What's on in Stockholm: July 17 - 23

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What's on in Stockholm: July 17 - 23

What's on in Stockholm: Jazz fest, humour exhibition & Globe tours in Stockholm


Stockholm Jazz Fest 2009

The Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of the larger events of the city's entertainment calender. The festival's 26th edition comes to a close this weekend on the picturesque island of Skeppsholmen in the heart of the city.

More than 60 artists are taking part this year and remaining highlights include Sonny Rollins (US), Timbuktu, Gilberto Gil (BRA), Joss Stone (UK) and Erykah Badu (US).

Price: 1,955 kronor for the festival pass or from 445 kronor for a day pass

Time: Until Sunday July 19th

Tickets: Stockholm Jazz Fest Tickets

Location: Skeppsholmen

More information: Stockholm Jazz Fest 2009

Cut my legs off and call me shorty!

Cut my legs off and call me shorty! is an exhibition that explores elements of humour and surprise. The main exhibition features work from five Sweden-based artists expressing ideas and ways to force us to look, and look again.

Tensta Konsthall cites US writer E.B.White in describing the essence of the exhibition: "Analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it".

Price: 20 kronor

Time: Until September 19th 2009, Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Tensta Konsthall, Taxingegränd, SPÅNGA

More information: Tensta Konsthall

Leo Leoson & Armand Mirpour

Influenced by Bob Dylan and Radiohead, Swedish-Indonesian Leo Leoson reminds you of Jeff Buckley or a mellow Jason Mraz. 19-year-old Leo preaches a message of love and harmony in his soulful, often melancholic, lyrics.

The second part of the evening's double bill is Armand Mirpour and what he describes as his musical collective with a line up under constant change.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Wednesday July 22nd, 9pm

Location: Södra Bar, Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Leo Leoson & Armand Mirpour at Södra Teatern

Guided summer tours of the Globe

Join a guided tour of the largest spherical building in the world - summer tours of Ericsson Globe.

To celebrate the landmark concert and entertainment venue's 20th year visitors are invited in on a tour through the secret culverts and normally closed paths and get an insight view on how to go about organizing major indoor events.

Visitors will also get an insight into the upcoming Skyview attraction and learn about the history of the building in GlobeExpo.

Price: 80 kronor, 40 kronor for children

Time: Monday - Saturday until August 15th, 10am -4pm

Location: Stockholm Globe Arena box office, Globentorget 2

More information: Globe guided tours


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