What’s On in Sweden: March 12th – 18th

What’s on in Sweden: Fly Fishing in Stockholm, Josh Rouse (pictured) in Gothenburg and the scouts hold a jumble sale in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: March 12th - 18th


The Wilderness Fair and Fly Fishing Fair

A chance to get close to nature without leaving the capital plus Europe’s largest fly fishing fair promises a great cast for anyone hooked on the gentleman’s sport.

Location: Stockholm International Fairs

Date: 11th – 14th March

Time: See website

More information: Wilderness Fair

Fly Fishing Fair

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: 13th March. See website for further dates

Time: 7pm

More information: Improvisation and Co

Another Day At The Office

Photo exhibition by Björn Terring captures strange everyday events from South Africa and The Americas

Location: Marie Laveau

Date: until 27th March

More information: Marie Laveau


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

Price: 360 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 14th March

Time: 7pm

More information: Debaser

Berns International Comedy Club

B.I.C.C. – English language stand up comedy at one of Stockholm’s most attractive venues.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Berns Salonger

Date: 17th March

Time: 9pm

More information: Berns


Synchronized Skating

It’s the Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup, to be precise.

Location: Frölundaborgs Isstadion

Date: 11th – 13th March

More information: JWCC

Judy Lewis Trio

Influenced by music from the Middle East, Jazz Fusion and Prog Rock: A New York Trio with their own unique sound.

Price: 180 kronor


Date: 12th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Nefertiti

Josh Rouse

The brilliant US singer songwriter’s much awaited return to Gothenburg.

Price: 265 kronor

Location: Stickey Fingers

Date: 13th March

Time: 8pm

More information: Sticky Fingers

The Quireboys

Still going strong after 20 years, the Quireboys give you more than ‘a bit of what you fancy’.

Price: 180 kronor

Location: Sticky Fingers

Date: 17th March

Time: 8pm

More information: Sticky Fingers


The Antlers

Brooklyn trio play their skyscraping blend of ambient and anthemic.

Price: 90 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 12th March

Time: 10pm

More information: Debaser

Scouts’ Jumble Sale

Dib Dib Dib. Malmö’s seven Scout troops take the weekend off tying knots and helping old ladies across the road in order to hold a huge jumble sale. Special offer on Ging Gang Goolies.

Price: 20 kronor

Location: Malmömässan

Date: 13th and 14th March

Time: 10am to 2pm

More information: Scout Loppis

The Rumble

Inkonst present Tim Green (UK) and DJ Madskillz (NL), two of the hottest names on the house circuit

Price: 120 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 13th March

Time: 11pm

More information: Inkonst

Café Montag

Open stage for creative performance. Among others, this Monday sees DJ Paul Hilario (US) and The Poet Bastards (NZ)

Price: Free

Location: Bistro Kong

Date: 15th March

Time: 7pm

More information: Café Montag

Do you know of any upcoming events our readers might like to attend? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.


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.

IN PICTURES: See Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg’s career in pictures

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

Follow Josh on Twitter here