What’s on in Sweden: April 10 – 16

What's on in Sweden: Easter at Moderna in Stockholm; Space adventures in Gothenburg; Grandmaster Flash in Malmö.


The Umbilical Brothers

Aussie comedy double-act The Umbilical Brothers are bringing their new show “Don’t explain” to Sweden.

Their physical humour and modern mime combine with good old-fashioned comedy in a new and original way. Tickets are running out fast so you better be quick.

Price: 360 kronor

Time: Tuesday April 14th

Tickets: Umbilical Brothers Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacketorg 1-3

More information: Umbilical Brothers

Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilson 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.

Price: 235 kronor

Time: Saturday April 11th, 10pm

Tickets: Jenny Wilson Tickets

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen 8

More information: Jenny Wilson at Debaser

A Beautiful Friend

Berns plays host to this local artists whose music is typically described as orchestra pop while managing to blend elements of the innovative and the retro.

A Beautiful Friend’s debut album, “You’ve already passed) This moment” was ranked by the more influential music critics as one of the albums of 2008.

The concert is free of charge.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Tuesday April 14th, 9pm

Location: Bern Salonger, Berzelli park

More information: Berns Salonger

Easter holidays at Moderna

The museum of modern art invites you to be a super hero as part of its Easter program for those idle little hands still in town.

With inspiration from “Wonder Woman” in Moderna’s PLAY exhibition, young visitors are encouraged to transform themselves into their own super hero creation in the workshop.

The kids are then given the chance to film their transformation from ordinary joe to superhero in a flash of smoke.

Price: Free of charge (adults pay museum entry)

Time: Until Saturday April 11th, tickets from 10am, showing 12pm, workshop until 4pm.

ickets: Museum entrance

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet


Allsvenskan football

This year’s Allsvenskan has recently kicked off and the Easter weekend provides the chance to take in a game and get a taste of that early season optimism.

IFK Göteborg are Swedish football’s Manchester United – they are the second most decorated team in the top flight. IFK host Djurgården on April 11th.

Gais are well, Manchester City – they aspire. Gais entertain Henrik Larsson’s Helsingborg on Monday.

BK Häcken and Örgryte IS make up Gothenburg’s quartet of top flight clubs and are both playing away this weekend.

Price: 95 kronor

Time: Saturday April 11th, 2pm & Monday April 13th

Tickets: IFK-Djurgården Tickets & Gais-HIF Tickets

Location: Gamla Ullevi, Ullevigatan/Parkgatan

More information: Swedish Football Association

An ‘Astronomic’ Easter

Gothenburg’s Universeum space museum is the pick of the bunch for Easter outings for the family.

Moon walks, rocket launches and space adventure are just some of the intergalactic delights on offer.

With tourist flights to space about to start (if the hype is to be believed) a visit to Universeum could be a more affordable way to make the Easter weekend an intergalactic supernova memorable one.

Price: 100 kronor, 50 kronor for children

Time: Until April 12th, 9am-6pm

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50

More information: Universeum


DJ Grandmaster Flash

Turntable legend DJ Grandmaster Flash comes to Malmö’s Babel on Thursday.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s hit “The Message” is one of the biggest dance floor hits of all time.

The Grandmaster is credited with being the first with most things when it comes to Djing when it all began in the block party scene in the Bronx at the end of the 1970s.

Grandmaster Flash continues Babel’s legends of hiphop theme which has featured the likes of the Sugarhill Gang and the Jungle Brothers.

Price: 190 kronor

Time: Thusrday April 16th, 9pm

Tickets: Grandmaster Flash Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More Information: Babel


Swedish-American soul singer Titiyo is the half-sister of Neneh Cherry. She is an established artist in her own right and broke through with the song “Man in the Moon” in 1987.

In 2008, Titiyo released her first original album for seven years and “Hidden” has been applauded by all bar none.

Titiyo is supported at Debaser by Lowood.

Price: 195 kronor

Time: Friday April 3rd, 9pm

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More Information: Babel

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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
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.