A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "Here is a variety of recommendations for the upcoming week, including art exhibitions, movie screenings, contemporary dance and theater, stand-up comedy, guided tours and even a Jew's harp concert. Take your pick!"
Ongoing - Saturday, March 17
Sheri Wills' personal exhibition "What Does Light Remember?"
Gallery Draakon, Tallinn
Sheri Wills' projection-based exhibition explores metaphorical questions about the material nature of captured light in terms of its capacity to hold memories and illuminate erased landscapes. Light is physical material, while the play of light and shadows (cinema) creates an illusion of reality — and one can pass their hand right through it.
Monday, March 12
"Exercises in Style"
Writers' House, Tallinn
"Exercises in Style" thrusts writers into the midst of theater and actors into the midst of literature. Eva Koldits (NO99), Toomas Täht, Jan Kaus and Indrek Koff will be on stage. The result is at once modernly fragmentary and traditionally textual — it blends together a theatrical performance, literary evening, stand-up, band rehearsal and, of course, life itself.
Film School #7: "The Thing"
Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn
John Carpenter's "The Thing" (1982) is one of those fantastic horror films that, without compromising on the excitement, allows for the asking of quite complicated questions, both philosophical and political. The story is about the struggle for survival by a research team meeting a strange extraterrestrial form of life, and in addition to the expert use of special effects, anxiety, despair and rage are clearly and powerfully drawn out as well. The characters in the film are forced to act under pressure, but as researchers, they want to understand what happened in order to make their disaster rational.
Tuesday, March 13
Rebel Body Orchestra
Stage of Independent Dance, Tallinn
Rebel Body Orchestra is Sveta Grigorjeva's new performance in which she continues to study rebellion, revolution and being contra mainstream via the perspective of a contemporary body.
Tuesday, March 13 - Thursday, March 15
Von Krahl Theatre, Tallinn
A mysterious meteorite falls in the middle of the deep Siberian taiga in 1908. Inside it is a special ice that peels hearts open. It spreads from human to human and brings together a secret brotherhood from all over Russia. Melting ice opens the utopia, which changes the whole meaning of the 20th century that is very different from the traditional canon. The production is based on the Vladimir Sorokin novel by the same name, and is the product of collaboration between Von Krahl Theatre and Klockriketeatern.
Wednesday, March 14 / Thursday, March 15
Comedy Estonia: English Comedy Night feat. Fern Brady
Genialistide Klubi, Tartu / Club Sinilind, Tallinn
Fearless writing and lightning-fast wit make Brady an exceptional comedian. She wrote the sitcom "Radges" for the BBC3 Online Comedy Feeds and has performed standup on a number of TV shows. Before getting into comedy, Brady was a Guardian Award-nominated journalist; she has also discussed topical issues on Radio 4's "The Today Programme."
Friday, March 16
Seto Folk 2018 Music Night: Cätlin Mägi "Mu pill parmupill" album premiere
Steding House, Võru
Cätlin Mägi's solo album "Mu pill parmupill" includes traditional music. The songs are not played with one instrument; it sounds like a Jew's harp orchestra as the virtuoso presents a repertoire that requires the handling of several Jew's harps at the same time. This approach is novel to many, and helps make the music of this seemingly monotonous instrument nuanced and diverse.
Guided tour of Estonian National Opera
Estonian National Opera, Tallinn
Would you like to see more of Tallinn Opera House or learn about life in Estonian National Opera and Ballet? Join us for a one-hour guided tour and gain insight into some of the many facilities the Opera House has to offer and what goes on behind the scenes and before the curtain rises.
This post originally appeared on the Culture critics' blog at culture.ee.
Editor: Aili Vahtla