What’s On in Sweden: May 28th – June 3rd

What’s on in Sweden: Irish theatre in Stockholm, monster trucks in Gothenburg and Chris Isaak croons in Malmö.


A Wake In The West

The Spuds and Sill Amateur Drama Society presents the Irish comedy ‘A Wake In The West’. In association with the Swedish Irish Society and the Irish Embassy.

Price: 100/110 kronor

Location: Folkkulturcentrum

Date: 28th and 29th May

Time: Doors 7pm

More information: Swedish Irish Society

Woven Hand

Folk hymns and Indierockcountry, fronted by enigmatic frontman David Eugene Edwards

Price: 235 kronor

Location: Berns

Date: 28th May

Time: 8pm

More information: Berns

Asian, Cute and Innocent?

Club night run by Chaos Models challenges Oriental stereotypes.

Price: 60 kronor

Location: H62 Mariatorget

Date: 28th May

Time: 10pm

More information: Club CXL

Choc Quib Town

Nominated for the 2009 Latin Grammies Choc Quib Town are Colombia’s hottest hip hop act.

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Kägelbanan

Date: 29th May

Time: 8pm

More information: Södrateatern

Up In The Air

American artist Tom Freidman’s solo exhibition at Magasin 3

Location: Magasin 3

Date: until June 6th

More information: Magasin 3


Karneval 2010

Hammarkullekarnevalen fills the streets with music, dance and life from the world over

Location: Hammarkulle

Date: 28th – 30th May

More information: Karneval

Kids’ Flying Weekend

Gothenburg’s Aeroseum pulls the chocks away for flying kids

Price: 100 kronor / 50 kronor. Family price 250 kronor

Location: Aeroseum

Date: 29th and 30th May

More information: Aeroseum

Monster Jam

Not jam made from monsters, but big trucks driven by big men.

Price: 95-375 kronor

Location: Ullevi

Date: 29th May

Time: 2pm

More information: Monster Jam


Klubb Living

Finest in Dancehall, Reggae, UK Funky, Hip Hop and Afrobass

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Babel

Date: 28th May

Time: 11pm

More information: Babel

Ward 21

Gully Creepin continues to stage the hottest Jamaican acts. This week Ward 21 from Kingston.

Price: 120 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 29th May

Time: 11pm

More information: Inkonst

Lou Clayton

A piano jazz brunch with Lou Clayton

Location: Southern Kitchen Café

Date: 30th May

Time: 11.30am

More information: Southern Kitchen Café

Chris Isaak

Treacle voiced singer of ‘Wicked Game’ plays Kulturbolaget

Price: 475 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 3rd June

Time: 8pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

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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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