Festival Lounge 2014
– Baltic Circle & Pop Up Art House
In November, the Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival and the Pop Up Art House collective create a lovely open living room in the heart of Helsinki! Festival Lounge nights promise rare pearls of Indian film music, a party version of the Real Life Escape Room game and other artistic acts, not to mention smashing DJ sets and live gigs.
Baltic Circle Festival Lounge nights are arranged for the sixth time, this year curated by Pop Up Art House and taking place at the Diana stage in Erottaja. The club provides a place for hanging out and meeting people, a connecting point for the festival audiences and urban citizens from Monday to Friday 10–14 November 2014! Entry to the clubs is free.
The pop up festival and collective Pop Up Art House has been enthusiastically received in the urban performance art scene. Two times a year it offers a unique space for art by combining a diverse artistic programme and an eventful bar – this autumn marking the last time. The Pop Up Art House curators team consists of the feminist theatre group Blaue Frau, Ágnes Kaszás and a changing group of people from a variety of artistic fields.
The Baltic Circle Festival takes place in Helsinki 9–16 November 2014! Tickets are on sale!
Pop Up Art House takes place in Helsinki 8–29 November 2014.
MON–FRI 10–14 November
Pop Up Art House / Diana Stage, Erottajankatu 7 B
Monday 10 Nov
8:30pm & 11pm
Dj Laitoshoitaja – limits for zeroes, music for heroes.
You don´t want to miss Ida&Jenny, the girls with the balls to break your heart. They play their own stuff and covers with remarkable devotion.
Tuesday 11 Nov
Illuminative Waves is a post-modern, Japanese electronic music group. Their conceptual album titled “Metsän Eläimet” in Finnish or “Animals of the Forest” (English), is the group’s fantasy of a dream land, which is represented by the Scandinavian countries from a Japanese perspective.
Vesta is a young singer-songwriter from Helsinki. Her music plays around with Finnish folk love songs which she combines together with progressive yet vintage-filtered rock and melancholy children’s’ music. The musical landscape can be identified by her fearless playfulness.
Wednesday 12 Nov
NAMELESS PERFORMING: ROOM WITHOUT ESCAPE – They need you to tell them what to do.
Room without escape. You decide. They will act. A performance by the Nameless.
ESCAPE FROM THE PARTY
A playful evening with InsideOut Games
NELJÄ ÄSSÄÄ (eng. Four Aces) performs acoustic instrumental street-music with an uncompromising energy that sounds as if an imaginary fast forward button was constantly pressed.
DJ PUSSY PILSNER & DJ AGITATOR
To finish the awesomeness DJ Pussy Pilsner and DJ Agitator will make you sweat ’til the end of the night!
Thursday 13 Nov
DJ Trollywood knows that Bollywood is WEAK! That is why he will be rolling out some of the rarest gems from other Indian RollyTollyMollyKollyFollywood movie music genres as well as a Ratatat visual extravaganza. Be there or BE GONE!
TERMINAL BY IMMIGRANTS AND ANIMALS
Terminal is made without the intention of exploring any topic in particular and is essentially ‘about’ nothing. Terminal is littered with references from popular culture. The performer, Mira Kautto, repeatedly repeats and transforms the same journey; at first tender, then increasingly brutal and desperate. She is dressed for a party but also for a fight.
DJ SELINA KYLE
DJ Selina Kyle plays electro club music with a queer twist. She plays regularly in Helsinki’s queer club evenings; Cool Cat in Town and Dyke Hard which she also runs.
Friday 14 Nov
Discoritual is a community. Discoritual is darkness, sound and movement. A disco where nobody sees anything. Discoritual is a medicine and a cleanser. The duration of the ritual is 90 minutes and it consists of three parts: The Hallway, The Darkness, and The End. Leaving the space during the ritual is not allowed.
DJ CAPTAIN HANK
Join DJ Captain Hank on a journey to a world of magic, love and awesomeness. Sit back, relax and fasten your seat belts. It might get bumpy.
Wurm is an electro-band employing old school sound engineering techniques, principles of classical arrangements and occultism. Their music is influenced by the village lifestyle of the northern woodlands.
Best tunes, worst tunes, ridiculous sound effects + too much fun = Epic Dj Battle avec Wino 4ever, Dj Vauvaukki & Dj Agitator.
BONUS DAY Saturday 15 Nov
Lovely food and lovely company at the Diana stage
Price: 23 €
WORKSHOP: NIGHT OF YUCK!
Feminist Comics establishes the Night of Yuck!: At this workshop you can improve racist, sexist or any other stupid old comics. Feel free to use collage, rewriting speech bubbles or fixing the pictures. We will provide some yucky material but you’re also welcome to bring something you hate.