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ESTO 2019 Final Gala Ball

Wed 3. July at 20:00 – Thu 4. July 2019 at 00:00
Lennusadam · Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn, Estonia

The festival’s final ceremonies chosen location, the Seaplane Harbour, is unique in its size and in its construction technology. The gala event will unfold in the extraordinary atmosphere of the Estonian Maritime Museum – right in the middle of the exhibits…  READ MORE >

Workshop “How to Teach My Child Estonian” (in English)

Sun 30. June 2019 at 13:00 – 16:00

Tartu Ülikool, auditoorium 140 · Ülikooli 18, Tartu, Estonia

”Emme, sa pead oma eesti keelt practice-ima”: Myths and Facts about Bilingualism by Virve-Anneli Vihman, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Senior Research Fellow in Tartu university…  READ MORE >

Canada Day party

Mon 1. July at 18:00 – Tue 2. July 2019 at 00:00
Kärbes Kitchen & Bar, Telliskivi Creative City · Telliskivi 60 A, C1, Estonia

July 1st is Canada Day. Since the ESTO tradition first started in Toronto in 1972, we continue to celebrate together with the Estonians of Canada. Come and try some Canadian cuisine…  READ MORE >

Documentary “Class of 1943 – Remember Us When We Are Gone”

Sun 30. June 2019 at 13:15 – 14:07
Estonian National Museum, ERM, Jakob Hurt´s Hall · Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia

Film based on incredible archival footage, tells the story of young men. The Russians occupied Estonia in 1940, the Germans only a year later. Conscription remained; the Germans needed young healthy conscripts as badly as the Russians had, and so, in the summer of 1943, the boys of class 4b of the Tartu Poeglaste gymnasium were drafted into the German army…  READ MORE >

Documentary “Funeral Diaries”

Mon 1. July 2019 at 15:30 – 17:30
Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

Three ministers have been invited from Estonia to serve the exile congregations in Toronto. By now, the main job of Jüri, Kalle and Mart is to bury the generation that fled Estonia in 1944. The documentary uses burials to talk about the disappearance of traditional funeral services and the profession of clergyman…  READ MORE >

Salakõrts DJ Vaiko Eplik “Pop Music from Estonian Artists Around the World 1958-1988”

Sun 30. June 2019 21.00 – Mon 1. July 01.00
Gunpowder Cellar · Lossi 28, Tartu, Estonia

Vaiko Eplik & Maarja Merivoo Parro has collected pop music produced by Estonian artists from around the world. ESTO Salakõrts is a perfect place to enjoy this music…  READ MORE >

Workshop “Workshop “Find Your Roots” and excursion in the National Archive (in English)

Sun 30. June 2019 at 13:00 – 16:00

National Archive, NOORA · Nooruse 3, Tartu, Estonia

With the help of Tõnis Türn and Birgit Kibal, family history buffs will gain a clearer picture of how to seek and find information on their Estonian forefathers. During the workshop, participants will learn simple methods for doing research independently and online to find information on one’s ancestors… READ MORE >

Salakõrts Urmas Kärner & the Puus Pros. Band

Sat 29. June at 21:00 – Sun 30. June 2019 at 01:00
Gunpowder Cellar · Lossi 28, Tartu, Estonia

– Urmas Kärner (New York) lead vocals, guitars, sick laughter
– Steven C. Brill (New York) bass guitar (+ killer lead riffs & harp, “Jaani”), vocals
– Mati Keerd (San Francisco) lead guitar, Strat / Marshall profundo, vocals
– Raoul Langvee (Toronto) percussion, jungle rhythms, vocals
– Mati Otsmaa (San Francisco) keyboards en fuego, vocals… READ MORE >

Documentary “Coming Home Soon. The Refugee Children from Geislingen”

Sun 30. June 2019 at 15:30 – 17:00
Estonian National Museum, ERM, Jakob Hurt´s Hall · Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia

What does it mean to leave your loved ones, everything, and everyone you know behind, because war breaks out in your country and your family is in danger?… READ MORE >

Documentary “Ahto. Chasing The Dream”

Tue 2. July 2019 at 13:00 – 14:45
Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

Ahto Valter had a constant craving for adventure. From 1930 to 1937, the young Estonian sailor crossed the Atlantic Ocean five times in a small sailboat, becoming an instant celebrity as he broke speed records and made headlines news… READ MORE >


The play of Rakvere Teater
Sunday, June 30 19:00 Estonian National Museum, Tartu
Last show!

Estonians abroad and at home
Toronto. Today. The journalist and politician will stick to the archives. They both have something to hide from each other… READ MORE >

Youth and the Future Seminar

Fri 28. June 2019 at 10:30 – 13:00. Doors open 10.15

The City Library OODI · Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland

The juvenile and informative seminar will chart young Estonians living around the world, in order to create a network and to take Estonianhood globally to a new level… READ MORE >

Guided tour in Helsinki

Thu 27. June 2019 at 17:30 – 19:00.

Senate square Helsinki · Unioninkatu 29, Helsinki, Finland

Guided tour in Helsinki, visiting places where Estonian politicians and cultural leaders in exil used to live, work and meet… READ MORE >

Documentary “Gulag 113”

Mon 1. July 2019 at 13:15 – 14:30
Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

In the summer of 1941, thousands of Estonian men were illegally mobilized into the Soviet Red Army by threat of force and violence against them and their families. In the smallest towns and larger cities, they were hastily rounded up by Soviet terror battalions and the NKVD as the Red Army prepared to retreat from the advancing German army and were sent to remote Gulag slave labour camps in the far corners of the Soviet Union… READ MORE >

Movie “Truth & Justice”

Tue 2. July 2019 at 15:30 – 18:30
Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

Young and energetic man Andres together with his wife Krõõt arrives to his new farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Robber’s Rise must become a place, that’ll take care of the family. Household needs a lot of work and consistency – battle with nature, fate and his spiteful neighbor Pearu begins… READ MORE >

ESTO 2019: Network meet-up Estonian Art & Artists

Tue 2. July 2019 at 13:00 – 16:00
Tallinn Art Space Gallery, T1 Mall of Tallinn · Peterburi maantee 2, Tallinn, Estonia

Exhibition of Estonian Artists collaboration collection Freedom in the 21st Century for the 100th Anniversary of Estonian Republic. Panel discussion on “Estonian culture is the Estonian fuel”. Short films about freedom with artists. Many of them are also present at screening… READ MORE >