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What's on in Sweden: May 29 - June 4

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 28 May 2009, 10:56

Published: 28 May 2009 10:56 GMT+02:00

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Bruce Springsteen

The Boss makes an Independence Day visit to Sweden for the second consecutive year.

This time he is giving the east coast a taste of the action with three concerts at Stockholm Stadion on the 4th, 5th and 7th of July.

Tickets, needless to say, will need the application of a little imagination to get hold of, but you know what they say - where there's a will...

Price: From 745 kronor

Time: Thursday June 4th, Friday June 5th & Sunday June 7th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Bruce Springsteen at Stockholm Stadion

Location: Stadion, Lidingövägen

More information: Bruce Springsteen

RAW comedy - Dylan Moran, Lewis Black & Jason Rouse

Laughter lovers are in for a treat this week as first Canadian joker Jason Rouse, followed by the acid Irish wit of Dylan Moran, come to Stockholm courtesy of the RAW comedy club.

Rouse will perform at Göta Lejon on Friday and Saturday. Dylan Moran with his new show "What it is", will stand up at the same venue on June 1st.

Dylan Moran will also be performing at Gothenburg's Konserthuset on June 2nd.

Price: 195 & 345 kronor

Time: Friday May 29th,30th & Monday June 1st

Tickets: RAW Comedy

Location: Göta Lejon, Götgatan

More information: RAW Comedy

The Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival

The Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival at Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre) is perhaps the largest Swedish cultural event of 2009.

The festival continues this week with performances highlights including a Cate Blanchet produced reading of Ingmar Bergman’s "Through a Glass Darkly" directed by Michael Attenborough, "From the Lives of the Marionettes" and a marathon screening of "Scenes from a Marriage".

Dramaten's small stage will also host an exclusive French guest performance of Marguerite Duras' "La Douleur" (The War: A Memoir).

The festival continues until June 6th and will round off with "The Obama Victory Speech Project" - an international theatre workshop led by outgoing theatre director Staffan Valdemar Holm.

Price: Tickets available for individual events

Time: Wednesday May 27th - Saturday June 6th

Tickets: Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival

Location: Dramaten, Nybroplan

More information: Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival

American Football - Stockholm derby

Top of the Super Series Stockholm Mean Machines, take on local rivals Tyresö Royal Crown for some Friday night football at Zinkensdamm.

The Mean Machines have won their opening two matches in Sweden's leading gridiron tournament and are looking strong as the season warms up.

Time: Friday May 29th, 7pm

Location: Zinkensdamm IP, Ringvägen

More information: The Mean Machines

Reality Revisited

This exhibition of photography from the Moderna Museet Collection presents a cross-section from the 1970s and discuss how photography then related to questions on form and content, subjectivity and objectivity, art and politics.

Works by Larry Clark, Ralph Gibson, Irina Ionesco, Duane Michals, Melissa Shook, Arthur Tress and others will be shown.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Until Sunday September 20th

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet


Swedish Speedway Grand Prix

The Swedish Speedway Grand Prix takes place at Ullevi in Gothenburg this weekend. Don't miss the chance to see the world's best riders open the throttle and leave the brakes to gather dust.

Family tickets available.

Price: 245 - 830 kronor

Time: Thursday May 28th, 7pm

Tickets:Speedway Grand Prix Tickets

Location: Ullevi, Skånegatan

More information: Speedway Grand Prix

Ukulele All Stars

A concert with seven international ukulele artists - and you heard it here first. Pustervik Theatre is a stamp of quality on the Gothenburg culture and arts scene and works hard to introduce its audience to new flavours.

Artists from England, Italy, Japan and Germany combine to produce a show of melodious song, rasping blues and show numbers - all complemented by the unique sound of the ukulele.

Many of the artists will again be on show at the Ukulele Festival in Flunåsparken on Saturday from 1pm.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Friday May 29th, 7pm

Tickets:Ukulele All Stars Tickets

Location: Pustervik Teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Teater & Ukulele Festival

Live Action Gothenburg

This year's edition of Sweden's leading international performance art festival, Live Action Göteborg, concludes this weekend at the Museum of World Culture.

23 avant-garde artists will visit Sweden's second city from a wealth of countries as far and wide as Northern Ireland, Chile, Vietnam, Canada and many more with this year's country of honour being Singapore.

The purpose of the festival is to promote the field of performance art in Sweden and to demonstrate that world culture can signify an attitude, a way of living or thinking.

Price: Free of charge

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Time: Thursday May 28th - May 31st

Location: The Museum of World Culture, Södravägen 54

More information: Live Action Performance Art Festival


The Eagles (US)

Malmö is on Friday set to host its largest ever concert when US rock legends The Eagles bring their rock cortège to Malmö Stadium.

While perennial favourites "Hotel California" and "Take it Easy" are sure to be on the song list, these west coast rockers are keen to show that their long-awaited reunion in 1993 was not merely a nostalgia trip.

With the release of the original album "Long Road out of Eden" in 2007 the band showed that they can still create. Don Henley conceded at the time that the album, which sold at least seven times platinum, was probably the last for the veteran group will ever make.

Price: From 765 kronor

Time: Friday May 29th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Eagles Tickets

Location: Malmö Stadium, Malmö

More information: The Eagles

Boogie Fever

Dr Lovejuice, Hollywood, The Face and Dick Purple have taken over Sparbanken on Stortorget and it has become, Banco de la Musica.

Boogie Fever is their summer club and promises big hair, platform shoes and groovy tunes - all in the best possible taste, naturally.

Price: 60 kronor

Time: Saturday May 30th, 11pm and all summer long

Tickets: On the door

Location: Banco del la Musica, Stortorget 11

More information: Boofie Fever

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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