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Finland Calendar of Events 2001

Last Updated on 21 February, 2001
For updated Calendar of Events, please visit following web site:
http://www.hel.fi/tourism/html/english/uutta/index.html


Category: Arts & Crafts (AC), Miscellaneous (M), Music & Drama and Film (MDF), Trade Fairs & Exhibitions (TE), Sports (S)
 
Date
Location
Map Code
Name of Event and
Description
Further Information
Category
- Jan 28 Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Jubilee Art from the Rome of the Popes 1500-1750.
An exhibition of old Italian paintings. The works are from several important art museums and churches in Rome, in addition to a few from outside Rome. The paintings have religious subjects and are associated with the Jubilee Year theme of the Roman Catholic Church.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI
tel. +358-(0)9 684 4460,
telefax +358-(0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
- Jan 28  Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery Ateneum D2 International Art from the Ateneum Collection. On view there is a wide selection of works, many of which are seldom seen in public. They include mostly European art from the late 19th century to the 1950s.
Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1733 6401, telefax +358 (0)9 1733 6226 
www.fng.fi
AC
- Jan 31 Helsinki, Museum of Applied Arts D2 Wirkkala – Eye, Hand, Thought exhibition. Tapio Wirkkala is an artist of exceptional versatility and a figurehead of Finnish design. The exhibition takes an all-round look at Wirkkala´s work, from decorative to industrial and utility art and architectural entities.
Museum of Applied Arts, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 622 0540, telefax +358 (0)9 6220 5455
www.designmuseum.fi
AC
- Jan 31 Helsinki, Sinebrychoff Museum of Foreign Art D2 Women by Delvaux. Delicate portraits of women by a Belgian surrealist for the first time in the Nordic region. The exhibition contains over 50 strangely fascinating paintings, drawings and silk-screen paintings by Paul Delvaux (1897 – 1994).
Sinebrychoff, Bulevardi 40, 00120 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 173 361
www.fng.fi
AC
- Feb 4 Helsinki, Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery Ateneum D2 My Home: Watercolours and Drawings by Helene Schjerfbeck. Schjerfbeck (1892 – 1946) was above all a depicter of people; over the decades, she concentrated exclusively on faces, since she considered that the face showed all that was necessary. Exhibition some twenty drawings and watercolours in which she portrays her mother and home.
Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1733 6401, telefax +358 (0)9 1733 6226
www.fng.fi
AC
- Feb 4 Helsinki, The Museum of Culture D2 Kalpourkan. Iran - Millennia in Womens Pottery. The Museum of Culture, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)9 4050 9806, telefax +358 (0)9 4050 9821,

www.nba.fi/museums/kultmus

AC
- Feb 24 Helsinki, The Museum of Finnish Architecture D2 Helsinki Forum. Exhibition- and discussion-forum on Recent Architectural Competitions for New Developments for Central Areas in Helsinki. The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 85675100,

www.mfa.fi

AC
- Feb 28 Helsinki, The Museum of Culture D2 Phantasmagoria. Time Travelling into the Moving Image. The Museum of Culture, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)9 4050 9806, telefax +358 (0)9 4050 9821,

www.nba.fi/museums/kultmus

AC
- Mar 15 Helsinki, Theatre Museum D2 Gods’ Games. Dance and theatre in India are part of a fascinating tradition going back over 2000 years. There are literally hundreds of different styles of dance and performance. The exhibition takes you to an exotic world of colour and sound with stunning costumes ritual masks and finely crafted sculptures and puppets. Many of these rare objects are now on display in Finland for the first time. Theatre Museum, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 HELSINKI, +358 (0)9 6850 9150

www.teatterimuseo.fi

AC
- May 31 Helsinki, The Museum of Culture
D2
On the Banks of the Volga. The Life of the Finno-Ugrian Peoples then and now. The Museum of Culture, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)9 4050 9806, telefax +358 (0)9 4050 9821,

www.nba.fi/museums/kultmus

AC
Jan 18-

Apr 1

Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace D2 Sebastiao Salgado: Exodus. Salgado (b. 1944 in Brazil), one of the world’s leading press photographers has been covering mass migrations the world over since 1993: the search for a new life by hundreds of millions of people. Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Salomonkatu 15, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 310 87 001

www.hel.fi/artmuseum

AC
Jan 31-

Apr 29

Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace
D2
Andres Serrano. Retrospective of Andres Serrano (b. 1950). Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Salomonkatu 15, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 310 87 001

www.hel.fi/artmuseum

AC
Jan 12-

Jan 25

(not on Jan 18th)

