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Festivals in Estonia 2013 “Festivals in Estonia 2013� is published by the Estonian Institute and the web-based calendar culture.ee, introducing cultural events in Estonia in 2013. The year 2013 presents a diverse range of events for every taste and age. The booklet offers an overview of more than 200 undertakings in the field of art, music, theatre, film, folk culture, dance and literature. More information about the events in Estonia and elsewhere described in the booklet, and about hundreds more is available on the web-based calendar culture.ee. The free culture.ee calendar invites people to enter information about events. From there, the information moves on to other portals and publications. By making yourself visible on culture.ee you can introduce the event to a large number of people interested in culture. Do not miss this opportunity! Enjoy your cultural year 2013! P.S. The calendar is available at the Estonian Institute and other information points.

The calendar was compiled by the team of culture.ee at the Estonian Institute. Design: Design and Ad Agency Refleks. The data was printed in November 2012. The team of culture.ee is grateful to Enterprise Estonia and everybody who posted their information and thus helped compile the current publication. Culture.ee team Estonian Institute Suur-Karja 14 10140, Tallinn +372 631 4355 kultuur.info@estinst.ee


CONTENTS

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Chronology

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Art

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Music

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Theatre

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Film

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Folk culture

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Dance

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Literature

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Calendar 2013

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MUSIC

THEATRE

FILM

JANUARY 1.–7.01., Tallinn 2.–4.01., Viljandi 5.–13.01., Pärnu 31.01.–2.02., Viljandi

2ND TALLINN BACH MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHOOLJAZZ = JAZZ SCHOOL 2013 PÄRNU DAYS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC 15TH INTERNATIONAL WINTER FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 1.–9.02., Tallinn, Jõhvi, Pärnu, Tartu 4.–21.02., Pärnu 9.02., Tallinn 9.–10.02., Tartu 14.–23.02., Tallinn 15.–17.02., Viljandi 15.–24.02., Otepää 16.–24.02., Pärnu 21.–24.02., Pärnu

MUSTONENFEST ICE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM “ICICLE 2013” FESTIVAL “PERFECT SILENCE” 19TH ESTONIAN MIXED CHOIR COMPETITION “TULJAK” 7TH TALLINN WINTER FESTIVAL 11TH STUDENT THEATRE DAYS LEIGO ICE MUSIC FESTIVAL PÄRNU ICE FESTIVAL 2013 WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL “THE BLUE ICICLE”

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LITERATURE

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY

MARCH 4.–10.03., Tallinn 8.–9.03., Jõgeva 10.–24.03., Pärnu 16.03., Tallinn 16.–17.03., Tallinn 18.–24.03., Tartu 28.–31.03., Tallinn

LADYFEST TALLINN 2013 17TH ALO MATTIISEN MUSIC DAYS CHILDREN AND YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL “JAM OF MUSIC” MADE IN ESTONIA MARATHON SIMPLE SESSION 13 10TH WORLDFILM FESTIVAL I AM PHOTOGRAPHER FESTIVAL 2013

APRIL 1.–7.04., Tallinn 4.–6.04., Tallinn 4.–6.04., Viljandi 5.04., Võru 6.–7.04., Tallinn 10.–13.04., Pärnu County 11.–13.04., Haapsalu 12.–20.04., Tallinn, Tartu 13.04.–5.05., Tallinn 18.–21.04., Tallinn 19.04., Türi 19.–21.04., Paide

ESTONIAN MUSIC DAYS 2013 TALLINN MUSIC WEEK MUSIC TRIAD WERRO ROCK 2013 YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL “SCHOOL DANCE 2013” (county semi-finals 23 January–24 March, across Estonia) 5TH PÄRNU TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAYS CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL “NEW DANCE 11” 8TH JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL “JAFF” GERMAN SPRING 2013 13TH INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL “TALLINN 2013” 9TH FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS “RUNIC SONGS IN NEW CLOTHES” HISTORY AND CULTURE FESTIVAL “THE WINDS OF TIME”

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19.–28.04., Tallinn and other venues across Estonia 23.–29.04., Viljandi County 24.–28.04., Haapsalu 25.–27.04., Tartu 26.–27.04., Mooste 29.04.–5.05., Tartu

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FOLK CULTURE

24TH TALLINN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “JAZZKAAR 2013” INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY “DANCE WEEK” 8TH HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL “HÕFF” 12TH DAYS OF SOUP TOWN ESTONIAN FOLK MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS FESTIVAL “MOISEKATSI ELOHELÜ 2013” TARTU SPRING DAYS 2013

MAY May, Tartu 4.–5.05., Viimsi 6.–12.05., Tallinn 8., 10.05., Tallinn, Tartu, then Europe 9.–12.05., Jõhvi, Rakvere 9.–12.05., Tartu, Valga 15.05., Tartu

AUTHOR SONG FESTIVAL “MAY SONG” 4TH VIIMSI JAZZPOPFEST KIMP FEST DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL

6TH INTERNATIONAL JÕHVI BALLET FESTIVAL 10TH TARTU INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL “PRIMA VISTA” 11TH THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS “CLAY BIRD” 15.–19.05., Tartu 12TH FESTIVAL OF ARCHAIC ART “REGIÖÖ 2013” 18.05., across Estonia MUSEUM NIGHT “THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE NIGHT” 18.–26.05., Jõgeva JÕGEVA TOWN DAYS 19.05.–2.06., Narva INTERNATIONAL JEVGENI MRAVINSKI MUSIC FESTIVAL 23.–26.05., Viljandi 17TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPET THEATRES “THEATRE IN A SUITCASE” 24.–25.05., Narva BAROQUE IRONWORK 29.05.–2.06., Tallinn 5TH TALLINN LITERATURE FESTIVAL “HEADREAD” 29.05.–2.06., Tallinn FESTIVAL “ORIENT 2013” 31.05.–2.06., across Estonia 13TH INTERNATIONAL SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL “SLAVIC WREATH”

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LITERATURE

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY

JUNE 1.06., Keila 1.06., Kärdla 1.06., Võru 1.–8.06., Tallinn 1.–30.06., Haapsalu 6.–8.06., Saue, Tallinn 6.–9.06., Tartu 6.–9.06., Türi 6.–9.06., Valga 6.–10.06., Tallinn 6.–12.06., Pärnu 7.–8.06., Tallinn 7.–9.06., Narva 7.–9.06., Rakvere 7.–9.06., Viljandi 7.–9.06., Viljandi 7.06.–30.08., Pärnu 8.06., Kuressaare 8.06.,Tartu 9.–11.06., Saue 9.–15.06., Tallinn 9.06.–11.09., across Estonia 14.–16.06., Viimsi 15.–16.06., Pärnu 15.–16.06., Sõru 15.–16.06., Vastseliina

SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL OF HARJU COUNTY “PATTERNS OF TIME” HIIUMAA CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 3RD VÕRU-LANGUAGE SONG FESTIVAL “UMA PIDO” 32ND TALLINN OLD TOWN DAYS “EACH TOWER HAS A TALE TO TELL” HAAPSALU GRAPHIC DESIGN FESTIVAL 2013 11TH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ-IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL “VISION” 12TH FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN COMPOSERS TÜRI SPRING FESTIVAL VALGA-VALKA FESTIVAL OF TWIN TOWNS TALLINN TREFF FESTIVAL PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL OPERA MUSIC FESTIVAL “PROMFEST” FESTIVAL “MAN BEHIND THE TREES” DAYS OF NARVA 2013 RAKVERE CITY DAYS VILJANDI HANSEATIC DAYS VILJANDI CAMP-FESTIVAL “BAGPIPE AND ANOTHER” 11TH PÄRNU ORGAN FESTIVAL 50TH SONG FESTIVAL OF SAARE COUNTY “LET THERE BE ONE ISLAND” BLUES FESTIVAL “MOTHER RIVER BLUES 2013” 16TH CREATIVITY AND IMPROVISATION DAYS 8TH TALLINN GUITAR FESTIVAL NARGEN FESTIVAL FESTIVAL OF WHITE NIGHTS ESTONIAN LINEDANCE FESTIVAL 6TH SÕRU JAZZ FESTIVAL COUNTRY FAIR

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16.06., Jõesuu 17.–23.06., Suure-Jaani 19.06., Jõgeva town and parish 21.–23.06., Pärnu 22.–24.06., Tallinn 26.–29.06., Pärnu 27.–30.06., Tartu and other venues in Estonia 27.06.–14.07., Rapla County 28.–29.06., Vana-Vigala 28.–30.06., Pärnu 28.–30.06., Pärnu 28.–30.06., Tallinn 28.06.–14.07., Ida-Viru County 29.06., Tartu 29.06.–4.08., Kabli

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RÄVALA FEST 16TH SUURE-JAANI MUSIC FESTIVAL FESTIVAL OF THE SHORTEST NIGHTS “SOUNDS OF A SUMMER NIGHT” WATER FESTIVAL “WATERGATE” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MILITARY ORCHESTRAS “EST-TATTOO 2013” PÄRNU SYMPOSIUM OF URBAN PAINTERS INTERNATIONAL STREET ORGAN FESTIVAL 2013 21ST RAPLA CHURCH MUSIC FESTIVAL HARD ROCK CAMP 2013 PÄRNU HANSEATIC DAYS 12TH PÄRNU HARMONICA FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION “BALTIC-NORDIC OPEN” TALLINN OLD TOWN JAZZON FESTIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF SEVEN TOWNS POP CHOIR FESTIVAL 2013 SUNSET FESTIVAL IN KABLI

JULY July, Pärnu July, Pärnu July, Tallinn 1.–21.07., Kohila 1.–21.07., Pärnu

PÄRNU FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL “FIDEOFEST” PÄRNU PRINTMAKING IN FESTIVAL MANKA BOUTIQUE POP FESTIVAL 13TH KOHILA INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS SYMPOSIUM 27TH PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANTHROPOLOGY FILM FESTIVAL (laureate films and itinerant programme 7.–21.07., across Estonia) 3.–6.07., Saaremaa Island THE SOUNDS OF THE ORGANS OF SAAREMAA 2013

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DANCE

LITERATURE

3.–6.07., Tallinn 3.–7.07., Haapsalu 3.–7.07., Haapsalu 3.–7.07., Muhu, Saaremaa and Abruka islands 3.–7.07., across Estonia 4.–6.07., Pärnu 4.–7.07., Tallinn 5.07., Kuressaare 5.–7.07., Karksi-Nuia 5.–7.07., Kihelkonna 6.07., Kilingi-Nõmme 6.07., Põltsamaa 8.–20.07., Viljandi 9.–12.07., Suuremõisa 10.–14.07., Mustjala 10.–14.07., Viljandi 10.07.–10.08., Pärnu 11.–13.07., Paide 11.–14.07., Lihula 11.–14.07., Pärnu 11.–14.07., Tallinn 11.–15.07., Võru County 12.–14.07., Hiiumaa Island 12.–14.07., Jõhvi 12.–14.07., Kihnu 12.–14.07., Mooste 12.–14.07., Tallinn 13.07., Kidise

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY

ÕLLESUMMER 20 20TH HAAPSALU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF HOT GLASS 2013 MUHU FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL “JUU JÄÄB 2013” 26TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL “BALTICA” COMPETITION-FESTIVAL “PÄRNU BALLAD 2013” 14TH MEDIEVAL DAYS OF TALLINN NIGHT AT THE KURESSAARE CASTLE DAYS OF KARKSI TEUTONIC ORDER AND VILJANDI COUNTRYFOLK FESTIVAL 18TH KIHELKONNA CHURCH MUSIC DAYS FESTIVAL “SCHILLING” PÕLTSAMAA TOWN AND CASTLE DAY 21ST NOTAFE MANOR MASTERS’ FESTIVAL 15TH MUSTJALA MUSIC FESTIVAL “MUSTJALA PATTERNS” 28TH VILJANDI OLD MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER ARIA. SYNTHESIS OF ARTS 11TH LIMESTONE DAYS OF PAIDE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “LIHULA MUSIC DAYS” PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE FESTIVAL “SAX.FEST” 3RD TANGO PORT TALLINN 19TH VÕRU FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 15TH HIIUMAA CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS SLAVIC LIGHT 2013 KIHNU SEA FESTIVAL MANOR CARNIVAL TALLINN MARITIME DAYS KIDISE POND MUSIC

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16.–23.07., Pärnu 18.–21.07., Hiiumaa Island 18.–23.07., Tartu 19.–20.07., Ostrova 19.–21.07., Lilli 19.–21.07., Tartu 20.–21.07., Haapsalu 21.–28.07., Saaremaa Island 24.–28.07., Haapsalu, Uuemõisa 24.–28.07., Hiiumaa Island 25.–28.07., Viljandi 26.07., Haapsalu 27.–28.07., Jäneda 27.–28.07., Viimsi 29.07.–3.08., Pärnu 30.07.–3.08., Kuressaare 31.07.–4.08., Märjamaa

