Elling Reitan: The Colors of Peer Gynt
Aug
24
to Oct 28

Elling Reitan: The Colors of Peer Gynt

  • 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 (map)
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Norway Art® and its owner, Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim are proud to present this exhibition of limited edition lithograph reproductions of paintings by renowned Norwegian artist, Elling Reitan. One of the most popular and famous out of Norway today,  Reitan's paintings have found the walls of public and private collections the world over.

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Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: This week: Bob Hest, a Norwegian- and Swedish-American painter and designer, whose work is on display at Norway House through October 28th in a collection entitled “The Ballad of Billy & Daisy.”

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Norwegian's Unite!
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Norwegian's Unite!

Unite with the Norwegian Consulate at the Minnesota United game as the Loons take on Norway's own Jo Inge Berget and New York City FC on Saturday, September 29.  We’ll grab food and beers at Surly Brewing before the game starts at 7:00pm. Great event for the whole family, and friends of Norway House and the Consulate receive a special group rate of only $30.

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Munch's Materials: How Science Informs Art History
Oct
2
4:00 PM16:00

Munch's Materials: How Science Informs Art History

Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College is initiating scientific analysis of an unattributed portrait of the violinist Eva Mudocci, believed to be by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Join analysts Jennifer Mass, Ph.D. and Adam Finnefrock, Ph.D., of SAFA to learn more about technical art history, its applications, and their examination of this intriguing portrait.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota, Mindekirken, and Tord Gustaven's North American management join forces to present one of Norway's leading artists.

Tord Gustavsen is a jazz pianist and composer, touring extensively and recording as both soloist and bandleader for several of his own ensembles.  Gustavsen was born in Oslo and raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus where he "grew up playing church music.”  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology before he turned to music full time.  A prize-winning performer and composer, he is recognized for his “rapt, pristine, meditative music.”  He also maintains his interests in Psychology, writing about the psychological processes involved in musical improvisation.

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Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other

In this lecture, Dr. Krueger will discuss what Minnesota’s Viking myths reveal about anxieties related to religious and racial diversity that persist to the present day.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Panel Discussion: Under the Black & Baltic Deep
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Panel Discussion: Under the Black & Baltic Deep

Norway House invites our friends from Northern Clay Center to host a discussion on ceramics from the Baltics!

Join exhibition liaisons, Tomas J. Daunora, Juss Heinsalu, and Ieva Naglina, and curatorial adviser, Anthony Stellaccio, for a lively discussion about contemporary Baltic ceramics, led by moderator Robert Silberman. This event is free, but advanced registration is required.

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St. Paul Gangster Tour - An Out & About Adventure
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

St. Paul Gangster Tour - An Out & About Adventure

Explore St. Paul in the 1930s, when gangsters ran the city and held influence over city officials. Meet at noon for this two-hour bus tour taking you through the St. Paul neighborhoods where John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Babyface Nelson, among others, made their living.  Your guide? A blast from the past nefarious gangster or his moll... Optional lunch following the tour at DeGideo's on West 7th Street - another notorious mobster hangout at the time.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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The Autumn Mushroom Larder: Learning to Preserve a Wild Harvest
Oct
13
1:30 PM13:30

The Autumn Mushroom Larder: Learning to Preserve a Wild Harvest

A Hands-on Workshop with instructors Lisa Golden Schroeder, Michael Karns.
Whether harvested yourself in the woods or purchased from foragers at a farmer’s market or grocery, it’s simple to preserve a bounty of wild mushrooms to enjoy through the winter. Learn techniques for efficient dehydrating, freezing, and pickling by the authors of Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table. Cook up Freezer Wild Mushroom Duxelles, Wild Mushroom-Herb Compound Butter, a Woodland Finishing Salt, and Quick Pickled Hen of the Woods.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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What is Öorlog?
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

What is Öorlog?

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
9
to Dec 30

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House will be creating Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 in our Galleri. We invite anyone who is interested -- regardless of their gingerbread baking level -- to participate in this local holiday tradition by bringing in a gingerbread house or building to put on display.

More information coming Fall 2018 on how to participate!
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Annual Jax Café Lutefisk Dinner - An Out & About Adventure
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Jax Café Lutefisk Dinner - An Out & About Adventure

An annual Norway House institution - Lutefisk, kjøttballer og lefser! --at Jax Café. YUM!

