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What’s on in Sweden: October 16 – 22

What's on in Sweden: Championship rugby & Massive Attack (UK) in Stockholm/Uppsala; Chocolate festival & avant garde dance in Gothenburg; Rahael Saadiq (US) in Malmö/Lund.

What's on in Sweden: October 16 - 22
Tomas Berg; Göteborgs Choklad & Delikatessfestival; Quentin Bing

STOCKHOLM

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

UPPSALA/ENKÖPING

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

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

More information: Chocolate Festival

MALMÖ/LUND

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

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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February

It's a good idea to go out and socialize during the dark Scandinavian winter. But where to go? Here's an overview of events taking place for English speakers in Sweden for February 2020.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February
Looking for a fun activity to brighten up February? Priscilla du Preez / Unsplash

STOCKHOLM

English Debate Club

Where: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, Gamla Stan, 111 27

When: February 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: The English Debate Club

The English Debate Club in Stockholm is a place where people can improve their English language and debating skills. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills are also welcome. The event is free to attend.

Spanish tapas gastronomic workshop

Where: Ekhagsvägen 44, Östermalm

When: February 4th, 10am – 1:30pm

Event by: Anna Fernandez

Are you looking for some sunlight in the dark Swedish winter? Dive into the Mediterranean cuisine during this cooking workshop where you'll get started with Spanish tapas. Among other things, Spanish artichokes, tortilla and prawns are on the menu, and tickets are 950 kronor. 

Architecture, Food trends and Microgreens seminar 

Where:   Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm 
 

When: February 6th, 5pm – 9pm

Event by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing a seminar about sustainability, social engagement and the new shape of local production in the food industry. The event is part of the Stockholm Design Week, running from February 3rd to 9th. Anyone interested in developments in sustainable food production is welcome at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Workshop: What You Need to Thrive As a Freelancer and Entrepreneur

Where: Frey's Hotel Lilla Radmannen, Rådmansgatan 67

When: February 13th, 3.30pm – 5pm

Event by: Supreneur

For many people, the freedom of working as a freelancer is a dream. But what do you need to make your start as a freelancer or entrepreneur a success? This workshop promises to give you the necessary knowledge and tools to create a flying start with your projects. The events costs 120 kronor plus VAT per person.

How To Fall In Love, an improvised romantic comedy

Where: Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 

When: February 14th and 15th

Event by: Half the Group

The show 'How to Fall in Love' is billed as “a romantic comedy that has never been seen before”. The performance is improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Enjoy a Valentine's celebration with a difference at the Pygméteatern. Tickets are 200 kronor.

Old School Recreational Dodgeball

Where: Location available after registration

When: February 15th, 2pm – 4pm

Event by: Sport Friends Stockholm

Sport is a good way to meet new people in Sweden, and dodgeball may be familiar to you from school. It's a ball game where players from two different teams try to throw balls at each other while preventing them from being hit themselves. If you get hit, you're out. Attendance costs 50 kronor to cover the cost of venue hire.

Milo Edwards: Pindos

Where: Bacchi´s Pub och Restaurang, 5 Järntorgsgatan, 111 29 Södermalm

When: February 10th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: Milo Edwards

Comedian Milo Edwards is taking his award-winning comedy show 'Pindos' to the Swedish capital. The show is about his experiences with living in Russia, where he “became a Russian TV star, got arrested in deepest Russia and discovered what happens when a country is run by a shirtless man on a horse”. Buy tickets via the Eventbrite site.

MALMÖ

Joe Eagan presents: Malmö English Comedy Night

Where: Scandic Triangeln, Triangeln 2, 211 43

When: February 7th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: English Comedy Malmö

This event marks the start of a new season of English Comedy Night at Scandic Triangeln. This show welcomes acts Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Rahul Kohli (UK). Tickets cost 175 kronor for early bird tickets and 195 kronor for regular tickets.

LUND

Start your own business

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: February 6th, 1pm – 5pm

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

During this event Åsa Ohlsson from Coompanion Skåne and Helén Forssander from Lund Nyföretagarcentrum tell you all the ins and outs around starting your own business. What do you need to start your own company? And how to achieve success and build a network? You can join the event for free, but registration is compulsory.

Visit to Lund Cathedral

Where: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund

When: February 21th, 10am – 11am

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

Did you know the cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden? The medieval building attracts over 700,000 visitors per year. The International Citizens Hub Lund is organizing a guided tour to this historic site. The event is free of charge, but you do have to register to attend.

UPPSALA

Philosophy reading group: Essays in Love – Alain de Botton

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala

When: February 12th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The English Bookshop in Uppsala hosts several themed book clubs. This time the philosophy reading group is reading 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton. It costs 60 kronor for tea and cake, plus an extra 165 kronor if you want to buy the book. The event starts at 7pm, signing up for the event is possible by either dropping by the shop or contacting them via Facebook.

HELSINGBORG

International Coffee Morning

Where: Cafe Birger – Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

When: February 11th, 9am – 10.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

The International Coffee Morning in Helsingborg is a place to meet new friends and learn more about Helsingborg. The event is hosted every month at the library cafe near Stadsparken. Helsingborg International Connections organizes English-speaking events for the local international community more often and is available for anyone with questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.

LINKÖPING

Bear With Me comedy show

Where: Ågatan 39, 582 22 

When: February 13th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: New York Legends

Three international comedians from Israel, Croatia and Russia join their forces at New York Legends in Linköping. The very well-reviewed show is about relationships, politics and the mysterious “Russian soul”. Tickets are 120 kronor online or 150 kronor (cash) at the door.

UMEÅ

Thursday meetup and afterwork at a pub

Where: O'Learys – Skolgatan 64D

When: Thursday February 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: Umeå Language & Culture Exchange

A meetup at a pub is always a good idea. The group 'Language & Culture Exchange' brings together native and non-native speakers of many different languages in the northern town of Umeå. Students, immigrants, expats or travellers are all welcome to join at the pub O'Learys at Skolgatan.

GOTHENBURG

Yin Yoga in English

Where: Karl Johansgatan 84, 41455

When: Tuesday February 11th, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Event by: Mindful Yoga

For those who need to become completely zen, you can go to Yin Yoga in Gothenburg. The lessons are taught in English. During the 75 min class, the focus will be on gaining flexibility and mobility and developing a habit of listening to your body.

Friday afterwork at Yaki Da

Where: Yaki-Da – Storgatan 47

When: Friday February 21th, 7pm – 1.30pm

Event by: Göteborg Expat Group

The Gothenburg Expats group organizes weekly events for internationals in the Swedish port city. The Friday afterwork is organized in the 'Yaki Da' pub. There is free pizza and drinks are half price 10pm.

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