There are a multitude of events happening in Stockholm this February. Pay no mind to the fact that it is the shortest month of the year; embrace the days getting longer again by experiencing as many events as possible. Dinner out during Restaurant Week: new art exhibits to see at museums and galleries: and all the latest on interior design are just a few of this month’s highlights. Get ready for a good time!
Here’s are the best events, concerts, films, festivals and more this month in Stockholm:
Saturday 1st – Wednesday 19th February
August Sörenson’s exhibit, Bad Advertising, uses ceramics to explore the secrets of our dreams and to understand happiness. His work looks at consumerism, how we can never achieve what is displayed in advertisements. If you are interested in hearing Sörenson’s ideas, there will be an artist talk on Tuesday 18th February at Konsthantverkarna.
Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th February
Reuterswärd was a Swedish painter and sculptor whose career spanned over nearly seven decades. This exhibit will focus on a series of related works, “Kilroy,” as well as his drawings from 1989 and on. During 1989, Reuterswärd suffered a stroke that forced him to work with his left hand rather than his right, causing him to redevelop his style. Admission to this exhibit is 100 SEK, and also includes entrance into the Atsuko Tanaka exhibit.
Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th February
This may be the best week of the year, when we have the opportunity to try different 2-course offerings at restaurants all over Stockholm for just 200 or 300 SEK per person! Over 150 restaurants are participating this year. Be sure to book quickly, as it is a popular week to dine out.
Saturday 1st February
The Swedish heavy metal band, Mustasch, is on tour with their tenth album. They will be playing in Stockholm for one night only. Tickets for the concert art 380 SEK.
For 399 SEK, enjoy tastes from ten different stops in Vasastan, from restaurants to delis to bars. Vegan options are available at each location, and should be indicated in your ticket purchase. You move at your own pace, with a bracelet to indicate your participation in the event.
Sunday 2nd February
Christian Wigardt from YesYoga will lead these free yoga sessions, which will pull inspiration from dance, tai chi and movement. The class will be in English. Some mats will be available to borrow. All are welcome! The class is also available on the 9th and 16th of the month.
If you are a fan of American football, book a table at O’Learys now to watch the Superbowl with other fans while feasting on the buffet! The event sells out every year. Tickets for the Superbowl buffet are 255 SEK per person.
Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th February
This annual event is a meeting place for buyers, designers, architects, press and influencers from all over the world. Last year, the week included more than 400 events. If you are interested in design, this is the hub, with dinner parties, museums, opening cocktails, and more.
Monday 3rd February
Olivia Rhodes is a Singing Acupuncturist comedian, who is well versed in Korean-American culture. This show, Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O makes it in New York, or does she?, is Olivia’s 11th solo show. The show will include support comedians. Tickets are 225 SEK.
Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th February
This fair is running in conjunction with Stockholm Design Week and draws visitors from 100 countries, all interested in Scandinavian design. One special section of the fair is the Greenhouse platform, which showcases work from design schools and not-yet-established designers. Tickets vary, so check their website to see which kind of ticket suits you best.
Scandinavia Standard will be at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair this year! Follow along on our Instagram Stories.
Thursday 6th February
For one night only, enjoy a multidisciplinary design- focused exhibition curated by studio Kammann – Ranneby. There will be sounds, installation, textures, and more. Plus drinks and bites! No RSVP required; just turn up between 4 – 8 pm at Grevgatan 24.
On Thursday, you can listen to stories and learn more about Samí culture at Skansen. A section of Skansen is designed like a traditional Samí camp, so you may see what it would look like. You can learn how to throw a lasso, and watch two short films about reindeer, one in English and one in Swedish. Admission for adults is 160 SEK, 70 SEK for children.
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This new exhibit, that will display a collection by Martin Bergström, opens on Thursday 6th of February. Bergström has worked with recycled textiles to create works of art inspired by Nordic folklore, frozen moments, and frost flowers (also known as crystallofolia). The exhibit includes nine textile creations as well as photographs by Carl Bengtsson. Admission to Nordiska Museet is 140 SEK.
Friday 7th – Sunday 16th February
During the week, there will be 56 chances to experience circus acts, in 23 different venues across Stockholm. This event brings our attention to how fun and varied modern circus art can be. For pricing information, look at the program; some performances are free.
Friday 7th February
Canadian pop singer Lennon Stella is quickly gaining popularity, teaming up with the likes of the Chainsmokers and Liam Payne. Her career began when she was just 12 years old, singing with her sister as part of Lennon & Maisy; she is now working as a solo artist. Tickets for the concert are 320 SEK.
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th February
Solna Antique & Toyfair at Solnahallen
This fair and collector’s market will have everything from décor, to antiques, to collectibles and, of course, toys. On Saturday 8th, Solnahallen will also host the Jetsons Toyfair, to double the fun. Admission to the fair is 50 SEK.
Saturday 8th February
The Seven Wonders of the World at Stockholm Concert Hall
Travel with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to the Seven Wonders of the World, guided by Ayla Kabaca. Tickets for the concert are 160 SEK for adults, 80 SEK for children.
