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Three for the Weekend: Good things galore

Learn what's up this weekend in Latvia in our new 'Three for the Weekend' column.

Art in Daugavpils

Daugavpils is home to the Mark Rothko Art Center featuring originals by the Daugavpils-born abstract expressionist painter. The current exhibit of his works is on show until April 10 so hurry up! Entry to the center is free on Sunday, the last day when the works are here.

Meanwhile, two local exhibits dedicated to textiles and nature paintings are on show at the Daugavpils library, and of course the spacious Rothko Center features several local exhibitions as well. Plus you get to see a city many Latvians have never even been to.

Ballet in Rīga

The 21st International Baltic Ballet Festival kicks off Friday with a performance at the unlikely venue of Rīga's Central Railway station at 5 p.m.

The opening performance will feature dancers from Finland's Pori Dance Company and the Riga City Jazz Dance troupe.

The festival will this year feature Spanish flamenco troupe Karmena and Belgian modern dancers Opinion Public. 

Cello in Church

Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons will be on Friday 7 p.m. joining the Latvian Radio Choir at the St. John church in Rīga in a performance of Knut Nystedt's spiritual works where sounds of cello will intertwine with choral voices in what should surely be an ethereal rendition of a heavenly composer.

The concert will feature the young and talented cellist Kristaps Bergs and will also feature works by several Latvian classic composers. 

Info & tickets. 

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