Perceptions of Norway: An exhibit by photographer Nancy Bundt on modern Norwegian identity
Apr
7
to Jun 10

Perceptions of Norway: An exhibit by photographer Nancy Bundt on modern Norwegian identity

Perceptions of Norway: A photographic exhibit on the identity of Norwegians today is a photographic exhibit that expands our viewpoints of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt — an expat residing in Norway for 25 years — guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the stories of a diverse group of Norwegians.

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Nordic Art Exhibit: Glimpses of five Scandinavian Countries, from Norway Art
May
5
to Aug 12

Nordic Art Exhibit: Glimpses of five Scandinavian Countries, from Norway Art

For the first time, Norway House and Norway Art are proudcing an art display, downstairs in the Coltvet Room. Norway Art's collection is the source of the selections of art treasures from five Scandinavian countries. The Norway Art® Scandinavian art importing business is based at Norway House, Minneapolis where visitors make appointments at their convenience to view some of the art from the Norway Art collection and possibly choose a treasure for their home or office. Since 1979 when Mary Jo Thorsheim established the Norway Art business, fine prints and paintings have been imported to the United States and Canada.

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Nordic Readers: Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Nordic Readers: Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum

On the first Saturday of each month, Renata Fosset and the Nordic Readers Book Club meet in the Kaffebar at Norway House to discuss a Nordic novel.

This month: Don't Look Back (Inspector Konrad Sejer series #2) by Norwegian author Karin Fossum, pub 1996 - crime fiction.

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

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition

  • 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. 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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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'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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If Norwegians Were Funny: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy
Aug
14
to Nov 28

If Norwegians Were Funny: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy

Local Norwegian-American artist, Bob Hest, presents a series of witty paintings that chronicle the settlement of Western Minnesota's Red River Valley by Scandinavian Immigrants at the turn of the century.

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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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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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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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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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Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones

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: “Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure” with David Jones.

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Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit

Beginning Bracelet Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet. Advanced students will try new weaving patterns.
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Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness
May
15
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness

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: “Women in the Bible” with Michael Rogness of Luther Seminary.

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Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!

Join us for one of the best and biggest (and only) Eurovision Song Contest viewing parties in the Twin Cities at the one and only SaloonMN! Andy Lamp of Wiwibloggs International Eurovision Newsource and Danny Suelter of The Saloon will be hosting a viewing of the 2018 Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Norway House's very own Ethan Bjelland will be there to lead up the Norwegian fan section! Come as you are, and stay for as long as you'd like. 
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Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?

The Minnesota Peace Initiative will be hosting its spring forum on China: The New Silk Road: A Road to Peace? Three expert panelists will dive into discussion about China's One Belt, One Road Initiative, and the future impact of this initiative. We invite you to join us for a night of enlightening dialogue on this global issue.

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Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea
May
8
2:00 PM14:00

Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea

Migrasong aims to shed a modern light on an important yet neglected part of the history of emigration from Norway 150 years ago. This was a period when many inhabitants were seeking a better and more secure future in a new land. The emigrants took folk tunes from home with them, and new songs came into being where they settled. These were songs of longing – music full of dreams of the lives they had lived and images of the new life awaiting them.

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Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls

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: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik

Hanne Ørstavik is one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came in 2005 with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then, the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes. Ørstavik comes to Norway House to discuss Love in it's new English translation.
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Encircling: a book discussion with Carl Frode Tiller
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Encircling: a book discussion with Carl Frode Tiller

Norway House is elated to host Norwegian award-winning author Carl Frode Tiller as he joins us to discuss the first two books in his Encircling Trilogy. Carl will be joined by Minnesota-native and author, Peter Geye, in a discussion and Carl will do readings in both Norwegian and English.
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Mindekirken's Spring Rømmegrøt Luncheon
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mindekirken's Spring Rømmegrøt Luncheon

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Rømmegrøt is a rich cream porridge served warm with a drizzle of clear butter. (Cinnamon & sugar served on the side.) It is a traditional treat for special occasions. Includes: Simple open-face sandwiches, cookies & coffee, served by Alle Kvinner Mission.

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«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival

The 12th Man has sold out its first show in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival on Friday. Tickets for the Wednesday, April 25 7:00 screening at the Uptown Theatre are still available, and the festival is hoping to have a crowd there! Special discount on tickets for friends of Norway House!

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Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis

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 month: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis.

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Quartetto Testosterone
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Quartetto Testosterone

  • Mindekirken - The Norwegian Lutheran Church (map)
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All the way from Norway, Quartetto Testosterone will present an evening of music with violins, viola, and cello.

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted at the door in support of Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota programming

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