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Cocktails at the Castle Celebrates "Gudrun Sjödén—A Colourful Universe," Friday, September 14

Cocktails at the Castle, A Party Brought to Life by Gudrun SjödénA Colourful Universe, at American Swedish Institute, Friday, September 14

Cocktails at the Castle features music by Mina Moore, Tacky Annie and the Fiamma Disco Queens, dancing with the Bollywood Dance Scene and the Hennepin County Disco Authority, a color experiment with the Science Museum of Minnesota, FIKA’s fine food, cocktails and more! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10.

MINNEAPOLISCocktails at the Castle, the “museum party done right,” returns to the American Swedish Institute (ASI) with Chroma Craze, on Friday, September 14, 7–11 p.m., 2018. This fall bash is inspired by the bold colors and progressive perspective of the Gudrun SjödénA Colourful Universe exhibition, drawing energy from the renowned Swedish fashion/textile designer’s vibrant installations displayed throughout the Turnblad Mansion. This spin-of-the-color wheel, indoor/outdoor bash is chock full of live music and performance, highlighted by local musicians Mina Moore and Tacky Annie and other dance-inducing groups. FIKA Café is serving fine food and cocktails, which can be paired with Swedish drinking song sessions and a science experiment.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10, at 10 a.m. General admission is $17 for ASI members and $20 for non-members. Purchase through For more information, call 612-871-4907. ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. The Gudrun Sjödén exhibition is on view now through October 28. 

Cocktails at the CastleChroma Craze kicks off with music by the FiAMMA Disco Queens, followed by Tacky Annie’s irresistible, indie mash-up of rhythmic bass, cello quartets and electro-driven poetry and Mina Moore’s mixed groove of soul, R & B and pop. Stir the color waves with the Bollywood Dance Scene and hook up with the Science Museum of Minnesota for a color burst experiment. Juxtaposition Arts will be doing live mural painting and there will be a photo booth. Pair your FIKA food and crafted cocktails with a Swedish Åh Snaps drinking song session and you have yourself a party. Top the night off toeing the dance line with Hennepin County Disco Authority.

TICKETS: Cocktails at the Castle, Friday, September 14, 7–11 p.m.

Cocktails at the Castle regularly sells out, so get your tickets early! Advance Tickets: $17 for ASI members and $20 general public admission (plus ticket fees). Buy online at ASI members mustenter the promotional code to get the discount (to get the code check Posten, ASI’s member publication listing, or contact the Member/Donor Services Coordinator at before hitting the purchase button. If space is still available on the night of the event, $25 tickets may be purchased at the door. This event is limited to those age 21or older. All guests must present valid ID upon entry. For faster night-of concession lines, bring cash, although most stations will accept credit cards. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Please purchase online through

THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE is a vibrant arts and culture organization, historic mansion and museum founded in 1929 by Swedish immigrant newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad. ASI’s mission is to be a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring ties to Sweden. ASI was named Minnesota’s “Best Surprise” by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and The Wall Street Journal called it “[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming.”

Located at 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN  55407. 

ASI MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Noon–5 p.m.; Wednesday, Noon-8 p.m.; Saturday,    10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon–5 p.m. Closed Monday.  

Regular museum admission: $10 adults, $7 ages 62 +, $5 ages 6–18 and full-time students with ID. Free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

FIKA, ASI’s award winning café, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.5 p.m.

The ASI MUSEUM STORE is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.  Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.


Major support for the Gudrun Sjoden: A Colorful Universe exhibition is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Karin Larson, Laurie Jacobi and Cotty Lowry, Terri Carlson, Annette Atkins and a grant from the Swedish Council of America. The Exhibition Media Partner is the Star Tribune. Hospitality Sponsors include the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, and Indeed Brewing. We also thank our many members, donors and philanthropic organizations for their generosity.

Minnesota artist activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.

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