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FILM

FOLK CULTURE

PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL AND JÄRVI ACADEMY 9TH HIIUMAA FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL FESTIVAL “GLASPERLENSPIEL 2013” OSTROVA FESTIVAL NAVA STAGE 2013, FESTIVAL OF MULGI CULTURE AROMATIC TARTU HANSEATIC DAYS INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL SAAREMAA OPERA DAYS 20TH HAAPSALU STRING FESTIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “HIIUMAA HOMECOMING” 21ST VILJANDI FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL ART FESTIVAL “PIGSKIN” 22ND ESTONIAN FARM DAYS COASTAL FOLK FESTIVAL PÄRNU BLUES DAYS 2013 19TH KURESSAARE CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS FESTIVAL “MÄRJAMAA FOLK 2013”

AUGUST August, Tabasalu August, Tallinn 1.–3.08., Viljandi 1.–4.08., Tartu 2.–3.08., Haapsalu 2.–3.08., Luhamaa

14TH TABASALU JAZZ FEST 9TH CULTURE FACTORY FESTIVAL ROCK RAMP 9TH TARTU INTERNATIONAL WIND BAND FESTIVAL “MÜRTSUB PILL” FESTIVAL “AUGUST BLUES” 20TH SETO KINGDOM

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2.–3.08., Lutike 2.–3.08., Pärnu 2.–4.08., Pärnu 2.–11.08., Tallinn, across Estonia 3.–4.08., Kuressaare 5.–10.08., Tartu 7.–10.08., Varbola 8.–11.08., Lihula 9.–10.08., Tõrva 9.–11.08., Käsmu 9.–11.08., Narva 9.–18.08., Tallinn 10.08., Mahu 10.08., Pärnu 10.08., Tõrva 10.–17.08., Pärnu 15.–18.08., Põlva County 15.–21.08., Võru 16.–17.08.,Tartu 16.–17.08., Valga 16.–18.08., Kabala 17.08., Pärnu 20.–31.08., Tallinn 21.–31.08., Tallinn 22.–25.08., Pühalepa 23.–25.08., Haapsalu 29.–31.08., Tallinn

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY

LEIGO LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL PÄRNU 16TH GUILD DAYS ESTONIAN PORCELAIN DAYS 27TH TALLINN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL 17TH KURESSAARE MARITIME FESTIVAL 8TH TARTU LOVE FILM FESTIVAL “tARTuFF” 17TH VARBOLA WOOD DAYS LIHULA CULTURE DAYS 20TH TÕRVA TOWN DAYS VIRU FOLK NARVA HISTORY FESTIVAL “NARVA BATTLE” BIRGITTA FESTIVAL 6TH REED FESTIVAL AUGUST INSOMNIA. NIGHT OF THE ARTS IN PÄRNU TÕRVA MUSIC AND FIRE FESTIVAL “SPELL” PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL “AUGUST” 8TH ECO FESTIVAL “GREENER LIFE 2013” VÕRU BRASS MUSIC DAYS 8TH EMAJÕGI RIVER FESTIVAL 5TH VALGA INTERNATIONAL MILITARY HISTORY FESTIVAL 8TH INTERNATIONAL POTATOPRINT FESTIVAL 13TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL “MULTICULTURAL PÄRNU” 9TH TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST DANCE FESTIVAL 2013 PÜHALEPA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 WHITE LADY FESTIVAL FESTIVAL “TOWERS OF TALLINN”

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SEPTEMBER September, Tallinn September–October, Tartu 2.–8.09., Tartu 6.–7.09., Karksi-Nuia 6.–8.09., Haapsalu 6.–8.09., Paide 6.–21.09., Tallinn 18.–22.09., Lihula 18.–22.09., Viljandi 19.09.–1.10., Tallinn 22.–29.09., across Estonia 23.–24.09., Narva 26.–28.09., Tallinn

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF JAPAN “ZIPANGU EST” “ART IST KUKU NU UT” FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART ESTONIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL “DRAMA 2013” 6TH KARKSI HONEY FESTIVAL 9TH NOSTALGIA DAYS 9TH PAIDE FESTIVAL “COMMON CHORD” ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE 100 “A HOUSE FULL OF MUSIC” 11TH MATSALU INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL VILJANDI GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013 20TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ORTHODOX SACRED MUSIC “CREDO” RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT FESTIVAL 2013 FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN MUSEUMS AUTUMN FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE

OCTOBER October, Tallinn 4.–5.10., Kihnu Island 10.–13.10., Tartu 11.–12.10., Viljandi 14.–19.10., across Estonia 14.–20.10., Tartu 21.10.–2.11., Tapa 23.–26.10., Pärnu

9TH THEATRE FESTIVAL “GOLDEN MASK IN ESTONIA” 3RD KIHNU FIDDLE FESTIVAL 18TH INTERNATIONAL TARTU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL “ORIENT ET OCCIDENT” FOLK MUSIC HARVEST FESTIVAL PAN-FINNO-UGRIAN DAYS TARTU AUTUMN DAYS 2013 2ND PRIIT PÄRN FILM FESTIVAL 31ST PÄRNU ACCORDION MUSIC FESTIVAL

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NOVEMBER November, Valga 23RD VALGA ART MONTH 1.–3.11., Tartu TARTU JAZZ AND RHYTHM MUSIC FESTIVAL “IDEAJAZZ” 7.–9.11., Pärnu NOVEMBER DANCE FESTIVAL 2013 7.–10.11., Tallinn 17TH ST MARTIN’S DAY FAIR 11.–14.11., across Estonia STUDENT AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “SLEEPWALKERS” 11.–27.11., across Estonia 17TH TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 13.–15.11., across Estonia 15TH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL “ANIMATED DREAMS” 14.–24.11., across Estonia 13TH CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL “JUST FILM” 21.–23.11., Lääne-Viru County 5TH VÄIKE-MAARJA MUSIC FESTIVAL 22.–23.11., Jõgeva 21ST BETTI ALVER POETRY DAYS “THE STAR-BRIGHT HOUR” 23.11.13.–8.01.14., Tallinn TALLINN CHRISTMAS MARKET 2013 28.11.–12.12., Tallinn and other CHRISTMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL venues across Estonia

DECEMBER 1.–24.12., Tartu 1.12.13.–6.01.14., across Estonia 7.12., Rakvere

CHRISTMAS CITY TARTU CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL “CHURCH HOLIDAYS IN ST MARY’S LAND” INTERNATIONAL NEOFOLK, DARK FOLK, INDUSTRIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “DARKLAND FIRE IV”

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4.–21.02., Pärnu

ICE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM “ICICLE 2013” Üllar Kallau +372 551 2969 yllar@parnublues.ee The sculptors make their own ice sculptures from a large block of ice, using an amazing variety of tools, including such household appliances as irons and hair dryers.

28.–31.03., Tallinn I AM PHOTOGRAPHER FESTIVAL 2013 OÜ FOTOakadeemia +372 641 1502 info@iamphotographer.eu festival.iamphotographer.eu The festival includes wedding, nature, farmhouse photographs and portrait competitions, workshops and a conference. Workshops on two first days are conducted by world famous photographers Joe McNally and Roberto Valenzuela from the USA and Staffan Widstrand from Sweden. The competi-

tion entries are judged on day three.

MTÜ Academia Gustaviana Selts +372 501 5672 nongrata@nongrata.ee www.nongrata.ee/diverse_unverse.htm

6.–12.05., Tallinn

The annual travelling performance art festival starts in Estonia and then moves on through Europe, involving over 200 artists and joining a few dozen cities in many countries. Performers in Estonia are Non Grata & Not Now I Am Busy (Estonia), Physical Poets (Japan), Amber Lee & Elinor Thompson (USA), 1 KA, Nada & Reno (France), Peter Rosvik & CW01 (Finland), Joakim Stampe (Sweden), Soren Dahlgaard (Denmark), Sato Yukie (Korea) and others.

KIMP FEST

Tallinna Ülikooli Kunstide Instituut, Olesja Rotar +372 513 7029 olesjab@tlu.ee www.tlu.ee/kimp KIMP Fest is an integrated art experience presenting a selection of recently produced works by graduates of Tallinn University. During this event people walking around the Old Town can watch dance performances, enjoy art exhibitions, experience the interactive hall of creative therapies, listen to instrumental and choral music and even discover original pieces of handicraft.

8., 10.05., Tallinn, Tartu, then Europe DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 12

1.–30.06., Haapsalu

HAAPSALU GRAPHIC DESIGN FESTIVAL 2013 Eesti Kujundusgraafikute Liit +372 472 4470 info@kultuurimaja.ee The annual festival focuses on the author’s creative handwriting in graphic design. 100 best cultural posters are displayed and 10 best designers are chosen. The Haap-


ART

26.–29.06., Pärnu PÄRNU SYMPOSIUM OF URBAN PAINTERS Üllar Kallau +372 551 2969 yllar@parnublues.ee The 12th urban painters’ symposium is an international event, where artists from different places work together in Pärnu urban environment. Their work is later displayed at an exhibition.

July, Pärnu

PÄRNU PRINTMAKING IN FESTIVAL MTÜ Academia Gustaviana Selts +372 501 5672 nongrata@nongrata.ee www.nongrata.ee/printmaking_in.htm

The festival interprets and seeks new developments in various cultural fields and gathers artists, writers and those involved in audiovisual arts. It takes place in urban space: workshops in the streets and a fair of alternative art “Prints Gone Wild”. Guests include local artists and some from the USA.

1.–21.07., Kohila

13TH KOHILA INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS SYMPOSIUM Eesti Keraamikute Liit +372 5663 6895, 554 4523 kohilasymposium@gmail.com The symposium gathers wellknown and young talented ceramicists and sculptors from all over the world, united by their love of wood firing. In the course of three weeks, Kohila becomes a place where various cultures of the world meet, several ceramic sculptures are created and firings take place in the anagama-type kiln – the biggest in the Baltic countries.

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF HOT GLASS Photo: Kairi Orgusaar

salu Town Gallery offers an international graphic design exhibitioncompetition “Individuality 13” with participants from the European Union, Belarus and Russia. A poster-related seminar takes place on the opening day.

3.–7.07., Haapsalu

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF HOT GLASS 2013 Evald Okase Muuseum +372 554 9024 eo.muuseum@gmail.com www.evaldokasemuuseum.ee The international hot glass symposium is an acclaimed professional event, organised by the glass artist Kai Koppel together with Kati Kerstna and Kairi Orgusaar. The activities centre in the open-air glassblowing studio in the courtyard of the museum of painter Evald Okas in Haapsalu. Artists of various nationalities work there for a week. Glassblowing is a fascinating thing to watch. The symposium culminates with an exhibition of works made during the week.


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9.–12.07., Suuremõisa

MANOR MASTERS’ FESTIVAL MTÜ Hiiumaa Vigursaagijate Selts +372 5302 4920 hiiumaa.vigursaagijad@gmail.com The festival participants have to saw figures out of huge blocks of wood and produce work-related sounds. Blacksmiths and woodcutters are present as well. During four days the visitors can watch how ‘big art’ is born and try it themselves.

26.07., Haapsalu ART FESTIVAL “PIGSKIN”

MTÜ Loomekeskus +372 5660 5860 piret@turundustugi.ee www.loomekeskus.ee “Pigskin” is an international art festival, headed by Jaan Toomik and Johannes Deimling, focusing on the urban space in Haapsalu and drawing attention to places

with unique atmosphere that have been almost forgotten. The festival curator is Jaan Toomik, one of the most prominent contemporary Estonian artists. He brings the best of Estonian and world performance art to Haapsalu. These are supplemented by a diverse music, film and art programme.

Piret Linnamägi +372 502 7322 piret.linnamagi.001@mail.ee www.varbolapuu.ee Professional and amateur sculptors from Estonia and abroad craft sculptures on the spot. The public can purchase things they like at an auction. There is also a cultural programme.

2.–4.08., Pärnu ESTONIAN PORCELAIN DAYS

MTÜ Rääma Noorte Ühing Noorus ja Selts Lüster, Mai Kolossova +372 5343 3063, 445 0070 info@noorusemaja.ee www.noorusemaja.ee The event is meant for porcelain painters who are instructed in three groups by best professionals in the field. The public can enjoy an exhibition and simpler workshops.

7.–10.08., Varbola 17TH VARBOLA WOOD DAYS

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16.–18.08., Kabala 8TH INTERNATIONAL POTATOPRINT FESTIVAL MTÜ Potatoprint +372 5661 7210 printpotato@gmail.com www.printpotato.pri.ee This year’s theme is “Lood” (in English this word can mean stories, create, water level, spirit level). Everybody, regardless of age and experience, is welcome to try potato printing. The festival introduces potato printing as a primitive and nature-friendly technique, joins people through a relaxing manual activity, and promotes potatoes as the main fare of Estonians throughout centuries.


Photo: Marju Kuusk

MUSIC The Tallinn Bach Music Festival developed from the popular annual organ music series in the first week of January in St Nicholas church and concert hall, initiated by Andres Uibo. It is a beautiful New-Year wish to all citizens of Tallinn and guests. Best Estonian and guest musicians play Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ music, instrumental pieces and choir music. The artistic director is Andres Uibo.

INTERNATIONAL POTATOPRINT FESTIVAL

September– October, Tartu

“ART IST KUKU NU UT” FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART Rael Artel, Kaisa Eiche +372 5622 9213, 510 5575 info@artistkukunuut.org www.artistkukunuut.org “ART IST KUKU NU UT” is an international art  festival dedicated to contemporary art in Estonia. We introduce the best of the art world, curators active in the international arena, and of course exhibitions of Estonian artists.

