Enjoy the local culture in Lappeenranta
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
22 October 2016 – 2 April 2017 Colour is the Light – Colour Photographs from Saimaa to the East
22 April – 5 November Colours of war – colour photographs of the Winter War and Continuation War
Permanent exhibition: On the Border – Three Karelian Towns: Lappeenranta, Vyborg and Käkisalmi
Lappeenranta Art Museum
26 Nov 2016–5 Mar 2017 Emotion in Motion – Retrospective of Photographer Juha Metso
(Photo: Ice stay, Juha Metso 2013)
18 March – 21 May Päiviö Pyöttiälä – a self-taught surrealist
We Shall Overcome –The Art Museum collections from the 1960s and 1970s
27 March–9 April Architectural findings
25 April–21 May Mikko Vento – As the world breaks down – photo exhibition
6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May from 11 am to 5 pm
Free admission to the South Karelia Museum and Lappeenranta Art Museum
Sat–Sun 4–5 February Midwinter in the Fortress event and the Finnish Nature Day
Joutavat puppetry days
Sat 8 April Children's Saturday at Kehruuhuone, decoration of willow twigs for Easter
Sat–Sun 8–9 April Spring in the Fortress event
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 House Museum
The opulent decor tells the story of merchant Wolkoff’s Orthodox family from 1872 onwards. The former shop now functions as the museum shop.
8–9 Apr, 11–13 Apr and 15–16 Apr
The price includes a guided tour.
Further information: www.lappeenranta.fi/museot
LAPPEENRANTA CITY ORCHESTRA
Concert calendar at the city English webpages.
LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATER
Lappeenranta 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.
EVENTS IN THE LIBRARY
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)
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)
Night at the library for soft toys
Fri–Sat 20–21 January
Soft toys get to spend a night at the library! The toys should be brought to the library on Friday between 5 and 8 pm, and collected on Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. Photos will be taken of the toys’ nightly adventures. Additional information: Main Library’s children’s section, tel. +358 5 616 2338.
Finland 100 children’s choir concert
Tue 7 Feb 2017 from 10 am to 10.35 am, Main Library’s large open area
Third-graders from Kimpinen School will sing Finnish children's songs from past decades.
Singing Bunny concert
Wed 8 February at 9.30 am, Korvenkylä library
Finland 100: Children’s celebration in libraries on Thursday 6 April
Thu 6 April from 9.30 am to 10.30 am in the Main Library’s Tarinasali room, Satukapsäkki children's stories: Raspberry worm
Thu 6 April from 9.30 am and 10.15 am in Joutseno Library Puppet Theatre Karelus: Froggie wants to fly
Thu 6 April at 9.30 am in Lauritsala Library Singing Bunny concert
For more information, please visit: www.lappeenranta.fi > Kulttuuri ja liikunta > Kirjasto
LOOKING AFTER YOUNG PEOPLE
Smoking and the use of intoxicants is prohibited at events and activities organised by the Youth Services.
Tue 28 February Downhill skiing trip to Messilä.
Wed 1 March Winter event for the entire family in Kisapuisto Sporting Centre.
Thu 2 March Trip to Itäkeskus and Superpark in Vantaa.
Events, additional information and registration:
www.lappeenranta.fi->nuorten palvelut -> nuorisotoimen tapahtumakalenteri
LAPPEENRANTA HALL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
For the updated information on the programme, please see:
METKUILLAAN 2017 – Children's Choir Concert
Tue 21 February at 6 pm, Lappeenranta Sports Centre
Featuring over 1,000 children from South Karelia, Sari Kaasinen and the Otawa band. The programme consists of children's old favourites, Finland 100 children's songs potpourri, Sari Kaasinen's production and some latest hits. Songs such as Metkuillaan, Kis kis kippurahäntä and Tämä kylä will be performed every year. Metkuillaan 2017 children’s choir concert is part of the Finland 100 jubilee.
Tickets €15 adults/€8 child, www.lippupalvelu.fi
Further information: www.lastenmetku.fi
LIFE IN THE MARKETPLACE
Sat 11 February Winter event at the Market Square
For any questions about Lappeenranta events or services, please contact:
Customer Service Centre Winkki
Mon−Wed and Fri 08.00–16.00, Thu 8.00–17
tel. + 358 5 616 2220
IsoKristiina Shopping Centre
Tel. +358 (0)5 667 788