Helsinki, Savoy Theatre D2 Cercle Invisible. French new circus theatre with Victoria Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierree. She's a dancer, a daredevil, and a one-woman zoo. He's a magician, a juggler, and a clown. Le Cercle Invisible is a circus of the weird and wonderful. What appears to be one thing becomes something completely different. Savoy theatre, Kasarmikatu 46 – 48, 00130 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 169 3703, telefax +358 (0)9 169 3810

www.kulttuuri-hel.fi/savoy

M
Jan 12-

Apr 29

Helsinki, The Finnish Museum of Photography D2 Trends in art photography in post-war Finland. The exhibition is mainly devoted to the visual culture prevailing in the camera clubs of the 1950s trough key works and theme series. The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 HELSINKI, tel. 358 (0)9 6866 360, telefax. 358 (0)9 6866 3630
www.fmp.fi
AC
Jan 18-

Jan 21

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Finnish International Travel Fair, Matka 2001. The Finnish International Travel Fair is the largest travel fair in the Nordic countries what comes to the number of visitors. Fair offers a lot of useful information as well as entertainment, tips and ideas for holiday and business travelling. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Jan 19-

Jan 21

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Caravan 2001. The latest cars, some caravans, accessories and related services will be on display for three days. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Jan 20-

Feb 18

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2 Exhibition of Young Finnish Artists.
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
AC
Jan 27 Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Helsinki International Fashion Fair, Muoti 2001. The Fashion Fair presents upcoming trends, it is the number one event in the Fashion industry in Finland. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Jan 27 Helsinki, Savoy Theatre
D2
The Comets. Concert by Bill Haley’s band. Savoy theatre, Kasarmikatu 46 – 48, 00130 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 169 3703, telefax +358 (0)9 169 3810

www.kulttuuri-hel.fi/savoy

MDF
FEB          
Feb 2-

Feb4

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 MotorcycleExhibition 2001, MP2001. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Feb 9-

Feb 18

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Helsinki International Boat Show 2001. Main product groups are boats, boat engines, boat supplies and boating equipment, water sports and hobbies and allied service and organisations. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Feb 10-

Apr 29

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Nanny Still. Glass art.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
Feb 20-

Jun 1

Helsinki, Didrichsen Art Museum D2 Dali at the Didrichsen Art Museum. An exhibition of the rare series of Mythology lithographs by Salvador Dali not shown in its entirety for many years even in Europe. This impressive series takes as its subjects wild mythological legends. Works by Dali from the Museum’s own collections will also be on display.
Didrichsen Art Museum, Kuusilahdenkuja 1, 00340 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 489 055, telefax +358 (0)9 489 167
www.didrichsenmuseum.fi
AC
Feb 28-

Apr 1

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2 The Wihuri collection. Finnish Contemporary art.
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
AC
MAR          
Mar-

end of year

Helsinki, Sederholm House D2 Weddings. Wedding costumes and traditions in Helsinki from the 19th and 20th century.
Sederholm House, Aleksanterinkatu 16 – 18, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1691
www.hel.fi/kaumuseo
M
Mar-

Apr

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Elina Luukanen at 60. Graphic art.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
Mar 3-

Apr 1

Helsinki, The Museum of Finnish Architecture D2 West is East is West: Mies van der Rohe. The exhibition studies East-Asiatic influences in the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 85675100,
www.mfa.fi
AC
Mar-

Apr

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 C. - J. Bremer. Exhibition of photos on the archipelago theme.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
Mar 1-

Mar 10

Helsinki D2 Musica nova Helsinki. Musica Nova Helsinki is an international annual event dedicated to new art music concerts. It will be a week brimming with events and celebration of new music. Musica Nova Helsinki, Lasipalatsi, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 6126 5100, telefax +358 (0)9 6126 5161

www.musicanova.lasipalatsi.fi

MDF
Mar 2-

Apr 29

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Borne on the East Wind. Oriental art from private collections in Finland.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
 
