Bar. Beach. Bowling Alley. Back Alley. BBQ. Bedroom.
Wherever you are. Raise your glasses.
Celebrate Tom of Finland’s (Touko Laaksonen’s) Birthday.
Throw a happening. Hang out with friends. Gather together. Hook up.
Make something special.
Create your own event on Facebook and post the event or announcement on the
Tom of Finland Day 2016 Page.
(Also link to the ToF FB event from your event)
Add photos. Add stories. Show your pride.
Take the party ’round the globe.
Tom at TOM House, Los Angeles, 1984. Photo by Jack Shear
Welcome to the celebration of
Tom of Finland’s (Touko Laaksonen’s) 96th birthday!
At The Pleasure of Play
11AM–5PM: Coffee is served! Paulig offers us their new Tom of Finland coffee
1PM: Talk by Durk Dehner, president & cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation (in English)
2PM, 3PM and 4PM: The Out’n loud choir sings “Vihmalintu” by Touko Laaksonen
4PM–6PM: Discussion: Touko Laaksonen as a person (in English)
With: Stefan Kalmár, curator of the exhibition and director of Artists Space, New York; Kati Mustola, researcher; Susanna Luoto, researcher. The discussion is moderated by PhD Livia Heikanaho.
Come, Share and Celebrate the Life of Carrington Galen
Social Potluck Lunch Following at 4p, Please Bring Food and Drink to Share
Carrington Galen’s Pleasure Gardens Located at TOM House
You are encouraged to bring photos and stories of our divine Prince Carrington.
Plants and financial contributions to the ongoing care and development of
Carr’s Gardens are also much appreciated.
On Tuesday morning April 12, 2016
Carr passed away from complications from cancer.
He passed away at the beautiful Carrington Galen’s Pleasure Park
which he created at Tom of Finland Foundation.