What’s On in Sweden: January 15th – 21st

What’s on in Sweden: Bankers dancing in Stockholm, The 69 Eyes in Gothenburg and musical legend Andy Votel comes to Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: January 15th - 21st


After Hours

What happens in an office after everyone has gone home? Moderna Dansteatern give us their interpretation… one floor up on Sergels Torg

Price: Free

Location: SEB’s first floor window on Sergels Torg

Date: until January 31st

Time: 6pm

More information: Mobile Art Production

Foto: SvD

Photos from Svenska Dagbladet’s archives from 1914 – 1959

Price: Free

Location:Stockholm Stadsmuseum

Date: until January 31st

More information: Stockholm Stadsmuseum

Konichiwa Bitches Goes Tutti Frutti

Swedish megapopstar Robyn and her pal Louise Sondlo take over Hornstull Strand

Price: Free

Location: Hornstull Strand Etablissement

Date: 15th January

Time: 10pm

More information: Hornstull Strand Etablissement

Bangers ‘n’ Mash

Anglophile club in the cool surroundings of Marie Laveau

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Marie Laveau

Date: 16th January

Time: 10pm

More information: Marie Laveau

Jazz Brunch

It’s Sunday, it’s Jazz, it’s brunch…. Nice.

Price: 175 kronor

Location: Mosebackes Etablissement

Date: 17th January

Time: 10.30am

More information: Mosebacke


The 69 Eyes

The 69 Eyes, Helsinki’s premier Horror Rock band come to Gothenburg. LORDI, eat your heart out… literally.

Price: 195 kronor

Location: Sticky Fingers

Date: 15th January

Time: 8pm

More information: The 69 Eyes

Balkan Party

Andra Generationen (The Next Generation), the Melodifestivalen’s outside hopes raise the roof of the Cosmopol

Price: see website

Location: Casino Cosmopol

Date: 16th January

More information: Casino Cosmopol

Guys And Dolls

Gothenburg Opera continues their run of the classic Broadway musical

Price: See website

Location: Göteborgs Operan

Date: until March 28

Time: see website

More information: Göteborgs Operan

Sundays at Gossip

Probably Gothenburg’s smallest nightclub. Gay friendly, intimate and cheap.

Price: Free

Location: Gossip, Parkgatan, 15

Date: 17th January

Time: 8pm


Andy Votel

English DJ and Gentleman Andy Votel brings obscure music from every corner of the world.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 16th January

More information: Inkonst

Malmö Konsthall Tour for Kids

A tour of the Art Gallery for kids (Age 5+).

Location: Malmö Konsthall

Date: 16th/17th January

Time: 1pm

More information: Malmö Konsthall

Violin Masterclass with Matthew Trusler

British star violinist Matthew Trusler hold a masterclass and concert

Price: Free

Location: Palladium

Date: 18th January

Time: 3pm – 6pm

More information: Palladium

Open Mike

Anyone with an instrument or voice welcome onstage. Jammin’.

Price: Free

Location: Mässingshornet

Date: 18th January

Time: 8pm

More information: Mässingshornet

The Toughest Kids

They’re tough and they are on tour with Her Bright Skies

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 21st January

Time: 7pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

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Sweden: A land of hairdressers and writers

Sweden's capital Stockholm is full of hairdressers and writers, and sometimes even writers in hairdressers. And it can be a disturbing city when you're a bald Frenchman who happens to be a writer, observes Luis de Miranda.

Sweden: A land of hairdressers and writers

As a bald French writer exiled in Stockholm since last year, I have rapidly noticed that 50 percent of the Swedish population is either a hairdresser or a writer – or both.

In Stockholm, there is a frisör every fifty metres, where you usually find a lonely person getting a blond hair colour or a new cut, while reading the newspaper.

In the newspaper you will find many articles about people who engage in many different activities but who are also often designated as författare (writer): Sven Svensson, actor and författare; Camilla Johansson, yoga instructor and författare; Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister and författare.

It seems that any kind of printed material entitles you to be a författare, and some daily newspapers need to display book reviews in every edition in order to keep the pace and make all the författare happy.

Let’s be honest: I can understand that everybody agrees to call everybody else

a writer – that is an interesting form of collective vanity – but why so many

hairdressers? Some say it’s about money laundering. Or is it also about vanity?

People want to have nice blond hair and it is understandable. But as a bald French writer, I simply don’t exist here in Sweden: having little hair makes me invisible and

being a writer makes me very common.

I am considering wearing a wig and stopping my Swedish classes in order to remain relatively illiterate in the language of Swedenborg (no, this is not the name of my hairdresser). I shall refrain from writing even the slightest memoir on beard shaving.

But please don’t misunderstand me. I love Sweden and the Swedes. I respect any författare, any frisör, and I like fika, folkhem, filmjölk and feminism…

Sweden is just…fantastic.

Luis de Miranda is a French novelist, philosopher, editor and film director who has been in Stockholm for a year. He is also bald.