Lamprey festival in Carnikava
The slimy, delicious lamprey is a staple for fishermen in Carnikava. Though it seems that the numbers of these fishes are declining, it doesn't stop the town of Carnikava from celebrating a delightfully strange festival dedicated to the jawless, suction-powered lamprey.
The festival starts on August 20 and continues throughout the day. Compete in the lamprey eating contest; have a sip from the 400-liter lamprey soup prepared by local councilmen; walk to the place where the Gauja river meets the sea, and perhaps the lamprey king, a staple at the festival, will grant you a wish or two.
Photos from the previous events are available HERE.
Danish cinema in Rīga
From August 19 to August 21 a selection of Danish films will be screened at the Splendid Palace movie theater in Rīga. Among the films are pieces by Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, Per Fly and Christina Rosendahl.
Info and tickets (Latvian).
Dance like you're crazy in Rīga
The ONE ONE night club in Rīga will host the Techno Music Night featuring seasoned musicians and a considerable dose of stroboscope action.
Performing will be musicians and visual artists from the RIOT team, alongside KODEK and V I Z.
The event page on Facebook.