Great cinema, interesting architecture, good food and beautiful street art are the keywords for this week. Have a good one!
Louis Kahn’s Magnum Opus. Arne Maasik’s photos
01 Jun – 20 Aug
Estonian Museum of Architecture
In January of 2017, the artist and architectural photographer Arne Maasik travelled 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 Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is a gigantic complex of government buildings, the construction of which was started ten years before Bangladesh became an independent state.
Auteur cinema #42: “Les Biches”
06 Jun
Cinema Sõprus
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 seduces the unsuspecting cinemagoer hopelessly. Just like the film’s heroine does with her “victim”.
SISU symposium 2017 “Naked Space”
07 Jun – 08 Jun
SISU symposium focuses on reusing and recycling space and explores how to involve the user in the design process. SISU raises the question, how the interior architect creates new function and identity to an exposed room and how this in turn influences the local community.
Tartu Nature Festival 2017
07 Jun – 10 Jun
Tartu Central Park
Tartu Nature Festival takes place, inviting people to notice the urban nature and the species living in the urban environment. Workshops, nature hikes, conversation evenings, nature games, and interesting activities for the whole family take place during the festival days. For the first time, the festival also has a cultural programme, which offers evening screenings of nature and environmental films.
Valga-Valka twin city festival
07 Jun – 11 Jun
The twin city celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, its own 433rd birthday and the 731tst anniversary of the first mention of the city of Valga. The twin city festival is the gift by Valga and Valka for the republics of Estonia and Latvia celebrating their 100th birthday by joining both Estonia and Latvia in joint activities and offering joy of working and spending time together.
Special programme of David Lynch
07 Jun – 17 Jun
Cinema Artis
Cinema Artis brings to screen a special programme of the master of weird atmospheres – David Lynch. The film programme taking place on June 7-17 introduces the person and work of one of the most famous and unique arthouse directors, David Lynch. The viewer will also get an opportunity to get a closer look on David Lynch’s mysterious persona through the new documentary “David Lynch: Art Life” (2016), in which Lynch talks about the intimate details that have influenced his life and career.
Kumu Documentary: “Magnus”
07 Jun
Kumu auditorium
In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old, he made a decision: he would become the World Chess Champion. The 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.
OwnFashion 2017
08 Jun
Estonian Traditional Music Centre
OwnFashion differs from other fashion events in that all of the collections presented on stage are deeply rooted in Estonian folk culture. In contrast to fast fashion, we turn our local materials and ethnic patterns into contemporary hand-made clothing of high quality that lasts longer than just one season.
Tallinn Street Food Festival & TaDaa! Festival 2017
10 Jun/11 Jun
Telliskivi Creative City
Tallinn Street Food Festival is the largest event dedicated to street food in Estonia. More than 70 food and drink places are open at the festival – cafes and restaurants in Telliskivi Creative City, food trucks, pop-up kitchens, and 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 middle of streets.
Street Art Festival “Stencibility”
12 Jun – 18 Jun
Stencibility is an annual street art festival that began in 2010 in Tartu, and now it simultaneously takes place in other cities as well. The name is a reference to the stencil technique. The festival is about introducing, promoting and creating new street art.
12th Tallinn Guitar Festival
12 Jun – 16 Jun
If you are into any kind of guitar music and well, music in general, then you are really in for a treat.  There will be many different styles presented. The festival’s creator and artistic director is the guitarist Tiit Peterson.