As the days begin to lengthen and the sun shares its warmth, take that renewed energy to enjoy Stockholm this March. From the Wonderland exhibit that’ll fill your world with color, to a comedy show that’ll get you laughing, to films that’ll leave you pondering, Stockhol has got that rejuvenating spring spirit.
Here are the best things to do in Stockholm this month:
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March
This incredible exhibit by Kirsty Mitchell has been on display at Fotografiska for a week already. There are only a few days left, and you don’t want to miss it! Mitchell began this project after she lost her mother; it is a journey through the fairy tale world as she healed. Admission to Fotografiska is 165 SEK.
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd March
This weekend course will help you pick up that pen and start writing those stories you’re always getting lost in your head with. Whether you are new to writing or experience, you are welcome to Eva Sunmo’s course. Just be sure to bring a pen and notepad! The course registration fee is 2.000 SEK, and seats are limited.
Saturday 2nd March
Rafiki, a film about forbidden love, was the first Kenyan movie chosen to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is banned in Kenya for its “homosexual themes,” and viewing of it is often limited to film festivals in other parts of the world. Take this opportunity to watch Rafiki in Stockholm through the Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, ending 3rd March! Tickets are 130 SEK.
This brother and sister duo write their own music together, with lyrics that represent the new generation with messages of being brave, ambitious, and creative. Come celebrate the release of their new single, “Kids of Paris,” with free entrance! The duo topped the charts with Joakim Lundell in 2017 with the song “Monster.”
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th March
Bringing you documentaries from all over the world, this festival includes seminars, photo exhibitions, competitions, and more! This year’s theme is “heritage.” Ticket prices vary.
Monday 4th March
Nicki Minaj does it all: she raps, sings, writes songs, acts, and models. Her fast-paced lyrics brought her attention back in 2010, and she isn’t giving up the spotlight anytime soon! Tickets are 550 – 810 SEK.
Tuesday 5th March
Dina Isæus-Berlin is a Swedish artist and graduate of Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm. Her often large-scale paintings show the marks of human movement. The exhibit will be open until Saturday 6th April.
Wednesday 6th, Wednesday 13th, Wednesday 20th, and Wednesday 27th March
Begin the hump day with a healthy start, watching the sunrise from a rooftop pool, exercising in the gym, and having a healthy breakfast. There will be access to the sauna and relaxation area as well. Tickets are 195 SEK.
Friday 8th March
The 8th marks 100 years since women got voting rights in Sweden. In recognition and celebration of this, “The Women’s District” exhibition will have its opening day. The photographs and stories of women who have lived in the Klara district will be shared. Regular admission is 40 SEK; the exhibit is free up to 25 years, and is free to all on Mondays.
Saturday 9th March
Enjoy two hours of laughs with comedians from the US, England, and Sweden. Entrance fee is 150 SEK. If you’d like a meal included, and the cost is 400 SEK.
Sunday 10th March
If you’re interested in trying a vegan diet, or if you simply want to understand more about the lifestyle, the Vegoforum is bringing information to you for free. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about vegan food, environmental issues, animal ethics issues, and more.
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong) produces and directs this historical documentary, using 100-year-old footage from World War I. Using modern technology, the black and white silent footage has been given color and sound. The film is in English, with Swedish subtitles for most showings. Tickets range from 110 SEK to 130 SEK. If you miss this sreening, don’t worry; you’ll have the opportunity to see it again on Tuesday 12th, Saturday 16th, Tuesday 19th, and Sunday 24th March.
Monday 11th March
Norrsken House is an office space available to entrepreneurs. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to surround yourself with like-minded people dedicated to solving problems more efficiently, you’ll definitely want to RSVP for this event.
Friday 15th March
We’re in love with this line up: Shawn Mendes, and support from Alessia Cara! These two Canadians are both making an impact on the pop music world today. Tickets range from 450 – 855 SEK.
Saturday 16th March
A thriller that follows the story of serial killer Jack, portrayed by Matt Dillon, directed by Lars von Trier. Tickets are 135 SEK for regular admission, 115 SEK for students. The film is in English, with Swedish subtitles.
Sunday 17th March
Have you tried the KonMari method and sparked joy in your life yet? You could sell those once treasured items at this flea market. Perhaps you are in search of treasures to add to your space, or just want to explore. Entrance is free!
Tuesday 19th March
Rocking the scene since the 90s, Dave Matthews Band always puts on a good show. Tickets start at 695 SEK, and also include a download of the new studio album, “Come Tomorrow.”
Saturday 23rd March
Whether you call it soccer or football, it’s still a great game! Sweden will play Romania in the European Championship qualifier. Tickets are between 200 and 600 SEK.
Monday 25th March
Agnes Levy is a critically acclaimed author, raised in the UK, who has recently been successful with her novels Hot Milk and Swimming Home, both of which were nominated for the Man Booker Prize. Levy will be in conversation with author Lidbeck.
Thursday 28th March
How Meditation Changes Your Brain at Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
We have all heard of the benefits of meditation, but how does it actually affect our brain? If you’re curious about this, Hans Melo’s talk is the event for you. Melo holds a PhD in Computational Neuroscience in Reinforcement Learning from the University of Toronto, and has over ten years of experience in the practice of meditation. Tickets to this talk range from 160 SEK to 240 SEK.
Ongoing in March
How could 80 objects affect and shape our future? This exhibit encourages the viewers to think about how these exhibited objects, from smart appliances to satellites, will affect our bodies, our work, and our world in the future. This exhibit opens on Thursday 21st March, and is open until August. Admission is 150 SEK
This year’s spring salon exhibits 136 participants’ work for a total of 254 works. Entrance is only 80 SEK (free on Mondays), and there is plenty of material to keep you interested all day long. Allow yourself to fall in love with a piece, as all work at the exhibit is for sale! The exhibit closes on Sunday 24th March.
Anja Niemi’s exhibit at Fotografiska shows her talent at constructing fantasies. Niemi uses the beautiful and the creepy to create her images. Admission is 165 SEK.
This gallery that opened in February is the meeting place of sports and art. The first show has a collection of art from nine Swedish artists. Entrance to this museum is always free.
Sandy Temper: Making Up Stories at Stora Nygatan 13
This project uses music, video, and pictures to tell the story of a woman, transforming a public square into a pop-up cinema for all to enjoy. An important part of the project is for the art to be easily accessible; the project is shown daily and for free for the entire month of March.
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