May 5 • Nordic Needlework Cafe: Needleworkers of all stripes and skill levels are invited to this monthly knit and needlework cafe. 1pm–4pm at the National Nordic Museum. DETAILS
May 18 + 19 • SRSCA sponsors Pity the Lovers at SIFF: We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring this year's Icelandic entry into the Seattle International Film Festival. Directed by Norwegian Maximilian Hult (Hemma / Home 2013), this hilarious "romantic" comedy features an all-Icelandic cast. Two showings: Saturday, May 18 - Majestic Bay Theatres - 6pm; Sunday, May 19 - SIFF Cinema Uptown - 3:30pm. Tickets on sale starting May 2. We will have a ticket give away for paid members!
June 9 • SRSCA Book Club. This months book is the YA fantasy novel The Casket of Time by Andri Snær Magnason. Email Alicia for meeting time and place.
August 22–25 • Nordic Sól. A re-imagining of the National Nordic Museum's Viking Days festival, highlighting Nordic nations that touch the Arctic Circle, including Greenland, Iceland, and Sápmi. DETAILS.
October 11–13 • Nordic Knitting Conference. This three-day knit-a-thon returns to the National Nordic Museum. Justin will be teaching a class about key Icelandic embroidery techniques. Details soon.
October 11–13 • Taste of Iceland. The annual food and arts festival returns. Details soon.
PAST EVENTS 2018
December 1–9 • Holiday Book Flood: At our inaugural Book Flood, we celebrated Seattle writers and Icelandic literature. Leija Farr, Andy Meyer, Sierra Nelson, D.A. Navoti, and Margaret Willson read from recent works to a packed house and the Book Flood Pop-up Shop highlighted books from Sjón, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Andri Snær Magnason, and more. Thanks to the generosity of our audience, we collected over 75 books for our Mary's Place book drive. Thank you!
October 10–14, Taste of Iceland 2018: Musical performances by Vök and Gyða, delicious food from Hákon Már Örvarsson, and with Andri Snær Magnuson – just to name a few activities during this action-packed weekend.
May 5-7 - Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum: We were delighted to help the Nordic Museum usher in a new era and open a fantastic and beautiful new location. We welcomed the Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson, contemplated the soothing tones of the Icelandic Men's Chorus and the operatic quartet of Voices of Reykjavik, and rocked out to Mammút. What a weekend!
April 21 - Sumardagurinn Fyrsti: Thanks to all the folks who braved the brisk April afternoon to celebrate Sumardagurinn Fyrsti (only a couple of days late)! Salmon was crisp and tasty, only one pönnukaka was stolen by a crow, and the proverbs were apropos.