-Chicago, IL
Swedish food heritage lecture, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Christmas Julbord: Richard Tellström explores both the Swedish Christmas table from the 1800s and the Christmas food traditions the immigrants took with them to the U.S. Which of these traditions are still living among the Swedish-Americans today? Soup with rolls served at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. $10. Swedish-American Historical Society and Swedish American Museum. 773.728.8111 /

-New York, NY
New York Baltic Film Festival, 5:30 - 10 PM
Scandinavia House is proud to co-present the new festival that includes notable classic films, such as The Devil’s Bride (1974), that have rarely been seen outside of Europe as well as the latest features, documentaries, and animation films from some of the best established and upcoming filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 / /


-Seattle, OR
Mads Tolling Jazz Concert, 6- 08:30 PM
Danish born and Grammy-winning violinist Mads Tolling and guitarist Jacob Fischer, who was a member of Svend Asmussen's quartet, will perform a selection of Asmussen's work at Nordia House on a stop on their duo's national tour. Bar will be open! $25-$30. Nordic Northwest, 503.977.0275 / /

-Milwaukee, WI
Brewery Tour Fish Fry, 6-9 PM
Join area Swedish Americans for Friday Fish Fry at Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom. Meet in the dining and bar area for the brewery tour and drinks, fish fry follows. $12/fish fry or $20/tour+fish fry. pre-register: Swedish Consulate in Milwaukee, 414.291.7835 /

-Chicago, IL
Hejsan with Elsa Beskow , 3-4 PM
Come to the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for story and craft time. Explore the literary world of Scandinavia - with “Pelle’s New Suit” by Elsa Beskow. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. Free (with admission); reservations appreciated. Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111 / /

-West Newton, MA
Bergman Retrospective: Scenes From A Marriage, 6-10 PM
As part of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial Retrospective, see Scenes from a Marriage which chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners. 163 minutes, in Swedish with English subtitles. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 617.795.1914 /

-Los Altos, CA
Swedish church service, 3 PM
The Zaida Singers will perform. Coffee and refreshments served afterward. 925.357.7145 / /

-West Newton, MA
Bergman Retrospective: Saraband, 1:30- 4:30 PM
As part of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial Retrospective, see Saraband which follows Johan (Erland Josephson) and Marianne (Liv Ullmann) 30 years after the events of Scenes from a Marriage - this sequel finds the couple long since divorced and remarried. 168 minutes, in Swedish with English subtitles. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 617.795.1914 /

-Seattle, WA
Exhibit opening: The Vikings Begin
Come see this new interactive exhibit, based on the latest research conducted on both historic and recent discoveries by Uppsala University in Sweden. With original artifacts, reconstructions and archaeological discoveries from early Viking Age society, The Vikings Begin exhibit tells the story of the Vikings of early Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, and Norway)—an intensely maritime society with a very close and important relationship to the sea. The objects tell the story not only of the person buried with them, but also of the world they inhabited: its social and economic makeup, its religions and its culture. At the Nordic Museum through April 2019, 206.789.5707 /

-Ridgefield, CT
Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress, exhibit - Hernmarck is an internationally acclaimed artist and weaver who is recognized for revolutionizing weaving tapestry as a medium suited to modern architectural environments. Her technique is a play on traditional Swedish weaving techniques, which she has evolved to achieve powerful photorealistic effects. Many of her 20 tapestries will be hung from the ceiling, so visitors can experience the complex three-dimensionality of her weaving technique, and the unusual materials she sometimes uses, such as leftover sequin material. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 203.438.4519 /

-Minneapolis, MN
Gudrun Sjoden - A Colourful Universe ends Oct 28: Stroll through Gudrun’s design world on your own or sign up for a special tour to enjoy the visually striking collaboration with Swedish designer Gudrun Sjödén. American Swedish Institute / /

Philadelphia, PA
From the Heart, Made by Hand: Treasures from the Women of Sweden. This exhibition includes selections of the handmade textiles presented to the museum in 1938 from every province of Sweden. Exhibit opening is free with museum admission. American Swedish Historical Museum, 215.389.1776 /