Sweden’s National Day Celebration

Sunday, June 3rd 2018 from 3.00-6.00 pm

At Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005

We serve: Meatballs, herring, knäckebröd (crisp bread), potatoes, lemonade, wine and beer. Strawberry cake and coffee.

Program: Swedish songs, quiz, fiskdamm (candy) for the children

Price: $25 for adults, children 16 and below free.

If space availible, limited number of tickets sold at the door for $30.

R.S.V.P. and tickets here before May 30th!

Parking: Curbside parking available throughout the neighborhood Questions: houston@consulateofsweden.org or phone: 713-953-1417

Sponsored by:

 

Election to the Swedish parliament in September 2018

On September 9th 2018 there is a general election to the ‘Riksdag’, ‘kommun’ and
‘landsting’ (parliament, city and county) in Sweden. Swedish citizens living
abroad can vote in the election for ‘Riksdag’ (parliament) at the Swedish
consulate in Houston.

-If you have lived abroad for less than 10 years (or have extended your
right to vote within the last 10 years) you will receive a ‘röstkort’
(voting card) about 2 months before the election. You only have to make sure
that Skatteverket has your correct home address.

-If you have lived abroad for more than 10 years you must apply to keep the
right to vote. See:
http://www.val.se/det_svenska_valsystemet/rostratt/utlandssvenskar/index.html

Opening hours for the Election is:

August 16 – August 27, 2018 during regular opening hours  (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00 am – 2.00 pm)

Monday, August 20, 2018 open 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2018 open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Ingmar Bergman 100 years

The Swedish institute and the Swedish Film institute will celebrate the
Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman who in 2018 was born 100 years ago.

Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Austin Film Society.

Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Rice Cinema.

Films will be screened at the following locations:

Date

Film

Location

Time

Friday,  August 24, 2018

Crisis

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Friday,  August 24, 2018

Summer Interlude

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

8.45 pm

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

Secrets of Women

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Sunday,  Aug 26, 2018

Sawdust and Tinsel

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5.00 pm

Sunday,  Aug 26, 2018

Summer with Monika

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Friday, August 31, 2018

A Lesson in Love

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018

Smiles of a Summer Night

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Sunday, Sept 2, 2018

Wild Strawberries

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5.00 pm

Friday, Sept 7, 2018                                                   

Speaker: 

Jan Holmberg, President of the Bergman Foundation and            screening of the documentary “Island”.

Rice Cinema, Rice University

6.30 pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Through a Glass Darkly,              

Hour of the Wolf

Rice Cinema, Rice University

7.00 pm

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Shame

Rice Cinema, Rice University

7.00 pm

Friday, Sept 14, 2018

Persona

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cries and Wispers

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Autumn Sonata

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5.00 pm

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Magician

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.00 pm

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Virgin Spring

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7.00 pm

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Seventh Seal

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5.00 pm

Austin

April, 2018

WILD STRAWBERRIES

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

Darkness Series

AFS Cinema

May 27-30,

Seventh Seal

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

June 3, 2018

The Virgin Spring

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

June 10, 2018

Hour of the Wolf

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

June 17, 2018

The Rite

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

June 24-27, 2018

Cries and Whispers

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

Late Summer, 2018

Sawdust and Tinsel

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

Late Summer, 2018

The Devil’s Eye

AFS Cinema

6.30 pm

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: www.dancesalad.org

 

SXSW I Austin March 9 – 18, 2018

This year Scandinavian Airlines provided charter flights between Stockholm and Austin, Texas.

They also rented a restaurant across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center.

During SXSW it was called SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE. It was a great meeting place for all Scandinavians and events were held there hosted by each Scandinavian country.

 

This year the Scandinavian House and SXSW was visited by Crown Prince Harald of Norway.

 

Among many Swedish groups we met wilt “Emma Elisabeth”.

We also met with a Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif

 

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.  www.lingondill.se

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

http://www.murderbooks.com/event/lars-kepler

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 houston@consulateofsweden.org  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

http://www.swedenabroad.com/SelectImageX/118344/Guardian_Certificate.pdf

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage License of the parents