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Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at This week, one can enjoy a lot of great Estonian food, music together with or without babies as well as get to know more local Estonian design.

Monday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 18

XI Tallinn Design Festival "Design Night"

Various locations, Tallinn

The renowned Estonian design festival will be held for the 11th time, creating various meeting places for design lovers in different culture-friendly locations around Tallinn. Estonia is filled with many design talents; here is your chance to get to know them better.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Free Film Screening: "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

All you Sci-Fi fans out there can jump for joy, because the US Embassy film series "Telling the American Story" brings to you Leonard Nimoy's classic "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." Admission is free, so live long and prosper!

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Literary Wednesday: Fresh Evening

Writers’ House, Tallinn

The 47th issue of youth literary magazine Värske Rõhk will be presented this week and while you might not understand everything being said there, it still sounds good to the ear and looks good to the eye.

Friday, Sept. 16

ENSO: Benefit Concert

Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn

The concert is to include works by Brahms, Mozart and Cherubini, performed by the professional musicians of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Profits from this concert will directly benefit the Carolin Illenzeer Fund, the aim of which is to gather financial and social assistance to support the children of members of the Estonian Defense Forces who have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty.

Autumn Jazz 2016: Sooäär-Paal Quintet "A Love Supreme – John Coltrane 90"

Theatre NO99 Jazz Club, Tallinn

Guitarist Jaak Sooäär and saxophonist Aleksander Paal's quintet will pay tribute to John Coltrane, jazz history's grand old man, with this special concert on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

Friday, Sept. 16 - Saturday, Sept. 17

Mushroom Festival

Tihemetsa, Pärnu County

Fall, mushrooms and environmental education — this is what the Mushroom Festival is all about in Saarde.

Friday, Sept. 16 - Sunday, Sept. 18

Viljandi Music Walk 2016 and Viljandi's Birthday Weekend

Various locations, Viljandi

Viljandi Music Walk is a small festival, first organized in 2003, whose uniqueness lies in the fact that it never takes place in the same place or features the same artists twice. The schedule of events also includes a famous bike ride.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Great Paunvere Exhibition and Fair

Palamuse, Jõgeva County

They say this fair has everything to offer — from food and plants to handicrafts, clothes and culture.

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Monday, Nov. 7

Concerts for Babies

Estonian National Opera Winter Garden, Tallinn

You can stop not being such a baby, because they have concerts for babies now! The National Opera's Quartet will perform the best of classical music, suitable for babies' first concert experience as well as for their parents to enjoy. Recommended for babies ages 0-3.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Day of Estonian Bread and Fall Fair

The Estonian Open Air Museum, Tallinn

In the middle the harvest period, the Estonian Open Air Museum welcomes everybody interested in traditional Estonian food to their Day of Estonian Bread and Fall Fair. The hero of the day will be homemade rye bread, but lots of other tasty Estonian foods will be introduced and sold there as well.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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