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Weekly Tips: What to do in May

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May is a perfect time for hidden houses, high-class fashion and new art. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.

Open House Helsinki

For one weekend, Open House Helsinki grants access to places which are normally not open to the public. The visits are open to all and free of charge, and are led by designers and other experts.  The 10th anniversary of the event has a focus on Finnish classics, including various saunas and the old villas on the island of Vartiosaari.

Open House Helsinki
18.-21.5 2017
Around Helsinki
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Fashion Week

The fashion week is an umbrella that brings together the peak of Finnish fashion talent in shows, presentations, pop-up stores, exhibitions as well as other events, by Pre Helsinki and Helsinki New Fashion Showcase.

Pre Helsinki
13.-20.5.2017
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Helsinki New Fashion Showcase
15.-17.5.2017
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Kallio Kukkii

Kallio Kukkii Festival offers 10 days of culture events all around Kallio district for everyone, for instance music, sauna and theatre plays.

Kallio Kukkii
12.-21.5.2017
Kallion alue, Helsinki
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Aalto Festival

Social textile workSpring Sales and Japanese Perspectives on Nature and Design – Aalto Festival showcases Aalto University’s students, graduates, and faculty. The month-long festival takes place at various locations all over the Helsinki metropolitan area with robots, movies, games, art, algorithms, animations and prototypes. Find the the full event information from Aalto Festival mobile app.

Aalto Festival
1.-31.5.2017
Helsinki region
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#STOPHATREDNOW

#StopHatredNow is an intercultural and anti-racist platform that creates new discourse around diversity and anti-racist strategies organized in collaboration with several art and intercultural organizations. This year #StopHatredNow is directed to art institutions, artist, policymakers and other prominent figures in the art world.

#STOPHATREDNOW – Kohti monimuotoisempaa taidekenttää
9.-11.5.2017
Lavaklubi, Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki
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Kuvan Kevät 2017

Kuvan Kevät MFA degree show of the Academy of Fine Arts showcases the works of 46 students who are about to receive their MFA degrees. Their art will be exhibited at the galleries of the Academy of Fine Arts in the centre of Helsinki, the HAM corner in Tennispalatsi, as well as a temporary exhibition space in Merikortteli.

Kuvan Kevät 2017
6.–28.5.2017
Multiple locations
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