Cultural experiences for adults in EspooWhat to do in Espoo after the working day? Do you want to experience art, spend relaxing time with your friends and family or learn something new? Get the most inspirational tips here!
Jazz and museum experiences at Exhibition Centre WeeGee
Exhibition Centre WeeGee is a diverse centre for museums, exhibitions and events in Tapiola. In addition to the Mauri Kunnas exhibition, WeeGee hosts EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art and KAMU Espoo City Museum. At WeeGee, you can also hear high-quality jazz as the April Jazz Club + WeeGee concert series continues in the spring and autumn of 2023. The concerts are held on the first Friday evenings of each month at 18:00 at EMMA Aitio. Admission to the concerts and WeeGee museums is free on Friday evenings from 17:00 to 19:00 and on the first Friday of the month from 17:00 to 21:00.
Things to do and spending time together: library clubs for adults
Espoo libraries are the common living room for city residents! In clubs for adults, you can learn to tuft and tie macramé knots or play board games, for example.
- Board game club for adults at Sello Library on Thursdays (Link in Finnish)(external link)
- Crafts for adults at Sello Library (Link in Finnish)(external link)
- DIY plant Tuesdays at Lippulaiva Library (Link in Finnish)(external link)
- Craft clubs at Lippulaiva Library on Thursdays (Link in Finnish)(external link)
- Crafts for adults at Entresse Library (Link in Finnish)(external link)
- Crafts for adults at Tapiola Library (Link in Finnish)(external link)
Cultural houses offer events and concerts for every taste
Sello Hall is a house of music, performing arts, cinema and other high-quality events in Leppävaara. Kannusali’s diverse programme offers high-quality cultural experiences from various sides of art and culture, from unpretentious music clubs to performing arts and unforgettable film experiences in Espoon keskus. Espoo Cultural Centre in Tapiola is the main venue for performing arts and cultural life in Espoo. The programme includes concerts, theatre, music and performances for children, exhibitions, dance, films and events.
Practice your language skills at the library
Language cafés are open discussion groups where people can speak freely and easily in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to the language cafés – regardless of the skill level!
Teemu Keisteri: Ukkeli exhibition at Espoo Cultural Centre 3 March–2 April 2023
Teemu Keisteri is a Finnish visual artist living in Espoo. He has received a lot of attention with his Ukkeli character, which he created in the summer of 2008. In addition to paintings, Keisteri also uses Ukkeli as an motif for unique hand-painted t-shirts, postcards and tableware, for example. Through Ukkeli, Keisteri deals with cultural phenomena and the Finnish lifestyle with humour and often also uses himself as the subject. The exhibition is open to the public according to Cultural Centre opening hours (Mon–Fri 8:00–20:00, Sat 9:00–18:00, Sun closed). Free entry.
Films and theatre
Kino Tapiola is an atmospheric world-class local cinema and a cosy wine bar in Tapiola, Espoo. In addition to films, Kino Tapiola also shows opera and ballet performances. Espoo City Theatre offers a vantage point for the current themes and latest trends in performing arts. At the theatre, you can explore all kinds of performing arts. In addition to traditional theatre, the programme also includes circus, dance, opera and performing arts.
In addition to season concerts, the programme of Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Espoo City Orchestra, includes an After Work concert in the early evening of Friday 5 May, which is a relaxing opportunity to settle in the weekend mood.
Spring festivals attract people to jazz and folk music
The 37th April Jazz festival will be held on 21–29 April 2023. The April Jazz festival offers international stars, a diverse selection of fresh Finnish jazz music, premieres and album release concerts. Concerts are held in Espoo at Espoo Cultural Centre, Leppävaara’s Sello Hall and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. JuuriJuhla features Celenka, Maija Kauhanen, Muzsikás and many other performers on 10–15 April 2023. JuuriJuhla is a folk music festival celebrating its 20th anniversary! The stage will be taken by both Espoo’s own musicians and Finland’s top folk musicians. The festival’s main venue is Sello Hall, but performances will also take place, for example, at libraries and association houses in Espoo.
Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora also has activities for adults
Cultural experiences provided for an adult audience include art classes for adults and Karamzin’s Cultural Moments in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora.