January in Stockholm is a time for new beginnings. We think it should also be a time to treat yourself to exciting experiences, concerts you will love, art exhibits that will inspire you, open mic nights to express yourself, and races that will remind you how good it feels to get moving, even in the cold weather! What will be your favourite new event of January 2020? Happy new year; we can’t wait to help you make the most of it.
Here are the best events happening in Stockholm this month, including concerts, exhibitions, films, festivals, and more:
Wednesday 1st – Sunday 12th January
Gingerbread Houses from Poland at Millesgården
The Living Gingerbread Museum in Toruń, Poland, has loaned about 30 gingerbread masterpieces to Millesgården in celebration of the Christmas holidays. The museum in Toruń is one of National Geographic’s seven wonders of Poland. With the work here in our own city, we will certainly have to have a look! Admission to the museum is 120 SEK.
Wednesday 1st – Tuesday 7th January
For the holiday season, the Viking Museum has a special exhibit. You will have the opportunity to play games from the Viking era, learn about Norse myths and discover which of our modern traditions have their roots in the Viking age. Guided tours in English are offered twice a day. Admission to the museum is 159 SEK.
Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th January
Woza Albert! at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby
Woza Albert! will be the first theater production of The National Black Theatre of Sweden. In this political satire, Jesus comes back to earth, but more specifically, to South Africa during the apartheid era. The show is in Swedish, Xhosa and English. Tickets (which are going fast!) cost 175 SEK.
Saturday 4th January
Enjoy an outdoor evening in a cozy way this winter by going on this fire and ice tour. You will skate on natural ice, on a track lit by fire, and be able to warm up with hot dogs and hot blueberry soup. Boots and skates are provided. The evening is 790 SEK per adult. This event takes place every Sunday of the month.
Sunday 5th January
Zita is offering three films during their Last Chance event, in which they show three 2019 releases, giving you one last chance to view them on the big screen. If you did not get to see Amazing Grace when it came out this year, treat yourself to the afternoon showing of the film about the soul music legend, Aretha Franklin. This film is in English with Swedish subtitles. Tickets are 125 SEK.
Tuesday 7th January
Open Mic Night/Spoken Word at City Backpackers Hostel
Express yourself with your music or spoken word at the City Backpackers Hostel. There will be a guitar available and a microphone on stage. You may bring your own instrument.
Is it time to get moving? If you have never tried zumba, this is a great opportunity. It is suitable for most people, and you do not need previous experience or knowledge for this class. You will be grooving to the music, and won’t even realize you are getting a workout. Drop-in price is 120 SEK.
Wednesday 8th January
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at Bio & Bistro Capitol
This film focuses on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, performing under the name Ziggy Stardust. The majority of the film focuses on the music played onstage. The film is in English. Tickets to the film are between 160 and 230 SEK.
Thursday 9th January
Stockholm’s commuter system is proudly filled with artwork. This January, join one of these tours to learn a little more about the art. The tours are free, although you do need to have a valid SL ticket, and will take you to about five stops. This is a fun way to learn about the art scene and the city itself. You can also take the tour on the 19th or 23rd.
Sofia Monroy moved to Sweden from Mexico as a child. In 2015, she participated in Swedish Idol where she made it to the finals. She blends her Latin heritage with Scandinavian pop music to develop her sound. Entrance is free.
Friday 10th January
Jojo Rabbit Premiere at Bio & Bistro Capitol Stockholm
A German boy named Jojo discovers that his mother, played by Scarlett Johanson, is hiding a young Jewish girl in the attic. Jojo must face his prejudices with only the help of his imaginary friend as World War II continues around him. This film has won a number of awards. It is in English, with subtitles in Swedish. Tickets range from 160 to 230 SEK.
Swedish singer-songwriter Augustine made his debut in 2019 with “Luzon,” and we already can tell this is someone to keep an eye on! Not only is he a singer, Augustine also plays multiple instruments, and is a producer at the young age of 23! As you listen to his music, you may hear influences of artists like Lana Del Ray and Foster The People. Tickets to the show are 150 SEK.
The Spring Salon Opening at Liljevalchs
The spring exhibit at Liljevalchs is a tradition that started in 1921, bringing together artwork from well-known and lesser-known artists. All of the artwork is for sale. The exhibit will stay open until Sunday 22nd March. Admission is 80 SEK, except for Mondays, which are free.
Saturday 11th January
Happy Food Store Anniversary Celebration
Although Happy Food Store has been open for over 37 years, they are now celebrating 2 years of a brick and mortar store in Sweden. Join in the celebration with non-alcoholic health drinks, a chance to win products, and a 10% discount in the stores and webshop.
Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th January
Are you crazy for interior design? This is expo is a meeting place for those who love design. You will find your new favourites, meet exhibitors, and leave inspired! If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, there is still time. You will find the information for applying on their website. If you buy the ticket online, it is 350 SEK for the four days.
Friday 17th January
The climbing center in Telefonplan, Klättercentret, is celebrating 10 years with new bouldering routes, cold beers, a food truck, and a DJ. Entrance to the event is 200 SEK.
