- Minneapolis, MN
Join Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen, co-authors of the book Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, for Nordic Table. They will share insight, stories, tips and hints on preserving fresh flavors the Nordic way. Their simple approach to food combines the bright, bold flavors of Nordic cuisines with an emphasis on the local and practical. Along with a sampling of quick, brilliant condiments from the book, they will share ideas for enjoying food and preserves throughout the year in ways to spark everyday meals and for casual, elegant entertaining. 6:30-8:30 p.m at the American Swedish Institute. info@asimn.org / www.asimn.org

- Andersonville, Chicago, IL
Pack a lunch and enjoy a screening of two of Magnus Nilsson’s appearances on the PBS acclaimed series, “The Mind of a Chef.” We’ll be taken into Nilsson’s meticulously planned and executed kitchen at his award winning Swedish restaurant, Fäviken, for an all-access look at what it takes to run what some people say is the most creative and surprising restaurant on the planet. Free with museum admission. Noon-1 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111. museum@samac.org / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org


- Andersonville, Chicago, IL
There may still be a spot at the table for a very special dinner with Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson. RSVP for the special Nordic dinner and talk with Magnus Nilsson before and after dinner. Email museum@samac.org for ticket information, seating is limited to 50 guests. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tre Kronor Restaurant, 773.728.8111 / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- Andersonville, Chicago, IL
Book signing with Magnus Nilsson: Find out the story behind his beautiful cookbooks and stay to get your book signed. 6-8 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 773.728.8111 / museum@samac.org / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- Minneapolis, MN
Cocktails at the Castle: This popular event is held both indoors and outdoors and is filled with non-stop art, immersive music, delicious crafted cocktails, festival food and exploration inspired by the exhibition of the acclaimed Swedish artist, Karin Broos: Still Life. 6-11 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute / info@asimn.org /www.asimn.org

- Paramus, NJ
Even IKEA is having a crayfish party! The all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish buffet is offered in participating IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, Sept 15. A Swedish tradition, crayfish parties date back to the 1800s. Check your local IKEA for times; at IKEA Paramus, the "The Swedish Meatballs" will be on the musical menu from 6:30-8:30 p.m. IKEA, 888.888.4532 / www.ikea.com/us/en/store/paramus

- Wilmette, IL
Crayfish Party: Enjoy an evening beginning with cocktails on the deck followed by a Swedish style crayfish buffet, "snapsvisor," raffle drawing, live music and dancing! 6-11 p.m. at the Wilmette Harbor Club (Old Sheridan Shore Yacht Club), 312.257.3002 / sacc@sacc-chicago.org / www.sacc-chicago.org/events/upcoming-events. Sponsored by SACC-Chicago & SACC-YP

- Greenbelt, MD
Saturday Dance Party: Enjoy a variety of Scandinavian couple dances led by Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper. No partners necessary, teaching at 7-8 p.m., then open dancing at 8-10 p.m. 7- 10 p.m. at Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio, 202.333.2826 / linda@scandiadc.org / www.scandiadc.org.

- Potomac, MD
BYOB and learn “How to Peel a Crayfish” at the Welcome Back Crayfish Dinner Party. Sing traditional Swedish drinking songs (snapsvisor); crayfish, drinks, and festive table settings provided. 2:30 p.m. at St James' Episcopal Church Undercroft, 11815 Seven Locks Rd. RSVP to 202.686.6214 / carol4600@verizon.net

- West Newton, MA
How Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Norway turned themselves around after a huge wealth gap and poverty drove large numbers to leave their countries a century ago – this is the subject of George Lakey’s new book, “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too.” Thanks to the Nordic economic model, the Scandinavians are now among the most equal countries in the world. Hear from the author and get your book signed, from 6-8:30 p.m at the Scandinavian Cultural Center, 617.795.1914 / kerry@scandicenter.org /www.scandicenter.org

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