A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "A lovely week has begun full of culture, spring, music, theater, art and lots of films. Have a wonderful week!"
Ongoing - March 19
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Even Share, featuring the artists Samuli Haleni, Eetu Kevarinmäki, Sallamari Rantala, Sonja Vainionpää, presents the challenges of our time as a visual model — without giving answers, however. To illuminate an effect, issue or object from a new perspective so it can be viewed from a new perspective — this is what Even Share is about. The exhibition's artists are also united by youth, Turku Academy of Fine Arts and irony.
Ongoing - April 2
Photo Museum, Tallinn
Curator Kaupo Kikkas said about the exhibition: "A photographer once commented on a man’s portrait: 'This face is like a roadmap of his life.' This hastily uttered sentence has made me look at a lot of things differently over the years. Usually, life experience is expressed in spoken or written word; by default it is expected to contain a wisdom or teaching. However, I am enchanted by the depiction of life experience in picture, which makes it much more abstract. The obligatory words of wisdom, facts and context have disappeared and, through this, it grows into something much bigger and endlessly translatable. Life experience becomes a unique code that transcends times and languages — a visual roadmap of a person’s life."
Monday, March 13
Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn
Here is a proper romcom — some might even say a classic. Harry and Sally have known each other for years and are very good friends, but fear that having closer relations might ruin their relationship.
Wednesday, March 15
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
"Bombay Beach" is the highly anticipated sophomore effort from an Israeli director who has returned five years after her successful debut to uncover the essence of the universal emotion of love. This is a documentary essay interweaving three true life stories and exposing naïve notions of the existence of a "true" love that is free of pain.
Thursday, March 16
Estonian National Opera, Tallinn
A libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, "La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro," which had its world premiere on May 1, 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. It premiered at the Estonian National Opera on Feb. 3, 2017.
Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17
Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel
While the "Golden Needle" is presented at the autumn edition of TFW, the spring edition will nonetheless feature Estonian fashion designers showcasing their collections.
Friday, March 17
Theatre NO99 Jazz Club, Tallinn
Kulbin launched her solo career as a singer in 2015, making it to the semifinals of Eesti Laul 2016 with her first single "Strong." She had already begun her music studies at the age of 11, however, and her singing career took off when she decided to continue her studies in London. Kulbin herself has said that her experiences in London gave her the courage and inspiration to start writing music.
Saturday, March 18
Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
Free jazz collective PLOP is turning 10 years old in 2017, but luckily this preteen is only just starting to take off. PLOP's music-making comes across as light but from time to time, when the audience least expects it, the musicians dive into the depths. The trio has released three albums: "An Sich" (2009), "Per Se" (2013) and "Unicorn" (2015).
Valga Railway Station
The inaugural Estonian Music Video Festival will take place at Valga Railway Station on Estonia's southern border, where the best Estonian music video will be chosen by both the audience and the jury. The festival will screen videos in two halls with two distinct atmospheres — in the neat main auditorium as well as the comfortably open and cozy side hall. Following the official program, both rooms will be transformed into DJ-ed party zones where the event will continue.
Sunday, March 19
Tallinn Creative Hub
Over the course of several concert seasons, this new concert series will bring to audiences one of the most spectacular cycles of music history — a musical testament — 15 string quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Editor: Aili Vahtla