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