Mar 2-

May 13

Helsinki, National Museum of Finland D2 Anne Frank-exhibition National Museum of Finland

Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Hesinki, tel +358 (0)94+ 501

www.nba.fi/natmus/infofin.htm

 
Mar 8 – 

Mar 10

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Wine Expo 2001. WineExpo is a trade fair aimed at professionals working in the field of alcohol trade. On the last day of the Fair, Wine Lover’s Day, the fair will open its doors to the wine-appreciating public, too. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Mar 8-

Sep 30

Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery Ateneum D2 Surface and Depth, Early Finnish Modernism, 1890-1920. The exhibition opens up interesting new viewpoints to the early modernism of 1890-1920. This extensive introduction of the tendencies in Finnish art makes the exhibition especially remarkable and unique.
Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1733 6401, telefax +358 (0)9 1733 6226
www.fng.fi
AC
Mar 17-

Mar 25

Helsinki, various churches D2 Church music festival. Churches of Helsinki will be filled with music. Festival features especially brass instruments.  The Parish Union of Helsinki, information, 3 linja 22, 00530 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 70921, telefax +358 (0)9 709 2233

www.evl.fi/helsinki

MDF
Mar 21 Helsinki, Ice Hall   Melanie C, concert Welldone Agency & Promotion Oy, tel +358 (0)9 755 3100

www.welldone.fi 

 
Mar 29-

Mar 31

Helsinki, Cable Factory D2 Helsinki Beer Festival. The biggest Beer Festival in Finland is arranged for the fourth time. The Festival featured a record 400 different beer, 50 ciders, and a selection of whiskies. On Thursday and Friday afternoons (29 to 30 March) admission is to trade visitors only. On Thursday and Friday nights (from 5 p.m.) and all day Saturday (from 12 noon) the Festival is open to the general public. Helsinki Beer Festival Office, Telephone +358-9-6962 8021
Fax + 358-9-6962 8080 

www.helsinginsanomat.fi/oluthelsinki

M
Mar 30-

Apr 1

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Golfexpo 2001, Sportexpo 2001, Bike-expo 2001. Fitness is an essential part of Sportexpo. Golfexpo presents equipment and gear, best golf courses and golf vacations and Bike-expo is all about cycling, expertise and a variety of products at your service. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
APR          
Apr 11-

Jun 3

Helsinki, The Museum of Finnish Architecture D2 "Poor boy" wooden statues. This historical exhibition presents the tradition of "poor boy" statues in Finnish churches. The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 85675100,

www.mfa.fi

AC
Apr-

Jul

Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace D2 Alberto Korda. The most famous photo by the Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz Gutièrrez, otherwise known as Alberto Korda, is the portrait of Che Guevara that became one of the icons of the 1960s. Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Salomonkatu 15, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 310 87 001
www.hel.fi/artmuseum
AC
Apr-

Aug

Helsinki, The Museum of Culture D2 Wonderland and its Inhabitants. Gunnar Landtman in Papua New Guinea 1910-1912. The Museum of Culture, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)9 4050 9806, telefax +358 (0)9 4050 9821,

www.nba.fi/museums/kultmus

AC
Apr 5 and

Apr 6

Helsinki, Hartwall Areena D2 Eric Clapton, concert Welldone Agency & Promotion Oy, tel.+358(0)9 755 3100

www.welldone.fi

 
Apr 5-

Apr 8

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Spring Garden 2001, Real Estate 2001 and OwnCabin 2001. Spring Garden is known for its impressive overall interior design and interesting programme. The Real Estate 2001 fair for professionals and the OwnCabin 2001 fair for general public will be arranged at the same. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Apr 4-

Apr 7

Helsinki, Ice Hall D2

World Synchronised Skating Championships.

