Please note: Many of the events below are in-person. Please make sure to follow the country’s current COVID-19 guidelines (find them here), as they may change between the time this calendar is published and when an event takes place. Always maintain social distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask when possible.
This November, Stockholm is gearing up for the holidays in creative ways, as organizations and events strive to provide COVID-safe environments for all. Festivals and fairs are finding ways to offer parts of their programs on digital platforms and museums are offering pre-booked tickets. We are so excited for all that Stockholm is bringing us this November, whether it be yoga or fishing, art galleries or mechanical dolls, beer tasting or a Christmas dinner!
Here’s everything happening in Stockholm this November:
Sunday 1st – Sunday 15th November
Tune In, Tune Out at Galleri Eklund
Swedish artist Hanna L Herder has provided a modern twist on renderings of 19th century society ladies by adding headphones into the portraits. Black and white photographs inspire her paintings, although her versions are vibrant with color.
Sunday 1st – Thursday 12th November
Pumpkins at Edvard Anderson’s Greenhouse
Take a look at and learn about a wide variety of pumpkins harvested at the Edvard Anderson’s greenhouse in the Bergianska garden. Admission is 80 SEK for adults and free for children.
Sunday 1st –Thursday 5th November
Shadows & Stripes at Galleri Hantverket
Frank Olsson’s figures, both sculptures and paintings, will be on display for a few more days in November! His art often encompasses patterns of stripes and cavities, creating the shadows he finds so enticing.
Sunday 1st November
Take a day to enjoy guided fishing! The boat sets out for Vaxholm, with plenty of coffee for everyone on board, and all the fishing equipment included. The price per person is 1790 SEK.
Characters with Souls at Galleri Riddaren
The weekend exhibit at Galleri Riddaren is of drawings by Tine Estelle Fjällner, a young Swedish artist. She began showing her work a couple of years ago, at the age of 14. Her work is separated into four groups, “The Animal Friends,” “The Outcast,” “Zodiac,” and “Friendly Foes.”
Monday 2nd November
A Clockwork Orange at Zita Folkets Bio
In Zita’s classics series, they will show Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, a film about a violent young man who undergoes behavior modification in jail. The film will be shown in English with Swedish subtitles. Tickets are 100 SEK.
Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th November
Crystal Pite and Sharon Eyal at Dansens Hus
The dance performance will begin with Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s “Solo Echo,” which is based on a Mark Strand poem, followed by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal’s “Autodance.” Tickets range from 97 to 345 SEK.
Thursday 5th, Thursday 19th, and Thursday 26th November
Mozart for Everyone at Kulturhuset
Enjoy a musical lunch break this autumn with the Royal Opera’s Choir and Royal Court Orchestra’s lunch series. Tickets for a performance costs 155 SEK, and includes lunch in the Theater Bar either before or after.
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November
A Hairless Solo and Omkretz22 at Dansens Hus
Swedish choreographer and dancer, Cristina Caprioli, brings a double performance to Dansens Hus. A Hairless Solo is performed by Caprioli herself, and Omkretz22 is performed by Madeleine Lindh. Tickets for the performance range from 100 to 200 SEK.
Saturday 7th November
BENNETT at Kulturhuset
Sammy and Johnny Bennett, hip-hop duo and twin brothers, won a Swedish Grammy Award for their debut EP Hundra80. The two began rapping separately, Johnny in English while living in London, and Sammy in Swedish while living in Malmö. Now, the two combine their styles and the languages for a unique sound. Tickets for the concert are 160 SEK.
Wednesday 11th – Sunday 22nd November
This year’s festival will introduce a digital platform, Festival on Demand, to make a large portion of the program available online. The festival includes Face2Face events, red carpet events, films from new directors, and more. If you plan to attend multiple events, it is worth looking into buying a membership for 300 SEK. With a membership, a ticket to a regular screening is 100 SEK, and a ticket for the Festival on Demand film is 59 SEK.
Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th November
This dance fair offers seminars, workshops, talks, and performances for those interested in dance and choreography. Due to COVID, a large part of the program will be streamed online. You can purchase tickets for individual events, or purchase a festival pass for 350 SEK.
Thursday 12th November
One World Stockholm Premiere at Hammarbybacken
One World is a film produced by Burton about snowboarding. It features 39 different snowboarders. Due to COVID, tickets for the premiere must be bought in advance at the Burton Store on Norrlandsgatan. Tickets cost 150 SEK. All proceeds go to the non-profit organization Chill, which aims to help youth overcome difficulties through boardsports like snowboarding and surfing.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November
Open House Stockholm
Open House Stockholm is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with free seminars and guided tours of some of the city’s most unique buildings. This event is part of the global Open House Worldwide network.
Gallery Weekend Stockholm
This weekend, many of the galleries in Stockholm have arranged for extended opening hours, artist talks, performances and guided tours to encourage the public to engage in the city’s contemporary art scene. Both emerging and established artists will be featured in the event.
Saturday 14th November
Öar at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
Opening Saturday 14th November and available through February is artist and director Karl Dunér’s exhibition of mechanical dolls, sculpture and film. The dolls interact with each other, each one with its own movements. We are thoroughly intrigued by the concept of this exhibit! Admission costs 150 SEK.
Christmas Lights Ignition
Over 40 streets, places and squares will be lit up on Saturday 14th, welcoming the Christmas season back to Stockholm! The #Stockholmsjul festivities will continue during the holiday season, with guided light walks and more to be announced on the website throughout November. You will also be able to find a lightmap on the Stockholms Jul website to discover on your own all the magical lights in the city.
Cherrie at Fållen
Cherrie is a Somali-Swedish RnB artist, who made her debut in 2014. Since then, she has opened for Jhené Aiko, and performed with Daniel Caesar and SiR. At this event, book a table, with optional food and drink, starting at 695 SEK. Seating will be staggered; you will be emailed your arrival time. They ask that you adhere to this time in order to maintain COVID restrictions.
Friday 20th November
Hyperinflation at The Economy Museum
This exhibit delves into the topic of hyperinflation, and what will happen when even being a millionaire is worthless. Admission to this museum is free.
Saturday 21st November
Stripped at Moderna Museet
Multimedia artist, Lea Porsager, has her first major solo exhibition opening at Moderna Museet this weekend. The exhibition will be on display until mid-February. Porsager’s work incorporates ideas of feminism, mysticism and science. Admission is 170 SEK until Sunday 17th January 2021, and includes admission to the Alberto Giacometti exhibit. After the 17th, admission is 100 SEK.
Tuesday 24th November
Christmas Dinner at Oaxen Krog & Oaxen Slip
The season of Christmas dinners is upon us! Book your table now for a lovely dinner at Oaxen, beginning Tuesday 24th November. Instead of the usual buffet, the food will be served directly to the table. Pescatarian and vegetarian dinner options are offered. Dinner ranges from 775 to 875 SEK.
Wednesday 25th November
The Post COVID-19 World: Moving Beyond Building Back Better
A number of Swedish organizations have teamed up to provide this online event. During the event, questions such as what we can do locally to make a global impact, and how COVID-19 has enhanced existing inequalities, will be discussed.
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th November
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival at Nacka Strandsmässan
The beer and whiskey festival this year will take a new approach to ensure safety during COVID. The tastings will be seated, and led by beverage experts. The organizers have designed the festival this year to have time slots, which will help to make sure there are not too many people together at once. Admission is 250 SEK on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th, 295 SEK on Saturday 28th, and 200 SEK on Sunday 29th.
Friday 27th November
Gingerbread House 2020 at ArkDes
The 30th annual Gingerbread House exhibit will open on Friday 27th November this year, and be on display until Sunday 10th January. We love this annual event, as it celebrates the holidays with gingerbread houses, invites all ages and skill levels to contribute, and explores a new theme each year which is “distance” this year. There are three categories of the competition: children up to age 12; architects, designers and professional bakers; and anyone else who wants to participate. This exhibit is free. We can’t wait to see what will be baked up this year!
