Fraud or fest, Valentine’s Day is the marmite holiday that splits people down the middle: fun day to spend with your loved one, or greeting-card-chocolate-industry perpetuated manufactured capitalism hell holiday? Either way, it’s here to stay at this point, and Stockholm’s bars and clubs are gearing up for another round of pink-hearted celebrations. We rounded up what’s happening in the city on February 14.
F12: NO SLEEP CLUB
Roses are red, DJs are everywhere Linnea releases a new single. F12’s Valentine’s Day celebration is No Sleep Club, a release fest for popstar Linnea’s new single So Real. She performs live with Mira Aasma, and Soraya Bay, Ahmet Yaraman and Lova Magnusson DJ. 22:00-03:00, Fredsgatan 12
MORFAR GINKO: GAG
“ROSES ARE RED, GENDER IS PERFORMATIVE, MASS-MARKET ROMANCE IS HETERONORMATIVE”. Gag is a club dedicated to “alternative club music by and for people of queer experience”, and they’re running a takeover at Morfar Ginko on Wednesday. Rasuul and Shaded By Nature DJ until 01:00. 21:00-01:00, Swedenborgsgatan 13
GALLERI MOME ATELIER: KLUBB KAHLO
Feminist cultural crew Klubb Kahlo are running a party for the singles at Galleri môme atelier on Valentine’s Day with quizzes, music and fortune telling. Entrance is free, but places are limited. 19:00-23:00, Bäckvägen 100 Hägersten.
LAIKA: BEST FRIEND DINNER AND PARTY
Laika is this year turning its focus on Valentine’s day toward the truest love: best friends. Taking its inspiration from Paris Hilton and her bestie Nicole Ritchie (yes, there will be a cardboard cut-out of Hilton) and Andreas Almkvist DJs. This is the place to go if you want to spend this special day with your special-est pal. 17:00-01:00, Långholmsgatan 15B
THE BURGUNDY: TAK SPECIAL
TAK are taking over at The Burgundy restaurant in Gamla Stan this weekend for a Sake special. Dan Jay-Olsson and Åke Nordgren are Sake experts, and they’re putting together a special Japanese menu with two specially selected Sake options. 23:00-01:00, Yxsmedsgränd 12
KLUBB BLÅ: BLUE VALENTINE
Dress code set to black, Klubb Blå have put together a packed line-up for Valentine’s Day. Atlasgruppen have taken care of the decor and Sindra Afrodite Liebe, DJ Meeon, DJ Nimrod and Buckan DJ. 22:00-03:00, Sankt Eriksgatan 46
Photo: Linnea by Hilda Bordahl