What’s on in Sweden: February 13 – 19

What's on in Sweden: February 13 - 19
Photo: Nicklas Dennermalm
What's on in Sweden: Valentine's burlesque and Zoom Kaboom in Stockholm; Anna Ternheim in Gothenburg; new-traditional Slovak dance in Malmö


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

Time: 12:00

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

Location: Kungsträdgården

More information: Moderna Dansteatern


Anna Ternheim

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

Bollywood exhibition

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