What’s On in Stockholm: March 2018

Although we always aspire to celebrate the women in our lives, March is Women’s History Month, and Stockholm is definitely making the most of it, including specific International Women’s Day celebrations on March 8th. Of course, there are plenty of other events to choose from, from festivals to markets.

Here’s what’s happening in Stockholm, Sweden, during March 2018, including all the best exhibitions, concerts and films:


Friday 2nd March

Afrofutures at CinemAfrica

CinemAfrica’s film festival events began in February, and now they’re (thankfully) rolling into March. This particular event will show three short films: Afro Punk Girl, They Charge for the Sun, and See You Yesterday. All three films are in English.


Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th March

DecentBangla Pop-up

Enjoy a glass of cava while appreciating the organic and fair trade fashion of DecentBangla, a collaboration between Sweden and Bangladesh.


Saturday 3rd – Thursday 8th March

Who Likes Me? at Galleri T

Nora Farah is displaying her work in Sweden for the first time. The theme of her exhibit falls perfectly in line with International Women’s Day: women’s perception of themselves.


Saturday 3rd March

Kendrick Lamar at Ericsson Globe

Kendrick Lamar is on tour in Stockholm. Need we say more? James Blake (who is also credited as a writer and producer on Kendrick’s song “ELEMENT”) will open. Double yes!


Stockholm Carnival Party at Münchenbryggeriet

Join the 25th annual Carnival party – 4 dance floors, 100 artists, 10 DJs – it’s going to be a wild night! Don’t miss the Brazilian style food available. Tickets are 330 SEK, or 350 SEK at the door.


Sunday 4th March

Feminist Market at Nalen

Nalen kicks off International Women’s Week Sunday with a market and entrance is free. Over 50 female designers will be selling their artwork, and Ida Östensson, founder of FATTA!, will speak. Check out @feministiskmarknad on instagram for a sneak peak of items for sale.


Wednesday 7th – Thursday 8th March

Female Legends Women’s Day Celebration

During this 24-hour event, women will discuss issues within gaming and tech, and will take part in competitive gaming. The event will be live-streamed, and benefits will go to Save the Children.


Thursday 8th March

Bangs March 8 Party at Nalen

Nalen and Bang magazine are hosting a Women’s Day celebration for the 15th year in a row. Award winning poetry will be presented, JUCK dance group will perform, as well as Beatrice Eli! Dancing will follow the performances. Tickets range from 195 to 349 SEK – check out the website to decide which ticket is right for you.


Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March

Photo Exhibition at Fotomassan

For those interested in photography, this is a place to find inspiration! There will be seminars, image shows, and product information at this fair. An entrance ticket to the Photo Exhibition will also give you entrance to the Lake and the Explore Exhibitions.


Friday 9th March

‘Strophe, a Turning’ at Moderna Museet

Enjoy a screening of Ellie Ga’s film, Strophe, a Turning, with Ellie Ga herself. This film was inspired by her interest in how drifting objects have helped to chart sea movement. After the film (which is in English), Ga will speak. Tickets are 65 SEK for non-members, and 45 SEK for members of the Modern Museum.


The Chainsmokers at Tele2 Arena

These two continuously make fun bouncy beats, so this concert may end up being equal part club (fine by us!).


Wednesday 14th March

8 Hours for Syria

War Child presents 8 Hours for Syria to highlight children’s situations during the 8 years of war in Syria. The events of the day will be live-streamed through their Facebook page, where you can also donate to War Child to help Syrian children. The day will conclude with a concert at Under Bron with Omar Souleyman. Ticket proceeds for the concert will go to War Child’s projects.


Wednesday 14th, Wednesday 21st, and Wednesday 28th March

Dance Life Drawing at Dansmuseet

This isn’t your ordinary drawing class: these models are dancers! Different types of dance will be performed each week, and you are encouraged to draw the models in motion. Beginners and experienced drawers alike are welcome. Price of admission is 120 SEK. Be sure to bring your own materials.


Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th March

Portuguese Film Festival at Kulturhuset

Frames on Women, the 5th edition of the Frames Portuguese film festival, focuses on the representation and visibility of women in cinema. The festival kicks off with an opening concert by Luísa Sobral on Thursday, and Friday begins a weekend of films (either in or subtitled in English). You can purchase individual screening tickets beginning 1st March, or purchase a festival pass for 400 SEK.


Friday 16th – Saturday 17th March

Stockholm’s New Beer and Whiskey Fair

Wine tastings are great but sometimes you’ve got to switch it up! At this fair, you can enjoy samples of beer and whiskey. You’ll also find food, cigars, chocolates and more for sale. Tickets for this fair are between 250 and 295 SEK; entrance fee does not include coupons for drink samples.


Saturday 17th March

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Gather in Kungsträdgården for face-painting, competitions and more to get into the festive spirit for St. Patrick’s Day. Then follow St. Patrick, Irish wolfhounds and the Stockholm Pipe Band as they parade to Kornhamnstorg for music and dancing. The planned route this year will be shorter than in years past, so be sure to check out the website even if you’ve attended previously.


Tuesday 20th March

Bahamas at Obaren

Bahamas is a Canadian musician; he has previously worked with musicians such as The Lumineers, Feist, and Jack Johnson. He will be performing for free at one of our favorite hip spots: Obaren.


Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd March

Again at Dansenhus

Ina Christel Johannessen, one of Norway’s most renowned choreographers, and composer Marcus Fjellström, bring the performance “Again” to Stockholm. The dance uses repetition to investigate our thoughts of the world and existence. Tickets range from about 150 SEK to 300 SEK.


Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th March

Sweden’s Short Film Festival at Bio Rio

The theme of this year’s short film festival is Identity. The festival includes screenings, talks, and a party. The program will be available in early March, after the best non-commercial short films are nominated, so stay tuned to their website for further information!


Friday 23rd March

English Comedy Night at Stockholm Comedy Club

Snatch up the English comedy when you can! Comedian Ben Richards is the headliner on this show; several others will also perform. Tickets are 200 SEK, plus additional cost if you choose to eat dinner or have snacks there.


Saturday 24th March

Feminist Spring Market in Södra Latin

The Leopard Förlag Feminist Autumn Market drew in over 4,000 visitors last year, and this spring will be even bigger. Entrance to the market is free; inside, you will find vendors selling everything from clothes to jewelry to furnishing. You’ll also be able to get a tattoo or haircut; very full service!


Popaganda Spring Party at Färgfabriken

It’s the first Popaganda event of the season and you don’t want to miss it! There will be two different scenes, multiple artists, including Hurula and Pale Honey, and DJs. The entrance fee is 325 SEK.


WALK THE MOON at Fryshuset

We are glad to see that the members of WALK THE MOON found their way back to each other to produce their fourth album, What If Nothing. From “Shut Up and Dance” to “Kamikaze,” this band certainly put “One Foot” in front of the other to reunite after a forced break back in 2016.


Friday 30th March

Arton.STHLM Spring Clean Swap Shop at Sickla Kanalgata 77

We LOVE this idea. Gather up all of the things you don’t wear anymore (clothes, shoes, jewelry) and bring them here so someone else can appreciate them. Then, bring home some new-to-you items! Fashion sustainability is always in style.


Ongoing in March


The Nutcracker Reloaded at Dansens Hus

The holiday classic is great. Now add breakdancing and hip-hop? Even better. Tickets for this dance show are selling out quickly so we clearly aren’t the only one excited for it! The show premiers 2nd March and concludes 18th March.


Spring Salon 2018 at Liljevalchs

A collection of 131 pieces, from young and old, from professionals to amateurs! This art exhibit contains paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, and textiles, all of which are for sale. It will be open until 25th March; entrance fee is 40 SEK, and free on Mondays!


Under the Surface at Spiritmuseum

This exhibit showcases a darker side of glass artist Bertil Vallien’s work. The exhibit is leaving Spiritmuseum 1st of April. Tickets to the museum are 120 SEK for adults.


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.