What’s on in Sweden: September 26 – October 2

What's on in Sweden: September 26th - October 2nd. Vintage clothes fair, New Model Army & Aussie comedy in Stockholm; International book fair & NHL hockey stars in Gothenburg; The Lemonheads and funky swamp rock in Malmö.

What's on in Sweden: September 26 - October 2
M. Grefferat/Plus de Deux, Vintage clothes fair, Lemonheads


Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival continues this weekend.

Regarded as the world’s biggest and most highly reputed whisky festival and among the top three beer festivals, over 500 national and international beers, ciders and whiskies are on show for your perusal.

Activities include expert seminars, tastings, awards and a lively entertainment line-up. Please note, the minimum age for entrance is 20.

Price: 190 kronor, which includes a glass of tasting beer and ‘beer school’!

Location: Factory, Nacka Strand, Augustendalstorget 6

Time: 18th-20th & 25th-27th September, 3pm


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New Model Army (UK)

The rock band named after the English revolutionary army of Oliver Cromwell come to Stockholm’s Debaser on Saturday.

The band attained cult status in anti-US imperialism circles with its rendition of “51st state” and many of the band’s songs are peppered with humanitarian and political messages while managing to retain their poetic value.

New Model Army were formed in the early eighties and released their tenth studio album “High” in 2007.

Location: Debaser Slussen, Karl Johans Torg 1

Time: Saturday September 28th, 7 pm

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Bakåt:Framåt – Vintage clothing fair

What was once known as “second-hand” is now known as “vintage” and 40 retailers will converge on Stockholm to display their wears this weekend at Bakåt:Framåt (literally Backwards:Forwards), Sweden’s first vintage clothing trade fair.

So all you nostalgia fashionistas get on down to Enskilda Galleriet on Kungsholmen to complete your retro wardrobes in time for the autumn.

Price: 50 kronor

Location: Enskilda Galleriet, Kronobergsgatan

Time: Friday September 26th – 27th

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Kransky Sisters (AUS)

After seeing this show your own family will seem like the Cosbys!

The macabre, absurd and very, very funny Kransky Sisters will be bringing their brand of Aussie entertainment to Södra Teatern on Friday.

From the small backwater town of Esk in Queensland the trio relate stories from their unconventional Christian upbringing liberally enlivened by homemade renditions of their musical favourites from “the wireless”.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg 1-3

Time: Friday September 26th, 8pm


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Gothenburg International Book fair

The Gothenburg international book fair is the best place to go to get an overview of the literature in the Scandinavian countries. It is a also a chance to see and meet many of the world’s most prominent intellectuals who converge on Sweden’s second city to discuss, debate and voice their opinions. Oh, and sell the odd book.

Latvia will be the focus of this year’s fair with an extensive programme of music, art and photography from Sweden’s Baltic neighbour at the forefront of the events in the city.

The seminar program will feature voices from Romania to India and 60 of the 442 seminars will have an international linguistic profile.

Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre, Mässans gata

Time: Thursday September 25th – Sunday September 28th

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Frölunda Indians vs Ottowa Senators

The west coast Indians take on the NHL’s Ottowa Senators in a bonus match at Scandinavium for all those hockey fans suffering withdrawals in the close season.

It is sure to be a huge hockey party as the warm up to the new hockey season begins in earnest.

Price: 280-500 kronor

Location: Scandinavium, Vallhallagatan 1

Time: Thursday, October 2nd, 7pm


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Plus-de-deux with 5 actions – Franco-Swedish dance

Plus-de-deux is a Swedish-French cooperation and is at the heart of Friday’s music and dance entertainment at Pustervik Theatre.

“5 actions” is the name of work by Jeanette Langert together the Cullberg Ballet dancer Åsa Lundvik Gustafsson and composer Ivo Nilsson.

The audience will also be treated to a new composition from Benjamin de la Fuente and two solo pieces performed by Amund Sveen and Yi-Ping Yang.

Price: From 100 kronor

Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

Time: Friday September 26th


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Kiss – The Exhibition

A complete exhibition about the celebrated rock band Kiss. The exhibition takes you on a trip through the band’s career which began in New York in the beginning of the 1970s.

There are gold discs, photos and garish scene costumes galore in the exhibition organised by Swedish collector Alexander Johansson.

Price: 50 kronor, 30 kronor for those under 11

Location: Frölunda Kulturhus, Valthornsgatan

Time: Thursday September 25th – Monday September 29th

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The Lemonheads (US)

US indie band The Lemonheads play Malmö’s KB on Sunday.

The son of a Boston lawyer and a photo model Evan Dando has, despite his priveleged upbringing, managed to establish his band and gain the respect of true indie aficionados the world over.

The band, which made its breakthrough in 1992 with “It’s a Shame About Ray”, re-formed in 2006 and released their first album for 10 years.

The band is much more than mere nostalgia however and Dando, as the band’s only ever-present member, aims to continue their musical journey.

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Sunday September 28th, 9pm

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Tony Joe White

Louisiana swamp rock funkster Tony Joe White comes to Sweden and Malmö’s KB on Monday.

White’s career began in 1969 with “Polk Sallad Annie” and in May 2008 he released his 21st album “Deep Cuts”.

Tony Joe White has composed music and songs for the likes of Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker.

Price: 340 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Monday September 29th, 9pm

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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February

It's a good idea to go out and socialize during the dark Scandinavian winter. But where to go? Here's an overview of events taking place for English speakers in Sweden for February 2020.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February
Looking for a fun activity to brighten up February? Priscilla du Preez / Unsplash


English Debate Club

Where: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, Gamla Stan, 111 27

When: February 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: The English Debate Club

The English Debate Club in Stockholm is a place where people can improve their English language and debating skills. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills are also welcome. The event is free to attend.

