A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "There seems to be a lot of dancing going on this week. Luckily there will also be a coffee festival which will help you dance some more and check out films and the fantastic HÕFF."
Ongoing - Saturday, April 29
Various locations, Viljandi County
Dance Week is a cross-cultural, multi-dimensional and -stylistic propaganda providing everyday activities for art enthusiasts as well as regular citizens, culminating on April 29 with the celebration of International Dance Day.
Ongoing - Sunday, April 30
Various locations, Estonia
The international festival "Jazzkaar," which has been held since 1990, is the biggest jazz festival in the Baltics. This year's edition will once again be based at Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn.
Tuesday, April 25
Many Karlova residents have already noticed that Kesk Street has a new mural which wakes one up from routine thoughts with its vivid colors and abstract nature. The author of the work is Finnish street artist Jesse Pasanen, who will talk about the Kesk Street mural, other works in Tartu as well as his works in general.
Wednesday, April 26
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
The film follows the members of the band Laibach, their entourage and artist and concert organizer Morten Traavik (also the co-director of this film) from their arrival in North Korea through their concert. Preparations are hampered by a lack of technical facilities, cultural differences as well as constant interference from censors.
Tiigi Community Centre, Tartu
Folk musicians from all over Estonia who love to make music together and play their talharpas for dancers will meet once again at Tartu Dance Club. Musicians include Cathy Sommer, Emma Marta Berzin, Johannes Ahun, Helle Suurlaht, Liisa Koemets, Maali Käbin and Sänni Noormets.
Wednesday, April 26 / Thursday, April 27
City Yoga Studio, Tallinn / Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
The Songs of Resilience Global Unity Tour is traveling throughout Europe to celebrate that which we all have in common: the human heart, the human blood, the human voice and the universal language of music which brings us all together.
Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29
Tallinn Creative Hub
Tallinn Coffee Festival (TLNCF) is the first event of its kind in Estonia to present the many different and unique varieties of coffee, methods of preparing coffee and the equipment you will need. In addition to amazing aromas, the festival will also offer visitors an exciting music and entertainment program. The festival will also showcase other warm beverages such as tea and cocoa and is generously complemented by street food outlets and cafes.
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
The Club of Different Rooms, Tallinn
"Sabatants" is a three-day festival of traditional dance that offers the opportunity to learn traditional dance in depth and engage in it as well. The festival appreciates traditions and offers joy through dance.
Various locations, Haapsalu
HÕFF is a three-day horror and fantasy film marathon which takes over the coastal Estonian mud capital of Haapsalu each spring. HÕFF's programconsists of the best horror and fantasy films from the recent years, forgotten classics, trash, cult, freak as well as extreme cinema.
Saturday, April 29
Estonian National Opera, Tallinn
The traditional International Dance Day Gala presents Filipa de Castro and Carlos Pinillos from the National Ballet of Portugal as well as the best dancers of the Estonian National Ballet and Vanemuine Theatre. The gala will feature gems from classical ballets as well as the freshest pieces in contemporary Estonian dance — the world premiere of the duet "Chase" for Alena Shkatula and Denis Klimuk by Thomas Edur, set to the music of Estonian electronic musician Bisweed.
Viljandi Song Festival Grounds
This event is meant for folk dance groups and all other dance enthusiasts from the city and county of Viljandi. What makes this dance festival stand out, however, is the fact that the audience will be dancing as well.
This post originally appeared on the Culture critics' blog at culture.ee.
Editor: Aili Vahtla