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AUGUST
19 - 21


WKNDR STHLM - WEEKENDER STOCKHOLM - EKEN MAGAZINE - STOCKHOLM GUIDE


As we creep towards the last few weeks of summer and shorts and shirts weather we have to make the most of the warmth and the beauty of outdoors before it disappears. With that in mind we have managed to rustle up some exciting outdoor experiences for yourself and others to experience in the city in all its natural glory whilst the light is still there to brighten up your long awaited weekend.


 

FESTIVAL
STOCKHOLM CULTURE FESTIVAL | STOCKHOLM CITY
16-21/8

We wrote last week about the eagerly anticipated youth festival “We Are Sthlm”, well now it’s time to write about its older brother the Stockholm Culture Festival (Kulturfestivalen). Spanning an incredible 6 days, wowing audiences with a combination of the world’s greatest talents in their artistic fields. Musicians, acrobats, dancers, sculptors are but a few of the entertainers on show that will provide endless hours of fun and wonder for the thousands of spectators. Sit back and enjoy the shows, or get involved in sculpture making, especially as news continues to leak that this year people will be making massive monuments out of card and then getting the rush out of tearing them down at the end. Whatever you do make sure you do not miss the opportunity to experience one of Stockholm’s most popular and famous events of the year.

For more information on the Stockholm Culture Festival, click here!


 

EVENT
SUMMER CINEMA | RÅLAMBSHOVSPARKEN
17-21/8

There seems nothing better to do on a summer’s evening than sitting beside a loved one on a blanket under the stars with a picnic basket and a classic movie. Joined by thousands of likeminded enthusiasts, take the opportunity to pull up a “seat” and watch the outdoor screenings for completely free in Rålambshovsparken. With coffee, snacks and a box or two of popcorn on sale, get the chance to relive classic films right in the heart of nature. Laugh, cry and relive the wonderful moments with the huge crowds that turn out for the unique event. Choose the best night for you and get your family, friends or partner to pick up some treats from the shop and dine in style right in front of the astronomically large open air screen that lives long in the memory as one of Stockholm’s best and unique annual experiences.

For more information on Summer Cinema and to look at what is on, click here!


 

FILM
WAR DOGS | SF BIO
19/8

Prepare for action, gunfights and pure raving lunacy in the action packed comedy starring Hollywood superstars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Having finalised the score of a lifetime, a government contract to supply weapons to the US military in Afghanistan, arms dealers Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz. Seemingly having bitten off more than they can chew, the two high flyers decide to run the guns to Afghanistan themselves, meaning that only destruction and outright idiocy lay in stall. Quick one liners, plenty of guns and a few lucky breaks along the way, expect this movie to have to barrelling with laughter one moment and then shaking your head in disarray at the next. Beautiful acted by Hill and Teller, this movie is set to be a smash hit and is well worth watching on opening night this Friday evening in Stockholm.

For more information on War Dogs or how to buy tickets, click here!


 

MUSIC
AFRODANCE SWEDEN – LADIES NIGHT | ALVIK MEDBORGARHUSET
20/8

We like to give you a little bit of everything here at Eken and what better to show that than the first ever ladies night at Afrodance Sweden! Sporting an all female crew, Afrodance will be opening it’s doors with internationally recognised DJ Brooke Bailey ready to get the night started behind the decks. As well as huge hits from Booke, Afrobeats have pulled out all the stops to entertain you with hit songs from talented female singers that are rocketing onto the scene across Africa and throughout Europe. Set for their Premiere ladies night, Afrobeats has promised to put on one hell of a show that is absolutely not to be missed, especially with the array of talent they have crammed into their evening card. So get ready to dance all night until the sun rises on this lovely city and enjoy a night of unforgettable sounds and soulful music.

For more information on Afrodance either look them up on their facebook page (Afrobeats Sweden) or click here!


 

SPORT
ICE HOCKEY: DJURGÅRDEN VS ROUEN | HOVET
21/8

It’s back and this time it’s on an international scale! After a summer of longing Ice hockey is finally back and this time it’s the Champions League coming to Djurgården. Electric skating, skilful team plays, plenty of goals and maybe a fisticuff or two, this mega match between the might Djurgården and French side Rouen is expected to get the fans on their feet and cheering in ecstasy. With a chance to edge nearer to the knockout stages in Europe’s most competitive and greatly sought after trophy, both sides will be looking to gain an advantage over one another and gain top spot. With nothing to lose and plenty to fight for Djurgården will be hoping the home crowd gets behind them and gives them the extra impetus to see of their fierce rivals. Don’t miss the chance to be one of the thousands expected to blow the roof off of Hovet this Sunday evening, so buy a ticket already!?

For more information on Djurgården vs Rouen and to buy tickets, click here!


 

EXTRA GEM OF THE WEEK

FOOD
MARCUS SAMUELSSON AT UMAMI PARK | SUNDBYBERG
22/8

Food: Marcus Samuelsson at Umami Park – 22/8
Experiences don’t get much better than the chance to have food cooked for you by one of Sweden’s most prolific chefs. Known for opening the world renowned Red rooster restaurant in New York, Samuelsson is making his way back for the weekend and giving diners the unique opportunity to taste some of the delights that put him so brightly on the culinary map. Opening up a pop=up restaurant for two times only, Lunch on the 21st of August and Dinner on the 22nd, you have to make sure you reserve as soon as you read this to get a table for an experience that will connect you with your food beyond anything you have experienced before. This really is a culinary dream and for those that have a real passion for food like we do this is one of those rare opportunities that should not be taken for granted, book now!

For more information or to reserve a table for Marcus Samuelsson at Umami Park, click here


 

♥ HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ♥

 

By BEN CRONSHAW
2016-08-15

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