What's on in Sweden: October 9 - 15
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 8 Oct 2009, 08:06
Published: 08 Oct 2009 08:06 GMT+02:00
Stockholm Fashion Market
Stockholm Fashion Market is a reaction to the fact that most fashion events are for the exclusive delectation of the chosen few.
Art exhibitions, DJs, fashion events and assorted happenings are on offer as well as the chance for the more discerning Stockholmers to add to their wardrobes.
Prices for items from the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Filippa K and Cheap Monday will be 50-90 percent of the regular retail.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Friday October 9th & Saturday October 10th
Tickets: On the door
Location: Gamla Tryckeriet, Gustavlundsvägen 149b (Alvik)
More information: Stockholm Fashion Market
Nouvelle Vague (Fr)
Nouvelle Vague is a French music collective led by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux.
Their music is a mix of hits from the punk rock, post-punk and New Wave era set to a 1960s-era bossa nova arrangement.
The group broke through with a loud noise on an essentially empty street of French music in 2004 and are almost single-handedly responsible for its recent revival.
Price: 240 kronor
Time: Friday October 9th, 7.30pm
Tickets: Nouvelle Vague Tickets
Location: Berns Salonger, Berzelii Park
More information: Nouvelle Vague at Berns
Bob Hund is a seven-piece Swedish rock band.
Their music is by some described as "a frantic celebration of the power of music to invigorate and give life" whereas others have suggested that Bob Hund sounds a bit like what you might expect if you merged Pere Ubu and the Pixies with a touch of Kraftwerk.
On Saturday afternoon or evening at Hornstulls Strand you can judge for yourself.
Price: 199 kronor
Time: Saturday October 10th, 4pm & 7pm
Tickets: Bob Hund Tickets
Location: Hornstulls Strand 4,
More information: Bob Hund at Hornstulls Strand
Shirin Neshat – Women Without Men
Shirin Neshat has since the beginning of the 1990s won a great deal of attention for her politically charged video works and photographs.
Her art is characterised by powerful visual symbolism, centred on female identity and sexuality, oppression, power and despair – topical issues in light of recent events in her home country Iran.
This exhibition is a four-part video work Women without Men (2004–2008) and is based on the novel of the same title by the Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, written in 1974 but not published until 1989 after the author was banned by the Islamic regime for her provocative allegory of life in contemporary Iran.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Saturday October 10th - January 31st 2010
Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg
More information: Shirin Neshat at Kulturhuset
Bern Kerlsey (UK) - Sweden's only Swinglish comic
Sweden based Anglo comic and The Local blogger Ben Kersley brings his brand of quintessentially Swinglish humour to the big city this week.
Kersley asks what it means to be Swedish in 2009. He wonders what one must do to become Swedish - is it enough to pretend to understand (Ingmar) Bergman?
Time: Sunday October 11th, 7.30pm
Tickets: On the door
Location: Playhouse Theatre, Sibyllegatan 29
More information: Ben Kersley - 110% Lagom
Scandinavia Model & Toy Fair
Model cars, trains, airplanes, boats, technica, automobilia, dolls, bookmarks, comics, movie posters, vinyl records, boats and much more... 260 exhibitors will crowd the Eriksbergshallen with 10,000+ amusing things that you are looking for. And everything is for sale!
Price: 60 kronor
Time: Thursday October 1st - Sunday October 4th
Tickets: Hall entry
Location: Eriksbergshallen, Maskingatan 11, Göteborg
More information: Scandinavia Model & Toy Fair
One of the highlights of the Gothenburg arts and culture scene opens on Frdiay when the Kulturnatta 2009 takes a bow - this year's theme is "Water."
Choir song, dance, open stage, art exhibitions, architecture, music, film...you name it, it is on offer during the evening.
Price: Most events are free of charge
Time: Friday October 9th, from 6.30pm
Location: Kulturnatta 2009
More information: Kulturnatta 2009
Wisecracker's - Sweden's first all English comedy club
Well it was only a question of time it seems - this weekend sees the opening of Sweden's first all English comedy club in Malmö.
Wisecracker's will have no fixed home and will instead tour play 12 shows at 3 locations in Malmö & Lund.
Besides Swedish comedians you'll see Australians, Canadians, Norwegians, Americans, Brits and other internationals perform.
The funny festivities open their doors at Västgöta student nation in Lund on October 9th and move on Wednesday to Helsingkrona nation.
You do not need to be a student to attend.
Price: 40 kronor
Time: Friday October 9th, 9pm
Tickets: Wisecracker's Comedy Club Tickets
Location: Västgöta Nation & Helsingkrona Nation at Lund University, Fagan's Irish Pub in Malmö
More information: Wisecracker's
The Handsome Family (US)
The king & queen of alternative country are back in Malmö. The Handsome Family's morbid and burlesque lyrics are sure to leave none of their KB audience unmoved on Friday.
Price: 100 kronor
Time: Friday October 9th, 8pm
Tickets: Handsome FamilyTickets
Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18
More information: Handsome Family at KB
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