Every week is special somehow. This week we celebrate Easter. Culture.ee recommends to start the week with some French cuisine in good Estonian restaurants, then step into some Tallinn Fashion Week shows and, of course, visit many many concerts with different styles of music. Some of the concerts we recommend, might be sold out quite fast, so get your ticket soon and don´t put all your eggs in one basket!

Estonian Music Days and kultuur.info are looking for five music critics
Deadline for applications: 27.03.2016
First, let us remind you that culture.ee has a competition going on. We are looking for writers to cover the Estonian Music Days concerts for culture.info blog. The profession, job or academic background of the author is irrelevant – everyone who has the wish and courage to express their thoughts on various kinds of music is welcome to try their hand at being a music critic.

Gourmet festival Good France
Restaurants in Tallinn, Haapsalu, Pärnu, Tartu, Keila-Joa
The French Gourmet day Good France is part of the Francophonie festival that is currently taking place in Estonia. The event highlights the local products that carry the French art of life and the French flavor. More than 1500 chefs from all over the world, among them 13 Estonian chefs, offer the special French-style menu in different cities in Estonia.

Ewert and the Two Dragons
Saku Arena (Tallinn)
Probably internationally the most popular Estonian band Ewert and the Two Dragons will play their biggest solo show yet.  With this concert the band has set a goal to offer themselves and the audience the best musical experience in the world. The concert is already tomorrow and there are still a few tickets left. So, hurry!

Open Day at the Estonian Academy of Arts
Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallinn)
Spring is also the time to think about your future plans. Maybe you want to learn something new. The Estonian Academy of Arts is welcoming all interested prospective students to visit them.  On that day all lectures are open for visitors. There will also be exhibits, information hours in departments and other activities.

The opening concert of Augustibluus season in Haapsalu
Haapsalu Community Centre
Augustibluus is a blues festivals that takes place every summer in Haapsalu. It continues to attract with its absolutely positive atmosphere turning the small town of Haapsalu into a musical paradise. On the 24th of March the Haapsalu blues season will be opened with a concert of  Vaigla Bros and Kaire Vilgats.

Tallinn Fashion Week 2016
24. – 25.03
Tallinn Creative Hub
Usually, TFW is held in the autumn. This year, however, taking into account the level of interest from the public and the designers, the 10th Tallinn Fashion Week will take place also in the spring in order to then become a biannual event. On stage you will see the new collections of Estonian fashion designers including Piret Ilves, Kätlin Bachmann and Riina Põldroos.

Good Friday concert: Arvo Pärt’s ”Passio”
25.03 and 26.03
St. Nicola’s Church and Concert Hall (Tallinn) and
Tartu St Paul’s Church
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will give two concerts during the holidays, performing Arvo Pärt´s “Passio”. Unfortunately the concert in Tallinn has already been sold out, but you are in luck if you live in Tartu or are planning to spend your weekend there as there are still tickets for the concert in Tartu.

ENSO: Vienna
Estonia Concert Hall (Tallinn)
Another concert option for Good Friday is the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra´s concert “Vienna”. The first half of the concert focuses on the third Viennese classic Ludwig van Beethoven. The beloved Estonian pianist Kalle Randalu will perform Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto. In the second half of the concert, maestro Neeme Järvi will take the audience on a tour to Gustav Mahler’s and Benjamin Britten’s symphonic world.

Good Friday Concert

House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads (Tallinn)
And another concert suggestion for Good Friday. Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (conductor and countertenor Risto Joost) will be performing the works of two great Baroque composers – Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli.

Eeva Talsi and Juhan Aru “Vähemalt täna” (“At Least Today”)
25.03 Estonian National Library (Tallinn)
26.03 Heino Eller Tartu Music College
27.03 Estonian Traditional Music Centre (Viljandi)
In case you would like to listen to some real Estonian music, something very beautiful that comes from the heart, then go to this concert. Eeva Talsi is the singer of Curly Strings and “At Least Today” is the album she made with Juhan Aru. They are accompanied by good friends and talented musicians.

Easter at the Estonian Open Air Museum
Estonian Open Air Museum (Tallinn)
No plans for Easter celebrations? The Estonian Open Air Museum helps you out. On this day, in the museum there will be egg decorating, Easter games with eggs, ribbon braiding, swinging and the other Easter traditions revived.