Classical music connoisseurs along the west coast of Latvia are about to enjoy some high-class entertainment with the arrival of the SENSUS music festival in Liepaja and Ventspils on July 12-15.
Starting June 16 about 700 Latvians are singing and dancing in Esslingen in a three-day event commemorating the song and dance festival Latvian war refugees held in the city 70 years ago, in 1947.
The Health Ministry has pulled a poster advertising an exhibition by Polish artist Artur Żmijewski's from a medicine museum it owns. The poster, featuring two naked men, one of whom one is missing a leg, would have promoted Żmijewski's Blindspots on the facade of the Riga Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine.
Classical violinist and conductor Gidons Krēmers on June 11 became a member of the Pour le Mérite order, a decoration awarded by the German President.
Latvia's dedicated youth-oriented radio station pieci.lv (with which LSM is affiliated) has won a European Union award for its charity fundraising activities.
In Latvia we sometimes do things differently. That includes our morning news shows, which typically feature musical performances such as this one.
Here's a few events you might be interested in while you're in Latvia for the weekend.
A series of festive concerts at train stations across Latvia got underway in Daugavpils May 26 with a memorable feast of song and dance outside the central station.
Electronic music, eye-candy-accompanied poetry as well as geometric art are in store for the weekend.
Did you know Riga had plans for building a metro? In The Riga that isn't there. Maps and Plans the Latvian Museum of Architecture explores the Rigas that could have been but did not come to pass.
Visitors taking advantage of free admission and additional access to hundreds of museums and other official buildings on this year's 'Museum Night' May 20 were rewarded with balmy weather and an amazing array of cultural discoveries.
The 2018 Latvian Song and Dance Festival will have more tickets for sale and fewer invitations doled out to officials and participants, organizers say.
The Museum Night is taking place on May 20 with museums pulling all-nighters across Latvia to offer good fun for everyone.
On 12 May in Tallinn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Sven Mikser, presented the Languages Award by the Latvian and Estonian Foreign Ministries to translator Livia Viitol.
These are our cultural suggestions for the marathon weekend.
DJs and workers at Latvia's national youth radio station, pieci.lv (with which LSM is affiliated) have reacted with surprise to moves by its regulator to make it play only Latvia-made music, reports Latvian Radio.
Latvia's famous bird webcams got another addition with the nest of a great bittern with its young now being streamed online. The nest is located in the northern part of the Engure lake.
The European Film Promotion has named ten outstanding young directors from Europe. The list includes Latvia's Liene Linde with her film Seven Awkward Sex Scenes.
It's Eurovision. Triana Park is (are?) competing on behalf of Latvia. It's happening in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, under the slogan "Celebrate Diversity". Let's see if they do and more importantly whether Triana Park makes it to the final!
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Hold on to your sequinned beanie caps, Eurovision fans, as the annual extravaganza of harmonic overstatement gets under way on the evening of May 9 with Latvia participating in the first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Latvia's second largest city Daugavpils, though of an average size compared to the great European cities, has produced an abundant crop of Jewish artists and public characters. How come? The answer harkens back to the Russian Empire, when Latgale was part of the Pale of Settlement, reported LTV7 on May 7.
The use of a question as a headline is usually an indicator that the writer lacks the courage of their conviction, and that appears to be the case in a report in the UK press about the possible presence of a phantom penis on stage during Latvia's Eurovision song contest rehearsal.
The choir that will represent Latvia in a new contest styling itself Eurovision for choirs has been selected.
Exotic blue morpho butterflies have made their way from South America to the University of Latvia Botanical Garden. Visitors are invited to step into a world of blue from April 28 to May 7.
The new Latvian National Library building, often called The Castle of Light, on April 28 welcomed its millionth visitor since it was opened in 2014.
World film, classical music and Brazilian street music are among things you can do in Latvia this weekend.
The fourth annual Riga Pasaules Film festival (Riga World Film festival) takes place April 27-30.
Writer and journalist Osvalds Zebris was named among the twelve recipients of an EU literature award on April 21.
This weekend we offer looking at Edvard Munch, world films on refugees, as well as going to a concert of Russian vaporwave music.
Two movies shot in Latvia and co-funded by the state will compete at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Latvia's Film Angels Productions partook in the making of both Sergei Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature and György Kristóf's debut feature Out.