KALENTERI – Mark your calendars!
If you know of an upcoming Finnish event in the Chicagoland area, please forward to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ravinia: CSO Beethoven and Sibelius with Susanna Malkki July 20 -21, 2017
Finnish Conductor Susanna Malkki will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Thursday and Friday, July 20 - 21, 2017. Concert starts: 8pm. Tickets $10/Lawn to $25/$75.
Celebrating the Music of Finland at Ravinia Thursday, August 3, 2017
At 6pm. Gates open 5pm. Bennett Gordon Hall. Tickets $10, no lawn sales. Celebrating the music of Finland and the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute Program for Singers.
Professor Thomas Dubois presents "The Historic Kalevala Story" Sunday, August 27, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program with Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Madison, Thomas Dubois. At 2pm at
Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215
Summer Olympics Sunday, August 27, 2017
Chicagon Suomi Koulu, Chicago Finnish School will have annual Summer Olympics at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, beginning at 12:00 to 3:00pm. Fun and games! For more information check Chicagon Suomi Koulu Facebook Page.
Chicago Finnish School Saturday, September 9, 2017
Finnish School has moved to Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Classes begin at 10am to 12 noon. Check Chicagon Suomi School Facebook page or website for more information.
38th Annual Scandinavian Days at Vasa Park Sunday, September 10, 2017
Save the date. 10am to 6pm at Vasa Park in Elgin. FASM will have a booth with Finnish food items. Juli Wood Jazz Quartet will be on stage. 11 am is March of Nations.
Apocalyptica Saturday, September 16, 2017
A Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, performs "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos" at Park West, 322 West Armitage Avenue in Chicago at 7:30pm.
FASM ANNUAL MEETING AND PICNIC Sunday, September 17, 2017
SAVE THE DATE! Program planned for celebrating Finland's 100 years of Independence,
FinnFest 2017 - Minneapolis, MN September 21-24, 2017
Reserve the date!! Osmo Vanska along with the Minnesota Orchestra will be doing an all-Finnish music concert on September 22 and 23, 2017. Note: FinnFest USA is rebuilding its website to freshen the image, improve the information and add an efficient and secure ongoing registration and payment system.
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 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 Fest, New Berlin Saturday, October 7, 2017
More details to come. Save the date.
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.
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. $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! FASM will have a table with Finnish food and other items. 10am to 5pm. More details to come.
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 Saturday, December 2, 2017
Save the Date! Milwaukee Finnish American Society is making plans to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence. 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.