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SPECTACLE
STRANGE FRUIT – THE FIELD
Head-spinning theatre, dance and circus by Strange Fruit from Melbourne. Humorous, hypnotic and poetically beautiful.
By the Parliament building at 19, 22 and 24
Performance lasts 35 min

OPEN-AIR CINEMA
22, 24, 02
Open-air cinema at the Lasipalatsi Kinopiha and in Kontula Square. Three classic films to be chosen by popular request : www.hs.fi/kulttuuri.

KORSO MALE CHOIR
The choir will tour the city centre in a museum tram, stopping to sing on the way 22- 24. Tour starts and ends at the Mikonkatu charter bus stop.

LARU 07 PRESENTS: MY WAY
Video work by the international environmental art group from 22 until morning projected from the Mbar onto the wall of the Lasipalatsi.
LASIPALATSI

POETRY REQUESTS AT THE WILLENSAUNA
Actors from the National Theatre read poems by public request at 18-19.15 and 19.45-21. Free tickets available from 9.
LÄNTINEN TEATTERIKUJA 1

OPEN UNIVERSITY
16.30-20 live music, cake, subject presentations. Lecture in Finnish by architect Mikko Lindqvist at 17.30
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, OPEN UNIVERSITY
BULEVARDI 18, 3rd floor

ETNIES-MINIRAMP CONTEST
From 18 miniramp contest. 30-40 of the best Finnish skateboarders. Music, DJs.
KIASMA LAWN
MANNERHEIMINAUKIO 2

DANCE AND GYMNASTICS PERFORMANCE
TUL clubs 18. Helsinki City Feetwarmers 19.30.
ESPLANADI STAGE

UUSI OTE
Uusi Ote glass. Open to 21.
Iittala
POHJOISESPLANADI 25

EUROPE HOUSE
Talk (in Finnish) by Reino Paasilinna MEP at 16. Eija-Riitta Korhola MEP present. Exhibition of entries in art competition for schoolchildren and EU-info. Open until 24.
POHJOISESPLANADI 31

FAMOUS OPERA ARIAS
Arias related to Kalevala Koru’s opera jewellery at 18.30, 19.30 and 20.30. Soprano Anna Danik.
KALEVALA KORU
UNIONINKATU 25

XIV GRAND COCKTAIL FESTIVAL
Highly popular bartenders’ cocktail event 18-02.
OLD STUDENT HOUSE
MANNERHEIMINTIE 3

LENTÄÄ SUHISTEN ART EXHIBITION
Art exhibition by Tyko Elo and Kai Iltanen. Artists present 17–21.
Wayne´s coffee
SANOMATALO

AITA 2007 PHOTO EXHIBITION
Photos by members of the Camera Society and AFK. Visitor events, competition, prizes. See www.kamera-lehti.fi and www.kameraseura.fi
RAILWAY STATION, WEST HALL

THE BEST OF OURVISION 2007
17-20 Northern India Bangla music for children. 19-20.30 Winners of Ourvision 2007 Samantha Sayegh (Lebanon), Sofy Kapepula (Congo), Eva Wong (Malaysia) and Prince Levi and Julio Romero ensemble. Start of Ourvision 2008 competition!
CAISA, MIKONKATU 17 C

PLAYING AS KIDS!
Imagine!  What kind of toys children do play in Chinese communities worldwide?  Taiwanese children will bring their childhood to display through the screen.  Taiwan-Finland Culture Association and Taichung Tsuei-San Youth Association will introduce the traditional children’s toys and demonstrate how they work, for example, Chinese yo-yo, Shuttlecock, Marbles, bamboo dragonfly, etc.  The visitors will get their name written by the Chinese calligraphy. 17.00–21.00
CAISA, MIKONKATU 17 C

CAISA CULTURAL CENTRE CAFE,
MIKONKATU 17 C

THE SWAN OF TUONELA
Swan’s dance parody by Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna at 20.30 by the Metro sculptures opposite the Forum.
SIMONKATU 1

SCHILDTS AND ATENA WRITERS NIGHT
18.30-19.30 Terhi Koulumies, Outi Hukki, Hannele Klemettilä. 20-21 Susanna Alakoski, Robert Åsbacka, Marianne Peltomaa. 21.30-22.30 Jyrki Liikka, Hugleikur Dagsson, Ari Turunen.
YRJÖNKATU 18

