March 21-25, World Film Festival 2017, Estonian National Museum, Tartu
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming film entries from all over the world. The film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as cultural representations of everyday life across the world. The festival is accompanied by relevant exhibitions, workshops and meetings with filmmakers. Full information on the films, program, tickets and more is available at www.worldfilm.ee
March 24, Symphonic Concert “Shostakovich & Alexeev”, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn of the concert is Shostakovich’ rarely played song cycle for Pushkin’s poems, which is thematically a great match for Symphony No. 13, covering themes such as betrayal, loss and memories. The soloist will be bass Pyotr Migunov, soloist from the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and prize winner at numerous international competitions. The orchestra will be conducted by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s (ENSO) former principal conductor Nikolai Alexeev, who has been working closely with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra for years and in addition to conducting all of the major symphony orchestras of Moscow and St Petersburg, has also conducted numerous orchestras outside Russia and given concerts in Europe, Japan and the United States. Shostakovich’ Symphony No. 13 was previously performed by ENSO in autumn 2009, when Nikolai Alexeev conducted it to commence his last season as the principal conductor of ENSO. For more information on the concert and ticket purchase please go to www.piletilevi.ee
Open till March 25, Exhibition “Nude in the Chaos”, Gallery Noorus, Tartu
This exhibition brings together painting students from the same course in Tartu Art College years ago. Versatile company meets again to compare the latest directions in their art. Nude in the Chaos theme invites the language of academic figurative painting into the world of young creators’ ideas and mediums. Opposing to chaos in a way, nude as a phenomenon is fascinating both from the visual and performative side. In Greek mythology chaos meant a yawning chasm, disorganized and formless primordial matter from which earth (Gaia) and love (Eros) arose but also darkness and underworld. Changing beyond recognition or remaining distinguishable these new “nudes” in turn give birth to a state in which we can sense both disorder and a new beginning. For more information please visit www.artcol. ee
Open till March 31, Exhibition “Light. Water. Color”, Town Gallery, Võru
A great watercolor is known to be born by the skillful capturing of the game between the water and color, and every author uses this game to a certain extent. The exhibition “Light. Water. Color” of the Estonian Watercolor Society in Võru City Gallery, consists for the most part of the works submitted by the members of the society for the exhibition “Through the Darkness with Colors. Vol 12” held in December 2016. In addition, there are works from the exhibition “New Watercolor 2016” by 13 authors – young and hopefully future members of the Society – held in Pärnu New Art Museum in November; therefore, there are 41 participants in total. The exposition is not compiled according to a specific theme, but conditionally it can be defined using the artists’ prevalent preference for nature and motifs of the warmer seasons. The Society pays a great deal of attention to the next generation – this is also the main reason why the current exhibition was open to the young artists with higher art education and sprouting interest for watercolor. The entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.
March 27 – April 2, Tallinn Music Week 2017, Tallinn
TMW is one of Europe’s leading city festivals with a carefully crafted line-up of various art forms for a curious mind. TMW hosts a dedicated program for virtually every music genre, which has been compiled from artist applications by a team of local experts, including music business executives, organizers and melomaniacs. For a festival that’s been drawing more international performers, TMW has received a record-breaking 1470 artist applications from all around the world and confirmed 237 artists from 33 countries to the line-up. Full info on the festival can be found at www.tmw. ee and the tickets can be bought from www.piletilevi.ee
April 1-9, Parnu Restaurant Week, Parnu restaurants
Restaurant Week is a long tradition that started in the USA almost 20 years ago. The first Restaurant Week in Estonia took place in 2011. During the Parnu Restaurant Week, visitors can learn about the restaurants representing extremely diverse styles, as well as the wonderful chefs who work there. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer lunches and dinners at a special price (2-course lunches and 3-course dinners). The dishes are prepared on the basis of an à la carte menu. The price does not include beverages. Learn more about the many restaurants in Parnu! To get your pass and experience new flavors, please contact the event organizers at [email protected]nurestaurantweek.ee or by phone (+372) 515 7869.
March 22 – April 22, Exhibition “Latgale. Lithuania” by Osvalds Zvejsalnieks, Gallery Daugava, Riga
Osvalds Zvejsalnieks is one of the most renowned figures in Latvia’s cultural and social life and an artist who has been following and advancing the classical tradition in Latvian painting. Landscapes and scenes of Latgale’s small towns like Ludza, Kraslava, Dagda, Vilani and Balvi, among others, are the dominant motifs of his paintings. Most probably this choice of themes has been inspired by the artist’s childhood memories and his life in Latgale, and perhaps this also explains the coloristic qualities and sincerity of Zvejsalnieks’ paintings. Find out extensive information about the exhibition and the painter at www.galerijadaugava.lv