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House of Sweden's Eurovision Night After Dark

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Editorial Review

The annual Eurovision contest is Europe's continent-wide competition to see which country can produce the best pop song. In recent years, the staging and outrageous costumes have become almost as important as the music.

The Embassy of Sweden's second After Dark event pays tribute to this over-the-top event on Oct. 24 with live music, DJs and karaoke, plus an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Eurovision Night After Dark's big draw is appearances and performances by actual Eurovision contestantsa, including Anna Sahlene, who has competed in the Eurovision contest as a backing singer for Swedish artists (including 1999 winner Charlotte Nilsson) and competed in her own right for Estonia in 2002, in which she finished third.

Also appearing is Christer Bjrkman, who represented Sweden in 1992, and now directs the contest that determines who Sweden's representative will be.

Guests can take center stage with karaoke, while DJ K-Tell spins past Eurovision hits.

Tickets are $20 and include an open bar from 7 to 9. No tickets will be sold at the door, and House of Sweden events usually sell out fast.