What’s on in Sweden: September 18 – 24

What's on in Sweden: Beer festival & Tom Jones (UK) In Stockholm; International Book Fair in Gothenburg; Hello Saferide in Malmö

What's on in Sweden: September 18 - 24
Georgio; Adam Lundquist;Örs Gubas/Stockholms Öl & Vin AB


Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival opens its doors on Thursday and continues until Saturday before resuming next weekend.

The Stockholm event is the biggest whisky festival in the world and one of the biggest beer fests, here returning for its 18th consecutive year.

The event is located in Nacka Strand, easily reached from the water by ferries operated by Waxholmsbolaget

Price: From 195

Time: Thursday September 17th – Saturday September 19th & Thursday 24th – Saturday September 26th

Tickets: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival Tickets

Location: Factory Nacka Strand, Nacka

More information: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Jazz brunch at Mosebacke

Something of a Söder institution, brunch at Mosebacke is a very pleasant way to begin an autumn/winter Sunday (or Saturday) – now back for its 21st season.

A broad selection of hot and cold, meat and veggie dishes are on offer, all washed down with copious amounts of coffee and soothing jazz from house band Bond.

Price: 175 kronor

Time: Weekends from Saturday September 19th, 10.30am

Location: Mosebacke Etablissement, Mosebacke torg

More information: Jazz brunch at Mosebacke

Swedish comedy in English

Sardonic Swedish satirist Magnus Betnér has teamed up with US comic Yannis Pappas to put together a show in English. On Friday they are performing their act at the Boulevard theatre in Stockholm.

In a bumper weekend for the Stockholm laughter business, New Zealander Al Pitcher is putting on his “Picture Show” at the Playhouse Theatre.

Newly arrived Swedish resident Pitcher has won awards and acclaim wherever he has performed, Stockholm is sure to be no exception.

Price: 175 & 150 kronor

Time: Friday September 18th, 7pm – 9pm

Tickets: Betnér & Pappas Tickets

Location: Boulevardteatern, Götgatan & Playhouse teater, Sibyllegatan 29

More information: Magnus Betnér & Al Pitcher

Tom Jones (UK)

Welsh crooner Tom Jones is bringing his dulcet tones to a spherical scene near you.

The man from the valleys needs no introduction except to say “What’s new, pussycat?”

Price: From 460 kronor

Time: Tuesday September 22nd, 8pm

Tickets: Tom Jones Tickets

Location: Ericsson Globe

More information: Tom Jones at Globen

Dalí Dalí featuring Francesco Vezzoli

Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. This exhibition experiments with the exhibition format itself by incorporating a contemporary artist, Italian Francesco Vezzoli (b. 1971), with the aim of highlighting Dalí’s oeuvre in a contemporary context, and understanding Vezzoli from a historical perspective.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Until January 17th

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet


Gothenburg Book Fair

The Book Fair is a four day long literary festival. The many stages and over 900 exhibitor stands host meetings between writers, Nobel Prize winners, publishers and book lovers who explore the power of the written word together.

The 25th annual Book Fair will run from the 24th-27th September this year. Spain and Spanish language literature are in focus in 2009. World renowned writers such as Isabel Allende, Bernardo Atxaga, Javier Marías, Rosa Montero and many others will highlight where Spanish and Latin American literature stand today.

Price: 120 kronor

Time: Thursday September 24th – Sunday September 27th

Tickets: Book Fair Tickets

Location: The Swedish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Mässans Gata 20

More information: Gothenburg Book Fair

The House of Music – 25 years

After 25 years in the service of music culture Musikens Hus is throwing a party. Masses of music, buffet, mingle, bar hang and surprises are on offer.

The party is on the house but you are advised to get their early to ensure entry.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday September 19th, 8pm

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

More information: Musikens Hus

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

The fifth Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art continues this week at venues across the city.

This year’s theme is “What a Wonderful World,” and is curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette, and presents works by 17 artists from different parts of the world.

Price: Gothenburg Art Biennial hours & admission

Time: Saturday September 5th – Sunday November 15th

Tickets: Venue entry

Location: Art Biennial Venues

More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art


Lund Culture Night

Kulturnatten i Lund (the Lund Culture Night) is a manifestation of arts and culture and will take place this Saturday for the 25th time.

The streets of the quaint university town will fill with culture and the arts created by the people of Lund for the people of Lund (but you are all welcome).

Events and activities will carry on long into the night and are usually free with almost 300 events in the in the charming historical city centre.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday September 19th, from 10am

Location: Locations across Lund

More information: Lund Culture Night

Hello Saferide

Hello Saferide a.k.a Annika Norlin released her second English language album “Modern Short Stories from Hello Saferide” last November to resoundingly positive reviews from the music media.

The popular performer makes a return to Skåne and Debaser after a lengthy absence and perhaps the last chance to see her on the small stage before she inevitably takes over the world.

According to Norlin the stage name “Hello Saferide” was inspired by “an intelligent bus driver in a drug-addicted small town.” Her album addresses subjects such as losing your virginity, that every person is a song, and keeping loyal to “God only knows” people.

Price: 175 kronor

Time: Wednesday September 23rd, 7pm

Tickets: Hello Saferide Tickets

Location: Debaser, Folkets Park

More information: Hello Saferide

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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
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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.