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Kransekake Baking Class - An Out & About Adventure
Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

Kransekake Baking Class - An Out & About Adventure

Norsk bakmester and Norway House board member, Kris Walseth invites you into her home for a cozy day of baking. Kris will show guests how to make the famous tiered Norwegian almond wedding cake. Each baker will make a small kransekake to bring home for their family to enjoy.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Minnesota Historical Society: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

This is a "bucket-list" tour for all Minnesotans! Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minnesota Historical society in St. Paul. You will visit the lower level where the Society stores all paper, materials, and relics for future preservation and use int he main display areas of the building. Refreshments will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Nordic Ware: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

An extra-special opportunity to tour the Nordic Ware factory with the VP of Manufacturing. Learn all about this Minnesota company - its 70-year history, its Scandinavian roots, its growth into an international brand, and Nordic Ware's latest products, just going to market. The factory outlet store will be open with a special discount for tour participants. Optional lunch to follow the tour at Mill Valley Kitchen.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Wilhelmina Smith, Cello
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Cellist WILHELMINA SMITH was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.  In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world.  A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine.  Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.

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Grieg Voice Competition Winners' Recital
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Grieg Voice Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the winners from two divisions in its second annual Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Competition. The first-prize vocalists from the Advanced and Young Artists' Divisions of the competition, Bariton Harrison Hintzsche and Soprano Froya Olson will perform in a special concert recital at Mindekirken concluding the EGSMN 2018-2019 Season.

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Lady with a Stick
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lady with a Stick

Who are the staff carrying women of Old Norse tradition and how do they manifest in traditional Norwegian folk songs? From archaeological finds to Old Norse poetry to the Kjærringa med Staven, Kari Tauring, our resident lady with a stick, will shed light on these mysterious and magical women through stories and songs!

Adults, families, and children are welcome and encouraged to share in this daytime event.

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GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament
Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament

The German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest, MN Chapter joins forces with Norway House to hit the green for this annual golf tournament and fundraiser. Register your team today!

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Traditional Folk Music of Telemark, Norway and Ballads of the Middle Ages
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Traditional Folk Music of Telemark, Norway and Ballads of the Middle Ages

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Welcome to a rare opportunity to hear traditional folk music from the region of Telemark Norway and Ballads of the middle ages performed by Arna Rennan, Loretta Kelley and Georganne Hunter. The music along with their stories are brought to life by translations, vivid descriptions and the compelling voice of Arna Rennan and musicianship of Loretta Kelley, hardanger fiddle, and Georganne Hunter, Gaelic harp.

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Opening Reception: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy

Local Norwegian-American artist, Bob Hest, presents a series of playful paintings and rugs that chronicle the settlement of Western Minnesota's Red River Valley by Scandinavian Immigrants at the turn of the century. Norway House's Galleri explodes with Bob Hest's brilliant colors and vivacious subjects with charming detail. Norway House patrons may recognize Hest's work, namely "Yes, Lena, there are foxes in Lofoten," as the signature artwork for this year's Midtsommer Gala. Norway House is proud to showcase Bob Hest's artwork this Fall.

Norway House Members and friends are invited to join Bob Hest and Norway House as we celebrate an evening full gorgeous oil paintings and textiles while enjoying food and a champagne toast courtesy of Barbette and a special live-music guest at 6:00 PM.

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Minnesota State Capitol - An Out & About Adventure
Sep
13
1:00 PM13:00

Minnesota State Capitol - An Out & About Adventure

Explore the newly restored Minnesota State Capitol with a  Capitol historian. Get the inside scoop on the 3+ year restoration project as you visit some of the nooks and crannies and lesser known parts of the Capitol. Climb to the roof to see the Quadriga Statue at the base of the dome. Visit the offices of Senator Greg Clausen and Representative Jim Erdahl. An optional activity following the tour: head to W. A. Frost for mid-afternoon refreshments. 

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll

After decades if telling others' stories, Odd Lovoll places his own life in the larger context of Norwegian and Norwegian-American experiences from World War II to the present day. Lovoll links his experience with that of other immigrants and points to intriguing intersections in his professional and personal lives.

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Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people
Sep
4
11:00 AM11:00

Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people

Dr. John Haugo, who was a member of the University of Minnesota’s Borlaug Blue Ribbon Commission, will discuss Borlaug’s Norwegian roots, boyhood, education, career and honors. Borlaug’s honors include the Nobel Peace Prize and recognition as one of the world’s top three humanitarians and as the University of Minnesota’s most famous alumnus.

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Nobel News, Nosh, & Networking
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Nobel News, Nosh, & Networking

In celebration of the Scandinavian connection to Alfred Nobel and the awards presented in his name, six organizations are hosting a gathering with representatives of Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College sharing information about two upcoming Nobel Prize-related events. The August 28 event at Norway House is a social/networking occasion highlighting these prestigious forms of recognition for outstanding contributions to mankind. 

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

This encore presentation will be presented alongside Franklin Open Streets.

