What’s On in Stockholm: October 2017

The summer is definitely over and you may not feel like heading out after work. The hibernation instinct is strong as the weather cools down in Sweden; blankets, candles and hearty meals are the ticket. But don’t let the shorter days get you down! When do you feel like being a social butterfly, October in the Swedish capital is pure magic.

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

Sunday 1st October

Clothing Swap at Studio Levels

Bring your well-loved clothes and leave with new (to you) garments. Entrance is free and you can expect a light fika while you mingle and share.


Sunday 1st October

Afternoon Tea at Näsby Slott

Hot drinks and cozy get-togethers make fall a favorite season of ours. You can find all of this – in a castle no less- at this Sunday afternoon event. Yes, a million times, yes!


Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th October

Made Visible Exhibit at Galleri Korn

Abbey Kayte, an artist hailing from New Zealand, showcases her work at the Hornstull Gallery for three days. The artist uses leather on paper to create gorgeous black and white pieces that evoke native Maori culture, environmentalism and feminism.


Tuesday 3rd October

Femtech at SUP46

Start-up People of Sweden (SUP46) host their eighth Femtech event. A panel of inspiring women in the Swedish tech scene will speak and an aspiring few will pitch their ideas.


Wednesday 4th October

Historical Images of Afroswedes at Etnografiska Museet

This viewing and lecture will discuss images of Afroswedes during 17th century colonialism. How were Afroswedes portrayed in media? How does this inform our understanding of Afro-Swedish history over the centuries? An important conversation for our time.


Thursday 5th October

Sigur Ros at Annexet

The post-rock trio from Reykjavik returns to Stockholm with a set list of new music and classics. Get to Annexet for an experience that will be nothing less than transformative.


Saturday 7th October

Vitamin Well Run of Hope

This 5k run around Hagaparken will see its proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Fund (Barncancerfonden). Get out, get active and give back.


Monsters are Queer

Starting at 2 pm at Klara Biografen, this panel discussion breaks down queer interpretations of horror movies and specifically monsters. Expert speakers Gabrielle de Bourg and Mats Strandberg, with moderator Bitte Andersson, will share what characters and scenes from horror movies are important to them and why.


Monday 9th October

Dirty Harry at Zita Bio

The 1971 film that put the police thriller genre on the map and made Clint Eastwood a bonafide star will play for one night only at this art nouveau cinema.


Wednesday 11th October

The Room + Best F(r)iends Showing at Bio Rio

Cult classics by the infamous Tommy Wiseau. See them back-to-back for a dose of fun that you won’t soon forget – these are classics for a reason!


Thursday 12th October

Susanne Sundfør at Södra Teatern

The Norwegian singer-songwriter’s piano-driven, folk-inspired music is a must for your playlists this season. Even better, catch her live at Stockholm’s intimate Södra Teatern.


Thursday 12th October

Bakery and Chocolate Festival at Stockholmsmässan

Pastries and chocolate are the two major food groups, right? We’ll be at this festival to confirm…and get a sample or two.


Thursday 12th – 15th October

Affordable Art Fair at Nacka Strandsmässan

Looking for that print to complete a gallery wall or a talking piece for the entryway? The Affordable Art Fair will host more than 50 exhibitors and artists from around the world selling their work, all ranging from 500 to 50,000 SEK.


Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October

Stockholm Burlesque Festival

This festival, now in it’s 7th year, has everything from burlesque to drag to live music. Expect a brilliant, riotous night.


Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th October

Fall Market at Färgfabriken

Designmarknad will host this fall market at the Lilijeholmen art gallery. Fashion, textiles and décor will highlight this weekend affair.


Sunday 15th October

Goodbye Lenin! at Armémuseum

The museum will put on a matinee showing of the 2003 German film. Goodbye Lenin! traces the fall of the Berlin wall and reunification through the eyes adolescent Alex, who must hide the news from his fragile mother.


Tuesday 17th October

Lorde at Annexet

The New Zealand artist makes a stop in Stockholm on her Melodrama World Tour and we’re giving you the “Green Light.”


Wednesday 25th October

La La Land in Concert

You loved it the first time you heard it, now imagine “City of Stars” with a full backing symphony. View the film accompanied by Stockholm Concert Orchestra at Ericsson Globe.


Friday 27th October

Shout Out Louds at Vasateatern

Hometown heroes Shout Out Louds will play at the Norrmalm venue. Their 2017 album “Ease My Mind,” their first in years, is a strong renaissance for the indie-pop band.


Sunday 29th October

Feminist Fall Market

Honoring the creativity of women, this fair promises to be a space for self-identified women to gather and sell jewelry, posters, clothes and more.


Monday 30th October

Dua Lipa at Munchenbryggeriet

There must be something in this autumn air because yet another female powerhouse is performing in Stockholm this month. Don’t miss Dua Lipa at the Södermalm brewery-turned-event space.


Ongoing in October

Backdrop at Sven Harrys

Photographer Björn Abelin gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Stockholm Royal Ballet. Runs until 22nd October.


Paul Hansen at Fotografiska

The Södermalm museum will exhibit an extensive collection of the Swedish photojournalist’s work. “Being There” is a testament to the empathetic and powerful role of photography and will showcase work featured in his new book of the same name. From Friday 8th October to Sunday 19th November.


Manipulate the World at Moderna Museet

28 Swedish artists have collaborated on this exhibit inspired by the work of Öyvind Fahlström whose work aimed to manipulate space and situations. Can we really play with our reality, shape our experience, manipulate our world? Runs from 21st October to 18th January 2018.


Don’t forget: all the 2017 Holidays & Flag Days are here.

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