At the beginning of November two interesting exhibitions opened at Kiasma museum of contemporary art, both of them dealing with technology and its development. Towards 2048 presents material from visionary and pioneer of electronic music Erkki Kurenniemi’s (b. 1941) large archive, meanwhile Time Machines highlights contemporary artist and renowned documentary filmmaker Mika Taanila’s (b. 1965) key works from the past [...]
The holiday season is fast approaching and with it the first holiday displays of the season are already appearing on store front windows. While we’re still waiting for the first snowflakes to fall in Southern Finland and finally brighten up the landscape, the thought of a cheerful holiday season full of light ahead is somehow a [...]
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth organizes the Winter Circus for 20th time this year. The theme for this year is universe and its history and the circus performance is combined with both science and art. The script is written by Finnish physicist Syksy Räsänen together with the Swiss director Davide Giovanza. The international team consists of top [...]
Skiexpo turns eyes towards winter, on All Hallows’ weekend 1–3 November. This event will bring together snow sport enthusiasts to plan the coming winter season. Messukeskus will simultaneously hold the BoardExpo and Lätkä&Säbä events, and the DigiExpo and HifiExpo which will focus on entertainment electronics.
The Helsinki Book Fair on 24 – 27 October 2013 will see almost 1,000 writers, scientists, artists, opinion leaders and politicians take the stage. A total of 12 programme venues will host nearly 700 presentations, in addition to which each stand will provide its own programme. This year’s theme country, Germany, will have high visibility at the fair, while the invited guests will include more than 40 writers from all over the world.
Graphic design is part of our everyday life in form of books, magazines, adds etc. but still it might be hard to approach the theme. Don’t Shoot the Messenger – The Expanding Field of Graphic Design exhibition opened at Design Museum 11th of October deals with contemporary phenomena in the field of graphic design, but doesn’t [...]
When it comes to food, Kluuvikatu is considered the street of Fazer, Belge, Fransmanni and Kämp Brasserie. However, there is another interesting restaurant on the same street that one should be sure to remember when planning for instance a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. When I recently visited restaurant Yume, I was [...]
The new sustainable city sightseeing tour Tracks are Green showcases Helsinki’s effective and advanced public transportation system
I recently got the chance to test Happy Tours Helsinki’s new city sightseeing tour called Tracks are Green that focuses on both historical and future sights of the city. The well-known districts of the tour were among others the Tori Quarters, Eira, Hietalahti and Kamppi, but the tour also took us to some other interesting districts [...]
Cosy café Kuppi & Muffini is already busy in the morning since the locals come here for their wonderful selection of morning porridges. When I during my visit to the café sit down and talk with one of the owners Tanja Juppi, I realize that it’s been busy like this ever since the café opened [...]
International Natures of Art Nouveau exhibition has been opened in the main building of Helsinki City Museum, highlighting the role of nature in art and architecture across Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Helsinki is a significant European Art Nouveau – or Jugend, as it is called in Finland – city, with an [...]