A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "There is a great week ahead of us, full of many lovely events. Have a good time and enjoy the spring!"
Ongoing - Tuesday, April 4
You read that right: Trumpet — not Trump — Days. But this is actually a great event for a wonderful instrument, with trumpet concerts organized by Aavo Ots Music Studio.
Monday, April 3
New Building, University of Tartu Narva College, Narva
Tech jobs are increasing three times faster than the U.S.' universities are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the U.S. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, this CODE documentary examines the reasons why more women and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.
Tuesday, April 4
Kuressaare Town Hall
Last spring, classmates Kärt Männa and Kärt Anton decided that the second line on their ID-cards was not the only thing they shared. Their common interest toward experimenting with electronics and playing with soundscapes led to the two Kärts to create Kärtseptsioon. We are recommending them not only because of the music but also because of their witty name.
Tuesday, April 4 - Thursday, April 6 / Friday, April 7
Tallinn / Culture Club BAAS, Rapla
Sten-Olle is a musician from Rapla who wrote enough new songs to fill his second album, titled "Kaustik" ("Notebook"), which he will debut at concerts taking place in early April. The debut concerts will take place in cozy and intimate places to match the atmosphere of the album.
Wednesday, April 5
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
Every weekend, a group of gay men gathers in the heart of Seoul, South Korea to sing. They are more amateurs than a trained choir, however they sing for equality and against discrimination toward sexual minorities in Korea.
Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8
National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
The National Library of Estonia and the Estonian Publishers' Association invite everyone to the annual spring book fair at the National Library, where ig and small book-lovers alike are welcome. A big book sale will take place and many different events will be held, including book launches, meet-and-greets with authors, and workshops for children. Exciting seminars and trainings are on the schedule as well. Almost 30 publishers will offer books at special prices. Come with the whole family and spend time with books and knowledge — we at culture.ee are all for that!
Friday, April 7
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
The concert series of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) continues with "Silence of the North Wind." Conducted by Kristiina Poska, the symphony orchestra will present Lepo Sumera's "Symphony No. 4 'Stella borealis'" (1992) and Erkki-Sven Tüür's "Cello Concerto" (1996), featuring Theodor Sink on the cello.
Saturday, April 8
Assembly Hall, University of Tartu
The two choirs' joint concert offers a versatile selection of choral music, including works by Michael Berkeley, Sergei Tanejev, Tõnu Kõrvits, Markus Leppoja, Knut Nystedt, Jean Sibelius, Olav Ehala, Eric Whitacre, Pärt Uusberg, Ko Matsushita and Jake Runestad.
This post originally appeared on the Culture critics' blog at culture.ee.
Editor: Aili Vahtla