What’s on in Sweden: March 27 – April 2

What's on in Sweden: March 27 - April 2
What's on in Sweden: English pop quiz and Soha in Stockholm; Jazz festival in Gothenburg; Bob Dylan & Jenny Wilson in Malmö.


Postcard from Scotland – The Pop Quiz

Postcard from Scotland this month will begin with the premiere of Postcard……The Pop Quiz. With fantastic prizes, giveaways, fun and games this is one night not to be missed. Starting at 8pm sharp at Södermalm’s Bonden bar.

This month we are also honoured with the presence of James Alexander Graham, lead singer of Glasgow based group The Twilight Sad, for a DJ set. Graham is fresh from a European tour backing post rock legends Mogwai.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday March 28th, 7pm – 1am

Location: Bonden Bar, Bondegatan 1c

More information: Bonden Bar

Nola Rae (UK) – Stockholm mime festival

Nola Rae MBE is one of the UK’s most innovative and important artists. She is educated at the Royal Ballet School and by Marcel Marceau and is in Stockholm to take part in a four day mime festival (Homage to Marcel Marceau II) that comes to a climax this weekend.

Rae’s performance, “Mozart Preposteroso”, is a mix of clowning, mime, dance, puppet show and controlled craziness.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Friday March 27th, 8pm

Tickets: Nola Rae Tickets

Location: Boulevardteatern, Götgatan 73

More information: Boulevard Teatern

Soha (France)

Imagine a mix of Erykah Badu, Buena Vista Social Club, Sade and Billie Holiday. And of a musical style that seamlessly blends together classic French chanson, Cuban, African, disco, Jamaican dub, tango, bossa nova, pop and rich soul.

Soha is undoubtedly destined for be one of the most talked-about artists in 2009.

Price: 240 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th, 8pm

Tickets: Soha Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Soha Live

The Pre-Raphaelites at National Museum

A rare opportunity to see an extensive survey of the Pre-Raphaelites, a 19th century secretive brotherhood of romantic artists, presents itself at the National Museum.

The brotherhood which was formed in London in 1848 as a revolt against the prevailing art ideals has long since shed its controversial roots and has come to influence popular culture, fashion, advertising and legions of of contemporary artists.

Price: 100 kronor (80 kronor concessions)

Time: Until May 24th, 11am – 5pm/8pm

Tickets: Museum entry only

Location: National Museum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen

More information: Art Exhibitions you musn’t miss


Swedish Jazz Celebration

Swedish Jazz Celebration continues in Gothenburg this weekend. 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

Division of Laura Lee

Since their stage debut in 1997 Division of Laura Lee have held their audience in a poisonous spell of violence, energy, darkness and uncompromising lyrics. A case of “once bitten, never shy” for many of their devoted following.

The band present material from their new album “Violence is Timeless” at legendary Gothenburg rock club Sticky Fingers.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th, 9pm

Tickets: Sticky Fingers Tickets

Location: Sticky Fingers, Kaserntorget 7

More information: Sticky Fingers


Bob Dylan (US)

Legendary US crooner Bob Dylan completes his three date Sweden tour with a performance at Malmö Arena on Saturday.

One of those select group of artists that needs no introduction wherever in the world he plays.

Price: 435-630 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th.

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Malmö Arena, Hyllie

More Information: Malmö Arena

Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilsson is a Swedish artist whose curious blend of artistic creativity and style place her head and shoulders above many of her peers.

Wilson’s debut album “Love and Youth” won praise from all corners and an international tour followed.

Her second album “Hardships” is more soul and raw r’n’b but no less promising for that. International mega-success awaits this enigmatic performer.

Jenny Wilson will also perform at Gothenburg’s Nefertiti on April 2nd.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Wednesday April 1st, 9pm

Tickets: Jenny Wilson Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More Information: Babel