What's on in Sweden: March 6 - 12
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 5 Mar 2009, 10:46
Published: 05 Mar 2009 10:46 GMT+01:00
Tempo - international documentary film festival
The 10th Tempo Documentary Film Festival takes place in Stockholm this weekend.
The festival presents over 80 of the most interesting domestic and international documentaries over five inspiring days and nights.
Among the guests are Brian Hill (England), Mercedes Stalenhoef (The Netherlands), Fabrizio Lazzaretti (Italy), Nanna Frank Möller (Denmark) and Nahid Persson (Sweden).
Tempo features discussions on topics concerning documentary film today, many of which are hosted by the newly refurbished Rio theatre on Hornstulls strand (formerly Kvartersbion).
Price: Festival prices
Time: Wednesday March 4th - Sunday March 8th
Location: Tempo Film Festival Schedule
More information: Tempo Documentary Film Festival
K.Kvarnström & Co. - Destruction Song
After almost six years as the artistic director of Dansens Hus, Kenneth Kvarnström returns as a choreographer. "Destruction Song" is clearly a Kvarnström piece but also indicates his development since his last choreography.
Kvarnström's work touches his audience with dance movements that bring out the very essence of dance and penetrate your senses.
Music from Silverbullit's Jukka Rintamäki interplays with lighting and set design from Jens Sethzman to create sublime aesthetics in a dance performance that is as black as a winter’s night.
Price: 270 kronor (concessions available)
Time: Thursday March 12th - Saturday March 14th, 7pm
Tickets: Dansens Hus Tickets
Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14
More information: Dansens Hus
Sofia Karlsson is a Swedish folk singer. She released her debut solo album, "Folk Songs", in 2002 and has been playing to full houses across Scandinavia ever since.
She is one of the foremost exponents of modern Swedish folk music and her new album "Söder om Kärleken" (lit: South of Love) was released on March 4th.
The new album is something of a new start for Sofia Karlsson with a new band, new producer and exclusively original material.
Price: 350 kronor
Time: Tuesday March 10th, 7.30pm
Tickets: Sofia Karlsson Tickets
Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3
More information: Södra Teatern
International Writer's Stage - Junot Diaz
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" was recently published in an acclaimed Swedish translation. Jannike Åhlund meets the book's Dominican-American author Junot Díaz on a flying visit to Stockholm.
The International Writer's Stage at Stockholm's Kulturhuset regularly features internationally acclaimed authors in town to talk about their work - the interviews are almost always conducted in English.
The programme for the coming spring can be found here: International Writers Stage
Price: Free entry
Time: Friday March 6th, 7pm
Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg
More information: Junot Díaz at Kulturhuset
PUB - Swedish fashion under one roof
PUB - a department store in central Stockholm - is this weekend celebrating a major overhaul and the accumulation of all the major Swedish fashion labels under one roof.
So if you Whyred into your Wesc & Whyzeck and know your Uniforms for the Dedicated from your Rodebjer's then this might be something for you.
Alternatively if you want to catch a glimpse of Sahara Hotnights, Behnaz Aram, Musse Hasselvall or Maria Eriksson (from The Concretes), or are simply in town and fancy a light snack, then the PUB festivities have something for you too, and best of all it's on the house.
Price: Not a sausage
Time: Friday March 6th, from 12pm & Saturday March 7th, from 10am
Location: PUB, Hötorget
More information: PUB party
"Rumble in Götet" boxing gala - Sweden vs Ireland
Gothenburg venue Storan hosts a boxing gala for the first ever time. The best of Redbergslids Boxing Club, made famous by the recently deceased Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson, will go into combat with Ireland's finest.
The headline bout of the evening will pit Swedish champ Mats Honka against Irish champ Shane Curran.
Price: 250 kronor (concessions from 150 kronor)
Time: Friday March 6th, 7pm
Tickets: Rumble in Götet Tickets
Location: Storan, Kungsparken 1
More information: Rumble in Götet - boxing gala
The Zombies (UK)
The Zombies is an English rock band founded in St Albans back in 1962.
The band regrouped and launched a world tour in the summer of 2008 to mark the 40th anniversary of "Odyssey & Oracle" ranked among Rolling Stone magazine's top 100 "Greatest Albums of All Time".
The Zombies can also be seen at Malmö's Kulturbolaget on Sunday March 8th.
Price: 315 kronor
Time: Saturday March 7th, 7pm
Tickets: Zombies Tickets
Location: Trädgår'n, Nya Allén 11
More information: Trädgår'n
The Scandinavian Sci-fi, Game & Film Convention
Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, Razor Charlie and Le Chiffre are in Sweden's second city this weekend for the convention from a galaxy far, far away.
Price: 100 kronor
Time: Saturday March 7th & 8th, 10am - 6pm
Tickets: On the door
Location: Svenska Mässan, Mässans Gata 20
More Information: Sci-fi World
Danko Jones (CAN)
Rock phenomenon Danko Jones is a regular at Malmö KB. The world renowned Canadian artists released their fourth full album, "Never Too Loud", last spring.
Price: 300 kronor
Time: Thursday March 12th, 9pm
Tickets: Danko Jones Tickets
Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18
More Information: Danko Jones at Kulturbolaget
Cream - four contemporary choreographers
Cream is a mix of a mix of contemporary dance styles with something for every taste.
Fredrik "Benke" Rydman from BouncE Streetdance Company, Helena Franzén, Alan Lucien Øyen and Malin Hellkvist Sellén are four established and exciting faces in the Scandinavian dance scene.
They have each created a work for Cream at Skånes Dansteater.
Price: 180 kronor (Concessions 90 kronor)
Time: March 7th, 6pm; 8th, 4pm; 11th & 12th, 7.30pm; 13th, 1pm and 14th, 6pm
Tickets: Cream Tickets
Location: Skånes Dansteater, Östra Varvsgatan 13A
More Information: Cream - Skånes Dansteater