Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations: 30 Apr – 6 May

Are you looking for something intriguing to do this week? Here are a number of friendly recommendations from documentaries to experimental music, fresh air and Bach!

Documentary evening #40: Challenge
30 Apr
Cinema Sõprus

A magnificent documentary by the Italian artist Yuri Ancarani takes us to the surreal world of Qatari sheiks with a passion for amateur falconry.

Concert series Improtest: Ninh Lê Quan and Taavi Kerikmäe
30 Apr
Kanuti Guild Hall

Improtest is a concert series that brings improvisational music from local and foreign authors to the local audience. Ninh Lê Quan (Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx, France) is appreciated percussionist who is considered to be one of the top free-improvisation artists in Europe. Taavi Kerikmäe is a pianist and electronic musician. His music can be described as musique concret that is played live.

The spring fair at the Estonian Open Air Museum
1 May
The Estonian Open Air Museum

The spring fair introduces recycling and re-use through history. Merchants have arrived from all over the country to sell good food and authentic handicraft. For the first time, there is also an antique fair for those who love old things!

Kumu Documentary: Time Trial
2 May
Kumu auditorium

Time Trial takes us to the final races of cyclist David Millar’s career, leading up to his last Tour de France. We go inside the peloton, we’re pushed up impossible climbs and forced down rapid descents, and we lie alongside him in his hotel room in post-race agony.

Concert “Pearls of Spain”
3 May
Estonian National Opera Winter Garden

The concert “Pearls of Spain” brings to you the best pieces of the Spanish classical music in addition to the arias of zarzuela and Spanish folkmusic.

Magic Show “Illusion”
3 May
Theatre House

The programme includes fabulous white pigeons, unrealistic appearances and disappearances, spellbindingly dangerous numbers, humorous audience engagement, and the best classical magic.

FLUIDS
3 May
Stage of Independent Dance

In “Fluids” W A U H A U S members create a space in which virtuosity, succeeding and perfection is made impossible. In a slippery state of impossibleness the bodies onstage encounter a physicality which is based on constant failure and re-trying.

Concert of Ensemble Floridante, Lisa Kawasaki, Ele Raik, Saale Fischer
5 May
Kadriorg Palace

The ensemble Floridante, continuously joined by new musical partners, will perform among others one of Bach’s most famous works – Brandenburg concerto no. 5.