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What's on in Sweden: September 18 - 24

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 16 Sep 2009, 19:43

Published: 16 Sep 2009 19:43 GMT+02:00

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Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival opens its doors on Thursday and continues until Saturday before resuming next weekend.

The Stockholm event is the biggest whisky festival in the world and one of the biggest beer fests, here returning for its 18th consecutive year.

The event is located in Nacka Strand, easily reached from the water by ferries operated by Waxholmsbolaget

Price: From 195

Time: Thursday September 17th - Saturday September 19th & Thursday 24th - Saturday September 26th

Tickets: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival Tickets

Location: Factory Nacka Strand, Nacka

More information: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Jazz brunch at Mosebacke

Something of a Söder institution, brunch at Mosebacke is a very pleasant way to begin an autumn/winter Sunday (or Saturday) - now back for its 21st season.

A broad selection of hot and cold, meat and veggie dishes are on offer, all washed down with copious amounts of coffee and soothing jazz from house band Bond.

Price: 175 kronor

Time: Weekends from Saturday September 19th, 10.30am

Location: Mosebacke Etablissement, Mosebacke torg

More information: Jazz brunch at Mosebacke

Swedish comedy in English

Sardonic Swedish satirist Magnus Betnér has teamed up with US comic Yannis Pappas to put together a show in English. On Friday they are performing their act at the Boulevard theatre in Stockholm.

In a bumper weekend for the Stockholm laughter business, New Zealander Al Pitcher is putting on his "Picture Show" at the Playhouse Theatre.

Newly arrived Swedish resident Pitcher has won awards and acclaim wherever he has performed, Stockholm is sure to be no exception.

Price: 175 & 150 kronor

Time: Friday September 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Tickets: Betnér & Pappas Tickets

Location: Boulevardteatern, Götgatan & Playhouse teater, Sibyllegatan 29

More information: Magnus Betnér & Al Pitcher

Tom Jones (UK)

Welsh crooner Tom Jones is bringing his dulcet tones to a spherical scene near you.

The man from the valleys needs no introduction except to say "What's new, pussycat?"

Price: From 460 kronor

Time: Tuesday September 22nd, 8pm

Tickets: Tom Jones Tickets

Location: Ericsson Globe

More information: Tom Jones at Globen

Dalí Dalí featuring Francesco Vezzoli

Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. This exhibition experiments with the exhibition format itself by incorporating a contemporary artist, Italian Francesco Vezzoli (b. 1971), with the aim of highlighting Dalí’s oeuvre in a contemporary context, and understanding Vezzoli from a historical perspective.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Until January 17th

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet


Gothenburg Book Fair

The Book Fair is a four day long literary festival. The many stages and over 900 exhibitor stands host meetings between writers, Nobel Prize winners, publishers and book lovers who explore the power of the written word together.

The 25th annual Book Fair will run from the 24th-27th September this year. Spain and Spanish language literature are in focus in 2009. World renowned writers such as Isabel Allende, Bernardo Atxaga, Javier Marías, Rosa Montero and many others will highlight where Spanish and Latin American literature stand today.

Price: 120 kronor

Time: Thursday September 24th - Sunday September 27th

Tickets: Book Fair Tickets

Location: The Swedish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Mässans Gata 20

More information: Gothenburg Book Fair

The House of Music - 25 years

After 25 years in the service of music culture Musikens Hus is throwing a party. Masses of music, buffet, mingle, bar hang and surprises are on offer.

The party is on the house but you are advised to get their early to ensure entry.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday September 19th, 8pm

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

More information: Musikens Hus

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

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

This year’s theme is "What a Wonderful World," and 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

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More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art


Lund Culture Night

Kulturnatten i Lund (the Lund Culture Night) is a manifestation of arts and culture and will take place this Saturday for the 25th time.

The streets of the quaint university town will fill with culture and the arts created by the people of Lund for the people of Lund (but you are all welcome).

Events and activities will carry on long into the night and are usually free with almost 300 events in the in the charming historical city centre.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday September 19th, from 10am

Location: Locations across Lund

More information: Lund Culture Night

Hello Saferide

Hello Saferide a.k.a Annika Norlin released her second English language album “Modern Short Stories from Hello Saferide” last November to resoundingly positive reviews from the music media.

The popular performer makes a return to Skåne and Debaser after a lengthy absence and perhaps the last chance to see her on the small stage before she inevitably takes over the world.

According to Norlin the stage name “Hello Saferide” was inspired by “an intelligent bus driver in a drug-addicted small town.” Her album addresses subjects such as losing your virginity, that every person is a song, and keeping loyal to “God only knows” people.

Price: 175 kronor

Time: Wednesday September 23rd, 7pm

Tickets: Hello Saferide Tickets

Location: Debaser, Folkets Park

More information: Hello Saferide

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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