The Great Nocturnal Happening took over the city of Tampere on Thursday the 8th of August 2019.
In 2020 The Happening will take place on Thursday 6th of August.
The lively carnival-like event presents a wide range of shows, exhibitions and other adventures produced by various organizations, associations and performers. The total of over 200 events are spread across the city, the first ones beginning early in the morning and the festivities continue late into the night. Most of the events have free entry and are performed or require Finnish language.
Programme 2019 in alphabetical order:
AKATEEMINEN KIRJAKAUPPA, Hämeenkatu 4
15.30–20.00 Night of books. Meet authors, listen to talks, enjoy book offers! Note: in Finnish.
ALEXANDER CHURCH, Pirkankatu
20.00–22.30 Schlager Mass, accompanied by Las Palmas Orchestra.
AMURIN TYÖLÄISMUSEOKORTTELI, Satakunnankatu 49
07.00–20.00 Café Amurin Helmi open
10.00–20.00 Museum of Workers' Housing open. 3 / 0 €
11.00, 12.00, 15.00, 16.00 Introduction to Amuri
12.00–14.00 Making traditional Finnish crocheting patterns
13.00 Traditional outdoor games, weather permitting
14.00 A tour around the museum block
15.00–17.00 Making traditional Finnish crocheting patterns
17.30 and 19.00 Love life of the residents on Amuri
ARTHOUSE CINEMA NIAGARA, Kehräsaari
21.00–22.00 Cinemadrome Unknown. A surprise movie that will not be revealed until the projector is turned on. Language: English. 4 €
Over 18 only.
ARTTELI, Salhojankatu 42
15.00–19.00 Story workshop. Write about a time when you needed help.
17.00–18.00 Tour on the premises of Artteli. Starts at the inner courtyard.
18.00–18.30 Poetry reading by Runoryhmä Taru. Paavo Luokkala (reciting), Hilkka Malm (music), and Arto Heinämäki (guitar, vocals).
18.30–19.30 Kangoo Club Ylöjärvi perform with kangaroo shoes and offer the chance to try them out.
19.30–20.00 The band Uusi Laine performs in the garage of the inner courtyard.
20.15–20.45 Sikaihminen performance. Commentary on the human experience.
BAR K, Kauppakatu 11
20.00–21.00 Pantomime duo Plip’n Bob. Over 18 only.
22.30–23.30 Jazz duo Billie Joelina. Over 18 only
BAR OMA, Aaltosenkatu 31–33
17.00–24.00 Bar open
19.00–19.30 Pirkanmaan Musiikkiopisto presents improvisation with the traditional Finnish instrument kantele.
20.00–21.00 Performance by Lotta Maija
DELI 1909 & WINE BAR, Puutarhakatu 11
22.00–01.30 Valokino. Monroe Film Society presents short films with live commentary.
FINLAYSON ART AREA
11.00–21.00 Multiple art exhibitions.
16.00–17.15 A guided tour of the exhitibions. Starting point at the stage in Väinö Linna Square
FINLAYSON CHURCH, Kuninkaankatu
17.30 A relationship pilgrimage for all kinds of couples.
19.00 A mass and a blessing of the couples.
FINLAYSON PALACE TERRACE, Kuninkaankatu 1
20.00–21.00 Big Band music by Tamjazz Collective Mini Big Band, including jazz-standards and classics
FINNISH LABOUR MUSEUM WERSTAS, Väinö Linnan aukio 8
11.00–21.00 Museum open.
18.00–19.00 A look into a working man's Saturday.
18.00–21.00 A flea market for books and junk at the lobby.
19.00–20-00 Folk songs about alcohol sung by Rahvaan Laulu.
20.00–21.00 A look into a working man's Saturday.
G LIVELAB TAMPERE, Puutarhakatu 1
20.00 and 21.30 DJ Willow and DJ Juoni play their sets on G Livelab's terrace.
GALLERY RONGA, Rongankatu 1
12.00 The Gallery's 10-year anniversary exhibition on the theme of ”togetherness”.
GALLERY SASKIA, Pirkankatu 6
18.30–19.00 Kimmo Kaivanto's posthumous exhibition. Opening speeches by Tampereen Saskia chair Sirpa Joenniemi and the artist's representative Kirsi Kaivanto. Clarinet music performed by Anna Lyyra-Seppänen.
HIMMELBLAU PRINTMAKING STUDIO, Finlaysoninkuja 9
17.00–20.00 A drawing workshop lead by the artist Tomas Regan. The theme of the workshop is the Finlayson area and its art exhibitions.
18.00–20.00 An exhibition of proofs. A professional will be showing different graphic arts techniques.