November, Valga

23RD VALGA ART MONTH Kaja Sisask +372 766 9974, 5349 4175 kajasisask@gmail.com www.valgakultuurikeskus.ee

1.–7.01., Tallinn 2ND TALLINN BACH MUSIC FESTIVAL Ars Musica Estonica MTÜ +372 5688 3828 info@arsmusica.ee www.arsmusica.ee

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2.–4.01., Viljandi SCHOOLJAZZ = JAZZ SCHOOL 2013

MTÜ Viljandi Vanamuusika Festival +372 5665 9257 trall@viljandimaa.ee www.kultuur.edu.ee/muusika Camp-festival for young rhythm musicians with excellent teachers, workshops and concerts.

5.–13.01., Pärnu

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Eesti Arnold Schönbergi Ühing schoenberg@schoenberg.ee www.schoenberg.ee The theme of the Pärnu Contemporary Music Days is Futurism 2. The festival examines the futurist concepts of various fields and presents artworks created in the futurist spirit. The programme includes a symposium, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, performances.

1.–9.02., Tallinn, Jõhvi, Pärnu, Tartu MUSTONENFEST

Eesti Kontsert +372 614 7736 tuuli.metsoja@concert.ee www.concert.ee The series of baroque music concerts was initiated by Andres Mustonen and Hortus Musicus in 1989, and now carries the name MustonenFest. The festival in 2013 presents Krzysztof Penderecki and Miša Maiski, international soloists, mixed choir Latvija, monastery choir Optina Pustõn from St Petersburg, Belgian old music ensemble B’Rock. The gala concert includes mezzo-soprano Anneli

Peebo, violin-player Friedeman Eichhorn and Mor Biron, concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker bassoon group.

9.02., Tallinn

FESTIVAL “PERFECT SILENCE” Tallinna Filharmoonia +372 669 9940 fila@filharmoonia.ee www.filharmoonia.ee The festival of the record company ECM’s soloists and composers offers high-quality, surprising and creatively open music. The programme includes works that cross the genre boundaries and seeks the meeting points of classical, ethno and jazz music.

9.–10.02., Tartu

19TH ESTONIAN MIXED CHOIR COMPETITION “TULJAK” Eesti Segakooride Liit esl@kul.ee www.segakoorideliit.ee

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The competition takes place in Miina Härma Gymnasium and includes 30 choirs in 4 categories. In addition to the competition, the choirs perform on 9 February at 5 p.m. in Tartu University Hall and at 9 p.m. at the Night Concert in St John’s Church.

14.–23.02., Tallinn 7TH TALLINN WINTER FESTIVAL

Pille Lille Muusikute Toetusfond +372 5648 4244 plmf@plmf.ee www.plmf.ee The concerts take place in the Town Hall and Estonia Concert Hall and present the best Estonian musicians and guests from abroad. The festival marks the anniversary of the Pille Lill Music Fund, which this time collects donations to purchase instruments for talented Estonian musicians.

15.–24.02., Otepää LEIGO ICE MUSIC FESTIVAL


MUSIC The composer Alo Mattiisen who was born in Jõgeva, became known for his patriotic songs. The event dedicated to him was started in 1997 and presents ensembles of schoolchildren from all over Estonia.

21.–24.02., Pärnu

WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL “THE BLUE ICICLE” Üllar Kallau +372 551 2969 yllar@parnublues.ee www.parnublues.ee Blues concerts take place in different venues in Pärnu and there are workshops and master classes both for the young and for experienced musicians, supervised by internationally acclaimed professionals.

8.–9.03., Jõgeva

17TH ALO MATTIISEN MUSIC DAYS Maret Oja +372 520 2244 viiskoori@gmail.com www.joggym.edu.ee www.hot.ee/alomattiisen

10.–24.03., Pärnu CHILDREN AND YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL “JAM OF MUSIC” MTÜ Pärnu Kontserdibüroo +372 442 6782, 517 7984 helen.erastus@gmail.com www.parnukontsert.ee

In 2013, Estonian Music Days focus on juxtapositions and oppositions. Composers, musicians, time periods and cultural fields are placed next to and opposite one another. Additionally we can witness how the cross-cutting theme of the festival – a piano work, performed by various musicians at many concerts – is turned into classics. The festival, held since 1979, concentrates on the Estonian composers’ most recent music.

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The festival starts with the competition of vocal ensembles and continues with various concerts and workshops.

1.–7.04., Tallinn ESTONIAN MUSIC DAYS 2013

Eesti Heliloojate Liit +372 646 6536 heliloojate.liit@gmail.com www.helilooja.ee

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Photo: Mait Jüriado

MTÜ Leigo Kontserdid +372 509 1344 leigo@leigo.ee www.leigo.ee


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4.–6.04., Tallinn TALLINN MUSIC WEEK

Musiccase OÜ info@tallinnmusicweek.ee www.tallinnmusicweek.ee www.facebook.com/tallinnmusicweek

4.–6.04., Viljandi MUSIC TRIAD

Tartu Ülikooli Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia +372 5669 8839 muusikatriaad@kultuur.edu.ee kultuur.edu.ee/muusikatriaad

5.04., Võru

18.–21.04., Tallinn 13TH INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL “TALLINN 2013” Eesti Kooriühing +372 627 4451, 627 4450 kooriyhing@kul.ee www.kooriyhing.ee The Tallinn Choral Festival offers a chance to listen to high-level concert choirs from over the world. The festival includes both the choral competition and a series of concerts in churches, schools and concert halls of Tallinn.

19.–28.04., Tallinn

WERRO ROCK 2013

and other venues across Estonia

MTÜ Võrumaa Noorte Muusikute Ühendus +372 5395 8311 info@werrorock.com www.werrorock.com

24TH TALLINN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “JAZZKAAR 2013”

Werro Rock brings together some of the best new upcoming rock bands. It takes place for the ninth time in a small town in southern Estonia called Võru.

MTÜ Jazzkaare Sõprade Ühing +372 666 0030 info@jazzkaar.ee www.jazzkaar.ee

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The spring festival presents the best Estonian and world jazz musicians. Jazz is performed in concert halls and in open spaces. Estonian jazz awards are presented.

26.–27.04., Mooste ESTONIAN FOLK MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS FESTIVAL “MOISEKATSI ELOHELÜ 2013” MTÜ Folgisellide Selts +372 508 7825 yllepodekrat@hot.ee folkfest.polvamaa.ee The festival revives Estonian folk music through contemporary music projects. The competition-concert tests the performers’ vocal, instrumental and technical skills and their imagination. The undertaking promotes folk music in Estonian music culture, providing links between the old and the new. The patron of the festival is Ingrid Rüütel.

May, Tartu

AUTHOR SONG FESTIVAL “MAY SONG”


MUSIC Luteeriuse Sõprade Ühing +372 744 2229 mailaul2012@mail.ee www.mailaul.ee

FESTIVAL “ORIENT”

The festival marks its 10th anniversary. The aim of the festival is to encourage the author-performer type creative tradition. Each spring, authors’ concerts and joint concerts are organised in the club Genialistid.

4.–5.05., Viimsi

Viimsi Vallavalitsus, Kristel Pedak +372 5551 9561 jazzpopfest@viimsivv.ee www.viimsivald.ee/viimsi-popjazzfestival

19.05.–2.06., Narva INTERNATIONAL JEVGENI MRAVINSKI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Narva Linnavalitsuse kultuuriosakond, Anatoli Štšura +372 359 9120 kultuur@narva.ee www.narva.ee

Photo: Peeter Vähi

4TH VIIMSI JAZZPOPFEST

The Jevgeni Mravinski Music Festival was initiated in 1995 to remember the stay of this outstanding 20th century conductor in Narva and the Narva-Jõesuu seaside resort. The famous maestro used to come here in holidays, to rest from his work with St Petersburg orchestra and professorship at the conservatoire. The programme includes symphonic, choir, as well as chamber music by mainly Estonian and Russian performers, but also by artists from other countries.

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29.05.–2.06., Tallinn

FESTIVAL “ORIENT 2013” ERP OÜ +372 5347 7032 inna.kivi@erpmusic.com www.Festivalorient.com Festival “Orient” is the longestrunning Eastern Music Festival in the Baltic countries and has been and still is the only festival dedi-


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cated to authentic Asian music. Year 2013 will see and hear performers from India, Tibet, Syria, Azerbaijan etc. In addition to concerts there are introductory talks by the artistic director Peeter Vähi, as well as teachings by Buddhist gurus. A totally new idea is an Oriental market at the Song Festival Grounds during the event.

6.–8.06., Saue, Tallinn

11TH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ-IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL “VISION” Kristiina Liivik +372 516 3128 saue.mk@mail.ee www.noortejazz.ee “Vision” is a festival for young people tackling the topics of jazz and improvisation. Musicians of the future introduce their work and interpretations.

6.–9.06., Tartu

12TH FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN COMPOSERS

Luteeriuse Sõprade Ühing +372 744 2229 composer@composer.ee www.composer.ee The festival is the biggest contemporary music event in Estonia, presenting new Estonian music, premieres by professional musicians, concerts, composers’ workshops, night university, etc. The chief composer in 2013 is Arvo Pärt and the performers include the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and others.

6.–9.06., Türi

7.–9.06., Viljandi VILJANDI CAMPFESTIVAL “BAGPIPE AND ANOTHER”

MTÜ Viljandi Vanamuusika Festival +372 5665 9257 trall@viljandimaa.ee www.folk.ee/opistu The festival offers genuine bagpipe music. Each year, another musical instrument is included as well, producing new possibilities. In 2013 the bagpipes are supplemented by ukulele.

TÜRI SPRING FESTIVAL Iren Lill kevadfestival@tyri.ee www.kevadfestival.tyri.ee Türi Spring Festival provides a rich cultural contribution to the unique spring atmosphere of the Estonian Spring Capital Türi. The event brings together classical music and nature. Alongside many concerts and recitals there are guided walks, movies, readings and exhibitions. The concert programs emphasise works inspired by nature and include music from the baroque up to the present day.

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7.06.–30.08., Pärnu

11TH PÄRNU ORGAN FESTIVAL EELK Pärnu Eliisabeti kogudus +372 444 3459 jaanus.torrim@eelk.ee www.eliisabet.ee At 8 p.m. every Friday evening, from early June to end of August, St Elizabeth Church in Pärnu organises organ music concerts.


MUSIC 8.06., Kuressaare

50TH SONG FESTIVAL OF SAARE COUNTY “LET THERE BE ONE ISLAND”

The first festival took place in June 2012, a joint venture of the Tartu Blues Club and Trehv club. The festival concerts take place in Club Trehv. The programme includes about 20 concerts and performances from 12 p.m. – 24 p.m.

The festival celebrates 150 years from the first song festival in Saaremaa. This year’s event focuses on the creation myths of the island and also of various other islands in the world. Both traditional and choral songs written specifically for this event are performed. The artistic director is Pilvi Karu, director-scriptwriter Ott Aardam.

Photo: MTÜ Lauluraamat

Saare Maavalitsus, Valve Heiberg +372 452 0526, 520 4650 valve.heiberg@saare.ee www.saareline.ee

BLUES FESTIVAL “MOTHER RIVER BLUES 2013” MTÜ Lauluraamat +372 5348 8180 info@emajoebluus.com www.emajoebluus.com

NARGEN FESTIVAL SA Lootsi Koda +372 510 1723 tikerpuu@msn.com www.nargenfestival.ee

15.–16.06., Sõru 6TH SÕRU JAZZ FESTIVAL

BLUES FESTIVAL “MOTHER RIVER BLUES”

9.–15.06., Tallinn 8.06.,Tartu

9.06.–11.09., across Estonia

8TH TALLINN GUITAR FESTIVAL

Tallinna Kitarrifestival MTÜ +372 508 6301 tiitpeterson@hot.ee www.kitarrifestival.ee The festival presents fascinating music and superb guitarists from Spain, Brazil and elsewhere.

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Kauni Muusika MTÜ, Guido Kangur guido.kangur@gmail.com www.kaunismuusika.ee Sõru Jazz Festival takes place on Hiiumaa Island on the eve of St John’s Day, preferably in the open air, weather permitting. The festival is organised in cooperation with Emmaste rural municipality.

17.–23.06., Suure-Jaani

16TH SUURE-JAANI MUSIC FESTIVAL


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Suure-Jaani Vallavalitsus, Eesti Kontsert, Rahvusvaheline Artur Kapp’i Ühing +372 435 5444, 5332 1335 5656 5356 kul.suure-jaani@suure-jaani.ee, leili@suure-jaani.ee www.muusikafestival.suure-jaani.ee The 16th festival traditionally ends with the St John’s Night bonfire. Although music is diverse, the focus is on classical and Estonian music. Musicians and composers talk about their work, concerts take place in the morning, lunchtime, evening and at midnight. For years the highlight has been the sunrise concert at 3 in the morning on 23 June on Hüpassaare bog island.

19.06., Jõgeva town and parish FESTIVAL OF THE SHORTEST NIGHTS “SOUNDS OF A SUMMER NIGHT”

Jõgeva Kultuurikeskus Airi Rütter +372 516 5236 info@jogevakultuurikeskus.ee www.jogevakultuurikeskus.ee

Jõgeva continues the shortest summer night tradition, offering sounds of night music in Jõgeva and in the parish.

Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseum risto.lehiste@tmm.ee www.tmm.ee

27.06.–14.07., 22.–24.06., Tallinn Rapla County INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MILITARY ORCHESTRAS “EST-TATTOO 2013” MTÜ Est-Tattoo +372 502 1160 tiit@kim.ee www.esttattoo.ee The festival title suggests excellent entertainment: pretty uniforms and elaborate marching. The pr ogr amme includes various shows, gymnasts, orchestra music, from local as well as foreign guests. The undertaking also celebrates the Victory Day and the day of the territorial defence army.

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21ST RAPLA CHURCH MUSIC FESTIVAL Pille Lille Muusikute Toetusfond +372 5648 4244 plmf@plmf.ee www.plmf.ee The festival has been introducing church music from across the world for 20 years in Rapla Church of Mary-Magdalene and various other county churches. Performers are always from home and abroad. Since 2010 the artistic director is the opera singer Pille Lill. There is also a summer school with master classes for string instrument players, conductors and singers.

28.–29.06., Vana-Vigala

HARD ROCK CAMP 2013


MUSIC Rokipidu OÜ kaido@hardrockclub.ee www.hardrocklaager.ee

TALLINN OLD TOWN JAZZON FESTIVAL

The biggest summer festival of hard rock and metal in Estonia.

28.–30.06., Pärnu

Photo: JazzON MTÜ

12TH PÄRNU HARMONICA FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION “BALTIC-NORDIC OPEN” MTÜ Suupilliklubi Piccolo +372 5664 3401 parpiccolo@hot.ee www.piccolo.ee Pärnu Harmonica Festival is the biggest music festival in Nordic and Baltic countries, where the main instrument is harmonica, played by both amateurs and professionals. The international event also welcomes concertine-players.

28.–30.06., Tallinn TALLINN OLD TOWN JAZZON FESTIVAL

JazzON MTÜ +372 5699 0877 info@jazzon.ee www.jazzon.ee Remembering the successful start of Tallinn Old Town JazzOn Festival in summer 2012, the event’s team invites everyone to enjoy refreshing summer jazz rhythms again. It not only offers a geographically and stylistically wide programme performed by an international set of professional musicians, but also invites you to this amazing experience for free.

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28.06.–14.07., Ida-Viru County MUSIC FESTIVAL OF SEVEN TOWNS

Jõhvi kontserdimaja Piia Tamm +372 5561 0512 piia.tamm@concert.ee www.concert.ee/uus/seitsmelinna-muusika www.concert.ee/uus/seitsmelinnamuusika 


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The festival takes place in IdaVirumaa for the 14th time. The aim is to find and introduce different concert venues and the county and thus bring it closer to the rest of Estonia. The concerts offer classical chamber music, old music, jazz and light music. The venues include churches, manor houses, concert houses and open-air stages.

29.06., Tartu POP CHOIR FESTIVAL 2013

SA Tartu Muusikafestival +372 736 1561 popkooripidu@gmail.com www.popkooripidu.ee Pop Choir Festival was first launched in 2012 and takes place again at Tartu Song Festival Grounds in summer 2013. The stage is taken by a choir of 7000 singers, the best known Estonian soloists and the Estonian Dream Big Band. Together they perform popular songs from the Estonian pop and rock music repertoire. “Singing together” are the key words of this festival. The line between the performers and the audience is almost invisible.

July, Tallinn

MANKA BOUTIQUE POP FESTIVAL MTÜ PX Band +372 5551 8590 pxman@mail.ru www.mankaboutique.com

3.–6.07., Saaremaa Island THE SOUNDS OF THE ORGANS OF SAAREMAA 2013 MTÜ Helisevad Orelid +372 527 4997 www.helisevadorelid.ee The concerts of the classical music festival “The Sounds of the Organs of Saaremaa” take place in 4 churches: Valjala, Mustjala, Karja, Kaarma and perform music by Bach, Händel, Caccini, Giordani, Stradella, Gounod, Mascagni, Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Massenet, Strauss, Elgar, Süda, Raid, Pärt and others.

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3.–6.07., Tallinn ÕLLESUMMER 20 OÜ Meediaekspress +372 611 2112 info@ollesummer.ee www.ollesummer.ee “Õllesummer” beer festival is the biggest outdoor festival in the Baltic countries visited by 50 000 people annually. More than 100 artists perform on 8 stages within the 4 festival days. There are various attractions for all ages and a wide selection of food and drinks.

3.–7.07., Haapsalu 20TH HAAPSALU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

MTÜ Studio Vocale, Toomas Siitan +372 529 9117 info@studiovocale.ee www.studiovocale.ee The festival was founded in the beautiful western Estonian summer resort town Haapsalu in 1994. The annual event is one of the major festivals in its own genre in Estonia and has caught the attention of many outstanding foreign art-


MUSIC 4.–6.07., Pärnu

ÕLLESUMMER

COMPETITION-FESTIVAL “PÄRNU BALLAD 2013”

Photo: Jelena Rudi

MTÜ Loovus-looduskoda Rannarada, MTÜ Pärnu Kontserdibüroo +372 522 2395, 524 1302 toomasvoll@gmail.com jaano@ots.ee www.valgre.ee

ists. The aim is to bring our professional musicians, as well as the audiences, closer to the early music area through high-level performances.

3.–7.07., Muhu, Saaremaa and Abruka islands MUHU FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL “JUU JÄÄB 2013”

Eesti Saarte Kultuuriühendus MTÜ +372 553 3269 festival@nordicsounds.ee www.nordicsounds.ee/juujaab Already 17th time the “Juu Jääb” festival takes place on the picturesque islands of Muhu, Saaremaa and Abruka. Every summer these little islands become a meeting place for people who come and gather here to celebrate music. The festival wants to look like its audience – young at heart, but experienced; peaceful but adventurous.

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The international festival and pop and jazz singers competition is dedicated to Raimond Valgre’s 100th anniversary. It offers workshops, café concerts and a competition-concert and the final gala. The jury selects 20 singers for the final round, who besides a freely chosen piece have to sing one song by Valgre.

5.–7.07., Kihelkonna

18TH KIHELKONNA CHURCH MUSIC DAYS Rene Reinsoo +372 517 7350 kihelkonna@eelk.ee


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The ancient Kihelkonna Church has been organising church music days for 18 summers, with the aim of playing beautiful music and also inform the audience that Kihelkonna Church has the oldest organ in the country.

6.07., Kilingi-Nõmme

10.–14.07., Viljandi

FESTIVAL “SCHILLING”

28TH VILJANDI OLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

MTÜ Huumus +372 5668 1339 schilling@schilling.ee www.schilling.ee

Viljandi Vanamuusika Festival MTÜ +372 5665 9257 trall@viljandimaa.ee kultuuri.net/muusika/vanamuusika/

Six successful “Schillings” mean that there must be a seventh. One of the best-loved Estonian small festivals indeed happens this year as well, on the first Saturday of July when the summer heat, the scent of pine trees and some mosquitos welcome the international artists and the crowds.

The festival is the oldest of its kind in Estonia, having started in 1982. The concerts take place in churches, various halls and other venues.

Photo: Aron Urb

10.–14.07., Mustjala

11.–14.07., Lihula INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “LIHULA MUSIC DAYS”

15TH MUSTJALA MUSIC FESTIVAL “MUSTJALA PATTERNS”

MTÜ Lihula Muusikapäevad +372 5592 6342 info@lihulamuusikapaevad.com www.lihulamuusikapaevad.com

Mustjala Vallavalitsus, MTÜ Mustjala muusikafestival +372 5322 9703 kalle@mustjala.ee www.mustjalafestival.ee www.mustjala.ee

The festival was initiated by the younger members of the world-renowned Järvi clan, whose ancestors were connected with Lihula. The event offers high-level classical music and an art exhibition. Music is performed in various exciting and unusual venues.

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MUSIC 11.–14.07., Pärnu

PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE FESTIVAL “SAX.FEST” Ivo Lille +372 5649 8665 ivo@saksofon.ee www.saksofon.ee The festival brings to Pärnu saxophone players and music fans from all over Estonia and elsewhere in the world. Concerts take place in various venues, and master classes are organised.

12.–14.07., Hiiumaa Island

15TH HIIUMAA CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS MTÜ Hiiumaa Kammermuusika +372 5199 5501 hiiukammer@hot.ee www.hot.ee/hiiukammer The Music Days started in 1999, and have now spread all over Hiiumaa.  The aim is to present highlevel and diverse chamber music at reasonably priced concerts.

There is something for children and jazz lovers as well.

13.07., Kidise

KIDISE POND MUSIC MTÜ Kidise Kontserditalu +372 501 6898 kidise@kidise.ee www.kidise.ee

The Pärnu music festival and the Järvi Academy continue the long tradition in Pärnu. The artistic adviser is Paavo Järvi. It is primarily an orchestral festival, as musicians from all over the world come and play in the orchestra, but it also presents excellent soloists. Järvi Academy offers high-level music education to many young musicians. 

The second Kidise Pond Music takes place in Kidise Music Farm. The place is mysterious, in the middle of nowhere. Ten kilometres from the big road, at the end of the power line, amidst raccoons, cranes and wild boars. It is a primordial and untouched place, where good people, great music, good food and nature meet.

18.–21.07., Hiiumaa Island

16.–23.07., Pärnu

18.–23.07., Tartu

PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL AND JÄRVI ACADEMY MTÜ Järvi Festival +372 5656 8754 kristjanhallik@jarvifestival.ee www.jarvifestival.ee

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9TH HIIUMAA FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Astrid Nõlvak astrid.nolvak@hiiufolk.ee www.hiiufolk.ee

FESTIVAL “GLASPERLENSPIEL 2013”

ERP OÜ, Tartu Linnavalitsus +372 565 5656 kadri.kiis@erpmusic.com www.Klaasparlimang.com


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The festival “Glasperlenspiel” (The Glass Bead Game) directed by Peeter Vähi has got its inspiration from the novel by Hermann Hesse. It is a very special musical event in Estonian summer where music lovers can enjoy performers from all over the world.

24.–28.07., Haapsalu, Uuemõisa 20TH HAAPSALU STRING FESTIVAL

The tradition of the String Festival began in Haapsalu in 1994. This is a beautiful summer event in a holiday resort focusing on string music from classical to jazz and pop. The impressive acoustics in Haapsalu Dome Church, St John’s Church and Uuemõisa White Hall make it possible to present different string ensembles, soloists and orchestras. The artistic director of the festival is Eva Punder.

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

MTÜ Haapsalu Kontserdiühing +372 5564 5969 ingrid.arro@gmail.com www.hmk.edu.ee/kontserdiyhing

FESTIVAL “GLASPERLENSPIEL”

24.–28.07., Hiiumaa Island

MUSIC FESTIVAL “HIIUMAA HOMECOMING” MTÜ Hiiumaa Homecoming +372 501 9113 ermo.maeots@mv.hiiumaa.ee

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The festival initiators were the young Moscow musicians, who have been organising a similar event in the capital of Russia since 1998. The 2013 Hiiumaa festival is already the eighth. Performers include experienced musicians and those who have just started their career.


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21ST VILJANDI FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL MTÜ Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus +372 434 2050 folk@folk.ee www.folk.ee The festival once again invites people to Viljandi in the last weekend in July. The 2013 event focuses on ritual music linked with celebrating various holidays. This can be quiet and holy, but also loud and vivacious. About 200 performers give over 60 concerts. There are also workshops, films, exhibitions, a fairy-tale room, runo song centre, handicraft and much more.

29.07.–3.08., Pärnu

PÄRNU BLUES DAYS 2013 Üllar Kallau +372 551 2969 yllar@parnublues.ee www.parnublues.ee The international blues festival offers lively concerts, and master

classes for young and experienced musicians.

30.07.–3.08., Kuressaare

19TH KURESSAARE CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS MTÜ Kuressaare KammerFest +372 511 3118 kammerfest@kammerfest.ee www.kammerfest.ee Kuressaare Chamber Music Days – the oldest international chamber music festival in Estonia – is a popular and much awaited music event. In 2013 the following ensembles and solo musicians perform: string quartet Meta4 from Finland, tango group Conjunto Tipico Fernando Moreno with singer Patricia Nora from Argentina gives tango performance “A Puro Tango”, vocal group Amarcord Ensemble from Germany, and many others.

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MTÜ Tabasalu Kultuuriselts +372 507 9123 kalev@tabasalujazz.ee www.tabasalujazz.ee

1.–3.08., Viljandi ROCK RAMP

MTÜ Rock Ramp +372 5377 7210 rockramp.viljandi@gmail.com www.rockramp.ee/rock Rock Ramp is a festival that introduces the best of Estonian rock.

1.–4.08., Tartu

9TH TARTU INTERNATIONAL WIND BAND FESTIVAL “MÜRTSUB PILL” MTÜ Puhkpilliorkester Tartu +372 528 7915 marguskasemaa@gmail.com www.potartu.ee “Mürtsub pill” is a cheerful international summer event filling Tartu city centre with diverse wind music. At the largest orchestral music


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festival in Estonia one can listen to children’s orchestras, dance to big band music and enjoy a grand concert by joint orchestras.

