Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for November 13–19

Bach, Pärt, analogue synthesizers, effect blocks, the most dangerous band in the world, the freshest and most intriguing films from all over the world… This week is full of music and film. And in the meantime, don’t forget to pickle your fish!

Concert series “The King in Niguliste”: Kristel Aer
14 Nov
St Nicholas Museum

Kristel Aer, an organist of the new generation, will be performing a rather sizeable programme that presents a cross-section of music history. It will be exciting to compare the music of the Baroque giant Bach to arrangements of the choral piece ‘Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott’ by the early 20th-century composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert. The programme also features a new composition by Jüri Reinvere, whose music is embellished by the author’s philosophical and sophisticated approach.

Music Event: Sid Hille Trio feat Ivi Rausi
14 Nov
Estonian Traditional Music Centre

This is music, which brings the listener to a crazy world of improvisation with spontaneous creativity: to groove, to contemplate, to meditate. On the stage, rhodes, theremin, analogue synthesizers, bass with several pedals and effect blocks, a drum and live-samples and vocal in all possible and impossible registers meet.

Presentation concert of Laibach album Also Sprach Zarathustra
15 Nov
Russian Theatre in Estonia

The most dangerous band in the world, Laibach, will present their new album, Also Sprach Zarathustra. The music for Also Sprach Zarathustra was originally composed for a theatrical production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Laibach will perform Also Sprach Zarathustra live, introducing new members of the band.

Estonian pickled fish (vürtsikilu) workshop
16 Nov
Estonian Food Museum

What do the Estonians do with fish? European sprat or Baltic herring, also known as brisling or skipper, is a small marine fish. Estonians had already begun to salt it centuries ago. A special mix of exotic spices is used. Come to our workshop of pickling fish and learn to eat like an Estonian! We will also introduce you to some other wonderful Estonian foodstuffs!

St Martin’s Day Fair
16 Nov
Saku Arena

At St Martin’s Day Fair, the best Estonian handicraft is presented and sold, masterclasses conducted by professionals for handicraft enthusiasts and amateurs as well as workshops for children will be held. Presentations of handicraft goods and book launches will take place. Estonian food is offered and national music is played.

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)
17 Nov – 3 Dec
Tallinn and Tartu

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is one of the largest and most distinctive film festivals in North-Eastern Europe, and the only one in the region, which belongs among the top 15 film festivals in the world. PÖFF’s film programme includes two international competition programmes presenting the freshest and most intriguing films from all over the world. Fashion Cinema deals with the hot topics of the fashion world and tells the stories of some exciting people; Doc@PÖFF brings the most current documentary films of the latest year to the viewer; Panorama and Forum offer an extensive overview of the past year’s exotic finds and hits from other film festivals.

Children’s and Youth Film Festival ‘Just Film’
17 Nov – 26 Nov
Tallinn

‘Just Film’ is a sub-festival of children’s and youth films at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), which consists of a children’s and youth film competition programme and special programmes. ‘Just Film’ takes place every year in November, similar to the PÖFF main programme. There will be movies, which even the biggest movie lovers can not see on a daily basis. Some of them make you cry, some of them make you laugh, some will change your life. Something for everyone of all ages.

Viru Folk’s autumn party
17 Nov
Rakvere Culture Centre

The big hall of the cultural centre offers an opportunity to dance 6 hours in a row with Kukerpillid who are celebrating their 45th birthday this year and with Väliharf, the finalist of the TV3 show “Rahvabänd”. In the basement hall, you can enjoy the concerts of Rüüt, the triple nominee of Etnokulp award, and Pööriöö who performs the songs of Tõnis Kark. In the small hall of the Rakvere Cultural Centre, Sinilille Bar is opened and in the basement hall, Päts café welcomes you.

Chamber music concert in the chapter hall
17 Nov
Saaremaa Museum

On November 17, 2017, at 7 p.m., a chamber music concert will be held at the Kuressaare Castle Chapter Hall. Performers are Lauri Väinmaa on piano and Andrus Haav on violin. Programme includes J. S. Bach, A. Pärt and C. Franck.