It may be raining outside, but there is plenty to keep you busy inside. You could see an exhibition, visit one of Stockholm’s 85 museums, go to a live music gig… and so much more. Or brave the weather and go out and see the autumnal colour change of the trees.
This week we suggest…
James Blunt live
As part of his Moon Landing tour James makes a welcome stop at Globe Arenas.
When: Wednesday 8th October, 20:00
Where: Ericsson Globe, Globentorget 2, Stockholm
Who: Age limit 13 years and up
Cost: 425-470 SEK
Life Drawing with a Model in Motion
Catch the dancer’s expressions in the form, balance and movement. Sometimes in longer but usually shorter poses. A fun challenge for both novice and experienced life drawing artist.
Where: Dansmuseet, Drottninggatan 17, 111 51 Stockholm
When: Wednesdays 8, 15, 22, 29 October and 5, 12, 19, 26 November at. 17:30 to 19:15
Cost: 100 SEK, drop-in.
Thursday 9th October: Owen Steel/David Simard
Friday 10th October: After Work drinks at Fotografiska – DJ Marion Abera
Saturday 11th October: Sister Fay
Where: Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm
When: 9th-11th October (see above)
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.
Where: various venues around Stockholm
When: 10-19 October 2014
Cost: various, see concert details
The 4th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival
The fourth incarnation of the Stockholm Burlesque Festival will be more extravagant than ever! A fun-filled weekend packed with tease, humor, politics and glamour in this “Venice of the North” and the two historical and beautiful venues Södra Teatern and Nalen. Performers from not less than 13 countries over three continents and in all different styles, gender, sizes and in a mix of classic and neo burlesque, queerlesque, boylesque, circus, drag, music, dance and cabaret.
Where: Södra Teatern and Nalen
When: Friday 10th October (Södra) and Saturday 11th October (Nalen)
Who: Adults only
Cost: 250 SEK to 325 SEK
24MX International Supercross & Freestyle MX
For the first time in Europe Supercross elite compete indoors on a full-blown supercross track. American course designer fills Tele2 Arena with 6,000 tons of sand, soil and clay to build a manmade supercross track with giant double and triple jumps that are up to 30 meters long.
Where: Tele2 Arena, Globentorget 2, Stockholm
When: Saturday 11th October, 17:00
Cost: 355-995 SEK
Guy: exhibition by Erik Lundback
In a forthcoming exhibition by photographer Erik Lundback shows appears the man’s body up in a new way. With his photo projects Guy wants to show that a naked man’s body can be just as sensual, soft and beautiful as a woman.
Where: (8-10 Oct) Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3; (12-24 Oct) Gallery Dragon, Österlånggatan 25
When: 8-24 October
Cost: free ?
Dance from the Street – from Uprock to Dubstep
Tobias Barenthin Lindblad tells of street dance’s origin, development and spread across the world. The audience will be guided by music and dance through history, from the 1960s until today.
Where: Dansmuseet, Drottninggatan 17, 111 51 Stockholm
When: 11 October, 13:00 pm
Cost: Adult 100 SEK (50 SEK up to 18 years), drop-in.
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
Skateboard 1978-2014 exhibition
In Sergelstorg: Skateboard 1978-2014 are documented and made available four decades of skateboard culture in Stockholm for a wide audience. At the same time raised issues related to the broader debate on cities, public access and identity.
Where: Kulturhuset, Skeppsholmen, Celsing Gallery, 4th Floor, Stockholm
When: 3-12 October 2014
Who: Everyone Cost: FREE
At Cosmonova you can enjoy a great, immersive and stunning experience. You can feel what it is like to be on the scene, in the midst of an adventure. The Cosmonova theater is unique, as is its technology. They show 3D films on a part of the dome, that draw you deeper into the adventure, deeper than perhaps you would prefer.
Currently showing: Galapagos 3D; Astronomy x2; South Pacific; Titans; Sea Rex 3D; Hidden Universe; Born to be Wild
Where: Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm
When: Tues-Sun, check website for times
Who: children from 5 years of age, unless other age limit is mentioned.
Cost: Adults 100 SEK, Child 50 SEK
IF YOU WANT TO GET OUTDOORS…
Stockholm Ghost Walk
Haven’t had your fill of freaky yet? Here’s the highlight of the month: A ghostwalk 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: almost daily, from 18:15 (check Schedule) http://www.stockholmghostwalk.com/en/schedule
Where: Tours start from Järntorget in Gamla Stan.
Cost: Adult 200 SEK (16 years +), Child 100 SEK (7-15 years)
Skansen Open Air Museum
Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. Check out the calendar of events for workshops, animal feeding times and rides.
When: everyday, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: It’s situated on the island of Djurgården in the middle of Stockholm.
Cost: Adults 100 SEK, Group 80 SEK, Child 6-15 years 60 SEK
Outdoor Sculptures in Stockholm
Wander around the beautiful island of Skeppsholmen and check out the incredible collection of sculptures.
Where: Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
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
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. Artipelag Konsthall
2. Biologiska Museet / The Biological Museum
3. Bonniers Konsthall / Contemporary Art
4. Carl Eldhs Ateljemuseum / Carl Eldhs sculptor
5. Dansmuseet / Dance Museum
Have a super weekend!
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