What’s on in Sweden: September 25 – October 1

What's on in Sweden: September 25 - October 1
Benoît Derrier; Micke 91; Martijn van de Streek
What's on in Sweden: Alela Diane (US) and football derby in Stockholm; International Book Fair & French acrobats in Gothenburg; Ane Brun (NO) in Malmö


Alela Diane (US)

Alela Diane has risen to be one of the leading young stars of the alternative folk scene over the past few years.

Raised in northern California’s Nevada City, she made it big when Rough Trade placed her album “The Pirate’s Gospel” at the very top of their prestigious Album of the Year list in 2007.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Saturday September 26th, 8pm

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg

More information: Alela Diane at Södra teatern

Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival continues this 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 24th – Saturday September 26th

Tickets: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival Tickets

Location: Factory Nacka Strand, Nacka

More information: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Lars Bethke & Peder Bjurman – Enter Numan at the House of Dance

Numan is a man who observes the lesser and greater peculiarities of life with mixed feelings. He has drawn back from the rest of the world and is trying create his own universe with his own hands.

Lars Bethke has enjoyed an extensive international career as an actor, dancer, director and choreographer. His CV includes everything from Cabaret and Richard III to Slapstick.

Price: 220 kronor

Time: Friday September 25th – Saturday September 26th, 7pm

Tickets: Enter Numan Tickets

Location: House of Dance, Barnhusgatan 14

More information: House of Dance

Stockholm derby – AIK v Djurgården

The wildly different fortunes of Solna’s AIK, who lead the Swedish top flight, and Djurgården, who are in serious danger of relegation, will be on show at Råsunda Stadium on Monday.

Stockholm derbies are passionate, noisy affairs and this one has all the potential of a real footballing classic.

Price: From 210 kronor

Time: Monday September 28th, 7pm

Tickets: Tickets

Location: Ericsson Globe

More information: AIK Football Club

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

ISCM World New Music Days

ISCM World New Music Days is a large international festival with a focus on new contemporary music and sound art. Composers from around the globe have sent in works to the festival which unites musicians from all corners of the world in three locations across Sweden – Visby, Växjö and Gothenburg.

On Thursday the festival hold its finale in central Gothenburg

Price: 100 kronor for the festival card plus concert entry

Time: Thursday October 1st – Sunday October 4th

Tickets: Listen to the World Tickets

Location: Locations across Gothenburg

More information: Listen to the World

Appris par corps (Un loup pour l’homme)

French new-circus group Appris par corps bring their brand of acrobatic art to Pustervik on Wednesday.

The work depicts two men united in the struggle, hope and interdependency as well as physically by two shirts tied together. Strong, sensual and incredibly beautiful.

Price: 150/110 kronor

Time: Wednesday September 30th, 7pm

Tickets: Appris par corps Tickets

Location: Pustervik Teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

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

More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art


Ane Brun (NO)

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun brings her brand of country and blues-inspired ballads to Malmö’s Babel on Friday.

Brun has scored a series of successes since moving to Stockholm nine years ago. Her latest album “Changing of the Seasons” further established her burgeoning reputation in Scandinavia and abroad.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Friday September 25th, 7pm

Tickets: Ane Brun Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Ane Brun plays Babel

Tom Jones (UK)

Welsh crooner Tom Jones completes his hip-shaking tour of Sweden with a gig in Malmö on Saturday.

The man from the valleys is a legend in his own chest hair and no doubt well worth the trek out to Hyllie for a slice of hip-shaking nostalgia.

Price: From 495 kronor

Time: Saturday September 26th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Tom Jones Tickets

Location: Malmö Arena, Hyllie

More information: Tom Jones at Malmö Arena

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