Big names on stage
The concert highlights this week include several A-list performers. Paul Simon is in town on Thursday, performing old classics and highlights from his new album. On Friday, Jean-Michel Jarre goes on stage with his pioneering electronica and world-renowned light show.
Saturday it’s time for Twenty One Pilots, known for their danceable mix of hip hop, reggae, rock and pop. And all you clubbing enthusiasts out there: don’t miss Tuesday's party with The Chainsmokers.
Spooky Halloween fun
The Halloween weekend comes with several options for spooky fun. For family-friendly thrills, visit the haunted house at Chateau Neuf (Saturday and Sunday) or try zombie and monster mazes at TusenFryd amusement park (open Saturday). Older kids will enjoy Oslo Ghost Walk, which is offered in English on both on Wednesday and Saturday this week.
If you’re up for night-time trick or treat, try Smelteverket’s Funky Freakshow Halloween Fest or the popular Halloween party at Café Amsterdam (both on Saturday).
Balanchine ballets and soulful rhythms
After a few week’s hiatus, the Norwegian National Ballet returns to the Opera with an evening of ballets by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine (Thursday and Saturday).
For a rather different dance experience, try Tabanka's performance Pulse (Saturday and Sunday). Tabanka is Norway's first soul dance company, widely praised for their unique energy and soulful choreography.