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What’s On: 15-19 October

Enjoy the last of the Autumn light. Learn to dance, have a good laugh, listen to live music, see live performances and visit exhibitions. There are so many wonderful things to see and do in this great city.

 

Our suggestions for the next few days…

 

Laughing Stock

It’s time for Laughing Stock #2, Stockholm’s newest all English stand up comedy night at Teater Pero on Sveavägen. Laughing Stock is a new all English Stand Up comedy night at Teater Pero in Stockholm aimed at both Swedes and Expats who may not speak Swedish. There are a few clubs in Stockholm where international acts appear occasionally, but always alongside comedians performing in Swedish. This night will be all in English, reasonably priced and with a great stand up atmosphere.

When: Wednesday 15th October, 20:00 pm
Where: Teater Pero, Sveavägen 114, 113 50 Stockholm
Cost:  180 SEK

 

First Aid Kit

This amazing Swedish folk duo is formed of Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. They first came to public attention in 2008 when a video of them belting out Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song as teenagers became a YouTube phenomenon. Their status was cemented in 2012 when their country-tinged single Emmylou was voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 10 best singles of the year.

When: Wednesday 15th October, 20:00 pm
Where: Annexet, Globentorget 2, Stockholm
Cost: 465 SEK

 

Stockholm Film Festival – Tickets now on Sale

The Schedule is released and tickets are on sale. The 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival takes place on 5-16 November. During 12 days, Stockholm International Film Festival takes over the cinemas of Stockholm, screening 180 films from more than 50 countries. Beyond film screenings, we arrange film quizzes, parties, seminars, Face2Face, Work In Progress etcetera.

When: 5-16 November
Where: various Stockholm cinemas http://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en/biografer
Cost: Regular Ticket SEK75, Red Carpet Screening SEK130, Daytime Ticket SEK50 kr (Available Monday to Friday before 16.00), Evening viewing, Skandia and Park SEK100 kr

 

Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival will take place October 10 to 19 in 2014, over thirty different locations in Stockholm county. They do not sell festival tickets. Instead, purchase separate tickets for each concert you want to see.

When: 10-19 October 2014
Where: various venues around Stockholm
Cost: various, see concert details

 

Lost in Translation

An improv comedy show about finding yourself in Sweden. The show focuses on the experience of living in Sweden as a foreigner.  The actors portray Swedes, foreigners and our cultural differences in an entertaining way that the audience can identify with, laugh at and hopefully learn from. The audience drives the show with their suggestions.

When: Friday 17th October
Where: Boulevardteatern Götgatan 73, 116 62 Stockholm
Cost: Adult 200 SEK

 

Stockholm Blues – dancing

A brief introduction to blues dance; feeling, posture, basic steps, and finally some luck you can shine on the dance floor. We apply the partner rotation and gender-neutral teaching, i.e. you do not need to bring a partner, and you choose whether you want to lead or follow.

When: Friday 17th October, 20:00 pm
WhereSwedish Swing Society, Igeldammsgatan 22C, 11249 Stockholm, Sweden
Cost: 60 SEK

 

Salsa drop-in evening

For beginners or professionals. Lessons and social dancing all night. These courses require no registration, just show up! After the course, you are welcome to stay and social dance, the entrance to the dance club is included in the course fee.

When: Friday 17th October, from 19:00
Where:  Stockholm Salsa Dance, Adolf Fredrik Church Street 13, Haymarket, 111 37 Stockholm
Cost: 170 SEK including lesson

 

The Bald Prima Donna

Ionesco really hated the theater and had intended to write a scathing parody of the theater. The result was The bald prima donna, scandal when it was first set up in Paris in 1950, but success when a few years later, was put up at the small theater Theatre de la Huchette, where it has been playing ever since!  Do not miss when Sweden’s sharpest theater foxes encounter the man who hated the theater.

When:  Friday 17th October, Friday 24th October
Where: Boulevardteatern Götgatan 73, 116 62 Stockholm
Cost: 290 SEK

 

Christine Gaigg / 2nd Nature:  DESACRE!

Controversial performance – Choreographed Russian scandals of the past and present ! Vaslav Nijinsky and Pussy Riot in Le Sacre du Printemps! Performance length: 50 minutes.