Sunday 29th November
Style It Forward at Berns
The proceeds from the Style It Forward fashion event will go to The Hunger Project Sweden, an organization that works to eradicate hunger. Some of Sweden’s largest fashion brands donate clothing, jewelry, and accessories that attendees are able to purchase for discounted prices. Due to COVID, attendance will be limited to 50 at a time. If you are unable to attend in person, you will have the chance to buy items online the following week from tradera.se.
Monday 30th November – Wednesday 2nd December
Arab Film Festival Stockholm
Hosted by Malmö Arab Film Festival, this event will include film screenings and some question and answer sessions. In order to attend the festival, you need to purchase a festival card, which costs 150 SEK. The individual film screenings vary in price.
Ongoing in November
Monday Yoga at A house Stockholm
Drop in to a yoga class for 100 SEK every Monday in November, and unload any stress you may be carrying with you! All skills levels are welcome.
Power and Movement at Tom Tits Experiment
Interact with the exhibition at Tom Tits Experiment to understand the technical and physical phenomena happening around us. Who in your group will be able to bend a beam the most? How strong is the bridge that you build together? Tickets for Tom Tits Experiment are 195 SEK for adults. Be sure to pre-purchase your tickets, as they are limiting the number of people admitted per day.
The Thin Line at The Swedish Museum of Natural History
Swedish photographer Björn Persson has gained international acclaim for his beautiful images of Africa’s wildlife. He seeks to capture the personality of the animal, and to show people how wonderful these animals are, in an effort to work against poaching in Africa. All you have to do in order to see Persson’s truly breathtaking work is pre-book a free ticket!
Everybody Dance! at The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
With the pandemic, opportunities to go out and dance have become extremely limited. Museum director, Christina Kåremo Sklöldkvist, wanted to give people a way of dancing, despite the challenges of COVID. The Everybody Dance! exhibit invites you to use VR glasses to attend a virtual club that is half exhibit and half dance floor. You will be able to see an example of Sami dance, for example, as well as hear dance hits. They ask that you bring your own headphones and that you maintain your distance from others. Entrance to the museum is 140 SEK.
The World of Small Things at STUDIO L2
STUDIO L2 is having window exhibits, in order to keep people safe in times of COVID. Their current exhibit, which closes on Friday 20th November, displays the paintings of Ingela Johansson.
Our Time on Earth at Fotografiska
Mattias A. Klum is a Swedish photographer who began his career at the young age of 17. He was the first Swede to have a photograph, of a silvered leaf monkey, on the cover of National Geographic. He has been filming, writing and photographing nature for about 35 years now. Entrance to the museum is 170 SEK, and tickets must be pre-booked due to COIVD.
Ice Skating in Kungsträdgården
Get into the jolly winter spirit with free ice-skating at the Kungsträdgården rink! Unfortunately, due to COVID, it will not be possible to rent skating equipment this year.
Live Jazz at Glenn Miller Café
This jazz club is open Wednesdays through Sundays, with live jazz music each night. If you would like to go and enjoy dinner, plan to book a table in advance. Otherwise, enjoy a drink at the bar while you listen to the music. The concert fee is a minimum of 50 SEK per set.
Dark Testament at Fotografiska
We are excited for this unusual, beautiful and thought-provoking exhibit from Lina Iris Viktor at Fotografiska. Viktor is a British-Liberian artist with a background in film and photography. Her artwork combines photography, painting, sculpture, performance and gilding with 24-karat gold. Admission to the museum is 170 SEK.
The Party is Over at The Spirit Museum
Photographer Elisabeth Ohlson has curated the fall art exhibition at the Spirit Museum, choosing work from the grand Absolut Art Collection. Admission, which costs 120 SEK, is limited to 50 visitors at a time due to COVID.
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Header image: Girl reading (detail) by Peter Ilsted, public domain via The Athenaeum