Bear on a bench.

Cultural Calendar: March 2024

Get ready to ROAR into March with these free (or nearly free) events coming up!


They say that March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. Or maybe it comes in more like a bear? If you’ve been hibernating all winter, get ready to wake up and ROAR into spring!

Belt it out!

SALT, Langkaia 1.

Stars and fireworks with SaraLy

Like being a part of the music? Join a sing-along at SALT’s Arctic Main Stage with SaraLy and her band! If you’ve got kids, bring them. Or, just come as you are for this inclusive event, which lasts about 45 minutes. Buy a drink or a snack afterwards at one of SALT’s food and beverage vendors. Tickets are free, but registration is required. 

When: Sunday, 3 March, 13.00
Where: SALT Arctic Main Stage - Langkaia 1
Learn more here.

PubChoir with the Oslo Choir

Add your voice to the choir! This choir starts from scratch every month with a new pop song to learn and sing together under the direction of Vetle Gjevestad Agledahl. No experience is required and the bar will be open if you get thirsty along the way. No registration is required either, but the place is sure to be packed, so make sure to get there early! 

When: Thursday, 21 March, 19.00
Where: Carls, Trondheimsveien 113
Learn more here.

Use your words! 

Storyteller Festival

Nordic Black Theatre.

If you’ve got some stories to share and are interested in hearing tales from others, check out this free Story Sharing Café, where participation in English is welcome! There’s also:
- a free improvisational music and story jam,
- a panel discussion in English on storytelling,
- and a storytelling session around the campfire to close out the weekend.

When: 14-17 March
Where: Multiple locations. See program for details.
Learn more here

Newcomer standup at SALT

Have you always wanted to try standup comedy? Here’s your chance! Before the show, there is a free writing workshop at 18.00 where you can meet other comedians and work on new material. See link below for details.You can also come and just enjoy the show from the audience. Tickets are free!

When: Mondays, March 11 & 25, 20.00-21.30
Where: SALT Pyramiden, Langkaia 1
Learn more here.

Get moving!

Juggling balls.

Magical fun with the Flying Seagulls

Want to burn off some seriously playful energy? Join the Flying Seagulls for an interactive performance that you help to create! All ages are welcome and tickets are free. Flying Seagulls Norway is a humanitarian organization that works to spread laughter, play and joy to children in crisis. For the past 15 years, the jugglers in Flying Seagulls have met over 400,000 children in 24 countries. Come ready to play! 

When: Sunday, 10 March, 11.30
Where: SALT Langhuset - Langkaia 1
Learn more here.

Irish Dance

Up for a high energy dance adventure? Give Irish Riverdance a try – no partner or previous dance experience required. Wear comfortable clothes and bring indoor-only shoes that you can dance in (sneakers, jazz shoes, etc.). The first class is free, but note that the full class is a seven-week series (full tuition 900 NOK, should you decide to join). Pre-registration required. 

When: Monday, 18 March, 20.30-21.15
Where: Anne Cecilys Ballettskole, Kirkeveien 56
Learn more here.

Oslo Street Food.

Latin Night: Salsa

Head over to Oslo Street Food for a night of salsa dancing and more with Norway's largest salsa & Latin dance organization, Salsakompaniet. Admission is free. There are plenty of international food and beverage vendors to choose from if you need a little refreshment along the way. 

When: Monday, 25 March, 20.30-23.00
Where: Oslo Street Food, Torggata 16
Learn more here.

Summon your inner nerd!

Tøyen Flowers.

Painting course at the Gamle Munch

Feeling creative? Join Lily, a botanical illustrator, for a free drawing and painting course at the old Munch Museum in Tøyen. No experience required and all language levels welcome. Register in advance to ensure a place, and come ready to meet others who enjoy art!

When: Saturdays in March, 11-13
Where: Gamle Munch, Tøyengata 53
Learn more here

Nerdy Science Cake Competition 2024

Is baking your secret superpower? Let the secret out with this fun cake competition! Pick a nerdy scientific concept you want to illustrate and use your creativity to make it come to life as a cake. Deliver your creation to the Science library on Pi Day (14 March), between 9 and 11. This is a juried competition with prizes and honors to be won!

When: Thursday, 14 March, 11.00-12.30
Where: UiO : Realfagsbiblioteket, Moltke Moes vei 35
Learn more here

Into History: Humanities Festival 2024

The University of Oslo is teaming up with Deichman libraries and other cultural institutions around town to offer this two-week festival celebrating history. Note that many of these events will be held in Norwegian, but non-Norwegian speakers might enjoy:
- The Afterlife of Natural History,
- This is how we speak Norwegian in 40 years (Beyond Barcode exhibit),
- or a Historic city walk through Jewish Oslo

You can also see a screening of the film Tantura or join an Album Listen of Prince’s Parade.

When: 7-21 March
Where: Multiple locations. See schedule for details.
Learn more here.

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