The Local’s nightlife guide gives you the inside track on where Stockholmers like to party. In a capital city like Stockholm there’s always new going on, so don’t forget to check out our weekly ‘What’s on in Sweden’ guide, published every Thursday in our Lifestyle section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.