This week we present you with art, urbanism, fairs, cucumbers, films, birthday and Estonia’s smallest culture festival. Enjoy!
Exhibition of contemporary Estonian painting “Big Painting”
… – 31st of August
Evald Okas Museum in Haapsalu
The exhibition has been inspired by the children’s book “Big Painting” (1971), which has raised the generation of innovators of the contemporary Estonian painting: Merike Estna, Kristi Kongi, Laura Põld, Mihkel Ilus, Mart Vainre, Marie Kõljalg etc. In this cult children’s book, with which several generations have grown up, the human kind invites an artist to redesign the world.
Urban Festival “Uit”
17 Aug – 20 Aug 2016
“Uit” is an international festival with shows, installations, tours and concerts studying the urban space of Tartu, making us notice both new and old, common and extraordinary places and the way the city breathes and hums with life.
White Lady Festival
19 Aug – 21 Aug 2016
In the weekend closest to the August full moon the Haapsalu old town transforms into a buzzing marketplace, where the vibrant culture programme lasts from dusk till dawn and upon the arrival of the darkness open-air performances of the White Lady take place.
Pickled Cucumber Festival
20th of August
Tahku Tare
Cucumber, fish and handicraft have been important elements in the daily life of the seaside people. At the festival taking place during the pickled cucumber season one can taste exciting pickle preserves, buy local food and handicraft, listen to and sing along to folk songs, participate in workshops and make handicrafts oneself, etc.
Mandala Festival 2016
20 Aug – 21 Aug 2016
Sakala Centre in Viljandi
Mandala Festival takes place for the first time in Estonia. It is an event aimed to create beauty and harmony in people, our environment and society. The majority of the festival is free of charge for those interested. The festival’s paid programme that takes place in Viljandi’s Sakala Centre contains lectures and workshops.
Film Roll Festival
20th of Festival
Järva-Jaani Old Equipment Shelter
The Film Roll Festival takes place for the first time in Järva-Jaani Cinema Museum and Vanatehnika varjupaik (Shelter of Old Equipment), inviting all film lovers to pay respects to timeless cinema and film culture. The evening mood is created by the DJs of party series VÄLK.
An interactive science exhibition “Treasures of the Layered Earth”
Discovery Center Energy in Tallinn
… – 31st of December
What is inside the Earth? “Treasures of the Layered Earth” is an interactive science exhibition that introduces the world of crystals, semiprecious stones, jewels, historical treasure troves, skeletons and fossils of prehistoric creatures.
II RuhnuRahu Festival
19 Aug – 20 Aug 2016
Ruhnu island
RuhnuRahu, taking place in the end of August, is Estonia’s smallest culture festival from organisers to organisers, guests to locals, and vice vera. RuhnuRahu joins music, theatre, film, discussions, art, cultural heritage of Ruhnu, workshops and chat rooms, and friendly people for two late August days. There is space for up to 150 people on the extra boat trip to RuhnuRahu this year.
Kõrvemaa film evenings
19 Aug – 27 Aug 2016
Kõrvemaa film evenings captivate the audience in wild places starting from Estonia’s most important bomb shelter and ending with the beautiful Kakerdaja swamp. The films have been carefully selected to blur the border between the screen and reality.
Our Anniversary Party
20th of August
Tartu Festival Arena
August 20 is the day when Estonia celebrates the restoration of its independence. This year, we can proudly admit that our freedom has already been with us for a quarter of a century. Let’s celebrate it together on August 20 at Tartu Festival Arena with a big concert.
21st of August
Põlva County
Ecofestival guides people towards enivronmentally friendly lifestyle. The agenda includes seminars, workshops, nature tours and a family day with local produce fair and entertainment programme.