Approx. 22 teams (each consisting of 24 skaters) representing approx. 17 member federations of the International Skating Union will be expected.
World Synchronised Skating Championships 2001, Organising Committee, Ms. Sirkku Rainio, Radiokatu 24, 00240 HELSINKI, tel.+358 (0)9 3481 3167, telefax +358 (0)9 3168, e-mail: sirkku.rainio@stll.slu.fi

www.stll.fi

S
Apr 7-

May 6

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2 Time of the Mazzano. Finnish and Estonian contemporary art.
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
AC
Apr 13-

Apr 16

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 American Car Show 2001. All-American cars at Helsinki Fair Centre. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Apr 14 Helsinki, Kaisaniemi - Senate Square D2 Via Crucis. Passion play –procession taking place late at night on the streets of the city centre ending at the Senate Square. Via Crucis, Kaija Holopainen Rasila, tel. +358 (0)40-560 9445
M
MAY          
May-

Jul

Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum Tennis Palace D2 Erro: Images du Siècle. The Icelandic artist Erro (Gudmundur Gudmundsson, b. 1932) has been living in Paris since 1958. As material for his large paintings and collages he uses cartoons, masterpieces in the history of art, illustrations from scientific works, press photos, etc. Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Salomonkatu 15, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 310 87 001

www.hel.fi/artmuseum

AC
May Helsinki, Kruununhaka, Halkolaituri D2 Fish and Ships. Opening event of the old sailing ships’ season at Halkolaituri pier in Kruununhaka. A weekend event featuring sea shanties and accordions, dancing on the pier, and sailing trips for the public. Helsingin Purjelaivasatamayhdistys ry, 00510 HELSINKI, telefax +358 (0)9 177 761 M
May 5 Helsinki, Ice Hall D2

Alice Cooper, concert

Eastway Oy Hankasuontie 8, 00390 Helsinki, tel +358(0)9 5102327, telefax +358(0)9 5102912 www.eastway.fi/monsters
 
May 11-

Aug 12

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2

Sub Rosa. Flower motifs in contemporary Nordic art. Nordic watercolour Triennial.

Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
May 11-

Aug 19

Helsinki, The Finnish museum of Photography D2

Photographing nature. Nature has always been a major subject and theme in Finnish photography.

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 HELSINKI, tel. 358 (0)9 6866 360, telefax. 358 (0)9 6866 3630

www.fmp.fi
AC
May 12-

Jun 10

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2

Eino Ruutsalo. Born in 1921, Eino Ruutsalo is one of the most prominent pioneers in Finnish visual arts.

Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
AC
ca May 14-

Aug 31

Helsinki, Market Square D2 Evening market. Foods and souvenirs are on sale at the evening market, and small-scale concerts are arranged throughout the summer. Kiinteistövirasto (Real Estate Department), Pohjoisesplanadi 5, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 169 3367, telefax +358 (0)9 169 3784

www.kv.hel.fi/talo/halli/

M
ca May 14-

Aug 31

Helsinki, Hietalahti D2 Evening flea market. The city's number one flea market. Kiinteistövirasto, (Real Estate Department), Pohjoisesplanadi 5, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 169 3367, telefax +358 (0)9 169 3784

www.kv.hel.fi/talo/halli/

M
end of May Helsinki, Theatre Academy D2 Helsinki Act, Changing Forms of Performing. Drama festival and symposium arranged by the Theatre Academy of Finland. Teatterikorkeakoulu, Haapaniemenkatu 6, PL 163, 00531 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 431 361

www.teak.fi

MDF
May 26-

Jun 6

Helsinki, National Opera D2 IV International Ballet Competition. The Helsinki International Ballet Competition belongs to the cycle of International Ballet Competitions (International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO). The house of the Finnish National Opera, inaugurated 1993, offers excellent premises for the competition. Helsinki International Ballet Competition, Meritullinkatu 33 A, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 135 7861, telefax +358 (0)9 135 5522

www.teatteri.org

M
May Helsinki, Olympic Stadium D2 Women's 10,000 metres. Highly popular event where participants run or walk at their own pace. Music and other programme at the Olympic Stadium. Naisten kymppi -office, Kasarmikatu 26, 00130 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 684 0090

www.naistenkymppi.fi

S
JUN          
Jun 9 Helsinki, Tervasaari D2 Logging competition Martti.nykanen@kolumbus.fi