2.–3.08., Haapsalu FESTIVAL “AUGUST BLUES”

LAG Muusikaagentuur, Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus info@lag.ee www.augustibluus.ee In 2013 the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, turning Haapsalu into a blues paradise for two days and nights. The main concerts take place in the yard of the ancient episcopal castle; day programme includes workshops, traditional acoustic concert in the old railway station and a blues jam until the early hours in the night club at the culture centre. Performers arrive from ten countries, including the USA.

2.–3.08., Lutike LEIGO LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL

MTÜ Leigo Kontserdid +372 509 1344 leigo@leigo.ee www.leigo.ee

MTÜ Viru Folk, Peep Veedla +372 505 6240 peep@virufolk.ee www.virufolk.ee

2.–11.08., Tallinn, across Estonia

The visitors can listen to about 50 concerts of Nordic music, participate in film, poetry and environmental programmes and enjoy a trip on the sea on a Viking boat and other unusual vessels.

27TH TALLINN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Eesti Kontsert +372 614 7710 info@concert.ee www.concert.ee

The first festival took place in 1987 and has become a major organ music festival in the world. The Tallinn old town with its organs provides a special background. In 2013, 35 concerts are performed. A traditional part is the 2nd international organ festival for the young up to 19 years of age. The artistic director is Andres Uibo.

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15.–21.08., Võru VÕRU BRASS MUSIC DAYS

Ilmar Kudu +372 5347 2194 ikudu@hot.ee www.voru.ee muusikakool.voru.ee

20.–31.08., Tallinn 9TH TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pille Lille Muusikute Toetusfond +372 5648 4244 plmf@plmf.ee www.plmf.ee


MUSIC 29.–31.08., Tallinn FESTIVAL “TOWERS OF TALLINN”

Photo: Sirli Bergström

Corelli Music +372 648 5535 info@corelli.ee www.corelli.ee

FESTIVAL “TOWERS OF TALLINN” The festival takes place in Tallinn churches and concert halls, presenting both local musicians and performers from abroad. In the festival tent on Freedom Square the public can hear young talented Estonian music school students.

22.–25.08., Pühalepa

PÜHALEPA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013

MTÜ Kerema Kultuurikoda +372 515 6329 keremakultuurikoda@gmail.com www.keremakultuurikoda.ee Pühalepa Music Festival 2013 that takes place on Hiiumaa Island presents a variety of early music and contemporary composers’ works, including Erkki-Sven Tüür, who was born on Hiiumaa. In 2013 the programme includes H. I. F. Biber’s “Vesperae longiores ac breviores”, conductor Simon Carrington (UK). The artistic director of the festival is Endrik Üksvärav.

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“Towers of Tallinn” brings together the history of Tallinn and contemporary creative work, introd u c i n g t h e c i t y ’s f a m o u s silhouette through different eras of music. The whole city, all the way to the sea, is filled with music, from medieval and baroque to popular melodies, jazz and contemporary music. The performers are Estonian top musicians and also young artists and children’s choirs. Exciting events throughout three days, concerts with style end elegance, beautiful music and fascinating views of both the City of Tallinn and far across the sea.

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MTÜ Viljandi Kitarrifestival +372 507 9909 info@viljandiguitar.ee www.viljandiguitar.ee Viljandi Guitar Festival 2013 takes place for the sixth time and features talented artists from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. One of this year’s most important events is a cooperation project of Viljandi Guitar Festival and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. As a result, talented guitar players together with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform new work of famous Estonian composers and musicians Tauno Aints, Robert Jürjendal and Raul Sööt.

19.09.–1.10., Tallinn

20TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ORTHODOX SACRED MUSIC “CREDO” MTÜ Credo Festivalid +372 645 5197 credo@festivalcredo.com www.festivalcredo.com

The international “Credo” festival of Orthodox sacred music has taken place since 1994. The festival is scheduled around the Orthodox feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God (21 September). The festival aims to preserve and popularize the Orthodox musical culture. Every year the festival offers some of the finest examples of Orthodox music, from early Christian liturgical chants to compositions by modern-day composers.

kultuuriruum@kihnu.ee www.kultuuriruum.ee Kihnu Fiddle Festival is held in honour of all the fiddlers in Kihnu and it is also a good opportunity to invite the best Estonian and international fiddlers and violinists together on our small island. The festival features seminars, workshops, concerts and dance parties.

10.–13.10., Tartu

26.–28.09., Tallinn 18TH INTERNATIONAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE

Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia sygisfestival@ema.edu.ee www.ema.edu.ee

4.–5.10., Kihnu Island

3RD KIHNU FIDDLE FESTIVAL SA Kihnu Kultuuriruum +372 513 4555

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TARTU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL “ORIENT ET OCCIDENT” Festivitas Artium raho@festivitas.ee www.festivitas.ee

23.–26.10., Pärnu

31ST PÄRNU ACCORDION MUSIC FESTIVAL Accordion Music Group MTÜ +372 5656 2796 valdo.vark@gmail.com www.hot.ee/tremoloao


MUSIC 1.–3.11., Tartu

TARTU JAZZ AND RHYTHM MUSIC FESTIVAL “IDEAJAZZ”

CHRISTMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL

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MTÜ Rajamuusika info@ideejazz.ee www.ideejazz.ee The festival offers Estonian music of good ideas, gathering in Tartu the best of Estonian jazz and rhythm music.

21.–23.11., Lääne-Viru County 5TH VÄIKE-MAARJA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pille Lille Muusikute Toetusfond +372 5648 4244 plmf@plmf.ee www.plmf.ee The aim of the festival is to bring the best Estonian music culture to Lääne-Viru County. The 5th undertaking pays homage to the talented tenor Vello Jürna from VäikeMaarja, whose name was given to the 2nd contest of vocalists. The festival has been presenting talented young musicians and in co-

operation with local music school organised master courses in piano, violin and singing.

28.11.–12.12., Tallinn and other venues across Estonia

CHRISTMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL MTÜ Jazzkaare Sõprade Ühing +372 666 0030 info@jazzkaar.ee www.jazzkaar.ee

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Before Christmas, the Christmas Jazz Festival presents lovely jazz concerts in Estonian churches and concert venues, featuring recognized local and foreign performers.

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Corelli Music +372 648 5535 info@corelli.ee www.corelli.ee In 2010, Corelli Music expanded its concert series to a Christmas music festival, which offers wonderful musical experiences through the whole month. The opening concerts introduce organ, the king of musical instruments; the following Advent concerts bring the holiday spirit to rural churches, manors and other venues. The last festival concert is on 6 January 2014. Contemporary musicians bring the colours and atmosphere of distant ages to modern people.

7.12., Rakvere

INTERNATIONAL NEOFOLK, DARK FOLK, INDUSTRIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “DARKLAND FIRE IV” MTÜ Tumemaine Tuli +372 5661 8636 ristoku@gmail.com www.facebook.com/festivalDF

Rakvere invites people for the fourth time to enjoy the music of selected artists at the neofolk/ dark folk/industrial music festival “Darkland Fire IV”.

15.–17.02., Viljandi 11TH STUDENT THEATRE DAYS

Tartu Ülikooli Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia +372 5669 8839 hannele@kultuur.edu.ee www.tudengiteater.ee Student Theatre Days is the only festival in Estonia for amateur student theatre groups. It takes place for the 11th time, bringing to Viljandi student theatres from all over Estonia, who perform, study in workshops, get feedback from theatre professionals. In cooperation with the student theatres in the neighbouring countries, a few groups come from abroad.

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Kanuti Gildi SAAL +372 646 4704 www.saal.ee Made In Estonia Marathon is a oneday festival of mini-forms introducing different understandings of performing arts. The stage of Kanuti Gildi SAAL is invaded by dance, theatre, film, video, painting, sculpture, performance, music and other possible and impossible art works prepared exclusively for this event.

15.05., Tartu

11TH THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS “CLAY BIRD” Tartu Kroonuaia Kool, Katrin Luts +372 736 1946, 5663 8942 savilind@kroonu.tartu.ee savilind.kroonu.tartu.ee “Clay Bird” is a theatre festival for children and young adults with special educational needs. These children are sincere, fresh and fascinating on stage. The theatre festival is a place where pure joy is born and all participants are always winners.


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The interdisciplinar y festival called Tallinn Treff has been taking place since 2007. It has become a meeting point for puppet theatre, drama, dance, circus, music and animation. In 2013 Treff carries a slogan “Culture saves the world” and focuses on environmental issues. The main goal of the festival is to offer the best in visual art and introduce the new generation of arts.

6.–12.06., Pärnu TALLINN TREFF FESTIVAL

23.–26.05., Viljandi

17TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPET THEATRES “THEATRE IN A SUITCASE” Viljandi Nukuteater MA Altmar Looris +372 433 4295, 527 7129 nukuteater@viljandi.ee www.viljandinukuteater.ee The international puppet theatre festival has offered fascinating

theatre impressions and a creative atmosphere for 17 years. Besides the main programme, there is an open-air Puppet theatre fair, workshops, a Club of Good Thought. Open-air performances are free.

6.–10.06., Tallinn

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PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL OPERA MUSIC FESTIVAL “PROMFEST” Erki Pehk +372 5665 6654 info@promfest.ee www.promfest.ee The festival for the lovers of opera music. The programme concentrates on young singers and audience and consists of four parts: the Klaudia Taev competition for opera singers, the opera production, master class and concerts. The first, the only international competition for singers in Estonia, is the central event of “PromFest”. This year’s opera is “The Tsar’s


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this year include the productions of Mozart’s opera “La clemenza di Tito” and Donizetti’s opera “Anna Bolena”, both performed late in the warm summer evenings in the courtyard of Pärnu Old Town which has excellent acoustics. The festival is meant for those who seek inspiring artistic enjoyment. Artistic director is Andrus Kallastu.

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Bride” by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov. The main roles are performed by previous competition laureates.

9.06.–11.09., across Estonia NARGEN FESTIVAL SA Lootsi Koda +372 510 1723 tikerpuu@msn.com www.nargenfestival.ee

21.–28.07., Saaremaa Island

eve@notafe.ee www.notafe.ee

SAAREMAA OPERA DAYS

An international festival of performing arts with workshops and discussions.

10.07.–10.08., Pärnu

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8.–20.07., Viljandi

Pärnu Ooper +372 5850 7452 ooper@parnu.ee www.ooper.parnu.ee

MTÜ Evestuudio +372 517 9773

Summer Aria is a singular open-air music theatre festival in the summer capital Pärnu. The highlights

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Eesti Kontsert +372 614 7700 info@concert.ee www.concert.ee/kava-2013 The Opera Days have become an internationally renowned open-air event. The guests at the 2013 festival are three opera theatres from Georgia: Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Batumi Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Kutaisi Meliton Balanchivadze Opera and Ballet Theatre. They perform Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, Verdi’s “Attila” and the gala concert “Wagner and Verdi 200”.


THEATRE 9.–18.08., Tallinn Tallinna Filharmoonia +372 669 9940 fila@filharmoonia.ee www.birgitta.ee The festival unites medieval convent milieu with today’s music theatre in all their variety. Komische Oper Berlin presents Kurt WeillBertolt Brecht’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”, the cooperation with the festival “PromFest” and the Kaunas Opera and Ballet theatre results in Rimski-Korsakov’s opera “The Tsar’s Bride”, the Kremlin Ballet shows the romantic ballet based on Petipa’s choreography, “Corsair”, and a fantasy on the music of Mozart and Rossini “Figaro”. Estonia is represented by a youth opera by Olav Ehala and Leelo Tungal, “Arabella”.

2.–8.09., Tartu

ESTONIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL “DRAMA 2013” SA Eesti Teatri Festival +372 5564 4413 info@festival.ee www.festival.ee

Photo: Nele Tammeaid

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ESTONIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL “DRAMA”

“Drama 2013” is an Estonian theatre curator festival, its programme is put together by Iir Hermeliin. In addition to the main programme, the festival also has an extensive off-programme.

6.–21.09., Tallinn

ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE 100 “A HOUSE FULL OF MUSIC”

lowed by a Theatre Market and a concert “Verdi and Wagner – Most Famous Opera Choruses” on 8 September, as well as the Fashion Show of Opera Costumes, “Swan Lake” with 100 swans (in cooperation with the Latvian National Opera), Tõnu Kõrvits’ first opera “Butterfly”, recounting the early years of the theatre, a ballet gala and grand opera gala.

October, Tallinn

Rahvusooper Estonia +372 683 1210 info@opera.ee www.opera.ee

9TH THEATRE FESTIVAL “GOLDEN MASK IN ESTONIA”

On 6 September 2013 one hundred years ago, the Estonian National Opera House opened to the public. The festival starts with an opening ceremony on 6 September, fol-

MTÜ ART-Forum, Irina Lygach +372 5667 3100 irina@art-forum.ee www.goldenmask.ee

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The festival “Golden Mask in Estonia” is one of the most important theatre events of the year, uniting Russian and Estonian audiences. The festival shows the best Russian performances, which have become the nominees and the winners of the Russian festival “Golden Mask”. All performances are provided with simultaneous interpretation into the Estonian language.

HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL “HÕFF”

18.–24.03., Tartu 10TH WORLDFILM FESTIVAL

MTÜ Maailmafilmi Ühing, Eesti Rahva Muuseum festival@worldfilm.ee www.worldfilm.ee Worldfilm is a festival dedicated to documentary cinema, where anthropological and ethnographical documentaries from all over the world are screened. Each year, the festival becomes a lively community of filmmakers and the audience. About 50 films are screened during the festival week. In addition to the film program the festival usually involves special programs, exhibitions, workshops and meetings with filmmakers. 

