Embassy of Finland - Calendar of Events
January 20 - 30, 2016

Nordic Oscar Contenders - The Fencer/Miekkailija

Directed by Klaus Härö (Finland/Estonia/Germany, 2015). Fleeing the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he finds himself teaching small town children in a godforsaken Estonian coastal village, only to realize that this is exactly what he wants to do in life. The past, however, catches up and confronts him with a difficult choice. The film is based on the true story of Endel Nelis, an Estonian fencer and coach.

The Fencer is nominated for Best Motion Picture-Foreign Language at the 2016 Golden Globes and shortlisted for Best Foreign-Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

100 min | In Estonian and Russian with English subtitles

Special thanks to The Little Film Company and Making Movies.

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:00 pm 

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Ticket: $10 ($7 ASF Members)

Young People's Concert: Myths and Legends

The music of Jean Sibelius so embodied the Finnish epic Kalevala as to inspire Finnish independence. Discover the sweeping sounds of Nordic myth as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Where: New York Philharmonic's David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
            10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Ticket: $13-39

Tuuletar - Captivating Finnish Folk Hop

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Finnish Folk Hop ensemble Tuuletar presents a selection of original compositions. Since 2012, this exceptional group has been enchanting audiences of all ages and cultures with their freshly invigorating, self-composed music and heartfelt, captivating spirit. Their expressive and exotic voices, sassy beatboxing, and exquisite stage presence goes straight to your heart and soul.

When: Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 pm 

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Ticket: free

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuuletar-captivating-finnish-folk-hop-tickets-19579413553

Nordic Winter Wonderland - Family Program

Embark on a family friendly art adventure to celebrate the delights of the Nordic Winter! Stay warm inside the museum’s galleries and enjoy traditional art projects, stories, films and performances from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

1–4 PM

Pick up a Discovery Pack at the admissions desk or in the art workshop for family activities to enjoy as you explore the collection.

1–4 PM
Create traditional winter art projects from Iceland.

1–4 PM
Create beautiful paper crafts in a workshop with Danish paper artist Torben Jarlstrom.
1 & 3 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute music workshop with innovative choir conductor and charismatic performer Sanna Valvanne.
1 & 3 PM
Enjoy a screening of five film shorts selected by the Norwegian Film Institute. 
2 PM
Watch a traditional Swedish dance performance, “Fauna and Me”

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NWWashingtonDC 20009

Fee: $12; free for members and children under 18. Reservations required

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