Three for the Weekend: Beer, Poetry, Purvītis

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Enjoy a nice cold beer this weekend before turning to more sophisticated activities like poetry from around the world, or world-class local art.

Latvia BeerFest

From May 25 to May 29, the Latvia BeerFest is taking place at Vērmanes Garden. More than 50 breweries and caterers will take part in the festival, there will be concerts and a variety of entertainment. Entrance ticket price is EUR 5. More information available on

The Cafe of the World poetry

Poetry recital “The Café of the World” with the participation of Ukrainian poets Kateryna Kalytko (Катерина Калитко), Iya Kiva (Ия Кива) and Halyna Kruk (Галина Крук), Norwegian poet Morten Langeland, German poet Norbert Lange and Latvian poet Lauris Veips, as well as translators Elvīra Bloma, Māris Salējs, Ingmāra Balode, Dens Dimiņš and Kristaps Vecgrāvis is taking place as a part of the Punctum literary festival 2022. 

The recital takes place at Willa theater (Stabu Street 18c), May 27, 19:00. 


On May 28, the Latvian National Museum of Art opens an exhibition on the 150th anniversary of the legendary Latvian landscape painter Vilhelms Purvītis. By decision taken at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 2021, the 150th anniversary of Vilhelms Purvītis is entered in the calendar of the UNESCO celebratory days in 2022. The exhibition PURVĪTIS will be open until October 9.

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