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What’s on in Sweden: March 6 – 12

What's on in Sweden: Documentary film festival and Junot Diaz in Stockholm; Sci-fi convention in Gothenburg; Danko Jones in Malmö

What's on in Sweden: March 6 - 12
Tempo documentary film festival

STOCKHOLM

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: <a href="http://www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se/default.asp?id=17039&ptid=12253&Category=Internationell+f%C3%B6rfattarscen

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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

GOTHENBURG

“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

MALMÖ/LUND

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

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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February

It's a good idea to go out and socialize during the dark Scandinavian winter. But where to go? Here's an overview of events taking place for English speakers in Sweden for February 2020.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February
Looking for a fun activity to brighten up February? Priscilla du Preez / Unsplash

STOCKHOLM

English Debate Club

Where: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, Gamla Stan, 111 27

When: February 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: The English Debate Club

The English Debate Club in Stockholm is a place where people can improve their English language and debating skills. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills are also welcome. The event is free to attend.

Spanish tapas gastronomic workshop

Where: Ekhagsvägen 44, Östermalm

When: February 4th, 10am – 1:30pm

Event by: Anna Fernandez

Are you looking for some sunlight in the dark Swedish winter? Dive into the Mediterranean cuisine during this cooking workshop where you'll get started with Spanish tapas. Among other things, Spanish artichokes, tortilla and prawns are on the menu, and tickets are 950 kronor. 

Architecture, Food trends and Microgreens seminar 

Where:   Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm 
 

When: February 6th, 5pm – 9pm

Event by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing a seminar about sustainability, social engagement and the new shape of local production in the food industry. The event is part of the Stockholm Design Week, running from February 3rd to 9th. Anyone interested in developments in sustainable food production is welcome at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Workshop: What You Need to Thrive As a Freelancer and Entrepreneur

Where: Frey's Hotel Lilla Radmannen, Rådmansgatan 67

When: February 13th, 3.30pm – 5pm

Event by: Supreneur

For many people, the freedom of working as a freelancer is a dream. But what do you need to make your start as a freelancer or entrepreneur a success? This workshop promises to give you the necessary knowledge and tools to create a flying start with your projects. The events costs 120 kronor plus VAT per person.

How To Fall In Love, an improvised romantic comedy

Where: Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 

When: February 14th and 15th

Event by: Half the Group

The show 'How to Fall in Love' is billed as “a romantic comedy that has never been seen before”. The performance is improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Enjoy a Valentine's celebration with a difference at the Pygméteatern. Tickets are 200 kronor.

Old School Recreational Dodgeball

Where: Location available after registration

When: February 15th, 2pm – 4pm

Event by: Sport Friends Stockholm

Sport is a good way to meet new people in Sweden, and dodgeball may be familiar to you from school. It's a ball game where players from two different teams try to throw balls at each other while preventing them from being hit themselves. If you get hit, you're out. Attendance costs 50 kronor to cover the cost of venue hire.

Milo Edwards: Pindos

Where: Bacchi´s Pub och Restaurang, 5 Järntorgsgatan, 111 29 Södermalm

When: February 10th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: Milo Edwards

Comedian Milo Edwards is taking his award-winning comedy show 'Pindos' to the Swedish capital. The show is about his experiences with living in Russia, where he “became a Russian TV star, got arrested in deepest Russia and discovered what happens when a country is run by a shirtless man on a horse”. Buy tickets via the Eventbrite site.

MALMÖ

Joe Eagan presents: Malmö English Comedy Night

Where: Scandic Triangeln, Triangeln 2, 211 43

When: February 7th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: English Comedy Malmö

This event marks the start of a new season of English Comedy Night at Scandic Triangeln. This show welcomes acts Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Rahul Kohli (UK). Tickets cost 175 kronor for early bird tickets and 195 kronor for regular tickets.

LUND

Start your own business

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: February 6th, 1pm – 5pm

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

During this event Åsa Ohlsson from Coompanion Skåne and Helén Forssander from Lund Nyföretagarcentrum tell you all the ins and outs around starting your own business. What do you need to start your own company? And how to achieve success and build a network? You can join the event for free, but registration is compulsory.

Visit to Lund Cathedral

Where: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund

When: February 21th, 10am – 11am

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

Did you know the cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden? The medieval building attracts over 700,000 visitors per year. The International Citizens Hub Lund is organizing a guided tour to this historic site. The event is free of charge, but you do have to register to attend.

UPPSALA

Philosophy reading group: Essays in Love – Alain de Botton

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala

When: February 12th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The English Bookshop in Uppsala hosts several themed book clubs. This time the philosophy reading group is reading 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton. It costs 60 kronor for tea and cake, plus an extra 165 kronor if you want to buy the book. The event starts at 7pm, signing up for the event is possible by either dropping by the shop or contacting them via Facebook.

HELSINGBORG

International Coffee Morning

Where: Cafe Birger – Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

When: February 11th, 9am – 10.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

The International Coffee Morning in Helsingborg is a place to meet new friends and learn more about Helsingborg. The event is hosted every month at the library cafe near Stadsparken. Helsingborg International Connections organizes English-speaking events for the local international community more often and is available for anyone with questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.

LINKÖPING

Bear With Me comedy show

Where: Ågatan 39, 582 22 

When: February 13th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: New York Legends

Three international comedians from Israel, Croatia and Russia join their forces at New York Legends in Linköping. The very well-reviewed show is about relationships, politics and the mysterious “Russian soul”. Tickets are 120 kronor online or 150 kronor (cash) at the door.

UMEÅ

Thursday meetup and afterwork at a pub

Where: O'Learys – Skolgatan 64D

When: Thursday February 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: Umeå Language & Culture Exchange

A meetup at a pub is always a good idea. The group 'Language & Culture Exchange' brings together native and non-native speakers of many different languages in the northern town of Umeå. Students, immigrants, expats or travellers are all welcome to join at the pub O'Learys at Skolgatan.

GOTHENBURG

Yin Yoga in English

Where: Karl Johansgatan 84, 41455

When: Tuesday February 11th, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Event by: Mindful Yoga

For those who need to become completely zen, you can go to Yin Yoga in Gothenburg. The lessons are taught in English. During the 75 min class, the focus will be on gaining flexibility and mobility and developing a habit of listening to your body.

Friday afterwork at Yaki Da

Where: Yaki-Da – Storgatan 47

When: Friday February 21th, 7pm – 1.30pm

Event by: Göteborg Expat Group

The Gothenburg Expats group organizes weekly events for internationals in the Swedish port city. The Friday afterwork is organized in the 'Yaki Da' pub. There is free pizza and drinks are half price 10pm.

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