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:

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 will be screened at the following locations

August 24 – 26, 2018 Films will be screened at MFAF (Museum of Fine Arts Film)

September 7, 2018   Reception and film will be screened at Rice University, a separate invitation will follow

September 8 – 9, 2018 Films will be screened at Rice University

September 14 – 16, 2018   Films will be screened at MFAF

September 21 – 23, 2018   Films will be screened at MFAF

September 28 – 30, 2018   Films will be screened at MFAF

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


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: YouTube.com/EmbassyofSweden

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

Swea’s Lucia Celebration!


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


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!