There are only a few days left ― until Sept.24 ― to see the acclaimed Baroness
The Baroness: Baroness Blixen, the aging grand dame of literature, is in NYC as a play based on the true story of the 1948 relationship between Karen Blixen, then aged 62, and Thorkild Bjørnvig, 29. Full of humor, passion, tension and poetry, it was written for stage by playwright Thor Bjørn Krebs, inspired by anecdotes, letters and books by and about both Blixen and Bjørnvig. Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) performs the show at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd St., New York, NY. www.theatrerow.org / www.satcnyc.org/thebaroness

Also ongoing:
- in New York, NY through Oct. 3
Independent Visions: An exhibition presenting 55 works by four celebrated Finnish artists, highlighting the pioneering role of several artists at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit is part of the year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia. Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 / jennifer@amscan.org / www.scandinaviahouse.org

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- in Minneapolis, MN through Oct, 4
Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s play ≈[almost equal to] is directed by Noël Raymond. Have a pre-show dinner or happy hour at FIKA, drive a few blocks south to Pillsbury House + Theatre to catch the show and stay for a post-show discussion with the director, actors and Rachel Wilson-Broyles, the play’s translator and ASI Swedish language instructor. American Swedish Institute, info@asimn.org / www.asimn.org

- in Minneapolis, MN through Oct. 29
Still Life: Karin Broos’ solo exhibition ― large-scale paintings of thoughtful and photo-realistic works, often inspired by an empathetic woman’s perspective. Her paintings invoke a wistful sense of melancholy with scenes of forests and lakes from around her home in Värmland and contemplative perspectives of her home and family life. American Swedish Institute, 612.871.4907 / www.asimn.org

Sketches of Cedar Riverside: Photographer and visual storyteller Mohamud Mumin debuts a project which combines photographs and recorded “soundscapes” in a sensory approach that conveys the rich history of Minneapolis’ West Bank, an eclectic neighborhood that has welcomed Scandinavians and other immigrants. American Swedish Institute, 612.871.4907 / www.asimn.org

SEPTEMBER 22
-Portland, OR 7:30 p.m.
Sophia Talvik in Concert: Produced jointly with Nordic Northwest. “Unmistakenly Nordic in flavor, Sofia somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original acoustic folk music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy in a visually-arresting solo presentation.” Nordia House, 503.977.0275 / www.scanheritage.org

SEPTEMBER 23
- Bishop Hill, IL 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jordbruksdagarna: The Swedish agricultural festival features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, and Old Settlers Colony Stew. Vendors, blacksmithing demonstrations, live music and the Vasa Archives booth in the children’s area. Sept. 23-24 in downtown Bishop Hill, 309.927.3345 / www.bishophillheritage.org

- Chicago, IL 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Genealogy Session: Jane Florine will discuss the Swedish immigration to Brazil and Argentina in the late 19th and 20th centuries. To this day, Swedish culture – especially Scandinavian folk dance – is preserved in Oberá, the home of Argentina’s National Immigration Festival. Cost is free/Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10/non-members to participate. Reservations for Sept 23 or Sept 24 appreciated via genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111 / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- West Newton, MA, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Nordic Bites Food Festival: Enjoy tastes from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland while visiting Nordic vendors, listening to live music and taking part in other foodie fun! Don’t forget the return of everyone’s favorite Vikings ― visit their encampment, listen to their music and watch them fight to the “death.” $20/advance, $25/door, $15/SCC members, $7/12 & under. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 617.795.1914 / kerry@scandicenter.org / www.scandicenter.org

-New York, NY, 2-3 p.m.
Book Talk with David Lagercrantz: Bestselling author discusses his newest book The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Knopf, September 2017), the fifth installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Following the discussion, copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 / jennifer@amscan.org / www.scandinaviahouse.org

SEPTEMBER 24
- Decorah, IA 1-3 p.m.
Scandinavian Music Jam: Stop by to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just listen. Bring a recording device and any instrument you play and join in the fun for all abilities. Free. Vesterheim’s Bruening Visitor Center, 563.382.9681 / mgriesheimer@vesterheim.org / www.vesterheim.org

- Minneapolis, MN 12-9 p.m.
Finlandia Forever Finn Fest USA 2017: Final celebration and Family Day at the American Swedish Institute begins at noon. While the land of the midnight sun has long been known for refreshingly bright ideas—from saunas to cell phones—its musical contributions are equally innovative. Favorite Finns help celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence. Check for program and ticket information at www.finnfest.us and www.asimn.org, 612.871.4907.

SEPTEMBER 27-30
- Minot, ND 7:30 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Norsk Høstfest: Celebrating 40 years, Scandinavian tradition is on full display with Nordic entertainment and culinary options, ancient traditions and a Viking Village. Enjoy the Nordic adventure in Minot on Sept. 27-30. 701.852.2368 / hostfest@minot.com /www.hostfest.com

SEPTEMBER 28
- Chicago, IL 1-2 p.m.
Walking Tour of Andersonville: There is a lot to know about the Swedish heritage of Andersonville, on Chicago’s near north side. With a guided tour led by the Swedish American Museum, cost is $5/person and includes admission to the museum and a copy of the walking tour booklet. Reservations are recommended via email to museum@samac.org / 773.728.8111 / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 30
-South Elgin, IL 1-5 p.m.
17th Annual Fish Boil: Cash bar and entertainment, donation $20/person ($5 for hot dog plate) RSVP by Sept.25 to Judy 630-883-8619. At Vasa Park on Rt. 31, cmhoidahl@gmail.com / www.vasaparkil.com

-West Newton, MA 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Princess Cake Day: Celebrate the return of the Kaffestugan after the summer break, with the signature Swedish princess cake, the prinsesstårta. Its history dates back to Prince Carl’s three princess daughters in the early 1900s. There will be activities for children and the standard Kaffestugan menu. To order your own whole princess cake ($28), email Kaffestugan director at lise.rosland@gmail.com by Sept. 27. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 617.795.1914 / www.scandicenter.org

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