Culture.ee's weekly recommendations: Valentine's Week edition ({{commentsTotal}})

Did you know that Valentine's Day is celebrated in Estonia as
Did you know that Valentine's Day is celebrated in Estonia as "Friend's Day" (sõbrapäev)? Source: (Aili Vahtla/ERR)

A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "Here are some recommendations for Valentine's Week that should offer you a lot of nice things to do with your friends and sweethearts. Have a beautiful week!"

Ongoing - Wednesday, Feb. 28

Tasty Tartu 2018
Various locations, Tartu

Tasty Tartu 2018 is the fourth edition of a month-long special taking place in restaurants across Tartu. Only in February can you enjoy new food eperiences by trying affordable prix fixe three-course menus at 14 participating restaurants.

Ongoing - Sunday, May 13

Exhibition "Leonhard Lapin: Void and Space"
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

Leonhard Lapin has been active on the art scene for 50 years, and he is considered one of the founders of Estonian pop art and a classic of the neo-avant-garde. His oeuvre stretches from graphic art and painting to installation and performance, from architectural criticism and essays on art to poetry. This exhibition provides an overview of the various stages of his career.

Ongoing - Sunday, Sept. 2

Underwater Archaeology Adventure Room
Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn

How are shipwrecks and underwater objects found? What can an underwater robot see and what can it do? Scientists have done fieldwork to search for and find dozens of ships, and now the exciting materials from the Arrows project, a major project in recent years in which the Estonian Maritime Museum also participated, are introduced to visitors.

Monday, Feb. 12 - Friday, Feb. 16

Festival "Virmalised"
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn

For the first time in independent Estonia, on three consecutive evenings, the best pianists of our time will perform the best Estonian piano music of the past century. In addition to classics, new pieces will also be performed at the festival, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The repertoire will include classics by Estonian masters such as Eduard Tubin, Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Ester Mägi, but also new pieces by Jüri Reinvere, Tõnu Kõrvits and Tõnis Kaumann.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Kumu Documentary: "Bombastic Rubbish. The Novgorod Spaceship"
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

A hilarious film about the architect Frank Matcham, who designed more than 120 theaters in Britain. Frank Matcham? Never heard of him? After seeing this film you’ll want to visit his theaters. Oh, Frank Matcham, where have you been all this time?

Friday, Feb. 16 - Sunday, Feb. 18

16th Student Theatre Days
Viljandi

The Student Theatre Days is a festival dedicated to the activities of Estonian student theaters and amateur groups. The festival is organized by the students of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Runosong Room
Estonian National Museum (ERM), Tartu

Runosong Room is a series of events where experienced traditional musicians will serve as fore-singers and participants will have the opportunity to sing along. This time, participants will have the opportunity to sing with Karmen Linnamäe, who has studied psychology but is currently active in music therapy. Linnamäe has employed runosong and elements thereof in her work.

Chinese New Year celebrations
Freedom Square, Tallinn

Traditional Chinese New Year celebrations in Tallinn will include musicians, dancers and martial arts artists from Beijing. Over the course of the day, ice sculptures will be built, Chinese craftsmen will show their mastery of various skills, and visitors can enjoy delicacies of Chinese cuisine.

Winter Jazz 2018
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn

The "Winter Jazz" concert series takes place at Kumu Auditorium and there will be prominent musicians from six European countries. In this installment, "Winter Jazz" will take its listeners to the depths of cimbalom sounds from the far reaches of the galaxy as multi-instrumentalist Mihály Borbély will perform with his new project Polygon, inspired by folk and world music, jazz and contemporary music. Borbley is an acclaimed saxophonist, clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist. The trio's special music has a special flavor lent by the sounds of the cimbalom, a Hungarian folk instrument.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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