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Updated 4/9/2019. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
FAS Milwaukee presents Swedish Fulbright Scholar Tobias Berglund presents "The Finnish Civil War" Sunday, April 28, 2pm
This program is sponsored by UWM and Professor Thomas Dubois. The program will be at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. All are welcome! Bring a friend!
Deadline for FFN Financial Support Applications for Students at Salolampi Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Go to Finlandia Foundation website for application information. FASM had offered scholarships for children and/or grandchildren of FASM members.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. May topic will be May Day Vappu Day. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
ISMO-Finnish Comedian May 17-19, 2019
ISMO performs at Chicago Improv, 5 Woodfield Road, Store K120B, Schaumburg 60173. Tickets $22. Age 18 and older. Friday, May 17 @7:30pm and 9:45pm; Saturday, May 18 @7pm and 9:15pm; and Sunday, May 19 @7pm.
29th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures May 18-19, 2019
Free "Tour the World" enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays. 11am to 7pm at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL. Finland will share a booth with Estonia again this year. The theme this year is "Music or Musicians". FASM chose Jean Sibelius for Finland. Stop by and visit with us.
Apocalyptica performing in Milwaukee Saturday, May 25, 2019
"Plays Metallica by Four Cellos". Performing at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI.
Physical Theater Festival Chicago--two Finnish shows May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019
Two shows coming to Physical Theater: Kallo Collective, Finnish theatre company, and their show "Helga--the life of a diva extraordinaire" and the Danish/Finnish show "Next Door" by Out of Balanz. Both shows are performing Friday, May 31; Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. "Helga"--Tragedy and comedy meet as Helga invites us into her world, from the mundane details of her day to the fabulous memories of her life, skillfully performed by circus artist Henni Kervinen and directed by Jenni Kallo. Performed using mime, clowning and circus skills to describe Helga's life. "Next Door"--When Ivan Hansen's neighbor passes away suddenly, Ivan realizes he doesn't know anything about him. Intimate storytelling and high-octane physical theatre explore what it is that really connects us. Check Physical Festival Chicago on Facebook closer to the event.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. June will be Outdoors End of the School Year Party. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Soiva Music Camp in Finland June 8-24, 2019
Soiva Camp is a music camp for students ages 11-19 of piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet and saxophone, as well as composition and improvisation. Details are being confirmed; check the website for application information for 2019.
FAS Milwaukee "Finn Movie Event" Saturday, August 24, 2019
At the Marcus Theater, New Berlin, WI, at 10am. A world famous Finn movie "Cuckoo". Save the date.
FASM Board Meeting Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2pm
Linda Mayo presents "Finnish Coats of Arms" Sunday, August 25, 2019
FAS Milwaukee program will be presented at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee.
FASM ANNUAL MEETING AND MEMBER PICNIC Sunday, September 15, 2019, Noon
In addition to the Annual Meeting and Member picnic, we will be celebrating 25 years since the 1994 DeKalb FinnFest with pictures and other memories. Plan to join us. More information to come.
FinnFest USA 2019 - Detroit September 20-22, 2019
FinnFest USA 20a9 returns to Detroit, the second largest metro region of Finns in the US. Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, the FinnFest USA Tori will be open at the Sheraton Detroit Novi. Thursday before and Monday after will have workshops too. If you need sleeping rooms, the hotel will have a block of rooms specifically held for reservations from FinnFest USA attendees. An email about registration procedures will be coming early 2019
FAS Milwaukee hosts UWM Professor Thomas Dubois presenting Sami Sunday, September 29, 2019
At 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. Easy access, no stairs.
FASM Lunch and Board Meeting Sunday, November 3, 2019
Lunch at 1pm at the Estonian House. $10. Board meeting to follow lunch. Menu: Karelian stew, vegetables, homemade bread, coffee, desserts. A Finnish merchandise table will be available. Bring a friend!
6th Annual International Christmas Market Saturday, November 16, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! At the Chicago Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. FASM plans to have a merchandise table there again in 2019.
FASM Joulu Sunday, December 1, 2019
Mark your calendar! More information to come!
FAS Milwaukee hosts Hyvaa Joulua Saturday, December 7, 2019
More details to come. Save the date.
Sibelius & Nielsen: A Nordic Celebration February 27-29, 2020
Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu with violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Thursday, February 27, at 8pm; Friday, February 28 at 7:30pm at Wheaton; and Saturday, February 29 at 8pm.
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