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The events are coming thick and fast, with almost too many to write down in one WKNDR, but we have managed to figure out the best of the best for you this weekend. Whether its your stomach leading your thoughts this weekend, or the ears longing to listen to some high quality music, there is destined to be something that will lift you from that sun lounger you’ve been stuck to all week and get you in the mood for fun.



We have picked football before, but in terms of importance and thrill-a-minute football it can’t get much bigger than Europa League qualifying. After falling victim to a narrow 1-0 defeat in Greece last week, the Stockholm side have all to play for in this do-or-die match. If there is any chance of AIK making the knockout rounds to make their way into the Europa group stages, the home side have to make big tackles, score as many goals as possible and put their bodies on the line in a match this will have every local fan going through a wave of emotions during the 90 minutes. The tension is expected to be at astronomical heights and the atmosphere electric, so on a Thursday night with nothing to do but watch it on TV just take a risk and get a ticket to what will be an enthralling match.

For more information on AIK vs Panathinaikos and how to buy tickets, click here!



If you are a fan of legendary rock bands from the true generation of rock, then this evening concert is definitely a big one for you. Golden Oldie rockbound Slade, as well and Smokie and Sweet are putting on a trio of classic performances that will raise the tempo, get the heads bouncing and release the inner rocker inside you from its slumber. Major hits including “Living next door to Alice” and “Ballroom Blitz” will give you a nostalgic kick up the backside, whilst bumping into the person next to you and singing the words in the best possible gravely voice you can muster. The evening is expected to be a showstopper and performing Skansen gives a real historical kickstart to the times when the music took over the body and filled you with a real sense of freedom. Get one of the last remaining tickets, come along with a friend and relive those moments of the golden generation for one more night.

For more information on Slade, Smokie & Sweet or how to buy tickets, click here!



Recommended by “The White Guide 2016” as one of the places to eat at in Stockholm, Barobao makes its way onto our top five this weekend. Taking inspiration from the traditional Chinese steamed bun “bao”, the restaurant centres it’s menu around what may look like a fluffy pancake and their succulent fillings. Ranging from Pork belly and Salmon to lobster and steak tartare, the restaurant blends a combination of simple aesthetics with a powerful and flavourful eating experience. As the restaurant explains, it is your own experience and adventure choosing boa for yourselves and the variety of flavours and ingredients within them are simply stunning. Take your friends or family for a traditional asian dining experience and fill your belly with the fascinating combinations that make “bao” one of the most extraordinary and unique foods to eat in Stockholm.

For more information on Barobao or to look at the menu, click here!



With 95% of the tickets already sold you can tell that this festival is a biggie. After cementing its place as the biggest festival concept through Northern Europe the Weekend Festival returns for another year and its bringing one hell of a collection of DJ’s along for the ride. Superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, Marvin Garrix, and Steve Aoki are here to send the thousands of fans into euphoria with some of the monumental hits that have been adored by listeners across the globe. Go for the day, or get a weekend pass and stay in the colourful tents and experience the gigantic light-shows and mega beats that will have the entire crowd cutting loose and dancing in unison. With the DJs that are headlining, the weather expected for the weekend and the fact that this is bigger than any other festival you could make your way to throughout Europe you would be absolutely mad not to grab one of the last tickets and make your way to this extra special event.

For a video of last years Weekend Festival, click here!

For more information on Weekend Festival or to buy one of the few remaining tickets left, click here!



In the wise words of every comic lover out there, words cannot begin to describe the excitement and anticipation of arguably the best movie of the year. Tantalisingly dark and twisted, the Suicide squad are ready to wreak havoc on the big screen and blow our minds with an exceptional performance. Brimming with a host of star-studded actors, including Stockholms own Joel Kinnaman, and stars Margot Robie, Will Smith, Jared Leto and Cara Delevigne, the movie is based upon the worst criminals in the city attempting to save the place they caused so many problems, or die trying. Packed with bags full of action, plenty of one-liners and Leto’s superbly reformed Joker coaxing around like the king of the city, this movie is set to blow box office records out of the water on opening night. From beginning to end this movie is an eye-opening, thrill ride that will leave you begging for a sequel within seconds of the final frame, so go see it this weekend!

For more information on the Suicide Squad or how to book tickets, click here!



For an evening of thought-provoking music and a chance to allow your body to play through a story of emotions, Tchaikovsky’s violent concert is expected to be spellbinding. At the concert house the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing an evening full of thought provoking music under the watchful eye of one of the world’s most up-and-coming conductors, James Feddeck. Playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Clyne Masquerade and Mussorgskys Pictures, the audience will be spoilt with a replication to near perfection and with some of the brightest orchestral stars of this current generation. One such person is rising star Simone Lamsma, who many already consider to be the greatest violinists today. With a mastery of her instrument and expressive playing she will be toying with the audiences emotions throughout her performance. This sensational opportunity is rare to find and an absolute must for lovers of the classical music and the beauty it brings from within.

For more information on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto or how to buy tickets, click here!





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