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November 26, 2018

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Austrian Cultural Forum Washington: READING & DISCUSSION | "Family, Generations & Migration: The Austrian-American Experience" with Theodora Bauer and Sarah Wildman

The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington is looking forward to an encounter between two young writers and their books on Austrian-American border crossings and its impact on family history, especially from a female point of view. Theodora Bauer and Sarah Wildman will read from and discuss their works. This event is organized in light of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s objective to promote and represent female artists.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise: SCREENING: All About Actresses by Maïwenn

A director (Maïwenn) dives into the strange and confusing world of French actresses. This mockumentary takes a behind-the-scenes camera angle to most genuinely portray actresses’ experiences in interviews, each actress providing a different perspective as to her career outlook. Maïwenn meets them in ordinary places, with a mere hand-held camera, as they reveal their ambitions, frustrations and sometimes their folly.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy: Indivisibili by Edoardo De Angelis

Dasy and Viola are Siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18, living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole family.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy: ALESSANDRO LANZONI – Jazz Piano Solo

Alessandro Lanzoni is one of the great personalities of Italian jazz. At age 21 he was awarded “Top Jazz 2013” as the best new talent of the year.

In his piano solo performances, Lanzoni’s wide-ranging program alternates moments of improvisation with original tracks and jazz standards, played with lyricism and intensity. Cam Jazz recently released his new album “Dark Flavour”, which was produced together with his Trio.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

House of Sweden: Swedish Holiday Market 2018 @ House of Sweden on Dec 1st

The popular Swedish Holiday Market will be held both inside and outside House of Sweden. The maximum capacity of House of Sweden is 500 people at one time.

We hope you will enjoy the new layout and offerings. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

WorldQuest Pub Quiz

WorldQuest is a team-based international affairs and current events trivia contest. The game spans 7 rounds of 10 questions each. The teams can be unaffiliated or represent your company, organization, or school.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise: SCREENING: Speak Up by Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly

Every year, hundreds of students from all over the department of Seine Saint-Denis face off in Eloquentia, a contest to crown the best orator in this wildly diverse, sprawling suburb of Paris. Speak Up (A voix haute : La force de la parole) follows a group of college students preparing for Eloquentia through an intensive six weeks of workshops in classical rhetoric, acting, slam poetry, and breathing techniques, then into the tournament itself.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Embassy of Sweden & the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington: SACC-DC and Skanska Swedish Holiday Event 

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain: Clint Eastwood: Made in Spain by Francisco Reyero

Spanish journalist Francisco Reyero presents his new book Clint Eastwood: Made in Spain, followed by a conversation with Mark Parascandola, author of Once Upon a Time in Almería.

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan: WIN FORUM: The Next Generation Digital Government

The Japan Information & Culture Center, the Embassy of Japan and the Washington Innovation Network (WIN) are pleased to introduce experts in the fields of digital society/economy, innovation, and human resources development for the next generation.

Monday, December 10 ,2018

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain: Francisco Montero: New York Dreams

Francisco Montero has performed in some of the most important halls in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain. He has recently recorded at WQXR radio presented by David Dubal at The Greene Space for the new radio series “The Piano in Spain”, and K-Radio AM 1660 performing pieces by Couperin and Scriabin.

Tuesday, December 11, 0218

Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise: SCREENING: Montparnasse Bienvenüe by Léonor Serraille

Léonor Serraille’s debut feature isn’t the first French film to follow a young woman lost in the city, flirting with madness following a difficult break-up. But it may well be the most surprising and most honest, snapping in and out of a comedic tone to reveal an honest portrait of someone in genuine distress.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Embassy of Argentina: "Joy in Colors" paintings by Alexandra Arata

Alexandra Arata’s exhibition “The Joy in Colors“ comes after more than two years of research on the psychology of color and the impact the use of colors have on our emotional well-being. Alexandra has embraced her creative energy to discover the meaning of the 'aesthetics of happiness' and how to surround ourselves with shapes and colors that can increase our motivation and creativity in order to ultimately make us feel better.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy: Soupstar: Giovanni Guidi and Gianluca Petrella in concert

Finally Washingtonian jazz enthusiasts will get a chance to experience a live performance by two of the most interesting talents of Italian music: Giovanni Guidi (piano) and Gianluca Petrella (trombone), presenting the album “Soupstar”, a name that reflects the improvisational alchemy between their instruments.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy: The Shortest Day

Some like it short! On the occasion of the shortest day of the year, join us on December 21st for an entertaining evening of quirky, amusing and insightful short films representing some of the best emerging talents of Italian cinema.

Ongoing Events

Studio 54 Forever
In House of Sweden from September 22 – December 16. 
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm. FREE admission and guide on site.

Studio 54 was and arguably remains the world's most iconic discotheque. It opened in 1977 in New York City as disco music was reaching its peak. The establishment attracted celebrities, politicians, artists, and the cultural avant garde. On the Studio 54 dance floor, everyone was a star.

Take a journey back in time through the lens of acclaimed Swedish photographer Hasse Persson. His photos provide an intimate, sometimes provocative look at the cultural moment that would become the stuff of legend. The specific historical and cultural moment that made the Studio 54 phenomenon possible is also captured through photography of contemporaneous political figures and Americana. 

More about Hasse Perssonhttp://hasseperssonphoto.com/about

FAMILY FUN: Children’s Arts & Crafts Workshops

22 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018

Swedish artist Karin Lithell leads children ages 3-10 in expressing themselves through art! Attendees are set up with everything they need to participate free of charge. 

Art workshops take place from 12-3 pm on select Saturdays at House of Sweden:

  • October 6

  • October 20

  • November 3 (Kids Euro Festival Family Day)

  • November 17

Free admission and no registration required. Also check out Room for Children and Storytime Sessions! 


Room for Children - Children’s Literacy and Creativity

Newly updated with new books, games, and crafts, the Room for Children is a Swedish library and arts studio for children aged 0-10 years designed to stimulate their desire for books, music, storytelling and self-expression. A child's perspective is applied throughout, from the greeting to the interior design and the way books are placed and displayed.

Adults and children are encouraged to engage in quality play and learning time together. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the philosophical cornerstone of Room for Children; we strive to create a space in which children can participate fully in cultural life, express themselves freely, and co-create experiences with others. Room for Children pushes the boundaries of what a library can be.

Storytime Sessions are offered every Saturday at 2 pm for families to experience Swedish children's literature. The sessions are held in Room for Children. FREE admission. No registration is required.

This is the first ever international mini version of a Room for Children outside of Sweden. In partnership with: Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. www.kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/English/Libraries

Opening hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm. Free admission and guide on site.