Donate to Our Annual Campaign
Consider an end-of-year gift to the Swedish Cultural Center. It's not too late to donate to our annual campaign for the 2010 tax year. We literally couldn't do what we do without the support of members and donors like you. Your donation supports our cultural programs and ongoing building renovations. To learn more, or call 206-283-1090.
God jul, Gvle Goat
Every year during Advent, the world's largest julbock, or straw goat, looms over Castle Square in Gvle, Sweden. Will this year's goat survive until Christmas, or will mischief makers succeed in setting it ablaze—as they did last year? Check the Webcam and find out ... or follow the goat on its official blog.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
In the final installment of the trilogy based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life in more ways than one. In intensive care and charged with three murders, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back!
Playing now at Harvard Exit Theatre, Seattle; Lincoln Square Cinemas, Bellevue; and Big Picture, Redmond. Also, the Center will show the second in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 17, and Friday matinee, Nov. 19.
Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit The Swedish Wire any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And for a weekly report on Swedish business, economy, politics and other news, you can subscribe to The Swedish Wire’s newsletter.
On Display: The Art of Elisabet Persson. Don't miss our gallery showing of works by this Swedish artist, a pediatric dentist turned painter whose bold, playful work has thoroughly captured our attention. Her paintings will be on display, and for sale, at the Center through Jan. 7.
Everyone is welcome! Seattle First Covenant Church’s 52nd annual Julfest is Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. Julfest is a Scandinavian Advent service, featuring a traditional St. Lucia procession. The program in Swedish and English is easy to follow and includes lessons and carols in both languages. A candlelight reception follows with coffee and Scandinavian refreshments. Admission is free. Call 206-322-7411 or visit the First Covenant Web site for more information.
'Tis the Season ... to Eat Lutfisk?
There are some who would go to the ends of the earth for a chance to eat lutfisk. Others would go to the opposite ends of the earth to get away from it. Both types of folks will find this document useful: a comprehensive list of all known local lutfisk-eating events from now until next summer. Uff da!
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Cultural Center has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest. Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds.
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Smrgs sandwiches from Svedala Bakery, now on board at the Friday Kaf.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Svedala Bakery prepares our smrgs sandwiches, with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, chef Ann-Margret Lightle serves up amazing Swedish entrees and desserts for Happy Hour. Come by the Center for lunch (starting at 12 noon) or dinner!
It's Happening Here
Tired of marking your calendar for Swedish Cultural Center events? Now you don't have to! Just visit our new Calendar page for another convenient way to keep up on what's happening. You can still visit our Events page for details on any upcoming event. If you know of something we should add,
please see the Calendar...
It seems that every time the Swedish Cultural Center is mentioned in local media, it has something to do with food and drink. Not that we're complaining. Seattle Metropolitan lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour. The Seattle Weekly found some nice things to say about our smrgs sandwiches and gave a blow-by-blow account of our pea soup challenge, while the P-I reported on our Swedish meatball cook-off.