What’s on in Sweden: May 29 – June 4

What's on in Sweden: Bruce Springsteen and Dylan Moran in Stockholm; Speedway Grand Prix in Gothenburg; The Eagles in Malmö/Lund

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


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

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

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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.