What’s On in Sweden: November 19th – 25th

What’s on in Sweden: Brown and Friendly comedy in Stockholm, A Bullet For My Valentine in Gothenburg and Lady Gaga comes to Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: November 19th - 25th


The Stockholm Players ‘5 x 2’

Stockholm’s oldest English language theatre group presents ‘5 x 2’, a fusion of works on the theme of relationships

Price: 100 – 150 kronor

Location: Vilunda Gymnasium Teater

Date: 19th November, then 24th – 28th November

Time: see website

More information: The Stockholm Players

Teenage Fanclub (UK)

The Glaswegian indiepop heroes who define the genre come to Debaser

Price: 260 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 19th November

Time: 9pm

More information: Debaser

SUSO plays American

Stockholm’s Youth Symphony Orchestra play Thomson, Copland and Barber.

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Konsert Huset

Date: 21st November

Time: 3pm

More information: Konserthuset

Maz Jobrani (USA/IRAN)

Jobrani, one third of the comedy trio ‘Axis of Evil’ performs his solo show ‘Brown and Friendly’

Price: 395 kronor

Location: Chinateatern

Date: 21st November

Time: 8pm

More information: China Teatern

Miracle Fortress (CAN)

In the footseps of Brian Wilson with melodies that weave together like cotton wool.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 25th November

Time: 9.30pm

More information: Debaser


Bullet For My Valentine (US)

One of the world’s best metal bands. Lovely boys all of them.

Price: 355 kronor

Location: Liseberg

Date: 19th November

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Liseberg

Imogen Heap (UK)

Heap tours her highly acclaimed third album ‘Ellipse’

Price: 285 kronor

Location: Brewhouse

Date: 20th November

Time: 7pm

More information: Brewhouse

Teenage Fanclub (UK)

The Glaswegian indiepop heroes who define the genre play Trädgårn

Location: Trädgårn

Date: 21st November

Time: 7pm

More information: Woody West


Stand Up comedy in English

Price: 100 kronor

Location: The Dubliner

Date: 25th November

Time: 8pm

More information: Wisecrackers


Tullamore Lads (IRE)

Blåbåten invites you to an evening with the Tullamore Lads

Location: Blåbåten

Date: 19th November

Time: 8pm

More information: Blåbåten

Lady Gaga (US)

American singer who has potential to go on to bigger things

Price: 540 – 925 kronor

Location: Malmö Arena

Date: 19th November

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Malmö Arena

Crystal Castles (CAN)

Canadian duo serve up unfettered distorted discopop

Location: Babel

Date: 20th November

Time: 8pm

More information: Babel

Low (US)

Sadcore legends are back on Swedish soil. Dreamlike, melancholy and daringly slow tunes to get excited about

Price: 135 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 23rd November

Time: 9pm

More information: Debaser

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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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