18.00–22.00 The Tampere chapter of the Social Democratic Youth welcome you in their living room! Casual hanging out, good music, quality conversations, and a Polaroid camera top off the evening. Hämeenpuisto 28.
19.00–21.00 A dog walk organized by the animal welfare society PESU. Hämeenkatu 24.
INTERCULTURAL MEETING PLACE MUKANA, Hämeenpuisto 14
14.00–20.00 Art workshops: collective art pieces, making your own Mukana-cards, and Masks We Wear exhibition. Coffee, tea, and snacks.
15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00, and 19.00 Art workshop
JACK THE ROOSTER, Satakunnankatu 13
22.00–23.00 Boswell, a Jyväskylä-based hip hop group with true suomirap spirit. It's showtime!
23.00–00.00 Flanelli, a quartet from Tampere whose life mission is to make fresh, organic pop that tickle the senses.
17.00–19.00 Beaded bracelet workshop.
19.00–21.00 Graphic print workshop.
KIRJASTONPUISTO, Vanhan kirjastotalon puisto (the park behind the old library)
15.00–21.00 The Vegan Society of Finland (Vegaaniliitto) hosts their annual café at the park behind the old library building.
15.30–15.45 A snippet from The Field (Main Programme)
KLUBI, Tullikamarinaukio 2
18.30–19.00 Firefighter Choir Tulikukot.
19.30–20.30 Jamora: West-African dance and drumming.
21.00–22.00 Concert by Tampere Ukulele Orchestra.
22.30–23.00 House of Dance. Bollywood dance show and workshop.
23.00–23.05 Striptease by Jari Ysäri – How Much is the Klubi Fish?
23.00–00.00 Max Deal Crew hip hop collective.
00.30– Klubi's DJ.
17.00–18.00 Introduction to Tanssiseura Spiral.
18.00–20.00 Introduction to Tanssiseura Hurmio.
KOSKIPUISTO, Koskikatu 1
17.00–18.00 The volunteer pets of Suomen Karva-Kaverit are ready for some scratches.
18.00–20.30 The volunteers of the Tampere chapter of the Finnish Red Cross and their performance on what loneliness is like.
KUNINKAANKATU AND KAUPPAKATU CORNER
19.00–20.30 Scandinavian Funks freestyle street dance performance.
LAIKUNLAVA STAGE, Puutarhakatu 1
17.30–18.00 The kids and teens from União da Roseira bring the joy of Samba onto the Laikunlava Stage.
18.30–19.00 Viialan Pyry's Show Team perform their dance spectacle Fantasia.
19.30–20.00 Pirkanmaan musiikkiopisto presents the youth choir Sympaatti and their guests from Italy.
21.00–21.30 União da Roseira's Show Group takes the audience on a trip to hot Brazil.
18.00–20.00 New Creation Blues Band: Blues with a feeling.
MAIN LIBRARY METSO, Pirkankatu 2
18.30–19.30 Suvi Karjula & In The Mood perform in the library lobby.
MUMMON KAMMARI, Hämeenkatu 28
17.00–21.00 Night knitting and waffles at 'grandma's room'. Proceeds from the night go to training young people help the elderly with outdoor activities.
MUSEUM MILAVIDA, Milavidanrinne 8
11.00–22.00 Milavida open, entrance fee 3 €, under 18 for free. The concerts are free of charge.
14.00–15.00 Guided tour about the architecture of Milavida.
17.00–17.30 String quartet Noste Quartet performs.
18.00–18.40 Chamber orchestra Tampere Chamber performs.
18.45–19.45 A walking tour around the palace gardens. Weather permitting.
20.00–20.30 Campanella Ensemble singing group performs.
21.00–21.45 Guided drama tour: The life of the Nottbeck family as told by their servant.
22.00–22.45 Tampereen kamariooppera performs.
21.30–22.30 Flamma Fire Group's traditional fireshow spreads across Näsinpuisto Park.
OBSERVATORY, Kaupinpuistonkatu 28
23.00-02.00 The Starry Night of August by Tampereen Ursa. Constellations, meteors, and aurora borealis. Entrance fee 5 € adults, 2 € ages 7–17, and undet 7 for free.
OLD CHURCH, Keskustori
17.30–18.45 Ecumenical singalong event Sama taivas, eri laulut.
19.00–21.00 Safka Aid concert. Acts: cantor Knucklebone Oscar with Ira Multaharju and the Preach Gospel Choir; Tuure Kilpeläinen and the legendary Marjo Leinonen; and more!
ORTHODOX CHURCH, Tuomiokirkonkatu 27
17.00–22.00 Night of tapers. Various concerts, moments of prayer, and tours.
PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE NYKYAIKA, Kauppakatu 14
16.00–20.00 Second hand art sale at the parking space in front of Nykyaika.
19.15–20.00 PELLE & ROMANTIKS Feat Matti Salo & Kielo Kärkkäinen
PIKILINNA, Aaltosenkatu 31-33
12.00–16.00 The inner courtyard of the near 100-year-old Pikilinna opens its doors once again! A flea market, crafts, vintage clothes, and music. Entrance through Ilmarinkatu and Väinölänkatu. Weather permitting.
PIKKU KAKKONEN PLAYGROUND, Pellavatehtaankatu 17
17.00–18.00 PelleBändi plays children's songs. Let's play, dance, and sing together around the park!
PIRKANMAAN MUSIIKKIOPISTO, Eteläpuisto 4
16.00–16.30 Open practice and a performance by the teacher band PMO Passion.
PLEVNA BREWERY PUB & RESTAURANT, Itäinenkatu 8
20.00, 21.00, and 22.00 A virtual tour of the brewery and a beer tasting: three sorts of beer for 12 €.
22.00–22.30 Academic drinking songs sung by Teekkarikuoro and Tampere University Singers.
RAJAPORTTI SAUNA, Pispalan valtatie 9
15.00–23.00 Sauna open
16.00 A bus tour into other saunas around Tampere. Fee 6 €.
RAJATILA GALLERY, Hämeenpuisto 10
19.00–20.00 Live music, great atmosphere, and vegan ice cream. Exhibitions by Laura Havanto and Leena Hyttinen.
19.00 Grateful Däd
19.45 River King
20.30 Iaua rip
21.15 Aave Maria
Live music performances continue at MAANALAINEN (Hämeenpuisto 17–19)
23.30 Joni Ekman Group
RATINA SQUARE, Vuolteenkatu 1
14.30–14.45 Dance Theatre MD presents a snippet from The Field (Main Programme).
19.00–21.00 The Tampere Roller Derby is organizing a roller disco! You can try on the roller derby gear and join in the disco vibes accompanied by a DJ.
RATINANLINNANPUISTO, corner of Hatanpään valtatie and Aleksanterinkatu
18.00–18.30 Capoeira Tampere performs traditional capoeira music from Brazil.
RULLA CULTURE CENTRE FOR CHILDREN, Keskustori 4
18.30–20.30 Searching for Hörviäinen-fairies drama adventure. Also arts and crafts: make your own hörvihoukutin to attract rare fairies called Hörviäinen.
SARA HILDÉN ART MUSEUM, Laiturikatu 13
15.00–15.30 A tour of the Out of Office exhibition hosted by two clowns. Included in the general entrance fee 9 €/5 €
SIPERIAN AUKIO, Finlaysoninkatu 4
17.30–18.00 Raqs Jamila dancers perform a dance number with Eastern flair.
18.30–19.30 Tampere-based rock & swing dance group Swing Team introduces their activity and different styles of dance.
20.00–20.30 Mirmirah perform Eastern dances.
20.00–20.30 Urasenke Chado give an introduction into the Japanese tea ceremony.
STABLE YARDS, Kuninkaankatu 4
18.00–19.00 Open air poetry reading
19.30–20.00 Performance by the Night Quartet (Tampere Academic Symphony Orchestra TASO)
STOCKMANN, Tuomiokirkonkatu 13
16.30–16.45 A snippet from The Field (Main Programme)
19.00, 20.00, and 21.00 Performances by Mieskuoro Laulajat. Duration 15 min.
SUOMALAINEN KIRJAKAUPPA, Hämeenkatu 18
15.00–15.30 Bullet journaling presented by Kalenterimania.
15.30– Soturikissat (Warriors) 10-year anniversary in Finland. Hosted by fans.
15.00–18.00 Glitter makeup by Glitternisti.
16.00–16.30 Jenni Pääskysaari: Hetki ennen kuin maailma muuttui, Otava. Interviewer: Marjaana Tunturi.
16.00–18.00 Kalenterimania's 10-person meetup
16.00–20.00 Presenting and testing of arts and crafts cutters.
16.00–20.00 Fimo clay, foam clay, and silk clay presentations.
16.30–17.00 Anne Mattsson: Sylvi Kekkosen elämäkerta, Art House. Interviewer: Tuija Lappalainen.
17.00–17.30 Ritva Ylönen: Saima Harmaja Runoilija 1913-1937, SKS. Interviewer: Ilona Koskimäki..
17.45–18.15 Matti Rönkä: Uskottu mies, Gummerus. Interviewer: Petteri Mäkinen.
18.30–19.00 Kristiina Vuori: Viipurin valtiatar, Tammi. Interviewer: Ilona Koskimäki.
