Three for the Weekend: Film buffs rejoice

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While the obvious highlight of the weekend is the Riga International Film Festival, there are plenty of cultural goodies to choose to attend over the coming days in Latvia.


In a ten-day run starting October 13, the Rīga International Film Festival is currently taking place.

Featuring meetings with directors and industry professionals, alongside screenings of modern movies and classics, the festival is a must-visit for any film buff.

It's divided into eight different programs so you can find what you like easily. 


The Antonija gallery in Rīga is showing conceptual art from the collection of Estonian Matti Milius until November 5.

His collection leans heavily on the works of renowned Russian conceptual artists like Ilya Kabakov, Sven Gundlah and others, and this is a wonderful chance to see art of 


The Sound Forest experimental music festival is taking place until October 16 with Zebra Katz, King Midas Sound + Fennesz, as well as Tropic of Cancer, and others performing at the Daile music hall On October 14 and 15.

While on October 16 the festival moves to Daugavpils' Mark Rothko Center with performances by M.E.S.H. and Thomas Lehn.

Other smaller events like that of metal talents Tesa, who routinely tour abroad, and of the up-and-coming indie act Polifauna are also taking place.

For those who prefer the time-tested to the new, Imants Kalniņš' classical symphonies will be playing in Jūrmala on Saturday by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. 

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