Tuesday 11th – Sunday 16th February
This annual festival promotes French and French-language films in Sweden. If you don’t speak French, be sure to check the language of the film as some have English subtitles, while others have Swedish. Most film screenings are 90 SEK.
Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th February
Stockholm International Antiques Fair at Stockholmsmässan
Is it time to add something new to your home? Maybe it doesn’t need to be new, but just new to you. This fair is the perfect place to explore antiques, design, fine arts and collectibles. Tickets for the event start at 175 SEK.
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th February
How to Fall in Love at Pygméteatern
Whether or not you have a hunny for this Valentine’s Day, sometimes you need a bit of comedy this time of year. Half the Group, a comedy improv group, is ready to provide that entertainment for you. Tickets for the comedy show are 200 SEK.
Balkan New Film Festival at Zita Folkets Bio
This film festival shows films from or about the Balkan region. In addition to the films, the festival will also include an opening ceremony, a couple of panels, and an awards ceremony. Tickets for a single screening are 150 SEK.
Friday 14th February
The curator of this exhibit, Cay Bond, has gathered work from 14 clothing designers. Bond herself is a fashion expert, journalist, and trendsetter. The exhibited clothes reveal influence from fine art and inspiration from the natural world. Enjoy this exhibit, which is open until end of May, with admission price of 130 SEK.
Thursday 20th February
Inspiration – Iconic Works at National Museum
In this exhibit, contemporary art will be displayed with the classic, asking the viewer to consider why certain works have gained the international recognition that they have. The exhibit will include paintings, prints, sculpture, and drawings. Admission is 150 SEK.
Miss Li is a Swedish pop singer and pianist, who has won a Swedish Grammy Award for a duet with Lars Winnerbäck. Miss Li and her partner Sonny Gustafsson are also songwriters, and have written for Swedish artists as well as international artists like Phoebe Ryan and Rihanna. Tickets for the concert range from 350 to 985 SEK.
Saturday 22nd February
Jill Johnson, a well-known Swedish country singer, and Liz Rose, an American songwriter, will perform an intimate concert. The two have been friends for a long time, with Rose helping to write some of Johnson’s work. It is long awaited for the two to be on tour together. Tickets are 595 SEK.
This exhibit, open until end of May, will include about 150 artworks from the illustrator Gustaf Tenggren, a Swedish-American illustrator. He was chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s. Admission to Millesgården is 150 SEK.
Tuesday 25th February
Tayla Parx is an accomplished songwriter, having written songs for Ariana Grande (including “7 rings” and “thank u, next”), Panic! At The Disco, Anderson .Paak and more. She has also acted in Hairspray as well as The Walking Dead. And she can sing! The concert is free of charge.
Wednesday 26th February – Sunday 1st March
This film festival features films about women directed by women, both features and shorts, and of all different genres. In addition to screenings, there will also be panels, workshops and more to attend. If you are interested in attending multiple screenings, it is recommended that you purchase a festival pass for 130 SEK. Screenings cost 60 SEK with a festival pass, and 130 SEK without one.
Saturday 29th February
On New Years Eve, a new concept kicked off, and the crew of New Hours NYE decided to have a few more similar events. This rave will not be just any rave, it will push the typical boundaries of raves, including the hours. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door for 300 SEK.
Ongoing in February
Getting out on the water is not only for the summer, especially when the boat has plenty of fleece blankets, glögg and soup to keep you warm during the tour! You will venture around the islands of Fjäderholmarna and along the city for beautiful sights. A guide will provide commentary, available in Swedish and English. Get a ticket online for 279 SEK or in person for 310 SEK.
This year, the Beckers Art Award has been awarded to Fredrik Åkum, a painter based in Gothenburg. His plant-based palette and the nuances that are expressed in his paintings are what earned him the 200,000 SEK award. Entrance is 70 SEK.
Nathalia Edenmont & Marilyn Minter at Blique by Nobis
The artwork of Edenmont and Minter will be on display in the Origo Lounge at Blique by Nobis until the end of March. Enjoy a cocktail from the bar while admiring the abstract butterfly collages from Edenmont, and Minter’s photographs that explore the beauty industry’s manipulation of desire. Entrance is free.
Hjalmar Söderberg and the Arts at Thielska Galleriet
The author Hjalmar Söderberg and artist Ernest Thiel were friends, sending letters to each other for about 30 years. This year, the late author will be honored at Thielska Galleriet with an exhibit featuring portraits of Söderberg, Söderberg’s own drawings, and books made by the author. Admission the Thielska Galleriet is 130 SEK.
Welcome back to the garage sale! New items are added every day to the vintage selection, and the prices are super affordable. What great finds will you be adding to your closet?
Young Swedish Design 2020 at ArkDes
This exhibit, a co-production between ArkDes and Svensk Form, showcases new designs from Sweden’s young creatives, spanning a range of mediums. The exhibit opens Tuesday 4th February and will be open until end of March; admission is free.
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Header image: David von Krafft Portrait of Hedvig Eleonora, Queen of Sweden from 1654 until 1660 by marriage to Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and the mother of Charles XI.