What’s on in Sweden: May 15 – 21

What's on in Sweden: May 15 - 21
Crumbs, Brandy (Nino Munoz), Stonefunkers (Kari Jantzen)
What's on in Sweden: Canadian improv theatre and Morrissey in Stockholm; Funk veterans and Basketball Festival in Gothenburg; Brandy in Malmö


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


Brandy (US)

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

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