A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "There is a lot of art, many performances and lots of music sounding from different parts of Estonia this week. Keep your eyes and ears open and legs on the move."
Ongoing - Sunday, May 14
Open Space, Tallinn
The author Hirohisa Koike writes about his exhibition: "I hope that this collection leads to an appreciation of the daily small stories of other people in general, and not only mine. It might seem there are neither big concepts nor strategies in the pictures presented in 'Nõmmegraphy'; I felt more like being a 'Sunday photographer.' However, as Jacques Derrida said, 'If the single, first and last time of the shot already occupies a heterogeneous time, this supposes a differing/deferring and differentiated duration: in a split second the light can change, and we're dealing with a divisionality of the first time.' There is a boundless universe in our everyday life."
Ongoing - Thursday, May 25
Various locations, Tallinn
Grand plans have been made for the 2017 edition of German Spring. This time, the partner state in focus is Baden-Württemberg. In addition to concerts, literary lectures, presentations and several performances taking place in cooperation with the theater center Open Space (Vaba Lava), the impressive art exhibition "Global Control and Censorship" will be brought to audiences at Tallinn Art House.
Ongoing - Sunday, June 18
Tallinn Art Hall
This exhibition was produced in cooperation with Tallinn Art Hall, Goethe-Institut Tallinn and Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and curated by Bernhard Serexhe and Lívia Rózsás. Knowledge is power, and power is possessed above all by whoever controls the flow of information. This exhibition shows us the links.
Thursday, May 4 / Friday, May 5 / Saturday, May 6
Viljandi / Tallinn / Tartu
Culture Dessant is a festival organized by the students of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy for the fifth year running. During the festival, the most outstanding creative works of the students will be taken out of the school walls to the wider audience. Students of different disciplines collaborate at Culture Dessant, taking different concerts, dance and theatre productions, performances and workshops to the public.
Friday, May 5
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
The concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra's (ERSO) former principal conductor Roman Matsov will feature music written by two composers that were very significant to him: Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The link between Roman Matsov and ERSO dated back much further than his 13 years as its principle conductor; it began in 1938, when Matsov became a violinist in what was then the Symphony Orchestra of the State Broadcasting Company (now ERSO).
Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6
Tallinn Creative Hub
Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend (TCBW) is the first and largest international craft beer festival in the Baltics. The event, which first took place in 2015, is organized by Põhjala Brewery. Over 30 of the best breweries from Europe and the U.S. participate each year.
Friday, May 5 - Friday, May 12
Various locations, Pärnu
PromFest grew out of the Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Opera Singers, which was established in 1996 and remains one of the main events of the festival. This year marks the tenth time that the competition will be held, bringing to Pärnu, as it always does, numerous young singers from all over the world.
Saturday, May 6
Estonian Traditional Music Centre, Viljandi
The Electronic Folk Music Festival, to take place for the third time, will once again bring the most remarkable representatives of the genre to Viljandi's Estonian Traditional Music Centre. The one-day festival will feature thematic lectures, workshops, light installations, a visual program and, of course, lots of music — from ambiet sound journeys to beat-bassy dance music.
Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7
Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn
Binaural Vision is a multimedia performance that comprises of four elements — movement, video, sound and space. Through a performance experiment, we are aiming to create an alternate reality.
This post originally appeared on the Culture critics' blog at culture.ee.
Editor: Aili Vahtla