Life is a cabaret: entertainment across Sweden this weekend

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Life is a cabaret: entertainment across Sweden this weekend

From British cabaret in one of Stockholm’s best restaurants to opera from New York’s Met live in a cinema in Malmö, Jasmine Enberg has tips to keep you entertained this weekend.



Big Tex Threes

A concert with Clas Yngström, Jan Paltman, Bertil Pettersson, and Stefan “Stoffe” Sundlöf.

Minimum Age: 18

Location: Jazzclub Fasching, Kungsgatan 63.

Saturday, January 12th, 9pm

Phone: 08- 534 829 64

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

More information:


The Renaissance Ensemble from Kaliningrad performs dances from the Renaissance, music by Heinrich Isaac, as well as Russian music from the 1700s. Directed by Victoria Serebranskaja.

Price: 100 kronor (Tickets can be bought at the door)

Location: MusikValvet, Kåkbrinken 5.

Time: Sunday, January 13th, 6pm

Phone: 08- 21 95 05

More information: [email protected]


Medium Rare, A Variety Show

A British cabaret variety show featuring short films, comedy, readings, opera, magic, live music from this Saturday night at Pontus Fritiof’s restaurant. Whether stalwarts including Gunter the German Porn Star and the All Ladies Naked Bean Wrestling Championship of the World will be making an appearance remains to be seen.

Price: 895 kronor (includes the show and dinner)

Location: Pontus by the sea, Tullhus 2 Skeppsbron.

Time: Saturday, January 12th, 7pm. Until February 2nd.

Phone: 08- 20 20 95

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70

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Bounce Street Dance Company: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

An unconventional version of the well-known story performed through dance.

Price: 330 kronor

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 12-14.

Time: Friday, January 11th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 508 990 90

Tickets: [email protected]


The Dance Museum

In this exhibition everything from Indian demons and African masks to extravagant Russian costumes are on display.

Location: The Dance Museum (Dansmuseet), Gustav Adolfs torg 22-24.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 12pm-4pm

Phone: 08- 441 76 50

More information: (Swedish).


Exhibition of the works of Eva Hedberg and Ulrika Mårtensson.

Location: Kaolin, Hornsgatan 50.

Time: Saturday, January 12th, 11am-6pm

Phone: 08- 644 46 00

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Ingmar Bergman Plays Chess with Death

Ove Wallin displays his photographs from Bergman’s television version of Ulla Isaksson’s novel “De två saliga.” The exhibition also includes images of Ingmar Bergman himself, Harriet Andersson and Per Myrberg.

Location: Library Solna Center, Solna Centrum.

Times: Saturday, January 12th from 1pm

…and continuing to February 3rd.

Phone: 08- 734 22 00


Irina Palm

Maggie’s grandson Olly needs an operation but the family lacks the resources to pay for it. Maggie does all she can to help, and when she responds to an ad for a hostess, she finds an opportunity to earn the needed money quickly. A British film directed by Sam Garbarski and starring Marianne Faithfull.

Location: Biografen Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37.

Times: Two showings daily

Phone: 08- 23 20 20

More information: (Swedish).

The Walker

A sophisticated drama/thriller that takes place in Washington, DC. Woody Harrison plays Carter, a “walker”, who escorts lonely women and makes sure that they are, ahem, entertained.

Location: Biografen Sture, Birger jarlsgatan 41.

Times: Three Showings Daily

Phone: 08- 678 85 48

More information: (Swedish).

Mala Noche

A film based on the autobiography of Walt Curtis who falls in love with a young Mexican man but the feelings are unrequited. Gus Van Sant’s first feature film.

Location: Biografen Sture, Birger jarlsgatan 41.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 12pm

Phone: 08- 678 85 48

More information: (Swedish).


Ice racing World Championship

Experience the excitement of one of the most spectacular motor sports in the ice racing semifinal this Friday and Saturday night. Sweden will be competing against drivers and riders from Finland, Russia, Norway, and the Czech republic among others.

Price: 155 kronor (under-16’s with supervision free)

Location: Östermalm’s Sport Ground, Fiskartorpsvägen 2.

Time: Friday, January 11th, 7pm

Saturday, January 12th, 7pm

Phone: 08- 508 283 51

Tickets: 077- 170 70 70



Carl Linnaeus

A small exhibition about perhaps the world’s best-known Swede. Linnaeus was a pioneer in geology and biological classifications among other things.

Price: 80 kronor (under-20’s free).

Location: Naturhistoriska Museet

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am-5pm

Butterfly Weeks

In January come see more different types of butterflies than usual at Universeum. You can also find out the answers to questions such as how butterflies fly, and how they eat.

