What better way is there to make your vacation memorable than to attend a special concert or cultural event? Below, Elegant Helsinki offers plenty to do in October.
Music and Culture – Helsinki October, 2013
Ville Ja Valle is a musical for children. It is based on a classic Finnish children’s album Muusa Ja Ruusa (1972) by composer and saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen. The performance starts at 15:00 (3:00 pm) and is sure to make a special afternoon for the kids. This is a charity concert with proceeds going to New Children’s Hospital 2017 Foundation.
5 October Ane Brun at The Circus
Ane Brun -This Voice 2013 (Official Video HD) from Ane Brun on Vimeo.
In the evening, give the kids to a trusted babysitter, ask your home exchange partners to recommended one, and off you go to the opening concert of Ane Brun’s 2013 tour celebrating her new retrospective album Song 2003-2013. Tickets start at €30 and you have to be 18 years old.
Not a worry in the world. That’s what vacation is all about.
Strömming (Baltic Herring Festival) – Market Square
6-12 October Strömming – it’s the last herring catch of the year. Winter is coming and the Finns know what to do about that: Party!
Otherwise known as The Baltic Herring Festival this celebration dates back to 1743. Here are 7:34 of Strömming Festival as a little appetizer – complete with charming musical accompaniment.
Joe Bonamassa 13 October at Hartwell Areena
Let me say that again: Joe Bonamassa in Helsinki. Oh. Man.
And for you romantic dance fans, The Helsinki Dance Open is just for you.
Did some one say Book Fair? Have you ever been to one? My friends who have tell me that they are a book lovers paradise. With over 700 different program events Helsinki offers something for everyone. This year, Germany is the guest country.
Dates: 24-27 October
Fleetwood Mac at Hartwall Areena – 25 October
Can’t make it to Helsinki till the end of the month? How about some Fleetwood Mac? After been 3 long, dry years for Fleetwood Mac fans, Stevie Nicks and … are back on the road and rumor has it with new songs.
There have been complaints about ticket prices (between £50 and £125), but home-exchangers won’t care as their vacation budgets are not stretched to the limit with hotel and car expenses. So, if you never caught Fleetwood Mac at home because it was just too expensive, consider it at your home away from home.
Just to whet your appitite, here is an hour long documentary: Biography: Life Story (Full Document)
The National at Helsingin Jaahalli – 31 October
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