May 222 pm – 4:30 pm
May 222:30pm – 3:30pm
The time when syrener–that is, lilacs–bloom is as much beloved in Sweden as in Minnesota. It tends to happen a little later in Sweden–late May or early June.
Jag tycker att doften av syren är världens ljuvligaste. I think the scent of lilacs is the sweetest scent in the world.
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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Cocktails at the Castle is the American Swedish Institute’s signature museum party, awarded ’Best Event Concept’ multiple years by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. Cocktails is an adults-only event that features live music, art, handcraft, festival food and – of course – craft cocktails by FIKA. The entirety of ASI’s campus is activated for this once (or twice) per year can’t-miss party! From fire dancers to fashion shows, DJs to log rollers, each Cocktails at the Castle features a new and unique lineup of artists, musicians, exhibits and activities inspired by ASI’s exhibitions on view.
Stay tuned for details about future Cocktails at the Castle events!
From pop concerts on the main stage, to wandering theater performances, to surprise improv in the Mansion – there are no limits to what you might find around each corner!
Watch as a mural comes to life over the course of the evening, learn how a crafter turns something ordinary into something extraordinary, or try your hand at making something beautiful yourself!
When Swedes drink – they sing! Learn a song and get in the Swedish spirit. Bring the beverage of your choice and skål with style. No Nordic heritage required!
Dancing is a requirement of any good party. Boogie down in FIKA cafe with our guest DJ host before you call it a night.
No party would be complete without good food and drink! FIKA cafe curates a selection of pre-made specialty cocktails and small plate options inspired by the current exhibit.
Each Cocktails at the Castle is unique and inspired by ASI’s current exhibition!
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