This Week in Oulu

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Halle Mehtl in Culture

Every Monday, This Week in Oulu brings you highlights of the latest events and activities happening in and around Oulu.  Stay tuned and stay informed!

Chase the blues away with a little folk rock music at Ravintola Tervesoihtu, in the Oulu marketplace.  Wednesday, June 30th, Oulu Folk ry take the stage with Myyttikesti, a little Brazilian music from Daniel Marques & Ricardo Sá Reston, and country music, Finnish-style from Erkki ja Tähti. Thursday, July 1st, Timo Nykyrin Ukulele Orchestra, Western Limited, and the folksy Kammarit showcase their stuff.  Sessions start at 21.00.

For something harder, Nuclear Night Club, Uusikatu 23, is hosting Hässäkkä-päivä, Thursday, July 1st, a punk and hardcore festival featuring Orange Pazuzu, Deadsunrise, Relativity, and Nikolaus Rungius.  Tickets are 7€ / 6€.  http://www.nuclear.fi/.

Liminka Music Camp begins their summer concert series this week, offering a range of events from children’s playschool music, to more sophisticated chamber and symphony music.  Concerts are held at Liminka Culture Hall, Linnukkatie 5, unless otherwise indicated.  Tickets are 15€, 25€  for symphony concerts and finales.  Some events are free or come with a two-for-one offer.  Free childcare for children under 3 is available for concerts at Liminka Culture Center. http://www.liminganmusiikkiviikot.fi/ks/konsertit.php?lang=en.

For those on a smaller budget, check out a performance by singer Henna-Mari Sivula at Oulu Cathedral, Thursday, July 1, 12.15; or singer Susanna Tuhkala with Hanna Kaikkonen on piano at Ylikiimingin Church, Thursday, July 1, 19.00.

Suven Sävel Music Festival returns this week, Friday and Saturday July 2-3, Kuusisaari, featuring top names in Finnish music, including pop sensation Anna Abreu, dancing, and karaoke competition finals.  A VIP pass to the venue includes a full course menu and special seating arrangements.  Tickets are 25€ for a one day pass, 40€, for a two day pass, and VIP tickets are 90€  and 160€ and can be booked by calling 045 110 6946. http://www.suvensavel.fi/.

Enjoy a family day at the beach at Sunikari on Hailuoto island, Friday, July 2nd, 11.00-15.00.  The program includes beach games and competitions, including a sand castle building competition.  No registration necessary.  For information about transportation to the island see http://www.hailuototourism.fi/sivu/en/matkailu/kulkuyhteydet/.

While you’re on Hailuoto, why not check out costume designer Pirjo Valinen’s ‘Theatre Costumes’ exhibition at Kylätalo, Luovontie 231, Hailuoto, which runs until August 31st.  The exhibition opens at 10.00.

For the kids, there’s a Treasure Island Mystery Adventure, July 3-11, which departs every hour 11.00-17.00, from the Oulu Marketplace beach.  Activities include face painting and a treasure hunt.  Admission is 7€.

In the world of art, Anna Pesonen’s photographic exhibition ‘Documents, in India,’ pictures from India from 2000-2009, is on display at Oulu City Library, Kaarlenväylä 3, until July 30th.

Tietomaa, Oulu’s science center and museum, is hosting an exhibition of knife designer and artist Esko Heikkinen’s work until September 30th.  The exhibition includes about 80 pieces made of materials as various as walrus tusk and petrified dinosaur bone.  For ticket prices and times check out http://www.tietomaa.fi/eng/index.html.

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