Swedish electro pop band Little Dragon is performing in New York at a sold out Terminal 5 on Friday, Oct. 14. Their tour continues to Boston (Oct. 17) and Philadelphia (Oct. 18) and later Atlanta, Miami... for specifics, see www.little-dragon.net (Shows)

You missed your chance to see Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" (With the two Skarsgårds - Stellan and Alexander, Kirsten Dunst and others) at the New York Film Festival but the festival screens Ruben Östlund's film "Play" at 12 noon on Oct. 15 - New York Film Festival


In Philadelphia on Oct. 15? The American Swedish Historical Museum is throwing a "Smörrgåsbeer'd party between 4-7 p.m. with beer tasting and a selection of Swedish snacks. American Swedish Historical Museum (Arrive early, to watch the current exhibition on '17 Swedish Designers')

Anders Holst performs at The Empire Room on Oct. 17, 7 p.m. - Hospitalityholdings-The Empire Room or Timeless elegance at The Empire Room.

In the mood for a more quiet setting? The talented Norwegian sibling duo, Julie and David Coucheron are performing at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m.. A sample of their music on YouTube: Grieg Sonata No. 2 in G-Major For more info, see Weill Recital Hall

In the Pacific States,
The Nordic Fashion Biennale in Seattle, WA, we wrote about last week is in full swing - see what's happening this week Nordic Fashion Biennale

October 18 at 6 p.m. Nina Stritzler-Levine of the Bard Graduate Center, NY will discuss the pioneering work and life of Stockholm designer Josef Frank at Museum of Craft and Folk Art (www.mocfa.org), 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco. The evening has limited seating, participants should RSVP to the local Consulate General sf@consulateofsweden.org Stritzler-Levine's visit is in conjunction with the present Frank exhibition at San Francisco Airport. Many of the designs of Josef Frank are available online, through the Swedish store Svenskt Tenn

The next day, October 19, also at 6 p.m., Stritzler-Levine will speak at SWEA Library, Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street. The subject of her lecture is "Glass and The Making of A Swedish Cultural Identity, 1900-1939" Seating is limited at this venue as well, anyone with an interest in attending should RSVP to SWEA, sivsyren@comcast.net.

Soprano Saxophonist Anders Paulsson gives two live concerts in the Bay Area, on October 22, at 8 p.m., in San Francisco (www.sfconcertchorale.org) and on October 23 in Livermore (www.valleyconcertchorale.org), at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $20, see links for speifics.