Reykjavik Calling returns to Seattle on Friday, October 12th for a third year of exciting performances by some of the best musicians and bands emerging from Seattle and Iceland. This event of cross-cultural musical exploration has struck a chord with Seattleites in past years. This year, the FREE show at Neumos will feature performances from:
Presented by KEXP, fans can once again expect a truly unique night of music, with a new twist. In an effort to explore creative ways for these two distinct cultures to collaborate, each headlining band will be paired with a notable author who will be writing lyrics for a song that the band will premiere at Reykjavik Calling. Apparat Organ Quartet will be working with Seattle author Ryan Boudinot and The Redwood Plan will be paired with Reykjavik-born poet and novelist Sjón.
Admission to Seattle’s third annual Reykjavik Calling is 21+ and FREE to the public until capacity is reached. Doors open at 8:00 PM.
The showcase is presented by KEXP in partnership with the City of Reykjavik, Icelandair, and Iceland Naturally.
October 10-13, Staple & Fancy
Enjoy authentic Icelandic food at Staple & Fancy Restaurant, where Icelandic Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, Bocuse d’Or recipient and World Culinary Cup winner, will collaborate with Ethan Stowell to offer Seattle-area diners a special four-course Icelandic menu showcasing the best of Nordic cuisine.
The Icelandic menu also features the delicious Smoking Bay Cocktail: Icelandic Reyka Vodka, lemon, caraway and garnish.
Reservations can be made by calling: 206.789.1200
October 12–November 11, Nordic Heritage Museum
Discover Icelandic history when you visit “Fabulous Iceland: From Sagas to Novels - Portraits of Contemporary Icelandic Authors” at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Through a series of interviews, journalist Pétur Blöndal asked 23 contemporary Icelandic authors to describe their relationships with Icelandic literary traditions and the influence these traditions have on their work. The result is an Icelandic literary history, distilled into individual short stories and coupled with portraits taken by Kristinn Ingvarsson.