12.–20.04., Tallinn, Tartu

8TH JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL “JAFF” MTÜ Otaku, Tallinnfilm +372 5568 4239 animefest@hot.ee www.animefest.eu

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MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 hoff@poff.ee www.hoff.ee HÕFF is a marathon of horror and fantasy films in the mud capital of Estonia, Haapsalu. The programme includes the best efforts in the field of recent years, the forgotten classics, trash, cult, freak and extreme cinema. The festival attracts international film people and has become the much-awaited spring event.

July, Pärnu

PÄRNU FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL “FIDEOFEST”


FILM MTÜ Academia Gustaviana Selts +372 501 5672 nongrata@nongrata.ee www.nongrata.ee/film/film.html The aim of the Pärnu film and video festival is to map Estonian audiovisual landscape beyond media (film, video art, documentary anthropology, virtual media), offering noncommercial experimental events.

of contemporary society, presents portraits of interesting people, art and music. Children and young adults can take part in workshops and watch the competition programme of children’s films. There is also a special programme of films that introduce Estonian national cultural heritage.

TARTU LOVE FILM

(laureate films and itinerant programme 7.–21.07., across Estonia)

27TH PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANTHROPOLOGY FILM FESTIVAL MTÜ Pärnu Rahvusvaheline Visuaalse Antropoloogia Ühing +372 443 0772 festival@chaplin.ee www.chaplin.ee One of the main themes of the festival is preserving indigenous peoples and their cultures, although the programme also tackles issues

FESTIVAL “tARTuFF” Photo: Ahto Sooaru

1.–21.07., Pärnu

September, Tallinn INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF JAPAN “ZIPANGU EST” Helen Merila +372 564 0649 helen.merila7@gmail.com www.zipanguest.eu The independent film festival “Zipangu Est” is held in Tallinn in September 2013. Three festival days show different genres of Japanese indie films.

18.–22.09., Lihula

5.–10.08., Tartu

8TH TARTU LOVE FILM FESTIVAL “tARTuFF”

11TH MATSALU INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL

MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 tartuff@poff.ee www.tartuff.ee

MTÜ Matsalu Loodusfilmide Festival +372 551 0910 tiit.mesila@matsalufilm.ee www.matsalufilm.ee

The central topic is love and its variations, and the venue is the Town hall Square in Tartu. The festival welcomes visitors of all ages, offering new and older films.

The festival promotes a sustainable way of life and respect for the traditions of indigenous peoples that are closely connected with nature. The festival is dedicated to

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nature and relations between man and nature. As always, several exhibitions of nature photographs are organised.

21.10.–2.11., Tapa 2ND PRIIT PÄRN FILM FESTIVAL Indrek Jurtšenko +372 529 0785 vallavalitsus@tapa.ee www.tapa.ee

11.–14.11., across Estonia

STUDENT AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “SLEEPWALKERS” MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 sleepwalkers@poff.ee www.swff.ee The festival presents a selection of student and short films from all over the world. The short films are often regarded as simply practising for making ‘real’ films, and the

fes ti val is eager to change this attitude.

11.–27.11., across Estonia

17TH TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 info@poff.ee www.poff.ee The festival introduces the world cinema in all its variety and diversity, for all tastes and ages. PÖFF contains the main programme, three sub-programmes and film and a co-production market.

13.–15.11., across Estonia

15TH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL “ANIMATED DREAMS” MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 anima@poff.ee www.anima.ee

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The festival has a competition programme of the animation films of recent years, a film-maker’s retrospective and special programmes.

14.–24.11., across Estonia

13TH CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL “JUST FILM” MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival +372 631 4640 justfilm@poff.ee www.justfilm.ee The biggest Estonian children and youth festival contains three competition programmes and special programmes. Young people are welcome to take part.

10.–13.04., Pärnu County

5TH PÄRNU TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAYS MTÜ Loovus-Looduskoda Rannarada +372 516 3133


FOLK CULTURE ylle@jantson.ee www.rannarada.ee The 4-day festival offers over 20 concerts and other events. Many performers come from Pärnu or introduce the rich heritage of the area. The festival includes a ‘parade’ of village musicians, family bands and well-known young folk musicians with their living role models.

19.04., Türi

9TH FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS “RUNIC SONGS IN NEW CLOTHES” Ulvi Tamm, Türi Põhikool +372 5669 2488 ulvi.tamm@gmail.com web.zone.ee/regilauluueskuues Traditional music has something unique, which characterises its people and country. The festival’s aim is to popularise the culture of the Estonian traditional music. Participants are young people of different age groups from all over Estonia.

26.–27.04., Mooste ESTONIAN FOLK MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS FESTIVAL “MOISEKATSI ELOHELÜ 2013” MTÜ Folgisellide Selts +372 508 7825 yllepodekrat@hot.ee folkfest.polvamaa.ee The festival revives Estonian folk music through contemporary music projects. The competition-concert tests the performers’ vocal, instrumental and technical skills and their imagination. The undertaking promotes folk music in Estonian music culture, providing links between the old and the new. The patron of the festival is Ingrid Rüütel.

“RegiÖÖ” is the traditional festival of archaic creative work in Tartu, which revolves around the earlier world-view of the peoples of the Baltic Rim and ancient Norse. In 2013, the topic is “Wonderland”, which takes the audience to the fascinating world of performance, reflecting an ancient truth that has been passed from generation to generation in the Nordic culture.

31.05.–2.06., across Estonia

13TH INTERNATIONAL SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL “SLAVIC WREATH”

12TH FESTIVAL OF ARCHAIC ART “REGIÖÖ 2013”

Vene Haridus- ja Heategevusühingute Liit Eestis +372 641 8441, 5661 2211 matrosova_zybina@bk.ru twitter.com/Veneliit vk.com/veneliit www.facebook.com/groups/ 516584755021552/

Tartumaa Rahvakultuuri Keskselts MTÜ, Meris Tammik +372 516 2921 helikodu@digifoorum.com www.tartu.ee/regioo

“Slavic Wreath” welcomes amateur and professional groups from Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Germany and elsewhere.

15.–19.05., Tartu

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The number of guests is 500, plus about 1700 visitors.

1.06., Keila

SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL OF HARJU COUNTY “PATTERNS OF TIME” Harjumaa Omavalitsuste Liit Ruth Jürisalu +372 508 7808  ruth@hol.ee www.hol.ee

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Harju County has over 7000 amateur singers, dancers and musicians. The orchestras have a special stage set up for them at the Keila song festival grounds. Some orchestral music, specially written for the occasion by composers from Harju County, is performed by several orchestras with a total of several hundred musicians. There are also handicraft fairs and workshops by schools. The procession starts at the Keila central square.

1.06., Võru

3RD VÕRU-LANGUAGE SONG FESTIVAL “UMA PIDO” MTÜ Võro Selts VKKF +372 5698 9818 ursula@wi.ee www.umapido.ee The Võru-language song festival with 3500 singers and the audience of the same size is the biggest local song festival in Estonia. “Uma pido” (Our own fest) does not only mean a song festival, it is a statement of local identity. The festival is held alternately in Põlva and Võru. It aims to maintain local language and mentality in a global world – as its slogan states: when a tree’s root is firm then its top is singing.

3.–7.07., across Estonia

26TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL “BALTICA”

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“Baltica” is the biggest folklore festival of traditional culture in the Baltic countries, which takes place under the aegis of CIOFF® in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia since 1987. The event preserves local cultural traditions and introduces folk dance, folk music, customs, handicraft and other fields of intangible heritage in their historical forms. The theme of Baltica 2013 is “Every bird has its own tune”.

performances on the youth stage, art and handicraft fair.

12.–14.07., Jõhvi SLAVIC LIGHT 2013 Inforing AS, Unifest SA +372 337 0306 art@inforing.net www.inforing.net/events

12.–14.07., Kihnu 11.–15.07., Võru County

19TH VÕRU FOLKLORE FESTIVAL MTÜ Võru Folkloorifestival +372 5770 4411 info@vorufolkloor.ee www.vorufolkloor.ee Every year in July hundreds of dancers, musicians and singers from Estonia and other countries travel to Võrumaa, introducing their folklore. There are concerts and dance parties, accordion playing competition workshops, evening concerts on the beach,

KIHNU SEA FESTIVAL

KIHNU SEA FESTIVAL SA Kihnu Kultuuriruum +372 507 1453 kultuuriruum@kihnu.ee www.kultuuriruum.ee

A sea festival of traditional culture held in Kihnu and dedicated to the fishermen’s day. Kihnu Sea Festival keeps up the tradition of fishermen’s day, focusing on what is important in Kihnu traditional culture: handicraft, singing, dancing, music, food, religious customs, fishing and seafaring. The festival features concerts, seminars, workshops, fishermen’s contests, handicraft fairs and evening dancing parties.

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folkloorinoukogu@kul.ee www.folkloorinoukogu.ee

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19.–20.07., Ostrova OSTROVA FESTIVAL Ostrova Festivalid MTÜ info@ostrovafestivalid.ee www.ostrovafestivalid.ee The festival brings together performers from Setumaa and from further afield. Two days present wellknown and also younger musicians, theatre and teach various Setu folk songs and dances. The visitors can acquire local handicraft and enjoy the big final party.

19.–21.07., Lilli NAVA STAGE 2013, FESTIVAL OF MULGI CULTURE

Nava talu, Lilli külamaja ja külaselts +372 513 1691, 433 2416 jaakkodar1@hot.ee The festival presents only original plays about village life and Mulgimaa. The programme includes a poetry theatre production, a children’s play and a concert of classical music and a midnight concert. The 2013 fes-

tival is dedicated to the Estonian writer August Kitzberg.

25.–28.07., Viljandi

21ST VILJANDI FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL MTÜ Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus +372 434 2050 folk@folk.ee www.folk.ee The festival once again invites people to Viljandi in the last weekend in July. The 2013 event focuses on ritual music linked with celebrating various holidays. This can be quiet and holy, but also loud and vivacious. About 200 performers give over 60 concerts. There are also workshops, films, exhibitions, a fairy-tale room, runo song centre, handicraft and much more.

27.–28.07., Viimsi

COASTAL FOLK FESTIVAL SA Rannarahva Muuseum +372 606 6941 festival@rannarahvamuuseum.ee www.rannarahvamuuseum.ee

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The festival introduces the customs and skills of coastal people in a picturesque village. There are workshops, a fish market, auctions, folk games and a village party, also a regatta on the Tallinn Bay.

31.07.–4.08., Märjamaa

FESTIVAL “MÄRJAMAA FOLK 2013” MTÜ Märjamaa Kultuuriselts +372 5656 4614 marjamaa.rahvamaja@marjamaa.ee www.marjamaafolk.ee The international festival aims to popularise Estonian folk dancing. Each year the number of dancers increases, including performers from abroad who introduce their own culture.

2.–3.08., Luhamaa 20TH SETO KINGDOM

Misso Vallavalitsus, Urmas Peegel +372 785 1054, 5300 0016 vallavanem@misso.ee www.setomaa.ee kuningriik.setomaa.ee


FOLK CULTURE The events of the Seto Kingdom start on Friday with a children’s day. The next day is the Seto Kingdom Day in its usual splendour: people elect masters and a new chief, compete in dancing, enjoy food and handicraft, see the Seto army. There is a party in the evening.

17.08., Pärnu

13TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL “MULTICULTURAL PÄRNU” MTÜ Pärnumaa Vähemusrahvuste Liit Raduga +372 5648 9791 raduga_parnu@mail.ru A traditional August festival in Pärnu. Cultural associations of ethnic minorities perform at a joint concert.

11.–12.10., Viljandi FOLK MUSIC HARVEST FESTIVAL

MTÜ Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus +372 434 2050

folk@folk.ee www.folk.ee The friends of folk music gather in Viljandi to celebrate the passing of another summer and the arrival of new autumn. Singing and dancing galore!

The first fair took place in 1997, and has now developed into the major event of folk culture and the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union. Besides selling their goods, the artisans come together to exchange experiences. The fair has various workshops offering instruction and advice.

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31.01.–2.02., PAN-FINNO-UGRIAN DAYS Viljandi MTÜ Fenno-Ugria Asutus +372 644 5119 info@fennougria.ee www.fennougria.ee The event introduces cultures of different Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples. Folk groups perform, exhibitions, conferences, film evenings and literary events are organised.

7.–10.11., Tallinn 17TH ST MARTIN’S DAY FAIR

Eesti Rahvakunsti ja Käsitöö Liit +372 660 4772 info@folkart.ee www.folkart.ee

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15TH INTERNATIONAL WINTER FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL Rahvakultuuriselts Vabajalg +372 5664 4989 vaike.rajaste@viljandimaa.ee talvinetantsupidu.viljandimaa.ee This dance festival takes place in winter and outside and is the biggest and oldest of its kind in the country. Besides Estonian groups, guests perform as well. The tradition was started in 1998 and has now become international, involving over one thousand dancers.


