What’s On in Stockholm: May 2018

We are delighted that we get to indulge our sun-seeking selves this month. We don’t want to miss the fleeting wildflowers or any of the happenings in Stockholm. So, if you need us, find us enjoying the sun at an outdoor market, or cooling off at a fun new art exhibit.

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

Wednesday 2nd May

Manga Lecture at Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm

This lecture is on manga, a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Lecturer Dr. Jaqueline Berndt will focus on the artist Kouno Fumiyo. The lecture is free and in English.


Thursday 3rd May

HOPE Sample Sale

A 70% discount on high-quality clothes from Swedish label HOPE? Count us in! Find pieces from previous seasons, both unique items and closet staples.


Friday 4th May

It’s Raining for Space at Cinemateket

It’s Raining for Space is a film directed by Mel Brooks. You may know it by the original title: Spaceballs. The movie is a parody of Star Wars that George Lucas himself enjoyed. The movie is in English with Swedish subtitles; tickets cost 80 SEK. Enjoy, and May the 4th be with you!



Saturday 5th May

Täby Park Food Market

Celebrate spring in Täby Park with wholesome, homemade food in the old log building. If you wish to have a table for your own goods at the market, the cost is 595 SEK. While you’re enjoying the food, take a moment to see what the new district will be like in the upstairs showroom.


Fiesta Casaloca

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta Casaloca with dancing and a party! The drop-in dance lessons (salsa, kizomba, or bachata) cost 150 SEK, including wardrobe and entrance to the party. If you only want to attend the party, entrance is 100 SEK.


Lesbian Spring Festival at Kägelbanan

One dance floor will have DJ Fride and DJ Gunn, the other Trio Med Vulva, and Dafne Andas will perform live, so let the dancing begin! Pre-order tickets for 200 SEK (including wardrobe) or pay 225 SEK at the door. Listen to the music to get hyped up here.


Sunday 6th May

Women’s Handcrafted Spring Market at Debaser Strand

Over 50 female exhibitors will sell their handicraft at this semi-annual market. If you are inspired after this market and want to display your own work in the future, you can apply to be an exhibitor at their Christmas market.


Macklemore at Gröna Lund

American rapper Macklemore is coming to Stockholm. If you’re interested in attending multiple concerts at Gröna Lund this summer, you may be interested in their Green Card, which permits you entrance throughout the summer season (including concert nights) for 270 SEK. Otherwise, purchase admission to Gröna Lund on 6th May for 120 SEK.


Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th May

Urban Connection at Dansens Hus

Stockholm’s street dance festival is composed of performances by six choreographer teams, with each performing twice over the course of the four days. Every performance costs 100 SEK. Tickets are going quickly!


Thursday 10th May

EDEN at Debaser Strand

Jonathon Ng is a 21-year old singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. You may know him as The Eden Project, his previous stage name. Ng is on world tour for his debut album, Vertigo, and completes the tour at Debaser Strand! Tickets are 265 SEK.


Friday 11th May

My Favorite Murder Live at China Theater

Are you a Murderino? LA-based comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the hosts of popular true crime podcast “My Favorite Murder,” are bringing their off-beat, honest, and occasionally confronting take on true crime to Sweden. Tickets to the show start at 295 SEK. As they say, “Stay sexy. And don’t get killed.”


Saturday 12th May

Tough Viking at Stockholm Stadium

We can’t wait to see those of you brave enough to participate in this obstacle course that is complete with water, electricity, and fire! You can participate as an individual or as a team.


Sunday 13th May

Season Premier Nobelberget Market

Nobelberget Markets are free, have food trucks, music and art. Really, they have everything that you could possibly want for an afternoon out in Stockholm!


Tuesday 15th May

Beckman’s Degree Show at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

The students from this year’s Fashion Program will show their graduation collections; we can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with! Tickets are released on 2nd May.


Friday 18th May

TAKET at Eriks Gondolen

TAKET is opening for the summer season. This rooftop restaurant has incredible views of Gamla Stan, City Hall, and Gröna Lund. Treat yourself to a dinner out and a spectacular view this month.


Saturday 19th May

Hokusai at Millesgården

Woodcuts from Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji will be displayed for two weeks, beginning 19th May. It is a rare treat for so many of woodcuts (30 of the 36!) to be shown at once because the pieces are scattered among many collections and are light sensitive. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for art-lovers. Entrance fee is 150 SEK for adults, 120 SEK for students, and free for 18 years and younger.


Friday 25th – Saturday 26th May

Stockholm Burger Fest

Typical burgers, vegan burgers, gluten free burgers: this festival will have any burger you could desire! Entrance is free, and the prices for burgers and drinks will be low.


Saturday 26th May

Caliroots Sneaker Swap Meet at Hotel At Six

At this Sneaker Swap Meet, you’ll have the chance to buy, sell and exchange sneakers. If you are interested in booking a table, your table should mostly consist of sneakers but can also have clothing related to sneaker culture. Entrance is free.


Saturday 26th May

Department at Slakthusområdet

Part 2 of Department 2018 has arrived in the shape of a block party! The festivities begin in the afternoon and continue into the night. There will be an outdoor area, a main stage inside, vegan food trucks, and plenty of performers!


Sunday 27th May

The Recycling Party in Hornstull

This is the largest flea market in the Nordic region, now in its 14th year in Stockholm. Those living in the designated Hornstull area can sell their pastries, clothes, and so on; but of course everyone is welcome to shop!


Tuesday 29th May

Noah Kahan at Obaren

You may recognize Kahan’s name from his recent hit with Julia Michaels, “Hurt Somebody.” As he quickly rises in popularity, we are lucky to have the opportunity to see him at a free concert!


Ongoing in May

Manmade Land at Fotokgrafiska

Hans Strand’s aerial photography focuses on what happens when humans completely reconstruct a space of nature. The results can be quite breathtaking. While you’re there, be sure to see Anna Clarén’s film project titled When Everything Changed; both exhibits close 27th May. The entrance fee is 145 SEK for adults, 115 SEK for students and retirees.


Traveller at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Alexander Klingspor, a painter, currently lives in New York but is originally from Stockholm. His current exhibit at Waldemarsudde is his largest solo exhibition yet, filled with paintings depicting reflections on his urban surroundings. The exhibit closes 27th May; entrance fee to the museum is 150 SEK.


The Horses of Camargue at BAT Gallery

Elizabeth Linder spent several days in the Camargue region of southern France to photograph the wild horses there. BAT Gallery will be showing the gorgeous resulting series through June.


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.