What's on in Sweden: January 23rd - 30th

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 21 Jan, 2015 Updated Wed 21 Jan 2015 17:07 CEST
What's on in Sweden: January 23rd - 30th

Fight or Fashion? It's your pick this week, with the Swedish capital hosting its biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship to date on Saturday night, and Stockholm's Fashion Week getting underway, alongside plenty of other action elsewhere in the country.


Strictly Swedish fashion will dress the menu once again at this year's annual Stockholm Fashion Week, running from January 26th to February 8th. Fashion related fairs, exhibitions and other events will be held across the city, with Berns in Östermalm among this year's main hosting venues. While the fashion event is generally aimed at industry movers and shakers, some events are open to the public. 
A Camilla Norrback piece from a previous collection. Photo: TT
On Monday January 26th, The Swedish School of Textiles & Handarbetets Vänner will hold an exhibition about the value of clothes that could also be worth checking out if you're a fan of fashion. It runs from noon until 5:00 pm at the HV Galleri Handarbetets vänner in Djugården.
Check out the 2015 Stockholm Fashion Week's schedule for all details.
Meanwhile, Stockholm's Tele2 Arena is hosting 30,000 Ultimate Fighting Championship fans for what the largest mixed martial arts competition in the world is calling the "biggest night in European UFC history." 
Alexander Gustafsson checking in ahead of Saturday's Fight Night in Stockholm. Photo: UFC
It's the first time a UFC event of this magnitude has come to Stockholm and according to the UFC's regional general manager, David Allen, it has already attracted people from all over the world.
"Normally, these events tend to be very localized, with about 95 percent of tickets coming from the local market," he told The Local on Wednesday.
"But this Stockholm event is a truly international event, with ticket sales coming from 44 countries around the world."
Much hype is surrounding Swedish superstar Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson, no. 1 ranked light heavyweight contender, who is set to battle #3 ranked Anthony “Rumble” Johnson from the USA.
If you're further north in Sweden and looking for something a little more peaceful, why not check out the Austrian Schönbrunn Palace Ensemble which is are set to give a classic concert at Umeå's Norrland Opera on January 23rd. The orchestra of 35 esteemed musicians from Vienna are touring Scandinavia and performing in 15 leading concert halls in the region. 
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