What's On August

Norwegian Cooking: Authentic and Local
Where: Verksgata 2, 4013 Stavanger
When: August 1st – August 29th (every Tuesday, 18:00 – 21:00)
Join a cooking class where you can learn how to prepare traditional Norwegian dishes from scratch together with a Norwegian chef. Meet new people, discover the Scandinavian kitchen and enjoy the dinner in a relaxed and nice atmosphere. All dishes are based on local ingredients. Bon appétit!
Language café
Where: Sølvberget, Stavanger kulturhus
When: August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Wednesdays, 10.00 – 12.00) and 31st (Thursday, 18.30 – 20.00).
The café is organized in collaboration with Stavanger Red Cross and Stavanger Active People Society (SAPS), which is an open international community where people meet through various activities. SAPS Language cafés starts in September.
Comic Night
Where: Sølvberget, Stavanger kulturhus
When: August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th 
Veteran Boat Festival Fjordsteam 2017
Where: Stavanger Vågen
When: August 3rd – August 6th (17:00 – 20:00)
Burger Party at Ostehuset Øst
Where: Ostehuset Øst
When: August 3rd – September 14th (every Thursday and Friday, 16:00 – 21:00)
RIB (Rigid inflatable Boat) Lysefjord Safari – Pulpit Rock / Preikestolen View
Where: Skagenkaien, Stavanger
When: August 4th 11:00 - August 5th 13:00 (every Friday and Saturday, 11:00 – 13:00)
The most engaging, but still safe, action-packed experience at sea. Get your energy levels up during an exciting ride on the waves along the stunning West-Coast, enjoying the magic sceneries and the Pulpit Rock View.
Chef’s Table – The essence of Hall Toll
Where: Hall Tall
When: August 4th – October 27th (every Friday, 19:00 – 23:00)
Rent A Rooftop and Party with Friends
Where: Comfort Hotel Square, Løkkeveien 41, 4008 Stavanger
When: August 4th – September 8th (every Friday, 19:00 – 23:30)
Now you can easily book one of Stavanger's absolute best roof terraces for your next party. Bubbles and DJ? Tapas and wine? Drinks and ballads? Here you will find tasteful packages that are suitable for different occasions.
Champagne Lunch @Tango
Where: Tango Restaurant
When: August 5th – August 26th (every Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00)
The Champagne lunch at Tango has become legendary. Between 12:00 and 14:00 every Saturday, the restaurant is filled with bubbly happy people who enjoy light dishes with good champagne. You have the choice of two or three dishes.
Weekend @ Norsk Oljemuseum: 11 activities and experiences for children and young people
Where: Oil Museum Stavanger
When: August 5th – August 6th (all year, every weekend, 10:00)
The oil museum in Stavanger has exciting activities for families with children of all ages every single day.
Stavanger Culinary Lookout + 360° Experience
Where: Comfort Hotel Square, Løkkeveien 41, 4008 Stavanger
When: August 5th – August 31st (every Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 13:30)
Taste the Region’s finest food with a 360° panoramic view of Stavanger Stavanger Culinary Lookout is an exciting tasting experience with the very best locally produced food, that the Region has to offer in combination with an unrivalled panoramic view of Stavanger City.
Liquid Experience Cocktail Tasting
Where: Broremann Bar
When: August 5th – September 24th (every Saturday, 16:00 - 18:00)
Cocktail tasting with 8 different cocktails and lectures.
Guided tour of Stavanger Konserthus – English
Where: Stavanger Konserthus
When: August 5th (Saturday, 13:00)
See the two very different halls in Stavanger konserthus, the magnificent acoustic hall Fartein Valen, with its 1500 seats and world class acoustics, and the multipurpose hall Zetlitz, that can be changed from a theatre to an exhibition hall and arena for rock music or banquets. Get insight into the concert halls architecture and acoustics.
The tour takes about 50 minutes and carried out on artistic terms.
Ziggy Alberts
Where: Tou Scene
When: August 6th (20:00 - 23:00)
Christian Music Concert & Conference
Where: Faith Baptist Church Stavanger, Ullandhaugveien 133, 4021 Stavanger
When: August 6th, 10th and 13th (17:00)
Come and hear Ken Lynch, Music Evangelist from America, honour God with his concert filled with good Christian Music.
