November 8, 7pm • Scandinavian 30 |Vikings Were People Too: Growing Up in the Viking Age, with Terje Leiren: Perceived as violent raiders descending with a fury, the Vikings’ human side has largely been neglected. But Vikings were people too! Join Professor Leiren as he explores what it was like to grow up in the Viking Age. Learn MORE.
December 1–9 • Holiday Book Flood Pop-Up Shop: Visit the Nordic Museum gift store and pick up the best in Icelandic and Nordic literature. Curated by the SRSCA Book Club and Fantagraphics Books.
This event is also a book drive to benefit the families at Mary’s Place, an emergency shelter for women and children. Guests are encouraged to drop off a new or gently used children’s book at the Nordic Museum gift store any time between December 1 and December 16.
December 6, 6pm to 8pm • Holiday Book Flood Reading Event: The Flood kicks into high gear with a reading featuring local literary talent including Margaret Wilson (The Seawomen of Iceland), Sierra Nelson (The Lachrymose Report, Take Back the Sponge Cake) and Native writer D.A. Navoti. More information coming soon.
December 2, 1-4pm • Knit Café at Nordic Museum: Join SRSCA and the Nordic Museum for our monthly Knit Café. Open to needle workers of all skill levels and practices. Enjoy coffee, get help with projects, and chat with friends new and old.
December 12, 7pm • Scandinavian 30 |Trolls in the Nordic Imagination: Scary, Clumsy, and Lovable with Lotta Gavel Adams. There have always been trolls in the Scandinavian forests. But wait! What is that coming out of the forests in recent Nordic films and novels? Learn MORE.
January TBA • Traditional Icelandic Embroidery: SRSCA and the Nordic Museum present a two-session, three-hour workshop exploring traditional Icelandic embroidery techniques. SRSCA members receive the member price.
January 27 • Book Club: Join us for a discussion about Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir. For more information meeting place and time, contact Book Club organizer Alicia. What books have we read so far? Check out our Book Club Reading List
PAST EVENTS 2018
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.