Friday 29th September at Salt, Oslo

Oslofest by the dock!

Oslo food, Oslo beer and Oslo disco in the world's biggest sauna.

Screening of the new Oslo film and Norwegian Oscar candidate Thelma, and a q&a with director Joachim Trier.  Experience the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo synth punk artist Torgny, the Oslo artists Sexy Boyfriends, The Oslo World Music Festival, and Canadian hiphop artist Narcy. The Norwegian Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen will present The Last Testament.
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SALT is a nomadic art project currently situated on Oslo’s shoreline, overlooking the city’s famous Opera House. On an area of 5000 square metres, SALT comprises several spectacular wooden constructions. Árdna  the world's lagest sauna), the fish rack The Arctic PyramidLanghuset and the cosy boat house Naustet make SALT a unique venue for cultural events, reflection and nightlife.


How to get there? It’s a 5 minutes walk from Oslo Central Station. Follow the harbor promenade in direction Vippetangen. The closest location on GPS is Langkaia 1.




Friday September 29th @Salt Art - Music Arena  from 4.00 pm - 3.00 am


Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament

5.00 pm @Salt, Ardna

Shoot Gallery and the Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen are presenting The Last Testament. Jonas Bendiksen has interviewed and photographed 6 men around the world who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 


The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/ The Stardust Quartet

8.00 pm @Salt, Langhuset

This unique ensemble consists of flute, violin, viola and harp with musicians from England, France, Norway and Australia. 
They will perform Schindler's List Theme, Morgenstemning, Princess Leia's theme from Starwars and more


Billie Van


10.00 pm @Salt, Langhuset

The album Pure Emotions was released September 8th and it has received amazing feedback. On Friday September 29th she comes to Salt!

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Oslo World afterparty

11.00 pm - 2.00 am @Salt, Naustet





5.30 pm @Salt, Langhuset

Thelma is a romantic supernatural thriller, about a young woman who falls in love and discovers that she possesses mystical and frightening super powers. 



7.00 pm @Salt, Ardna

At this edition of Sauna Session, DJ Joacim Haugland (Smalltown Supersound) plays records from the Oslo Disco Scene + you can hang around in the bathrobe.


Sexy Boyfriends: Sexy bydel

8.30 pm @Salt, Langhuset/Outside

Sexy Boyfriends is an artist duo making musical performances where costumes, location and context are used as tools for talking about how language and power structures relates to city planning and the personal. 




9.00 pm @Salt, Langhuset

The electronic synth punk artist Torgny just released his third album Cut & Run. We are lucky to have him at The Big O where he does a unique live set with uncompromising synth playing, fat beats, processed and natural vocal, and he has Eivind Henjum aka Sprutbass and with experimental  dancer Ida Wigdel  by his side.



11.15 pm @Salt, Langhuset

Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman, formerly known as the Narcisyst, is a musician, actor, professor and multi media artist based out of Montreal, Canada.



Oslo Culture Night

Friday, September 15th

Once a year, Oslo offers a free tour of it's culture life. Friday 15 of September you can experience Oslo's theatres, museums, music scene, films, dance and performance art, visual art scene, food trucks and historic sites. All events are FREE at the Oslo Culture and you don't need a ticket, you can just show up. We made a list with some highlights but you can see the full program at




Compagnie Furinkaï Origami

4.00 pm and 5.30 pm
@Christian Frederiks plass 

Woman and Machine in perfect Harmony. A striking performance art peace and sculpture that combines arcobatics with a modified shipping container.


7.00 pm
@Museum of Cultural History

COLLAPSE – people in an unpredictable world is about what can happen when nature defies human expectations. We try to control nature, but it may force us to see the world anew.

Letters sent from heaven by Fujiko Nakaya

10 - 17 September (open all day)

Letters Sent from Heaven is a unique exhibition of experimental Japanese physicist Ukichiro Nakaya's photographs of snow crystals and electrostatic discharges.


Urban Art Attack

Pick up your tickets from 11.00 am
@The Norwegian Theatre

The best hip hop ambasadeurs celebrates free expression through MC`ing, dj`ing, grafitti and break dancing.

Aelita: Silent Movie (1921) with live music

Aelita  is the first soviet science fiction film, mixing soap opera, political drama, romantic comedy and sci fi. 


