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What's on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th

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What's on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th
US talkshow host Bill Maher. Photo: Janet Van Ham/Ap
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US talkshow host Bill Maher is heading to Sweden for his first Europe tour, a star photographer will chat to visitors at one of Stockholm's trendiest museums and there's a half-marathon kicking off in Gothenburg - as usual, Sweden has something to offer everyone.

American comedian Bill Maher will be performing at Göta Lejon in Stockholm on Tuesday as part of his European tour. The comedian and host of late-night show 'Real time with Bill Maher' is famous for his opinionated and politically incorrect comedy. In an interview with The Local he said: "my whole act is to talk shit about America". Don't say we didn't warn you.

Last year the artist Nick Brandt received praise for his photographs of East-African animals. Now he's back with the final part of his trilogy in an exhibition at the museum of photography (Fotografiska muséet) in Stockholm. On Saturday, May 23rd, you can come and listen when he shares the stories behind his pictures.


Fotografiska muséet in Stockholm. Photo: Fotografiska

If you're hungry in the southern part of Sweden this week, be sure to stop by the Food Festival (Skånes Matfestival) in Kivik and Brösarp. On May 22nd and 23rd the small town of Brösarp becomes a mecca of food, where you can taste the local produce, brew your own beer and stuff your own sausage.


People enjoying the culinary feast on last years festval. Photo: Sexton:nio 

Watch when 64,000 runners take over the streets of Gothenburg on Saturday. The popular half-marathon Göteborgsvarvet is organized by the Gothenburg Athletic Association and they say that around 200,000 people show up to watch the race each year. The course is 21 km from start to finish and offers great views of the city's ship-yards.

On May 29th TEDxStockholm also has their next event, the TEDxWomen Momentum conference. Get details here

For more tips on what to do in Sweden this week, check out the interactive calendar below. Oh, and don't forget to watch Eurovision.

 
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