What’s On in Stockholm: January 2018

January is the time for resolutions; our New Year’s resolution is to get out and experience Stockholm! And this year, we’re determined to stick to our guns all year long by finding the best events the city has to offer. With so many fun concerts, films, exhibitions and other fun things to choose from, Stockholm certainly makes it an easy resolution to keep.

Here’s what’s happening in Stockholm this month:

Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 7th January

The Invisible Body at Sven Harrys Konstmuseum

This exhibit approaches the topic of healthy and sick bodies through visualization. View photographs, installations, and video art that combine the wonders of science and talent of art. It’s only on display for a few more days – don’t miss it!


Thursday 4th January

Sound of Music sing-along at Bio Rio

The hills are alive with the sound of music, and so are the theaters today! The movie is shown and the songs will be sung in English.


Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January

The First at MELT Bar and Restaurant

Kick off the New Year party season with MELT. Indulge the romantic in you at this 1920s-themed speakeasy.


Friday 5th, Tuesday 9th, and Tuesday 16th January

Titanic in 3D at Bio Rio

Maybe on this viewing, it’ll finally become clear why Jack couldn’t fit on the floating board with Rose.


Saturday 6th January

January Run at Mikkeller

If you made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more this year, ease into it with the Mikkeller Running Club. Go for a run, followed by a few beers at Mikkeller!


Friday 12th January

Min Systers Tehus Pop-Up Store at Galleri Nordostpassagen

Head to this pop-up shop after work on Friday to enjoy a free tea tasting for the inauguration of their teahouse.


Sunday 14th December

Open Bowling at Bowlorama

Join the Stockholm Snipers and aim for a strike! The price is 45 SEK per series, and typically people play 4 series.


Outdoor Goals in Åda

As enthralling as city life is, sometimes we need to reconnect with nature. This event gives you just that opportunity. Meet in Stockholm, and then bus to the woods of Pilskogen for running or hiking.


Tuesday 16th January

Mac Ayres at Obaren

Mac Ayres has blended the sounds of soul, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop for his own unique sound. Bring a friend, enjoy a beer, and listen to free music.


Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th January

A World of Shapes at Stockholmsmässan

Who doesn’t enjoy Scandinavian interior design? Check out the David Hockney-inspired interior designs at the Formex fair this January.


Thursday 18th January

Global Woman Business Breakfast at Clarion Hotel Sign

Are you a woman who is interested in connecting with other businesswomen? Then you’ll want to be at this brunch.


Sunday 21st January

Sigrid at Debaser Strand

Don’t kill her vibe! This Norwegian singer is coming to Stockholm for one night. Her brother, also a musician, gave Sigrid two weeks to write an original song to play with his band, and, well, the rest is history. Tickets cost 275 SEK.


Monday 22nd January

Quinn XCII at Obaren

We don’t know about you, but we have been “Stung” by this young artist’s tunes!


Tuesday 23rd January

Wine and Licorice Tasting at Syster o Bror

Licorice and wine; we’re intrigued enough to bite (and sip!). This tasting will include licorice chocolate and licorice marmalade that a sommelier has expertly paired with wine. If licorice doesn’t appeal to you, Syster o Bror are offering a number of other tastings this January!


Friday 26th January

The Secrets of Couture at Sven Harrys Konstmuseum

Do you love high fashion as much as we do? This exhibition takes a peak behind the usually closed-door processes in the fashion industry. The Secrets of Couture opens 26th January and continues until 2nd April.


Saturday 27th January

Salam Pakistan Culture Day at So Stockholm Gallery

PICS (Pakistan Information & Cultural Society Sweden) is back with their second Salam Pakistan event. This year, the festival focuses on regional food and Pakistani truck art.


Winter Run at Skansen

This is not your typical winter run – racers are encouraged to dress up using lights, and there will be fire shows along the course. Run one lap or two (5K or 10K).


Sunday 28th January

Alt-J at Annexet

Alt-J is stopping in Stockholm on the Relaxer tour. This album, their third, was on the shortlist for the 2017 Mercury Prize.


Monday 29th January

Louise Lemón at Obaren

Louise Lemón’s hauntingly beautiful voice fills your soul. The cozy setting of Obaren is a wonderful location to listen to this artist. And who doesn’t love a free concert?


Jazzfest at Nalen

Brass and beer, and a good cause – proceeds will go to programs like Alviks Basket that help integrate youth into Swedish society.


Tuesday 30th January

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Stockholm at Hammarbybacken

Watch some of the best skiers in the world compete in the World Cup! This is the third year in a row that the races have been hosted here in Sweden, drawing large and excited crowds.


Wednesday 31st January

Swan Lake Ballet at Cirkus

For just one day, the Russian National Ballet comes to Stockholm to perform a classic. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait!


Ongoing in January


Ghost Walk in Old Town

Get a good fright while learning the history and the drama of Gamla Stan on a ghost walk. Promises to be very spooky!


Forest Femmes Run at Hellasgården

The winter cold can make exercising outdoors intimidating, but Forest Femmes is here to help. Women of all ages and running abilities are welcome to join on the weekly trail runs.


Limits at Artipelag

Circus Cirkör presents an acrobatic show that explores the idea of limits. As a company, Circus Cirkör advocates for open borders.


Magic City – The Art of the Street at Magasin 9

This unique exhibition is bringing street art to the museum. It is open until 19th January and costs 180 SEK for adults.


Raoul Wallenberg Room at the Army Museum

This mini-exhibition focuses on Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish man who helped save more than 20,000 people from the Nazis. Visit his “office” between 3rd and 31st January.


Millennium Tour at Bellmansgatan 1

Did you love “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series? Immerse yourself in the story once again as you travel the same streets at Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.


Alice in Wonderland at The Royal Opera

Escape down the rabbit hole to Wonderland with this ballet. You’ll definitely want to see this visual treat!


Brunch Cruise

Who else loves brunch? Climb on board the S/S Stockholm on a Saturday or Sunday this month to brunch in style. Feast your eyes on the Stockholm archipelago while you feast on a traditional Swedish-style buffet.


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.