International Chamber Music Festival
Where: Stavanger
When: August 8th – 13th
Many of the great composers have created some of their very best works in the chamber format. Throughout these years, the public in Stavanger has learned to appreciate this rich repertoire, and its power to move deeply when it is interpreted by outstanding artists. The festival has expanded the knowledge of classical pearls, opened for meetings with less well-known music, and in addition nurtured a culture where contemporary music has its natural place. The result is a public which immediately appreciates the superb moments. The exchange works both ways, as the musicians feel the listeners’ intensive attention and appreciation.
Ponies in the Museum Garden
Where: Museumsveien 20, 4370 Egersund
When: August 12th – August 13th
Come and say hi to the ponies at the museums garden!
Children’s weekend
Where: Johan Feyers gate 3, 4370 Egersund
When: August 12th (Saturday, 10:00 – 21:00)
Join fun activities in Egersund Saturday the 12th of August. Make your own candy at the chocolate factory, make your own unforgettable clay figure and join the fun turf hunt activities with Magma Geopark. After a buffet made for children, have fun watching a movie at the cinema. Sleep tide in a family room at Grand hotel Egersund. The hole town is of course ready for having a lot of fun - treasure hunting and face painting!
Play with clay
Where: Fabrikkgaten 2, 4370 Egersund
When: August 12th (Saturday, 11:00 – 16:00)
Play with clay is an activity for children and youth organised at Egersund Fayancemuseum. In our workshop, children can unfold their creativity and set their imagination free. All along the workshop there will be tutors that can provide guidance and help. Thus, young participants can get a glimpse into the historical business of A/S Egersund Fayancefabrik Co in a fun and interactive way.
Where: Stasjonsveien 5,4460 Moi
When: August 12th
Neighbour Flekkefjord municipality had their salmon festival and Mandal had their shellfish festival (Skalldyrfestivalen). It was only natural that Lund municipality with all their good lakes for trout fishing would have their very own trout festival, Aurefestivalen.
Colter Wall (CAN)
Where: Folken, Stavanger
When: August 12th (21:00 – 00:00)
1-2-3 Bach
Where: Stavanger Konserthus
When: August 12th (Saturday, 13:00)
BACH: Konsert i d-moll for piano og strykere BWV 1052/1061/1063
Antibiose, Deep Down Dopeizm
Where: Tou Scene
When: August 12th – August 13th (13:00)

Sunday Brunch
Where: Renaa Matbaren
When: August 13th – October 1st (every Sunday, 13:00 – 17:00)
Sunday Brunch with LIVE DJ, bartenders and international lounge feeling.
Newton Camp – the coolest summer holiday in the world for kids (age 10-13)
Where: Preikestolen fjellstue
When: August 14th – August 18th  
Architecture along the National Tourist Route Ryfylke
Where: Suldalsvegen 1660, 4237 Suldalsosen
When: August 15th – August 16th
See attractions like Svandalsfossen waterfall, Høsebrua bridge, Allmannajuvet and Åbøbyen in Sauda. Dinner and staying the night at Energihotellet at Nesflaten.
The Indian
Where: Teaterveien 1, 4005 Stavanger
When: August 15th – August 19th (Tuesday – Friday, 19:30/Saturday, 18:00), August 21st – August 23rd (Monday – Wednesday, 19:30)
It's Indian summer and birthday with family Brede, a family with privileges, money and positions, which are also heirs to a large family fortune. The couple Henriette and Carl Henrik, or CH as he is called, will be celebrating his son Daniel 9 - birthday along with the immediate family. In the old stately garden pavilion, there is a lot of activity this warm late-summer day. But the day will be very different than everyone had seen for themselves.
Zuccarello All Star Game
Where: DNB Arena
When: August 16th (17:00)

Foto workshop SAPS
Where: Sølvberget, Stavanger kulturhus
When: August 16th and August 30th (18.00 – 21.00)
Oranssi Pazuzu (FI)
Where: Folken, Stavanger
When: August 17th (21:00 – 23:59)
Where: Tou Scene
When: August 18th (21:00 – 02:00)
Sentrumskonferansen 2017 in Sandnes
Where: Vågen VGS, 23 Holbergs gate, Sandnes
When: August 18th (Friday, 10:00)
The Tomato Festival
Where: Judaberg, Finnøy
When: August 18th – August 20th
The Tomato Festival is a tradition of the cultural life in Finnøy. Tomatoes are an integral part of Finnøy’s economy, so of course they deserve their own festival!! Around 4000 persons visit the festival each year. The festival is aimed for the whole family with focus on tomatoes, food and agriculture. You will experience a lovely day on the island and of course, you will taste lots of great food from one of our several food stalls.
