36 Hours in Helsinki, Finland – NYTimes.com Some ideas for new places to check out this weekend….
This sounds interesting!
9. CULTURE FACTORY
Head to the Korjaamo Culture Factory (Toolonkatu 51a-b; 358-20-741-7000), a former depot thatâ€™s traded trams for bands and token-takers for joke-makers. This cultural hub now hosts performances from stand-up comedians, klezmer ensembles, R&B groups, local D.J.â€™s and swing-style big bands. The sprawling complex also houses a modest art gallery and a cool pub thatâ€™s open until 2 a.m. on weekends. Beforehand, tune up for the night by paying tribute to Finlandâ€™s most famous composer at the nearby Sibelius monument, which resembles a fusion of birch trees and organ pipes.