Tel +358(0)40 555 5776

 
Jun 12 Helsinki, Finnair Stadium D2 Sting, concert Welldone Agency & Promotion Oy, tel. +358 (0)9 755 3100 www.welldone.fi  
Jun 12 Helsinki D2 Helsinki Day. 451st anniversary of the founding of Helsinki, with activities around the city for people of all ages. Helsinki City Information Office, Aleksanterinkatu 20, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1691, telefax +358 (0)9 655 354

www.hel.fi/kkansl

M
Jun 14-

Jun 16

Helsinki, Senate Square D2 Regional Fair (Itä-Uusimaa). The traditional fair right in the heart of the city, bringing along a mixture of dialects, regional cuisine and practical demonstrations of various trades and crafts. Helsinki City Information Office, Aleksanterinkatu 20, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1691, telefax +358 (0)9 655 354

www.hel.fi/kkansl

M
Jun 14 Helsinki, Olympic Stadium D2 AsicsGrand Prix. The summer's biggest sports event will feature top athletes from around the world. Suomen Urheiluliitto ry, Radiokatu 20, 00240 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 348 121, telefax +358 (09) 3481 2367

www.sul.fi

S
Jun 15-

Aug 5

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2 Entropia. Finnish graphics.
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
AC
Jun 20-

Sep 30

Helsinki, The Museum of Finnish Architecture D2
Concrete Spaces. Aarno Ruusuvuori's Concrete Architecture from the 1960s. Aarno Ruusuvuori was a versatile architect whose office produced designs for churches, printing works, apartment blocks and schools alike.
The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 85675100,

www.mfa.fi

AC
June 22 Helsinki, Seurasaari D2 National Midsummer Eve celebration. Bonfires, folk music, folk dances, traditional Finnish games. Seurasaari Foundation, Tamminiementie 1, 00250 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 485 424, telefax +358 (0)9 485 424

www.kolumbus.fi/seurasaarisaatio

M
26.6. Helsinki, Olympic Stadium D2 AC/DC, concert Welldone Agency & Promotion Oy, tel.+358(0)9 755 3100 www.welldone.fi  
JUL          
Jul 8-

Jul 14 

Helsinki D2 Helsinki Cup. Young people's football tournament. Several hundred young people will come together to compete for the Helsinki Cup in this weeklong tournament. Helsinki Cup, Paavo Nurmentie 1, 00250 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 454 3511, telefax. +358 (0)9 454 3611

www.saunalahti.fi/hesacup

S
29.7. Helsinki, Hartwall Areena D2 Mark Knopfler, concert Welldone Agency & Promotion Oy, tel. +358(0)9 755 3100 www.welldone.fi  
AUG          
August Helsinki, Kaisaniemi D2 Dragon Rowing Contest. A joyful rowing competition between teems from different companies. Dragonliitto, Tilkantori 10 A LT1, 00300 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 436 2422, telefax +358 (0)9 436 2455

http://forum.inet.fi/dragonliitto/

S
Mid of Aug-

Dec

Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace D2 Art of Star Wars. The film Star Wars is one of the most notable phenomena in contemporary popular culture. The Art of Star Wars exhibition exploring the visual world of the film was produced by the Barbican Art Gallery in London. Among the main attractions are the costumes of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and the original designs for R2-D2 and C-3PO. Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Salomonkatu 15, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 310 87 001
www.hel.fi/artmuseum
AC
Aug 8-

Aug 11

Helsinki, Suomenlinna D2 Suomenlinna Opera Days Opera performances and concerts. On the programme there will be "The enchanted island" by Mozart and Schikaneder and "The little red riding hood". Both suitable for the whole family.
Suomenlinnan oopperapäivät Oy C/O Ulla Mykrä, Ruskopolku 14, 04400 Järvenpää, tel. +358 (0)40 758 6654
www.suomenlinnanoopperayhdistys.fi
MDF
Aug 18 Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Helsinki International Fashion Fair, Muoti 2001. The Fashion fair presents coming trends, it is the number one event in the Fashion industry in Finland. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

TE
Aug 18 Helsinki D2 Helsinki City Marathon. Finland's biggest running event, with over 5,000 participants.
Suomen Urheiluliitto ry, Radiokatu 20, 00240 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 348 121, telefax +358 (09) 3481 2367, www.sul.fi
S
Aug 22-

