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Summer Lawn Parties

Summer Lawn Party – July

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

New at ASI – Summer Lawn Parties in July and August!

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. 

  • July 11 
  • August 8 with live music with Nordic Rävar - featuring an all-star lineup of Renee Vaughan, Tom Klein, Adam Kielsing, Adam Kuenzel, Marc Anderson and more! Plus the Outlander film (2008, directed by Howard McCain). Like a Viking saga/Alien mashup, 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.

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

July's Summer Lawn Party features:

  • Live music by the Roe Family Singers, a mix of bluegrass and old time music, complete with clogging!
  • Demonstrations by Viking Fiber
  • Horn Ceremony by Kari Tauring, who will also be available for private rune readings ($10) throughout the night.
  • Viking games run by the Viking Encampment
  • Outdoor film viewing of Knives of the Avenger. If you can imagine a Spaghetti Viking epic, this is it, a remake of the classic American Western Shane. A mysterious knife-throwing warrior comes to a village seeking only a meal and some water for his horse, and stumbles on a gang of evildoers trying to assault a woman and her son. But the avenger has a secret past, one that threatens both his life and his love for the woman. Fascinating swordplay (and knife throwing!) this is a sleek and stylish yet campy look at Vikings from the mind of an Italian horror maestro. 


Roe Family Singers
Roe Family Singers

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

July's improv tour is sold out, but there are still spaces available for the tour in August - follow the Lawn Party links above to register!

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 5-6:30 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


Advanced ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door for this event..

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