Three for the Short Weekend: Osokins, Vērmanes garden, money-free shop

Take note – story published 3 years ago

This weekend in Latvia, in contrast to the previous one, is short - due to a transferred workday from Monday May 3 to Saturday, May 8. Regardless, here are some tips to enjoy your free time. By the way, Sunday is Mother's day - don't forget!

Osokins - for Beethoven

On Friday, May 7 at 19:00, Latgale embassy GORS will livestream pianist Andrejs Osokins' solo-program "Osokins - for Beethoven". 

The program, along with Beethoven's “Sonata quasi una fantasia” or the Moonlight sonata, will include Schuman and Chopin's miniatures and Rakhmaninov's prelude. 

You can watch the event live on GORS website.

Vērmanes Garden spring fair

Vērmanes Garden in the center of Rīga is once again home to a spring fair. On May 7 from 12:00 to 17:00 and May 8 and 9 from 10:00 to 17:00 the fair will be open for customers while complying with all epidemiological safety measures. Local producers and craftsmasters will sell their goods. An outdoor cafe will also be open.

More information is available on Facebook.

Barter shop Brīvbode - walk-in Saturday 

Barter-exchange shop Brīvbode is organizing a walk-in Saturday at its Āgenskalns location on Meža Street 4. 

From 12:00 to 19:00 you can drop in to Brīvbode anytime and exchange some of your items - clothes, decor, seeds, toys, books - for others. Normally, a time would have to be booked in advance.

All three locations will be open on Saturday - Āgenskalns, Meža Street 4; center, Turgeņeva Street 13; Čiekurkalns, Viskaļu Street 36.

You can read more about Brīvbode on our other story or their page on Facebook.


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