’s weekly recommendation for February 5–11

The beginning of February brings us winter fun – enjoy Shrove Tuesday activities or great music at Tallinn Winter Festival.

11th Tallinn Winter Festival
5–13 Feb
Tallinn’s Old Town

The festival helps to bring a little light to the dark month of February! Traditional concert venues include the House of the Blackheads, Hopner House and the Swedish St. Michael’s Church.

In 2018, the PLMF Music Trust will be 15 years old. To mark this occasion there will be a grand Gala Concert on the 7th of February at 7 p.m at the Estonia Concert Hall.

Kumu Documentary. REM: Rem Koolhaas
7 Feb
Kumu auditorium

For over four decades, the “starchitect” and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas has shaken up the field of architecture and redefined the role of the architect in the world. The film-maker Tomas Koolhaas spent four years following his father around the globe, playing witness to Rem’s extraordinary creativity, as well as exploring his works through the eyes of those who actually inhabit them. REM is a rare and unique insight into the mind of a genius.

Performance “25 Dances”
8 Feb
Vaba Lava / Open Space

“25 Dances” is a performance for Fine 5 Dance Theatre’s 25th anniversary. During these years Tiina Ollesk and René Nõmmik have worked with many wonderful dancers and creative artists.

They have learned and created together, traveled and performed in 16 countries around the world. They have been working together for long periods and also shortly. They have been very close and supportive of each other. And now, when some of these people already live in different places, they get together once again both in real time and virtually for the performance “25 Dances”, where many of these people who have worked together with Fine5 during 25 years, meet on the stage again. They create cultural patterns – now and then, together and individually.

Acoussion Festival
9 Feb
Former Helios Cinema

Acoussion Festival is a pop-up music festival that has so far been held four times in summers and once in spring.

One of the most important characteristics of the Acoussion Festival is the so-called pop-up stages, which means that in addition to the main stage, performances take place at intimate venues that are built/planted in unexpected places. This creates an intimate contact between visitors and musicians and brings the music closer to the audience than the usual concerts/festivals.

The Estonian Institute and the Hungarian Institute invite everyone to a cheerful Shrove Tuesday celebration!
11 Feb

In the event of enough snow, we begin at 3 p.m. with sledging at Hirvepark, we will meet at Johan Pitka statue. Please bring a sledge with you!

AT 4 p.m. we will continue at the Hungarian Institute (Piiskopi 2), where we will introduce some Shrove Tuesday traditions of the Finno-Ugric peoples with a special focus on Estonian and Hungarian traditions.

Children can make a mask, a straw doll and a bone spinner. There will then be dancing and singing as well as time for food, drink and socialising. If you wear a Shrove Tuesday carnival costume, you can participate in our prize draw!