Oct 7

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Marimekko at 50. Fujiwo Ishimoto 25th anniversary exhibition. Ceramic and textile art.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
AC
Aug 24-

Sep 9

Helsinki D2 Helsinki Festival. Music, dance, drama, films, high-standard exhibitions. The basic idea of the annual Helsinki Festival is to culminate the summer with an international arts event. The Festival includes Night of the Arts -festival on the 30th of August and Food Piazza on the Senate Square. Helsinki Festival, Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 6126 5100, fax +358 (0)9 6126 5161

www.helsinkifestival.fi

MDF
Aug 31-

Oct 21

Helsinki, The Finnish Museum of Photography
D2 Boris Mikhailov. Mikhailov (b. Kharkov 1938) is nowadays the best known photographer with a "Soviet background". His exhibitions and books have received considerable international publicity in the past few years. The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 HELSINKI, tel. 358 (0)9 6866 360, telefax. 358 (0)9 6866 3630
www.fmp.fi
AC
SEP          
Sep 18-

Sep 23

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Habitare 2001, Homeowner 2001. Habitare Furniture and Interior Decoration Fair is the biggest furniture fair in Finland. In the previous fair 501 exhibitors displayed products from 25 different countries. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Sep 20-

Sep 30

Helsinki D2 Love and Anarchy film festival. The Helsinki International Film Festival is a non-competitive festival held yearly since 1988. Helsinki Film Festival, Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 684 35 230, telefax +358 (0)9 684 35 232

www.hiff.fi

MDF
Sep 21-

Dec 21

Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum D2 The Land behind the Sea. The works of Nordic artists, painted in the North of France in 1870 – 1900.
Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 1733 6401, telefax +358 (0)9 1733 6226
www.fng.fi
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Sep-

Oct

Helsinki D2 Irish Festival in Finland. Irish music and theatre. Concerts will be at the Savoy Theatre and at Tavastia. Finnish-Irish Society ry., C/O Olli Pellikka, Fleminginkatu 19 B 57, 00500 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 753 9808, telefax +358 (0)9 726 0012

www.fin-irl.fi

MDF
OCT          
Oct-

Nov

Helsinki, Amos Anderson Art Museum D2 Ars Fennica. Exhibition by the winner of the Ars Fennica prize.
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 HELSINKI

tel. +358 (0)9 6844 460, telefax +358 (0)9 6844 4622
www.amosanderson.fi
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Oct 1-

Oct 7

Helsinki, Market Square D2 Baltic Herring Market. Fishermen have been gathering round Helsinki Market Square at the beginning of October to sell their wares ever since the 18th century. Once again October will bring the oldest of the city’s traditional events. The market will be packed with salted, pickled and marinated fish and special events. Port of Helsinki, Olympiaranta 3, 00140 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 173 331, telefax +358 (0)9 1733 3232

www.hel.fi/port

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Oct 12-

Oct 14

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Beauty 2001, Health 2001. Beauty presents quality products and services for beauty and hair care, fashion and just for the feeling good. Health covers the entire field, from evidence based medicine to alternative treatments. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Oct 10-

Nov 11

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2 UPM-Kymmene collection. Finnish paintings from the end of the 19th century to the present day.
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
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Oct 21-

Oct 23

Helsinki, Hartwall Areena D2 Helsinki International Horse Show. Each year, Helsinki International Horse Show arrives at Hartwall Areena for three days. The biggest annual indoor event in Finland, the Horse Show has been held in Helsinki since 1985 and has established itself in the forefront of top events. Event attracts top names from abroad.
Scanhorse, Runeberginkatu 5 B, 00100 HELSINKI, puh. +358 (0)9 685 9430, telefax +358 (0)9 693 2668
www.helsinkihorseshow.fi
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Oct 25-

Oct 28

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Helsinki Book Fair. Helsinki Book Fair will feature the book industry exhibition, events for the general public, and seminars and meetings for the professionals. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

