Culture Night 2019
On 31st August there are concerts, spectacles, workshops, exhibitions and exciting thematic tours taking place all over Tallinn city centre.
Free entry if ticket information is not mentioned.
Town Hall Square stage
6 p.m. The festival ‘Towers of Tallinn’ presents: David O’Brock (vocals) and The Brass Band of the Tallinn University of Technology
8 p.m. Púr Múdd & Andreas Poom
9.30 p.m. Don Ulvik on drums & a fire show by Mystika Dance Studio
The yard of Luscher & Matiesen
10 Toom-Rüütli Street
6 p.m. Magic show. Meelis Kubo & Charlekas
7 p.m. Inger
Church of the Holy Spirit
2 Pühavaimu Street
4 p.m. Early music ensemble Musica Antiqua Russia (St. Petersburg), Vladimir Shulyakovskiy and Andres Mustonen with friends
St. Catherine’s Church
14a Vene Street
10.30 p.m. Erki Pärnoja & Peedu Kass
There are limited number of seats!
St. John’s Church
1 Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)
5 p.m. Koit Toome & Jorma Puusaag
The courtyard of the Maiden’s Tower
9a Lühike jalg Street
6 p.m. Puuluup
7.30 p.m. The legacy of the songwriter Urmas Alender, performed by Margus Vaher & Tarmo Sillaots
Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
10 Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)
8 p.m. Liisi Koikson & Band: Raun Juurikas – keyboards and electronics, Marti Tärn - base, Martin Petermann – drums
There are limited number of seats!
The courtyard of the Estonian Museum of Natural History
29a Lai Street
6 p.m. Concert of the Tallinn Chamber Choir
Creative Hub Garden PADA
6 Kalasadama Street
8 p.m. The festival ‘Towers of Tallinn’ presents: Siim Aimla Funk Band. Members: Siim Aimla (saxophone), Jason Hunter (trumpet), Sten Valdmaa (trombone), Artis Boriss (keyboards), Paul Daniel (guitar), Henno Kelp (bass), Juki Laanesaar (drums)
OPEN AIR CINEMA
Harju Hill, the Square of 20th August
9.30 p.m. The documentary Tuulte tahutud maa (The Wind Sculpted Land, 2018) A film devoted to Estonian wild nature, directed by Joosep Matjus. Open Air Cinema provided by MTÜ Elektriteater. With English and Russian subtitles.
EXCURSIONS (Only in Estonian)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. City tour ‘Tallinn in the Danish days – the oldest places and buildings in town’ guided by Tõnu Pedaru. Meet-up in the courtyard of the Maiden’s Tower near the cannon, 9a Lühike jalg Street.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tour at the Carved Stone Museum ‘Masterpieces of carved stone art in Tallinn’ guided by Risto Paju. Meet-up in the foyer of Kiek in de Kök, 2 Komandandi Street.
8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nocturnal Old Town with Jaak Juske. Meet-up by the Fat Margaret Tower, 70 Pikk Street
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME (Only in Estonian)
Tallinn Central Library
8 Estonia Avenue
11 a.m. How to make a reading diary? Together, we will make a reading diary, where you can list all the books you have read.
12 p.m. Playing reading games. Through different games developed by speech therapists and teachers, we will learn letters of the alphabet and practice reading.
1 p.m. Murder Mystery. We will seek for hints and solve the mystery. Open for children and youths from 11 to 17. Pre-registration via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 p.m. Puzzle challenge. We will put together a puzzle with a picture of the Old Town on it. A scoreboard will be drawn up within an hour. Prizes for the fastest ones!
