Finland 100 in Seattle

Finland is celebrating its 100th year of independence in 2017. Below is a list of the events scheduled for this year, updates to be posted regularly.

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Viipurin Lauluveikot @ University Unitarian Church
Aug 27 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Viipurin Lauluveikot @ University Unitarian Church | Seattle | Washington | United States
3:00 PM
Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – Sep 29 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
September 27/29  Keisarikunta (Harbor Brothers), 2004, 94 minutes, K-3 (Adults and teens) This good-natured, all-star film depicts the musical scene in Kotka during the 1950’s.  We follow a band influenced by American jazz, blues and[...]
Sibelius Inspiration concert by Jussi Makkonen and Nazig Azezian
12:00 AM
The Sibelius Inspiration multimedia concert is an all-encompassing experience: by the means of music, video, sound and light, the audience is transferred into the world that inspired the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius’ best-known[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
October 25/27  Laukaus tehtaalla (A Shot in the Factory), 1973, 79 minutes, K-7 (Adults and mature teens) Erkko Kivikoski won a Best Director Jussi for this slice of Finnish social realism about  factory workers who[...]
Lecture on Finland's history by Dr. Jason Lavery
12:00 AM
Dr. Jason Lavery, professor of history at Oklahoma State University and permanent adjunct professor (docent) at Helsinki University, will lecture on the history of Finland. See more events >>
Finnish Community Bazaar @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Finnish Community Bazaar @ Nordic Heritage Museum
10:00 AM
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Nov 22 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 1 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
November  22/December 1  Isänmaallinen mies (A Patriotic Man), 2013, 92 minutes, K-12 (Adults and mature teens) An ordinary Finnish citizen becomes  valuable to his sports-loving country when it is discovered that his blood – super[...]
Independence Day Gala, Finland 100 @ UW Center for Urban Horticulture
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Independence Day Gala, Finland 100 @ UW Center for Urban Horticulture | Seattle | Washington | United States
6:00 PM
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Dec 27 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 29 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
December 27/29  Hyvästi Afrikka (Leaving Africa), 2015, 85 minutes, K-7 (Adults and teens) In this heartfelt documentary by Iiris Härmä, a Finnish aid worker in Uganda and her native friend and cohort part after years[...]