's weekly recommendations: Oct. 17-23 ({{commentsTotal}})

The blog provided a weekly list of recommended events coming up this week. Oct. 17, 2016. Source: (

Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at This week offers fashion, lights, lots of music and even an improv festival. Sounds great!

Saturday Oct. 8 - Tuesday, Oct. 18

Theatre Festival "Golden Mask in Estonia 2016"

Tallinn / Sillamäe, Ida-Viru County

The cultural event "Golden Mask in Estonia," uniting Estonian and Russian audiences, will be presenting the nominees and winners of the recent seasons of the Russian theater festival "Golden Mask."

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Maritime forum: "Life Behind Legends"

Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn

Curator Gunnar Andersson will be talking about the birth of the exhibition “Vikings: Life beyond the Legend," including the choices and decisions behind the compilation of the exhibition, how it was made, what sort of exciting things were left unexposed and what we learned about the Viking era by creating the exhibition.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Saturday, Oct. 22

Tallinn Fashion Week 2016

Tallinn Creative Hub

This year’s TFW will be adorned by the extra glamor of its 10th anniversary, filling the halls of Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) with grandiose shows, talented and internationally recognized designers as well as the prestigious Kuldnõel ("Golden Needle") gala.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Wednesday, Oct. 26

15th International Contemporary Music Festival "Afekt"

Various locations, Tartu

The festival's composers are George Friedrich Haas, a living classic of spectral music from Austria, and Estonian Toivo Tulev; its central theme is visual music theater. The 15th "Afekt" festival is a continuation of the Estonian Composers' Festival.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, Sunday, Oct. 23

Mari Jürjens' concert "Thousand Lives"

Kuressaare Town Theatre / Rapla Cultural Centre

During her October concerts, the angelic-voiced Mari Jürjens will not be alone onstage, but rather accompanied by three friends who also contributed to her album "27," released this spring.

Thursday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Oct. 22

Fourth International Improv Festival Tilt

Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn

Improv differs from classical theater in that the entire performance is invented on the spot, inspired from suggestions given by the audience, so each performance is unique and will never be seen again.

Friday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 23

TAVA: Tartu Architectural Lighting and Light Festival 2016

City center, Tartu

The month-long festival in Tartu will include a hackathon, 3 architectural lighting design workshops, 6 site-specific interactive light installations, exhibitions, a conference, light fair and gala.

Ongoing - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Permanent exhibition "Echo of the Urals"

Estonian National Museum (ERM), Tartu

This well-thought-out exhibition is dedicated to the indigenous Finno-Ugric peoples lacking statehood who inhabit an immense swath of land from ranging from Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region in Northern Europe to the Taymyr Peninsula and Yenisei River in Siberia.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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