Helsinki Burlesque Festival Wikipedia
The Helsinki Burlesque Festival is an annual burlesque festival held in Helsinki, Finland, in late winter every year. The festival was started in 2008 by the Hulapirates Team (Bettie Blackheart, Frank Doggenstein and Kiki Hawaiji). Since 2010, the festival has been produced by Bettie Blackheart and Frank Doggenstein from the Helsinki Burlesque organization.
The festival lasts approximately one week, starting on Friday and ending on Sunday the following week, although not all days have events. The main event is held on Saturday on the second week, and consists mainly of performances by various burlesque artists. Events have so far been held in:2008: Restaurant Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniemi, Helsinki
2009: Culture Arena Gloria, Kaartinkaupunki, Helsinki
2010: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki
2011: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (29 January - 6 February 2011)
2012: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (10 - 18 February 2012)
2013: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (1 - 2 March 2013)
2014: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (26 February - 2 March 2014)
2015: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (25 February - 1 March 2015)
2016: Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki (2 - 6 March 2016)
As well as the main event, the festival also includes drawing classes and workshops for aspiring burlesque artists. Related exhibitions are also held around Helsinki.