Events in Lappeenranta, autumn 2018
Follow the events calendar at www.lappeenranta.fi and tapahtumat.ekarjala.fi . Please note: Changes possible.
South Karelia Museum (Kristiinankatu 15)
Lappeenranta Art Museum (Kristiinankatu 8–10)
Open Tue–Sun 11–17
7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December
Free admission to the South Karelia Museum and Lappeenranta Art Museum
South Carelia Museum
28 April – 30 September
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.
The 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
15 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.”
Cultural events across the centre
Harvest Market at the Market Square
Fish Market at the Harbour Square
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.
Autumn market at the Market Square
Harvest in the Fortress
29 November–2 December
Ja Kitara Soi – festival of classic guitar music
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
Christmas Market at the Maria square
LAPPEENRANTA CITY ORCHESTRA
Autumn concerts at the city English pages: https://www.lprorkesteri.fi/en
LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE
Autumn 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
LAPPEENRANTA HALL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
Concerts and events at the city pages in Finnish: www.lappeenranta.fi/fi/Palvelut/Tapahtumat/Lappeenranta-salin-ohjelmisto