Royal Swedish Ballet

Visit the Dance Salad Festival to see the Royal Swedish Ballet from Stockholm with a pas de deux from a highly acclaimed Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo set to music score by P.Tchaikovsky.

WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday- March 29, 30 and 31, 2018, 7:30 pm.

WHERE: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

Total price of tickets: $25-$59. To buy tickets and find more details go to:


Lingon & Dill are winners!

Lingon & Dill, won the Desert category at the Houston Rodeo BBQ cookoff.

Lingon & Dill is a Swedish team competing in BBQ contests in Europe. This year they were invited to the Houston Rodeo BBQ contest.


Other competing International teams were from Australia, Ireland and Japan.

The Swedish team won the Desert category with their famous Chocolate and

Banana desert — made in a Dutch oven.


This was the first win by an international team in the entire 44 year history of Houston BBQ cook off.

The team was lead by chef Morgan Lundin, from Skärbacka, Sweden.  If you ever drive by, please try their lunch restaurant.

Book Review of “The Sandman” at Murder by the Bookstore

Swedish author Lars Kepler will sign and discuss The Sandman (Knopf; $27.95)

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than ten million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Neil Smith.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 6:30pm

At: Murder by the Book Store 

2342 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77005

Mobile Passport Station

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.


The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 – 22, 2018.  To request an appointment please email  or you can call (713) 953-1417.

You need to provide the following information for your reservation: 

  • Full name of all applicants
  • Personal Number (personnummer) or coordination number
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date
  • Deposit of $ 50 per applicant by check or credit card payment. This will be deducted from the total charge.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Remaining payment of $ 125 by credit card, check or cash. Total charge is $ 175 including fedex fee.

For Children please bring:

  • Guardian Certificate signed by both parents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage License of the parents


A Symposium with 2017 American Nobel Laureates

November 14 at 1 pm in House of Sweden, Washington DC

The event will be live streamed and available at:

ASK your questions on Twitter with #SWEnobelUSA

Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” Kip S. Thorne (in attendance), Barry C. Barish, and Rainer Weiss (in attendance)

Chemistry “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution” Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank (in attendance), and Richard Henderson

Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm” Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash (in attendance), and Michael W. Young (in attendance)

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences “for his contributions to behavioral economics” Richard H. Thaler (in attendance)

Moderator: Dr. Alan I. Leshner

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Announcement

The Nobel committee, announcing the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, said that it was honoring Professor Thaler for his pioneering work in establishing that people are predictably irrational. The committee credited Professor Thaler for moving economics toward a more realistic understanding of human behavior. “In order to do good economics, you have to keep in mind that people are human,” Professor Thaler said at a news conference after the prize was announced.

Nobel Peace Price Announcement

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the “International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons”. The group, a Geneva-based coalition of disarmament activists, was honored for its efforts to advance the negotiations that led to the treaty, which was reached in July at the United Nations.

“The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement.