I got to know Korjaamo by accident as I attended a publication party there a few weeks ago. It was a closed event, for that night only, but the venue was interesting so I checked out what else they do on their webpage. Wow!
On any given day, you can just walk in there and eat sushi, go to a library, visit an art exhibition and play some kind of a virtual role play. They offer that and a myriad of events, happenings, concerts, workshops – it truly is a culture factory!
Built in where there used to be a tram depot – there still is a tram museum – this place is a totally independent centre for music, theatre and fine arts. The group behind it is also involved in city development, it seems. I will next attend a discussion group on documentary films there and am really really looking forward to it!
I recommend you check their page and buy tickets to some event or simply go and see this place, preferably in the evening. It may be a great place to make contact with people in arts in Helsinki if that is what interests you, or just to see what new thing is going on in the arts scene here in the North.