Where: Tou Scene
When: August 19th (11:00 – 18:00)
Langøy Festival
Langøy island
August 19th - 20th
The Langøy festival is an extention of the Stavanger Yogafestival. Langøy, an island just 15 min outside Stavanger, with no roads, no cars, just birds singing to greet you welcome, will be our venue for the First Langøy festival ever, and hopefully not the last. The concept is simple: Non for profit festival, where everybody works for free, in order to create magic and at the same time raise money for the organisation called Love & Hope. In the program so far we have: Yoga (Various styles: family yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa, ++); Massage tent (5 different massage therapists will share their knowledge and time with us, and give YOU a wonderful therapeutic treatment for donations); Workshops: Palm spinning, Vedic pain therapy, Mandala workshop, ++; Fairytale path: walk in the forrest, and discover some amazing surprises; Music: Local artists Maria Toresen, Roar Kopperstad, Karoline Larm, +++ will be playing; Walk the line: Slakkfisk will join us, to provide a chance to play around with balance and fun; Canooes / Kayak: Get out on the waters, and discover the beautiful surroundings from the seaside.

Outdoor Shakespeare Show
Where: Utstein Kloster, Mosterøyveien 801, 4156
When: August 20th (18:00 – 19:30)
Twelfth night is Shakespeare’s greatest and last pure comedy, the master at the height of his art. The play explores the great obsessions of human life: love, jealousy, class, gender, greed and passion. And if it explores the serious within us it also revels in merriment: drinking has a key place in the play as does song and laughter in all its forms from melancholy wit to slapstick comedy.
Anniversary exhibition: Kjell Pahr-Iversen
Where: Sølvberget, Stavanger kulturhus
When: Until August 20th (Tuesday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00, Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00)
Baby Tour
Where: Henrik Ibsens gate 55, 4021 Stavanger, Norway
When: August 23rd (11:30 – 12:00)
Bring your baby and join us as we explore art at a slower pace and focus on sense experience. Vision is not fully developed at the time of birth, but develops rapidly during a baby’s first year. Physical development and the brain’s ability to interpret sense impressions enable the child to see and comprehend sense impressions progressively better. To share aesthetic experiences and put words to them generates joy and promotes learning for both children and adults.
SSO Hovedserien: Season opening
Where: Stavanger Konserthus
When: August 24th (Thursday, 19:00)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Irgens-Jensen: Japanischer Frühling, Mahler: Symfoni nr 4
Dirigent: Christian Vasquez, Solist: Marita Sølberg, sopran
Evolution made me superior, Kollektivni
Where: Tou Scene
When: August 24th (19:00 – 22:00)
Street Food Festival 2017
Where: Sandnes
When: August 26th (Saturday, 11:00 – 19:00)
This year we repeat the street food festival Sandnes! Storgata will be filled, between the hospital park and Kinokino, with food stalls, seating areas and outdoor scenes. In 2016 about 1400 people visited the street food festival. This year we go for even more.
Kollapse / Ormskrik / Agenda
Where: Checkpoint Charlie
When: August 26th (22:00 – 01:00)
Rennesøydagen 2017
Where: Vikevåg sentrum, 4150 Rennesøy
When: August 26th (Saturday, 11:00)
Meeting place for the entire family. Activity, entertainment and market place. Several fun activities for the entire family in the centre of Vikevåg this day.
International culture café
Where: Nytorget 1, Entrance from Vaisenhusgate. 
When: August 26st – December 9th (every Saturday, 12:00 – 16:00)
26th of August, 2nd of September, 9th of September, 16th of September, 23rd of September, 30th of September, 7th of October, 14th of October, 21st of October, 28th of October, 4th of November, 11th of November, 18th of November, 25th of November, 2nd of December and 9th of December.
