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Summer Lawn Parties

Summer Lawn Party – August

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the final Summer Lawn Party of the season!

August's Summer Lawn Party features:

  • Live music with Nordic Rävar with an all-star lineup of Renee Vaughan on nyckelharpa, Dan Newton on accordion, Karl Lundeberg on 12 string guitar, Adam Kuenzel on flute, Marc Anderson on percussion,  Tom Klein on pipes, and Adam Kiesling on guitar 
  • Viking craft demonstrations by Tom & Kitty Latané
  • Viking games run by the Viking Encampment
  • Outdoor film viewing of Outlander (2008, directed by Howard McCain). In the year 709, a spaceship crashes into a Scandinavian lake. From it emerges a Kainan, a space explorer chased by a Moorwen, an alien hungry for Vikings. Captured by King Hrothgar’s men, Kainan enlists warring villages to unite to destroy the space dragon before it kills them all. It's like a Viking saga/Alien mashup!
  • The museum is open during the event for after-hours viewing of The Vikings Begin exhibition.

Lawn Party tickets: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members / $5 children


Outlander, courtesy of Swank
Outlander, courtesy of Swank

Premium Ticket Option - Tour The Vikings Begin with The Theater of Public Policy

Add to your experience with an Improv Tour of The Vikings Begin prior to the party. Start your evening with an intimate, one-of-a-kind, interactive romp through of The Vikings Begin led by the improv comedy performers from The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) before heading out to the lawn. This special ticket type includes a complimentary libation from FIKA. Merge the art of improv with the art of ASI and view the exhibition from a different perspective.

  • Tour runs from 5-6:00 p.m. Join the Lawn Party after your tour.
  • $45 ASI members / $50 non-members. Sign up for the Tour + Lawn Party option on the registration page. 
  • Premium ticket spots are limited

About the Summer Lawn Parties at ASI:

ASI's Thursday night parties, inspired by The Vikings Begin exhibition, are held once a month over the summer on the unsurpassed grounds of the Turnblad Mansion. Each features live music, Viking-era craft demos and pop-up activities, kubb tournaments, and special cocktails, beverages and light bites from FIKA for purchase. Every party will end with an outdoor showing of a different Vikings-related film at dusk. All ages are welcome. 

Lawn Party tickets: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members / $5 children


Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door. Please pay on arrival.

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