What’s On in Stockholm: September 2020

As fall starts to engulf the city of Stockholm with crisp smells of autumn, we want to enjoy any remaining warm days and appreciate all the art exhibits opening around us, the live music that is starting to gain traction again since COVID-19, and take care of our minds and bodies with fun exercise events. Although many venues have begun opening up again, please be mindful that COVID-19 may affect the event.

Here’s everything happening in Copenhagen this September:

Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 9th

Won’t Kill My Darlings! at Konsthantverkarna

This exhibit displays the jewelry and other items created by Jenny Edlund, a member of Konsthantverkarna. Edlund has an MFA in metal design from Konstfack, and has work in numerous museums. Visiting Konsthantverkarna is free.


Metal Endeavors at Gallery Sebastian Schildt

Works from the 2020 graduating MetalArt HDK Valand class are presenting their metal creations. Due to COVID-19, this year’s batch of students experienced the added challenge of a time crunch to produce their work. You can book a visit to the gallery via their website.



Tuesday 1st – Sunday 6th

Urban Playa Sthlm at Noden

Urban Playa Sthlm brings you workshops, events and other fun activities for the whole week. The week is inspired by Urban Playa Barcelona, created by Barcelona Burning Hub, with whom Urban Playa Sthlm plans to connect throughout the week. This event is for Noden members only, but becoming a member is simple! If you have an event or workshop that you would like to create, there is space.


BLIXTVISIT Konstfack Keramik & Glas at Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum

This pop-up exhibit features the work of a group recently graduated from Konstfack who all have their starting point in ceramics or glass. Entrance to the exhibit is 130 SEK.


Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd

Krull, Assarsson, and Johansson at Nordic Art

Nordic Art is an art store in the center of Stockholm that has new exhibits frequently. Take a look at the work of Kristina Assarsson, Maria Krull and Natalia Johansson this early September.



Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th

Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Spend a few days focusing on you. This event is for up to ten women. Empower your wellness journey with yoga, workshops, and nourishing meals on a private island. The retreat costs £1,200 per person.


Timelessfest 2020

This film festival focuses on screening older films, with the goal of bringing the heritage of film to life. The theme for the festival this year is utopia/dystopia – the future of film. Screenings will be at Bio Rio, Zita, Tellus, and Capitol. Ticket prices vary. Films include the silent film Golem and David Croenberg’s Crash in English.



Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th

Supermarket at Skrapan

This international art fair showcases work from over 150 artists. The goal is not only to show their artwork, but to create new networks amongst artists: to share ideas and to share passion for art. The fair takes place at thirteen artist-run spaces. Entrance for all is free.


Thursday 3rd

A Girl’s Band at Reimersholme Hotel

This is not only a free outdoor screening of Marilina Giménez’s film A Girl’s Band, it is also the program release event for PANORAMICA 2020, Stockholm’s Latin American film festival. Due to COVID-19, only 50 people will be able to view the film; it is a first-come, first-served event. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. A Girl’s Band looks at the male-dominated music industry that Giménez experienced as the bassist for a three-woman band named Yilet.


Friday 4th

Space Jam with Tijana at Yoga Folks

Groove out to DJ Tijana’s melodic tempos at this sober disco! For members of Yoga Folks, this event is 100 SEK. If you are not a member, the cost is 220 SEK.


Saturday 5th

Color Obstacle Rush at Sportfältet Gärdet

This event was originally scheduled for June, but was postponed due to COVID-19. If you had purchased a ticket for the original date, it is still valid. If you did not get a chance to purchase a ticket yet, now is your chance! There will be new obstacles, color stations, and music stations to ensure a fun 5-kilometer running experience. Tickets get more expensive the closer to the date you buy.



Thursday 10th

Release Party

The Swedish artist, Alma Alfsdotter, is organizing an event to celebrate one thousand streams of her first release, Running Away from You. This is a great chance to show support for a young artist!


Saturday 12th

Yoga and Breakfast at Färgfabriken

Enjoy a two-hour dynamic vinyasa session to start your weekend off! The session will include story telling, group building and mythology, as well as a vegetarian breakfast after yoga. Due to COVID-19, spaces are limited to 50 people. Yoga mats and changing rooms are not provided. Tickets cost 350 SEK.


Listen at Färgfabriken

This event would be a great follow-up activity to yoga hosted in the morning at Färgfabriken. Listen is a collaborative project between Färgfabriken, Skellefteå, and Virserum’s art hall that focuses on knowledge and emotions in relation to climate change. Skellefteå and Virserum have related, but separate, projects displayed. Entrance to Färgfabriken is 20 SEK.



Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert at Fasching

The tribute band, Stevie!, will bring the joy of Stevie Wonder to Stockholm on Saturday. Tickets start at 165 SEK.


Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th

Stockholm Fringe Festival

This year’s Fringe Festival will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person events. There will be dance and performance art pieces, theater events, and a gala. A bonus of the virtual nature is that for some of the events, Stockholm’s Fringe Festival is also teaming up with Sydney’s Fringe Festival! Prices vary based on the event. For more information on the program, head to their website.


Wednesday 16th September

5Rhythms Movement Practice in Stora Skuggan

Whether you have experience or not, you can participate in this dance meditation created by Gabrielle Roth. The practice is meant to create a pathway to help with self-discovery. The class is 250 SEK.



