Winter school break in Gothenburg

The first month of spring year offers lots of concerts, both at the big arenas and at Gothenburg’s many smaller live music venues.
Swedish duo First Aid Kit starts their world tour on March 1 with a long-awaited concert at the indoor arena Scandinavium.

Nils Frahm is the neoclassical composer who reached an audience far beyond his genre. On March 20, he plays at Gothenburg Film Studios located at Hisingen.

The live music venue Pustervik has a solid line-up of concerts during March. Many are already sold out, so check the website before you head out. Among others, these artists will play in the end of the month: John R. Miller with JP Harris, March 21, Courtney Marie Andrews, March 23, and Martha Wainwright, March 28.

Credit: Lennart Sjöberg

Performing arts

It really is a brilliant performing arts spring in Gothenburg, and in March we can look forward to, among other things, this:

On March 31, the Gothenburg Opera will have the world premiere of two dance works with the common name Touched! Critically acclaimed Swedish choreographer Johan Inger meets the hyped Dutch sibling pair Imre and Marne van Opstal.

At the venue Atalante, two different dance pieces are shown in March. Wiggling Things is a dance performance that unfolds in an artificial Arctic landscape, March 3-4. On March 15–16, the Seal Women will be performed by Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir.

Design market à la London. Markets and pop-ups with a focus on design. The name à la London is inspired by all the amazing street markets in London and the wish to create the same feeling in Gothenburg. Credit: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

Fairs for food, drink, and design

If you want to take your taste buds on new experiences, you should go to Göteborg Vin & Deli 2023 at The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre March 17-18. Here you can try food and drinks from around a hundred exhibitors and buy something to take home.

If you are looking to check out new local design, á la London Design Market has a pop-up market at Östra Hamngatan 23 (the corner towards Brunnsparken) March 4–5. During the weekend, around 120 designers and creative companies gather – so take your time to stroll around and discover Gothenburg’s local design scene.

Art exhibitions and classical music you don’t want to miss

Are you longing for art and classical music experiences, there are several dates to book into the March calendar.

At the Gothenburg Concert Hall, the Gothenburg symphony orchestra performs Strauss’ classical work Also sprach Zarathustra, 16–17 March. March 8-9, they perform Shostakovich’s The Leningrad Symphony.
March 1-4 is a family concert at the historic concert hall! In GBG 402, Gothenburg’s belated 400th anniversary is celebrated with a musical declaration of love to the city of Gothenburg. The entire symphony orchestra participates together with rapper Vic Vem, jazz pianist Fabian Kallerdahl and singer Negar Zarassi.

On March 11, Gothenburg Museum of Art presents the South Korean artist Lee Bul’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. She is considered one of Asia’s most important artists and the exhibition in Gothenburg shows a selection of sculptural works. The exhibition is on view until August 27, 2023.

March 10 to April 2 it’s the Spring Salon at Konstepidemin, an artist-run cultural centre and studio area at Linnéplatsen. At the salon, 81 contemporary Gothenburg artists exhibit their works, and have a vernissage during the monthly event “Epidemifredag” together with several other art and cultural experiences.