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What's on in Sweden: October 16 - 22

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 15 Oct 2009, 08:17

Published: 15 Oct 2009 08:17 GMT+02:00

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ABADAI at the Jewish Theatre

ABADAI is a a comedy about loneliness, death and a little chick.

The play, performed in English, is a blend of theatrical performance and a self-revealing conversation. The audience is treated to a performance that hovers between grand comedy and matters most serious.

ABADAI touches on highly charged subject matters such as identity, sexuality, heritage and tradition, but not forgetting the ordinary everyday topics. The performance will be a journey into a very entertaining and most personal story.

Time: Until Wednesday October 28th (except Mondays), 7pm

Tickets: ABADAI Tickets

Location: The Jewish Theatre, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 59

More information: The Jewish Theatre

Massive Attack (UK)

Bristol triphoppers Massive Attack swing by Stockholm on their European tour. The band have recently released a new EP "Splitting the Atom" as a taster before a full album release in the autumn.

Price: 395 kronor

Time: Sunday October 18th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Massive Attack Tickets

Location: Globe Annex, Globentorget 2

More information: Massive Attack at Globen

Salong Giraff

It's that time of the month again when the eclectic Robert Fux takes the stage and present a wealth of talented and talentless detritus scraped from the underbelly of the Stockholm culture world.

Salong Giraff is the name given to an evening of high-brow theatre and low-brow cabaret, new circus, comedy - you name it. All presented with Fux's acerbic wit.

In London there is La Clique, in Stockholm we have Salong Giraff...

Price: 170 kronor

Time: Friday October 16th, 9pm

Tickets: Salong Giraff Tickets

Location: Orionteatern, Katarina Bangatan

More information: Salong Giraff at Orionteatern

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 characterized 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

FIA Festival - animated film

The FIA animated film festival takes place for the second year running at Rio Bio on Södermalm this weekend.

FIA Stockholm stands for the Forum for International Animation in Stockholm and true to its name short films from more than 20 countries will be shown over the four days of the festival.

This year will have a special focus on Korean animation.

Price: 200 kronor for festival pass

Time: Friday October 16th - Monday October 19th

Tickets: FIA Festival 2009

Location: Bio Rio, Hornstulls Strand 3 & Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 3

More information: FIA Festival 2009


Swedish rugby finals

The Swedish women's and men's rugby championships come to a climax this weekend with the final round of games.

Uppsala host Gothenburg in the women's final and Enköping welcome the Stockholm Exiles in the men's tournament and title deciders.

Time: Saturday October 17th, 1pm & 3pm

Tickets: On the gate

Location: Fyrisfjärden, Uppsala & Körsängens IP, Enköping

More information: Swedish Rugby Association


Gothenburg Chocolate Festival

Last year's chocolate and delicacy fest was such a roaring success that a repeat is in store this weekend.

Nordstan plays host to the fest which includes a children's chocolate factory where the young chocolate gourmets can taste, feel and learn all about the stuff. The world's strongest bear Bamse will naturally be in attendance.

Price: 100 kronor

Time: Saturday October 17th - Tuesday October 20th

Tickets: Chocolate Festival Tickets

Location: Nordstan, Götgatan 10

More information: Chocolate Festival

inuti - Jeanette Langert

Gothenburg-based choreographer Jeanette Langert returns with "inuti" - a dance performance drawing inspiration from the work of Elfride Jelinek (the 2004 winner of the Nobel prize for literature).

Langert has previously won praise for "Fröken", an interpretation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" and she is one of the most exciting young dance choreographers working Sweden today.

Price: 150/110 kronor

Time: Friday October 16th, 7pm (première); Saturday October 17th, 7pm & Wednesday October 21st, 1.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: inuti Tickets

Location: Pustervik Teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

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More information: Chocolate Festival


Wisecracker's - Sweden's first all English comedy club

Sweden's first all English comedy club continues its tour of southern Sweden this weekend.

Wisecracker's has no fixed home and will instead tour play 12 shows at 3 locations in Malmö & Lund - this weekend it is the turn of Västgöta Nation at Lund University.

Besides Swedish comedians you'll see Australians, Canadians, Norwegians, Americans, Brits and other internationals perform.

You do not need to be a student to attend.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Friday October 23rd, 9pm

Tickets: Wisecracker's Comedy Club Tickets

Location: Västgöta Nation at Lund University

More information: Wisecracker's

Raphael Saadiq (US)

US soul prince Raphael Saadiq comes to Lund's Mejeriet this weekend.

Saadiq respects soul's long distinguished history and he has worked with many of the recent bigger names in his field.

His latest album "The Way I See It" has been nominated for a Grammy and includes contributions from the likes of Joss Stone and Jay-Z.

Price: 300 kronor

Time: Friday October 16th, 9pm

Tickets: Raphael Saadiq Tickets

Location: Mejeriet, Lund

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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Your comments about this article

23:17 October 17, 2009 by SeattletoUmeå
Enköping womens Rugby finals are on the 24 and 25 of Oct. Not this weekend. Thats wrong info. I play on Umeås womens rugby team.... soooooooooo ya .
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