This week´s  recommendation is again quite eclectic.  You can visit both, traditional and modern dance performances,  enjoy earthly and not so earthly sounds at Kumu ÖÖ or enjoy some jazz music at  Sõru jazz. It will be an interesting week indeed.

Kumu ÖÖ
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
June 18th

Kumu ÖÖ celebrates Kumu’s tenth birthday.  Music, art, and partying come together to form one of Tallinn’s best minifestivals.  The festival starts off in the afternoon and rages on through the night.  There will be four different stages, both inside and outside, simultaneously offering live music from artists from Estonia, the U.K., Denmark, the U.S., and Finland. One of the stages will be set in the museum’s fifth floor exhibit designed specifically to use the museum’s own works to highlight the developments in art that have taken place over the last decade.

 Antonius Fashion Performance 2016 “Painting Fashion”
June 15th, 19:00
Yard Antonius, Lutsu 5, Tartu

The Antonius Fashion Performance gives twenty young designers the chance to present their work in both clothing and accessories.  The theme of this year’s performance revolves around portability, sales success, and commerce.  The show will be accompanied by live music from the well-known band NOËP.

 Suure-Jaani Music Festival
June 17th-June 23rd
Suure Jaani, Viljandi County

For nearly twenty years the Suure-Jaani Music Festival has drawn music lovers in to celebrate the summer solstice together. The festival consists of exhibits, seminars, contests, and concerts in a variety of settings and genres.  The culminating event is, of course, the lighting of the midsummer bonfire and the 3:00 a.m. sunrise concert on Hüpassaare bog island.

 XXII Country Folk Fair
June 18th-19th
Vastseliina, Võru County

The Country Folk Fair in the borough of Vastseliina is a great way to prepare for Midsummer’s Day festivities.  While the main event will be browsing the merchandise brought by the local farmers and craftsmen, there will also be a cultural program for your entertainment – not to mention the fact that Vastseliina’s castle ruins consistently attract visitors from the north.

 Swan Lake
June 18th 19:00
Estonia National Opera, Tallinn

Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s classic, world-famous ballet is being performed at the historical Estonia National Opera this year.  Tchaikovsky’s unmatchable composition paired with the impressive skill and grace of the ballet company creates a truly remarkable display of beauty.  Choreographer Thomas Edur based this version off of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa’s 1985 version to tell the story of love, sorcery, and the battle between good and evil.

 Dance Performance “Humdrumhum”
June 13th – 16th 19:00-20:30
Luise 5c, Tallinn

This dance performance takes place in a flat and works to bring out the invisible layers of our humdrum, everyday lives.  Authored, directed, and performed by four well-traveled and acclaimed artists, this is a unique opportunity to see the power of art up close and personal.

 Sõru Jazz
June 16th – 19th
Orjaku, Kalana, and Sõru Harbors, Hiiu County

This jazz festival celebrates the long-awaited arrival of summer.  Performers include well-known jazz groups and musicians as well as the best of Estonia’s youth.  Each night the concerts will take place at a different harbor.

110th Anniversary of Pärnu Yacht Club
June 21st 12:00-23:00
Pärnu Yacht Club

Members and guests are invited to participate in the 110th anniversary celebration at the Yacht Club.  Starting with lunch, and continuing with children’s activities, the presentation of the summer capital title, a concert, and reception, the celebration will end with a fireworks show.

 Wow Run
June 18th 11:00

This 5k run sets itself apart by blasting its participants with powder colors every kilometer.  With this kind of run, it’s not about who makes it through the fastest but about having a good time