What's on in Sweden: May 15 - 21
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 13 May 2009, 17:55
Published: 13 May 2009 17:55 GMT+02:00
Crumbs - Canadian improv comedy theatre
Stockholm's Improvisation Theatre this weekend welcomes the Canadian group Crumbs for their first visit to Sweden.
Stephen Sim & Lee White are here to perform "Crumbs Classic" - an improvised show that the duo have been touring across Canada and Europe for several years now.
Crumbs Classic is a multi-layered story with multiple characters in a very laid back style that exudes the relaxed and ease in which Crumbs is known for.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th, 7pm
Tickets: Crumbs tickets
Location: Stockholms Improvisationsteater, Sigtunagatan 12
More information: Crumbs at Stockholm's Improvisation Theatre
Steven Patrick Morrissey turns 50
The Smiths legend is set to turn a half century next Friday and Södra Teatern thought it only right and just that the man deserves a party in his honour - well in actual fact they do it every year, but this one is extra special!
Alas the man himself is otherwise engaged but consider this a warm up for all those Smiths/Morrissey die-hards who quite frankly can not get enough of the strange ways and lovelorn tales of this Manchester crooner.
Price: Free entry
Time: Wednesday May 20th, 7pm
Location: Södra Bar, Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3
More information: Morrissey turns 50! at Södra Teatern
Urban Connection - Street Dance Festival
Street culture is the starting point of the "Urban Connection" festival which comes to a glittering climax this weekend. Meet some of the best and hottest dancers from Sweden and abroad in shows, battles and workshops.
Friday's program begins at 3pm with workshops with JR BOOGALO (USA) and AMINATA (Fr) followed (on the main stage) by Big Up! featuring Emilie Sudre (Fr), Ätä (Fi) and STREETSTAR (Swe) and HIP HOP NIGHT.
Saturday's features panel discussions, and then on the main stage, BATTLE NIGHT - hip hop. popping, locking... and a closing party.
Price: 200 kronor (Concessions available)
Time: Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th
Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14
More information: Urban Connection
Kidz Market - buy, sell, exchange
There are those that do and those that don't - clothe their kids in second hand. In recent years the practice has become decreasingly stigmatized and in fact possibly even de rigeur.
Whichever side of the fence you sit on, the Kidz market in Solna this weekend could be a useful little outing - if only for the sake of the environment.
Buy, sell and exchange new and used items for your offspring as well as entertain them with clown shows, face painting and child-sized fashion show.
Price: Free entry - shop till you drop
Time: Saturday May 16th & Sunday May 17th, 11am - 4pm
Location: Solnahallen, Ankdammsgatan 46 - T Solna C
More information: Kidz market
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design - Spring Exhibition
The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design is sure to attract a broader crowd than usual for their spring exhibition of students' work as the dust settles after a controversial spring.
While Nug's notorious graffiti piece on the Stockholm metro will not be there for your perusal, Anna Odell's fake psychosis, that incurred the wrath of, among others, the culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth in January, will.
Several other works have been given the all clear by the college's lawyers - take a trip out to Telefonplan and see what all the fuss was about.
Price: Free entry
Time: Until Sunday May 24th, 12pm - 7pm (Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm)
Location: University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, LM Ericssons väg 14
More information: Konstfack Spring Exhibition
Gotheburg-based funk/soul/rap group were big in the 1990s and May 2009 sees them launch an unexpected comeback.
"Back in Business" they claim, back on stage they are - judge for yourself if M-Rock, ADL, Top-Steen, Conan, Cheezo, Davono, Storm, Gonzo, Jean Louis & Fronkpack still have what it takes.
Price: 225 kronor
Time: Thursday May 21th, 8pm
Tickets: Stonefunkers Tickets
Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13
More information: Musikens Rugby Sweden
Gothenburg Basketball Festival
Gothenburg's Basketball Festival opens next week.
The festival is the largest youth tournament in Europe and pits 7000 participants from 500 teams against each other. 1,300 matches are on offer over the four-day tournament in 30 arenas across Gothenburg.
Time: Thursday May 21st - Sunday May 24th
Location: Gothenburg Basketball Festival Program
More information: Gothenburg Basketball Festival
LGBT Festival 2009
Gothenburg's HomoBiTrans festival 2009 continues this weekend.
20 arenas with more than 100 events encompassing music, dance, theatre, debate, film, exhibitions and parties all tailormade for the rainbow crowd.
Rosa Löften, "Musical goes gay" and "Transfashion - a revealing journey through design and the LGBT world" are just some of the highlights.
Time: Thursday May 14th - 17th
Location: Locations across Gothenburg
More information: LGBT Festival
US pop superstar Brandy comes to Sweden and Malmö's KB on Saturday.
Brandy made a splash back in 1994 with her self-titled debut album featuring hits such as "I wanna be down" and "Baby". Three years later the follow up "Never Say Never" established her as a major popular artist with 14 million copies sold to date.
Brandy is in these parts to promote her fifth Album "Human" which a mixture of her new sound and classic soul.
Price: 400 kronor
Time: Saturday May 16th,
Tickets: Brandy Tickets
Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18
More information: Brandy
Matthew Feyld at Krets
The Canadian artist Matthew Feyld shows his humorous contemporary art for the first time in Europe at Krets in Malmö.
Feyld uses his work to present daily scenes with an abstract yet familiar humour. He has previously exhibited his work at Cinders in Brooklyn and at the Giant Robot in San Francisco.
Krets is a newly opened gallery that aims to promote contemporary art which struggles to find exposure in the more established, mainstream arenas.
Price: Free entry
Time: Until June 7th
Location: Krets, Kristianstadsgatan 16
More information: Galleri Krets
Rejoice gospel choir
The Rejoice Gospel choir is one of Sweden's foremost gospel choirs and will be raising the roof in Malmö's Caroli Church on this Sunday.
Price: 80 kronor
Time: Sunday May 19th, 7pm
Tickets: On the door
Location: Caroli Church, Östergatan/Kattsundsgatan
More Information: Rejoice Gospel Choir