This week is specially prosperous, one could by buy animals, dance at concerts, enjoy anthropology films or visit Estonian manors.

Exhibition “Poetry and Spleen. The Victorian Female Image and Fashion from Alexandre Vassiliev’s Collection”

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
July 2nd- October 30th, 11:00-18:00

Alexandre Vassiliev has made a name for himself in the fashion world as a historian, stage designer, collector, TV show host, and promoter.  The foundation named after him, which owns over 10,000 historical costumes from the 18th-20th centuries, made this exhibition possible.  Over 50 pieces are included in this exhibition and they are supplemented by pieces from the Art Museum of Estonia’s archives.

Pärnu Music Festival Järvi Academy
Various venues
July 9th-17th

This music festival offers some of the best classical music to be found in Estonia and in Europe.  This year, the festival audience will have the privilege to see three Järvi’s – Neeme and his sons Paavo and and Kristjan – direct orchestras.  In addition to professional musicians, students from Järvi Academy will also have the opportunity to perform.

12th Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival
July 14th – 17th

The Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival is known as one of the friendliest festivals to happen in Estonia.  Everyone is invited to bring a blanket to lay out and enjoy the variety of relaxed to exciting music coming from the stage.  In addition to great music, workshops, nature hikes, story groups, historical-musical trips, and more are offered to both kids and adults.

Popidiot Concert
Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn
July 14th, 21:00

The Estonian-Finnish band that started off in the nineties and one multiple Estonian Music Awards in 2010 is playing a rare concert in Tallinn.  The band members have recently been busy with a variety of endeavors outside of the music realm but still come together once in a while to perform with the same energy as ever.

Exhibition Viking Era Treasures from Estonia
Fat Margarett Tower, Tallinn
July 15th- August 27th, 10:00-19:00

Although we hear a lot about Vikings in pop culture, there are not many who can actually claim to know aa lot about their society of over a thousand years ago.  The Estonian Maritime Museum offers these exhibits to share some of the recent discoveries about these people in Estonia and to show what kind of impact they had on this land.  The exhibition is also joined by special programs for both kids and adults.

Mihkli Fair
Mihkli Village, Pärnu County
July 16th, 9:00-23:00

It is an old tradition to hold a fair on St. Michael’s Day to trade farm produce and animals.  That tradition was revived as the Mihkli Fair in 1989 and has been held every year since then.  This fair has an authentic feel to it and is well loved by its participants.

Puuluup, talharpas in Köiekoda
Hiiuma Great Harbor
July 16th, 20:00-21:30

Puuluup is a unique kind of experimental music that has arisen from psychofolk.  Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson will play in dialogue with each other on the talaharpa and electronics.  Fish and drinks will be on site, and children are welcome.

Exhibition “Leonhard Lapin. Malle Leis. Villu Jõgeva. Pop Art Images in Estonian Art from the Soviet Period”
Avangard Gallery, Rüütli 29, Pärnu
July 6th – July 29th

This exhibit looks at the art of three artists, Lapin, Leis and Jõgeva during the Soviet period.  There is much to learn about the history of the time and the developments in pop art from this interesting mixture of exhibits.

XXX Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
July 11th -24th

This is the longest running festival of its kind in the Baltics.  Indigenous peoples has always been a popular theme but contemporary populations are also sure to take the spotlight.  Screenings and workshops and even activities for children will all be a part of the festival.

Visiting game “Forgotten Manors 2016”
Multiple locations
July 2, July 16-17, July 30-31 and August 13, 10:00-18:40

There are a number of old manors across Estonia that are now used as schools.  These manors-turned-schools will open their doors for a few days this summer to visitors and offer tours, concerts, and other activities.