What’s on in Sweden: March 20 – 26

What's on in Sweden: March 20 - 26
What's on in Sweden: Material Girl tribute and Aussie comedy in Stockholm; Laleh and jazz festival in Gothenburg; David Byrne in Malmö.


An Evening With Madonna

Debaser continues its “An Evening With….” series with a tribute to Madonna.

Veronica Maggio heads a selection of Sweden’s artist elite who will give their interpretations of songs from “The Material Girl’s” huge body of work.

The evening will include a showing of the 1991 documentary “In Bed With Madonna”.

Price: 175 kronor

Time: Thursday March 26th, 7pm

Tickets: An Evening With Madonna Tickets

Location: Debaser, Medborgarplatsen

More information: Debaser

KLÅJNK – Music games for kids

Stockholm’s Music Museum invites you to “immerse yourself in music in this wonderful old building: Watch, listen and play!”.

On Fridays from 11am two inspired pedagogues Monica Åslund and Anna Rosén invite kids of all ages to join them for “music games”. The limited number of tickets are handed out at 10.20am – it’s popular so get there sharpish.

The songs chosen tend to be a mix of English and Swedish.

Price: Adults 50 kronor, Children 20 kronor

Time: Fridays until 24/4 (not 10/4), 11am

Location: Musikmuseet, Sibyllegatan 2

More information: Stockholm Music Museum

Pam Ann Live (AUS)

Glamorous, glitzy and wildly hilarious Aussie-born and Pucci Clad Pam Ann has played sold-out shows on a major UK tour, at the Edinburgh Festival, in London and New York. She has toured with Cher and crewed for Elton John, even Madonna is a huge fan describing PAM as “cruelly funny”.

Pam Ann has been kind enough to include Stockholm on her flight path as she touches down for her first European Tour.

Price: 290 – 350 kronor

Time: Sunday March 22nd & Monday March 23rd, 8pm

Tickets: Pam Ann Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Pam Ann Live

Salong Giraff

Vaudeville theatre extravaganza Salong Giraff returns for its spring season with a new selection of high and low brow acts scraped from the underbelly of Stockholm’s culture scene and introduced with the acid wit of its infernal anthroposophic compère Robert Fux.

Pandoras box is opened to reveal a myriad of creatures that have managed to survive the winter – acrobatics, Dorothy Parker vocalists, Gothic body artists and a group of ugly dancing brats are just some of the delights in store.

Price: 170 kronor (120 kronor concessions)

Time: Friday March 20th, 9pm

Tickets: Hornsgatan 72 or Salong Giraff Tickets

Location: Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72

More information: Salong Giraff c/o Orionteatern



Laleh Pourkarim made an immediate breakthrough with her self-titled debut album in 2005. The rough-edged variation of the album combined with an evident on-stage joie-de-vivre rightly won the enigmatic Laleh an immediate fan base.

Her 2006 follow up “Prinsessor” was something of a step sideways musically but showed a more rounded and comprehensive side to her music.

With her newly released third album “Me and Simon” she returns to her mix of folksy lyrics and exuberant jazz rhythms.

Price: 290 kronor

Time: Sunday March 22nd, 7.30pm

Tickets: Laleh Tickets

Location: Lisebergshallen, Örgrytevägen 5

More information: Lisebergshallen

Swedish Jazz Celebration

Swedish Jazz Celebration is taking place in Gothenburg this year for the first time. The festival’s definition of jazz is typically broad – anything from traditional jazz to new club music and other improvisational music verging on art music.

Anyone who is anyone in Sweden’s jazz scene will be there over the four day festival at several venues across Gothenburg.

Price: 150/260 kronor per day

Time: Wednesday March 25th – Saturday March 28th

Tickets: Swedish Jazz Celebration Tickets

Location: Trädgår’n, Stenhammarsalen, Nefertiti, Röhsska Museet, Vara Folkhögskola and Vara Konserthus

More information: Swedish Jazz Celebration


The Last Resort of Ethnicity – photography exhibition

Katarina Lundgren’s work focuses on Swedish-Americans in contemporary USA and how they connect and relate to their Swedish heritage.

How does one culture assimilate into another? How do existing values, traditions and symbols gain new meaning and adapt to their new context.

Lundgren has toured the US with her camera to find the places, monuments and festivals with a connection to the Swedish-American community.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Until Saturday April 4th. Tuesday – Saturday, 2pm – 5pm (Thursdays 4pm-7pm)

Location: Galleria Pictura, Svartbrödersgatan 3, Lund

More Information: Galleri Pictura

David Byrne (UK/USA)

Multi-talented Talking Heads frontman David Byrne comes to Malmö this weekend. He is accompanied, in spirit, by long term collaborator Brian Eno.

The tour features music by Byrne and Eno – “pulsating electronic country-gospel” – is the description afforded by one reviewer.

Price: 600 kronor

Time: Friday March 20th, 7.30pm

Tickets: David Byrne Tickets

Location: Malmö Konserthus, Föreningsgatan 35

More Information: Malmö Konserthus