ADDRESSING ethnical issues in an innovative manner, the work of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar is being featured at Kiasma from 11 April until 7 September.

Currently based in New York, Jaar seeks a different approach to humanitarian crises, collective memories left behind by dictatorships and the concealed racism found in some media imageries.

Hard to believe, but it is a hundred years since the birth of one of the most beloved characters in the history of cinema: Charles Chaplin’s Tramp. Clad in an assortment of clothing, and topped with a bowler’s hat and cane, Chaplin’s mustachioed creation was an immediate hit, propelling him to superstar status around the globe. A worldwide pandemic of “Chaplinitis” was thus diagnosed as his fan base grew immensely.

Assuming the not-too modest self-designated moniker of “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” Supersuckers are hitting Turku, Tampere and Helsinki for a three-date mini-tour.

Founded in 1988 in Tucson, Arizona, the quartet’s original name, Blood Supersuckers, was taken from a pornographic novel. Shortening their name and moving to Seattle, they recorded a bunch of singles, which were eventually collected for the album The Songs All Sound the Same in 1992. The same year saw them sign to Sub Pop and drop The Smoke of Hell.

THE biggest tattoo event in the Nordic countries, Helsinki Ink is taking place at the Cable Factory from 21-23 March. Organised by the Finnish Tattoo Artist Association for the first time in 1995 at the Old Student House, the exhibition has progressively grown to incorporate a wide variety of styles by different artists. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year, the event boasts a line-up that includes some 100 tattooing types from 22 countries, including the likes of United States, Canada and Japan.

If you fancy your horses performing tricks and the like, then look no further than the travelling horse show Apassionata. A performance that shines the spotlight on horses in the main role, the theme of this year’s extravaganza is Time for Dreams.