Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for April 10 – 16

The sun is shining, the weather is fine, but don’t let all that confuse you. There still lots of culture to follow and places to be. Have a great week!

Estonian Music Days 2017
06 Apr – 13 Apr
Tallinn

The festival “Estonian Music Days”, which has been held since 1979, focuses on the freshest creation of Estonian composers. “It’s getting dark,” people think and stop what they are doing. And listen, as dusk is the time for listening. Because the sense is alert in every direction, responsive to every invitation. The sounds heard in the dimness are like windows, gates… Gates between the day and night. Gates between the impossible and possible. Gates for what is on this side and on the other.

FRiNGE event (Dan le Man + Tate Gebert)
10 Apr
Von Krahl Theatre

FRiNGE has finally arrived in Estonia! Dan le Man (AUS) and Tate Gebert (GBR), will perform back to back with their big impact, low tech shows. Free to get in, pay to get out. The show will be a rollercoaster ride of the good and bad experiences Tate has had to endure on his colourful journey to become a musician. You’ll hear stories from his musical travels on the Trans Siberian, in the busy malls of Vienna, on the French Riviera and in the tunnels of Tallinn. Art critics have said he has the face for radio and a voice that would suit silent cinema.

Saturday tour with a guide at Estonian National Museum
25 Mar – 10 Jun
Estonian National Museum

Estonian National Museum offers a chance to participate in a guided tour every Saturday starting on March 25. During the tour, the permanent exhibitions of the museum, “Echo of the Urals” and “Encounters”, will be introduced.

Book exhibition “The Most Beautiful Estonian Books 2016”
27 Mar – 22 Apr
The O. Luts Tartu Town Library

The winners of the competition of the 25 most beautiful books and the 5 most beautiful children’s books are on display. The competition was organised by the Estonian Graphic Designers Association, the Estonian Publishers’ Association, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, the National Library of Estonia, and the Association of Estonian Printing Industry.

Marko Mäetamm’s solo exhibition “I’m Only Streaming”
31 Mar – 30 Apr
Tallinn City Gallery

A new beginning for Marko Mäetamm at Tallinn City Gallery. Marko Mäetamm’s solo exhibition “I’m Only Streaming” will be open at Tallinn City Gallery from 31 March. The painter, who has mainly been inspired by family life over the past decade, is now turning his attention to the wars, catastrophes and other emergencies raging around the world and the willing and unwilling powerlessness of normal people in regard to these subjects.

Art in Motion. From Monet to Klimt
10 Mar – 11 Jun
Former Helios Cinema

For the first time the multimedial art exhibition “FROM MONET TO KLIMT” takes place in Dresden. The exhibition gives the visitor a completely new look from the creative world of the most impressive artists of the last centuries. Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt are projected on all available space in the exhibition space and offer the visitor a fascinating spectacle.

Kumu Documentary: “Eva Hesse”
12 Apr
Kumu auditorium

“Eva Hesse (1936–1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.

Tallinn Art Hall FULL ZERO performance programme: Karl Saks “State and Design”
12 Apr
Tallinn Art Hall

On Wednesday 12 April at 7 pm the third in the series FULL ZERO will take place in the large hall at Tallinn Art Hall. On this occasion, author and presenter Karl Saks has been invited to the gallery space to present his State and Design, originally performed at Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Until now, the production has been performed in a black box characteristic of the theatre; now both the audience and the performer have the chance to face up to a challenge created largely by a change of setting – finding themselves in a vast gallery space instead of a theatre.

11th Japanese Animation Film Festival JAFF
14 Apr – 23 Apr
All over Estonia

The festival features various programmes, from Japanese cuisine to school films, that introduce you to best new and old movies of all kinds and shapes. JAFF ends with an annual party – Animemöll – in Solaris centre featuring cosplay, lectures, demonstrations and much more.

Jazz.ee presents: Hedvig Hanson
14 Apr
Theatre NO99 Jazz Club

On Good Friday, sensitive Hedvig Hanson is going to appear on the stage of NO99 Jazzklubi with a new line-up and a programme suitable for the time: „Vaikse aja ilu“ („The beauty of the silent time“). Her new quintet comprises of the brightest musicians of the younger generation. Together they perform thoughtful and sensitive music.