What’s on in Sweden: September 4 – 10

What's on in Sweden: International polo & feminist porn in Stockholm; International art biennial in Gothenburg; Paul Potts (UK) in Malmö.


Concerts for Change – Läkare Utan Gränser benefit

A benefit concert for the Swedish branch of the aid organisation Doctors Without Borders will be held in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Featured artists will include Sofia Talvik and band, Tom Levin and band, and DJ Monica.

Price: 100 kronor donation

Time: Wednesday September 9th, 7pm

Location: Eken Bar, Hilton Slussen, Guldgränd 8

More information: Concerts for Change

Birkastan day

Birkastan, also known as Birkastaden, is an area of central Stockholm that has no clear official boundaries – it is kind of what’s left when Norrmalm, Östermalm and Vasastan (of which it is nominally a part) have taken their chunk.

That is perhaps why the cosy yet grand area of mostly turn of the century buildings feels that it needs its very own day.

This day is on Sunday and promises to have a wealth of activities for the whole family – an old-fashioned street party, quite simply.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Sunday September 6th

Location: Birkastan – St Eriksgatan in the east, Karlbergsvägen in the north, railway tracks in the south-west


Now that I have your attention, here’s the rub (so to speak) – “Dirty Diaries” is the name given to a project tasked with having a poke at creating a more open, creative and less misogynistic, feminist porn.

As Thursday turns into Friday morning the worthy project will have its grand release party at Hornstulls strand where the films will be shown and then discussed for their aesthetic and artistic value.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Thursday September 3rd, 10pm – 2am

Tickets: On the door

Location: Hornstulls strand

More information: Dirty Diaries

International polo – Sweden vs US

The Almare Stäket Polo Country Club of Stockholm (Team Sweden) welcomes the Scuppernong Polo Club of Atlanta (Team USA) next week for a 2-day polo match.

The inaugural US-Sweden match has been billed “as a great example of the diversity and depth of ties between our countries.”

Time: Thursday September 10th, 2pm & Friday September 11th, 11am

Location: Almare Stäket Polo Country Club, Kungsängen

More information: Polo Club Sweden


Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

The fifth Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art opens this week and continues for ten weeks at venues across the city.

This year’s theme is “What a Wonderful World,” is curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette, and presents works by 17 artists from different parts of the world.

Price: Gothenburg Art Biennial hours & admission

Time: Saturday September 5th – Sunday November 15th

Tickets: Venue entry

Location: Art Biennial Venues

More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Maia Hirasawa

Swedish singer-songwriter Maia Hirasawa is (actually) big in Japan. Since the release of her debut “Though I’m just me” in 2007 she has been busy building a promising career in Sweden.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Friday September 4th, 8pm

Tickets: Liseberg entrance

Location: Liseberg

More information: Maia Hirasawa at Liseberg

Gothenburg fish harbour festival

The Gothenburg fish harbour festival returns for the fourth time on Saturday.

Taste, learn, stroke and generally familiarize oneself with a myriad of fish of all shapes and sizes. There will be musical entertainment at the festival which promises to be a fish feast for all the family.

Time: Saturday September 5th, 12pm

Location: Fiskhamnen in Gothenburg

More information: Gothenburg fish harbour festival


Paul Potts (UK)

Well there is little that can be added to the remarkable story of the man from Wales who had a dream and an angelic voice.

Price: 470 kronor

Time: Sunday September 6th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Paul Potts Tickets

Location: Baltiska Hallen, Malmö

More information: Paul Potts at Baltiska Hallen

Chip Taylor (US) & Kendel Carson (Can)

Chip Taylor is a living legend who made his name in the sixties with hits such as “Wild Thing,” “Angel Of The Morning,” “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder),” “I Can’t Let Go” and “Country Girl, City Man.”

Chip is joined on stage at Malmö’s Babel by Canadian crooner Kendal Carson.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Saturday September 5th, 8pm

Tickets: Chip Taylor Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Babel Malmö

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