This week many events start that last longer than just one day: Pärnu Restaurant Week, Estonian Music Days, Tallinn Book Fair and Japanese Animation Film Festival JAFF. This time our recommendations include a variety of categories from movies to literature and gastronomy and also some events happening outside of Tallinn or Tartu.

Pärnu Restaurant Week
02.04 – 10.04

Pärnu Restaurant Week highlights restaurants of very different styles and the cool chefs who work there. During the Restaurant Week, special prices apply for lunches and dinners: lunches will consist of two courses and dinners of three courses.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Kumu auditorium (Tallinn)

The movie “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” screens as part of the Kumu Documentary program. The documentary is a portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who used a modest fortune to build one of the premier collections of twentieth-century modern art. Peggy Guggenheim was a cultural icon, American art collector, bohemian and socialite.

Ruslan Trochynskyi, Andre Maaker, Juhan Suits – Romances!
06.04, 08.04, 09.04
Tartu, Viljandi and Tallinn

Better known for his actions in folk music scene, but originally a classical trombonist Ruslan Trochynskyi, beloved jazz guitarist Andre Maaker and the mad piper Juhan Suits have found a common language. Out of all the genres in the world they picked… The Romances!? These more and less known songs are of course going to be interpreted according to the musicians colorful character.

Estonian Music Days

The festival “Estonian Music Days 2016” focuses on green sound. Promoting the new creations by Estonian composers, the festival, taking place on April 7-16, 2016, will bring over 30 premieres to the audience. The theme of the festival is “Green Sound”.

Tallinn Book Fair 2016
Estonian National Library

Over 30 top publishers of Estonia offer new literature and good deals on books. Many events including workshops, book presentations, meetings with authors as well as theatre performances for book lovers in all ages take place. The programme also includes exciting seminars and trainings.

Uus Energia presents its EP “For the Benefit of Dub Chapter One”
Kivi Paber Käärid Bar (Tallinn)

The long waited moment is here – the material in works for almost two years is finally materialized in the form of vinyl. This unconventional EP is a bit too long for the format; the work began with 4 tracks now expanded into 9.

10th Japanese Animation Film Festival JAFF
Tallinn and Tartu

Japanese Animation Film Festival JAFF is an annual film festival bringing latest and greatest animated, feature and documentary films from Japan to the cinemas of Tallinn and Tartu. The festival features various programmes, from Japanese cuisine to school films, that introduce you to best new and old movies of all kinds and shapes.

13th Estonian Chamber Choirs Festival
Jõhvi Concert Hall

The 13th festival offers high-quality music at concerts and a competition in each category. 16 choirs from all over Estonia participate. Both young collectives as well as well-known players in the Estonian choral landscape take the stage. The audience has the opportunity to listen to the collectives awarded at international competitions.

Pärnu Day

Pärnu is a historical beautiful resort seaside city with a small harbor in the South-Western part of Estonia. Pärnu Day is filled with entertainment, it introduces the history of the city and has fun events for the entire family. Both locals and visitors from out of town are welcome!

Dance performance “Eifo Efi”
Vabal Lava /Open Space (Tallinn)

Two young choreographers Ioannis Mandafounise and Fabrice Mazliah’ perform with a piece “Eifo Efi”. With a neverending text, “Eifo Eifi” returns wonder into the intimacy of performing, imagining, being together.