What's on in Sweden: February 13 - 19
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 12 Feb 2009, 13:33
Published: 12 Feb 2009 13:33 GMT+01:00
Burlesque weekend with the Chesty Morgan Orchestra
Take a shot of Edith Piaf, a dash of Yma Sumac, a smidgeon of gypsy, mambo and tango and a healthy dose of burlesque cabaret, all displayed on a smorgasbord of Russian classics. Then you have an idea of what the multilingual Chesty Morgan Orchestra is all about.
If the night takes your fancy why not return on Saturday for Södra Teatern's Hootchy Kootchy Club: Animal Amore - when it is promised that jungle fever will break out.
Price: 160 kronor on Friday & 150 kronor on Saturday
Time: Friday February 13th, 8.30pm & Saturday February 14th, 9pm
Tickets: Södra Teatern Tickets
Location: Kägelbanan, Södra Teatern, Mosebacketorg 1-3
More information: Södra Teatern
I'm from Barcelona
I'm from Barcelona is a Swedish indiepop group consisting of 28 musicians from Jönköping. Known for its eclectic mix of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, banjos and the like.
The band is named as homage to Manuel, a character played by British comedian Andrew Sachs in the BBC's Fawlty Towers.
They released a follow up to their 2006 debut album "Let Me Introduce My Friends" entitled "Who Killed Harry Houdini" in 2008 featuring the French singer Soko.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Friday February 13th, 7pm
Tickets: Debaser Tickets
Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgaplatsen 8
More information: I'm from Barcelona at Debaser
Zoom Kaboom - one for the kids
Zoom Kaboom is a dance performance for children by Neurotransmission Dance Company.
The story is about discovering and confronting your fears, whether you are a child scared of the dark, bullies or monsters...or an adult moving to a new country, or setting up your own company....& sharing your fears to find the superhero within yourself to face the challenges life throws at you.
The predominantly visual dance performance has a small amount of Swedish language dialogue.
Tickets : free - available beforehand from the Källhall Library
Location: Kalhälls Folkets hus, Gjutarplan 2, Kallhäll, Järfälla
Date: Saturday February 14th 2009
Contemporary on Ice
Over three winter days the Moderna Dansteater transforms the ice rink in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården into Sweden's coolest dance stage.
Ice dance meets contemporary dance bringing together some of Sweden's most interesting choreographers and dancers.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Thursday February 12th, 5.30pm, Friday February 13th, 5.30pm & Saturday February 14th, 5.30pm
More information: Moderna Dansteatern
Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim continues her tour to promote her new album, "Leaving on a mayday". She will be playing at Gothenburg's Konserthuset on Sunday.
Price: 295 kronor
Time: Sunday February 15th, 7.30pm
Tickets: Anna Ternheim Tickets
Location: Göteborgs Konserthus, Götaplatsen
More information: Göteborgs Konserthus
Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a Swedish rock band formed in 1995. Their third album "Behind the Music" gained them widespread recognition in the USA.
The band's tour promoting its third studio album "Communion" arrives in Gothenburg Saturday.
The group can also be seen at Malmö's KB on Friday.
Price: 350 kronor
Time: Saturday February 14th, 8pm
Tickets: Soundtrack of Our Lives Tickets
Location: Trädgårn, Nya Allén 11
More Information: Trädgårn
What with Danny Boyle's suburb film "Slumdog Millionaire" gaining plaudits worldwide, it seems only natural that Gothenburg's Museum of World Culture would launch a Bollywood exhibition.
Films, dance shows and real Bollywood stars and singers, help you to find answers to what has made the Bombay film industry just so huge.
Price: Free entry
Time: Saturday February 7th - Sunday September 27th
Location: Museum of World Culture, Södravägen 54
More information: Museum of World Culture
Crystal Antlers (US)
Debaser call the California quintet a "dream" booking and declare "love at first sight".
"Like a hip Mastodon or Les Savy Fav in top gear." - well that's your Valentine's date sorted, all good people of Malmö.
Price: Free until 10pm, then 90 kronor
Time: Saturday February 14th, 7pm
Tickets: On the door
Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2
More Information: Debaser
Les SlovaKs Dance Collective
After fifteen years of dancing together, and seven years of living together, the Belgium-based Les SlovaKs present their first collective dance performance.
Joined by a personal and cultural history, they present a sweeping piece of new-traditional dance, with a generous dash of poetry. It reflects their love for dance and for each other. A refined ode to their roots…
Price: 160 kronor (80 kronor for concessions)
Time: Tuesday February 17th, 7.30pm
Location: Dansstationen, Palladium, Södergatan 15
More Information: Dansstationen