Welcome to celebrate Sweden’s National Day!

Sunday June 2, 2019 3.00 – 6.00 pm We serve: Meatballs, herring, knäckebröd (crisp bread), potatoes, lemonade, wine and beer. Strawberry cake and coffee. Program: Live music by David’s Jazz Trio, Swedish songs, quiz, fiskdam (candy) for the children. Price: $25 for adults, children 16 and below $1 (to keep count).If space available, limited number …

SXSW Austin 2019

SXSW (The South by Southwest) is a conference for creative industries, film and music.  Sweden has a large presence by individuals, companies and music groups in these fields. This year the Scandinavian Countries had a joint facility called the Scandinavian House. This is a project initiated by Scandinavian Airlines. During the conference Scandinavian Airlines also …

Finland Again Happiest Country!

The Swedish neighbor Finland has the happiest population in the world. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. They are in order: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria. The US ranked 19th dropping one spot from last year. The Finnish …

Mobile Passport Station, April

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, April 9 – 11, 2019 To request an appointment please email houston@consulateofsweden.org …

Mamma Mia in Houston, February

Theatre Under the Stars presents a stunning production of the musical Mamma Mia. Join in for the ultimate feel-good musical, Mamma Mia! See this stunning new production just for Houston audiences that will have you dancing in the aisles. Directed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, Mamma Mia! features 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits woven into a story about …

Best Foreign Language Film

Houston Film Critics Society, HFCS, nominated the Swedish film Border (Swedish: Gräns) as one of five movies to the Best Foreign Language Film of 2018. Honorary Consul General Astrid Marklund attended the Houston Film Critics award show representing the Swedish film Border that was nominated. Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of …

Gaby Berglund Opening Reception, February

The exhibition “The Quiet Thread” by Gaby Berglund On view February 2-27, 2019 Opening reception February 2, 5-7 pm  at the Jung Center. Entré: free Swedish-Ecuadorian artist Gaby Berglund left Ecuador at a young age to study in USA to later move to Norway, Sweden and South Korea. Gaby Berglund moved to Houston at the end …