KULTURHUSET / KULTTUURITALO G18
Literary evening in Finnish and Swedish 17-23, Los Angeles & St Petersburg in Helsinki. Speakers Corner G18 22-24. 14-01
GEORGSGATAN / YRJÖNKATU 18
GAMLA KYRKANS PARK / VANHA KIRKKOPUISTO

MEDITATION ON THE NIGHT OF THE ARTS
Tea and meditation at the Helsinki Zen Center. Meditation counsellors. Talk (in Finnish) on Zen meditation at 18. 17-22.
Kalevankatu 4, 2nd floor

HEART BEAT
18-20 children’s music, gospel, music & movement, Royal Rangers. 20-23 Afro rhythms and dance. 23-03 One Voice choir, Joonatan Rautio, Päivi-Sini Ristimäki, Think Twice, Fuel Praise. Pulse and blood pressure measurements.
THREE SMITHS SQUARE

NIGHT OF THE ARTS 2007 cOIN MINTING
16-02
THREE SMITHS STATUE

NIGHT OF BOOKS
For the full programme see www.akateeminen.com. 17-24.
ACADEMIC BOOKSTORE
KESKUSKATU 1

CIRCUS
A large collection of guests appearing in Finnish. For the full programme see: www.suomalainen.com. 17-24.
SUOMALAINEN KIRJAKAUPPA
ALEKSANTERINKATU 23

PHOTO MARATHON
MANNERHEIMINTIE 5 A
Cancelled!

SUMO WRESTLING
PAASIKIVENAUKIO
Cancelled!

FORBIDDEN FRUIT
A performance about what you shouldn’t know at 19-20. PAND artists for peace.
PAASIKIVENAUKIO

LIKE AT KIASMA
Writers, dance work, music. With Eeva Litmanen, Zodiak, Jouni Hynynen and others 18-21.
MANNERHEIMINAUKIO 2

LIKE BOOKSHOP CLOCKWORK ORANGE PARTY
20th anniversary programme. Come in clockwork orange costume, prize for the best! Refreshments, competitions, etc. 18-22
ISO ROOBERTINKATU 20

LITERARY EVENING AT THE KOLME SEPPÄÄ BOOKSHOP
18-21.
MANNERHEIMINTIE 5 C
HANSAKUJA, KAIVOPIHA

LOVE POETRY
18-22 readings and music, also popular requests.
MANNERHEIMINAUKIO 2

NOT A DAY WITHOUT LOVE POEMS
Rakkausrunot.fi poets at Bulevardi cafés 23-01. Poetry exhibition and music.
Bulevardi 1

MUSIC AND OTHER EXPERIENCES
Musician Hasse Walli and circus art 18-20.
WTC Club-RESTAURANT
ALEKSANTERINKATU 17

ART EXHIBITION
Helsinki Art Association exhibition in the Sanomatalo media square until 22.
SANOMATALO

NIGHT OF THE ARTS AT THE MAIN POST OFFICE
Recycling and collection exhibition, 16-20 rag-mat weaving, 15-18 and 18.30-21.30 Sirkka Lekman cuts silhouettes, 18-22 postcard craft. First day postmark at the shop 9-18, special Night of the Arts postmark 14-21, 14-16 stamp artist signings. 17, 19 and 21 U-Tango orchestra, 18 and 20 Amigos del Tango, 18.30 and 20.30 tango instruction. Library at 10: musical instruments made by Kimmo Nissinen from recycled materials. Open until 23.
MAIN POST OFFICE
MANNERHEIMINAUKIO 1 A

THE ART OF LIVING
Prem Rawat on the art of living. Video shows in the Post Museum auditorium 17-22.
MAIN POST OFFICE
ASEMA-AUKIO 5 H

CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN'S TOYS IN CHINESE COMMUNITIES
Imagine!  What kind of toys children do play in Chinese communities worldwide? Taiwanese children will bring their childhood to display through the screen.  Taiwan-Finland Culture Association and Taichung Tsuei-San Youth Association will introduce the traditional children’s toys and demonstrate how they work, for example, Chinese yo-yo, Shuttlecock, Marbles, bamboo dragonfly, etc.  The visitors will get their name written by the Chinese calligraphy.
ASEMA-AUKIO 17-21