Carmen Sophia Cadenas (34) is from Venezuela and has lived in Estonia for five years. She describes herself as very active in Tallinn culture life.

Carmen Sophia Cadenas. Photo: Annika Toots

Live Jazz Music in Literaat Cafe (November 20, repeats every Friday)
Literaat is a restaurant cradled inside a bookstore where you can find side by side some of the finest things in life: dozens of shelves filled with good books, delicious food made with local ingredients, a carefully curated selection of wines and every Friday, live music performed by talented young musicians. Best of all, there is no extra fee for the live music evenings.

Kadriorg Park Tour (November 21)
This guided tour, organised by HikingEstonia includes a walk through the 18th-century park with its lovely alleys and streams, a visit to the Japanese garden, where you can learn about the house of Peter the Great and see the lower lighthouse from 1806 that is still in operation today. They will also offer warm refreshing tea and sweet snacks in the middle of the tour. Registration in advance is required and the participation fee is 12 euros for adults, 10 euros for retired people and children under 12 years old.

Art Walk. Broken Symmetries in Kumu (November 27)
Breakthroughs in science have often inspired artists. The exhibition “Broken Symmetries” brings to the viewer interpretations by artists of the complex and intriguing field of particle physics. All of the works displayed originate from artist residencies at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). For more information on future courses, art walks and events keep an eye on the calendar of Kumu’s website.

These Art Walks are of monthly occurence in KUMU. In addition to that, plenty of English language cultural options are coming up in Kumu Art Museum. The museum offers different short courses throughout the year, they are held in Estonian, but English translation is possible. Pre-registration is necessary and they tend to sell out very fast, so its better to book early. On the days of the classes the visit to the exhibition is free for the participants. The next courses with spots available are:

Printed Christmas Wish (December 9, 16)
In the two-part printmaking course the participants will be making printing plates in drypoint technique, which will then be used to print Christmas cards. Course dates 09.12 and 16.12, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Participation fee is 40 Euros, both sessions included. 

Course: Ornament or Sheer Origami? (December 17)
In this workshop the participants will be making a Christmas ornament using the Japanese paper-folding art called origami. The folded decoration can be a unique gift for a friend or a loved one. The paper ornament retains its round shape and the decoration is reusable for years! The workshop takes place on 17 December, from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. Participation fee is 18 euros.

Now with strengthened health and safety measures, the National Opera House continues to have a packed calendar, next week alone there will be four different performances: 

Operetta “The Count of Luxembourg” (November 19)

Ballet “Tchaikovsky’s Masterpieces” (November 20, 22)

Opera “The Tsar’s Bride” (November 21)

Black Nights’ Film Festival PÖFF (November 13–29)
Granted, PÖFF has been mentioned before but as it is in its full gear right now, it might be useful to remember that in the official website it is possible to filter the results by language of the production and language of the subtitles. Also, this year for the first time, the event will be hybrid, meaning there will be virtual screenings, so viewers based in Estonia can now watch films from their home, at the time that suits them best. Read more on how to watch the best of PÖFF at home here.