What's on in Sweden: March 26th - April 2nd
The Local · 26 Mar 2015, 10:51
Published: 26 Mar 2015 10:51 GMT+01:00
- Sweden's hottest music festivals for 2015 (12 Jun 15)
- Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage (17 Mar 15)
- The Local's top Swedish songs of the month (06 Mar 15)
Ever wondered what those classic American songs would sound like in Swedish? It's time to stop wondering. If you live in central Sweden and are looking for a relaxing musical evening, the show 'American Songbook in Swedish' is coming to Karlstad, Gävle and Göteborg over the weekend.
Popular Swedish singer-songwriters Mikael Wiehe, Ebba Forsberg and Plura Jonsson will bring you some real Americana treasures by artists such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen - but translated into Swedish. It is the start of a Sweden-wide tour that will end in Stockholm at the end of April. We'll do our best to keep you posted.
In the Swedish capital, dream pop duo Say Lou Lou - based in the trendy Södermalm area of Stockholm - are set to delight home crowds at Debaser Medis on Friday March 27th.
The Swedish-Australian twin sisters, Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, have released several singles that hit the charts in 2014. Their first album, ‘Lucid Dreaming’, was released in Scandinavia in February, heavily influenced by the sisters' mixed upbringing on the warm sunny beaches Down Under and the cold, dark winters in Scandinavia.
Stand-up comedy fans are set to get a little bit of the luck of the Irish this weekend, as funnyman Brian O'Grady performs at Maffia Comedy Club in Stockholm.
The Irish-expat-in-Sweden has lived in the Nordic country since 1995 and has had the Swedes clutching their tummies with laughter with his stand-up tours since 2009. And don't worry if you miss him on Saturday - this is part of Maffia Comedy's #superweekend, which means he'll hit the stage on Sunday as well.
Sweden is known for its cool, modern fashion, but did you know that vintage is also hugely popular in the Nordic country? A lot of vintage fairs and flea markets are taking place this weekend, so be sure to snap up your favourite outfit for spring in Malmö on Wednesday, where the Drottningtorget square 'loppmarknad' (flea market) opens for the season, or this one at the Djurgården island in Stockholm on Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile, it's time to start planning which music festivals you're going to visit this summer. Don't forget to check out The Local's list of Sweden's hottest festivals here.
For more tips on what to do this week, have a look at our interactive calendar below.