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  • Jul 01, 2013

ASI Launches "After Work Wednesdays"

Swedes celebrate happy hour by going out for “after work”, and while you might not have the chance to make it to Stockholm this summer for your own Swedish happy hour, fear not, starting July 3, there’s After Work Wednesdays at the American Swedish Institute!

Enjoy drink and food specials from ASI’s critically acclaimed café, FIKA including a Mystery Beer Bucket (a surprise mix of 6 craft beers for just $13), $3 house red and house white wines. In addition to its full menu, the team at FIKA will offer Nordic inspired bar food like meatballs, herring, and seasonal surprise dishes. Dine outside in ASI’s Courtyard tucked between the historic Turnblad Mansion and sleek Nelson Cultural Center.

And as an added After Work bonus, the ASI galleries are open late til 8 p.m., offering the perfect opportunity to explore ASI’s many exhibits including the innovative new glass exhibit, Pull, Twist, Blow in the historic Turnblad Mansion.


Every Wednesday, 3pm-8pm

Mystery Beer Buckets (6 craft beers for $13)

Wednesday Wine ($3 house red, house white)

Small bites menu featuring: FIKA’s famous meatballs, herring plates, seasonal surprise dishes changing weekly.

About the American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a vibrant arts and culture organization and historic home located at 2600 Park Avenue near downtown Minneapolis. ASI attracts more than 65,000 people each year for tours of the landmark 1908 Turnblad Mansion, exhibits, classes and events that connect the community to contemporary Nordic culture and cultural heritage. Founded in 1929 by Swedish immigrant newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad, ASI now serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden. Museum hours: Tue., Thu., Fri., Sun. 12–5 p.m., Wed. 12–8 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Museum admission: $7, $6 ages 62+, $4 ages 6-18 and students with ID. For more information, visit

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