: Rodney Crowell and All That Remains in Stockholm; International Film Festival continues in Gothenburg; Dead Man Walking in Malmö.


Rodney Crowell (US)

With 14 albums under his belt, Houston crooner Rodney Crowell is a true voice of Americana.

Very Johnny Cash, very heart on your sleeve, but with bursts of sharp, incisive originality.

Crowell is also playing Malmö’s Kulturbolaget on Friday and Storan in Gothenburg on Monday.

Price: 350 kronor

Time: Wednesday February 4th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Rodney Cowell Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacktorg 1-3

More information: Södra Teatern

All That Remains (US)

With hundreds of thousands of sold albums behind them and a completely new album, “Overcome”, in their baggage allowance, US metal group All That Remains comes to Sweden and Kägelbanan on Saturday.

All That Remains will also visit Gothenburg’s Brewhouse on Friday.

Price: 240 kronor

Time: Saturday January 31st, 8.30pm

Tickets: All That Remains Tickets

Location: Kägelbanan, Södra Teatern, Mosebacketorg 1-3

More information: Södra Teatern

Sebastien Tellier (Fr) & Laleh

Blending the political with the sexual, French entertainer Sebastien Tellier is paying a visit to Stockholm this week.

As if that were not enough the darling of the Swedish folk rock scene Laleh Pourkarim has ended her Skellefteå exile with a new album in the bag and the usual blend of stage charm and sharp multilingual lyrics.

The pair will feature on Popcirkus, a new programme from Sveriges Television (SVT), live from Debaser Medis.

Price: 235 kronor

Time: Wednesday February 4th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Popcirkus at Debaser Tickets

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen 8,

More information: Debaser Medis

Tictox at Rockers

Strand is the name of a new venue on Hornstulls Strand. Rockers is the name given to a new club playing a mix of 1950s rock, rhythm & blues, ska, rocksteady and 1970s reggae with a little calypso and soul thrown in. A little for everyone in other words.

Tictox will perform on stage from 10pm.

Price: 100 kronor

Time: Friday January 30th, 10pm

Location: Globen, Globentorget 2

More information: Rockers at Hornstull strand

Butterflies from Taiwan

Butterfly pupas have been flown in from Taipei Zoo to Fjärilshuset (The Butterfly House) in Stockholm. With 300 pupas making the long journey to Sweden every month until March, you may be lucky enough to catch them as they hatch.

Price: Adults – 80 kronor, Children 4-15 years – 40 kronor, Children under four – free

Time: Weekdays: 10am – 4pm, Weekends and holidays: 11am – 5pm

Location: Haga Park

More information: Butterfly House


Gothenburg International Film Festival

The Gothenburg International Film Festival comes to a climax this weekend and all the gala programme films are on offer for your perusal.

The film festival is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, one of the largest public film festivals worldwide and enters its 32nd year in 2009. Well worth the trip out west, or out of the house if you already live there.

450 films from 70 countries and I’m told the cinnamon buns remain as fresh as the films on offer.

The Gala programme will include Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s Golden Globe-winning film set in Mumbai. What’s more Milk, by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn, heads up a massive gay offering at this year’s festival.

Time: Friday January 23rd – Monday February 2nd

Tickets: Film Festival Tickets

Location: Cinema theatres across the city

More information: Gothenburg International Film Festival

Chef of the year 2009

Now for something slightly different.

The Swedish Championship in Professional Cooking takes place on Thursday. Six top chefs from across the country do their best Jamie Oliver impressions and display their culinary skills on stage, in front of the Liseberg audience.

Good food, fun activities, healthy yoghurt drinks and other refreshing snacks will be in abundance as the full day festival of food promises to leave you sated.

Time: Thursday February 5th, from 9am

Tickets: The Swedish Championship in Professional Cooking Tickets

Location: Liseberghallen, Örgrytevägen 5

More information: Chef of the Year


Mark E Smith & The Fall (UK)

The Fall is an English post-punk band formed in Manchester in 1976. The band is led by Mark E Smith and has endured a prolific output over the years while its music has undergone several stylistic changes.

They have released 27 studio albums, a wealth of live albums and have retained s strong cult following being championed in their early years by the legendary BBC DJ John Peel.

Price: Free until 10pm and then 90 kronor

Time: Friday January 30th, 10.30pm

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Tickets: On the door

More Information: Debaser

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking is a gripping tale of guilt, punishment, revenge and forgiveness.

Malmö Opera’s performance of the Heggie opera based on Helen Prejeans book of the same name is performed in English with Swedish subtitles.

Price: From 355 kronor

Time: Friday January 30th – Friday February 13th, 7pm

Location: Malmö Opera, Östra Rönneholmsvägen 20

Tickets: Malmö Opera

More Information: Malmö Opera