What’s On in Stockholm: February 2019

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is the month of love. It doesn’t have to be romantic; there are plenty of events to remind us to love our Earth, to inspire us with the love of art and music, and even to help us love ourselves with a little shimmy and shaking yoga! We have the chance to expand our hearts with powerful, poignant events, like a showing of the documentary Seed – The Untold Story and an exhibit featuring the stories of Holocaust survivors. Love is all around us this February, so be sure to take part this month.

Here are the best events in Stockholm this February:

Friday 1st February – Tuesday 5th February

Streetstar Festival at Borgarfjordsgatan 12

Do you love Urban Dance? This festival includes battles and workshops, so you can watch the pros and work on your own moves! Be sure to register for the workshops ahead of time. There are a variety of ticket options to purchase online; at the door, you will only be able to purchase one-day tickets.


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February

How to Fall in Love – A Completely Improvised Romantic Comedy at Pygméteatern

Based on suggestions from the audience, the cast will perform three unique romantic comedies. The shows are all performed in English. Tickets are 100 SEK. What’s your ideal RomCom?


Friday 1st February

With Respect at Världskultur Museerna

This opening of Woo-Bock Lee’s exhibit With Respect will have an introduction talk and a dance performance. The exhibit will be on display until the end of April. Lee uses pages from 200-year-old Korean schoolbooks and bark from mulberry trees to collage her work that bridges the past and the present.


Seed – The Untold Story at Bio Rio

This documentary tells the story of seeds in a beautiful way. It was Emmy nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary. After the screening, there will be a discussion with the opportunity to ask questions. The film is in English, as will be the discussion.


Saturday 2nd February

Matt Corby at Annexet

Corby, an Australian singer-songwriter, is on tour with his newest album, Rainbow Valley. Tickets are 350 SEK.


Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th February

Chinese New Year at TAKO

The restaurant TAKO will be celebrating the Year of the Pig with food, drink and music. Reserve a table, and join the celebration!


Tuesday 5th – Sunday 17th February


In collaboration with the Antiques Fair, three of Dalí’s larger sculptures will be on display in Stockholm. At no charge, Persistence of Memory can be viewed in Brunkebergstorg, The Nobility of Time in Kungsträdgården, and Woman Aflame in Norrmalmstorg. In addition, about forty smaller sculptures will be for sale at the Antiques Fair. Admission for an adult to the Antiques Fair costs 190 SEK.


Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th February

Beijer Hockey Games at Hovet

This tournament is important to the World Championship that will occur in the spring. In this tournament, Sweden will play against Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic. Tickets range from 105 to 325 SEK for each game.


Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February

Arts in Still / Stills in Art at StudioBee

Kamil “CamKam” Janowski and Arantxa Hurtado work together to produce this exhibit. They have different styles, one focusing on monochromatic faces, the other on vibrant bodies, but they both explore the idea of the subconscious.


Friday 8th February

Harold Pinter’s “Ashes to Ashes” Premiere at Polar Eclipse Theatre

Polar Eclipse Theatre, a professional English speaking theatre, will feature the show “Ashes to Ashes” for ten dates, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24 of February, 8th, 9th and 10th of March). The play is by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter. A man, Devlin, forces Rebecca to delve into her past, bringing the audience on Rebecca’s journey to a place of psychological and physical cruelty. Tickets start at 95 SEK.


Saturday 9th February

Bomb, A Love Story at Skandisbiografen

This film takes place in Tehran in 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war. Despite the violence, love and hope prevail in this film. There are English subtitles. Tickets are 135 SEK online, and 150 SEK at the door.


Monday 11th February

Death Cab For Cutie at Cirkus

This band is may be best known for the wonderfully wistful voice of their singer, Ben Gibbard, and the their song “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Tickets for the concert are 485 SEK.


Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 27th February

The Fountain

Check out The Fountain, the new live music club inspired by similar clubs in locations like New York, LA, Berlin, and London. This venue had its premiere in January, and is open every other Wednesday. There will be a secret guest each night. Tickets are 120 SEK.


Thursday 14th February

Hayley Kiyoko at Fryshuset

Hayley Kiyoko, singer and actress, first gained fame when her song and music video “Girls Like Girls” came out in 2015. Concert tickets are 290 SEK.


Friday 15th February

Billie Eilish at Fryshuset

Billie Eilish returns to Stockholm on her second world tour as the headliner. This concert initially sold out so quickly that it has been moved to a larger venue, so get your tickets quickly!


Friday 15th February

Nick Brandt Artist Talk at Fotografiska

On Tuesday 5th February, photographer Nick Brandt is releasing his book “This Empty World,” the topic of the Artist Talk. The book usually costs 525 SEK, but will be sold for 395 SEK at the event, with a signature from Brandt. The usual entrance fee applies, 165 SEK for adults.


Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th February

Sigtunarännet Ice Skating Event

There are four different races that start and finish on Lake Mälaren in the cozy town of Sigtuna. The longest is the Full Distance (50 km), followed by Half Distance (25 km), Ice Cross Challenge (4 km) and the Treasure Hunt (2 km). The latter two races are youth events. Whether you’re looking to get a little competition in, or looking for a family activity, this event will have you enjoying the outdoors. Registration fee varies based on the race you choose.


Saturday 16th February

MovEat Stockholm starting at Meno Male

We’ve heard of art walks, but have you heard of a food walk? We love this idea! For 399 SEK, you get a ticket to visit 10 restaurants and delicatessens in any order you wish for 4-5 hours. Drinks and vegan options will be available at the restaurants as well. It will not be possible to accommodate allergies.


Sunday 17th February

Blue Planet II at Ericsson Globe

BBC Studios’ series will be shown on a giant LED wall while accompanied by the live music from The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Ticket prices range from 435 to 855 SEK.


Wednesday 20th February

Shimmie Shaking with Sophia Tillman at Pranama

Rewire and move with Sophia! This class will combine aspects of yoga and dance, getting you to shake as a source of relaxation and regeneration. The drop-in price is 180 SEK.


Saturday 23rd February

The Sisters Jobs at Thielska Galleriet

On Saturday, this exhibit of ceramics and textiles with a floral motif opens. Sisters Lisbet Jobs and Gocken Jobs used their art to bring fresh life into Swedish homes during the post-war era. Admission is 130 SEK. This exhibit will be open until June.


Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March

Stockholm Feminist Film Festival

This film festival will highlight works by women about women. The films will be shown at various locations in Stockholm, and all films will have English subtitles unless otherwise specified. Keep an eye on the website for the program and the tickets, which will be released in early February.


Ongoing in February

Stockholm Fika Tour

This tour lasts about 2 hours and includes 3-4 stops. Each provides a chance to experience a version of fika, perhaps the most wonderful of Swedish traditions. The tour is 600 SEK per person.


Young Swedish Design 2019 at ArkDes

Beginning Tuesday 5th February, ArkDes will be opening their exhibit, showcasing young designers of this year. The exhibit is free.


Food of the Future at Spirit Museum

This exhibit looks a health trends, how the climate will affect the future with regard to food, and the sci-fi food predictions of the 1950s. There will be a special future menu served at the museum’s restaurant. Admission is 160 SEK.


Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust at Historiska

This exhibit presents portraits and testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust who rebuilt their lives in Sweden. Part of the exhibit presents personal stories and artifacts from the camp Lovö, where survivors were placed upon their arrival to Sweden. Admission to this powerful exhibit is free.


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.