Board games (SAPS)
Where: Sølvberget, Stavanger kulturhus
When: August 27th (Sunday, 18.00 – 21.00)
Concert for children: The Hybel Rabbits
Where: Stavanger Konserthus
When: August 27th (Sunday, 13:00)
Join and greet the hilarious Hybel rabbits, Rusk and Fast, Sara's single sock and Dott's vacuum cleaner. The shy gang sings songs about things they think of and kindly ask the children to sing along.
Paddle school on Stokkavatnet
Stavanger Dyrsnes Naturlåve (kjelleren), Gustav Vivelandsvei 86
When: August 29th (17:00)
Do you want to learn how to paddle?
Stavanger kayak club is hosting a Paddle school on Stokkavannet. Here you will learn how to maneuver and master the kayak while having fun on the water.

Karl Blau (US)
Where: Folken, Stavanger
When: August 30th (21:00 – 23:00)
SSO Classics series: Tango and Pastorale
Where: Stavanger Konserthus
When: August 31st (Thursday, 19:30)
Piazzolla: Quatro estaciónes porteñas (Fire årstider)
Beethoven: Symphony nr 6, Pastorale
Music Talk – The 70’s
Where: Folken
When: August 31st (19:00 – 21:00)

NUART Festival 2017
Where: Stavanger
When: August 31st – September 2nd
Nuart hosts an annual festival for national and international artists who operate outside of the traditional art establishment. Every September, a team of internationally acclaimed street artists leave their mark on the city’s walls, both indoor and out, contributing to one of Europe’s most dynamic and constantly evolving public art events. The work produced at Nuart Festival stimulates debate by challenging entrenched notions of what art is – and more importantly, what it can be.
INN Events
Active 2017 – Gardening in Gamle Stavanger
Where: Old Stavanger city center
When: August 28th (19:30 – 21:00)
Impressed by how neat and tidy the gardens in the Old City Center are kept? Join us to learn more about gardening from our local expert Knut, who lives right in the heart of Gamle Stavanger. Please register here:

Culinary Lookout
Where: Comfort Hotel Square
When: August 29th (12:00 – 13:30)
Stavanger Culinary Lookout is an exciting tasting experience with the very best the Region has to offer of locally produced food in combination with an unrivalled panoramic view of Stavanger City. It all takes place on the observation deck / rooftop at Stavanger’s hippest hotel, Comfort Hotel Square where our CULINARY LOOKOUT TEAM will guide you through the tasting and local food history. Please register here:
Exhibition: Polar bear – an exhibition for children
Where: 4230 Sand
When: January 1st – December 31st (Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:00, Saturday, 11:00 – 15:00)
Polar bear – an exhibition for children based upon a story written by Rasmus Løland at Sand in Ryfylke.
Handmade glassware in Bjørheimsbygd
Where: Tjøstheimsvegen 531, 4120 Tau
When: January 1st – December 31st (Thursday, 15:00 – 18:00; Friday, 11:00 – 18:00; Saturday, 10:00 – 13:00)
Glasskjellaren is a combined workshop, showroom and shop located on a beautiful farm in the small village of Bjørheimsbygd near Tau and The National Tourist Route Ryfylke. Exhibition and sale of handmade glassware, jewellery, candle holders etc produced by Astrid Vadla Ravnås. She uses a technique called 'fusing', which can be traced back at least 3500 years. 
Groups and workshop by prior appointment.
Exhibition: Furniture industry in Sandnes
Where: Storgata 28, 4307 Sandnes
When: March 8th – December 31st (Monday, closed; Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 10:00 – 15:00; Wednesday, 10:00 – 18:00; Saturday, 11:00 – 16:00; Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00)
The exhibition «Alle gode ting er tre» (All good things are wood) displays the Sandnes' rich furniturehistory from 1870 – 1970.
The production of furniture in Sandnes blossomed in the early 1900s, and became one of the main industries of the town. The exhibition documents the development of the industry, the production processes, the product development and the working environment in the furniture industry and displays a wide range of furniture produced in Sandnes that a lot of visitors will recognise from their own or their grandparent’s homes.
Exhibition: Arvid Pettersen
Where: Håvegen 347, 4365 Nærbø
When: June 3rd – August 27th
Arvid Pettersen is one of the most significant painters in his generation. He has also played an important role as an art teacher. Pettersen debuted as a graphic at the Vestlands exhibition in 1967, and attended the autumn exhibition the same year. Pettersen helped launch the art gallery Gallery 1 in Bergen and had his first solo exhibition there in 1970. At the exhibition, paintings dominated, even though he did not have formal education in this medium.
