Weekly recommendations for December 4–10

Dark wintertime is still surprising us with great events. Take a look at Christmas markets or events or visit Tallinn Chamber Orchestra’s 25th birthday.

Film Screening: Rabha Ethnographic Film
5 Dec
Estonian National Museum

The Rabhas are a tribe belonging to the Bodo family which includes the Kacharis, the Garos, the Lalungs, the Dimasas, the Hill Tippera, the Hajongs, the Mech communities, etc. After the film, there will be a discussion and Q&A with a Ph.D. student who is also the maker of the documentary, Bhupen Rabha.

Christmas Jazz 2017: Värttinä feat. Kadri Voorand “Finland 100”
6 Dec
Tallinn Creative Hub

Värttinä is the best known Finnish folk group. The group’s energy is unstoppable and new, and they surprise and thrill audiences with their fresh takes on the traditions of folk music. At Christmas Jazz, Värttinä will perform with a special guest, one of our most powerful jazz singers Kadri Voorand, whose musical aptitude and reach are extraordinary and who has carried folk music in her heart all her life. The meeting of these two sources of energy promises to produce some of the brightest musical flashes of the dark winter.

Presentation tour of Mari Kalkun’s album “Ilmamõtsan”
6 Dec
Pärnu Theater Endla

Mari Kalkun has won the hearts of the listeners with her creation that is close to nature and her sincere performances. The third solo album “Ilmamõtsan” by the musician and singer from Võru County is an intimate and warm-sounding album that offers a peaceful journey and a delight in discovering to the lovers of contemporary traditional music.

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra 25. Tõnu Kaljuste
7 Dec
House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads

The founder of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, conducts one of his favorite orchestras and provides good music for the Christmas Eve.

Pre-Christmas Design Market
9 Dec
Tartu Sport House

The coziest Christmas market in Tartu offers gift choices for the whole family. More than 45 designers from Estonia and Latvia sell accessories, clothes, ceramics, handicraft, home decoration, kids stuff, illustrations and more. Its the only place you have to visit for Christmas gifts!

Street Dance Festival “Battle of EST”
9 Dec
Vanemuine Concert hall

“Battle of EST” (BOE) is the oldest street dance competition with the most impressive list of performers in Northern Europe. The main events include breakdance team competitions. Hip-hop, popping and solo bboying contests also take place.