When:  Thursday, October 16 pm. 19:00 ( Call Dance Museum about 20:30) and Friday, October 17 pm. 19:00 (Call St. Jacob’s Church about 20:00)
Where: St. Jacob’s Church West Tradgardsgatan 2
Cost: 200 SEK (normal) £ 150 (student)

 

Jack Dee

On the international humor festival STAND UP FOR STOCKHOLM makes the British standup veteran Jack Dee her first standup show ever in Sweden. In their home country the UK, he has been one of the largest comics since the 90’s and won numerous awards for his humor. – See more at: http://www.blixten.se/humor/jack-dee#sthash.DjgaIKuB.dpuf

When:  Friday 17th October, 21:45 pm
Where: Rival, Maria Square 3 , 118 91 Stockholm
Cost:  385 SEK

 

Dance Jam

Dance Jam-Hip Hop Night on Friday in collaboration with StreetStar! The evening begins with a workshop/introduction to Hip Hop and then dancing until 22. Free admission!
Recommended from 15 years upwards. Oct. 17 HIP HOP.  November 21 DANCEHALL.  December 12 voguing BALL

When: Friday 17th October  (and 21 Nov, 12 Dec) at. 18:00 to 22:00 (doors opened at. 17:30). Workshop at. 18:00 to 18:30.
Where: Dansmuseet, Drottninggatan 17, 111 51 Stockholm
Cost: Free entry all night!

 

The Stockholm Open: Tennis in the City

Since its inauguration in 1969, the Stockholm Open has been played every year, with men’s singles and doubles competing on indoor hard courts. Watch the likes of David Ferrer and Roger Federer battle it out in our own beautiful city… while munching on chocolate, of course.

When: Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th October. Check the schedule for individual matches.
Where: Kungliga Tennishallen, Lidingövägen 75,  115 41 Stockholm

 

Winter Show 2014

The Royal Garden of Sweden’s largest meeting place for those of us who love winter, adventure, gadgets and winter trips!

When:  Saturday 18th October – Sunday 19th October
Where: Kungsträdgården, Stockholm
Cost:  Free

 

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant’s first standup shows ever in Sweden. With great self-distance and a twinkle in his eye, he gives a new uncensored photo of his success and he also runs happily with oneself and one’s available, over two meters long, body.

When: Saturday 18th October, 23:00 pm
Where: Circus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45 STOCKHOLM
Cost: from 109 SEK

 

Workshop in Street Dance

Take the opportunity to try out four different dance styles with some of the best dancers.Dance classes are organized in cooperation with Street Star. Oct. 18 DANCEHALL with Jacqueline N Sahlin.  Oct. 25 voguing with Fredrik “Milan” Quiñones.
For adolescents and adults from 15 years. No experience required. Duration: about 60 minutes.

When: Saturdays 18th and 25th October at. 15:00
Where: Dansmuseet, Drottninggatan 17, 111 51 Stockholm
Cost:  100 SEK (50 SEK for youth up to 18 years), drop-in.

 

Fotografiska

Want to know more about Fotografiska’s current exhibitions? They offer open views of their current exhibitions. It requires no pre-booking but places are limited to 25 people / display.

When: all week , 18:00 pm
Where:  Fotografiska
Cost:  55 SEK / person. Members free

 

IF YOU WANT TO GET OUTDOORS…

 

Outdoor Excursions

Get our in the forests of Sweden and pick Mushrooms and Berries, or take a guided hike in the beautiful countryside. Contact Anders through the Facebook page to enquire about costs and availability.

Stockholm Ghost Walk

Haven’t had your fill of freaky yet? Here’s the highlight of the month: A ghost walk through Old Town. The Ghost Walk takes 90 minutes and is full of tales of murder, mystery, executions, assassinations, diseases… and of course ghosts. You will have the opportunity to see, touch, smell and taste history. Go on, we dare you…

When: nearly every day, 18:45 or later. Check schedule.
Where: tour starts from Järntorget in Gamla Stan
Cost: Adult 200 SEK, Child 100 SEK

PowerHoop Stockholm

An amazing fun workout. Aimed to improve your cardiovascular health, core stability, muscle tone and fat loss. First class FREE. Hoops provided. Bring water. Every Monday and Wednesday at 18:00 pm in Vasaparken.

Free Tour Stockholm

Enjoy one of four tours around the Stockholm area. Learn the history of the area. Times and locations are listed on the site. No tickets, no hassle. Just show up at the tour’s meeting spot in time for a tour.

Stockholm Outback

If you are searching for the perfect opportunity to see Swedish nature at its finest, this tour is perfect for you! Incredible Swedish wildlife, such as moose, wild boars and deer, can be seen in as little as 30 minutes from the capital’s center. Adults 600 SEK, Youth/Student 450 SEK.

 

MUSEUMS

Did you know that there are 85 museums in Stockholm?  A most of their websites have an English version. Here are a few to get you started…

1. Drottningholms Slott / Drottningholm Palace with Chinese Pavilion
2. Drottningholms Slottsteater / Court Theatre at Drottningholm
3. Edsvik Konsthall / Edsvik Konsthall – Art Gallery
4. Etnografiska Museet / Museum of Ethnography
5. Fjarilshuset Haga Ocean / Butterfly House Haga Ocean

Have a super weekend!

If you have any suggestions of upcoming events, exhibitions, workshops or festival please leave a comment below or contact us.

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