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  • Crayfest was a HUGE hit!

    Crayfest was a huge hit.  We had around 80 people in attendance. Pia (owner of Nordic House) arranged for an amazingly beautiful event and she prepared 140 lbs of local crayfish, huge amounts of Jansson’s Temptation, pates, three different types of herring, and enough cheese to make Wisconsin jealous!  Pia, Lars, Arvid and the family […]

  • Crayfest is near!

    Crayfest is this Saturday, August 22 2015 at Nordic House in Berkeley.  Lots of Crayfish, other Scandinavian food, live Swedish music and dancing.  Cost is $30 cash at the event.   12-4 pm.  RSVP still accepted at    Nordic House is at 2709 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Crayfest 2015 – the Urban Kräftskiva! August 22

              Psssst….hey buddy, do you like crayfish? Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco and Nordic House in Berkeley Present: Crayfest 2015!   Enjoy an Urban Kräftskiva (Crayfish party) Including: Crayfish, Jansson’s Temptation, appetizers, live music and traditional Swedish/Scandinavian dancing! $30 per person. Space is limited, last year sold out! RSVP is necessary […]

  • 121st Annual Midsummer Celebration June 20th, 2015

    Every year Sveadal puts on a large Midsummer Festival. Swedes from all over the Bay Area come to enjoy a formal Midsummer ceremony, dancing around the maypole, a large Swedish boutique, and an evening dinner and dance extravaganza! More info and tickets available at:!midsummer/c1b37 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  10:00 AM Sveadal Opens Pool Open Until 4:00 PM […]

  • Oldest Midsummer Celebration in USA Saturday 6/20/15

  • Jenny Lind Concert – Thursday June 18th, 2015

    The Consulate General of Sweden presents the annual Jenny Lind concert, a lunchtime performance of Nordic music and opera arias, with Jenny Lind scholarship recipient Sara Swietlicki and pianist Markus Kvint. The concert will take place at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Free and open to the public. Sara Swietlicki  is the winner of the […]

  • Sweden’s National Day June 6, 2015

  • Memories & Memorabilia: Sweden at PPIE 1915

  • Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil

                  Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil at the Castro Theater Saturday, May 30, 7pm Tickets: $22, general admission   At PPIE1915 the Swedish Pavilion showed films weekly, to proclaim their leadership in this new artistic medium and creative industry. Many of the country’s actors, directors and cinematographers have […]

  • Jesper Arin in Jesper Guillou’s Evil

    Jesper Arin in  Jan Guillou’s Evil at the Southside Theater Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., SF 941233 Friday (7pm), Saturday (6pm) Sunday (5pm), May 29-31 Tickets: $20-25, general admission; use code “SwedishSF” for dsct.tkt. Jesper Arin Performs the play Evil at SFIAF The play EVIL (Ondskan) will be performed by Jesper Arin at the […]

  • August Nordin, San Francisco Master Architect, and his masterpiece: the Swedish American Hall

    Thursday, June 9, 2015; 7:00-9:00pm; FREE Swedish American Hall (2174 Market St., SF 94114 In celebration of PPIE100, on June 9, 2015 at 7pm at the Swedish American Hall, Fylgia Lodge (VOA#119) presents Jonathan Lammers, historical architect in San Francisco’s planning department, offer a FREE illustrated talk on San Francisco’s Master Architect, August Nordin, and […]

  • Jennie and Mark Walstrom: Skåda Uppå Liljorna

    Gifted Bay Area musicians Jennie and Mark Walstrom played beautiful Swedish music at Nordic House in support of their recently released CD Skåda Uppå Liljorna.  Jennie has an amazing clear and beautiful voice.  both play nyckelharpa, and Mark plays a number of other instruments including sackpipa (Swedish bagpipes), mandolin and guitar.  Their music magically transports […]

  • Pläj Restaurant in SF

    Going for our seventh trip to Pläj Restaurant (pronounced Play). British Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott considered play to be one of the hallmark human accomplishments.  For Winnicott, play involves taking some real item but conceptualizing it in a new way – which both allows for it’s existence in reality, but also involves the creation of something […]

  • Huffington Post: Aquavit – The Next Big Thing In Hard Liquor

    Huffington Post: Aquavit – The Next Big Thing In Hard Liquor

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  • Girls, avoid surströmming!

    Girls, avoid surströmming!

    Young women and girls should stay away from herring, the Swedish National Food Agency has warned, as both the fermented and fresh varieties can harm fetuses and infants. Fermented herring, known to the Swedes as surströmming, is a Swedish specialty. It’s loved and loathed, putrid yet popular. And like moist snus, it’s one of the […]