Monthly Archives: March 2013

ELSA AND ME and Knotty Gal Jewelry take DC on Friday, March 22!

NYC-made fashion brands, ELSA AND ME and Knotty Gal Jewelry co-host their first-ever trunk show in Washington, D.C. March 22, 6-8 p.m., at Heiner Contemporary Gallery in Georgetown.

ELSA AND ME and Knotty Gal Jewelry share a love of career-focused slow fashion and sustainability as both create products produced by hand in New York City. With garments fashioned from organic cotton and hand-crafted baubles sold to benefit an all-girls school in Bangladesh, ELSA AND ME and Knotty Gal Jewelry appeal to women whose love of the earth and helping others mesh.

HEINER CONTEMPORARY GALLERY is located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. RSVP to


Original ABBA musicians and Swedish group Arrival start the tour ?The Music of ABBA? in the United States and Canada on March 23

“THE MUSIC OF ABBA” (, performed by the Swedish ABBA show band Arrival and ABBA?s original musicians will be on tour in the United States and Canada beginning March 23.

ARRIVAL HAS done 30 tours in the U.S., as well as tours in 53 countries. The group continues to be one of the most popular family and symphonic shows in the U.S.

ALL SHOW times and venue information are available on the website. The tour schedule includes the following:

March 23
The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
March 27 The Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ
March 28 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
March 30 Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
April 3 Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
April 4 Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney, NE
April 5 Vilas Center For The Arts, Beaver Creek, CO
April 6 New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
April 7 One World Theatre, Austin, TX
April 11 Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA
April 12 Revolution Concert House and Event Center, Garden City, ID
April 13 Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN
May 12 River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC, CANADA
May 14 Concert with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
June 29 Buffalo Bills Casino, Primm, NV
July 3 Concert with American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Romney Stadium, Logan, UT
July 5 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
July 6 Sandy City Amphitheater, Sandy, UT
July 7 Concert with American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley, ID
July 12 Mequon Rotary Park, Mequon, WI
July 13 The Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ
July 14 Penn?s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
July 18 Calumet Theatre, Calumet, MI
July 19 Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI
July 25 Spencer Theater, Alto, NM
July 27 Concert with El Paso Symphony Orchestra, The Plaza Theatre, El Paso, TX
July 28 Grand Del Mar Resort, Del Mar, CA
August 2 Resort World Casino Central Park Event Space, Jamaica, NY
August 3 Resort World Casino Central Park Event Space, Jamaica, NY
August 6 Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
August 7 Mt. Gretna Playhouse, Mount Gretna, PA
August 9 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Rama, Ontario, Canada
August 10 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Rama, Ontario, Canada
September 13 Mansfield University Of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, PA
September 15 Hersheypark, Hershey, PA
September 21 Concert with Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, The Temple Theatre, Saginaw, MI
September 28 Concert with Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

January 11
Concert with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Auditorium, Knoxville, TN
January 16 Concert with Desert Symphony Orchestra McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA

Additional performances will be announced on the website.

‘New Nordic Food’ served after the seminar ‘A Prosperous Future for All – Gender, Climate Change and Biodiversity in a Globalized World’ at the House of Sweden in Washington

Seminar 'A Prosperous Future for All - Gender, Climate Change and Biodiversity in a Globalized World' at the House of Sweden in WashingtonChef Frida Johansson who works at the Swedish residence in Washington and Danish chef, food writer and entrepreneur Trine Hahnemann at the event at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C.

“A PROSPEROUS Future for All – Gender, Climate Change and Biodiversity in a Globalized World” was the topic of a seminar at the House of Sweden in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 28. Among the participants were Eskil Erlandsson, Sweden’s Minister for Rural Affairs, and the Danish chef, food writer and entrepreneur Trine Hahnemann, among others. The panel tried to answer the question “How does the global discourse on gender equality, climate change and biodiversity meet policy?”

MR. ERLANDSSON, previously a farmer, mentioned the importance of understanding the link “from farm to fork.” Ms. Hahnemann gave an interesting and engaging speech about the nutritious value of rye bread as well as kale and blueberries. She pointed out the importance of locally produced food, and discussed the “New Nordic Food.” The cold winters, the long summer evenings, the clean waters and many varieties of fish, game and fresh produce that are available in the countryside, and small producers of bread, meat and beer are the hallmarks of “New Nordic Food,” she said.

TRINE Hahnemann has worked as a chef since the early 1990s, and her advocacy is that “through cooking, eating and exchanging our stories and beliefs we can create a better world.” In 1995 she acquired her first catering business that specialized in on-tour catering to the rock music and film industry. She catered for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Elton John and Pink Floyd. Then she moved on to start a company that worked with “the way we eat.” Recently she co-founded the Rye Bread Project in New York City. She has appeared on television shows in her home country Denmark as well as in the United States and United Kingdom, and writes a weekly column in Denmark’s leading woman’s magazine. She is also a freelance writer and contributes regularly in the U.S. website Zesterdaily about Nordic food. Additionally she hosts workshop about food culture and give speeches around the world. She has also written numerous books about Scandinavian food.

AFTERWARDS an innovative and delicious buffet of “New Nordic Food” (Ny nordisk mat) was served by Trine Hahnemann, with the assistance of Frida Johansson, chef at the Swedish residence in Washington.

Artistic Director Adolphe Binder, G?teborgsoperans Danskompani, will speak at a SACU luncheon in Washington on Wednesday, March 13

ADOLPHE BINDER, Artistic Director of G?teborgsoperans Danskompani in Gothenburg (G?teborg), Sweden, will be the featured speaker at a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 13. She will provide an insightful overview of the dance company and its innovative style, and talk about its participation in the Nordic Cool festival at The Kennedy Center ( in Washington, D.C.

THE G?teborgsoperans Danskompani formerly known as the G?teborg Ballet, is now the largest modern dance company in Scandinavia. It will make its Kennedy Center debut on March 15th and March 16th.

PORTIONS OF the program may be filmed by the G?teborgsoperans Danskompani as part of a short film documentation of its visit to Washington, D.C.

FROM Feb. 19 to March 17 The Kennedy Center presents a festival – Nordic Cool — highlighting the culture of the Nordic countries. Participating are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the ?and Islands.

THE SACU luncheon will be held at the Pier Seven Restaurant in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. beginning at 12 noon and concluding at 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00 and non-members $29.00. Parking is available in the Channel Inn garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfront Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in walking distance. For reservations: by Monday, March 11.