What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st
The Local · 23 Oct 2014, 11:08
Published: 23 Oct 2014 11:08 GMT+02:00
A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week.
If you love live music but hate big crowds, the Sofar Sounds concept was designed for you. Every month the organisers set up small, secret gigs around Sweden's capital (and in 80 other cities around the world). You book your ticket in advance and only find out where you'll be heading on the day of the gig - usually a unique apartment or creative space.
This weekend the project is celebrating its first anniversary in Stockholm with a mini festival. Organiser Kattis Bjork has described the location as "one of the most extravagant lounge rooms in the city". Look out for similar gigs coming to other Swedish cities from January 2015.
A previous Sofar gig in Stockholm.
Back in the Swedish capital, comedy festival Stand Up for Stockholm
is continuing, with a host of international names on the bill including top US comedian Jim Breuer.
He told The Local:
"Everyone needs comedy and I feel honored I was asked. I will make sure I deliver,".
Asked about the funniest thing he'd heard about Sweden, he mentioned Stockholm's iconic Vasa ship that sank on its 17th century maiden voyage.
"The Vasa ship. With tragedy there is also some comedy".
Jim Breuer will be at Stockholm's Hotel Rival this weekend. Photo: Blixten
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