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

What’s on in Sweden: Ship shape tour in Stockholm, Cameroonian Jazz in Gothenburg and a spin on Cinderella in Malmö. Plus English comedy in Linköping.

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


Chesty Morgan’s Orchestra

Night Cabaret leads us through Parisian Boulevards, Romanian backstreets, Buenos Aires and 50’s Italy.

Price: 240/210 kronor

Location: Boulevard Teater

Date: 19th March (see website for further dates)

Time: 9pm

More information: Boulevard Teater

Obscura Day goes Vasa!

Obscura Day gives a rare up-close look at the legendary Vasa, the pride of the 17th century Swedish Navy, sunk on her maiden voyage.

Price: 110 kronor

Location: The Vasa Museum

Date: 20th March

Time: 10.30am

More information: Obscura Day, Sweden


Kim Ann Foxman (Of Hercules & Love Affair) headlines at your new favourite club

Location: SNAP!

Date: 20th March

Time: 10pm

More information: SNAP!

Dem Bow

R’n’B, Hip Hop, Dance Hall, Reggaeton and Latin… Blessed relief from the Melodifestivalen! This Saturday with guest spot from New York MC Da Griot

Price: 100 kronor

Location: K2

Date: 20th March

Time: 10pm

More information: Dem Bow

Miss Landmine – Cambodia 2009

Photo exhibition of women who have survived landmine explosions. Does everyone have a right to be beautiful?

Price: 50 kronor

Location: Army Museum

Date: Until May 9th

More information: Army Museum


Balkan Beat Party

It’s impossible not to dance to Balkan music

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Musikens Hus

Date: 19th March

Time: 9pm

More information: Musikens Hus

And There Was Light

Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Rafael. The masters of the Renaissance, seen in a new light.

Price:100-225 kronor

Location: Eriksbergshallen

Date: from 20th March

More information: And There Was Light

7 Sins

Rock, Punk, Psychobilly and Rockabilly. Onstage: Alex Face, Million Daggers and Don Darlings

Price: Free

Location: Storan

Date: 24th March

Time: 9pm

More information: 7 Sins

Richard Bona

Cameroonian bass prodigy, Richard Bona entertains on Nefertiti’s relaxed and intimate stage.

Price: 320 kronor

Location: Nefertiti

Date: 25th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Nefertiti


The Quireboys

Still going strong after 20 years

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 19th March

Time: 8pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

All Tomorrow’s House Parties

An evening of Deep House with Scott Ferguson (US)

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 19th March

Time: 11pm

More information: Inkonst

O’Malley’s Alley

Every Monday O’Malley’s Alley bring a taste of authentic Ireland to Fagan’s

Price: Free

Location: Fagan’s

Date:22nd March

Time: 6.30pm

More information: Fagan’s


New York performance artist Ann Liv Young performs her interpretation of the classic fairytale which includes lessons in masturbation, confrontation with mothers and talks down from suicide. Not for kids.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 24th March

Time: 7pm

More information: Inkonst


Al Pitcher

Award winning Kiwi comedian extraordinaire Al Pitcher hits Linköping.

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Sagateatern

Date: 19th March

Time: 7.30pm

More information: På Gång Linköping

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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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