23rd Art goes Kapakka – program released!


10 days, 10 nights, 34 restaurants, over 300 events and 28 exhibitions! The 23rd Art goes Kapakka -festival takes place on August 17th to 26th. The program has now been released!

A few tips during Art goes Kapakka:

Art goes Kapakka brings all kinds of events to the restaurants; the festival is full of music, performance, improvisation and other performing arts. The festival starts with the legendary Tour of Choirs. Over 2260 singers gather on Senate Square to perform together. After the concert, the choirs spread out to the city to sing in the festival restaurants.

Maista (“Taste”) Art goes Kapakka introduces a world of tasty treats, current themes and sprinkling restaurant culture. Hear and taste what the contemporary Finnish cuisine has to offer (discussions in Finnish only).

Tsiigaa Art goes Kapakka brings a broad and interesting collection of visual arts to the restaurants. The theme of this year’s collection is “a treat for the eyes – with passion”.

With the help of specialists and interesting questions, new AGK Pohtii (“Thinks”) programme series insights into a variety of topics (in Finnish only).

Enjoy the Art goes Kapakka pastry at Fazer Café Kluuvikatu 3! Fazer has made a signature pastry for us – have a bite!

Helsingfors sång- och musikförbund 100 år!

Helsingfors sång- och musikförbund rf grundades år 1917 och är därmed jämngammalt med vårt land.
Förbundets egentliga verksamhet består av allsångstillfällen samt stödjande av medlemsgrupperna. Idag har förbundet
sammanslagt 20 medlemsgrupper, varav 17 är körer och 3 orkestrar. Totalt har förbundet över 700 personmedlemmar.


Bild: Walentinakören har flera år deltagit i Körrundan.

Under sitt jubileumsår ordnar Helsingfors sång- och musikförbund många olika evenemang. Bland annat kan nämnas:
- Allsång på Roddstadion 7.8 och 4.9.2017
- Medverkan i Körrundan 17.8.2017
- Jubileumskonsert på Musikhuset 20.10.2017
- Julkonsert i Johanneskyrkan 17.12.2017.

Mera information om förbundet hittar du på www.hsmf.fi

Folk, jazz, dance and much more in the last three days of Art goes Kapakka

Three more days left in Art goes Kapakka! The festival is full music, dance and art – so, where to go? Here is some highlights of our program for the next three days.


Ohtoni: Karhunpeijaiskonsertti / Photo: Steffan Bremer


At 18.30 in Tenho, we’ll see Mika Kallio Satu Rinnetmäki – IMPULSION; An impulsive dialogue between a solo drummer and a dancer. At 19:30

Ukulele Orchestra Jalkanen, Julkunen & Peter plays big-hearted music with small instruments in Manala at 19.30.

In Belge, talented teenagers, Milo & Moses play swing and bebop at 20.00

Ohtoni: Karhunpeijaiskonsertti is A music performance based on a traditional celebration after a bear hunt. Dubrovnik at 21.00.

Finally, we’ll hear some rap music as a young female duo Sofa takes the stage in Zetor, and Töölön ketterä plays their mixture of grime, garage rock and rap in Why join the navy when you can be a pirate.



Hanna Maaria / Photo: Marko Voutilainen


Friday’s program starts at 18.00 as a promising new artist, Hanna Maaria, plays in Fazer Café Kluuvikatu 3.

At 19.30, Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin Goes Roots in Oficina. The performance brings an extravaganza of modern rhythm music and dance to the stage.

At 20.00, Karuna plays contemporary Nordic folk music in Kappeli.

Restaurant Carelia is filled with classical music when Jussi & Marjaana Merikanto play classical at the bar at 20.30

Also at 20.30 in Teurastamo, we’ll see a debut of two folk veterans and their band, Varsa.

Classical music tradition meets modern acoustic tones and primal beat when Nuria plays in Ølhus Oslo at 22.00.





The Final day of Art goes Kapakka begins with Tipsy Gipsy‘s spellbinding songs inspired by gipsy style and Finnish folklore at 17.30 in Cafe Piritta.

At 18.30 in William K. Kurvi, we will hear Karina‘s free and easy folk-pop about warm, nostalgic memories.

Muuan Mies offers a boisterous mix of rock, rap and reggae in Rymy-Eetu at 20.30

At 21.00 in Kulttuuritalo, you can have a pause for sounds and tales, colours and reflections from all over the globe when Teho Majamäki plays his travel-inspired music.

Last but not least, Mimie Moore gives us some hooky harmonies on top of kooky instruments in Juttutupa at 22.00.


Welcome to enjoy the next three days with Art goes Kapakka!

Changes in the festival program

Tonight’s performance of AFROTYSONIA (17.30, Cafe Piritta) has unfortunately been cancelled due to an illness.

In addition, on Friday the 26th of August, soloist Hanna Maaria will perform at Fazer Cafe Kluuvikatu 3 at 18.00. See you there!


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Jazz and cabaret in AgK tonight

Mira Luoti / Photo: Kerttu Malinen

Wednesday night with no plans? Here is a few ideas!

At 19.00 in Teerenpeli Keskuskatu, you can hear violinist Elia combining classical and electronic muisc with hip hop. At 19.oo and at 20.30 jazz meets spoken word as Mikko Sarvanne Hip Companyn & Baby P performs in Elmun baari. At 19.30, Rhythm Caravan plays Balkan-inspired music in Ølhus København, at 20.00 in Café Bar No 9 we’ll hear 60s soul-jazz by Tri Tolvanen Organ Treatment and at 20.00 in Helkan Keittiö drag artist Linnea von Kattendam takes the stage in The Best Cabaret in Town.

Later, at Kitch, Uinuva-duo plays lyrical pop music, at 21.00 Mira Luoti plays her new songs in Zetor and at the same time, you can see some dance films in Kulttuuritalo as Loikka Dance Film Festival goes Kapakka. Finally, at 20.00 in Juttutupa, we’ll see a big band of 2010′s, Njet Njet 9.