Enjoy the local culture in Lappeenranta 2017

See the list of events at www.visitlappeenranta.fi and tapahtumat.ekarjala.fi . Please note: Changes possible.


South Karelia Museum and Lappeenranta Art Museum
South Karelia Museum (Kristiinankatu 15), Lappeenranta Art Museum (Kristiinankatu 8-10)
Open Tue–Sun 11:00 – 17:00

South Karelia Museum    

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

Pyöttiälä Päiviö_Omakuva_Lpr museot_191x253.jpg18 March – 21 May  Päiviö Pyöttiälä – a self-taught surrealist
We Shall Overcome –The Art Museum collections from the 1960s and 1970s

25 April–21 May  Mikko Vento – As the world breaks down – photo exhibition



Museum Fridays
5 May from 11 am to 5 pm
Free admission to the South Karelia Museum and Lappeenranta Art Museum

Thu 20 Apr and Thu 4 May Music and painting workshop for babies, MusArt in Lappeenranta Art Museum from 9.30 am to 11 am

Sat 6 May Joutavat Puppet Theatre Days in Lappeenranta Art Museum

Wolkoff interiööri_kuva Lpr_museot 302x176.pngWolkoff House Museum
Kauppakatu 26
The opulent decor tells the story of merchant Wolkoff’s Orthodox family from 1872 onwards. The former shop now functions as the museum shop.

Further information: www.lappeenranta.fi/museot



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Concert calendar  at the city English webpages.



Teatteri ulkokuva_Minna Kivistö_296x197.jpgLappeenranta City Theatre celebrates Finland's centennial

To celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence, Lappeenranta City Theatre has chosen mainly Finnish texts for their spring 2017 programme.

Lappeenranta City Theatre continues the series of plays, started in autumn 2016, of Finnish plays that give a truthful account of what Finland is all about. The plays Niskavuoren nuori emäntä and Terijoella provide interesting and realistic viewpoints of us Finns.

The theatre's programme until spring 2017 can be obtained from the theatre or from Customer Service Centre Winkki. More information on the website www.lprteatteri.fi. Lappeenranta City Theatre is also on Facebook.

Winter-Spring 2017 program can be found at www.lprteatteri.fi / Ohjelmisto
All performances are in Finnish.

Teatteri Metamorfoosi –Sauna
This mask theatre performance by a visiting theatre company at Lappeenranta City Theatre is a tribute to life in the sauna!

Sauna_350_DSC_0211_kuva Soile Mäkelä_242x286.jpegSauna is an exploration of womanhood, the female body and body memory. This non-verbal mask theatre performance pays homage to the female body and the life it has lived. The scene is the Finnish smoke sauna, a holy everyday place that traditionally housed the turning points in life. The sauna was the place for childbirth and labour, and for cleansing the body for weddings and funerals alike.

Teatteri Metamorfoosi, a professional mask theatre company founded in 2005, focuses on promoting and developing the mask theatre culture in Finland. “Sauna” premiered at the Stage - Helsinki Theatre Festival on 27 August 2011.

The guest performance “Sauna” forms part of the Joutavat Nukketeatteripäivät puppet theatre event, inviting everyone to participate in an inspiring and charming experience, to step into the unknown for a refreshing view of what the performing arts can offer.

Guest performance at the Lappeenranta City Theatre on the Small Stage

Friday 5.5. at 19.30 and Saturday 6.5. at 18.00

Duration 45 min
Language: non-verbal
Age recommendation: 12+
Tickets (incl. service fee): Standard tickets €20, groups, pensioners, the unemployed, students €15
teatteri@lappeenranta.fi , tel. +358 5 616 2220

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Recurring events

Once a month on Thursdays from 5 pm to 6 pm
In the Tarinasali room of the Main Library (26 January, 23 February, 30 March and 27 April and 18 May)

Game cellar
Once a month on Tuesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm
In the Tarinasali room of the Main Library (17 January, 7 February, 7 March, 11 April and 2 May)
Card, board, role and miniature games presented by amateur enthusiasts. No registration or entrance fee. Join it!

Language café in Finnish
Every other Tuesday from 4 pm to 5 pm
Meeting room in the downstairs lobby of the Main Library (starting in January, the exact timetable can be found on the library’s home page)

Language café in English
Once a month on Mondays from 6 pm to 7 pm
Meeting room in the downstairs lobby of the Main Library (30 January, 27 February, 27 March and 24 April)

Language café in Russian
Once a month on Tuesdays from 5 pm to 6 pm
Meeting room in the downstairs lobby of the Main Library (3 January, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April and 2 May)


Smoking and the use of intoxicants is prohibited at events and activities organised by the Youth Services.

Events, additional information and registration:
www.lappeenranta.fi->nuorten palvelut -> nuorisotoimen tapahtumakalenteri



For the updated information on the programme, please see:

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For any questions about Lappeenranta events or services, please contact:

Customer Service Centre Winkki
Villimiehenkatu 1
Mon−Wed and Fri 08.00–16.00, Thu 8.00–17
tel. + 358 5 616 2220

Tourist Info
IsoKristiina Shopping Centre
Brahenkatu 1
Tel. +358 (0)5 667 788