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm

Phone: 031- 335 64 50

Tore Ahnoff

Tore Ahnoff has his drawings and paintings on display at Galleri Konstepidemin.

Location: Konstepidemins vägen 6.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6pm

…and continuing until January 27th

Phone: 031- 828 558

Concerts and clubs:

Cabaret Cartwright

Cabaret Cartwright is performing again with After Shave and Anders Eriksson.

Location: Kajskjul 8, Packhuskajen.

Times: Friday/Saturday 7pm

Phone: 031- 10 75 50

The Marriage of Figaro

For the first time in many years, the Marriage of Figaro will be performed again at Göteborg’s Opera.

Location: GöteborgsOperan, Christina Nilssons gata

Time: Friday, January 11th.

Phone: 031- 10 80 00

More information: The Marriage of Figaro (Swedish).


The largest music competition for up-and-coming bands. In this international pop band competition, the audience is able to vote for its favorites.

Price: 100 kronor

Minimum Age: 18 Thursday-Saturday; Sunday no age limit

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13.

Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6pm-1am

Phone: 031- 12 15 83



Go with the family or a group of friends to PULS and compete against them in handball, motorcross, and much more.

Location: Universeum, Södra vägen 50.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm

Phone: 031- 335 64 50



Camilla Pyk

Galleri Rönnquist & Rönnquist now have a new exhibition of Camilla Pyk’s work on display.

Location: Galleri Rönnquist & Rönnquist, Isak Slakteregatan 3.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 12pm-3pm

…and continuing.

Phone: 0707-60 80 90

Maj Lindström

An exhibition about Malmö Stadsteater’s biggest and most loved musical star. You can see photographs, posters, programs, and clothes from Maj’s 54 performances at Malmö Stadsteater.

Location: Teatermuseet, Kalendegatan 5C.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1pm-4pm

…and continuing until January 27th

Phone: 040- 12 48 83

Houses of Memory

An exhibition by both Swedish and South African artists that ‘attempts to understand the present and the future.’ It has now come to Sweden after previously being shown in South Africa.

Price: 40 kronor (adult), 10 kronor (children 7-15 years)

Location: Slottsholmen, Malmö Museer, Malmöhusvägen

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-4pm

…and continuing to March 2nd.

Phone: 040- 34 44 37

Concerts and Clubs:

Dance at Mattsson’s

Dance to a live orchestra every Friday in January. This weekend EGON will be performing.

Location: Mattsson’s Musikpub, Göran Olsgatan 1.

Time: Friday, January 11th, 8pm-2am

Phone: 040- 23 27 56


Digital Opera- Macbeth

Opera as you have never experienced it before- performed live from New York in High Definition on a motion-picture screen! The satellite transmission from New York will begin an hour prior to the opera so that the audience can watch as people arrive at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. This weekend’s performance will be Macbeth directed by Adrian Noble with Zeljko Lucic and Andrea Gruber in the leading roles.

If you can’t make it this weekend..

Sat, February 16th: MANON LESCAUT

Sat, March 15th: PETER GRIMES

Sat, March 22nd: TRISTAN und ISOLDE

Sat, April 5th: LA BOHÈME

Sat, April 26th: LA FILLE du RÉGIMENT

Price: 290 kronor

Location: Biograf Spegeln, Stortorget 29.

Time: Saturday, January 12th, 7pm

Phone: 040- 12 59 78

Tickets: 040- 10 30 20

Little Shop of Horrors

Laugh until you cry at this musical comedy you just can’t miss! Starring Thomas Petersson, Jessica Andersson, Sven Melander, and Mikael Tornvig.

Price: Theater 395 kronor

“Kombibiljett” including Theater and Buffet 580 kronor

Location: Slagthuset, Jörgen Kocksgatan 7 A .

Times: Friday, January 11th, 7.30pm PREMIER!

Saturday, January 12th, 4pm and 7.30pm

Tickets: 040- 711 11


60 Years of Svenska Lundby Doll’s Houses

Take a peek inside ten exclusive doll’s house with furnishings and dolls dating back to the 1940s. Svenska Lundby was the first company in the world to mass-produce electrical doll’s houses.

Location: Fredriksbergsgatan 16.

Times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am-6pm

Phone: 040- 661 07 00

More information: Museet Leksaksland.


Trotter Races

This Saturday it is time again for the V75 horse races at Jägersro. Winners can receive up to 40 million kronor. The first race begins at 1.05pm.

Price: 60 kronor (under-18’s free)

Location: Jägersro Trav och Galopp, Jägersro.

