A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "Great cinema, interesting architecture, good food and beautiful street art are the keywords for this week. Have a good one!"
Ongoing - Sunday, Aug. 20
Estonian Museum of Architecture, Tallinn
In January 2017, artist and architectural photographer Arne Maasik traveled to Bangladesh and India to photograph the architectural projects of Louis Kahn (1901–1974), an American architect born in Estonia. Kahn's most important work, his Magnum Opus, is located in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. It is a gigantic complex of government buildings, the construction of which began ten years before Bangladesh became an independent state.
Tueday, June 6
Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn
One of the founding fathers of the French "new wave" movement, Claude Chabrol became known as a free, shameless, political and verbose director. His 1968 film "Les Biches" takes us right to the ultra-stylish Paris and hopelessly seduces the unsuspecting moviegoer, just as the film's heroine does with her "victim."
Wednesday, June 7
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old, he made a decision: he would become the World Chess Champion. This coming-of-age story unfolds as we follow the prodigy battling his way through the ranks of chess, with personal sacrifices, special friendships and a caring family.
Wednesday, June 7 - Thursday, June 8
Mobible Classroom, Tallinn
The SISU Symposium focuses on reusing and recycling space and explores how to involve the user in the design process. SISU considers how an interior architect creates new function and identity for an exposed room and how this in turn influences the local community.
Wednesday, June 7 - Saturday, June 10
Tartu Central Park
Tartu Nature Festival invites people to notice nature in the urban space and species living in the urban environment. The festival offers workshops, nature hikes, discussion evenings, nature games and interesting activities for the whole family. The festival will also feature a cultural program for the first time, offering evening screenings of nature and environmental films.
Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11
Valga, Estonia/Valka, Latvia
The twin cities of Valga and Valka, straddling the Estonian-Latvian border, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic of estonia, its own 433rd birthday and the 731st anniversary of the first historical mention of the city of Valga. The Twin City Festival is Valga and Valka's joint gift for Estonia and Latvia's centennials, offering joint activities and the joy of working and spending time together.
Wednesday, June 7 - Saturday, June 17
Cinema Artis, Tallinn
Cinema Artis is bringing to the screen a special program of the master of weird atmospheres — David Lynch. The film program will introduce viewers to Lynch, one of the most famous and unique arthouse directors, and his work. Viewers will also have the opportunity to get a closer look at Lynch's mysterious persona through the new documentary "David Lynch: Art Life" (2016), in which the director discusses the intimate details that have influenced his life and career.
Thursday, June 8
Estonian Traditional Music Centre, Viljandi
OwnFashion differs from other fashion events in that all of the collections presented onstage are deeply rooted in Estonian folk culture. In contrast to fast fashion, we turn local materials and ethnic patterns into contemporary handmade clothing of high quality that lasts longer than just one season.
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11
Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn
Tallinn Street Food Festival is the largest event dedicated to street food in Estonia. More than 70 food and drink places will be open for the festival — cafés and restaurants in Telliskivi Creative City, food trucks, pop-up kitchens as well as guest caterers from abroad. TaDaa! Festival is an international festival of street artists. For two days, visitors can enjoy more than 40 hours of entertainment in the streets.
Monday, June 12 - Sunday, June 18
Various locations, Tartu
Stencibility is an annual street art festival that was first held in Tartu in 2010 and has since spread in scope and occurs simultaneously in other cities as well. The festival, whose name is a reference to the stencil technique, is about introducing, promoting and creating new street art.
Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
Various locations, Tallinn
If you are into any kind of guitar music and, well, music in general, then you are really in for a treat, as many different styles will be represented in this festival, whose creator and artistic director is guitarist Tiit Peterson.
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Editor: Aili Vahtla