GIG: FASCHING I VITAN
This summer, it’s time to take the lush jazz of Fasching out from their concert hall and into the open at Vitabergsparken. They’re organising a special, two-act show in the park at the end of August, a feast for nature and jazz lovers alike. Opening on the day is Ann-Sofi Söderqvist and her Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra, the 19-strong group that backs Söderqvist up for her big band hits. Then following up are Oddjob, the Grammis-winning eclectic jazz group. As an extra bonus, the shows are also free entry.
Aug 26, 19:30-00:00, Vitabergsparken
This weekend, something a little different comes to Trädgården. Gränslandet, a symphonic festival, is where classical music will be brought to life with a 60-strong orchestra. All your classical influencer faves will be performed, from Beethoven to Mozart, and modern stars helping bring the whole thing to life include El Perro Del Mar and Loney Dear. It takes place across two days, Friday and Saturday.
Aug 24 @ 17:00, Aug 25 @ 14:00, Trädgården
ART: CANDYLAND AND MORE
Now that the summer’s winding to an end, it’s time for the aspects of social life that don’t require sunshine to start to return. And on that note, four galleries on Södermalm are re-opening this weekend after their summer breaks. Candyland, ID:I Gallery, Studio 44 and Tegen 2 all return with new exhibitions this weekend, with the openings scheduled for Friday. At Candyland, the artist Roberto Sánchez, aka Flor de la lluvia, from Mexico is opening the exhibition Fuego nuevo, based on an Aztec tradition of a cleaning and change ceremony that took place at the end of their calendar cycle. At ID:I Gallery, the exhibition is by Sookyoung Huh & Björn Larsson, and looks into the legacy of Sten Bergman, Swedish explorer, adventurer and travel writer. Studio 44 features a group exhibition by Emma Göransson, Peter Varhelyi and Maria Backman that explores our relationship with the countryside in an urbanised world. And at Tegen 2 there’s a group exhibition entitled “Du har inget val” (You Have No Choice), that looks into ideas of democracy and elections in the shadow of the upcoming election. All the exhibitions open at 17:00 and 18:00 on Friday, Aug 24.
Aug 24, various venues
ELECTRONIC MUSIC: RESONANS #2
If you’ve been to Norbergfestival, you’ll be aware that it’s probably Sweden’s most cutting-edge festival, a place where club culture, avant-garde electronic music and performance and digital art live and breathe together. Anrikningsverket is the non-profit culture organisation that runs the festival, and they’re bringing their curatorial talent and vision to Moderna Museet for three events this August. Resonans is their new event, a music and art exploration that includes artist talks, DJs, live electronic music and more. Round 2 takes place this weekend, with Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Sonja Tofik, Hans Berg and Gábor Lázár.
Aug 24, 18:00-22:00, Moderna Museet/ArkDes
MARKET: NOBELBERGET MARKNAD
Over the last two years, Nobelberget Marknad has been one of Stockholm’s most popular open-air day markets, with its mix of live music, food trucks and, obviously, stalls selling clothes, food and everything else drawing people from all over the city to Sickla on Sundays. But now it’s all coming to an end. Nobelberget is set to be demolished in January, and this is the last market of the summer, that means its also the last ever (at least in its current format). So they’re planning to sign off with a bang. They’ve booked in four live bands, indie icon Jonathan Johansson, Grammis-nominated Loney Dear, the dark pop of The Hanged Man and children’s artist Jojje Wadenius. As well as that, there’s all the market’s usuals, with over 50 exhibitors bringing everything from kombucha workshops to a bike market. Nobelberget Marknad’s Thea Mårdbrant says: “Because this is the last ever time we’ll have the market in this format, where you can stroll around in the sun with an gin and tonic in hand, we want to make this a big one. We’ve been a blessed group to be able to run this market, and the result is that it’s a good mix of things we ourselves think are fun. I think we’re going to miss the wonderful, wild arena that our market has been. The market this Sunday will be a little bit of a demolition party”. Martin Lagerberg, another of the market’s organisers, says: “With Nobelberget Marknad, we’ve been able to change what people expect of a market, expand the concept […] We wanted to give culture a firm place at the market, and not let just buying and selling be the main focus”. The market opens from 11:00 on Sunday.
Aug 26, 11:00-18:00, Nobelberget
Photo: El Perro Del Mar by Alex De Brabant