What’s On in Stockholm: September 2017

Get yer coats out, because pre-fall is here. But that doesn’t mean there’s any less to do in Stockholm than during summer; you just might find that September has it all, albeit the sun goes down a little earlier..

This is what’s happening in Stockholm this month:

Friday 1st – 2nd September

Popaganda at Eriksdalsbadet

If you didn’t make it to Way Out West (read: too far, too expensive), then Popaganda is the music festival you need to wrap up the season. This two-day festival in collaboration with Luger features a powerhouse lineup including Tove Lo, Sabina Ddumba and Astrid S. Skanstull is a hell of lot more convenient than Göteborg, so what’s your excuse?


Friday 1st – 6th September

Nufferton Pop-Up Store

Though it pains us to admit it, hibernation is upon us. It’s hard to deny the dipping temps and shorter days, so prepare yourself with a pair of to-die-for PJs. Nufferton is hosting a launch party and Pop-Up shop in SoFo. Treat yourself to some dreamy, stripe-y sleeping sets from this Stockholm-based loungewear brand.


Saturday 2nd September

STHLM Americana

If toe-tapping, knee-slapping music is your forté, be sure to check out STHLM Americana, an entirely new festival at Södra Teatern. A blend of American and Nordic artists inspired by bluegrass, country and rock will come together in this one-day-only event.


Saturday 2nd September

Plugmeplease Grand Opening

Sneakerheads, rejoice. Plugmeplease is Stockholm’s first-ever sneaker consignment shop. Buy, sell or trade sneaks with other fanatics. Now all we have to do is convince someone that Crocs is a fair trade for Yeezys.


Saturday 2nd – 17th September

Marie Louise Ekman Film Festival

In conjunction with the final weeks of their Ekman exhibit, Moderna Museet will screen several of her films over three weekends.


Sunday 3rd – 5th September

STHLM Tech Fest 2017

It’s no secret it that Stockholm is a hotbed for startup innovation, second only to Silicon Valley. STHLM Tech Fest 2017 will be like networking on steroids as founders, developers, designers and investors take part in a two-day event of seminars, pitches and parties. Find out what the future will hold by the people who will design it.


Tuesday 5th to 10th September

Stockholm Fringe Festival

This five-day festival features theatre, dance, stand-up and more at various locations across the city. Modeled after the famed Edinburgh Fringe Fest, this is Stockholm’s second year putting on a fringe theatre festival that is bound to be weird and wonderful.


Friday 8th September

Stockholm Tech Meetup Femtech

Calling all ladies of the ‘net. Startup People of Sweden (SUP46) is hosting this weekend full of seminars that seek to empower women in the startup world. It’s about f*#@$@#g time we saw more female founders around here.


Saturday 9th September

Stockholm Food Truck Festival

If you happen to believe, as I do, that food tastes better outside, you’ll love this event in Kungsträdgården. More than 15 restaurants are participating in this inagural event. Come hungry; leave uncomfortably full.


Saturday 9th September

Stockholm Half Marathon

Celebrating its 17th year, the Stockholm Half Marathon returns. Run 21k through Stockholm’s central neighborhoods with 15,000 of your closest friends. The course is ideal for first-time runners, so just sign up already!


Friday 15th – 17th September

Comic Con Stockholm

Ser Jorah Mormont and Robin Scherbotsky walk into a bar… or Comic Con Stockholm. All weekend long in Kista.


Saturday 16th – 17th September

Gallleriques Design Market

The brutalist building that became the design darling, A House in Östermalm will host a design marketplace highlighting emerging artists in fashion, decor, jewelry and ceramics. DJs and food trucks will also be in attendance.


Saturday 16th September

Spelloppis Game Swap!

Fall is quickly approaching and with it, more reason to move your weekend hang inside. Game night is always a good idea. Geek out and add to your collection at this game swap meetup in Kungsholmen.


Tuesday 19th September

Teotoki Sample Sale

It’s time to put away your bathing suit. Dry your tears and head to Teotoki for another type of suit – luxury jumpsuits. Four hours of sample sale madness on outgoing styles and patterns.


