WEEKLY RECOMMENDATIONS AUGUST 8 – 14

This week one can enjoy  fish, sauna, oratorios, art and thinking along . Have a great  week!

Documentary evening #20: “Janis: Little Girl Blue”
08 Aug
Cinema Sõprus

This is Amy Berg’s heart warming  documentary about  the blues queen  Janis Joplin, who  is a part of the so called 27th club, a gang of  rare talents, who died at the age of 27.  The film consists of conversations with Janis’s loved ones and colorful archive materials, as colorful as she was.

Ruja’s forbidden concert: Rein Rannap, rock band, Kristjan Kannukene
09 Aug
Viinistu Art Museum

Time to take a trip on the Estonian memory lane. This concert symbolically represents one of Ruja’s many forbidden concerts from the beginning of 1970s. All of the music is made by Rein Rannap and  the texts are from  one of the most legendary  Estonian  poet, Jüri Üdi / Juhan Viiding. While a large part of those songs  has been recorded once in some form and is available to listeners today, many songs will sound for the first time in more than 40 years at this concert.

Haanjamaa’s smoke sauna week
11 Aug – 14 Aug 2016
Võru County

Us Estonians sure respect our sauna traditions. Here’s a good example of this respect. During the various activities of the smoke sauna week, farm families share both sauna experiences as well as know-how of smoke sauna related customs, beliefs and rituals with the visitors.

Viru Folk 2016
12 Aug – 14 Aug 2016
Käsmu

This year the highlight is on music from the Nordic islands. There will be performances from Iceland, Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Åland, Gotland and, naturally, Estonian islands.  The festival people told us, that every festival-goer must surely take time to also visit the Devil’s Island but they wont say why but told us, it will become evident in Käsmu in August!

Street Festival “Augustiunetus”. Night of Arts in Pärnu
13 Aug
Pärnu

During summer, Pärnu is filled with domestic and international visitors, leaving the locals a bit neglected. So, this is how their third objective came to be – to bring more focus on the people who live in Pärnu and to demonstrate the amazing variety of arts created there.

Lestafest 2016
13 Aug
Kõrgessaare

The fish party  is for everyone who loves  to eat  and buy fish and hear about fishing traditions. This fishful event takes place in Kõrgessaare Harbour in Hiiumaa for the fifth time.

Birgitta festival 2016
13 Aug – 21 Aug
St Birgitta Convent

Their staged oratorios have become the festival’s own particular genre. The programme also includes operas, ballets, contemporary dance or musical humor productions.

Opinion festival 2016
12 Aug – 13 Aug
Paide Vallimägi

Nowadays it seams to be almost mandatory to have an opinion on everything and  when you think about it, that is not a bad thing. The festival includes many themes to think along to. This year’s Opinion Festival will host more English-language discussion forums than ever before in the event’s four-year history.

XX Wood Days “Varbola Wood”
09 Aug – 13 Aug 2016
Varbola Town Hill

The audience can see the wood sculptures being made with their own eyes, so everyone who loves the art of wood carving is very welcome there.   Oh, and bring a picnic basket.