SEPTEMBER 7
- Chicago, IL
Jaerv in concert: Rooted in several musical traditions with influences from both jazz and pop music, Jaerv offers a varied folk music stage performance with energetic dances and free improvisations. 7-9 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111 / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- New York, NY
Book Talk with Jenny Rogneby: A former international Swedish pop star, Jenny Rogneby was a criminal investigator for the Stockholm City Police Department for several years. Rogneby used her real-life experience to craft the bone-chilling, best-selling Scandinavian thriller: Leona: The Die is Cast (Other Press, August 2017), a gripping novel about one woman’s choice to eschew her dark past through any means possible. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion. 6-8:30 p.m. at Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 / www.scandinaviahouse.org

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SEPTEMBER 8
- Chicago, IL
Nordic Cocktail Party: Drinks inspired by the Nordic flavors of Magnus Nilsson’s “Nordic Cook Book” with liquor, beer and appetizers sponsored by local retailers. 6:30 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111 / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- San Francisco, CA
Annual Swedish Crayfish Party: A traditional Swedish summer party where slurping is expected, singing is mandatory, paper hat and bib attire is required! Ticket includes: Swedish crayfish and canapés, wine, beer and snaps, dessert and coffee, hats, bibs and song books. 6 p.m. at the Swedish American Hall, 415.942.4658 / info@sacc-sf.org / www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-swedish-crayfish-party-tickets-36732195987

SEPTEMBER 9
- Rockford, IL
Swedish Crayfish Party: This seasonal feast features traditional delicacies including an abundance of crayfish, salmon, meatballs, cheeses and “västerbottenpaj" (cheese quiche). A cash bar, welcome drink, and a snaps (aquavit) tasting will be provided. 6 p.m. at the Swedish Historical Society. RSVP to 815.963.5559 or www.swedishhistorical.org/blogs/news/save-the-date-crayfish-party-sept-9

- Scandia, MN
Annie's Swedish Coffee Party: Celebrate with this traditional Swedish 3-course coffee party, then visit the Butik to find wonderful Scandinavian gifts. $15/includes coffee and tours of our five historic buildings. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Gammelgården, 651.433.5053 / www.gammelgardenmuseum.org

- Seattle, WA
Seattle Crayfish Party: This is the annual celebration of the kräftpremiär – the season for crayfishing in Sweden - guaranteed to be one of the best parties of the year! Sign up early to ensure crayfish availability. The party includes a welcome drink, crayfish, bread, cheese, salad, meat, one glass of wine or beer, coffee and dessert – plus a ticket to the secret prize draw! The bar will be open for extra drinks purchases during the evening. 6-11:30 p.m. at The Swedish Club, 425.952.6299 / julie@sacc-seattle.org / www.seattle.swea.org/2017/inbjudan-till-swea-seattles-kraftskiva-2017

SEPTEMBER 10
- South Elgin, IL
Scandinavian Day: This festival is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and provides a venue to honor and present all things Scandinavian, past and present. The crafts, dance, education, food, music, and merchandise in the historic setting of Vasa Park, creates an atmosphere full of the hospitality and warmth of Scandinavia. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Vasa Park, www.scandinaviandayil.com

- New York, NY
One-on-one with the Stockholm School of Economics: Are you thinking of studying business? The Stockholm School of Economics is one of the best business schools in Europe, and is offering a get-to-know-us program to get to know you, hear about your plans and hopes for the near future, and of course guide you regarding our programs and offerings. Book a one-on-one meeting and let us know what time suits you best and we will try to accommodate it. We will then send you a confirmation with your time slot. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. Fill out the form here: hhs.fullfabric.com/e/590b009a54fc5e3acc00008b / nicolina.zilliacus@hhs.se

- Plano, TX
Scandinavian Open House: Celebrating 28 years in business! Enjoy food, music, demos, displays and more. Come dressed like a Viking! 1-5 p.m. at The Wooden Spoon, 972.424.6867 / www.woodenspoon.ws

SEPTEMBER 11
- New York
Nordic Women Painting Race and Place: As part of ASF’s lecture series for Independent Visions, participate in a discussion of the intersection of gender, identity, and international influence as expressed in the work of Helene Schjerfbeck, Ellen Thesleff, Sigrid Schauman and Elga Sesemann. Pushaw will examine the ways in which these female artists working professionally at the turn of the 20th century participated in, and were influenced by, various forms of cultural confluence. 6-9 p.m. at Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 / jennifer@amscan.org / www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/nordic-women-painting-race-place

SEPTEMBER 12
- Minneapolis, MN
Nordic Table: Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen, co-authors of the book Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, will share insight, stories, tips and hints on preserving fresh flavors in our local bounty the Nordic way. Along with a sampling of quick, brilliant condiments from the book, they will share ideas for enjoying food and preserves in ways to spark everyday meals and for casual, elegant entertaining. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute, info@asimn.org / www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/nordic-table-tasting-and-talk-savory-sweet

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