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Weekly Tips: What to do in January

Light festival, documentary films and the soft theatre seats bring light to the dark January. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.​

Lux Helsinki

Lux Helsinki offers inspiring light artworks and festival atmosphere at the darkest time of the year. The compact route makes it possible to enjoy restaurants, cafés and urban culture alongside the light installations. Lux Helsinki is suitable for the whole family and entry is free of charge. The Lux In light art exhibition will be held for the second time at Cable Factory and present a wide spectrum of installations, from minimalistic works to video art.

Lux Helsinki
5 to 9 January 2017

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

DocPoint is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries, and a prestigious venue for Finnish documentary film. In addition to powerful screenings, DocPoint includes also seminars, lectures, and clubs.

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
23 to 29 January 2017


Vegemessut is a vegan foodculture event taht showcases the latest vegan trends and products. The programme presents for example two Michelin star chefs, Hans Välimäki and Sasu Laukkonen.

28 January 2017 at 10-18
Kattihalli, Sörnäisten rantatie 22, Helsinki
Tickets 5 €

Helander’s auctions

Going to an auction is an experience not to be missed. Auction House Helander offers two inspring events in January: smaller one in the middle of the week and bigger one during the weekend. The generous volume of items includes ceramics, design, fashion, furniture, books and paintings.

Evening Auction
11 January 2017 at 17
Hernepellonkuja 12, Helsinki

Actual Auction
Sat-Sun 28 to 29 January 2017 at 11
Hernepellonkuja 8-10, Helsinki

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