18.30–20.30 Kalenterimania's 10-person meetup.
19.00–19.30 Paula Nivukoski: Nopeasti piirretyt pilvet, Otava. Interviewer: Ilona Koskimäki.
19.30–20.00 Arttu Tuominen: Verivelka, WSOY. Interviewer: Ilona Koskimäki.
20.15–21.00 Introduction to Argentinian tango by Pasi & Maria Laurén. In cooperation with the World of Tango Festival.
21.00–21.30 Marko Kilpi: Undertaker Kuolemanlaakso, Crime Time. Interviewer: Petteri Mäkinen.
SUOMALAINEN KLUBI, Puutarhakatu 13
16.00–16.20 Performance by the wind instrument quintet Eteläpuisto from Pirkanmaan musiikkiopisto
17.00–17.20 The duo Nuoret Virtuoosit play.
TAHMELAN HUVILA, Uramonkatu 9
19.00–20.00 Opening for the exhibition by Hilla Hautanen
20.00–20.30 Shimay YUYA – Traditional Japanese Noh-theater.
21.00–22.00 Tabula: clownery by Itsis and Litsis. Entrance fee 5 €.
TAMPERE CATHEDRAL, Tuomiokirkonkatu
19.00–20.00 Organ Duo Irina Lampén & Jaana Jokimies.
21.00–22.00 The hidden meanings in Hugo Simberg's works.
TAMPERE LENIN MUSEUM, Hämeenpuisto 28
18.00 and 19.30 Free tours on the everyday life of Soviet women and their role in the society.
TAMPEREEN YLIOPPILASTEATTERI, Itsenäisyydenkatu 12–14
20.00–23.00 UPEA–klubi presents the most interesting queer artists of today. Poetry, drag, and burlesque. Age limit over 18, entrance fee 5 €.
TEA SHOP VEISTRÖM, Kyttälänkatu 14
18.00–18.45 TassiRun2019 tea cup race. Sign up a day before at the store.
TEERENPELI, Hämeenkatu 25
21.00–21.30 Academic drinking songs sung by Teekkarikuoro and Tampere University Singers.
TELAKKA, Tullikamarin aukio 3
18.00–18.45 Poems about the Finnish mentality by Rutistus.
19.30–20.00 Academic drinking songs sung by Teekkarikuoro and Tampere University Singers.
TILLIKKA, Hämeenkatu 14 b
22.30–00.00 Tuula Amberlea pefrorms at the Klubimies terrace.
TTT-KLUBI, Hallituskatu 19
19.00–20.40 Koiran morsiamet by Sirkku Peltola read through. Teija Auvinen, Sari Mällinen, Saska Pulkkinen.
TUKKATEATTERI, Laukontori 12
18.00–20.00 The second part of Tukkateatteri's two-part celebratory performance.
20.00–20.20 A demo from the upcoming performance HC MacBeth
17.00–17.30 & 18.00–18.30 Simon Llewellyn: We are the champions
19.00–20.00 Performance by the Wheelchair Dancers of Pirkanmaa
20.00–00.00 Azúcar: Great Nocturnal Happening Salsa!
VAPRIIKKI, Alaverstaanraitti 5
10.00–22.00 Vapriikki open. Entrance fee 6 €
15.30 The opening ceremony for the exhibition HAIR – Tampereen Popteatterin tarina.
17.00–17.30 Transit: a dramatised tour about life in the border regions.
18.00 A lecture about bats (Yön taitolentäjät –lepakoiden elämää Pohjolassa). Expert Olli Haukkovaara
18.00–18.45 HAIR – Tampereen Popteatterin tarina tour
18.30–19.00 Transit: a dramatised tour about life in the border regions.
19.00–19.45 Dracula: Vlad the Impaler tour (30–45 min)
19.00–19-45 HAIR – Tampereen Popteatterin tarina tour
19.30–20.00 Transit: a dramatised tour about life in the border regions.
20.00–21.00 Dracula: The bloodthirsty dozen (over 18, 45–60 min)
20.00–21.00 The Theatre City exhibition tour (45–60 min)
21.00–22.00 Dracula: Seducted by vampires (over 18. 45–60 min)
VÄINÖ LINNA SQUARE, Väinö Linnan aukio
16.30–23.00 Nakkifakiiri sell sausages and wieners
18.00–18.30 Old-timey circus and performance art by Tapani Kokko and Virpi Kanto
19.00–19.40 Chamber orchestra Tampere Chamber performs.
20.00–21.00 A walk through the soundscape of the old factory milieu.
YO-TALO, Kauppakatu 10
20.00–22.00 Finland's Funniest Immigrants stand-up night: Mebe and Fathi take the stage. Entrance fee 12 €.