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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 will be filled with different sorts of music, art and great films.

Monday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 16

Finno-Ugrian Days 2016

Various locations across Estonia

Finno-Ugric-themed films will be screened, exhibitions opened and concerts held in addition to many literary and cultural events. There will be ensembles, writers, artists, and other guests from Russia’s Finno-Ugric regions, but also from Finland and Hungary as well.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Saturday, Oct. 15

Viljandi Guitar Festival 2016


The goal of Viljandi Guitar Festival is to promote improvisational and trans-style guitar playing, as it is important to unite guitarists from Estonia and abroad in order to develop international and guitar studies-related collaboration.

Thursday, Oct. 13 - Wednesday, Oct. 19

Werner Herzog: Restrospective of Early Features

Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn

Herzog’s first features substantially formed his style. He tested a number of filmmaking methods in his early works which, over the years, these became his trademarks. Seven of Herzog’s early films will be screened at the retrospective at Cinema Sõprus, four of which have been made in collaboration with Germany’s most famous actor Klaus Kinski.

Friday, Oct. 14

Contemporary Circus Performance "InTime" / Group Mago

Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

"InTime" is a painful, foolish, sad and honest story of distancing people — distancing from oneself, distancing from one another... And suddenly pushed together. Group Mago was created with the wish to create high-level contemporary circus performances, combining technical skills with movement and story in order to create a language in which to speak of what matters.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Autumn Jazz 2016: Livia Nestrovski & Fred Ferreira "Um Gosto de Sol: Contemporary Brazilian Song"

Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

Vocals and guitar intertwine in dialogues and wander together on the paths of Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Kurt Weill as well as Latin American composers.

Ongoing - Saturday, Oct. 15

5th Artishok Biennale

Theatre NO99, Tallinn

Artishok Biennale is an exhibition format established in 2008, combining ten artists with new works created for the biennale and ten critics writing about each of the works on display. The critics’ work will be presented in the exhibition alongside the newly made artwork.

Ongoing - Sunday, Dec. 18

Palace Music concert series 2016

Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn

Kadriorg Palace is a beautiful historic concert venue that has offered memorable music experiences for decades already. The tradition of performing music in the baroque palace dates back to the 18th century, when court music accompanied daily life.

Ongoing - Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

The Measure of Humanity: 45 Years of Documentary Photography in South Africa

Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn

Juhan Kuus (1953−2015) was an internationally renowned documentary photographer of Estonian ancestry who worked in the Republic of South Africa. This is the first time that his creative legacy is on display in Estonia.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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