Just in case you didn't make it to the Bay Area Achievement Awards on Oct. 8 (there might be tickets left, call SACC-San Francisco, 415.781.4188 to find out) and you need your fill of 'Swedishness' over the coming weekend, head to Mill Valley, 4 miles north of SFO, over the Golden Gate Bridge and in Marine County.
The Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 6-16) is showing the delightful 2010 comedy 'Puss' twice, Sunday and Monday afternoons, Oct. 9 and 10. The screenings are at Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael and Sequoia Theatre, Mill Valley. For more info, see "Puss' at Mill Valley Film festival
'Puss' or in English "Trust Me," is a 2010 Swedish comedy-drama film written and directed by Johan Kling. The cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Susanne Thorson. The screenplay focuses on a group of young people who are running a small theater in Stockholm.

In Chicago, the Swedish American Museum's annual ball is a couple of weeks away, on Oct. 22. The evening, which is also a celebration of the museum's 35th anniversary promises to be a lively affair, the theme: "Disco Ball" For more info, see The Swedish American Museum


The same weekend, Oct. 21, in New York, marks the highlight of the Nordic season in the world's capital: All Scandinavian reigning royals and the presidents of Iceland and Finland will be in town for a celebration of the American Scandinavian Foundation's centennial at the New York Hilton. For more info, see ASF Centennial
The ASF centennial exhibition "Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America 1912" will open in the week after the event.