MDF
NOV          
Nov-

Dec

Helsinki D2 Forces of Light festival. A city event using light and darkness as its ingredients. Forces of Light is a project of the townspeople, one which has been built up by means of a broad network. The event will inspire people to mould their habitat by means of light and create an image of Helsinki as a creative city of light. Forces of Light, Fredrikinkatu 61 A 60, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 686 6810, telefax +358 (0)9 6866 8111

www.hel.fi/valonvoimat

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Nov 2-
Jan 31 2002
Helsinki, The Finnish Museum of Photography D2 Contemporary Chinese photography. An exhibition of works by Chinese photographers of the younger generation, now for the first time in the Nordic countries. The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 HELSINKI, tel. 358 (0)9 6866 360, telefax. 358 (0)9 6866 3630
www.fmp.fi
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Nov 2-

Nov 4

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Stamp Fair 2001, Skiexpo 2001. Stamp Fair is an event for philatelists and collectors. Skiexpo is the Event for all winter enthusiasts. Lots of programme. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Nov 17-

Dec 30

Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki D2

Kimmo Kaivanto exhibition. Kimmo Kaivanto (born 1932) is one of Finland's most outstanding modern artists.

Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 454 2060, telefax +358 (0)9 4542 0610
www.taidehalli.fi
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Nov 22-

Nov 25

Helsinki D2 Elma 2001- country fair. Finnish delicacies, handicrafts, tourism and entertainment products, rural development and farm animals. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Nov 30-

Dec 2

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 Helsinki Motor Show 2001. Exhibitors represent mainly car and road equipment, tyre and accessories industries. Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Nov Helsinki D2 Classic Jazz. Helsinki Classic Jazz Festival swings in November. The best international and finnish classic jazz bands. Classic Jazz ry, Metsätähdentie 13, 01350 Vantaa, tel.+358 (0)9 602 116, +358 (0)40 505 4884, telefax +358 (0)9 602 656

www.musicfinland.com/jazzliitto

MDF
end of 

Nov

Helsinki D2 Ethnic Sounds. Since 1994 Ethnic Sounds is involved in the Nordic "World in the North" –festival collaboration. Ethnic Sounds features artists from around the world. Maailman musiikin keskus, Meritullinkatu 33 C, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 6962 790, telefax +358 (0)9 6962 7910

www.globalmusic.fi

MDF
end of Nov-

beginning of Dec

Helsinki D2 DanceArena. A biennial festival of contemporary Finnish dance and the Finnish Platform of Rencontres Internationales Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis. The festival highlights the peak performances of Finnish contemporary dance and takes place in the different venues for presenting dance  Finnish Dance Information Centre, Bulevardi 23 - 27, 00180 Helsinki, tel. + 358 (0)9 612 1075, telefax + 358 (0)9 612 1824, 

email: tanssi@danceinfo.fi

www.danceinfo.fi

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DEC          
Dec 6 Helsinki D2 Independence Day. Honour guard at the war memorial and students' torchlight procession at the Senate Square.   M
Dec Helsinki D2 Women's Christmas Fair. Crafts and Christmas specialities. Naisten Joulumessut, Bulevardi 11 A, 00120 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 642 277 M
Dec 8-

Dec 9

Helsinki, Fair Centre D2 International Dog Show. International Dog Show organized by the Finnish Kennel Club Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 15091, telefax +358 (0)9 142 358

www.finnexpo.fi

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Dec 13 Helsinki, Cathedral-Finlandia Hall D2 Lucia -parade. On Lucia Day, 13th December, the beautiful Lucia maiden descends the steps of the Lutheran Cathedral and leads a parade through the city. Folkhälsan, Topeliuksenkatu 20, 00250 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 43491, telefax +358 (0)9 434 9352

www.folkhalsan.fi

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Dec 13-

Dec 16

Helsinki, Esplanade Park D2 Christmas Market "Tuomaan markkinat", Crafts, baked goods and other Christmas specialities. Kiinteistövirasto, Halli- ja ulkomyyntiyksikkö, Pohjoisesplanadi 5, 00170 HELSINKI, tel. +358 (0)9 169 3367, telefax +358 (0)9 169 3784

www.kv.hel.fi/talo/halli/

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Dec 31 Helsinki, Senate Square D2 National New Year's Eve festivities. Speeches and music.   M