Only 8 more days until Christmas! Have you finished your Christmas shopping and looking for something more relaxing to do? Check out what’s on this weekend in Stockholm.
Anna Lundqvist Brass Magic
Unique, newly established, septet that moves between listed arr and free improvisation in an exciting mix. The tour is punctuated by cries of bravo and good critique. Now ending the year with a concert at Fasching, an evening of jazz, the brass and music fans! Must not be missed!
When: Wednesday 17 December, 20:00
Cost: 85 – 170 SEK
Four improgrupper have joined forces to create impro-humor at the highest level. Café String’s basement offers the comics on a impro-comedy-night.
When: Wednesday 17 December
Where: Cafe String
Cost: 50 SEK
Christmas lunch for the homeless
Anyone who wants to celebrate Christmas time while doing good has a chance this Thursday, when the Taste of Stockholm for the third year in a row are handing out ham sandwiches and bowl of porridge for the homeless in the Royal Garden. Each lunch allowance in collecting Christmas gifts and Christmas food to the City Mission’s shelters. Previous contributions are nearly half a million dollars to the city’s homeless. On site there are both popular artists and some of Sweden’s best chefs who cook porridge and ham.
When: Thursday 18 December, 11:00 to 14:00
Cost: 100 SEK for anyone who is not homeless
Movie quiz: replication, film music, film clips and other fun stuff. From Clint Eastwood to Kurosawa, from Jaws to Torment, from splatter to silent film… Questions are asked in the form of movie clips, audio clips, soundtrack, you answer. Free entry, and you can be a maximum of 4 persons / teams.
When: Thursday 18 December
Where: Strand, Bar Brooklyn
Famous faces at Clarion
Exhibit Kim Anderzon, Izabella Scorupco and Alexander Skarsgard. They are some of the celebrities immortalized on the picture in the exhibition “Inner Faces” displayed at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm in winter. Behind the camera is the photographer Ewa-Mari Johansson, who has trained as a documentary filmmaker in New York and appeared in magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Her photographs of Swedish personalities are on display in the hotel lobby on December 19 to January 19th
When: Friday 19 December to 19 January
Where: Clarion Hotel
Golden Best Julshow
Here is an early Christmas present! With some of Sweden’s fattest artists in the trunk offers the record company Golden Best in a crazy show. On Stage: Maskinen, Movits!, Ansiktet, Norlie & KKV, Far & Son, Lilla Sällskapet, Joy, Alaska, Zacke, Simon G, Dim Out, Annamelina, Kristin Amparo, MC Habit och Jocke Boberg.
When: Friday 19 December, 20:00
Cost: 245 SEK
Dance and Galej
A great night of swing dancing and celebrating with a hearty cracker! Live music with the captivating bandwagon SWING ORCHESTRA (www.facebook.com/bandwagonswing). Jack & Jill also greet again. Take the opportunity to register for the competition with a friend. If you do, success and lucky you get to dance along to the live band in the finals! After midnight it will be very BLUES and comfortable night hangout. The cafe serves homemade saffron buns and mulled wine!
When: Friday 19 December, 20:00-02:00
Where: Swedish Swing Society
Cost: 50 SEK (SSS Member), 100 SEK (other)
Adi Nes – Narratives
Adi Nes carefully staged works inspired by scenes from art history, the stories in the Bible and the complex political situation in Israel. As a young gay man weaves he also recorded his own experiences from his childhood and time in the Israeli army. Adi Nes create layer upon layer of history, religion, politics and sexuality.
When: until 8 March 2015
Cost: normal entry, 120 SEK
Stop. Play. Rewind.
Frederick Benke Rydan is back with a new dance performance at Dance House after the great success of “Swan Lake”. The “Stop. Play. Rewind. – The Monopoly Game” creates one of the nation’s most acclaimed choreographers a visually effective show with a mix of street dance and modern dance with specially written music by the likes of Johan Liljedahl, Kleerup, Mando Diao and Vendela Palmgren. – See more at: http://www.blixten.se/stopplayrewind#sthash.CXcqLNjA.dpuf
When: until 11 January 2015
Where: House of Dance (Main Stage)
Cost: 405 – 485 SEK
Did you know that there are 85 museums in Stockholm? Most of their websites have an English version. Here are a few to get you started…
1. Skansen / Open-Air Museum
2. Skoklosters Slott / Skokloster Castle
3. Spritmuseum / Museum of Spirits with Absolut Art Collection
4. Spårvägsmuseet / Stockholm Transport Museum
5. Stadsmuseet / City Museum
Have a super weekend!
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