Wednesday 20th September

ELLE Trendspaning at Nalen

Seeking inspiration for your fall wardrobe? Apartment in need of a face-lift? Spend an evening mingling with the editors from ELLE Sverige and ELLE Decoration and learn about upcoming trends in style, beauty and interior design. Still not convinced? Gift. Bags.


Sunday 24th September

Johnnyswim at Debaser Strand Beach Bar Brooklyn

These musical-collaborators-turned-married-couple are a force to be reckoned with. With their brand of indie folk, blues and pop paired with contagious stage presence, Johnnyswim will not disappoint. A 2016 release of their second studio album, Georgica Pond, and a 2017 world tour show that these two are just now hitting their stride.


Monday 25th September

810 Rooftop Tiki Bar

Need a proper send-off for Summer 2017? Take a mini-staycation to 810Tiki, Haymarket by Scandic’s Caribbean-themed summer pop-up bar. Cigars, cuban sandwiches and cocktails will having you singing “Havana, ooh na-na.”


Tuesday 26th September

John Legend at Globen

The award winning artist returns to our city to serenade everyone’s pants off (again). That’s great and all, but where can we go to hang out with Chrissy and Luna?


Thursday 28th – 30th September

Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival

Learn the things! Drink the things! This festival concept is simple, the tastings not so much. If you’ve ever wanted to refine your palate (or not), start here.


Ongoing Events in September

Raoul Wallenberg Exhibit at the Armé Museum

Reeling from the global political landscape these days? Need some confirmation that normal people can do incredible things? The Armémuseum puts on a mini-exhibit this month on Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish architect and businessman who is credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from Hungary during the Holocaust.


Louise Nevelson at Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet will exhibit the collage work of Louise Nevelson and the long-standing project Elgaland-Vargaland by artists Carl Michael von Hausswolf and Leif Elggren. Begins 9th September.


The Book of Mormon at China Teatern

After huge success on Broadway and in London’s West End, The Book of Mormon comes to Sweden in a first-of-it’s-kind Swedish translation. How do you say ‘Hasa Diga Eebowai’ på svenska? Runs from Thursday 14th September until 17th December.


Last Night in Sweden at Fotografiska

This year Sweden has been the subject of many international headlines, many of which do not represent the country accurately. “Last Night in Sweden” is a collaborative photojournalism effort to show Sweden honestly and candidly. More than 2000 photos were submitted to the jury for this project and the final selection will be displayed at Fotografiska and published in a book by the same title. Runs from Thursday 14th September until 29th October.


#Tjugodagar Pop-Up Rooftop

This weekend pop-up party is working to ensure you have enough rooftop time to get you through another winter. Open Thursday – Saturday, this “takpark” has live music, an outdoor cinema and more. On until 30th September.


Du Gamla, Du Fria (Fragments from the National Anthem of Sweden) in Vasaparken

Mixed-medium artist Mattias Norstöm examines patriotism and national identity with this art installation. In it, Norström has curved a flag pole to present a dropping flag. The highly controversial work is worth a visit — and a discussion. On display until 30th September.

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Sweden: Spirits of a Nation at the Sprit Museum

If you’ve ever stood in line outside of Systembolaget before Midsummer (or Easter Weekend or Valborg…) you know that Sweden has a complex relationship with alcohol. Deep dive into this concept at the Sprit Museum’s on-going exhibit, examining the role of alcohol in Swedish society. While there, make time for a leisurely lunch or tasting at their incredible restaurant. Exhibit runs until the end of 2017.


Backdrop at Sven-Harrys

Photographer Björn Abelin takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Stockholm’s Royal Ballet through his latest exhibit, on display now at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum located in Vasastan. You’ll love these intimate images that portray both the grit and glamour of the ballet world. Runs until 22nd October.


Don’t forget: all the 2017 Holidays & Flag Days are here.

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Erin Mahoney

Erin V. Mahoney is a writer and former teacher between San Francisco and Stockholm. You can follow her @erinvmahoney.