#oslografi by Fotografihuset

Get your picture on the wall of The Opera House during Oslo Culture Night. 
Hashtag with #oslografi and follow @fotografihuset to see the weekly winners.


Sexy Boyfriends perform Sexy bydel

10.30 pm

Sexy Boyfriends is an artist duo making musical performances where costumes, location and context are used as tools for talking about how language and power structures relates to city planning and the personal. 


Jazz concert in Functionalist Icon

6.00 pm and 9.00 pm
@Villa Stenersen

Welcome to live jazz during the Oslo Culture Night, with guided tours every hour between 18:00–21:00 (in Norwegian) and delicious soup for those who are first served.


Thora Dolven Balke: All That Respires, Conspires

By Young Artist's Society and Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
1.00 pm – 12.00 am
@St. Olavs gate 3

A radio series and exhibition by Thora Dolven Balke in collaboration with Erik Balke, Dominic Barter, Camilla Rocha Campos, Trine Falch, Dr. Karl-Heinz Frommolt, Milford Graves, Gaby Hartel, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi and Amilcar Packer. 

Smell Oslo's past

By Historisk infrastruku
11.00 am - 03.00 am
@The orange  conteiners by Havnepromenaden in Bjørvika

At six of the orange containers, there are boxes with smells. The boxes are your window to Oslo in the 17. century. 

Norwegian Sculpture Biennal

6.00 pm and 11.00 pm
@The Vigeland Museum

The curator of this year's biennial is Steffen Håndlykken. Based on approximately 440 submitted applications, Håndlykken has selected 32 projects to be displayed in the Vigeland Museum, as well as in the public space. 

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Art in Ekebergparken

5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Experience a very special work in Ekebergpark – a fog sculpture by the artist Fujiko Nakaya.

Kayaking in the Oslo Fjord with Mad Goats

12.00 pm - 3.00 pm September
@At the dock behind the Opera House

Kunsthall Oslo/ Munchmuseet on the Move

Blomqvist kunsthandel

Italian Culture Institute


Outdoor film and Food Truck Bonanza

New Norwegian Artists at Sub Scene

7.00 pm – 10.30 pm
@Rosenkrantz Gate 17

Experience young up and coming Norwegian artists at Sub Scene: Colin John, ØY, The ST&NT and The Basement Shake.

Exhibition by illustrator Bendik Kaltenborn

9.00 am – 9.00 pm
@Grafill/ Norwegian organisation for visual communication

Bendik Kaltenborn marks his first ten years as an illustrator with a retrospective exhibition. It consists of early underground pieces and more recent works for Todd Terje and The New Yorker.

An art installation without walls

6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
@Losæter in Bjørvika

Losæter is a space in constant organic development. This unconventional use of a common area was initiated by the art collective Futurefarmers, with Amy Franceschini (US) as the lead artist.


Cosmopolite: Release concert with Monoswezi

Doors open at 8.00 pm
Concert starts at 9.00 pm

Monoswezi is a collective of musicians originally from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe. Monoswezi seeks a musical expression, where respect for tradition is combined with different references and experiences from jazz and modern Western music. 

A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011–2016

6.00 pm: Walk Dance Company

6.30 pm: Guided tour in the exhibition “A place to be. Norwegian Contemporary Architecture 2011–2016”

8.00 pm: Walk Dance Company

@National Museum – Architecture

NEW SKIN by Black Box Theatre

7.00 pm
@Marstrandgata 8

NEW SKIN is a new scenic production in between a concert and an installation by composer Ingvild Langgård and scenographer Signe Becker.

Gallery LNM

Classic Album Sundays


Preview of To my Children

9.00 pm (23 min)
@Klingenberg kino

Both brutal and beautifully poetic, this short film tells a story about escaping war and starting a new life in Norway.


Outdoor movie by Akerselva

8.00 pm – 11.00 pm
@Hausmannsgate 16

Vega Scene opens it's doors autumn 2018. To shorten the waiting time Vega, Arthaus and Film from the South invite you to an outdoor screening the anime success Your Name.



10.00 pm
@Parkteatret Scene

Vibbefest is back for the third time in Oslo, and as one can see from the poster, they don’t take clubbing lightly. 



Here is a SMALL selection of other Oslo events in September

A guide to Oslo’s contemporary art scene: 



Queen Sonja Art Stable

August 24th - September 24th | Thursday - Sunday
11.00am - 5.00pm


Oslo Design Fair 

August 30th - September 2nd
9.00am - 5.00pm

500 YEARS at the Oslo Documentar Cinema

September 1st
@Universitetets aula (gratis):

Ranias flukt at The Oslo Documentary Cinema

September 1st
@Cafeteateret aula (gratis):

Sonita at The Oslo Documentary Cinema

September 1st
@Akershus University College of Applied Sciences


Designlopper at Aker Brygge 

September 2nd - September 3rd
@Aker Brygge

Fixing fest

September 3rd
1.00pm . 4.00pm
@Deichmanske library, Grünerløkka

Oslo Art Weekend 2017

September 7th - September 10th
2.00pm - 7.00pm
@U.F.O - Utstillingsguide For Oslo / Exhibition Guide for Oslo

Pre-Crime  at The Oslo Documentary Cinema

September 12th

Munchmuseet on the Move and nyMusikk: Jana Winderen, 'Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City'

September 6th - October 14th
8.00am - 11.00pm
@Trelastgata - (Under Nylandsveien, by the railways on Oslo S)

Ultima - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

September 7th - September 16th
@Several venues

Oslo Culture Night

September 15th
Free events at 170 venues

The National Annual Autumn Exhibition

September 19th - October 15th (Tuesday to Friday)
9.00am - 6.00pm
@Kunstnernes hus

Norwegian Modern Messe 2017

September 16th - September 17th

Arkitekturdagen + 2017 = Estetikk

September 21st
10.00am - 5.00pm
@Chateau Neuf - Det Norske Studentersamfund

Elvelangs i fakkellys

September 21st
8.00pm - 11.00pm
@By Akerselva river


September 22nd - September 23rd
10.00am - 7.00pm


47 Soul - Shamstep – tunge dabke-beats og psykedelisk electro.

September 23rd
9.00pm - 1.00am

Oslo Fusion International Film Festiva

September 18th - September 24th
5.00pm - 11.30pm
@Cinemateket i Oslo

Knausgårds litterære dager

September 28th - September 30th
@The Munch Museum


The Big O at Salt

September 29th

Outdoor Cinema 

September 29th
@Deichman library, Grünerløkka

Oslo skaperfestiva

September 29th
@Deichman, the main library


Oslo Poetry Film Festival

September 1st-2nd
@Kunstnernes hus

Preview of IT (2017) - horror bonanza at Ringen kino

September 6th
@Ringen Kino

Outdoor Cinema: Jurassic Park in The Botanical Garden at Tøyen hovedgård

September 8th
9.00pm - 11pm
@Sars gate 1


Shoot Gallery: Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament

September 9th - November 5th
12.00pm - 5.00pm | Tue-Sun
@Shoot Gallery


The Lost Museum – Department of Humans

September 9th - November 5th
12.00pm - 5.00pm | Tue-Sun
@Munchmuseet on the Move


Oslo Urban Peace Week

September19th - Septmeber21st
@PRIO, @Oslo rådhus, @Skur 13 and @SALT


Oslo Open House

September 23rd - September 24th
@All over Oslo


Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City by Jana Winderen

September 7th - October 14th
Seminar: Jana Winderen’s project includes the seminar, Sounds of the City, held on September 22nd at the Munch Museum (2.00pm - 5.0pm). 

The Big O

September 29th
4.00pm - 3.00am
@Salt Art - Music


September 8th—October 8th
@Young Artist's Society


Algeria (extract of perfumes) - films by René Vautier

September 10th - September 12th

Tøyen Bazaar

September 24th
11.00am - 5.00pm
@Aktivitetshuset K1



September 22nd - September 23rd
10.00am - 7.00pm
@Rådhusplassen and @Kontraskjæret

Tøyen Timebank

September 9th
5.00pm - 6.00pm
@Aktivitetshuset K1


Samtale mellom Vanessa Baird og Karl Ove Knausgård

September 9th
1.00pm - 2.00pm
@The Munch Museum


Letters to the Mayor: Oslo

September 26th
6.00pm - 7.00pm