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Saturday, August 27 2011

Jia Zhangke – Contemporary Chinese film
4 shows starting from saturday 27/8
The maelstrom of social and economic change gripping China, the east Asian giant, as seen through the lens of a movie camera.
Mike Leigh
3 shows starting from saturday 27/8
Mike Leigh's films describe ordinary life, executed with all the charm and magic of theatre.
Festival Club
14 shows starting from saturday 27/8
Helsinki Festival will have its own Festival Club at the National Theatre’s Lavaklubi for the duration of the festival.
Le voyage - A Journey
Saturday 27/8 - Thursday 25/8
A light-hearted round-the-world trip for the whole family.
Viirus: Identity is a Myth
7 shows starting from saturday 27/8
The new generation at Viirus Theatre investigates what defines us and how we define ourselves.
Liisa Risu: More or less love songs
4 shows starting from saturday 27/8
The Helsinki Festival 2011 dance commission is fuelled by the conflicting emotional states of people in love.
Mart Kangro: Talk to Me
7 shows starting from saturday 27/8
Well-known and highly regarded across Europe, this Estonian-born choreographer investigates questions about performing and performers.
Ron Sexsmith
Saturday 27/8 at 19
Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith's americana and folk-inspired indie pop rings clear and warm.
Wednesday 17/8 - Wednesday 31/8
Stories of hate and love.
Art Goes Kapakka
Thursday 18/8 - Saturday 27/8
Helsinki's hottest bars and restaurants will be sizzling with atmosphere as they play host to a line up of artists and acts as diverse as they are surprising.
Short shadow, long journey – The universe of Rax Rinnekangas
Friday 19/8 - Wednesday 31/8
Prolific filmmaker, photographer and author Rax Rinnekangas' works are an attempt to shed light into a world permanently in shadow.
Terike Haapoja & Co: Edge of the World
Friday 19/8 - Monday 31/10
How does the world look through the eyes of another?
Michaël Borremans
Saturday 20/8 - Sunday 9/10
The world conjured up by this Belgian painter is engaged in dialogue with the wider artistic tradition.
Viapori Jazz
Wednesday 24/8 - Saturday 27/8
At Viapori, poetry is found in words, in music, in the moment.
Cirko Pikkolo
Friday 26/8 - Sunday 28/8
Pint-sized fun at the children's circus festival at Suvilahti's brand new Cirko centre.
Poetry Moon
Friday 26/8 - Thursday 1/9
Helsinki’s only book festival approaches art armed with reading glasses.
Sergio Leone: The Dollar Trilogy
Friday 26/8 - Saturday 27/8 at 17 - 01
A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are screened in Bio Rex on the Night of the Arts.