Three for the Weekend: city festival, engaged walking, Pēteris Vasks

The heat has finally stepped down somewhat, and being outside might be easier and safer for most people. Take advantage of the weather and enjoy some outdoor events!

Var!Būt! city festival

On 30 and 31 July, a new city festival will take place in Riga, the cultural space “Hanzas perons” and their summer terrace - Var!Būt! (May!Be!).

More than 20 local and foreign musicians and bands will participate in the festival, including the Estonian indie rock band “Ewert and The Two Dragons”, the German minimalist pianist Niklas Paschburg, the Latvian band “Carnival Youth”, the jazz band “Very Cool People”, the hip-hop artist Ozols.

Only those who have received Covid-19 certificates will be able to attend the festival. See the festival's official website here.

Engaged Walking workshop

An engaged walking workshop -- a method exploring the 'choreography' of walk and the senses involved when exploring a city -- will be held July 31 at the Lielie kapi cemetery in Rīga.

The event description states: During the event series PILSĒTAS MAŅAS artists Edd Schouten, Reinis Lodziņš and Ernests Vilsons will be working individually, thematizing the experience of being in the city and exploring the city while looking for the alternative ways of doing that. In their works they will present different approaches to the same material – which is Riga’s urban space with all its layers, its complexity and its uniqueness. Riga isn’t small. There’s a lot to feel. Let’s go for a walk?

The workshop is held in English. Participation is free. Sign up here.

More information on the Facebook event.

Pēteris Vasks concert

July 31, Mežotnes Castle in Bauskas municipality will host an instrumental concert of Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks' music - Pēteris Vasks ielūdz. Vasara. Mežotne. Tickets are available here.

Entry to the event with a Covid-19 certificate.


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