What’s On in Stockholm: February 2018

Well, it’s still winter in Sweden, but we have a line-up this month that is sure to perk you up! Get lively with game and comedy nights. Be adventurous with dancing, concerts and festivals. Venture out this February; there’s plenty to do!

Not sure what’s happening in Stockholm during February? Here’s your complete Stockholm calendar of events, including all the music, markets, food festivals, parties (lots of them free!) this month:

Thursday 1st February

Khalid at Annexet

This “American Teen” has certainly gained a huge following. Check his “Location,” and get yourself there!



Board Game Night at Biocafé Tellus

Nostalgic for the days of playing board games? This is your chance: bring your favorite board game to play with others or join someone else’s game.


Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th February

Open Flow Yoga Workshop

Explore some new yoga moves with Brigitte Gorm Hansen. There are three workshops offered throughout the weekend and you can reserve a spot for all three, or book separately.


Saturday 3rd February

Bubbles & Brunch at Bergmans

Brunch, champagne, and now dancing too! All of the best things in one place! Honestly, why haven’t we done this before?


P2 Art’s Birthday Party at Södra Teatern

When someone dropped a sponge into a bucket of water more than a million years ago, art was created. Or so said the French artist Robert Filliou in 1963. To honor Art’s birthday, Södra Teatern is throwing a party.


Sunday 4th February

Erly Brds in Östermalm

Why not start your Sunday off with a good dance fest? And not just in your pajamas with a hairbrush as a mic!




Flea Market in Liljeholmen

Who doesn’t love a trip to a flea market? Browse the quirky, appreciate the vintage, and marvel at the unexpected. Good prices and an even better atmosphere.


Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th February

Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

Are you in need of a Scandinavian design fix? This design fair that includes classic and modern furniture, as well as lighting, is open for buyers and press from the 6th and will be open to the public on Saturday for 140 SEK/person.


Wednesday 7th February

Kygo at Ericsson Globe

A chance for some big-time “Stargazing” – Kygo is on tour, with SEEB and Gryffin!


Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th February

Third Edition Festival for Other Music at Fylkingen

This inclusive and provocative arts festival encompasses multiple medias, including film, dance and music. There will be a workshop on critical sound writing and the festival ends with a rare three hour performance by Japanese ensemble Marginal Consort. You can purchase a festival pass for 550 SEK or buy individual tickets for each event.


Friday 9th February

Ngonyama and Tagliavini Exhivitions at Fotografiska

Two new exhibits open on Friday: Somnyama Ngonyama and The Extraordinary World of Christian Tagliavini. In the former, Zanele Muholi uses self-portraiture to confront race; in the latter, Christian Taliavini creates the image from scratch. Pair an excursion to the Fotografiska with brunch or dinner in the museum – be sure to book ahead of time!


Saturday 10th February

Raw Vegan (un)Cooking Course at Bliss Cafe

Looking for new recipes and flavors to try out? In this course, you’ll prepare simple and healthy recipes with cookbook author Shantimaya.


Scandinavian Dress Outlet

Do you have a fancy event coming up? Why not shop at discounted prices at this pop-up dress shop! Gorgeous dresses at low prices? Yes please!




Dark Valentine at Nalen

Music! Circus! Burlesque! Buy your ticket now for a night full of bawdy fun.


Wednesday 14th February

Love Bites at Brother Tuck Restaurant and Bar

If you’re looking for somewhere to head other than a romantic restaurant this Valentine’s Day, try a comedy night! What’s better than the chance to commiserate and laugh!


Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February

Cheese Festival at Munich Brewery

Whether it’s on a morning sandwich or in västerbottenpaj, Swedes enjoy cheese. Now is your chance to appreciate Swedish cheese with experts who will explain everything from the production process to taste and pairings.


Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th February

Panorama World Festival 2018 in Älvsjö

Celebrating food from around the world, with seminars, activities, and food tastings. Don’t miss this delicious, multi-cultural event.


Monday 19th February

Billie Eilish at Debaser Strand

This Californian girl returns to Stockholm for a second time! At only age 16, Billie has proven herself to be a talented singer and dancer.


Wednesday 21st and Sunday 25th February

Sip ‘n Paint

Enjoy a glass of wine (or several) while you paint. It’s more about being social and enjoying the process than your skill as a painter, so people of all skill levels are encouraged to attend! Materials included (and we’re not just talking about the art supplies – wine too!).


Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th February

Until the Lions at Dansens Hus

Akram Khan’s dance production is based on the book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata by Karthika Naïr. The dance follows the journey of the strong Princess Ambas.


Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th February

Stockholm Feminist Film Festival

Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn more about this year’s program. It is sure to include Greta Gerwig’s Golden Globe winning Lady Bird, film previews, talks, and mingling. Unless indicated otherwise, all films will include English subtitles.


Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th February

Sewing and Crafts Festival

This is Sweden’s largest handicraft fair. Check out their website around Friday 9th for schedules and more information.


Monday 26th February

Steven Wilson at Cirkus

Steven Wilson’s career spans over 30 years. He has taken inspiration from Pink Floyd and Donna Summers. He’s a self-taught musician, and learns new instruments as needed for his songs. A natural talent!



Tuesday 27th February

Planet Earth II at Ericsson Globe

The visuals of Planet Earth II accompanied by the sounds of a live symphony to match the dulcet tones of David Attenborough’s voice. This will be such a treat, we can’t wait!


Ongoing: Vad som händer i Stockholm i februari

Nobel Creations at the Nobel Museum

Students from Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm School of Photography, and the Royal College of Music were tasked with embodying the ideas of the Nobel Prizes and this is what they have come up with! The exhibit closes Thursday 15th February.


Ttéia 1,C Exhibit at Modern Museum

Lygia Pape’s installation opens at the Modern Museum on 2nd February. Golden threads stretch from floor to ceiling to create shimmering shapes. Go before 24th February for free entrance!


Big Ben Stand Up Comedy

Ready for some giggles? Each Monday this month, Big Ben Pub is having a free comedy show! Yes, free! The comics are a mix of English and Swedish.


Nature Illusions at the Natural History Museum

Erik Johansson’s photographic images are breathtaking and perplexing. This exhibit will be on all month.


If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at hello [@] scandinaviastandard [dot] com. Thank you!


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Vivian Tracy

Vivian Tracy is a recent graduate from Occidental College, currently living in Stockholm. Follow her on Instagram @vivels.