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What's on in Sweden: October 30 - November 5

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 29 Oct 2009, 07:10

Published: 29 Oct 2009 07:10 GMT+01:00

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Halloween half term fun for the kids

Stockholm's house of culture (Kulturhuset) is a hive of artistic activity at any time of the year but as half term comes around its pickings are richer than normal.

Room for kids will this week host a programme of events with a Nordic theme including poetry, workshops, art, film or the chance to laze around in the library chatting to what is often a very cosmopolitan mix of parents.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Until November 1st, 11am-5pm

Location: Rum för barn, Kulturhuset, Sergels torg

More information: Kultuhuset

Alaska - Gunilla Heilborn

Thinking about moving to Alaska? Then see this performance first.

A group of people meet. They all cherish a vague, common dream to move to somewhere far away, to freedom, maybe to Alaska. Or perhaps they are actually already there?

Gunilla Heilborn is an award winning choreographer/direct that explores these themes as well as providing answer to questions such as - What’s the penguin doing there? And the woman in the poncho with the strange hairstyle?

Price: 220 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 4th & Thursday November 5th, 7pm

Tickets: Gunilla Heilborn at Dansens Hus

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14

More information: Gunilla Heilborn at Dansens Hus

William Fitzimmons (USA)

Said to be the best thing since Iron & Wine, William Fitzimmons come to Södran on Wednesday and lets you judge for yourselves.

Fitzimmons released his first studio album "The Sparrow and The Crow" in October with a clear musical resonance of the likes of the aforementioned, as well as Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens.

Price: 210 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 5th, 8pm

Tickets: William Fitzimmons Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg

More information: William Fitzimmons at Södra Teatern

Perfect Performance - Stockholm International Theatre Festival

This year's Perfect Performance festival has theatre as its theme.

12 international theatre companies including Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Eva-Meyer Keller and Gob Squad will be among those taking the stage at the House of Dance, Stadsteatern, Kulturhuset, Teaterhögskolan and Clarion Hotel.

Price: 150 kronor for festival pass which grants 50 percent discount on performances

Time: Thursday October 23rd - Saturday October 31st

Tickets: Perfect Performance Festival Tickets

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

More information: Perfect Performance Festival 2009

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


Cirque du Soleil

Canadian new circus group Cirque du Soleil brings their new show Saltimbanco to Gothenburg's Scandinavium.

Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants with a decidedly baroque theme.

Price: 530-740 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 4th - Sunday November 8th, 8pm

Tickets: Cirque du Soleil Tickets

Location: Scandinavium, Valhallagatan 1

More information: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/world/en/se/index.asp

Gothenburg Gothic Gathering 2009

It's all in the title - if you like wearing black, it might be something for you.

Price: 120 kronor

Time: Saturday October 31st, 8pm

Tickets: Gothenburg Gothic Gathering 2009 Tickets

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

More information: Gothenburg Gothic Gathering 2009

Halloween magic show

English magician and mind controller (!) Rick Jackson will be casting his spells at Villa Belparc in Gothenburg's Slottskogen on Halloween this Saturday.

Believe in the possibility of the impossible!

Price: 100 kronor

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Time: Saturday October 31th, 9pm

Tickets: 031-82 92 82

Location: Villa Belparc, Slottsskogen

More information: Rick Jackson - magician


Stand Up in English

Now there is English stand-up comedy in Skåne too! Sunday, November 1st you can see a raft of comedians from around the world perform in English.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Sunday November 1st, 7.30pm

Location: Fagan's Irish Bar, Per Weijersgatan 4, Malmö

More information: English Stand-up

Jay Reatard (US)

Memphis angry young man Jay Reatard has been described as a "punk prodigy" and is part of the modern garage punk wave that swept over us a couple of years ago.

Reatard has bounced around a few record companies in recent years but has now settled on Matador with whom he has produced a much-hyped album entitled "Watch Me Fall".

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Tuesday November 3rd, 9pm

Tickets: Jay Reatard Tickets

Location: Babel, Malmö

More information: Jay Reatard

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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