This week will give you things to talk about and think about, but also give you plenty of reasons to relax and enjoy the ambiance.
Piibe’s home garden concert: Kadri Voorand Duo
7 Aug
Kadri Voorand is one of the most beloved Estonian vocalists and composers of the current time. Together with the acclaimed bass guitarist Mihkel Mälgand, they form a marvelous jazz duo that plays mainly original pieces for piano, bass, and voice, giving space for improvisation that is decorated with ethereal electronic effects. Both Estonian poetry and original texts are used.
Vilen Künnapu’s exhibition “Creative Energetics”
30 Jun – 8 Aug
Fahle maja
Vilen Künnapu (1948) is widely known as an active practicing architect with a distinct position in Estonian architectural history. As an artist he creates dynamic paintings of architecture and architectonic landscapes that explore and express the lucid energetics of a place, rather than copying reality. The focus of the current exhibition is on Künnapu’s large-scale, vivid and invigorating paintings; three paintings from the selection have been created especially for this exhibition.
11th Tartu Love Film Festival “tARTuFF”
7 Aug – 12 Aug
Tartu Town Hall Square
12 films in six days will be shown at the Tartu Town Hall Square, each speaking directly or indirectly about love. Love can be painful, beautiful, tormenting and forgiving.
Kuressaare Maritime Days 2017
10 Aug – 12 Aug
Kuressaare Maritime Days is a traditional maritime festival, which takes place for the 21st time in 2017 and offers exciting events and a beach full of fun. In addition to spectacular shows, well-known performers, exciting sea-themed workshops, large ships and unique food and drink tents, many-many surprises are offered.
Pärnu Music Festival 2017
10 Aug – 17 Aug
Pärnu Music Festival is one of the most esteemed classical music festivals in Estonia and it is becoming one of the most significant orchestra festivals in the whole of Europe. The festival has taken place since 2009 and has achieved its high level of quality due to the great dedication of Neeme Järvi and the festival’s artistic director Paavo Järvi. Pärnu Music Festival 2017 is dedicated to the 80th jubilee of maestro Neeme Järvi.
Opinion Festival 2017
11 Aug – 12 Aug
The Opinion Festival is a meeting place involving the entire society open for different discussions, aimed at developing the culture of discussion and civic education. All the bright and active people from Estonia and elsewhere are welcome to the festival to debate on the topics that are important to all of us together.
White Lady Festival
11 Aug – 13 Aug
The White Lady Festival has been one of the highlights of the summer in Haapsalu for three decades already. In the weekend closest to the August full moon, Haapsalu old town transforms into a buzzing marketplace, where the vibrant culture programme lasts from dusk till dawn and upon the arrival of the darkness open-air performances of the White Lady take place.
History Festival “Narva Battle 2017”
11 Aug – 13 Aug
Narva Museum
In the beginning of August, Narva Castle will be filled with battle cries, cannons firing, and soldiers fighting for their lives. But in the evening, ladies in beautiful costumes and cavaliers with grandiose wigs will be strolling about, barnstormers will be joking around, and musicians will be playing music.