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6.–7.04. Tallinn (county semi-finals 23 January–24 March, across Estonia)

YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL “SCHOOL DANCE 2013” SA Tantsuagentuuri Tantsukeskus +372 660 2524 koolitants@koolitants.ee www.koolitants.ee “School dance”, organised by the Estonian Dance Agency, is the most popular dance event for children and young adults in Estonia, having the largest number of participants. Since its foundation in 1995, the creative dance festival is open to all styles and levels of dance. The goal of the “School dance” festival is to develop Estonian dance life as widely as possible, encouraging everybody’s interest in dance.

MTÜ Eesti Tantsukunstnike Liit tantsuliit@gmail.com www.tantsuliit.ee/uus-tants The festival is an Estonian contemporary dance platform and an overview festival, and its purpose is to present Estonian choreographers’ and dancers’ most interesting productions that have premiered in the last two years. The programme consists of 6 productions, 2-3 work-in-progress per-

formances and 2 children’s performances. In addition there are seminars / panel discussions and a festival club.

23.–29.04., Viljandi County

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY “DANCE WEEK”

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY “DANCE WEEK”

Photo: MTÜ Oma Stuudio

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DANCE MTÜ OMA Stuudio, TÜ Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia +372 520 9424 soot@kultuur.edu.ee www.kultuur.edu.ee/tantsunadal The week is dedicated to the international Dance Day (29 April) and includes a programme of modern dance for schools in Viljandi County, grades 7–12. Modern dance is performed in various venues, including schools and Viljandi public spaces. The Viljandi Culture Academy organises open dance lessons and shows diploma productions. The Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April in Ugala Theatre.

9.–12.05., Jõhvi, Rakvere

6TH INTERNATIONAL JÕHVI BALLET FESTIVAL Jõhvi kontserdimaja Piia Tamm +372 5561 0512 piia.tamm@concert.ee www.concert.ee/johvi The Jõhvi ballet festival introduces the fascinating world of classical dance and develops Estonian ballet education. The main

guest at the 2013 festival is the Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vassiljov’s State Classical Ballet (Moscow). There is also a children’s ballet gala.

15.–16.06., Pärnu ESTONIAN LINEDANCE FESTIVAL

MTÜ Rääma Noorte Ühing Noorus, Kaie Segeri Tantsustuudio +372 445 0070, 517 9066 info@noorusemaja.ee kaie@estonianlinedance.com www.noorusemaja.ee www.estonianlinedance.com Festival has a dance-procession along Rüütli Street, workshops by Cato Larsen from Norway, Javier Rodriguez from Andorra and the best Baltic dance teachers, performances by various dance groups. The big dance concert and the grand finale of the festival in Pärnu Vallikäär.

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Tango Tallinn MTÜ +372 521 4524 tango.tallinn@gmail.com www.tangoporttallinn.com www.tango-tallinn.com Tango Port Tallinn is the 3rd international Argentine tango festival in Tallinn. Dancers from the beginners’ to the advanced level are welcome to have classes with world famous tango teachers and enjoy milongas with live music and special performances by the same maestros. Tango Port Tallinn is to arrive, not to depart – it is a gathering for tango dancers from all around the world, representing the different styles of tango from classical to Tango Nuevo.

21.–31.08., Tallinn AUGUST DANCE FESTIVAL 2013

Kanuti Gildi SAAL +372 646 4704 www.tantsufestival.ee August Dance Festival is an international performing arts festival organised by Kanuti Gildi SAAL in the theatres and urban space of Tallinn. It started off as a dance


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festival in 1996 but has developed into a remarkable contemporary performing arts festival of the region. It takes risks and poses questions, offers experiences, especially the non-expected ones.

7.–9.11., Pärnu NOVEMBER DANCE FESTIVAL 2013

MTÜ Pärnu Kaasaegse Tantsu Ühing +372 5649 5471 m_erki@hotmail.com The dance festival introduces the best productions in 2013. A thematic day focuses on young dancers and choreographers of Pärnu County.

9.–12.05., Tartu, Valga

10TH TARTU INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL “PRIMA VISTA” Marja Unt +372 5690 6836 marja.unt@gmail.com www.kirjandusfestival.tartu.ee

The aim of “Prima Vista”, an annual international literary festival, is to promote literature, to enrich cultural life in Estonia and also to introduce foreign literatures in order to support the building of cultural bridges between different cultural communities. The festival features guests from abroad as well as several Estonian writers. This year the patron of the festival is the renowned Estonian writer Leelo Tungal and the subtitle is “Time flies!”

22.–23.11., Jõgeva 21ST BETTI ALVER POETRY DAYS “THE STAR-BRIGHT HOUR”

MTÜ Tähetund, Maimu Valdmann +372 772 1976 maimu.valdmann@joggym.edu.ee www.joggym.edu.ee

16.–24.02., Pärnu 29.05.–2.06., Tallinn

PÄRNU ICE FESTIVAL 2013

5TH TALLINN LITERATURE FESTIVAL “HEADREAD”

Turundustugi +372 455 2864 ice@turundustugi.ee www.icefest.eu/2013/

MTÜ Tallinna Kirjandusfestival HeadRead +372 627 6410 info@headread.ee www.headread.ee

Pärnu Ice Festival is Estonia’s biggest winter family festival with more than 20  000 visitors. The 2013 festival surprises with a winter park and an ice castle built in the city centre, with a concert hall, an ice gallery, cinema, restaurant and a bar. The festival offers a hockey show and paintball on a snow arena. The festival is opened on 16 February with a mighty ice and fire show.

“HeadRead” once again of fers children’s mornings, literary walks in town, competition “Poetry Slam”, music and poetry cabaret, seminars, Estonian-Finnish poetry bridge, meetings with prominent Estonian and foreign writers, etc.

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VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY

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Goethe-Institut Estland +372 627 6960 info@tallinn.goethe.org www.saksakevad.ee www.goethe.de/tallinn

PÄRNU ICE FESTIVAL

4.–10.03., Tallinn

LADYFEST TALLINN 2013 Brigitta Davidjants, Dagmar Kase, Aet Kuusik, Anna-Stina Treumund, Rebeka Põldsam, Helen Tammemäe, Maarja Kangro +372 5560 2747 omatuba@gmail.com www.ladyfesttallinn.blogspot.com

Simple Session has been around for 13 years and has become one of the biggest and best contests in the world of action sports, attracting the biggest names in the business. The festival is a celebration of everything that is amazing about BMX and skateboarding lifestyle, gathering a cheerful and supportive crowd each year. Simple Session 13 is one of the most anticipated events in the world BMX and skateboarding calendar.

16.–17.03., Tallinn SIMPLE SESSION 13 Elamussport +372 524 5106 info@session.ee www.simplesession.net

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Through common history, culture, and thanks to the long-term political and economic relations, Estonia and Germany are closely linked. At the festival the image of Germany is presented as an innovative, creative and young country. There are different events: workshops, concerts, exhibitions, films and many more interesting undertakings.

19.–21.04., Paide

HISTORY AND CULTURE FESTIVAL “THE WINDS OF TIME” Ajakeskus Wittenstein SA +372 5850 2001 info@wittenstein.ee www.wittenstein.ee The festival tries to convey the era of kings (16th - 17th centuries) through various activities: an open-air production, lectures, cultural programme, handicraft fair, workshops and many more fascinating undertakings.


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25.–27.04., Tartu

12TH DAYS OF SOUP TOWN Supilinna Selts info@supilinn.ee www.supilinn.ee

29.04.–5.05., Tartu

TARTU SPRING DAYS 2013 Ülikooli Kultuuriklubi Katre Kipper +372 5815 0303 katre.kipper@studentdays.ee www.studentdays.ee Tartu Spring and Autumn Days invite all the people in Tartu, especially students, to relax and enjoy the diverse festival programme, including cultural, entertainment and sporting events. Tartu Student Days carry the spirit of student life, and people from all over Estonia and other countries are welcome to take a relaxing break together.

18.05., across Estonia

MUSEUM NIGHT “THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE NIGHT”

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY Eesti Muuseumiühing +372 735 0412 emy@muuseum.ee oo.muuseum.ee www.muuseum.ee On the international Museum Day, hundreds of museums across Estonia open their doors free of charge, and people can enjoy a late visit, up to 11 p.m. and even later. This year’s topic is “There are People in the Night”. Besides small and big museums, archives, manor houses, windmills, churches and other places are open as well.

18.–26.05., Jõgeva JÕGEVA TOWN DAYS Jõgeva Linnavalitsus Hele Kull +372 520 1520 hele.kull@jogeva.ee www.jogeva.ee The 2013 Town days once again offer a diverse programme, including a tennis tournament, museum night, school theatre, night library, vision conference, party, spring fair, spring run, children’s competition, procession, etc. A party with a long table is organised in central Jõgeva.

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24.–25.05., Narva BAROQUE IRONWORK Narva Muuseumi Põhjaõu +372 359 9242 pohjaou@narvamuuseum.ee www.narvamuuseum.ee Baroque Ironwork is the traditional opening event of the summer season. During three days, blacksmiths from Estonia and abroad exchange knowledge and demonstrate their skills. There is an exhibition of wrought iron, a blacksmiths competition, workshops for blacksmiths and visitors alike.

1.06., Kärdla

HIIUMAA CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Maarja Liik +372 463 6073 maarja@kardla.ee www.kardla.ee/lastefestival The children’s festival of Hiiumaa Island has become an annual opening event of the summer season. The diverse programme includes children’s favourite characters and performers, games


and other exiting events are organised.

Photo: Narva Linna Arenduse ja Ökonoomika Amet

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY DAYS OF NARVA

1.–8.06., Tallinn

32ND TALLINN OLD TOWN DAYS “EACH TOWER HAS A TALE TO TELL” Tallinna Kesklinna Valitsus +372 645 7219 info@vanalinnapaevad.ee www.vanalinnapaevad.ee This is the time of year when medieval knights turn up in the streets of Tallinn old town and ancient legends come to life. The ‘main characters’ in 2013 are the Tallinn towers, over twenty. Each tower has a tale to tell, offering much to discover during the Old Town Days. The streets also present art and handicraft, theatre and circus, games and songs. Discover the wondrous and mystical Tallinn for yourself.

6.–9.06., Valga

VALGA-VALKA FESTIVAL OF TWIN TOWNS

Merce Mäe +372 5345 3457 merce.mae@valgalv.ee www.valga.ee

7.–8.06., Tallinn FESTIVAL “MAN BEHIND THE TREES”

Eesti Liikumispuudega Inimeste Liit +372 5620 1117 andri@maimets.ee www.puudetagaoninimene.ee www.facebook.com/puudetagaoninimene This is the first family festival, bringing together talented musi-

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cians, artists, sportsmen and artisans, well known at home and abroad, regardless of their disability or a lack of it – what matters is talent.

7.–9.06., Narva

DAYS OF NARVA 2013 Narva Linnavalitsuse kultuuriosakond +372 359 9120 kultuur@narva.ee www.narva.ee The most colourful event in June in Narva is called Days of Narva, traditionally on the first weekend of the month. The programme is com-


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piled so that the residents and guests can take an active part in it, rather than just watch. The list of activities includes sports competitions, concerts, exhibitions, artisan fairs, a procession through the streets of the city, theatre performances, a festival of national culture societies, a walking tour, interactive programs, etc.

7.–9.06., Rakvere RAKVERE CITY DAYS Rakvere Linnavalitsus +372 5820 0429 linnavalitsus@rakvere.ee www.rakvere.ee The days celebrate the birthday of the town of Rakvere. During three days visitors can participate in various events, culminating in the handicraft market in the town centre.

7.–9.06., Viljandi

VILJANDI HANSEATIC DAYS Viljandi Linnavalitsus +372 521 2802 ivi.lillepuu@viljandi.ee hansa.viljandi.ee

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY For one weekend in June the town turns medieval. A market, concerts, workshops and sporting events offer delights of discovery for everybody.

9.–11.06., Saue

16TH CREATIVITY AND IMPROVISATION DAYS Kristiina Liivik +372 516 3128 saue.mk@mail.ee www.noortejazz.ee The participants are children from different parts of Estonia and from neighbouring countries. They learn about various styles of improvisation in workshops dedicated to music, art, singing, acting and other areas. Children are instructed by professionals. The festival ends with a concert presenting their own work.

14.–16.06., Viimsi FESTIVAL OF WHITE NIGHTS

SA Rannarahva Muuseum +372 606 6941 festival@rannarahvamuuseum.ee www.rannarahvamuuseum.ee

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During the lightest nights of the year the festival offers enjoyable film and music in unusual venues.

15.–16.06., Vastseliina COUNTRY FAIR

Vastseliina Piiskopilinnuse SA +372 509 6301 vastseliina.laat@mail.ee www.vastseliina.ee/laat The fair, primarily meant for country people, offers entertainment, bargain hunt and diverse cultural programme for old and young alike. Visitors can buy handicraft and farm products. However, nobody will be disappointed as the extensive fair offers something for all tastes.

16.06., Jõesuu RÄVALA FEST

Jägala Linnamäe MTÜ, Janek Šafranovski +372 503 2774 janek@rebala.ee


VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY Rävala Fest is a cultural and hiking festival, introducing ancient Estonian landscapes, focusing on the Jägala hill fort in Jõesuu village. The history of various locations is explained and visitors can enjoy concerts in different venues.

The festival marks summer’s arrival in the summer capital Pärnu, presenting concerts, water sport events, and simple jolly undertakings for both the old and the young.

