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A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by "This week's biggest highlight is likely the music and city festival Tallinn Music Week, but should you be interested in something a little different, don’t worry, we have you covered!"

Ongoing - Sunday, April 2

Photo exhibition "Life Experience"

Photo Museum, Tallinn

Kaupo Kikkas, curator: "Life experience cannot be bought, lied into existence, or put on as a mask. Life experience itself is impossible to visually depict and only becomes visible through the human, into whom it has gathered drop by drop over the years."

Authors: Andres Putting, Silvia Pärmann, Aivar Pihelgas, Jaan Künnap, Renee Altrov, Temuri Hvingija, Annika Metsla, Toomas Luhaäär, Stina Kase, Tõnu Noorits, Kaupo Kikkas, Kalju Suur, Harald Leppikson, Carl Sarap.

Ongoing - Sunday, April 23

Exhibition "Folk Costume — Pure Beauty"

Basement exhibit space, Kuressaare Fort, Saaremaa

The sets of folk costumes and items featured in the exhibit were made from 2014-2016 at folk costume workshops held by nonprofit Saaremaa Handicrafts Society Kadakmari. The workshop was completed by 22 women, who made a total of 30 sets of folk costumes, two of which represent mainland Estonia (women's folk costumes of Pärnu County and Türi) and the remainder of which are men's, women's and children's folk costumes from the ten parishes of Saaremaa.

Monday, March 27 - Sunday, April 2

Tallinn Music Week 2017

Various locations, Tallinn

TMW is one of Europe’s leading city festivals with a carefully crafted lineup of various art forms for a curious mind. The festival focuses mainly on music, however there're also side programs for art, design, food and talks on different aspects of the music industry.

Wednesday, March 29

Kumu Documentary: "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back"

Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

An art-world upstart, the provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod's equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out who Maurizio Cattelan is.

Wednesday, March 29 - Saturday, April 15

International collaboration project "SKIN/NAHK/ODA"

Gallery Noorus, Tartu

SKIN/NAHK/ODA is an exchange project that brings together three European colleges: the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Tartu Art College and the Vilnius Academy of Arts. "Skin" translates succinctly into Estonian as "nahk" and into Lithuanian as "oda." This exchange project has challenged textile students to create art forms based on an open investigation of the formal, technical and conceptual potential of the complex identities of living organisms.

Wednesday, March 29, April 5 /Thursday, March 30, April 6


Stage of Independent Dance, Tallinn

Femmage is a messed-up homage to five women who sparked revolutions with solos in contemporary dance in their time — and if not revolutions, then at least something that shook up the understanding of dance and thinking about dance in general.

Thursday, March 30 / Friday, April 7

Ai Heit Mjuuzik!

Keila Cultural Centre, Saue Cultural Centre

The concert program is performed by music-loving/-hating artists Maris Liloson, Haide Männamäe, Toomas Tross and Siim Selis. What is music and why do we love/hate it? Four artists meet onstage, each with a different vision of what a concert of good music should contain and how to express what is important in music.

Friday, March 31

Mordens concert and World Patterns party

Genialistide Klubi, Tartu

The repertoire of Mordens, the folk ensemble of the Mordvinian National Theatre, consists of Erza and Moksha folk songs and arrangements of folk music. Dance music will be played by World Patterns DJ-s Daysleeper and Smaddy.

Saturday, April 1

Hiking Fair 2017

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Hiking Fair is a hiking, leisure and active lifestyle fair that includes more than 40 creators of experiences, adventures and hiking trips, a stage program with well-known explorers, freetours as well as on-site activities on site.

Sunday, April 2

Kullaketrajad concert "Aia äärest laia ilma"

Salme Cultural Centre, Tallinn

Interested in traditional Estonian folk dance? Dance ensemble Kullaketrajad celebrates its 65th anniversary with the concert "Aia äärest laia ilma" ("From the Garden to the Wide World"). The concert consists of three parts: "Home," "Far Away from Home," and "The Road by Our Garden."


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European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip

Ansip whitewashes party financing scandal, blames whistleblower instead

Former prime minister and long-time Reform Party chairman Andrus Ansip, now the EU's commissioner for the digital single market, has accused former Reform member and present-day Social Democrat Silver Meikar of having taken money for himself that was supposed to go to the party as a personal donation. Ansip also gave Reform's 2012 financing scandal a fresh coat of white paint.

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