This week we will connect you with comedy, folk-culture, pop-culture, documentary films, art and the Estonian language! Have a wonderful week!
The Fifth Annual Tilt International Improv Festival presents: The Moment (FIN/USA) – “Here, Now” / Rocky Amaretto (NLD) – “Everybody has one”
23 Sep
St Catherine’s Church
Improv differs from classical theatre in that the entire performance is invented on the spot, inspired from suggestions given by the audience. Every performance is unique and will never be seen again, because it’s not possible to improvise the same story twice. Tilt brings you the best improv actors and teachers from Estonia and all over the world! Tilt: Theatre like never before (And also never again.)
Japanese Pop Culture Festival “AniMatsuri”
23 Sep – 24 Sep
This festival is dedicated to Japanese animation and pop culture and takes place in Tartu for the 11th time already. It’s a two-day festival aimed primarily at youngsters, bringing enthusiasts together from Estonia as well as abroad.
XIII Estonian Islands’ Folk Days “Instrument and playing”
22 Sep – 24 Sep
The Estonian islands come together and already on Friday evening, the concert of the talharpa band Puuluup will be held in Vormsi’s only tavern. On Saturday there is a parade, a church is being examined, and it’s possible to get a little more information about the Vormsi’s ancient instrument talharpa. After a collective lunch, you can do exciting things in several workshops. Most of the activities are for both children and adults.
15th Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF)
20 Sep – 24 Sep
Lihula Community Centre/Tallinn Zoo Nature Education Centre/Ilon Wonder Land
The MAFF is an annual nature film event. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. The festival promotes nature-oriented and sustainable ways of life and respect for the nature-connected traditions of indigenous people. The MAFF showcases a variety of new international films about nature, wildlife, expeditions, environment, sustainability, biodiversity, conservation – films that depict nature in its diversity and films about the coexistence of man and nature.
Kumu Documentary: “Listen to me Marlon”
20 Sep
Kumu auditorium
With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary.
Estonian language cafe for (foreign) students
21 Sep
The O. Luts Tartu Town Library
At the language cafe “Know the city of Tartu” you can practice Estonian and make new acquaintances. Everyone who wants to manage with the Estonian language in everyday communication is welcome!
Holger Loodus’s solo exhibition “Journey to the End of the World”
08 Sep – 09 Oct
Tallinn Art Hall Gallery
Holger Loodus’s exhibition Journey to the End of the World at the Art Hall Gallery revolves around three events that initially seem unrelated: the trip of Matthew Henson, a black explorer, to the North Pole with Robert Peary in 1909; the simultaneous arrival of artist Joseph Beuys’s shamanistic myth creation and social activism on the 20th-century art scene more than half a century later; and the anonymous flows of refugees, which during a short but intensive period, moved through the Arctic region from Russia to Norway two years ago. These events are connected by the North Pole, the beginning and end of journeys; and the various means, which that have changed over time, for arriving there