Lights for Raoul at Raoul Wallenberg Square
On this day, it will be 75 years since Swedish architect and businessman Raoul Wallenberg, who at the time was special envoy to Hungary, disappeared during the Siege of Budapest. He saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during WWII by issuing them passports and sheltering them in spaces designated as Swedish territory. Foreign Minister Ann Linde will speak in the square, and there will be a musical performance, as people have a chance to light a candle in remembrance of this brave activist.
Saturday 18th January
Stadion Marathon at Stockholms Stadion
In this race, you can choose to run a marathon, a half marathon, or a 10K. There will be drinks available for the participants along the course. The prices are 400 SEK for the marathon, 200 SEK for the half marathon, and 150 SEK for the 10K run.
Tuesday 21st January
TEDxKTH 2020 at R1 Reaktorhallen, KTH
The theme of this TEDx event is “The Power of People,” and will explore ideas of how people can overcome challenges when they collaborate. Tickets for the event are 350 SEK. TEDx events tend to sell out quickly, so if you want to attend, buy your ticket soon!
Thursday 23rd January
PJ Morton is an American musician who has collaborated with a number of big names, and has also worked as a keyboardist for Maroon 5. Although he has worked with the big pop artists, his soulful voice reminds one of a performance at a cozy and personal venue. Tickets to the concert are 295 SEK.
Friday 24th – Saturday 25th January
This race offers 20 obstacles, as well as 6 floors of elevation. Whether you are an experienced runner or not, you can take on this challenge, and feel the support from the community. Tickets for the race are 545 SEK.
Friday 24th January
I Think I’m Single 2 World Tour at Theater Pero
Captain Khalid is bringing his comedy to Stockholm with this follow up tour. His first tour “I Think I’m Single” was a major success, and he is bringing the same humor with new material for this show. Tickets are 150 SEK if you buy them in time for the early-bird deal, and 200 SEK otherwise.
Bombus is a hard rock band that takes inspiration from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, ABBA and more. Bombus is from Gotherburg, Sweden. They will have support from Horndal. Tickets are 220 SEK.
Saturday 25th January
This operetta tells the story of a young man named Candide, who is trying to understand what his teacher has told him as he travels around the world. At the same time, he is trying to get his beloved Cunegonde back. It is rendered in English with Swedish text. Ticket prices start at 110 SEK. You can also see the show on the 29th and 31st of the month.
See Skansen in a new way with the either 5 or 10 kilometer torch-lit course. Along the course, there will be artists performing to keep up your running tempo. And remember, dress to shine! The participants who have the best lit-up outfits will get prizes. The sooner you sign up for the run, the cheaper it will be, so sign up today.
If you are a fan of arcade games, this is the place for you. There will be tournaments to participate in or watch, along with games for sale. The entrance fee is 200 SEK, which includes 10 credits and lunch. Last year, the event sold out, so do not wait too long to buy your ticket.
Spanish Tapas Cooking Class with Dulce Vida Cooking Club
In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare baked scallops, artichokes, tortillas with caramelized onion, langostinos and Pimientos de Padron. Our mouths are already watering at the thought of these dishes! And after you have learned how to prepare these dishes, you will feast on your hard work along with some Spanish cheese and wine. The workshop is 950 SEK per person; bring a friend for a 10% discount.
Sunday 26th January
Open Mic Night at Tap Room Kungsholmen
Bring your talent, bring your friends, and enjoy the cocktails! The line up for this open mic night will be decided on the spot. You can perform up to three songs. If you want to book a table ahead of time, you can!
Thursday 30th January
Moonchild released their fourth full-length album, Little Ghost, back in September, and they are on tour with it now. Their music is a fusion of jazz, soul and R&B. Tickets are 240 SEK.
Ongoing in January
Alex Prager’s photographs take after Hollywood in some ways; she casts and stages her images, creating background stories for the characters that can be pieced together from the image. If you are a people watcher, this exhibit will be right up your alley. Tickets for the museum are 165 SEK; Prager’s exhibit is open until early March.
Märta Måås-Fjetterström at the Royal Palace
In 1919, Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s studio not only opened, butcaught the eye of the Royal family. King Gustav VI Adolf continued to visit her workshop yearly, and the Royal family’s collection of Måås-Fjetterström’s rugs grew. For the first time, the rugs in the Royal Collection, along with some on loan, will be on display for the public. Entrance to this exhibit is included in the Palace ticket, which is 160 SEK.
Angus Fairhurst at Spirit Museum
Fairhurst, one of the Young British Artists, works with a variety of medias, including sculpture, film and collage. One of the reoccurring themes in his work is a gorilla. Check out his work at the Spirit Museum this winter. Admission to the museum is 100 SEK.
Horses play a large role in the lives of children and adults, whether it is through horseback riding, comics with horses (like Bamse and Billy Boy), toys like My Little Pony, or collectibles like Sweden’s own Dala horses. The purpose of this exhibit is to highlight the significance of horses in our lives, by showcasing famous toy horses and telling inspirational stories about horses. Admission to the museum is 140 SEK for adults.
Lynn Hatzius at Bee Urban Evolution Lab
Hatzius is a German born artist, who lived in the UK before relocating to Sweden. With her change of scenery came new inspiration. Much of her art is inspired by nature, so Bee Urban is the perfect place to view her work.
Runo Lagomarsino was the recipient of the Sculpture Prize 2019, awarded by the Friends of Moderna Museet. He creates friction in his work, using language, history writing and materiality. This 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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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.