's weekly recommendations: Oct. 24-30 ({{commentsTotal}})

Children participating in the Open Playgrounds program connecting mueums across Estonia from Oct. 15-Nov. 6, 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’s picks once again feature some fascinating art, films and music. Enjoy and check out for more!

Saturday, Oct. 22 - Sunday, Dec. 4

Random Rapid Heartbeats

Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn

A shot of adrenaline for Tallinn Art Hall — with Random Rapid Heartbeats, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius brings a varied selection of exhibitions from their last three years’ programs to Tallinn.

Monday, Oct. 24

Focus on Italian Contemporary Cinema: "Italy in a Day — Un giorno da Italiani"

Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

"Italy in a Day" is the Italian edition, by Gabriele Salvatores, of a project by Ridley Scott wherein Italians have been asked to send in video recorded by any means (cameras, smartphones, video cameras) during the 24 hours of Oct. 26, 2013. Desires, dreams, fears, thoughts, anything

Monday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 28

Culture Week at the Estonian National Library

Estonian National Library, Tallinn

Culture Week at the Estonian National Library offers music, discussions, workshops, excursions and much more. Annual hits from Raadio 2 dating back to 1994 will also be played in the foyer of the National Library!

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Kumu Documentary: “Jheronimus Bosch – Touched by the Devil”

Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

Over the course of five years the research team travelled the world, visiting such museums as the Louvre, the Prado and the National Gallery of Art in Washington to make an in-depth analysis of Bosch’s paintings. By using modern techniques, such as X-ray, infrared photography and multi-spectrum analysis, they allow us to penetrate into the deeper layers of his paintings, thus helping the audience to look at the works of Bosch with new eyes.

Sinusoid Fest concert evening

Café Sinilind, Tallinn

Sinusoid Fest brings together new sounds from Estonia, Island, Norway, France, the Netherlands and Poland. On one evening, the stage at Sinilind will be filled with different genres — from acoustic tunes and indie rock to Mac Demarco-esque vibes, old-school rock, etc. You choose!

Tartu Dance Club: Estonian bagpipes

Tiigi Society House, Tartu

The Estonian bagpipe-themed night is once again returning to Tiigi Society House for Tartu Dance Club. Numerous bagpipers will be present who have enjoyed making music together and entertaining dancers at Tartu Dance Club over the years.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Evening with Czech music

Tallinn Town Hall

A young duo from Prague — Ludmila Pavlová (violin) and Stanislav Gallin (piano) — will be introducing the works of Czech composers.

Friday, Oct. 28

Film and discussion evening: Sami joiks and traditions

SuperNova Cinema, Tallinn University

A unique film evening offers viewers a chance to look into the life and rituals of the indigenous people of the North — the Samis. The films are commentated on and questions answered by Sami heritage-bearer and natural medicine specialist Laila Spik.

Friday, Oct. 28 - Sunday, Oct. 30

Festival “Üle heli 2016”

Various locations, Tallinn

Music festival "Üle heli" will be taking place in Tallinn for the second time. The three-day festival of over-the-sound levels will take place in different venues in Tallinn ranging from the Creative Hub St. to St. Catherine's Church, including record launches, adventurious collectives as well as technical solutions.

Saturday, Oct. 29 - Saturday, Nov. 5

NU Performance Festival 2016

Kanuti Gildi SAAL / Punane Maja, Tallinn

NU Performance Festival is a performing arts festival which will include 7 performance evenings at Kanuti Gildi SAAL and the event "NU Performance Festival meets MÜRK" at Punane Maja.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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