28.–30.06., Pärnu 21.–23.06., Pärnu WATER FESTIVAL “WATERGATE” Pärnu Festivalid OÜ info@watergate.ee www.watergate.ee

vide us with a look back into the past, presenting medieval customs, ethnic crafts, ancient skills and spiritual wealth. People come to buy and sell, learn and teach. There are mysteries and tournaments, enchanting musical rhythms, crazy dances during a medieval celebration and much more.

PÄRNU HANSEATIC DAYS MTÜ Pärnu Hansa Kultuurikoda +372 522 4592 mart.parnust@gmail.com hansa.parnu.ee

29.06.–4.08., Kabli

History is a storyteller of long-ago times. Pärnu Hanseatic Days pro-

MTÜ Kabli Festival +372 528 3186 eveli.loorents@gmail.com www.rannatee.ee/kablifestival

SUNSET FESTIVAL IN KABLI

SUNSET FESTIVAL IN KABLI

Photo: Kadri Teor

Kabli Sunset Festival takes place in a small coastal village Kabli and other villages nearby. During summer and the festival, the coastal villages become lively cultural and holiday places. The festival program offers events for four weeks. Different age and interest groups are welcome: there are concerts from classical music to jazz, sophisticated salon evenings, original village dance parties, activities on the beach, literature and film events.

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4.–7.07., Tallinn 14TH MEDIEVAL DAYS OF TALLINN

Eesti Rahvakunsti ja Käsitöö Liit +372 660 4772 info@folkart.ee www.folkart.ee The Medieval Days recreate an atmosphere of the flourishing Hanseatic era. A medieval market with workshops is organised on the Town Hall Square, musicians and dancers perform, and a medieval procession, theatre performances and excursions take place. A masters’ village, children’s workshops and many more exciting things are set up on Niguliste hill.

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY evening of 5 July and continues into the night.

5.–7.07., Karksi-Nuia

DAYS OF KARKSI TEUTONIC ORDER AND VILJANDI COUNTRYFOLK FESTIVAL Karksi Valla Kultuurikeskus Kai Kannistu +372 5198 1363 kai.kannistu@karksi.ee www.kultuurikeskus.karksi.ee

6.07., Põltsamaa 5.07., Kuressaare NIGHT AT THE KURESSAARE CASTLE Saaremaa Muuseum +372 455 7541, 5343 7886 raul@muuseum.tt.ee www.saaremaamuuseum.ee The undertaking in 2013 is already the third Night at the Kuressaare Castle. It takes place in the

PÕLTSAMAA TOWN AND CASTLE DAY Põltsamaa Kultuurikeskus +372 776 8579 irja@kultuurikeskus.eu info@kultuurikeskus.eu www.kultuurikeskus.eu

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cultural programme spreads out of the castle walls; the park and garden cafes are open just for the day to welcome visitors. Handicrafts market focuses on genuine Estonian crafts. Runners can participate in the Castle Race.

11.–13.07., Paide 11TH LIMESTONE DAYS OF PAIDE

Paide Kultuurikeskus Paide Linnavalitsus +372 384 9130 paide.kultuurikeskus@paide.ee paidekultuurikeskus.ee Professional sculptors produce limestone artworks. The limestone town (Weissentein) is already adorned by about one hundred sculptures made during previous festivals. There is also a diverse cultural programme: limestone workshops, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, films, city tours etc.

12.–14.07., Mooste MANOR CARNIVAL


VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY Tartu Muusikafestival +372 736 1561 info@hansapaevad.ee www.hansapaevad.ee

MANOR CARNIVAL

Photo: Heikki Leis

During the party the whole town exudes most different aromas: different eras, roasts and bread, tea and sweets, plants and animals. For the second time, a sporting event called triathlon takes place. Visitors are welcome to attend the fair, a Science Town on Toome Hill, an Art City at the riverbank, a Children’s Town near the Toy Museum, and many more fascinating events, and admire various theatre characters in the town centre. See you in Tartu!

MTÜ CHFD +372 5345 0825 birjuku@hotmail.com

12.–14.07., Tallinn

Manor Carnival takes place in Mooste manor park non-stop from July 12 to 14. In addition to music we offer you a diverse culture program, audio-visual odysseys through time and space, a great chance to dance, dance, dance...

Anna Murulauk +372 640 4780 anna.murulauk@tallinnlv.ee www.tallinnamerepaevad.ee

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20.–21.07., Haapsalu

INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL MTÜ Joogafestival +372 5635 6329 merit@joogafestival.ee www.joogafestival.ee www.facebook.com/joogafestival The best yoga teachers from Estonia and other countries conduct workshops, lectures, and yoga


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classes on various yoga styles from traditional to modern. The evening programme includes concerts of inspirational music and mantra chanting. You are also welcome to visit the health food market. The festival suits both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, part of the programme is in English.

27.–28.07., Jäneda

22ND ESTONIAN FARM DAYS OÜ Jäneda Mõis +372 505 4495 info@janedaturism.ee www.janedaturism.ee Estonian farm days have been held for decades. Jäneda is a meeting place for old friends, farmers and townspeople. The event includes a market, exhibitions, concerts.

August, Tallinn 9TH CULTURE FACTORY FESTIVAL

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY MTÜ Kultuuritehas Polymer info@kultuuritehas.ee www.kultuuritehas.ee The annual festival aims to introduce the culture factory Polymer and various artists, musicians and other creative people working there. An exhibition presents art by locals and artists from abroad. A multidisciplinary series of events called “Global Container” is organised, as well as concerts, workshops, a night market etc.

2.–3.08., Pärnu

PÄRNU 16TH GUILD DAYS Maarja-Magdaleena Gild +372 553 6321 info@maarjamagdaleenagild.ee www.maarjamagdaleenagild.ee The event offers genuine handicraft, introduces guild-type associations in Estonia and supports local handicraft traditions. The festival takes place in the Guild of Mary-Magdalene, the Steiner garden and in the smaller historical streets in the city centre.

3.–4.08., Kuressaare

17TH KURESSAARE MARITIME FESTIVAL Rutt Kõu rutt.kou@kuressaare.ee www.merepaevad.ee Kuressaare coastal area presents both old wooden boats and modern vessels. Visitors can admire them, take them out to the sea or purchase a boat on the spot. There is also a music and entertainment programme, a handicraft fair, a fish and a flea market, conferences on maritime topics and exhibitions.

8.–11.08., Lihula

LIHULA CULTURE DAYS Lihula Kultuurikeskus +372 477 8191 kultuurimaja@lihula.ee www.lihula.ee

9.–10.08., Tõrva

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VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY Tõrva Kultuurimaja +372 766 5332, 553 8491 maie.kala@torva.ee www.torva.ee

9.–11.08., Narva NARVA HISTORY FESTIVAL “NARVA BATTLE”

Narva Muuseumi Põhjaõu +372 359 9242 pohjaou@narvamuuseum.ee www.narvamuuseum.ee

Photo: Narva Linna Arenduse ja Ökonoomika Amet

In August, cannons and guns are fired, while the bastions are shroud-

ed with clouds of powder smoke in Narva Castle. “Narva Battle” is on! The festival is a reconstruction of one of the major battles in the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The battle between the Russian and the Swedish troops takes place for the 10th time in 2013. The participants of military historical clubs from different countries reconstruct the events in Narva Castle.

10.08., Mahu

6TH REED FESTIVAL Viru-Nigula Rahvamaja Ervin Lember

NARVA HISTORY FESTIVAL “NARVA BATTLE”

+372 527 8979 vnrahvamaja@hot.ee

10.08., Pärnu

AUGUST INSOMNIA. NIGHT OF THE ARTS IN PÄRNU MTÜ Kastan Taskus +372 508 4397 august@augustiunetus.ee www.augustiunetus.ee Pärnu with the summer about to end invites you to take the most of warm August nights, starry skies and a cosy company. You can enjoy the buzz, arts and culture from downtown to the beach on one night of the year only: theatre, literature, music, dance, fashion, cookery and much more.

10.08., Tõrva

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10.–17.08., Pärnu

PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL “AUGUST” MTÜ Arenduskeskus PRO MAGISTER +372 521 4210 teater@monomaffia.ee www.monomaffia.ee The new festival includes several fields of art. Some events in 2013: street festival “Message on the Wall”, a festival of new theatre and street theatre, and the week finishes with “Monomaffia” with 9 performances chosen by the festival’s artistic team. The 2013 festival relies on young people.

15.–18.08., Põlva County

8TH ECO FESTIVAL “GREENER LIFE 2013” SA Põlvamaa Arenduskeskus +372 506 6568 pak@polvamaa.ee www.ecofest.ee The festival introduces environment ally sustainable methods

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY that we can use in our everyday life. In various places of Põlva County seminars, trips and workshops are organised plus some jobs are undertaken together. Everybody is welcome to the big family day at the Põlva Peasant Museum with its organic food market, workshops and a concert.

16.–17.08.,Tartu 8TH EMAJÕGI RIVER FESTIVAL

Tiigi Seltsimaja +372 736 1561 info@tiigi.tartu.ee www.tartu.ee/emajoefestival Emajõgi River Festival is a wonderful meeting place for fishermen, swimmers, boat and ship captains – for everybody related to Emajõgi and those who are interested in its well-being.

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SA Valga Isamaalise Kasvatuse Püsiekspositsioon +372 512 1044 muuseum@isamaalinemuuseum.ee www.isamaalinemuuseum.ee

23.–25.08., Haapsalu

WHITE LADY FESTIVAL Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus +372 472 4470 info@kultuurimaja.ee www.valgedaam.kultuurimaja.ee Between the mysterious walls of Haapsalu Episcopal Castle lives the most famous Estonian legend – the legend of the White Lady. The White Lady Days, which always take place during the full moon dates in August, are dedicated to that legend.

6.–7.09., Karksi-Nuia

6TH KARKSI HONEY FESTIVAL Karksi-Nuia Aiandus- ja Mesindusselts


VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY Leili Nael, Kai Kannistu +372 5198 1363 kai.kannistu@karksi.ee www.kultuurikeskus.karksi.ee

6.–8.09., Haapsalu

SEE Teater MTÜ +372 473 32035669 8144 see@seeteater.ee www.seeteater.ee The event has two aims: a get-together for the owners of old vehicles, and looking back and remembering old times by enjoying exhibitions, culture and film programmes.

6.–8.09., Paide

9TH PAIDE FESTIVAL “COMMON CHORD” MTÜ Ühendus Weissenstein +372 5814 5981 rubis.leho0@gmail.com www.kolmkola.ee festival.weissenstein.ee

Photo: Kristina Kravets

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to visit, science cafes, film evenings, workshops on Town Hall Square, public debates, quizzes and a conference.

Teaduskeskus AHHAA +372 745 6789 ahhaa@ahhaa.ee www.ahhaa.ee

23.–24.09., Narva

RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT FESTIVAL 2013

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FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN MUSEUMS

Narva Muuseum, Aili Vester +372 359 9220 aili.vester@narvamuuseum.ee www.narvamuuseum.ee During the festival Nar va becomes the capital of Estonian


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museums. The Narva Castle offers a diverse selection of exhibitions compiled by Estonian museums.

14.–20.10., Tartu TARTU AUTUMN DAYS 2013

Ülikooli Kultuuriklubi, Katre Kipper +372 5815 0303 katre.kipper@studentdays.ee www.studentdays.ee

VARIOUS / INTERDISCIPLINARY The Tartu Spring and Autumn Days invite all the people in Tartu, especially students, to relax and enjoy the diverse festival programme, including cultural, entertainment and sporting events.

23.11.13.–8.01.14., Tallinn TALLINN CHRISTMAS MARKET 2013

TALLINN CHRISTMAS MARKET

Diana Harusoo +372 508 9771 info@christmasmarket.ee www.ChristmasMarket.ee www.facebook.com/jouluturg The market offers a wide choice of exciting goods, local caterers prepare Estonian Christmas food, from black pudding and sauerkraut to gingerbread and various drinks. Christmas music sets the mood. The chief dwarf organises games and competitions for children. Every weekend offers a special Christmas programme. There is of course a real Father Christmas who arrives with real reindeer.

1.–24.12., Tartu

CHRISTMAS CITY TARTU Tiigi Seltsimaja +372 736 1561 info@tiigi.tartu.ee joululinn.tartu.ee

Photo: Sergei Zjuganov

Christmas City Tartu offers an enjoyable Christmas season in cosy concert halls, in the churches and workshops. The city centre presents a nicely decorated Christmas tree, well-known Christmas songs – come and be a part of the tradition.

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CALENDAR 2013

FEBRUARY

JANUARY M T W 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

T 3 10 17 24 31

F 4 11 18 25

S S 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

M T W T 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

MAY

S 2 9 16 23

SEPTEMBER M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

M T 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

F S 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

S 7 14 21 28

M T W T F 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

M T W T F S 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

JULY M T 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

OCTOBER M T W 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

M T W T F S 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24

JUNE S 5 12 19 26

APRIL

MARCH

M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28

F 4 11 18 25

S S 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

61

T 4 11 18 25

F S 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

S 7 14 21 28

AUGUST W 3 10 17 24 31

T 4 11 18 25

NOVEMBER T 3 10 17 24 31

W 3 10 17 24

S 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

DECEMBER



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