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Cocktails at the Castle: Swedish House Party
Friday, May 9, 7-11 p.m.
The American Swedish Institute (ASI)’s Cocktails at the Castle returns on Friday, May 9, with an epic house party to help celebrate Europe Day, the annual celebration of peace and unity - across the pond!
Across ASI's sprawling urban lawn and historic Turnblad Mansion, enjoy a European-inspired dance party by the one and only DJ Jake Rudh, live local music from Still Pacific, and get crafty with DIY paper art with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The easiest route to peace and unity (culinary diplomacy, anyone?) is through delicious food and drinks so come hungry for European street food favorites (think: gyros, crepes, fritto misto) by FIKA, specialty cocktails from Får North Spirits and better than red-solo-cup worthy beer from Indeed Brewing.
ASI’s galleries will be open with exhibits that showcase some great transcontinental flare. The night serves as the soft opening of : Installations by Ian Ward Garlant. Schmooze with the British-Norwegian artist in the galleries as he shares his modern sculptural reliefs that celebrate the 200th anniversary of the peaceful separation of Norway and Sweden. Don’t miss one of the final chances to see !, the breakout Danish psaligraph whose work will come to life just for the night thanks to Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Dance Institute.
Back outside, channel your inner-Berliner and learn drinking games courtesy of the Germanic American Institute, challenge a friend to a ping-pong dual, dress up and strike a pose for Snap! Yourself, or get lost in Euro-centric film shorts curated by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul.
Cocktails at the Castle: Swedish House Party is a 21+ event.
Tickets: (limited tickets available until May 8, includes
Bike to the event and use our helmet check-in to receive $1 off drinks all night!
Ride to Cocktails in style! Enjoy a first ride free up to $25 off when you Uber to Cocktails at the Castle! Uber Promo code: CATC14. New users only. Expires 5/31/14.
Cocktails at the Castle: Swedish House Party is sponsored by 89.3 The Current, Yelp!, Vita.mn, Får North Spirits and Indeed Brewing.
When & Where
American Swedish Institute
The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts & cultural center and museum. The historic Turnblad Mansion first became home to the organization in 1929. The new Nelson Cultural Center addition opened in June 2012 and added a welcoming reception area, café, gallery, event center, studio craft classroom, terrace, courtyard, and new Museum Shop space.