Events in Lappeenranta, autumn 2018

Follow the events calendar at www.lappeenranta.fi and tapahtumat.ekarjala.fi . Please note: Changes possible.


MUSEUMS

South Karelia Museum (Kristiinankatu 15)
Lappeenranta Art Museum (Kristiinankatu 8–10)
Open Tue–Sun 11–17

Museum Fridays
7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December
Free admission to the South Karelia Museum and Lappeenranta Art Museum

South Carelia Museum

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From the lion to the blue cross – 100 years of the Finnish flag

The blue cross flag of Finland will celebrate its 100th birthday on 29 May 2018. A celebratory exhibition will present the history of the Finnish flag, beginning from the period under Swedish rule, via the period when Finland was a Grand Duchy of Russia, to independence and the present day. The flag is much more than just a piece of fabric fluttering at the top of a pole: it is a means
of influencing people, creating impressions and expressing opinions. The Olympics, a business card, a protest, an eagle, a lion, a brochure, Paavo Nurmi and the icehockey team – all of these have the flag in common. This exhibition was curated by Kimmo Kiljunen, Doctor of Political Science and Executive Director of Flag World in Hamina.


13 October 2018–31 March 2019
The Kalevala Jewelry
Courageous. Timeless. Genuine. Finland’s most beloved jewellery turns 80.

Kalevala jewelry_255x180.jpgThe Kalevala Jewelry exhibition highlights the company’s role in Finnish society over the decades. The exhibition is built around six different themes in six different exhibition spaces:
Kalevala Jewelry is born of women’s courage, Finnish handicrafts and cutting edge technology, modern jewellery and fashion, open-minded collaboration, making values a reality, and creating the future.
The exhibition is designed and realised by Kalevala Jewelry’s own working group.


Permanent exhibition: On the Border – Three Karelian Towns: Lappeenranta, Vyborg and Käkisalmi


Lappeenranta Art Museum

Из серии_Поручители_2017_2_370x246.jpg15 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Sirpa Hynninen and Vesa-Ville Saarinen

“We have been working as a group for fifteen years. Together, we design and realise environment and video art and sculptures. The works in the exhibition are based around a range of nature experiences, urban landscapes and a body of
images related to physical work.”

EVENTS

7–9 September
art&bars 
Cultural events across the centre

9 September
Harvest Market at the Market Square

15–16 September
Fish Market at the Harbour Square

FashionbyNight_2017_muotinäytöskuva_Lakes_281x188.jpg28 September
Fashion by Night – a nocturnal fashion event in the city centre

A major autumn fashion event spills over into the city centre shops and shopping centres, which offer fashion, music, experiences and great special offers. Some shops will stay open till 11 pm.

25–26 October
Autumn market at the Market Square
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3–4 November
Harvest in the Fortress

29 November–2 December
Ja Kitara Soi – festival of classic guitar music
https://www.lappeenranta.fi/fi/Palvelut/Tapahtumat/Ja-Kitara-Soi

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24 November
Magic by Christmas – the magic of Christmas in the city centre
A seasonal family event in the city centre's shops and shopping centres

December 2, 9, 16 and 23
Christmas in the Fortress, happenings on Advent Sundays

7–22 December
Christmas Market at the Maria square
https://www.lappeenrannanjoulutori.fi/

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LAPPEENRANTA CITY ORCHESTRA

Autumn concerts at the city English pages: https://www.lprorkesteri.fi/en

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LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE

Hiirenloukku_mg_0449_281x188.jpgAutumn program can be found at www.lprteatteri.fi / Ohjelmisto
All performances are in Finnish.

Advance ticket sales and assistance for
Orchestra and Theater programs:
Customer Service Centre Winkki
Villimiehenkatu 1, Mon−Fri 9–17
tel. + 358 5 616 2220, winkki@lappeenranta.fi


LAPPEENRANTA HALL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Concerts and  events at the city pages in Finnish: www.lappeenranta.fi/fi/Palvelut/Tapahtumat/Lappeenranta-salin-ohjelmisto

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