Tuesday, Sept. 20. Kvinnor Kan Dinner.
Tonight we'll honor Kathleen Taylor for her leadership of the local chapter of the ACLU. Kvinnor Kan means “women can,” and every year the Club honors a local woman who exemplifies that spirit. Thanks to Kathleen, our state is on the leading edge in issues of social justice, marriage equality, voting rights and fairness in our criminal justice system—values we’re proud to hold in common with citizens of the Nordic countries. $35. Preregistration required. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11. Pancakes Come to Those Who Wait. Once a year, we serve our famous pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of the month, not the first. That month is September, when like everyone else, we'll be out savoring summer's last rays of sunshine on Labor Day weekend. We'll postpone the breakfast for a week, then go at it with a vengeance on the 11th.

Authentic Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries, and all the right fixin’s. Live music for dancing. $9 guests, $7 blue card Club members, children 5–12 $5. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our recipe for yourself at home. Oh, and it took us a while to catch on, but apparently blogging about our pancakes is something of a local obsession. Believe us, these are great pancakes—but if you don't believe us, perhaps you'll believe Joey Veltkamp, the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I, KCTS 9, Seattle magazine, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Findwell, Culinary Fool, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
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. 9. Swedish Duo. From Stockholm, flutist Matilda Blomqvist and pianist Sebastian Bergström offer Swedish music, from old folk songs to classical pieces and jazz. 7:30 in the Three Crowns Dining Room. Free (tips appreciated).

Tuesday, Sept. 13. Beginning Weaving Classes. From yarn to finished cloth. Learn from experienced weaver and instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four two-hour classes: 9/13; 9/20; 9/27; 10/4. $89 Blue Card members; $112 nonmembers. 6:30 p.m. Download the registration form and bring it to the first class with your payment.
Jill Morelli
Wednesday, Sept. 14. Members & Friends Dinner. Speaker: Jill Morelli on what you can learn from genealogy. Chef Ann-Margret will make mango and leek chicken with new potatoes, vegetables and salad. For dessert: apple cake and vanilla sauce. $20. RSVPs after Monday, Sept. 12, pay $25.

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.

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.
Friday, Oct. 7. Viking Disco. Love ABBA Night? Get your groove on again, Viking style. Music by cover band 80s Invasion. Costumes encouraged. 8 p.m. “Disco + Vikings = a natural fit,” according to The Stranger. Come find out!

There are several ticketing options. Here's how it breaks down:
  • Blue card members: $20 admission, call 206-283-1090.
  • Guests: $25 via Brown Paper Tickets.
  • Join the Club: Choose an option below to get a Club membership and a pancake breakfast with your admission.
Join while you dance


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,
please
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.