We’re always eager here to alert you to great events that are happening around the globe. If you’re luckier than we are and happen to be heading to Europe…or perhaps you live there…you might consider the wold-famous Helsinki Festival. The festival actually started a few days ago, but is gong strong and offers opportunities to listen to fabulous music. The Helsinki Festival is a broad-based international arts festival, featuring music, dance, theater, art, cinema, circus performers and more. The focus is somewhat on on Finnish talent but there is a definitive international reach. The festival emerged from the Sibelius Week celebrations of the 50’s and the 60’s, that celebrated the music of Finnish composer Sibelius. Since then, they’ve really expanded though, and this year they will even feature a series of films. Myself, I’d probably find a good pub somewhere and enjoy a little Finnish food.