Exhibition: Per Inge Bjørlo
Where: Håvegen 347, 4365 Nærbø (Hå Gamle Prestegard)
When: June 3rd – August 27th
Exhibition: Power to the Bees
Where: Hå Gamle Prestegard, Håvegen 347, 4365 Nærbø
When: June 3rd – August 27th
The lives of bees and honey production have fascinated man through history. Also, artists have been inspired by the aesthetics and functionality of the hive, and symbolism and myths related to honey. This is the starting point for the initiative for the summer exhibition at Hå old vicarage in 2017 with the international exhibition project POWER TO THE BEES that deals with bees, nature, art and society. With the exhibition, the gallery wishes to give the audience an experience and new insight into current social issues through the artist's eyes.
Art Exhibition at the Faience Museum
Where: Fabrikkgaten 2, Amfi Bygget, 4370 Egersund
When: June 17th – August 12th (Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00)
Come and see the sculptures from the artist Åge Ørsland from Sokndal.
Viking summer at Museum of Archaeology
Where: Peder Klows gate 30a, 4021 Stavanger
When: June 18th – August 20th (Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 16:00; Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00)
Visit the Museum of Archaeology and discover the great treasures that the Vikings brought home with them to Norway from their voyages. Learn to play the Viking chess game known as "Hnefatafl".
You can even embark upon a "Viking battle" against siblings or parents and see who comes out victorious in the battle arena. You can also find out what it's like to be an archaeologist. Search for Viking treasure in the watercourse in the museum garden.
The time machine is open every day throughout the summer. Travel 10,000 years back in time and experience daily life as it was in the Stone Age.
Summer at The Iron Age Farm
Where: Ullandhaugveien 150, 4021 Stavanger
When: June 19th – August 18th (Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00) and August 20th – August 24th (Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00)
Imagine a time many centuries ago. A fire burns in the fire pit, children run amongst the houses while the adults may be out hunting or milling grains into flour. If you are lucky, you can sample some of the fresh "hellekaker" (like potato cakes) baked on the coals by one of the housewives. It's a strange feeling to sit down and know that a family sat around this very fire pit just as you are now but 1500 years ago.
Summer at Kolbeinstveit farmstead, Suldal
Where: Suldalsvegen 1995, 4237 Suldalsosen
When: June 24th – August 20th (Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00) and August 27th – August 28th (Sunday – Monday, 11:00 – 17:00)
Kolbeinstveit is a farm just as it was in Suldal in Ryfylke in the 1850s. The main residential house is typical of Ryfylke, while the barn must have been modern in its day since nearly all the operational functions were gathered under one roof. Also in the courtyard, the Guggedal loft, dating from the 13th century, is the oldest secular building in Rogaland. The large, "modern" buildings on the farm bear witness to the fact that it was the foremost members of the Suldal community who lived at Kolbeinstveit. Nowadays, the farm is part of the Ryfylke Museum.
The Salmon Studio is open
Where: 4230 Sand
When: June 15th – August 15th (Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00), August 16th – August 31st (Monday – Sunday, 12:00 – 16:00) and September 1st – September 30th (Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 – 16:00)
The Suldalslågen salmon river in Suldal, Ryfylke is 22 kilometres in length and flows down the valley from the Suldalsvatn lake into the Sandsfjord at the centre of Sand.
Next to the salmon ladder in the Sandsfossen waterfall at Sand is one of the firsts salmon studios to be built in Norway. The lower part of the salmon studio is under water, allowing us to observe the fish through two large glass windows, as they move up the ladder. Monitor with live picture from Underwater camera. Exhibition on fishing, research and the history of the river.  You can watch the salmon during the period when they come to spawn, from July to October. You will also see a lot of sea trout.
Norwegian Cooking: Summer seafood
Where: Verksgata 2, 4013 Stavanger
When: July 6th – September 6th (Monday – Saturday, 18:00 – 21:00)
Join a cooking class where you can learn how to prepare traditional Norwegian dishes from scratch together with a Norwegian chef. Meet new people, discover the Scandinavian kitchen and enjoy the dinner in a relaxed and nice atmosphere. All dishes are based on local ingredients. Bon appétit!
Dyrsnes Naturlåve (kjelleren), Gustav Vigelandsvei 86
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