Tips what to do in Uusikaupunki November 3rd to November 12th, 2023
The clock hands were turned towards summer over the weekend, but the beginning of November takes us a significant step towards winter with its first snow. No worries - refreshing, bright, and even glowing events bring light to the darkness of the upcoming winter.
November is also celebrated with the theme of Children's Month - November, and cultural services have put together a diverse selection of events for this children's own cultural month. Program of the Children´s Month.
On Friday, November 3rd, from 5 to 7 PM, the Hehku Carnival, bringing joy and light, will be held in Rauhanpuisto and throughout the city center area again. This family-oriented event will feature activities such as music, pony rides, light juggling, tasty treats, and much more! At the Hehku Carnival, the Audience's Choice for the Shiniest Personality of 2023 and the winner of the pumpkin competition will be announced. And don't forget to dress according to the theme, as the best Halloween costume of the evening will also be rewarded!
On the same Friday evening at 7 PM, cultural center Cruselli will host Finland's number one mentalist, Pete Poskiparta, as a guest. The internationally renowned quick-witted mentalist reads thoughts, tests the limits of his memory, and continually makes the audience laugh and marvel. There will also be new and never-before-seen, as well as unexperienced material.
On Saturday, November 4th, you should head to Pyhämaa, and there, at the Pyhämaa Church Hall (Kirkontaustantie 21), you can enjoy a delicious Pyhämaa-style buffet from 11 AM to 2 PM. You can attend the Charity lunch without prior notice, and the proceeds from the lunch will be used in full for Pyhämaa's chapel congregation's designated causes.
Theater enthusiasts are in for a treat with the Uusikaupunki Theater's suspenseful comedy, "Kuin tuhka tuuleen" (Like Ashes to the Wind). In November, there will be performances on three Saturdays - November 4th, 11th, and 18th at 1 PM, as well as on Friday, November 24th at 7 PM. The final performance will be on Saturday, December 2nd at 1 PM. This eloquent and fast-paced comedy offers humor and surprises all the way to the very end! Performances are only in Finnish.
Vakka-Suomi Music School is organizing free evening music concerts open to all at the Crusell Cultural Center in November. On Monday, November 6th, at 6:30 PM, students of music school teachers Sirke Ruikkala and Teresa Sinisalo will perform. On Friday, November 10th, at 6 PM, it's the turn of Sirke Ruikkala and Elvira Kaavi's piano students.
On the eve of Father's Day, Saturday, November 11th, at 6 PM, the New Uusikaupunki Church will host the Aura Brass Band - 'Light for the Autumn Evening' concert. The concert's diverse program includes both light and classical music from different eras, concert music composed and arranged for brass orchestra, as well as musical melodies. The orchestra's soloist is the tenor Mika Nisula, known as the winner of the Timo Mustakallio Competition in 2006.
In the cozy and good food restaurants of Uusikaupunki, live music and other enjoyable entertainment are occasionally offered. At Captain's Makasiini, on Saturday, November 4th, around 8 PM, Duo Minski & Sini will perform with accompaniment by Päivi Kurkilahti. At Bar mÚKIs, Wednesday and Friday evenings are filled with karaoke, and on Saturday, November 4th, the music will be provided by the rock band Oliver. Public House Olkkari will feature The Roots trio on Saturday, November 11th, starting around 10 PM. Friday and Saturday nights at Restaurant Kirsta are dedicated to karaoke singing.
Kuvala the movie theater in Uusikaupunki, is one of the oldest, still-operating movie theaters in its genre in Finland. Movie enthusiasts should take advantage of Kuvala's diverse program with the latest releases, and tickets can be purchased either in advance on Kuvala's website or at the movie theater.
Local history comes to life in museums. The former bourgeois home of a tobacco manufacturer, Wahlberg Museum House, showcases the splendor of the past bourgeois household on the ground floor and the golden age of maritime navigation on the upper floor. In the museum's exhibition "Captains - Multiskilled at Sea and on Land", the lives of eight captains are explored, both in their hometown and far away at sea. Wahlberg Museum House is located at Ylinenkatu 11 and is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12 PM to 3 PM.
In the three large exhibition halls of the Automobile Museum, the daydreams of both smaller and bigger car enthusiasts come true. The Raunistula Dollhouse Club has set up the 'Miniworld' exhibition in the museum to entertain the whole family. The car museum is located next to the Valmet Automotive factory, at Autotehtaankatu 11, and is open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Art enthusiasts should also visit the exhibitions. In 'Tupsula,' with thousands of pom-poms, a fun exhibition of various tuft artworks is on display. Galleria Horisontti's Artist of the Month for November is Auli Sormunen, and the Young Artist of the Month is Karoliina Joutsamo. At Runonkulma Gallery, there is an exhibition of Kaija Ikäheimo's paintings titled 'Meanings in Life.' In Crusell Cultural Center, Sanna Halme's expressionist paintings will be on display until November 10th, and starting from November 13th, you can explore Raija Tuulikki Nokkala's naive paintings with the theme 'Made at Snail's Maximum Speed'.
Winter swimming enthusiasts have a few options. You can participate in winter swimming at Haimio's Sauna on Saturdays from 4 PM to 7 PM, located at Haimiontie 351. Winter swimming at Haimio's Metsälehto Sauna takes place on Sundays from 4 PM to 6 PM, at Haimiontie 365. Winter swimming is also available at the Santtioranta pier, at Kalalokkikuja 14, and heated changing facilities are available nearby on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The sauna is not in use during winter.
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