3 p.m. Orienteering game in the Old Town. Meet-up at the department of Children and Youth Literature of the Central Library (8 Estonia Avenue)
4 p.m. Book Bingo
Additional information: From the Children and Youth Services Centre of the Central Library by calling 683 0914 or via e-mail at email@example.com
16 Kotzebue Street
9 p.m. Kalamaja Ghost Tour. Is it haunting in Kalamaja? Where are its darkest and creepiest corners? Which legends and stories have a local background? A large number of the tales in the museum have been collected from the older inhabitants of Kalamaja. The tour is suitable for the whole family. We will meet up in front of the Kalamaja Museum. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the day: a pop-up photo exhibition by photographer Tatjana Mäeots. At the Stroomi Centre. Organised by the Northern Tallinn Administration
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Kaitstud linn’ (‘Protected City’) and the exhibition ‘Dannebrog and Estonia from 1219 to 2019’. Tickets €6/€10. Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum, 2 Komandandi Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Minu vaba riik’ (‘My Free Country’). Tickets €6/€8/€16. Maarjamäe Palace, Maarjamäe History Centre, 56 Pirita Road
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Duubel ÜKS’ (‘Take ONE’). Tickets €6/€8/€16. Estonian Film Museum, Maarjamäe History Centre, 56 Pirita Road
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibition ‘Eesti. Talu. Film. Taluarhitektuur Eesti filmis’ (‘Estonia. Farm. Film. Farm architecture in Estonian film’. Tickets €6/€8/€16. Estonian Film Museum, Maarjamäe History Centre, 56 Pirita Road
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Vabaduse kõla! Eesti levimuusika lugu’ (‘Sound of Freedom! The story of Estonian popular music’). Tickets €4/€6/€12. Maarjamäe Stables, Maarjamäe History Centre, 56 Pirita Road
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pop-up exhibition ‘Eurovisuaalne’ (‘Euro-visual!’). Tickets €4/€6/€12. Maarjamäe Stables, Maarjamäe History Centre, 56 Pirita Road
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Visa hing. 11 000 aastat Eesti ajalugu’ (‘Spirit of Survival. 11,000 years of Estonian history’). Tickets €6/€8/€16. Great Guild Hall, 17 Pikk Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Permanent exhibition ‘Lood ja laulud’ (‘Stories and Songs’). Tickets €3/€6/€12. Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, 12 Müürivahe Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibition ‘Minu laulupeo lugu’ (‘The Story of my Song Festival’). Tickets €3/€6/€12. Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, 12 Müürivahe Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ‘LIMITLESS Exhibition’. Tauno Kangro (sculptures) and Yury Khorev (paintings). Design and Architecture gallery, 6 Pärnu Road
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibition by Jüri Arrak ‘Roheline tuli’ (‘Green Light’). Tallinn City Gallery, 13 Harju Street
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition ‘Hea olemise kunst’ (‘The Art of Being Good’). Tickets €3/€6. Tallinn Art Hall, 8 Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition ‘Throbwerk’. The Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse väljak 6 (Freedom Square)
2 p.m. Curated tour at the exhibition ‘Linn hämaruses – öövaateid Tallinna Linnamuuseumi kunsti- ja fotokogust’ (‘City in the dark – nocturnal frames from the art and photography collection of the City Museum’). Tickets €4/€6. Museum of Photography, 4/6 Raekoja Street
3 p.m. Tour at the exhibition ‘Linn hämaruses – öövaateid Tallinna Linnamuuseumi kunsti- ja fotokogust’ (‘City in the dark – nocturnal frames from the art and photography collection of the City Museum’) (in Russian). Tickets €4/€6. Museum of Photography, 4/6 Raekoja Street
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?
12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Snelli Street Culture Festival 2019.
The festival programme presents a broad variety of themes and challenges for even the most demanding of tastes. There are plenty of activities as well as creative gatherings taking place, not to mention good music, street food stalls, and even a cosy leisure area, where you can spend time with friends. It is possible to try out football and basketball skills as well as participate in street dance competitions. Street circus workshops, a slackline, a climbing wall, and other street art activities definitely make this day worth to remembering!
There are outdoor games and volleyball workshops taking place at the Youth Centre area and street music on the Central Library area. You can refresh your mind and gain knowledge at the roundtable ‘The youth of Snelli speak’, which focuses on health, photography, street art, geocaching in the city, and many other fascinating topics.
There is also a stage programme presenting youth bands as well as the groups ÖED and Lepatriinu.
New activities will be continuously added to the programme. Updates can be found at www.tallinn.ee/tanavakultuurifestival or under the Facebook event called ‘Snelli tänavakultuurifestival 2019’. The festival is organised by the Sports and Youth Department of Tallinn together with the students from the Tallinn University under the project ELU.
Snelli stadium and Toompark
4 p.m. The play ‘Dawra’. The play has been inspired by the dances and culture of the Middle East. Pelgulinn Community Centre, 56 Telliskivi Street
7 p.m. Concert Oboe d’amore – armunud oboesse. Olev Ainomäe 65. (‘Oboe d’amore – In love with the oboe. The 65th birthday of Olev Ainomäe) Tickets €13.50/€17.50. St. Nicholas’ Church, 3 Niguliste Street
6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Night of Ancient Lights at the Seaplane Harbour. With Estonian Voices, Artistic Flow Studio, and DJ Peeter Ehala. Seaplane Harbour, 6 Vesilennuki Street
7 p.m. WEST SIDE STORY, a musical by L. Bernstein. Estonian National Opera. Tickets €16–44
7 p.m. Arvo Pärt Days 2019: concert play Surmatants (Death Dance) / Nargenfestival 2019. Noblessner Foundry. Tickets €25–50
8.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. The Night of Ancient Lights at Kakumäe beach.
9 p.m. SAAL Biennaal 2019: FLORENTINA HOLZINGER (Austria-Belgium) Apollon. Kanuti Guild Hall. Tickets €12/€16
11.30 p.m. House music presented by the party series Bianca. Pre-booked tickets €7/€10/€12; at the venue €15.