Spanish tapas gastronomic workshop

Where: Ekhagsvägen 44, Östermalm

When: February 4th, 10am – 1:30pm

Event by: Anna Fernandez

Are you looking for some sunlight in the dark Swedish winter? Dive into the Mediterranean cuisine during this cooking workshop where you'll get started with Spanish tapas. Among other things, Spanish artichokes, tortilla and prawns are on the menu, and tickets are 950 kronor. 

Architecture, Food trends and Microgreens seminar 

Where:   Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm 

When: February 6th, 5pm – 9pm

Event by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing a seminar about sustainability, social engagement and the new shape of local production in the food industry. The event is part of the Stockholm Design Week, running from February 3rd to 9th. Anyone interested in developments in sustainable food production is welcome at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Workshop: What You Need to Thrive As a Freelancer and Entrepreneur

Where: Frey's Hotel Lilla Radmannen, Rådmansgatan 67

When: February 13th, 3.30pm – 5pm

Event by: Supreneur

For many people, the freedom of working as a freelancer is a dream. But what do you need to make your start as a freelancer or entrepreneur a success? This workshop promises to give you the necessary knowledge and tools to create a flying start with your projects. The events costs 120 kronor plus VAT per person.

How To Fall In Love, an improvised romantic comedy

Where: Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 

When: February 14th and 15th

Event by: Half the Group

The show 'How to Fall in Love' is billed as “a romantic comedy that has never been seen before”. The performance is improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Enjoy a Valentine's celebration with a difference at the Pygméteatern. Tickets are 200 kronor.

Old School Recreational Dodgeball

Where: Location available after registration

When: February 15th, 2pm – 4pm

Event by: Sport Friends Stockholm

Sport is a good way to meet new people in Sweden, and dodgeball may be familiar to you from school. It's a ball game where players from two different teams try to throw balls at each other while preventing them from being hit themselves. If you get hit, you're out. Attendance costs 50 kronor to cover the cost of venue hire.

Milo Edwards: Pindos

Where: Bacchi´s Pub och Restaurang, 5 Järntorgsgatan, 111 29 Södermalm

When: February 10th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: Milo Edwards

Comedian Milo Edwards is taking his award-winning comedy show 'Pindos' to the Swedish capital. The show is about his experiences with living in Russia, where he “became a Russian TV star, got arrested in deepest Russia and discovered what happens when a country is run by a shirtless man on a horse”. Buy tickets via the Eventbrite site.


Joe Eagan presents: Malmö English Comedy Night

Where: Scandic Triangeln, Triangeln 2, 211 43

When: February 7th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: English Comedy Malmö

This event marks the start of a new season of English Comedy Night at Scandic Triangeln. This show welcomes acts Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Rahul Kohli (UK). Tickets cost 175 kronor for early bird tickets and 195 kronor for regular tickets.


Start your own business

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: February 6th, 1pm – 5pm

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

During this event Åsa Ohlsson from Coompanion Skåne and Helén Forssander from Lund Nyföretagarcentrum tell you all the ins and outs around starting your own business. What do you need to start your own company? And how to achieve success and build a network? You can join the event for free, but registration is compulsory.

Visit to Lund Cathedral

Where: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund

When: February 21th, 10am – 11am

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

Did you know the cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden? The medieval building attracts over 700,000 visitors per year. The International Citizens Hub Lund is organizing a guided tour to this historic site. The event is free of charge, but you do have to register to attend.


Philosophy reading group: Essays in Love – Alain de Botton

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala

When: February 12th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The English Bookshop in Uppsala hosts several themed book clubs. This time the philosophy reading group is reading 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton. It costs 60 kronor for tea and cake, plus an extra 165 kronor if you want to buy the book. The event starts at 7pm, signing up for the event is possible by either dropping by the shop or contacting them via Facebook.


International Coffee Morning

Where: Cafe Birger – Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

When: February 11th, 9am – 10.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

The International Coffee Morning in Helsingborg is a place to meet new friends and learn more about Helsingborg. The event is hosted every month at the library cafe near Stadsparken. Helsingborg International Connections organizes English-speaking events for the local international community more often and is available for anyone with questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.


Bear With Me comedy show

Where: Ågatan 39, 582 22 

When: February 13th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: New York Legends

Three international comedians from Israel, Croatia and Russia join their forces at New York Legends in Linköping. The very well-reviewed show is about relationships, politics and the mysterious “Russian soul”. Tickets are 120 kronor online or 150 kronor (cash) at the door.


Thursday meetup and afterwork at a pub

Where: O'Learys – Skolgatan 64D

When: Thursday February 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: Umeå Language & Culture Exchange

A meetup at a pub is always a good idea. The group 'Language & Culture Exchange' brings together native and non-native speakers of many different languages in the northern town of Umeå. Students, immigrants, expats or travellers are all welcome to join at the pub O'Learys at Skolgatan.


Yin Yoga in English

Where: Karl Johansgatan 84, 41455

When: Tuesday February 11th, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Event by: Mindful Yoga

For those who need to become completely zen, you can go to Yin Yoga in Gothenburg. The lessons are taught in English. During the 75 min class, the focus will be on gaining flexibility and mobility and developing a habit of listening to your body.

Friday afterwork at Yaki Da

Where: Yaki-Da – Storgatan 47

When: Friday February 21th, 7pm – 1.30pm

Event by: Göteborg Expat Group

The Gothenburg Expats group organizes weekly events for internationals in the Swedish port city. The Friday afterwork is organized in the 'Yaki Da' pub. There is free pizza and drinks are half price 10pm.