Time: Saturday, January 12th, 1.05pm

Phone: 040- 671 82 00

More information:

Let’s Go

Let’s Go amusement park is always full of activities. Why not take the family bowling or for a few rounds of “adventure” golf this weekend? Or pick three out of the five activities offered and battle in a 2 hour triathlon competition!

Location: Let’s Go, Krossverksgatan 3.

Times: Friday, January 11th, 4pm-1am

Saturday, January 12th, 11am-1am

Sunday, January 13th, 11am-6pm

Phone: 040- 440 000

More information: Let’s Go Swedish.

Ice Skating in Folkets Park

Skate outdoors all winter this year at Malmö Folkets Park. Ice skates (sizes 27-45) are available to rent 4pm-7pm on the weekdays and 10am-5pm on weekends. Rental is 30 kronor/half hour.

For group skate rental at other times, contact Föreningen Ponnygården Arken at 0705- 17 65 05.

Location: Folkets Park, Amiralsgatan 35.

Times: November 24th to March 2nd 10am-7pm


Winter Sauna at Fyrishov

Warm up in Fyrishov’s large, wood-fuelled sauna, then give the body a refreshing shock in the adjacent ice pool. A 25C warm pool is available for the faint-hearted.

Location: Idrottsgatan 2, Uppsala

Open until the end of February.

More information:

Jasmine Enberg


Meet the Spanish rapper bringing flamenco and bossa nova into hip-hop

Spanish rapper C. Tangana was taking a big risk when he started mixing old-fashioned influences like flamenco and bossa nova into his hip-hop -- but it's this eclectic sound that has turned him into a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic.

Meet the Spanish rapper bringing flamenco and bossa nova into hip-hop
Spanish rapper Anton Alvarez known as 'C. Tangana' poses in Madrid on April 29, 2021. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

The 30-year-old has emerged as one of the world’s biggest Spanish-language stars since his third album “El Madrileno” — the Madrilenian — came out in February. That ranks him alongside his superstar ex-girlfriend Rosalia, the Grammy-winning Catalan singer with whom he has co-written several hits.

C. Tangana, whose real name is Anton Alvarez Alfaro, has come a long way since a decade ago when he became known as a voice of disillusioned Spanish youth in the wake of the financial crisis.These days his rap is infused with everything from reggaeton and rumba to deeply traditional styles from Spain and Latin America, with a voice often digitised by autotune.

“It’s incredible that just when my music is at its most popular is exactly when I’m doing something a bit more complex, more experimental and less
trendy,” he told AFP in an interview.

And he is unashamed to be appealing to a wider audience than previously: his dream is now to make music “that a young person can enjoy in a club or someone older can enjoy at home while cooking”.

‘People are tired’

The rapper, who sports a severe semi-shaved haircut and a pencil moustache, has worked with Spanish flamenco greats including Nino De Elche, Antonio Carmona, Kiko Veneno, La Hungara and the Gipsy Kings.

In April he brought some of them together for a performance on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk Concert” series, which has already drawn nearly six million
views on YouTube.

Shifting away from trap, one of rap’s most popular sub-genres, and venturing into a more traditional repertoire was a dangerous move — especially for someone with a young fanbase to whom rumba, bossa nova and bolero sound old-fashioned.

“I think people are tired. They’ve had enough of the predominant aesthetic values that have previously defined pop and urban music,” he said.

Parts of his latest album were recorded in Latin America with Cuban guitarist Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Uruguayan
singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, Mexican folk artist Ed Maverick and Brazil’s Toquinho, one of the bossa nova greats.

“What struck me most everywhere I went was the sense of tradition and the way people experienced the most popular music, and I don’t mean pop,” he said.

A new direction

C. Tangana started out in 2006 rapping under the name Crema. When the global economic crisis swept Spain a few years later, hard-hitting trap was
the perfect way to voice the angst of his generation. But after more than a decade of rapping, things changed.

“When I was heading for my 30s, I hit this crisis, I was a bit fed up with what I was doing… and decided to give voice to all these influences that I
never dared express as a rapper,” he said.

The shift began in 2018 with “Un veneno” (“A poison”) which came out a year after his big hit “Mala mujer” (“Bad woman”).

And there was a return to the sounds of his childhood when he used to listen to Spanish folk songs at home, raised by a mother who worked in
education and a journalist father who liked to play the guitar. The Latin American influences came later.

“It started when I was a teenager with reggaeton and with bachata which were played in the first clubs I went to, which were mostly Latin,” he said.

Studying philosophy at the time, he wrote his first raps between stints working in call centres or fast-food restaurants.

As to what comes next, he doesn’t know. But one thing he hopes to do is collaborate with Natalia Lafourcade, a Mexican singer who dabbles in folk, rock and pop — another jack of all musical trades.