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If you know of an upcoming Finnish event in the Chicagoland area, please forward to me at info@fasm.us

December 6, 2016, thru December 6, 2017, FASM and other Milwaukee and Chicagoland Finnish Organizations will be planning/having events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence, "Suomi 100". The theme is "Together" As events are finalized they will be posted to the FASM Calendar. Stay tuned!

If you want to offer your time and talent, even if not a member of any Finnish organization or Finnish, contact us.

Updated 9/18/2017. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
"Men of Metal" Exhibit August 26 - November 5, 2017
At the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha. Bruce Niemi--A father and son's journey through the art of sculpture...a True Retrospective.
Juli Wood's Special Concert of Finnish Folk Songs Wednesday, September 20, 2017
At the Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 8pm - 11pm. $5 cover charge. Concert is to celebrate Finland's 100 years of freedom. The quartet is Juli Wood-tenor sax, Paul Silbergleit-guitar, Clay Schaub-bass and Mike Schlick-drums.Juli Wood is the daughter of George and Miriam Hendrickson.
FinnFest 2017 - Minneapolis, MN September 21-24, 2017
Osmo Vanska along with the Minnesota Orchestra will be doing an all-Finnish music concert on September 22 and 23, 2017. Go to "Festival 2017" at the Finnfest.us website for more information.
Bruce Niemi, A Finnish Sculptor Sunday, September 24, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program/guest speaker at 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215. Bruce Niemi will present his work and talk about how his Finnish Sculptor Father influenced his life, his faith and his work.
Gospel Helsinki September 25 - October 2, 2017
Gospel Helsinki lets the love of rhythm sweep you away into the world of black gospel music. The choir gathers together singers interested in gospel from the Helsinki metropolitan area. Gospel Helsinki has 60 singers led by the choir’s artistic director Nina Pakkanen, cantor of the Meilahti parish. Gospel Helsinki will be performing in Chicagoland at St Marks International Church on Wednesday, 27 at 7pm, at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm. Visit their website at: www.gospelhelsinki.fi
Fish Boil & Harvest Fest Saturday, September 30, 2017
At 2pm at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
Runebergskoren Tour Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30pm at Anderson Chapel, Foster and Spaulding Avenues, North Park College. $10 admission at the door. Runebergskoren BSB is a 50 Swedish speaking male choir from Porvoo Finland who will be touring in the Upper Mid-West.
Scandinavian Festival, New Berlin Saturday, October 7, 2017
At Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI 53151. Free parking! 10am - 6:00pm. Adults $8, Children 4-12 $2, under 4 free. Swedish-American Children's Choir, Nordic Language lessons, Nordic Folk Dancers, Kantele Demo, Nordic Food Court, Nordic Shops, Music, Sami, Genealogy and more! Bring a non-perishable food item for the New Berlin Food Pantry and receive $1 off an adult ticket.
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, October 7, 2017
Meets 10am to 12 noon at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check Chicagon Suomi Koulu Facebook page for more information.
Eero Saarinen, The Architect Who Saw the Future Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7pm
7pm-8:30pm. The War Memorial Center in Milwaukee celebrates the 60th anniversary of the War Memorial Center with a special visit from the son, Eric Saarinen, of the WMC's acclaimed architect. Eric, son of Eero and the grandson of Eliel Saarinen, is co-producer of a documentary exploring the life and work of his legendary father. This will be Eric's first visit to the War Memorial, designed by his father, and to Milwaukee. Event includes watching the film and then enjoy a talkback with the filmmaker. Tickets available at the below url.
Classical Piano Performance of "Finlandia" Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Finnish American Society of Milwaukee proudly presents Fumi Nakayama, Adjunct Professor of Music Carthage College performing "Finlandia". 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. Easy access..no stairs.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, November 4, 2017
Meets 10am to noon at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Go to Chicagon Suomi Koulu for additional information.
Finnish Author Anu Partanen Sunday, November 5, 2017
Celebrating 100 Years of Finland's Independence, FASM proudly announces Anu Partanen Finnish Author of "The Nordic Theory of Everything" will speak at 2pm at the Estonian House. Her book will be available for purchase and signing. $10 donation at the door. Refreshments after the program. Bring a friend!
4th Annual International Christmas Market "Joululaat" Saturday. November 11. 2017
SAVE THE DATE! At the Estonian House from 10am to 5pm. Admission $5, kids under 12 years Free! Live cultural entertainment, vendors, food & refreshments. FASM will have a table of Finnish food and other items. Hope to see you there--you can do your Christmas shopping or stocking fillers!
2017 Holiday Folk Fair International November 17-19, 2017
Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214. The Finnish American Society of Milwaukee will have a booth. Nordic food, fun, music and Christmas shopping.
Gala Celebration of Finland's Independence Friday, December 1, 2017
Join Finnish American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and Finnish American Society of the Midwest in celebrating Finland's Independence. The event will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago. Information regarding the event and the registration form can be found under the "Newsletter" tab. Early registration discount of 10% if done by July 1.
Suomi 100 NORDIC Night & Celebration of Suomi 100 Saturday, December 2, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society is making plans to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence at Ann Sather Restaurant, Chicago. Invitations will be mailed to FASM paid members later this summer. More details to come.
Finland School's "FINLAND 100 Independence Party" Saturday, December 2, 2017
Meets 10am to 12 noon. At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check website or Chicagon Suomi Koulu Facebook page for additional information.
100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Plans are being made to celebrate throughout 2017 in the Milwaukee and Chicagoland areas Finland's 100th Anniversary of Independence. As events are finalized, they will appear on the FASM website under "Calendar" tab. Stay tuned for an eventful/exciting year!
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, January 6, 2018
Meets at 10am to 12 noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check the website or Facebook for additional information.
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, Feburary 3, 2018
Meet 10am to 12 noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check their website or Facebook page for additional information.
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, March 3, 2018
Meets at 10am to 12 noon at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check their website or Facebook page for additional information.
Scandinavian Park Annual Dinner Dance Saturday, March 24, 2018
At Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL.
Finnish Symphonic Metal Icons "NIGHTWISH" Saturday, March 31, 2018
NIGHTWISH will be appearing at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago 60640. www.aragon.com. The tour will compromise a 22 song set list of songs never played live before with several of their "hits". The set list has been made and will be released in the Spring via a double CD released by Nuclear Blast. Every person who buys a ticket will get the cd for free. Tickets on sale at www.EnterTheVault.com beginning June 9, 2017. VIP tickets: $195.50 (includes ticket, early entry, cd, tour poster, meet n greet}; General: $55; Day of: $60. Meet n Greet: 5pm; Doors open: 6:30pm; Show: 8pm. Presenting station: Rebel Radio
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, April 7, 2018
Meets 10am to 12 noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check their website or Facebook page for additional information.
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, May 5, 2018
Meets 10am to 12 noon at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check out website or Facebook page for additional information.
Chicago Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 2, 2018
End of School Year Celebration! Meets 10am to 12 noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Check out their website or Facebook page for additional information.
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