Finally Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Upcoming events  

The Scandinavian Pre-Oscar Party 2014
February 27th
for LA Big 5K

March 8th


A Word from the President

Hej Alla,
I am enjoying watching the Olympics and following all the great athletes and their amazing performances from all around the word. Very excited that Sweden just moved forward to the final in men’s Hockey. I will be up at 4 am PST on Sunday morning to watch Sweden play Canada for the gold medal. 
We also have an exciting event here in LA next week, for all of our valuable members; the Scandinavian Pre Oscar Party.  You can find more information below, and if you are not yet a member and want to join, this is the perfect time.  We warmly welcome you to our team at SACC-LA. 
I wish all of you a wonderful sunny weekend !!
Gudrun Giddings
President of SACC-LA

The Scandinavian Pre-Oscar Party 2014
27th of February

There’s something in the LA-air these days, and we can all feel it.  The 86th annual Academy Awards is around the corner and parties and luncheons for this year’s Oscars are already being held all over the city.

After last year’s success SACC-LA is now organizing the Scandinavian Pre-Oscar Party 2014, celebrating Scandinavian films in an exclusive event for SACC-LA members and honorary guests.

The party will be held at the prestigious art gallery Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, where the guests will get a preview of the upcoming exhibition Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin.

Complimentary drinks and traditional Scandinavian appetizers will be served.

To receive up-to-date info about the event, please like us on our facebook page and follow us on twitter.

What: The Scandinavian Pre-Oscar Party 2014
When: Thursday, February 27th, at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 North Le Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, See map
RSVP to by Tuesday, February 25th, 4pm PST. Please note that there is a limited capacity for this event and it is for members only. 

Want to attend but not a member yet? Until next Friday we give 30% discount on all membership levels!  Sign up here.

Sweden’s three Oscar’s winners 2013 at the Swedish Pre-Oscar Party last year. Per Hallberg,  Malik Bendjelloul and Paul N.J .Ottoson.
Read more about our previous Pre-Oscars parties here.

Grammisgalan 2014
Grand Slam for Håkan Hellström and Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilson and Håkan Hellström holding their awards

This year’s Grammisgalan took place on Wednesday the 19th of February at the beautiful Cirkus Arena in Stockholm.  Just as expected, Håkan Hellström won the prizes “Rock Artist of the Year”, “Lyricist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for his tune “Det kommer aldrig va över för mig.
Jenny Wilson also scooped three awards for “Best Album”, “Best Music Video” and “Producer of the Year”.   The 2014 Honorary Award was given to Sven-Bertil Taube for his six decade career in revolutionizing Swedish folk songs.

Swedish Success in Sochi
14 medals in the Winter Olympics so far


The Winter Olympics in Sochi is in full swing and we are so proud of our national heroes who have collected 14 medals already!  The picture above shows Charlotte Kalla who is one of Sweden’s biggest champion so far in the Winter Olympics 2014.

Except Kalla’s impressive sprint in the 4×5 kilometer Women’s Relay, which led to Sweden’s first Gold medal in the Olympics, she has also laid her hands on two silver medals for the Ladies 10 km Classic and the Ladies 15 km Ski Athlon. 

Let us all together cross our fingers for more Swedish success in the Olympics!

Join SACC-LA for LA Big 5K
March 8th


Inspired by the campaign Spring140131 and the Swedish National Day of Running February 1st the SACC-LA crew has decided to participate in the LA Big 5K, which is the official warm up race for the ASICS LA Marathon. You are all very welcome to join our 3.1 mile journey through the rolling hills of scenic Elysian Park.

The plan is simple; we all meet up before the race and do a warm up session with the professional “Friskis&Svettis” trainer Carina Guter, directly imported from Stockholm, Sweden.  You will also get free Sports Drinks from Mighty Sports.  After the race we celebrate our achievement with a small potluck picnic close to Dodger Stadium.

Carina Guter, Friskis&Svettis trainer

What: LA Big 5K – warm-up race for the LA Marathon
Where: Sunset Gate, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, LA, CA 90090, map
When: March 8, at 6.30 am
Ticket: $35 registration fee to participate the race. Buy tickets at

Additional info: Please send an email to if you want to join the warm up and potluck picnic and we will send out more information closer to the happening.

SACC-LA’s Marketing Managers are preparing for LA Big 5K

Partnership Spotlight

Twin Visions
Exhibition by Jerome & Joel-Peter Witkin

For the first time in history, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present an exhibition uniting the internationally celebrated artists and identical twins Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin.  The exhibition is called “Twin Visions – Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin” and is opening on the 1st of March.

On the opening night there will be an evening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with both artists in attendance.  The exhibition will be available until the 3rd of May and is truly a one of a kind. Read more.

What: Twin Visions – Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin
357 North Le Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, See map ‎
When: March 1st – May 3rd, gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm.


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