Culture.info’s weekly recommendetions for March 13-19

 A lovely week has started, full of culture, spring, music, theatre,  art and lots of films. Have a wonderful week!

Kumu Documentary: “Lovetrue”
15 Mar
Kumu auditorium

The highly anticipated sophomore effort from an Israeli director who has returned five years after her successful debut, “Bombay Beach”, to uncover the essence of the universal emotion of love. A documentary essay interweaving three true life stories and exposing naïve notions of the existence of a “true” love that is free of pain.

Even Share
08 Mar – 19 Mar
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia

Even Share presents the challenges of our time as a visual model, though, without giving answers. Artists: Samuli Haleni, Eetu Kevarinmäki, Sallamari Rantala, Sonja Vainionpää. To illuminate an effect, issue or object from a new perspective so it can be viewed from a new perspective – this is what Even Share is about. The exhibition’s artists are also united by youth, Turku Academy of Fine Arts and irony.

Exhibition “Life Experience”
09 Mar – 02 Apr
Photo Museum

The curator Kaupo Kikkas said about the exhibition: Once a photographer commented on a man’s portrait: “This face is like a roadmap of his life.” The hastily uttered sentence has made me look at a lot of things differently over the years. Usually, life experience is expressed in spoken or written word, by default it is expected to contain a wisdom or teaching. However, I am enchanted by the depiction of life experience in picture, which makes it much more abstract. The obligatory words of wisdom, facts and context have disappeared and through this, it grows into something much bigger and endlessly translatable. Life experience becomes a unique code that transcends times and languages – a visual roadmap of a person’s life.

Tallinn Fashion Week
16 Mar – 17 Mar
Hotell Hilton Tallinn Park Conference Centre

At the spring Tallinn Fashion Week, Estonian fashion designers showcase their collections, and, at the autumn TFW, the award “Golden Needle” will be presented.

Opera Le Nozze di Figaro
16 Mar
Estonian National Opera

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, “La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro”
World premiere on 1 May, 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on 3 February, 2017

Jazz.ee presents: Anett Kulbin
17 Mar
Theatre NO99 Jazz Club

Anett is a singer who began her solo career in 2015, reaching to Eesti Laul 2016 semifinals with her first single “Strong”. However, she began her music studies already at the age of 11 and her singing career took off when the singer decided to continue her music studies in London. Anett herself has said that her experiences in London had given her the courage and inspiration to start writing music.

Jazz.ee and Finnish Jazz Union present: PLOP
18 Mar
Philly Joe’s Jazz Club

Free Jazz collective PLOP is turning 10 years old in 2017 but luckily this pre-teenager is just about to take off. The music making of PLOP comes across as light but from time to time, when the audience can least expect, the musicians dive into the depths.  The trio has released three albums: An Sich (2009), Per Se (2013) and Unicorn (2015).

Concert Series “Confessions. Shostakovich”
19 Mar
Tallinn Creative Hub

Within several concert seasons, this new concert series will bring to the audience one of the most spectacular cycles of music history, a musical testament – 15 string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich.

Estonian Music Video Festival
18 Mar
Valga Railway Station

The first Estonian Music Video Festival takes place in Valga Railway Station, where the best Estonian music video will be chosen by both the audience and the jury. The festival screens videos in two halls of different atmospheres – in the neat main auditorium and the comfortably free and cosy side hall. After the official part of the festival, both rooms are turned into a party cone where the event continues with DJs

Positiiv #6: “When Harry Met Sally”
13 Mar
Cinema Sõprus

Here is a proper romcom, some might even say, it is a classic. Harry and Sally have known each other for years and are very good friends, but fear that having closer relations might ruin their relationship.