Swea’s Lucia Celebration!

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SWEA Houston Invites You to Enjoy:

  • Lucia procession,
  • Swedish traditional treats Glögg, pepparkakor, “lussekatter”, home made “Vört”bread with ham, hot dogs, lemonade, coffee
  • “Fiskdamm” for the kids
  • Tombola $1 (have to be present to win)
  • Dancing around the Christmas Tree

We will celebrate in the Norwegian Seaman Church in Pasadena on December 11th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST

Buy your tickets here before December 4th.

Keep in mind, the amount of tickets sold at the door is limited and will be $5 more/ticket.

The Swedish Club Christmas Traditions

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Please join in on celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 10, 2016
at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston

4:00 PM – Doors open
4:30 PM – Lucia Procession
5:00 PM – Reception and Raffle

Dances around the Christmas tree will also be part of the festivities, as well as some traditional refreshments and music!

Get more info here!

 

 

 

A Man called Ove

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Don’t miss Sweden’s selection for Foreign Language Film to 2017 Oscar Nominations.

The film is based on the bestseller by Fredrik Backman

A MAN CALLED OVE

River Oaks Theatre, October 7 – 14, 2016

Screenings at 1.30pm, 4.15pm, 7.00pm and 9.40pm

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/houston/river-oaks-theatre/film-info/a-man-called-ove

River Oaks Shopping Center, 2009 West Grey, Houston, TX 77019

http://bit.ly/OveTheaters

Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international bestselling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared. 

One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

Mobile Passport Station 2017

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The 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 21 -23, 2017

To request an appointment please email houston@consulateofsweden.org

or call (713) 953-1417.

You need to provide the following information:

  • Full names of all applicants
  • Personal numbers (personnummer) or coordination numbers (samordningsnummer) for all applicants
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date

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
  • Money in cash or check (the deposit will be deducted)

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

Swedish Artist at Inman Gallery

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Sigrid Sandström was born in 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden and currently Professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She studied at Cooper Union School of Art, Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands (BFA 1997), attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000) and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2001. She has exhibited widely since then, with solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and her native Sweden. Sandström’s work was included in the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston’s 25th anniversary exhibition, Perspectives @ 25. Her first solo museum exhibition, Ginnungagap: Recent Works by Sigrid Sandstrom, was mounted in 2006 at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Curated by Robin Held, it was accompanied by a full- color catalogue. Sandström’s video work was featured in the 2005 solo exhibition Her Black Flags:Video projections by Sigrid Sandström, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.

3901 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm

http://www.inmangallery.com/