What’s On in Sweden: March 5th – 11th

What’s on in Sweden: The Middle East Peace Orchestra play Stockholm, Women's Arm Wrestling in Gothenburg and Tindersticks in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: March 5th - 11th


Action Impro

Guns a’blazing, full-throttle, feature length show tackling the action genre head on while making it up as they go along.

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Improvisation and Co

Date: 6th March. See website for further dates

Time: 7pm

More information: Improvisation and Co

The Davis Cup

New balls please as Sweden take on Argentina in The Davis Cup

Price: See website

Location: Kungliga Tennishallen

Date: 5th-7th March

More information: Sweden vs Argentina

Manifesto: Voices of Change

Dance, Rap and Spoken Word. The most exciting voices from London and Sweden’s urban scenes

Price: 210 (180) kronor

Location: Södra Teatern

Date: 6th March

Time: 7pm

More information: Södrateatern

The Middle East Peace Orchestra

A unique collaboration between Jewish and Arab musicians performing together for peace.

Price: 280 kronor

Location: Grunewaldsalen, Konserthuset

Date: 7th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Konserthuset

Rosanne Cash

Grammy award winning daughter of the legendary Man in Black, Johnny Cash, plays Nalen

Price: 400 kronor

Location: Nalen

Date: 9th March

Time: 8pm

More information: Nalen


TORA – Mini Festival

Showcase of US music on the Gothenburg stage: US Girls, Asa Irons, Kurt Weisman and Micah Blue Smaldone

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Cinnober Theatre

Date: 5th March

Time: from 7pm

More information:

Feed The Dog

Gnarl for Cash…. Trick on rail, vertical or sick! We’re talking skateboards, people!

Location: Area 51

Date: 6th March

Time: 5pm – 9pm

More information: Area 51

The Temptations and The Four Tops

Two giants from Motown’s heyday on the same stage.

Price: 590/485 kronor

Location: Lisebergshallen

Date: 6th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Liseberg

Women’s Arm Wrestling

Strong arm tactics at the world’s biggest women’s arm wrestling competition in the world.

Price: 100 kronor (50 kronor)

Location: Museum Of World Culture

Date: 8th March

Time: from 11am

More information: World Challenge


Last Dance With Monica

Photographs documenting the 1997 farewell tour of Monica Zetterlund, renowned Swedish jazz vocalist and actress who died in 2005.

Location: Gate 38

Date: until March 27th

More information: Gate 38

The Temptations and The Four Tops

Two giants from Motown’s heyday on the same stage.

Price: 590/485 kronor

Location: Baltiska Hallen

Date: 7th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Kulturbolaget


Stand up comedy in English.

Price: Free

Location: Fagan’s

Date: 7th March

Time: 7pm

More information: Wisecracker’s


Dark, romantic murder ballads. A chance to hear songs from the new album ‘Falling Down A Mountain’

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 8th March

Time: 8pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

Classical music for small ears

Rhythm fantasy and play for children aged 4-6

Location: Röda Rummet (Malmö Library)

Date: 10th March

Time: 10am

More information: Malmö Library

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Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

The ATP Stockholm Open hits the Swedish capital on Saturday with international players vying for a piece of the €530,000 ($718,000) pie. Will it be a local Swede who takes out this year's title? The Local chats to the tournament organizer to find out more.

Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

“All the sponsors, players and organizers are getting ready, I’m really excited,” tournament spokesman Christian Ahlqvist told The Local over the phone, with the sound of tennis balls thwacking around in the background.

Held inside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall, the tournament has been played every year since 1969, attracting some of the biggest tennis names in Sweden and the world.

“All the big Swedish players have played in the Stockholm Open, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander. Former world number one Roger Federer won the title in 2010. We’ve had some really great players, its always been one of the tournaments to play in,” explained Ahlqvist.

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Headlining this year’s contingent is Spanish world number four David Ferrer who is tipped to take home the trophy.

“Ferrer is coming from Shanghai, he’s a great player and he’s always performed very well here,” said Ahlqvist.

But if you thought it was a one horse race, think again. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Polish giant Jerzy Janowicz (who is over two metres tall), both 22, are two young players looking to challenge Ferrer and show the tennis world that they belong at the top.

However the odds are against Sweden netting the championship. World number 444 Markus Eriksson is the only confirmed Swedish player so far, although more may find their way through in Friday’s final qualifications. But statistically, the odds aren’t historically in the Swedes’ favour, with the last winner, Thomas Johansson, in 2004.

A strong Swedish presence in the singles may be lacking, but the Swedish men are expected to do better in the doubles.

“Jonas Björkman is making a comeback in the doubles with one of the best doubles players in the world, Robert Lindstedt. So that will be interesting to see,” said Ahlqvist.

As for a tip for the winner, Ahlqvist likes world number 41 Jarkko Nieminen from Finland.

“Jarko is someone who’s been a bit on and off the court with injuries. He’s played here so many times before, he’s almost a Swede. Everyone would love to see him win one.”

Saturday marks the opening ceremony for the Open, which will be held on centre court and is free for everyone. The tournament begins on the same day, with the final scheduled for Sunday the 19th.

Josh Liew

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