Three for the Weekend: Ice, Wall, War

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The weekend tips are here, this time sharing the theme of wandering around and looking around. Hope you have a great weekend!

Jelgava Ice Festival 

The 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival will take place February 3 to 5 throughout the city of Jelgava: on Jānis Čakste Boulevard, Postal Island (Pasta sala), and the concert hall Mītava. Sculptors from 12 countries have competed to display their skill, with more than 60 objects placed throughout the city. 

On February 3, the festival will be open from 18:00 to 22:00, while at the weekend from 10:00 to 22:00. 

More information is found on the Jelgava website.

Dismantling the Wall

From February 3, 2023, to January 12, 2025, the Latvian National Museum of Art (Rīga, Jaņa Rozentāla Square 1) will house a new exhibition 'Dismantling the Wall. Latvian art 1985–1991' telling the story of Latvia's artistic processes in the time of social-political changes. The works of over 20 Latvian artists will be displayed.

On the opening night, February 3, 18:00, a live performance by Ukrainian artist Daria Kalashnikova "How long can this all last?" will take place. 

More information on the Museum's website.

'Together with Ukraine' exhibition

From January 27 to April 15, 2023, in Liepāja concert hall 'Lielais Dzintars' (Radio Street 8), a photo exhibition by Veronika Simoņenkova 'Together with Ukraine' is on display. The photo exhibition documents the time of the Ukrainian war and gives a human dimension to the political discourse. 

The concert hall and exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 15:00.

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