Upcoming Events

February 2-March 3, 2021
Nordic Women in Film

ToveNordic Women in Film is a five-week virtual celebration of artistic ambition and cultural exchange. During five weeks between February 2 and March 3, you can watch 5 films from across the Nordic countries, meet their crew, and participate in five special conversations with Nordic and U.S. filmmakers. All films and events are free of charge.

Listen to Sundance-winners Ísold Uggadóttir and May el-Toukhy, Oscar-contenders Zaida Bergroth and Maria Søhdahl, U.S. director Pamela B. Green, Samí director Suvi West, award-winning actresses Sofia Helin, Trine Dyrholm, Terry Pheto and many more, as they engage in special conversations with their Nordic and U.S. counterparts. To register, visit the WIFTI (Women in Film and Television International) website.


March 21, 2021
Virtual Event: Swedish Food History through the Kitchen Garden, with Richard Tellström
1 PM Eastern Time

Richard TellströmThe kitchen garden has served many functions in Sweden but mainly as an extra food source, first in the upper classes’ kitchen, later for everyone. Vegetables of different kinds have been the base in Swedish food culture through history and a semi-vegetarian lifestyle, with mainly grain but also turnips. In this lecture we will meet different kitchen gardens in Sweden from medieval times until today. We will also hear about some kitchen garden trends in contemporary Sweden. This lecture will be held via Zoom; to register, visit the Swedish American Museum’s website. Free for museum members, $5 for non-members.


March 25, 2021
Nordic Table Demo (presented by the American Swedish Institute): Learn how to make waffles for Våffeldagen
2 PM Eastern Time

Swedish wafflesJump right in and make some waffles to celebrate one of Sweden’s well known food holidays, Våffeldagen (Waffle Day). Students can follow along from home to make a light lunch or afternoon fika from Swedish-style waffles. Traditionally thin and heart shaped, these recipes will work with any thinner waffle iron.

Register here for this virtual demo, which is available to members and non-members of ASI.


April 15, 2021
Nordic Table Demo (presented by the American Swedish Institute): Learn how to make tunnbröd (flatbread)
2 PM Eastern Time

Swedish flatbreads come in all shapes and sizes: thicker, thinner, harder, softer, grainy or full of spices. In this class, instructor/ASI staff member Erin Swenson-Klatt will demonstrate a few thin, soft flat breads. These breads, traditional to northern Sweden, work great as wraps (they are the base of that Swedish street food favorite, the hot dog wrap) but are also tasty rolled up simply with butter. They can be made without any special equipment.

Register here for this virtual demo, which is available to members and non-members of ASI.


To Cook a BearApril 20, 2021
Swedish Reading Club: To Cook a Bear (Koka björn)
by Mikael Niemi
7 PM

Our meeting will be held online using the videoconferencing app Zoom. For more information, including the link to join the meeting, please email info@sahswm.org.

A fantastic tale set in the far north of Sweden in 1852 following a runaway Sami boy and his mentor, the famous pastor Laestadius, as they investigate a murder in their village along with the mysteries of life.

“There is much more to this wonderfully idiosyncratic novel from Sweden; it is not only a riveting, psychologically astute mystery but also a work of history, natural history (the pastor is a gifted botanist), and religion… superb. It is not to be missed.”
Booklist (starred review)

You can buy the book online at Schuler’s, or at a discount in the store.