This week one can enjoy fish, sauna, oratorios, art and thinking along . Have a great week!
Documentary evening #20: “Janis: Little Girl Blue”
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.