Three for the Weekend: Dragon Walk, Werewolf Story, Contemporary Art

For this weekend, we offer a range of different activities for different tastes.

2024 dragon walks

2024 is the year of the dragon. To mark this, the municipality of Valmiera has developed three walks -- a dragon's head, tail, and wing -- in three towns of the area.

In Valmiera, you can walk the dragon's head silhouette, in Rūjiena - the wing, whereas in Mazsalaca - the tail. All walks are around 10 kilometers long and lead you both along city streets and nature trails. Each walk also has a number of tasks set up along the route.

The walks are available in GPX format on

Concert-story "Old Thiess, the Werewolf"

In 2024, 333 years pass since a court trial in Cēsis, where an 80-year-old witness revealed he'd been a werewolf most of his life. The Cēsis Concert Hall begins the season with a concert-story dedicated to the event, with Latvian Radio choir, Matīss Čudars on the guitar, Ivars Arutjunians on percussion and Kaspars Putniņš conducting. 

The concert takes place January 27 at 19:00. More information on the Facebook event page.

Open Call 2023 exhibitions

From January 19 to February 25 three Open Call 2023 exhibitions will be on display at the contemporary art gallery Kim? (Sporta Street 2k-1, Rīga). Open Call is an annual contest for the new generation of artists.

The three exhibits on display are Annemarija Gulbe's "Faith to Believe – Or Not", Karlīna Mežecka's "Archive of Fragility", and Ieva Jakuša and Gundega Strauberga's "Cheap Destinations".

More information is available on the gallery's website.

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