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Summer Lawn Parties

Summer Lawn Party – June

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

New at ASI – Summer Lawn Parties in June, 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 from 6 - 8 p.m., 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. 

  • June 6
  • July 11 with the Roe Family Singers and Knives of the Avenger film
  • August 8 with live music by Nordic Rävar and an all-star lineup of Renee Vaughan, Tom Klein, Adam Kielsing, Adam Kuenzel and Marc Anderson! Plus the Outlander film
Lawn Party tickets: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members

June's Lawn Party features:

  • Live music from the SlovCzech Band, 6 - 8 p.m., blending folk melodies with contemporary rock music 
  • Warp-weighted loom and nålbinding (“Viking knitting”) demonstrations by Melba Granlund
  • Viking games run by the Viking Encampment
  • Outdoor film viewing of The Vikings (1958, directed by Richard Fleischer), a rousing epic about a slave, Eric (Tony Curtis), who is the heir to the Northumbrian throne. When his lineage is eventually revealed, Eric unites with his half-brother Einar (Kirk Douglas) to take back the crown.

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 5-6:30 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
  • Note: July's tour is sold out, but there is still space for August.


The Vikings, courtesy of Swank
The Vikings, courtesy of Swank
Lawn Party tickets: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members


Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door.

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