This week it is important not to forget the International Women´s Day. For this special day we recommend visiting the only feminist festival in Estonia “LadyFest Tallinn”. The rest of the week offers many musical acts and other interesting things to explore.   

Ladyfest Tallinn 2016
Different places in Tallinn

“LadyFest Tallinn” is the only consistent feminist festival in Estonia, highlighting feminine culture and paying attention to human rights. In 2016, LadyFest will focus on the topic of refugees. On the International Women´s Day an exhibition of Vao refugee centre residents called “Welcome me Estonia” will be opened at Rundum artist-run space (Pärnu mnt 154, courtyard building of the ARS House).

Not-fot-profit “Budget Concert 2016”
Club Factory (Tartu)

The Union of Estonian Foster Kids (Eesti Asenduskodude Laste Liit) organises the not-for-profit concert in Factory. The main performer is NOËP (Andres Kõpper), who has shot into the Estonian music sky like a star. The profits of the event go to the 2016 budget of the NPO to organise educational and motivational events for the youngsters. Why not spend an evening knowing that by having fun you’re doing something good for children.

Student Jazz 2016
Tartu Jazz Club

The Student Jazz performers in Tartu include students from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (Mis•Mate, Cool Vibes), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Linda Kanter Quartet) and University of Arts Bremen (Joern and the Michaels).

ENSO: Prague
10.03 at Vanemuine Concert Hall (Tartu)
12.03 at Estonian Concert Hall (Tallinn)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra´s (ENSO/ERSO) 2nd concert from the series “City Lights” is dedicated to Prague.  The orchestra will perform one of the best known works of Bedřich Smetana, also called the father of Czech music: the cycle of symphonic poems “My Country”, describing the natural beauty, history and folktales of the composer’s homeland.

Railway(less) stations. Photography by Kaido Haagen
Exhibition opening on 11.03
Estonian Museum of Architecture (Tallinn)

The course of Estonian railway stations has taken many sharp turns in the last nearly 150 years. Today, the railways are at their longest total length in history, stretching over 2,100 kilometers. Paradoxically, however, fewer station houses are functioning than ever before.

Estonian Jazz Union presents: Jorma Tapio & Kaski and Pauli Lyytinen Machinery
Theater NO99 Jazz Club (Tallinn)

Fridays are great for jazz concerts as they give the opportunity to lay back and just let the music flow through you. This Friday there are two Finnish performers at the Theater NO99 Jazz Club: a strong melodic free-jazz group Jorma Tapio & Kaski and an experimental solo project Pauli Lyytinen Machinery.

Made in Estonia marathon 2016
Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn)

Made in Estonia marathon is a performing arts festival concerning short forms, the first time it took place was in 2006. It’s a one-day-festival, which involves different kinds and visions of performing arts – including theater, dance, performance-art, installation, video and etc – in one long evening.

Celebrating Maaselits
Obinitsa and Setu Farm Museum

Maaselits is the Seto tradition of having one last party before the long Lent. Leelo singers are a must in order to sing, dance and play music for the last time before the Lent.

*Photo:  Estonian Museum of Architecture. Kaido Haagen.