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What's on in Sweden: November 13 - 19

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 12 Nov 2009, 10:24

Published: 12 Nov 2009 10:24 GMT+01:00

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Stockholm International Film Festival

From George Clooney to a South Korean thriller and a Swedish futuristic dystopia - the 180 films of this year's Stockholm International Film festival have something for everyone! It's time to pick your favourites!

French director Luc Besson is the recipient of this year's Visionary Award and the mercurial Susan Sarandon is this year's special guest and winner of the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award.

The apocalypse is the spotlight of the festival and so if you are in any doubt - the time is now!

Price: 220 kronor for the festival card plus 50-70 kronor per film

Time: Wednesday November 18th - Sunday November 29th

Location: Stockholm International Film Festival

More information: Stockholm International Film Festival

Monster Jam

Monster Jam is a crazy, American spectacle for the whole family and it comes to the Ericsson Globe arena this weekend. Four tonne, 3.4 metre high monster trucks burning gallons of fuel and bouncing 40 metres in the air at 160 kph – grab the kids and beat those climate change blues.

Hot favourites Grave Digger and Batman will be there to challenge home favourite Thor and others in a display of rippling rubber and pumping pistons.

Price: 75 - 450 kronor

Time: Saturday November 14th - Sunday November 15th

Tickets: Monster Jam Tickets

Location: Ericsson Globe, Globentorget

More information: Monster Jam

Tvättstuga Tales - a very Swedish exhibition

The tvättstuga (communal laundry room) is a very Swedish (and Finnish) institution. Every block of flats has one and they often form the function of impromptu neighbourly meeting place and regularly give cause to conflict.

Loved by some, hated by others, the "tvättstuga" is something of nostalgic hangover from a more collectivist age. It is also the subject of a new exhibition at Nordiska.

Apparently 77 percent of residential conflicts have their origin in washing times and fluff in the dryer - and you wonder why there is war in the world...

Price: Free of charge

Time: From November 6th, 10-16 Mon-Fri/11-17 Sat-Sun

Location: Nordiska Museet, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16.

More information: Tvättstugan at Nordiska

Monsters of Folk (US)

Monsters of Folk is made up of folk music giants Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, Jim James from My Morning Jacket and singer/songwritern M. Ward.

The band are in Stockholm for their first performances outside of the USA and can be seen at the Filadelfia church on Thursday.

Price: 280 - 360 kronor

Time: Thursday November 19th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Monsters of Folk Tickets

Location: Filadelfiakyrkan, Rörstrand

More information: Monsters of Folk

Laughs At The Liffey - All English Standup Comedy

After a successful opening last month Stockholm newest all-English language comedy club is set to become something of an institution in the city's stand-up circuit.

Laughs at The Liffey returns on Thursday, and every other as long as stocks last, bringing together a crop of up-and-coming and more established Anglophone wits.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Thursday November 19th, 8pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: The Liffey, Stora Nygatan 42

More information: Laughs at The Liffey


Cliff Richard & The Shadows (UK)

The ageing Bachelor Boy is bringing his Shadows to Gothenburg's Scandinavium on Wednesday as part of a farewell tour to celebrate 50 years in the music business.

Cliff will be sure to serve up a rendition of his old favourites such as Living Doll, Travellin’ Light, Please Don’t Tease, Bachelor Boy, Wonderful Land, Apache and oh so many more.

Cliff will also be performing at Malmö Arena in Hyllie on Saturday November 14th.

Price: 475-695 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 18th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Cliff Richard Tickets

Location: Scandinavium, Valhallagatan 1

More information: Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Asylum Shopping

Teater Scenario and Riksteatern have put together a performance exposing "the bizarre world of the Migration Board".

You will meet officials who can do little more than offer suicide tips and others searching desperately for refugees that fulfil the stringent conditions for asylum in Sweden.

Displaying a sharp wit the performance exposes the topical debate while featuring a Swedish Asylum Championships.

The play is performed in Swedish.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Thursday November 19th - Friday November 20th, 7pm

Tickets: Asylshopping Tickets

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Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik


Tower of Power (US)

Ten-man soul outfit Tower of Power bring their passionate, pulse raising music to Malmö on Sunday - if they don't get your feet tapping, you are probably dead - or so the saying goes.

Price: 380 kronor

Time: Sunday November 15th, 8pm

Tickets: Welcome Tickets

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More information: Tower of Power at Kulturbolaget

Yo La Tengo (US)

New York trio Yo La Tengo bring their melancholic, yet open and charming tunes to Lund's Mejeriet on Wednesday to promote their new album "Popular Songs".

Price: 250 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 18th, 9pm

Tickets: Yo La Tengo Tickets

Location: Mejeriet, Lund

More information: Yo La Tengo

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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