one of my favourite places to hang out in the city is scandinavia house... i stopped by this weekend to check out the Nordic Models + Common Ground exhibition, the first in a series of American Scandinavian Foundation centennial exhibitions. the show is totally awesome and i would highly recommend it to anyone who has time to stop by.
my favourite pieces included a book/record by NOW for architecture + Urbanism Oy, called 'urbanism in the house,' electronic poetry on the contemporary urban condition, and an installation by daniel rybakkan, simulating natural daylight on the gallery wall.
i also very much enjoyed the re-vamp of the elevator... kind of awesome.
for a complete list of scandi house events, visit their website. and if you are non-veg/vegan, check out their restaurant too.