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).
Read this beautiful article on Stockholm. Written by Mark Thompson, Style & Travel Editor for EDGE.
“Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea – and drowned the world in Absolut. In other words, Swedish beauty conquers all.
Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, is often considered the “Venice of the North” – and to find yourself in the Swedish capital in the midst of Stockholm Pride, the largest LGBT Pride festival in Scandinavia, is to be nearly dumbfounded by the simultaneous visual beauty of both citizenry and city.”
Robert Mapplethorpe 17 June – 2 October 2011
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. He was inspired by the sculpture of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and translated this aesthetic to a time and culture of his own, namely New York’s gay scene in the 1980s.
The resulting images portray the beautifully lit unadorned bodies of muscular men. Moreover, Mapplethorpe depicted female nudes, various flowers, in addition to portraits of his friends and acquaintances such as Patti Smith, Louise Bourgeois, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Regardless of motif Mapplethorpe’s photographs continuously reflected the same formalist aesthetic for which he is known. Fotografiska is proud to present a retrospective of nearly 200 of these stunning prints, many which have never been exhibited in Sweden before.
Robert Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989.
Love is in the air! SAS Scandinavian Airlines have now counted 350,000 votes and will soon announce the winners of both the European and US-based competitions. They say: “You might think you know who won, but we can guarantee you will be surprised.”
The winners will be announced early next week, so stay tuned…
Scissor Sisters, playing in Stockholm in October, thought they were “too gay” for mainstream success.
Singer Ana Matronic thought the band – who have now sold over six million albums – would be seen as too much of a novelty act to make it big.
She said: “I never thought the Scissor Sisters would make it outside of New York City, let alone outside of America. I thought we were just too weird and too gay for public consumption. I thought we were much more of a novelty and we’d never encounter success on such a level.”
We are so happy that Scissor Sisters are playing at Cirkus in Stockholm on October 27th!
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