May 16, 2015. MSC Finland, Tom's Club fetish, leather, rubber and biker club for men only. Dresscode club nights once a month. Enter free with Member Card, others pay 5 euros. Bedding available on site. Wäiski is located at Hagnäskajen 11, in Hakaniemi next to the bridge.
June 19-20, 2015. Traditionally celebrated June 24th after spring sowing, when ancient Finns celebrated the feast of Ukko, the pagan god of weather, fertility, and growth. The date roughly coincides with the June 21st Summer Solstice, the longest day, when the sun rises just before 4am and sets just before 11pm. As elsewhere bonfires burn, and Seurasaari Museum has one of the largest.
June 22-28, 2015. Lectures, discussions, picnics, workshops, art, culture, plus parties and dancing late into the night. Events include Youth Pride, for 13-25 year-olds. Saturday Pride Parade culmination in Senate Square, where celebrations will continue in the park. Queer International English-language LGBTIQ group meets at HeSeta 1st Mondays, 6pm.
July 24-26, 2015. "Finlandization is coming again with summer heat, sweat and other smells. More information coming soon!" MSC/ Tom’s Club is a members-only group in Finland for men into leather and fetish gear. See details as announced:
Ongoing through September 13, 2015. With over 250 works, the retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma offers a broad overview of key periods in Mapplethorpe’s career. Aspiring for perfection, Mapplethorpe blended beauty and eroticism with pain, pleasure and death; he also photographed celebrity friends such as Patti Smith, Andy Warhol and Richard Gere.