Join while you dance
Friday, Oct. 7. Viking Disco.
Love ABBA Night? Get your groove on again, Viking style. Music by cover band 80s Invasion! Spins by DJ Jonasson! Costumes encouraged. 8 p.m. Several ticketing options:
Be a Vendor at Our Holiday Bazaar
Our annual Scandinavian-themed holiday sale takes place Nov. 5–6. Sell your stuff and have a fantastic time. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends.

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.
One Number to Ring Them All
So you want to talk to someone in Sweden, but you don't know who. Why should that stop you? The Swedish Number (46.771.793.336) is the brainchild of a Swedish tourism agency. Dial it and be connected to a random Swedish volunteer, anywhere in the country. Like a wrong number, only better. If you try it, tell us how it goes!
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, Sept. 23. Happy Hour with Jon Persson. An in-demand entertainer on the many cruise ships that launch from Seattle's harbor, Jon Persson likes to make time for the Swedish Club whenever he's in town. Take a sentimental journey with Jon during Happy Hour—without leaving dry land. (If enough of us ask, he might even break out the accordion!) 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24. Crazy for Crayfish! Summer's lease hath all too short a date, but our fall events will give you something to look forward to. Case in point: our Kräftskiva crayfish party. Co-sponsored by SWEA. Eat locally caught crayfish and a traditional buffet, drink snaps, sing snapsvisa, and dance the night away. 6 p.m. $60. Must RSVP by Sept. 14 to and then send a check, payable to SWEA, to Anna-Karin Salander, 722 N. 82nd St., Seattle, WA 98103.

Sunday, Sept. 25. Genealogy with SwedGen. Learn how to find your Swedish roots and research Swedish records. SwedGen, a team of genealogists based in Sweden, will lead a research day with presentations and demos of online resources. Attend the 6-hour seminar (2:30–8:30 p.m.); you can also reserve a half-hour one-on-one session if you apply before Sept. 1.

Advance registration required. It's free for blue card Club members; call 206-283-1090 or e-mail Social members and general public pay $20; click below.

Friday, Sept. 30. 100th Birthday Party & Live Jazz. Celebrate Axel Drugge’s 100th birthday party at the Club! Enjoy music by Seattle’s legendary soul jazz pianist Overton Berry, with the extraordinary Jeff Davies on bass. Recommended donation: $5–10. 7:30 p.m.

Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Oct. 3. Fall Swedish Language and History Classes Are Coming! It's back to school time, and never too late to start learning Swedish. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes, and a new history class. Fall session starts the last full week of October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Thursday, Oct. 6. Arrival: The Music of ABBA at Snoqualmie Casino. Arrival, the world's foremost ABBA tribute band, returns to the Northwest with a show at Snoqualmie Casino. Formed in Göteborg in 1995, Arrival has performed the music of ABBA in more than 35 countries, supported by members of ABBA's original backing band.

Wednesdays, Oct. 26–Nov. 9: Genealogy 101 Class. Polish your research skills in this new genealogy class from Swedish Club member Jill Morelli. Learn to trace your Swedish ancestry, even if you don't speak Swedish. Blue card Club members $10 per session; non-members $20. Or take the whole series for $25 (members) or $40 (non-members). 6 p.m. Sign up today.

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.

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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 serves 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.