This weekend is busy busy busy! Stockholm seems to be in the perfect party mood.
On Saturday Jessica Folcker is performing at the club SaturGay and Danny Saucedo at Star Gay Disco. Moxy, one of the best and largest lesbian clubs are having their big summer party on Saturday and the summer clubs Before and Boyz & Boyz will have their premieres at Mälarpaviljongen. And do not miss a visit to Berns where you’ll find the mixed club Wide Open, that Metro recently named one of the hottest clubs this summer.
At the same time 25 000 people are attending Summerburst Festival 2012. Summerburst Festival is an open air house music festival at the Stockholm Stadion with celebrated DJ’s like Calvin Harris, Adrian Lux and Sebastian Ingrosso (part of Swedish House Mafia).
WIDE OPEN! New gay club at Berns by Miss Inga and DJ Marcus Ullmarker.
Pre-premiere party tonight, May 16! Free entrance.
Wide Open will be open every Saturday during the summer. You’ll find the club at the terracce at Berns.
Sweden’s, for now, only gay rugby team is here to stay. Take a drink, chat, dance and much more with the players in Sthlm Berserkers at Stockholm’s vert first gay sports bar. The team members welcomes you to a night of fun!
Sthlm Berserkers was founded in 2011 with the aim to make the sport more open to LGBT-members. Today the team consists of more then 50 members and two coaches with several years of rugby experience. In 2012 Sthlm Berserkers will participate in Bingham Cup in Manchester. Berns is a proud sponsor of Sthlm Berserkers and their calendar.
The sports bar is open the last sunday every month.
Berserkers Sports bar at Side Track
Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7
Subway station: Mariatorget
It’s fashion week in Stockholm! Today is the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm and so far the shows have been amazing. Just went to see The Local Firm at Berns.
The Berns Hotel is by the way a partner of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network. A gay and lesbian friendly choice if your looking for a hotel in Stockholm! This chic art deco hotel has a lot to offer. Previous guests have included Marlene Dietrich and Diana Ross. One unnamed hip hop artist thought that the biggest suite was too small and therefore rented the hotels night club just to have it as a video game room…
At Berns you also find the straight friendly gay club “Kling & Paymans Glory Hole”.
This Sunday it’s time for the Blackbird Tea’se party, sweetened with classic chansons, jazz, stunning burlesque performances and of course champagne, tea, cookies and pitchblack coffee.
Blackbird Burlesque Cabaret are:
Lola van Dyke
Singer: Beata Harrysson. Piano: Daniel Kurba
15:00 to 17:00
Location: Berns Salonger (Berzelii Park) www.berns.se
Red Room & Hall of Mirrors
Ticket prices for the show & afternoon tea with sweets:
Get your TICKETS HERE
Kling & Paymans Glory Hole is a new club at Berns, hosted by dj and drag queen Miss Inga. Glory Hole, which is a part of the larger club 2.35:1, will offer you a variety of well-known DJ’s showering you in tech house all night long. Premiere tomorrow!
Check out the QX gaymap for all parties and events.
It’s fashion week in Stockholm, and we love it!
Fashion week’s main focus is to attract the international fashion community such as the press and fashion buyers to get a closer look at the Swedish fashion scene. I went to see the Nhu Duong show at Berns yesterday. It was absolutely beautiful!
Do not miss tonight’s big fashion event – Fashion Night. A collection of Sweden’s foremost designers and brands, plus over 20 stores invite you to come and check out the trends for the fall, mingle and get discounts and exclusive offers. On the Norrmalmstorg square they will be streaming shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm. August 11th, 2011, 17:00 – 23:00.
Berns is getting ready for Stockholm Pride!
We are proud to have the gay friendly Berns Hotel as one of our partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network.
Berns celebrates Pride with special guests and events hosted by the nightclub, 2.35:1 and Bistro Berns.
For daily updates about what is going on at Berns check out their page on Facebook
Bistro Berns proudly presents Familjen Andersson
The bartender collective ”Familjen Andersson” (the Andersson Family) is throwing an house party at Bistro Berns, every day from 14.00-24.00.
Familjen Andersson c/o Bistro Berns presents a jam-packed Pride week;
Tuesday = Pop Quiz Bonanza, starting at 20.00.
Wednesday = ACT UP Charity Kissing Auction – buy a kiss and make a difference for people living with AIDS. ACT UP New York (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power ) is an organization that works to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
Thursday= Girlsʼ Night. Psycho Vixens A Go-Go djset at 19.00. Jana Boujon at 21.00.
Friday= Boysʼ Night. Gustav Bendt & Payman dj-set. Kristian Anttila concert at 21.00.
Saturday= Stockholm Gay Life c/o Familjen Andersson c/o Bistro Berns party!
Sunday= Lazy Sunday. Familjen Andersson cures your hangover.
Familjen Andersson c/o Bistro Berns is located in Berzelii Park outside Berns, a 3 minute walk from Kungsträdgården. Follow their blog here
Perhaps the most characteristically Swedish tradition of all is the Midsummer celebration, celebrated on June 24, the longest day of the year when the sky never goes dark.
Most Stockholmers leave for the archipelago or the countryside during the weekend, but those who stay behind have options too.
Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, holds a grand Midsummers celebration with dancing and games to Swedish folk music around the maypole, decorated with flowers and leaves. Many participants wear traditional folk costumes and wreaths of flowers in their hair. Midsummer is celebrated outdoors in similar fashion at locations throughout Sweden. A traditional midsummer meal includes herring, fresh potatoes, beer and snaps. As this is a major national holiday many places in Stockholm are closed on Midsummer Eve and -Day (June 24-25).
Celebrate midsummer with Miss Inga at Bistro Berns in central Stockholm!
The festivities starts at 11AM, with the decoration of the maypole. Your hostess, guiding you through the festivities, is the artist Miss Inga. At Bistro Berns you can enjoy the midsummer menu from noon on. Don’t miss to book your table by calling +468-566 325 15
The outdoor party goes on until 10PM and continues at Berns Terrace and nightclub with dancing and dj sets all night.
For more partys check out QX Gay Map>>
For many Swedes the Eurovision is something special. With ABBA’s Waterloo fresh in the memory we consider ourselves to be the true schlager nation. (The Swedish national competition is Europe’s biggest.) Last year’s disappointing score leaving Sweden out of the actual final turned into a national gay drama trauma. Therefore last night’s semi final win for Eric Saade and his hit Popular was more than welcomed at Stockholm’s most happening gay bar Torget where the Eurovision is shown on big screen. Our correspondent sent us this video:
We’re sure Saturday will be even more hysterical. So if you’re visiting Stockholm this weekend make sure to be ready for Eurovision mania. Why not start your night at Torget where they will be showing the competition live as it all happens. Then head to Zipper, the gay club just off Stureplan, and celebrate whoever wins. If the Irish Jedward boys spandex trousers aren’t enough for you why not watch the show on big screens at SLM? Dress code applies, of course!
Not so into the Eurovision? Garage is open in Kolingsborg and The Dasco, the club’s sweaty success of last summer, is once again The Place To Be. (Haven’t been yet? Well, let’s just say it’s a loo full of hot Swedes – and you of course.)
Queer club 2:an in the Berns basement is also a fabulous choice for a Saturday night in Stockholm. But make sure to be on the guest list if you want to be let into Miss Inga’s VIP world of sin. (For guest list email email@example.com before 9.)
Have an amazing Eurovision weekend!
Image from www.aftonbladet.se Photo: Lina Boström Einarsson