IT Help Sought
The Swedish Club seeks to hire an IT consultant to keep our computers up and running. Someone who specializes in small businesses and is located in the Seattle area would be ideal. If you are interested, e-mail

Posted 2/9/17

High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Six college scholarship awards, totaling $15,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Swedish Stuff Survey
UW student Karl Bloomberg is researching Nordic decorative arts and their role in forming Scandinavian-American identities. If you have keepsakes from "the old country," Karl invites you to take his online survey. He’s interested in all of it—rosemåling, kurbits, dala horses and other items.
Swedish School Gets Noticed
The Seattle Swedish School, which meets in our building, received a very nice writeup in Swedish magazine SMUL. Follow the link and you'll find the article on page 37—in Swedish!
Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
Support a Scholarship
Donate to our scholarship fund and support a student studying Swedish language and culture in the UW Scandinavian Studies department. Invest in the future of Swedish-American cultural exchange.


Friday, Mar. 24. Rat City Brass. This band loves Herb Alpert, and they play the Tijuana Brass hits with great panache. You’ve heard them before, and you know they rock the house. 7:30 p.m.
Choose Your Plates

Friday, Apr. 7. ABBA Night SOLD OUT. These boots were made for dancing! It's our annual ABBA Night, and you won’t soon forget it. Live ABBA music from the ABBAGraphs, plus spins from DJs Jonasson and Haffi Haff, mean our dance floors will be full! In fact, we're sold out, but call the Club at 206-283-1090 for a spot on the waiting list.

Please reserve your meal below (the kitchen will be busy!). 6 p.m. till 12 midnight. New this year: Call the Club to order your ABBA Night T-shirt ($18)!
Choose Your Plates

Friday, Apr. 14. Väsen! The Swedish neo-traditional acoustic supergroup returns to Seattle, performing at the Triple Door, 216 Union St. If you don't know much about Väsen, check them out—they've got our highest recommendation. 8 p.m.

Semlor at the Kafé
Centuries ago, semlor was a Shrove Tuesday tradition in Sweden: the last sweet thing you ate before embarking on your Lenten fast. Modern attitudes are more relaxed, and Swedes now enjoy these cardamom-spiced wheat buns, stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream, on weekends throughout Lent. Stop by our Friday Kafé for your own semla ($6) from now until Easter. (If you want extra semlor to take home, they must be ordered by Wednesday each week.)

Founded in Seattle in 1892, the Swedish Club has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest. Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds.

The Swedish Club is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. Learn more about membership.

Would you like to receive e-mail about upcoming events at the Swedish Club? and we’ll add you to our e-mail list.
Give to our General Fund

Smörgås, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Our smörgås (sandwiches) are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret, Malin and Christine serve up amazing Swedish entrees and desserts during Happy Hour. Come by the Club for lunch (starting at 12 noon) or dinner!

Speak Like a Swede
Our Swedish language classes meet weekly. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. Print out your registration form and mail it in. Most classes are $112 ($89 for members).

It's Happening Here
Tired of marking your calendar for Swedish Club events? Now you don't have to! Just visit our new Calendar page for another convenient way to keep up on what's happening. You can still visit our Events page for details on any upcoming event. If you know of something we should add,
Culinary Kudos
It seems that every time the Swedish Club is mentioned in local media, it has something to do with food and drink. Not that we're complaining. Seattle Metropolitan lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour, and the Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. Zagat placed our smörgås (sandwiches) among Seattle's top nine. The Seattle Weekly also found some nice things to say about our smörgås and gave a blow-by-blow account of our pea soup challenge, while the P-I reported on our Swedish meatball cook-off. And of course, our pancake breakfasts have gotten so much attention, they're practically a PR campaign unto themselves.

Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit The Swedish Wire any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And for a weekly report on Swedish business, economy, politics and other news, you can subscribe to The Swedish Wire’s newsletter.

If you'd rather listen to your news, try Radio Sweden. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play, or you can get a free set-top box from SVT.