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American Swedish Institute, Glow & Go

American Swedish Institute

Glow & Go

See and be seen! The American Swedish Institute welcomes you with free parking for bikes and cars and glowing luminaries lighting the way into our castle courtyard.

Whether traveling by bike, car, or foot, we urge you to apply your own crafty vibes to yarn-bomb your bike (or body!) with glow-in-the-dark beads, yarn, and other glittery sparkle. For additional glow-on-the-go, make a simple paper luminary to take home. Taste
an organic hot dog, served Swedish-style with creamy mashed potatoes, along with a cold beer, pop, or glass of wine at our romantically lit outdoor food bar.

While engaging in these deLIGHTful activities, you can listen to the forward sounds of the Eclectic Ensemble, an ambient experimental group that draws on jazz free-form improvisation, Asian harmonic structure, African, Middle Eastern, and Indonesian
interlocking rhythms, and ambient texture schemes. The Eclectic Ensemble seeks to spark the imagination of its audiences and provoke new interactions through its distinctive sound—an unusual arrangement of rhythm, texture, timing, and presentation.

And while you’re here, catch a glimpse through the glowing two-story windows of the new Nelson Cultural Center next to the castle, which will open on June 30, 2012.