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What's on in Sweden: August 28 - September 3

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 25 Aug 2009, 16:49

Published: 25 Aug 2009 16:49 GMT+02:00

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Stockholm International Comedy Festival '09

Sweden's first international comedy festival takes place in Stockholm this weekend - stand-up, performance, vaudeville and other hilarities will be performed on seven stages over the three days of the laughter fest.

The festival unites the best comedic talents from Scandinavia with some edgy physical performers from the USA, New Zealand and Italy.

Bill Burr, Jessica Kirson, Jason Anders, Marina Franklin, Al Pitcher and Ennio Marchetto will be among the acts on offer.

Price: 100 kronor per show

Time: Friday August 28th - Sunday August 30th

Tickets: Stockholm Comedy Festival Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Norra Brunn, Rival, Boulevardteatern

More information: Stockholm International Comedy Festival '09

Baltic Sea festival 2009

The Baltic Sea Festival 2009 will take place from August 28th to September 3rd. You can look forward to a week filled with classical music, exciting first performances, fantastic concerts and much more.

Some of the world’s most sought after soloists and conductors will join us this summer; Esa-Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Peter Dijkstra, Leila Josefowicz and many others.

Price: From 145 kronor per concert

Time: Friday August 28th - Thursday September 3rd

Tickets: Baltic Sea Festival Tickets

Location: Berwaldhallen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 3

More information: Baltic Sea Festival


One of the last of the summer's festivals, Popaganda, takes place at Eriksdalsbadet this weekend.

US band MGMT head line up which also features Camera Obscura (UK), Steve Aoki (US), The Teenagers (FR/UK), Swedish starlet Lykke Li and many, many more.

Remember - leave your umbrella at home...

Price: 500 kronor for the two-day festival pass

Time: Friday August 28th & Saturday August 29th

Tickets: Popaganda Festival Tickets

Location: Eriksdalsbadet, Skanstull

More information: Popaganda Festival

The Head Quarter - Queer première

The Head Quarter is a bar. That is also a stage. That is also a gallery. A bar where you, without a deep pocket but with boundless visions, can go to when you want to have a beer or some food. With a stage and a gallery where you always can expect something you didn't expect.

The Head Quarter is for you who is an activist, artist, musician, producer, party promoter, poet, movie-maker, shaker, debater, author, publisher, editor, part of an association, collective member, organizer, or you with a vision about a space where your dreams can come true,starting this weekend.

While the HQ opens on Thursday Friday promises LAJV with a line up featuring Frida Selander, Howdie Ho, Andy Candy and many more.

Price: 30 kronor

Time: Friday August 28th, 7pm

Location: Närkesgatan 8

More information: The Head Quarter in English


Gothenburg Aero Show

The Gothenburg Aero show is the largest of its kind in Sweden and promises a daring day out for the whole family.

The Team 60, Spitfires, "the Red Baron", Gripen, incredible aerobatics and much more...

Price: 200 kronor for a two-day ticket, discounts for kids and families.

Time: Saturday August 29th - Sunday August 30th, 9am-6pm

Tickets: Gothenburg Aero Show Tickets

Location: Aeroseum, Gothenburg

More information: Gothenburg Aero Show

Finnkamp - International athletics

Finnkampen - as all sporting meetings between Nordic neighbours Sweden and Finland are dubbed - perhaps never gets bigger than in the sport of track and field athletics.

The event dates back to 1925. Sweden's women have claimed the last eight for the, while the Finnish men have won seven times since 2002.

The Swedish team is decimated this year with a slew of its top stars on the treatment table. But from a spectator's point of view it is the "kamp" that is the attraction and that is sure to be as intense as ever.

Price: From 100 kronor

Time: August 29th & August 30th

Tickets: Finnkampen Tickets

Location: Ullevi Stadium

More information: Finnkampen

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Dinosaur Jr (US)

US rockers Dinosaur Jr come to Malmö's KB this weekend.

Their ninth studio album "Farm" was released at the end of June to storming reviews.

Price: 300 kronor

Time: Friday August 28th, 8pm

Tickets: Dinosaur Jr Tickets

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More information: Dinosaur Jr at Kulturboloaget

Lou Clayton

The Southern Kitchen Cafe is a small bolthole of the deep south in Malmö. The cafe offers wholesome food like 'ya momma used to make'.

They also put on US inspired music evenings and this Sunday brunch will be accompanied by the piano, evergreens and light jazz of Lou Clayton.

Price: Free with your meal

Time: Sunday August 30th, 11.30am

Location: Southern Kitchen Café, Östra Förstadsgatan 24

More information: Southern Kitchen Café

Do you know of any upcoming events our readers might like to attend? Drop us a line at whatson@thelocal.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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