Feb
28
Fri
Nordic Lights Film Festival @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

Mar
22
Sun
POSTPONED! Mostly Nordic: Finnish Fanfare @ National Nordic Museum
Mar 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Cascadia Brass
Robert Gale, trumpet
David Cole, trumpet
Cynthia Jefferson, French horn
Stan Jeffs, trombone
Edgar Phillips, tuba

Finland’s long-standing brass band tradition started with military bands accompanying kings and czars or leading soldiers as they marched, but it quickly evolved into entertainment for the common people at folk dances and hunting parties, and then into the world of jazz. It even followed Finnish immigrants to America. The highly-acclaimed Cascadia Brass returns to Mostly Nordic to take us on a tour of the Finnish brass ensemble tradition throughout its evolution and history. It is certain to be a blast!

Mar
25
Wed
POSTPONED! Films from Finland: Fire and Ice @ Swedish Club
Mar 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the Winter War, this stirring documentary by Ben Strout returns. It was first shown in Seattle in May of 2006 as part of Strout’s first appearance as Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year.

Mar
29
Sun
POSTPONED! 44th Annual Kalevala Day Festival @ National Nordic Museum
Mar 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

The 44th Annual Kalevala Festival will be a tribute to the Finnish sauna and sauna culture in honor of the authentic Finnish log sauna, built in 1914-1918 and relocated from Finn Hill in Bothell, WA to the East Sculpture Garden of the Museum. On the program:

• Choir sings “sauna songs” and choral songs inspired by the Kalevala
• Sauna stories and tales
• Presentation of the “Finnish sauna culture” by Kaija Kauppinen, Fulbright Scholar at UW
• Instrumentals by Kalevala Trio and Evergreen Kantele Players
• Solo singing
• Folk dancing
• Presentation of the NNM refurbished sauna

Apr
22
Wed
POSTPONED! FFSC Annual Meeting @ Swedish Club
Apr 22 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM