's weekly recommendations: Dec. 5-11 ({{commentsTotal}})

This week's round of recommendations are for anyone living in or visiting Tallinn or Tartu! Source: (

Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at "Places to be, things to do, exhibitions to enjoy, concerts to attend and dances to dance. Keep warm and take in all the great experiences!"

Saturday, Nov. 12 - Sunday, Dec. 11

Paul Kuimet: Perpendicular

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn

Paul Kuimet’s exhibition Perpendicular, which takes place in the two ground-floor halls of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), deals with the irreversible effects of time on objects, buildings and institutions.

Thursday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Dec. 11

Exhibition "Elmar Kits 1966"

Tartu Art House

Elmar Kits(1913-1972) is considered to have been one of the most prominent and prolific artists of Estonia. His 1966 personal exhibition, in which most of the 105 works were completed during the previous year, was the first triumph of abstract art in Estonia and one of the most important landmarks of the art innovation of the end of the 1960s. Kits' 1994 catalogue states, "This exhibition can be named the manifestation of modern art and one of the pinnacles of the art of the 1960s."

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017

Exhibition of the best Estonian nature photos

Tallinn TV Tower

Riina Roosipuu, the director of the TV Tower, says that the iconic tower is the best venue for the exhibiting of the best Estonian nature photos, as the views from the tower complement the feeling one gets viewing the photos, offsetting the view depending on the weather and allowing many foreign visitors to enjoy the country's high-quality nature photography as well. Since 2000, Eesti Loodus magazine has organized 16 annual photography competitions. For this exhibition, 50 works have been selected from 80 award-winning photos of the last three competitions.

Monday, Dec. 5 - Friday, Dec. 10

Theater festival "Midwinter Night's Dream"

Various locations, Tallinn

"Midwinter Night’s Dream" is not a Shakespeare festival, although the name might imply it; the phrase simply refers to the magic time between Christmas and New Year, when anything is possible. The idea for the festival was born after the City Theatre had moved into its freshly-renovated new wing.

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Thursday, Dec. 8

"Genesis remiks"

Stage of Independent Dance (Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava), Tallinn

GENESIS is a world the first impulse of which is dreaminess. We see potential personified as form and movement which can only be made visible through dance. It is a creative space, where dreams exist in parallel with reality and individual experience melts into collective consciousness.

Thursday, Dec. 8 - Sunday, Dec. 11

Boom Chika Wau Wau

Kollane Saal, Tallinn

This is a brand new fresh, fringey, raw mix of shows that include physical comedy, music, circus, dance and theater. Internationals and locals — there's something here for everyone.

Friday, Dec. 9 - Saturday, Dec. 10

Viru Varietee 2016

Toompuiestee 18, Tallinn

When lights go out in the room, the stage lights are turned on and beautiful uplifting music is playing, THEY will come — the Viru Varietee dancers.The meaning of Viru Varietee has changed over time, but if you are in the mood for something different, then this might just be for you.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Street dance festival "Battle of EST"

Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu

"Battle of EST" (BOE) is the oldest street dance competition with the most impressive list of performers in Northern Europe. The main events include breakdance team competitions, but one can also enjoy hip-hop, popping and solo b-boying contests.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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