Jon Dahlin


Cocktails at the Castle

Sept. 15
7-11 p.m.
$20; $17 ASI members
Art, Food and Drink, Museums, Music

As the temps begin to drop, the American Swedish Institute is throwing one last summer garden party before we retreat indoors. This installment of Cocktails at the Castle will showcase female makers and creatives, with fun activities to be discovered throughout the museum grounds. Women-owned brewery Urban Growler will take over the beer tent, offering pints from St. Paul. Women’s Woodshop and Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center will come together for demonstrations on woodworking, blacksmithing, casting, and metal stamping. Explore the paintings of Karin Broos, currently on display in the galleries, and take in a pop-up performance from percussive troupe Kaleena Miller Dance. Hands-on crafts will be led by Foxglove Market and Studio, Knitteapolis will be yarn bombing, and My Sister will sell feminist statement tees that go toward fighting sex trafficking. Pop/soul artists Lady Lark and Lady Midnight will play music outside, and DJ Keezy will spin tunes into the night. 21+.