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Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec. 21
5-9 p.m.
Free with museum admission ($5-$10)
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Family Events, Festivals, Holiday, Museums, Music

This week, the American Swedish Institute celebrates the winter solstice with bonfires in the courtyard, a musical theater performance by Impossible Salt, self-guided tours of the Turnblad Mansion, and plenty of glögg and other festive treats from FIKA Cafe. Impossible Salt’s last interactive show at ASI, The Stranger, won over audiences’ hearts in 2015. Their new piece, Wise One, is inspired by a Norwegian folktale, The Seventh Father of the House. Singing performers will tell the story of a traveling wanderer who seeks rest in an elusive castle. It’s a festive work that blends drama, dance, and games with folk songs and new music, composed in collaboration with the Minneapolis Music Company. Minneapolis-based photographer/illustrator Per Breiehagen will also be on hand to chat about and sign books from The Christmas Wish, the best-selling children’s series he co-created with his wife, Lori Evert.