Friday 18th and Saturday 26th September

Syntax Error at H62

Dress as your favorite video game character, dance to Disney tunes and enjoy the friendly and accepting environment of Syntax Error. Entrance fee is 100 SEK. Due to COVID-19, be sure to double check that the event is still on.


Friday 18th September

Ellen Andersson at Fasching

Ellen Andersson quickly established herself as a noteworthy Swedish jazz singer. She has now released her first single from her second, and long-anticipated, album. Tickets to the concert are 220 SEK for standing, and 270 SEK for dinner seating.


Saturday 19th – Wednesday 23rd

5K @ EASD Virtual Challenge

To help raise awareness about diabetes, participate in the 5-kilometer European Association for the Study of Diabetes challenge by walking or running from your home or your city. Novo Nordisk has made the event free for all. Participants are encouraged to take the World Diabetes Foundation Pledge, the proceeds of which will be donated to the World Foundation Kyrgyzstan Project 2020.



Saturday 19th

Skott and Freja The Dragon at Debaser Strand

Skott is a Swedish singer/songwriter from a small community in Vikarbyn. She learned to play the violin from a young age, and was not exposed to contemporary music until her teenage years. Freja The Dragon, Stockholm native Freja Drakenberg’s stage name, is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. This concert is bound to be a special one, with two talented females.


Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th

GES at Cirkus

GES is a Swedish group consisting of singers Anders Glenmark, Thomas “Orup” Eriksson and Niklas Strömstedt. The concert will include songs from the trio, as well as songs from each of their solo careers. Tickets vary in price, starting at 495 SEK.


Friday 25th – Sunday 27th

TCS Lidingö Race Weekend

Due to COVID-19, this year’s autumn races will look different but still leave you feeling great. If you register for the 30-kilometer, the 15-kilometer, the Pink Ribbon, or the junior and veteran races, you will be able to choose between running at home or on-site. Using your phone, you will report your time. Registration fees vary based on the race.



Saturday 26th

Carnaval de Estocolmo at Münchenbryggeriet

It is time to celebrate Carnival, so get ready to dance! There will be 4 dance floors, 100 artists, 6 DJs, and innumerable good times. Tickets are 340 SEK.


(In)Equality at Drottningholm Court Theatre

This tour of the theatre explores how gender roles and labels would have affected the people of the 18th-century theatre world. Tickets for the tour are 195 SEK for adults, 100 SEK for students. The tour is in English and will be limited in size to ensure social distancing.


Monday 28th

Sara Parkman at Fasching

Sara Parkman is a folk singer, violinist and composer from Sundsvall, Sweden. Her first album was released in 2016. Tickets for this concert are 250 SEK.



Tuesday 29th

The Thin Line at Swedish Museum of Natural History

A new photography exhibit will open at the Swedish Museum of Natural History on Tuesday 29th September, and remain until mid-April. The exhibit will feature Björn Persson’s photos of Africa’s wildlife, prompting the viewers to think about the thin line between survival and extinction for these animals. Admission to this exhibit is free.


Wednesday 30th

Cheese Tasting at Östermalmshallen

This cheese tasting, hosted by Arla Unika, will give you the opportunity to taste cheeses in the five different taste categories. The cheeses will be paired with drinks so that you can discover what flavor pairings your prefer. The tasting is 495 SEK per person.


Ongoing in September

Crystal’s Caff Stockholm 水晶冰室

Crystal’s Caff popup will run from the 14th of September to the end of November. It will offer classic Hong Kong dishes – like french toast with peanut butter filling, condensed milk, and butter, or Charsiu – and tell stories about Hong Kong through food; its history and its current political upheaval. Head to their Instagram and DM the organizers to find the address.


Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends in Montmartre at Millesgården

This show exhibits posters by Hendri de Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries. These artists brought the poster from a form of media into art status. The exhibit closes Sunday 20th September. Entrance to the museum is 150 SEK for adults.



Augusta Lundin: The First Fashion House in Sweden at Thielska Galleriet

Augusta Lundin is considered to be Sweden’s first international fashion designer, her creations worn by European royalty and upper class. The exhibit shows her sewn work, and tells of her entrepreneurial work. Admission to Thielska is 130 SEK.


Stockholm Bloodbath at The Medieval Museum

In the year 1520, about 80 people were executed in Stortorget due to a power struggle over the throne. This exhibit at the Medieval Museum tells the history behind the power struggle and what resulted. This museum is free.


Ester Blenda in Kamchatka at the Ethnographic Museum

This mini exhibit looks at the female investigative journalist, Ester Blenda Nordström, who journeyed to Kamchatka in Russia. View poems and original images from her time in Russia. Entrance to the Ethnographic Museum is free.



Enchanted – John Bauer and the Magical Nature at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

John Bauer is best known for creating beautiful illustrations for children’s books, often showing mysterious and dark scenes and creatures. In this exhibit, Bauer’s work will be displayed along with work from his contemporaries, like Theodor Kittelsen and Agnes de Frumerie. Admission to the museum is 150 SEK; this exhibit opens Saturday 5th September and closes Sunday 24th January.


Gylleboverket at Färgfabriken

Gylleboverket is an artist group that creates art installations specific to the site, using video, sound, performance, myth formation and social sculpture. Their installation at Färgfabriken opens Saturday 19th September, and will remain open until Sunday 29th November. Admission is 20 SEK.


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.