29 May 2024
What’s On and Where to go in Stockholm: February
What's on: Stockholm

What’s On and Where to go in Stockholm: February

February might feel dark, but we at Your Living City bring you the top events to brighten it up! There’s a special exhibition focusing on light, the chance to see top figure-skaters perform, Art week and so much more. Feel the love this Valentine’s month.

Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy

Art on Ice

Art on Ice is much more than a figure skating event. It is a colourful choreography between outstanding athletes and international music stars. Art on Ice 2013 presents superstar Leona Lewis and a never before seen spectacular journey back to a fabled time. Accompanying her on the journey will be 2Cellos’ Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, Swiss soul star Seven and the legendary Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz. The stars on the ice are the high achievers of figure skating: Stéphane Lambiel, the entertainer, Olympic gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa, Florent Amodio, four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy (pictured) as well as Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov.
When: Tuesday February 12th at 19:30.

Where: Ericsson Globen, Globentorget, 12127 Stockholm

Cost: 460-825 SEK. Book here

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F1-6 Fotografiska dance party, F-4

Once a month, Fotografiska photography museum turns into two dance floors holding up to 1200 people for a night of light and sound.  This month’s line-up features names such as house music DJs Kerri Chandler (US) and DIXON (DE).  Get a ticket, wear your dancing shoes.

When:  Saturday February 2nd.  22.00 – 03.00

Where: Fotografiska, Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm.  T-bana – Slussen

Cost: Adults – 300 SEK tickets

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Fargfäbriken ‘Stockholm On The Move’ exhibition

Stockholm region’s urban development and growth is charted and explored in exhibits and discussions featuring infrastructure plans and evaluation of emerging implementations and changing generations.  Catch it before it ends in March.
When: Until March 24th, Thursday-Sunday –  11.00-16.00

Where: Fargfäbriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1, SE 117 43 Liljeholmen, T-bana Liljeholmen

Cost: Adults – 40 SEK, Students/Seniors – 30 SEK, Children/Under 18 – free.

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Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

The world’s largest showcase of Scandinavian furniture and lighting design under one roof.  Come and be inspired by contemporary, minimal, clean lines and local firms.  The fair will also feature a stand from Konstfack art school with work of students from Interior Architecture, Furniture and Textile Design.  The fair is part of Stockholm Design Week.
When: Saturday February 9th.  10.00 – 17.00

Where: Exhibition Road 1, Älvsjö

Cost: Adults – 140 SEK, Children 7-14 – 20 SEK, 0-6 years – free.  Students – 60 SEK with I.D.

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The Flying Dutchmen at Folkoperan

Wagner’s opera by three pianists and one electronic musician.
When: February 6th until March 24th.  See website for times.

Where: Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72, 118 21, Stockholm.

Cost: Adults – 260-450 SEK range, some discounts or last minute price possible an hour before show at box office if available.

artipelag

Enlightened show and Stockholm Skateboarding Festival at Artipelag Museum

The current Enlightened show at Artipelag is our pick of the month.

Little-known and quite new the scene, Artipelag museum is nestled on an edge of the archipelago and highlights modern art in a super contemporary environment. Entrepreneur Björn Jakobson approached architect Johan Nyren with a vision that is inspired by nature and settled on 49 acres of land.  Art, culture, design and fine dining are all enclosed in the clean, black tarred halls amongst the pine trees with floor to ceiling glass windows giving elevated vistas across the rockface and water’s edge.  The current show Enlightened, with stand out pieces from international artists such as Tracy Emin, Dan Flavin and Mona Hatoum, is the perfect tonic for a winter’s day.  In a similar vein to London’s leading Hayward Gallery featuring a Light show right now; electric light is the centre piece for a neon and fluorescent show.  Snow scenes outside divided by white walls inside are the perfect neutral backdrop for these colourful  uplifting or contemplative works and this UV injection, flooded with light, certainly brightens up a dark February.  Even the paper programme glows in the dark, adding another splash of fun to this bright exhibition with light peeping from holes, guarded by mesh or glaring from orbs.

Bring the family, bring a date or come alone and make use of the surrounding outdoor walking trails or highly recommended lunch buffet in the cafe.  Evening guests could also gaze out at the stars from upstairs BAGGEN restaurant or roof terrace.  Families are well catered for with large open spaces, free entry for children and a current Stockholm Skateboard Festival for older kids to burn off energy on the indoor ramps and jumps.  Come and see the light!

WhenUntil February 17th.  

WhereArtipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg.  Take Artipelag bus direct from central Vasagatan for 50 SEK or catch SL bus 474 from Sussen to Värmdö Marknad and then change to the complimentary Artipelag shuttle bus for the last 5 minutes.  Car parking and boat info at their homepage.

CostEnlightened – Adults – 200 SEK, Youths 19-24 – 100 SEK, Children – free

Cost:Skateboard Festival park – 70 SEK, 50 SEK with helmet.

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Stockholm Guerilla Design Week, featuring Face-o-Mat portrait booth

Activities such as Erik’s Design Bus and a Secret Supper Club feature in this whimsical alternative week alongside photo-booth passport style shots hand drawn and produced in under 5 minutes at the touring Face-o-mat booth by Illustrator Tobias Gutmann.  Collect a unique souvenir portrait, show your happy face and encourage local talent!  Tobias is operating as part of Guerilla Design Week.   Catch photography by Christopher Hunt at Häktet’s wine bar on Hornsgatan,  join the secret dinner (by RSVP) on February 10th at 17.30 or dine for lunch in the private home of chef Roger Barrud and enjoy 3 courses with new people from 11.30 ’til 13.00 for 100 SEK (by RSVP, seating limited, state any dietary requirement in your mail).  RSVP [email protected] by February 4th for both events.
When: February 4th to 10th.

Where:  Various locations

Cost: Face-o-mat booth 50 SEK.

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Spring Salon art sale

Runs throughout the month of February with sale taking place at 14.30 everyday.  See catalogue for full details.  This annual event, since 1921, at Liljevalchs is a chance to purchase up and coming or established pieces selected by a jury of gallery owners.

When: throughout February, 14.30 sale each day

Where: Djurgårdsvägen 60, Stockholm

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Stockholm Art Week

Nordic MARKET and Supermarket are examples of fairs during the art week.  Kulturhuset and Moderna Museet shall also be hosting events.

When: February 11th – 17th.

Where: Various locations

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Mando Diao concert

Swedish alt-rock band Mando Diao, now well known on the festival circuit, taking inspiration for their last album from Swedish poems by Fröding, perform 2 nights by Medborgarplatsen.

When: February 7th and February 17th

Where: Göta Lejon, Götgatan 55, 116 21. T-bana – Medborgarplatsen 

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Article: Emma Ladlow

Photos reproduced with kind permission from Art on Ice Production AG and Artipelag

 

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