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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

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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

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.

Story continues below…

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

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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