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Viking Wine & Paint Night with Jana Peterson
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Viking Wine & Paint Night with Jana Peterson

Pop over to Norway House and Arizona based artist, Jana Peterson will put a brush in one of your hands, and a glass of wine in the other (just to get your creative juices flowing a bit more easily...). Participants will learn how to make their own "Whispering Norwegian Woods" masterpiece with Peterson’s guidance.

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

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Road Trip Hooplah! Norwegian Immersion Day Camp
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Road Trip Hooplah! Norwegian Immersion Day Camp

  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (map)
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CLV's Twin Cities Immersion Day Camps are a great introduction to language, and a wonderful precursor to the overnight programs in Bemidji. Utilizing Concordia Language Villages unique teaching methods, Twin Cities Day Camps include art, music, games and snacks to introduce the youngest learners to language and culture.

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Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder

Luther College students and Norway House Inters, Emily Linder and Annika Vande Krol ‘19 will present their investigative research on this celebrated artist. Born in 1854 in Telemark, Norway, Gausta is best known for his rich landscapes and genre paintings as well as protraits of prominent, local individuals he met after moing to Harmony, Minnesota and attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

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Jana Peterson: The Nordic Heritage Series
Jul
25
to Sep 13

Jana Peterson: The Nordic Heritage Series

Arizona based artist, Jana Peterson shares with Norway House an array of dramatic and vidid paintings from her Nordic Heritage Series. The colorful works will boldly deck the walls of our café on the main floor, the living room of Norway House, offering picturesque tastes of the iconic fjords, flowers, viking ships, and mountains that harken us all to think of the sagas and the rugged beauty of the Nordic landscape. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle at Norway House, newly decorated with Peterson's work.

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MAMMA MIA at the Ordway
Jul
17
to Aug 5

MAMMA MIA at the Ordway

  • Ordway Center for Performing Arts (map)
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Sixty million people around the world have had the night of their lives experiencing writer Catherine Johnson’s light-hearted tale of family and friendship, told through ABBA’s timeless songs such as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Dancing Queen,” and “SOS.” This fresh, all-new version of Mamma Mia! will enchant you — the ultimate feel-good summer musical!

Norway House Members and Friends get a discount on tickets!

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BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Boy Pablo wrote and produced his debut EP titled "Roy Pablo" in his parents' basement in one week during his last year of high school in 2016. Much due to his unforseen brush with YouTube fame, Boy Pablo has struck a chord globally, and is embarking on his first international tour, including a show at Minneapolis' own Cedar Cultural Center.

Appearing with Slow Pulp & Zina.

$15 | All Ages | Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 7:30pm

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Inside the Vault: Artwork from the St. Olaf College Collection by Norwegian and Norwegian-American Artists
Jun
28
to Aug 26

Inside the Vault: Artwork from the St. Olaf College Collection by Norwegian and Norwegian-American Artists

For the first time in St. Olaf's 144 year history, the Norwegian-Lutheran Liberal Arts college shares its collection outside the walls of the Flaten Art Museum in this noteworthy collaboration between St. Olaf and Norway House. 

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Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Join us in celebrating 175 years since Edvard Grieg's birthday, June 15, 1843! A full stable of top-flight area performers will share songs, sonatas, stories, and surprises in celebration of the occasion in a variety show concert at Mindekirken. Birthday treats will be served in Norway House at the reception that follows the concert in honor of Norway's greatest composer.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door in support of the local food shelf supported by Mindekirken.

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Antarctica Preview: Learn About Borton Overseas' 2019 Signature Journey
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Antarctica Preview: Learn About Borton Overseas' 2019 Signature Journey

At this FREE event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and Borton Overseas’ featured lecturer on this Antarctic journey. Peter is a renowned expert in maritime history, art, exploration, and marine environmental issues.

Sunniva Sorby will also be joining us. She made history in 1993 as one of the four team members of the American Women’s Antarctic Expedition. Sunniva is passionate about Antarctica and has worked in the Polar Regions for the past 20 years. She and Peter will share their insights on several aspects of Antarctica, including how its environment impacts the earth.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public from 10:00am-1:00pm, also at Mindekirken. The top three competitors will perform in the Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public. The top three competitors will perform in a Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon, also at Mindekirken.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Open House: Dr. Örn Arnar, Honorary Consul General of Iceland, Minneapolis

In keeping with the ever-popular tradition of Tuesday Open Houses at Mindekirken, Summer Open Houses will be held on Thursdays at Norway House, adjacent to the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. The cost for each event is $3, and a Nordic Waffle lunch can be purchased separately through ALSO Ingebretsen's in Norway House's Kaffebar before and after the program. This week, Dr. Örn Arnar and "From Turf Cottage to the Cover of Time."

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