What’s on in Sweden: March 13 – 19

What's on in Sweden: March 13 - 19
Swedish Irish Society; Urban Jörén/Pustervik Theatre
What's on in Sweden: St.Patrick's Day parade and Tabaimo in Stockholm; James Hill in Gothenburg; Flamenco Fusion and lonely hearts club in Malmö.


St.Patrick’s Day Parade

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stockholm will be on Saturday March 14th starting from Karlaplan (t-bana Karlaplan, Ropsten line). The meeting point is the fountain on Karlaplan at 1pm.

The fifth Stockholm St Patrick’s Day parade will take place this year and is getting more popular each year. Come along with family and friends to fly the flag on what may be a much warmer day then normal!

Price: Something green

Time: Saturday March 14th, 12pm

Location: Karlaplan

More information: St.Patrick’s Day

Il Divo

Created by Simon Cowell, of reality TV jury fame, Il Divo is an international group of four operatic pop vocalists in the style of The Three Tenors.

The group, consisting of Carlos Marín, Urs Bühler, David Miller, and Sébastien Izambard have recently released their fifth album entitled “The Promise”.

For their Stockholm performance they are billed as “one of the world’s largest bands” and promise music from all of their albums in an “Evening with El Divo”.

Price: 410 – 3,400 kronor

Time: Monday March 16th, 7.30pm

Location: Ericsson Globe, Globen torget 2

More information: Il Divo in Globen

Tabaimo at Moderna

Japanese artist Tabaimo has won acclaim for her captivating and sometimes disturbing animations. Her art is a merger of social satire and personal experiences and she primarily works with video installations.

Her films are projected in a demarcated space, part room, part stage, which invites viewers to participate in and contribute to the work.

Tabaimo participated in the triennial in Yokohama in 2001, and the biennials in Valencia in 2001, Sao Paulo in 2002 and Venice in 2007.

Price: 80 kronor (60 kronor concessions)

Time: Until April 19th, 10am-6pm (8pm Tuesdays and closed Mondays)

Tickets: On the door

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet

Overground – Quarto Physical Theatre

Waste in Process III “the recycling of the memory” is the full name of a performance created by Swedish-Brazilian dance company Quarto Physical Theatre and forms part of the “Overground” project at Moderna Dansteater.

“Overground” contains dance that extends outside of what one has come to expect. Dance that is often left to the exotic.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Monday 16th March – Wednesday 18th March, 7pm

Location: Teater Giljotin, Torsgatan 41

More information: Overground – Quarto Physical Theatre


K.Kvarnström & Co. – Destruction Song

After almost six years as the artistic director of Dansens Hus, Kenneth Kvarnström returns to the stage 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: 180 kronor (concessions 130 kronor)

Time: Monday March 16th, 7pm

Tickets: Kenneth Kvarnström Tickets

Location: Pustervik teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Teater

James Hill and Anne Davison (CAN)

Canadian musician James Hill played for sell out crowds the last time he came to Gothenburg and this time he is back accompanied by cellist Anne Davison.

Is said to play the ukulele like Jimi Hendrix handled the guitar.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Wednesday March 18th – Thursday March 19th, 7pm

Tickets: James Hill Tickets

Location: Pustervik teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Teater


Erik Steen – Flamenco guitar

Erik Steen is Sweden’s most well known flamenco guitarist and has toured Europe and South America with his band the Erik Steen Flamenco Fusion.

Price: 160 kronor

Time: Friday March 13th, 8pm

Tickets: Erik Steen Tickets

Location: Tangopalatset, Amiralsgatan 47

More Information: Erik Steen/Kulturcentralen

Everybody Gets Lonely Sometimes

Malmö’s only club where you can shake your hips to live music follows up the success of last month season opener on Friday.

The “Everybody Gets Lonely Orchestra” will help you to beat off those grey March “spring is just around the corner I promise” blues with a rich blend of instrumental soul and rhythm n’ blues.

The orchestra is made up of members from The Ark, Cardigans, Tummel and more. Very Booker T & the MG’s.

Price: Free until 10pm, then 90 kronor

Time: Friday March 13th, 7pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

More Information: Debaser